© Stan MullerMV Europa – Past and Present

MV Europa

© Stan Muller

Europa © Stan Muller (Antwerp, 15/06/2015)

Steel twin ‘Azipod’ motor vessel built in 1999 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland (Yard No. 495) as a passenger (cruise) ship 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: 2 x 7-cylinder and 2 x 8-cylinder, ABB 7100 MAN B&W diesels
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric (21,600kW)
  • Propellers: 2 x ABB ‘Azipod’ azimuthing pods, each rated at 13.3 MW
  • Speed: 21.0 knots
  • Stabilisers: Fincantieri 2 x 11 sqm
  • Bow Thrusters: x 2
  • Passenger Decks: 7
  • Capacity: 408 passengers
  • Cabins: 204
  • Crew: 264
  • Call Sign: C6QK8
  • MMSI Number: 308007000
  • IMO Number: 9183855
  • Official Number: 732187
  • Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas


Current Location

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History

November 28th 1997: Contract date.

November 17th 1998: Keel struck.

March 13th 1999: Launched by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Helsinki, Finland.

September 9th 1999: The MV Europa was delivered to Hapag-Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas.

September 15th 1999: Christened in Hamburg, Germany.

© Stan Muller  © Stan Muller

© Stan Muller (Antwerp, 15/06/2015)

September 17th 1999: Entered service with Hapag Lloyd offering 5 star plus cruising.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (Dover, 14/09/2005)

© Jen Boldt  © Jen Boldt

© Jen Boldt

© Jen Boldt

September 27th – October 13th 2017: To Hamburg for a refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard. Work included enhancements to the spa and other public spaces in addition to significant work on the ship’s diesel electric propulsion system.

November 28th 2017: Registered owner Hapag-Lloyd (Bahamas) Ltd, Manager: Columbia Cruise Services GmbH & Co. KG

July 9th 2019: Arrived in Dover.

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)  © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

Dover 09/07/19 © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)


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, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Stan Muller for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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