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    Mighty Cruise Ships

    S2 E1 Europa 2

    Europa 2 is a cruise ship that's small in size but big on luxury, with 370 crew members tending to the needs of just 500 guests, and more space per passenger than any other cruise liner. This floating boutique hotel will do anything to ensure a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests, including letting them choose where the ship will go. Take a ride on Europa's very first "surprise cruise," where a vote will determine which ports they will visit over the course of 10 days in the Mediterranean--a daring concept with the potential for chaos.

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One is built for polar extremes. Another follows the wake of Viking longships. Yet another lets its guests choose its own adventure. These are the world's mightiest, most remarkable cruise ships. Join us as we travel to remote spaces and historic places aboard six unique vessels, visiting breathtaking destinations from tropical Caribbean oases to the frozen Northwest Passage to idyllic and storied places in the Mediterranean. Clientele pay thousands to board these ships, but for you, it's a free ride to adventure.
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