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Europa (1981)
 
Europa - SuperStar Europe - Superstar Aries - Holiday Dream - Bleu de France
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards of the 1981 cruise ship Europa of Hapag-Lloyd, the third ship of this name in the Norddeutsche Lloyd and Hapag-Lloyd fleets.
 
Europa (3) was built for Hapag-Lloyd in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan. She weighs 37012grt, is 656ft long and has engines of 28900hp. Europa (3) carried 770 passengers, and cruised worldwide for Hapag-Lloyd until 1999, when she passed to Star Cruises on delivery of Europa (4). In 2000, she is the SuperStar Aries (after being originally renamed SuperStar Europe). In March 2001 it was announced that SuperStar Aries would transfer to the Orient Lines fleet (also owned by Star Cruises) from 2002 as their Ocean Voyager. This transfer did not take place and Orient Lines reverted to a single ship operation with Marco Polo. SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream. Pullmantur was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 2006, and from May 2008 Holiday Dream will operate for new new French subsidiary CDF Croisières of France as Bleu de France.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Bleu de France - CDF Croisières of France (2008- )
Europa (3) - Hapag-Lloyd (1981-99) - Official HAPAG_Lloyd Postcards
Europa (3) - Hapag-Lloyd (1981-99) - Commercial Postcards
Holiday Dream - Pullmantur (2004-2007)
Ocean Voyager - Orient Lines (transfer cancelled)
SuperStar Aries - Star Cruises (1999-2004)
SuperStar Europe - Star Cruises (1999)
 
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Pullmantur
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Europa - Official Postcards
Hapag-Lloyd (1981-99)
 
 
Europa (3) was built for Hapag-Lloyd in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan. She weighs 37012grt, is 656ft long and has engines of 28900hp. Europa (3) carried 770 passengers, and cruised worldwide for Hapag-Lloyd until 1999, when she passed to Star Cruises on delivery of Europa (4). In 2000, she is the SuperStar Aries (after being originally renamed SuperStar Europe).
 
 
This Hapag-Lloyd photograph shows an early model of the new Europa, showing twin funnels which were not adopted.
 
 
Official Hapag-Lloyd AG postcard of Europa
 
 
Official Hapag-Lloyd AG postcard of Europa
 
 
This card is a copy of an early Norddeutsche Lloyd card, with the Europa replacing the four-funnelled liner of the original.
 
 
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten postcard of Europa
 
 
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten postcard of Europa
 
 
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten postcard of Europa
 
 
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten postcard of Europa
 
 
An official postcard produced for the 1983 World Cruise.
 
 
Four of the attractive official postcards produced for individual cruises.






Europa - Commercial Postcards
Hapag-Lloyd (1981-99)
 
 
 
Europa at the St Pauli Landungsbrucken, Hamburg by Holsten Karte.
Serial number 20 A 7692.
 
 
Europa at the St Pauli Landungsbrucken, Hamburg by Holsten Karte.
Serial number 20 A 7694.
 
 
Europa at the St Pauli Landungsbrucken, Hamburg by Holsten Karte.
Serial number 20 A 7693 (also issued as S+S serial number Hbg7693).
 
 
Hartung-Edition serial number HH82 of Europa at Hamburg.
 
 
Europa plus ferries at Kiel, on card Ki-11 by Birgit Schneider.
 
 
Europa plus Norway at Bremerhaven, on card CL by Buro Bremerhaven-Werburg
 
 
Europa plus Norway at Bremerhaven, on card CL by Buro Bremerhaven-Werburg
Enlarged view from card above
 
 
Europa at Sydney, on card 407 by David Messent.
 
 
Kayalar serial number 49 of Europa at Kusadasi.
 
 
Le Goubey (Caen) card 40119 of ships at le Havre, including Europa.
 
 
A Bernd Broux card of ships on the Nord-Ostsee Kanal (Kiel canal), including Europa.
This is one of a series of interesting cards issued for the centenary of the canal.
 
 
UP postcard 2300/156 of ships at Kiel, including Europa.
 
 
UP postcard 2304/82 showing Europa, passing the Naval Memorial
and submarine U995 at Laboe, at the entrance to the Kiel Fjord.
 
 
UP postcard 2304/82 showing Europa, passing the Naval Memorial
and submarine U995 at Laboe, at the entrance to the Kiel Fjord.
Enlarged view from card above
 
 
Aune postcard F-11419-5 showing Europa leaving Bergen.
 
 
Aune postcard F-11419-5 showing Europa leaving Bergen.
An enlargement from the card above
 
 
A Bergen Tourist Board postcard showing Europa at Bergen.
The card was produced to show the "100 year old little ferry".
 
 
A Bergen Tourist Board postcard showing Europa at Bergen.
An enlargement from the card above
 
 
Normann postcard 01-O-49-178 showing Europa in the Hardanger Fjord.
 
 
Francisco Ribeiro postcard MD2841 showing Europa and the QE2 at Madeira.
 
 
An interesting detail view of Europa at Valletta, Malta, on a postcard by Click (serial 02.90).
 
 
Postcard of Europa (3) at Yalta.
 
 
World Ships serial number 08.
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S53 (Photo: Paul Morgan) of Europa at Genoa.
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S235 of Europa at Capetown
Photo: Errol M. Cornish)
 
 
Ramsey Postcards serial number 43 (Photo: Errol M. Cornish) of Europa at Capetown.






SuperStar Europe
SuperStar Aries
Star Cruises (1999-2004)
 
Star Cruises, the fast-growing far-eastern cruise fleet which now owns NCL, bought Europa in 1999. She was originally renamed SuperStar Europe, but was later became the SuperStar Aries. SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream.
 
 
Star Cruises official postcard of SuperStar Europe.
 
 
Star Cruises official postcard of SuperStar Aries.
 
 
Four deck and interior cards of SuperStar Aries are shown below. This is the Lido Pool.
 
 
The Grand Restaurant.
 
 
Club Belvedere.
 
 
The Clipper Bar.






Ocean Voyager
Orient Lines (transfer cancelled)
 
 
In March 2001 it was announced that SuperStar Aries would transfer to the Orient Lines fleet (also owned by Star Cruises) from 2002 as their Ocean Voyager. However, following changes in world travel patterns, the Orient Lines fleet has reverted to just one ship, the Marco Polo. SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream.







Holiday Dream
Pullmantur (2004-2008)
 
Holiday Dream was previously the Europa of Hapag-Lloyd, and the SuperStar Aries of Star Cruises. SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream. Pullmantur was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 2006, and from May 2008 Holiday Dream will operate for new new French subsidiary CDF Croisières of France as Bleu de France.
 
 
 
Photograph of Holiday Dream at Cozumel.
Photo: © Juan Carlos Lopez, December 2004.
 
 
Photograph of Holiday Dream at Cozumel.
Photo: © Juan Carlos Lopez, December 2004.
 
 
Photograph of Holiday Dream at Cuba, December 2004.
Photo: © José Luis Cerdá - cruceromania.net






Bleu de France
(CDF Croisières of France: 2008- )
 
SuperStar Aries was sold to Pullmantur in 2004 and renamed Holiday Dream. Pullmantur was acquired by Royal Caribbean in 2006, and from May 2008 Holiday Dream will operate for new new French subsidiary CDF Croisières of France as Bleu de France.


Official  postcard of Bleu de France
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Croisières of France image of Bleu de France
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Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009



Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009



Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009



Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009



Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009



Bleu de France departing Gibraltar
Photo: Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009
Bleu de France - Croisieres de France -  Photo:  Ian Boyle, 27th August 2009







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