© Stan MullerMV Europa, Past and Present

MV Europa

© Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Finland (Yard No. 495) for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $ 260 million
  • Length: 198.52 m (overall) 179.90m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 24.0m
  • Depth: 18.0m
  • Draught: 6.1m
  • Tonnage: 28,437 gross/9,205 net/3,252 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 7-cylinder and two 8-cylinder, ABB 7100 MAN B&W diesels
  • Propulsion/Propellers: Diesel-electric (21,600kW)/2 azimuthing pods (13.3 MW each)
  • Speed: 21.0 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 7
  • Capacity: 410 passengers
  • Crew: 264
  • Call Sign: C6QK8
  • IMO Number: 9183855
  • Official Number:732187
  • Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas

Current Location

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November 17th 1998: Keel struck.

March 13th 1999: Launched.

September 9th 1999: Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas.

September 15th 1999: Christened in Hamburg.

© Stan Muller  © Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

September 17th 1999: Entered service, cruising.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Jen Boldt  © Jen Boldt

© Jen Boldt

© Jen Boldt

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Jens Boldt and Stan Muller for their assistance in producing this feature.

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