Cruising on the Europa 2, a Floating Art Gallery

CN Traveler | Adam Popescu:

How to go on a trip with Damien Hirst and David Hockney.

Eight hundred and ninety pieces. That’s how many individual works of art are aboard theEuropa 2, the three-year-old luxury ship from German company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. It’s a staggering amount of paintings, prints, and sculptures from artists old and new, and a collection totaling many millions. But despite the strong display, this isn’t necessarily an art-themed cruise, nor do you need an avant-garde pedigree to enjoy this ship. Picture this: while you cruise the Maya Riviera—or sail through the tropical waters of Southeast Asia, or around the horn of Africa—you’ll be doing so on what’s essentially a floating gallery… Read more

Image: Courtesy Hapag-Lloyd. The Europa 2 has one of the most expensive—and possibly only—major maritime collections