Vegan meets Michelin-star Dining on Hapag-Lloyd Luxury CruisesPosted on 03/20/2017
If you associate modern German culture with a focus on health and world-leading quality, it will be no surprise to learn that small-ship German cruise line Hapag-Lloyd now has a first-class vegetarian and vegan dining option.
Its Europa 2 is the height of small-ship casual luxury (no ties!). Only 500 guests share a yachting / exclusive resort atmosphere that's been awarded 5+ stars by Berlitz' Cruise Guide 2017.
With flexible mealtimes, no fixed seating plans and plenty of tables for two, gastronomy on board the EUROPA 2 is all about variety and flexibility. For only 500 guests, there are an astonishing seven restaurants to choose from, including the main Weltmeere restaurant, a sushi bar and three specialty restaurants offering French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Now, as more luxury cruise travelers than ever - both Europeans and North Americans - are looking for ways to stay healthy and follow wellness lifestyles even when traveling, dining on the premiere ship Europa 2' has expanded vegetarian and vegan offerings:
· New: Expansion of the vegetarian menu
· More than 80 diverse dishes
· Partnership with Michelin-starred chef Michael Hoffmann
Working alongside Europa 2’s own chef de cuisine, top chef Michael Hoffmann developed a menu exclusively for the 5-stars-plus luxury ship, inspired by his own vegetarian cuisine. Thanks to high demand, the selection has now been expanded to give Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ guests an even wider choice of vegetarian dishes.
First-class Vegetarian and Vegan menus:
For those passengers who like to eat vegetarian food, each restaurant offers a special menu to reflect the restaurant’s culinary style.
There is also a changing menu of vegetarian dishes served at lunchtime and in the evenings at the Yacht Club, the popular, buffet-style restaurant on board the luxury ship.
These have been developed together with Michael Hoffmann. Best known as the former CEO and proprietor of the Michelin-starred Margaux restaurant in Berlin (from 2003 to 2014), Hoffmann set new standards in terms of the sustainability and ethics of cooking with his vegetarian cuisine.
The high level of demand on board the Europa 2 is proof that his vegetarian dishes are very popular with guests who can't always find premium quality vegan and vegetarian cuisine when they travel. With more than 80 different dishes, discerning vegan and vegetarian cruise guests can now enjoy even more variety on their culinary voyage of discovery.
Part of a Holistic, European Approach to Wellness:
Vegan and vegetarian gastronomy is complemented by a disproportionately vast spa/health space on the Europa 2.
Over 800 square meters/8600 square feet of health center and spa on one deck of the ship.
And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.
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