These are both said to be the most wonderful ships afloat, the award winning Europa and Europa 2 are the only two ships of this huge shipping company’s cruise business. You will see Hapag Lloyd containers in every dock, this company knows the sea!

Previously part of TUI, that all changed in a turbulent year, 2017. TUI sold all its shares in the 170-year old shipping companies cruise arm; TUI AG, the tourism company to which Hapag-Lloyd belonged between the late 1990s and March 2009, completely divested itself of its remaining shares in the liner shipping company. The last 8.5 million shares were sold to other investors for €244.4 million. Since late March 2017, approximately 6 million Hapag-Lloyd shares changed hands in transactions that brought TUI an additional €162.3 million.

It is not clear exactly who the new shareholders are who now collectively own the 7.9 percent share in Hapag-Lloyd that TUI recently had. However, the shares might have gone into the pool of free float shares. This pool contains all the shareholders who own a share of less than 5 percent in the company. TUI (when still named Preussag AG) only purchased Hapag-Lloyd for the tourism-related lines of business and holdings.

HAPAG LLOYD

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

At Doris Visits chat sites we encourage everyone to share their positive cruise experiences

Worst places for Pick Pockets

I am pretty streetwise but I have been pick pocketed twice.

Getting VISA’s without being ripped off

Visas and passports can be a minefield. There are so many companies out there just trying to take your money. 

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

Living permanently on a cruise ship

Say NO to the retirement home. There are people who live permanently

Hop On, Hop Off ! We have a discount code for you

Going away before the end of the year, if you are thinking of using the city sightseeing red bus,

MS Europa 2 – the highest rated cruise ship in the world !!

MS Europa 2 is operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, a German-based arm or TUI

P&O AZURA – Moves to homeport to Valletta for the Greek Islands & Croatia

A Doris Visits tool to see all AZURA Future Cruises on one page

Dress Code & Cruising – live and let live (within the CONTRACTUAL rules)

Cruising is about dressing up for most people, but you can dress down

Wheelchairs, access and mobility at sea; is it all changing? Will you be looked after by Robots?

Robots are now working on two cruise lines, and may soon be caring for those who need help.

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

Is Birmingham is London’s best Airport – Fly-cruise is the future.

When you finish your transit flight, your bags

Worst places for Pick Pockets

I am pretty streetwise but I have been pick pocketed twice.

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