Hapag-Lloyd bilingual cruises

This item appears on page 92 of the November 2008 issue.

Hapag-Lloyd is offering bilingual cruises in 2009 on which travel documents, daily programs, entertainment, shore excursions, announcements, safety drills and menus will be in English as well as German. The crew also will speak English.

The Europa will offer seven bilingual cruises, and the two expedition ships Hanseatic and Bremen will offer a total of 15. Itineraries are available for Arctic, Antarctic, South America, South Seas, Asia and Europe cruises.

Example — a 20-day Amazon cruise from Belem, Brazil, to Iquitos, Peru, aboard the Bremen costs €9,102-€15,872 (near $1,342-$23,410) per person, double, including fuel surcharges. Contact a travel agent or visit www.hl-cruises.com.