Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa, one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships arrives in Falmouth on Friday morning from Dartmouth.

The vessel sailed from Hamburg on Tuesday to circumnavigate the UK with Kiel being her final destination.

Both Europa and the two-year-old Europa 2 have been awarded five stars plus by the Berlitz Guide to Cruising by editor Douglas Ward.

Douglas, described by many as the the world’s foremost cruise expert, said: “For the first time in the 29 year history of the Berlitz rating two ships made it into the exclusive 5-star-plus category. 

“No other ships currently achieve the high standards that Europa and Europa 2 and their crews set.”
But we will have to wait until 2016 to see Europa 2 in Falmouth. Dockmaster Captain Tony Lowe has taken a provisional booking for the 42,000-ton ship.