13. Hapag Lloyd

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.

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

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.

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. 

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Choosing your Cabin on a cruise ship

Ships are travelling at sea and can be both noisy and bumpy. There is a logic to apply.

Solo Cruising, travelling as a single does not mean cruising alone – our new Single Cruisers Chat Site.

Single, and cruising solo?

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

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

There is a knack to finding the best bits of a location. Postcards!

Essential packing for a cruise

Another cruise ship comedian,

Choosing your Cabin on a cruise ship

Ships are travelling at sea and can be both noisy and bumpy. There is a logic to apply.

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. 

Cruises that explore can be hard on the feet. What to pack (2)?

Remember the disco song, ‘Dance yourself Dizzy’. Some cruises have you ‘walk til dizzy’.

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