Hapag-Lloyd Cruises names GLP Worldwide Canadian representative

TORONTO — GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel & Tours, which represents a wide range of cruise and land products in Canada, now represents Hapag-Lloyd Cruises in Canada.

Many may think the Hamburg-based is a huge container shipping company only but the line also has another division and owns four luxury cruise ships that sail all around the world with many ports of call in Europe, Asia and Africa.

It is one of the oldest shipping companies in the world going back to the 19th century.

“For those well versed with cruising, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is the ultimate in luxury ship cruising with exceptional service and activities on board,” said Alan Law, director of sales and marketing for GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours. “In Canada they are not known but for those seeking elegance, range of activities, superb cuisine and fascinating itineraries Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will never disappoint even the most discerning traveller.”

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises operates four ships: MS Europa, MS Europa 2 – the newest ship to join the fleet, MS Hanseatic and the MS Bremen. The MS Europe 2 was awarded the Berlitz Cruise Guide’s 2014 highest rating of 5-stars plus – the only ship to be awarded such an honour. Both the MS Hanseatic and the MS Bremen are Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ two expedition ships.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises feature the culinary creations of Michelin-starred chef Dieter Miller on board the MS Europa. In 2014, GLP Worldwide is featuring ‘Connoisseurs of Cuisine’ cruises that not only focus on luxury but gourmet cuisine for culinary enthusiasts. These gourmet-themed cruises will feature top chefs and culinary experts from traditional German cuisine to Italian ice cream makers.

For all of the Connoisseurs of Cuisine cruises, Hapag-Lloyd will be using its newest ship in the fleet, the EUROPA 2. This 5-star plus 500 passenger luxury ship combines the latest technology and design trends with a casual and stylish ambience. The suites are incredibly spacious and amongst the largest.

Cuisine takes centre stage with seven restaurants on board from romantic fine dining to casual grill options and even Asian specialty dishes. Spa, pools, entertainment centre and lounges will keep guests occupied.

Hapag-Lloyd features many themed cruises for families, golfers, music lovers, short excursions and international expeditions. For complete details on itinerary, pricing, terms and conditions, visit GLP Worldwide at glpworldwide.com/products/Hapag-Lloyd-Cruise/.