Photo Slideshow: Europa 2 Dining & Lounges

Europa 2 staff
In the many lounges and restaurants on Europa 2, you’ll be served by friendly European staff. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

In my hometown I have a handful of restaurants that I like to frequent. Europa 2 extends that experience by allowing me to dine in a different restaurant each evening of my cruise. I might find myself in France one evening (Restaurant Tarragon), Asia the next evening (Restaurant Elements), and Italy the next (Restaurant Serenissima).

In fact, I’d need to cruise for nine days/eight nights to experience all of the dining venues — make that 10 days/nine nights. After all, doesn’t room service count as a dining venue?

The take-away, so to speak? Foodies who want choice will appreciate the fact that they can dine in a different restaurant every night — and they’ll need to combine two seven-day voyages to experience all eight dining venues. 

Europa 2 also features some attractive — and fun — lounges. In Herrenzimmer (which roughly translates from German to “Gentlemen’s Room,” although women are as welcome as men), I spent an evening doing a gin tasting (Europa 2 carries more than 30 types of gin, the largest collection of gin at sea, according to the company) with Hotel Manager Frank Neumann. Herrenzimmer also features a humidor, and I enjoyed a cigar, something I rarely do, that evening as well.

To get a feel for dining on board and having some fun in the lounges, check out 50 photos in our Photo Slideshow featuring Europa 2’s Dining & Lounges.

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Welcome Aboard Europa 2

Welcome Aboard Europa 2

On Europa 2, you'll be served by friendly European staff. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Wait Staff in the Belvedere Lounge

Wait Staff in the Belvedere Lounge

In the dining rooms and public rooms, you'll find friendly European staff on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Belvedere

Belvedere

Situated forward, a popular lounge that also features high tea service. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

International Newspapers

International Newspapers

International newspapers are available throughout the ship, even delivered to your stateroom. Pictured here, the Belvedere lounge. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Macchiato

Macchiato

Warm, invigorating and at no extra charge, Europa 2's Latte Macchiato. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Restaurant Serenissima

Restaurant Serenissima

One of eight dining venues on Europa 2, Restaurant Serenissima features Italian cuisine. Guests are encouraged to make reservations at the smaller restaurants, such as Serenissima. Reservations can be made only for the next 48 hours. Dining throughout Europa 2 comes at no extra charge, except in Speisezimmer, a private dining venue that can be booked for up to 16 people for €1,500. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Serenissima

Serenissima

Serenissima features high quality Italian cuisine © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Tarragon, French Braserie

Tarragon, French Braserie

Francophiles may appreciate the French cuisine in Restaurant Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Tarragon, French Braserie

Tarragon, French Braserie

Francophiles may appreciate the French-inspired cuisine in Restaurant Tarragon. No extra charge for dining. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Tarragon, French Braserie

Tarragon, French Braserie

French dining in Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fine Cutlery

Fine Cutlery

Europa 2 features cutlery by Robbe & Berking. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Tarragon Menu

Tarragon Menu

Menu in Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

We enjoyed the friendly and professional staff during our dinner at Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Tarragon, French Braserie

Tarragon, French Braserie

Looks as good as it tastes. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Chateaubriand From Restaurant Tarragon

Chateaubriand From Restaurant Tarragon

During our one night on Europa 2, we sat down for dinner in the largest dining venue, Restaurant Weitmeere, where Executive Chef Stefan Wilke had prepared a menu with samplings from Europa 2's speciality dining venues. Pictured here, Chateaubriand from the French-inspired Restaurant Tarragon. Wilke told us that Europa 2 typically carries 25 different types of beef. He also said that the ship strives to as much freshly caught fish as possible, often sourcing from local vendors wherever the ship is in port. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Sliced Truffle

Sliced Truffle

Truffles are sliced at the table in Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Lemon Tarte

Lemon Tarte

Beautiful presentations in Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

With a total capacity of 266 the largest restaurant on board the Europa 2 is the Weltmeere. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Weltmeere

Weltmeere

With a total capacity of 266 the largest restaurant on board the Europa 2 is the Weltmeere. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fine Cutlery

Fine Cutlery

Robbe & Berking cutlery adds a touch of elegance. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Cheese Trolley

Cheese Trolley

With a total capacity of 266 the largest restaurant on board the Europa 2 is the Weltmeere. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Restaurant Elements

Restaurant Elements

Featuring Asian cuisine, Restaurant Elements offers traditional Chinese, Indian and other Asian dishes. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Dining in Elements

Dining in Elements

Starting off with tea in Elements, featuring Asian delicacies. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Dining in Elements

Dining in Elements

Seating 48 for lunch and dinner (and at no extra charge), Elements features Asian cuisine. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fortune Cookies At Elements

Fortune Cookies At Elements

Ending the meal in Elements with fortune cookies. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Yacht Club provides specialities fresh from the grill as well as variety from the buffet for up to 276 people. Indoor and outdoor seating. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fresh Fruits

Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits are part of the offerings for breakfast at the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Yacht Club Breakfast

The Yacht Club Breakfast

Only a small part of the selection for breakfast at the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Quality Meat

Quality Meat

Hams, sausages and salamis are offered in the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Just Like In Germany

Just Like In Germany

Or Spain or Italy, hams, sausages and other meat offered in the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

At the breakfast buffet in The Yacht Club on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Seeds For A Healthy Start

Seeds For A Healthy Start

Among the latest health trends, seeds, which were in good supply for breakfast at the Yacht Club on Europa 2. The breakfast also featured a full selection of traditional and non-traditional items. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

The selection of seeds in the Yacht Club included the latest trendy seed, Chia, which can be expensive but oh so good for you. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Healthy Start

Healthy Start

My breakfast at the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

A Paradise For Tea Lovers

A Paradise For Tea Lovers

Europa 2 features high-quality teas in the Yacht Club and high tea, afternoons, in Belvedere. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Yacht Club & Sakura

The Yacht Club & Sakura

The section of the Yacht Club leads into Sakura, featuring sushi and sashimi each evening. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Sakura

Sakura

Adjacent to the Yacht Club, the sushi restaurant Sakura offers miso soup and fish specialities, green tea ice cream for dessert. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Artful Wasabi

Artful Wasabi

Adjacent to the Yacht Club, the sushi restaurant Sakura offers miso soup and fish specialities, green tea ice cream for dessert. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Outdoor Dining At The Yacht Club

Outdoor Dining At The Yacht Club

Plenty of seating for dinner outdoors at the Yacht Club. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

European Service

European Service

On Europa 2, Europeans staff the dining rooms and lounges, as well as most other areas of the ship. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

German Products, At A Price

German Products, At A Price

Not included in the cruise fares on Europa 2 are soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Departure Dinner

Departure Dinner

Leaving Cagliari, Italy, during dinner. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Jazz Club Bar

Jazz Club Bar

Alcohol is not included on Europa 2, but it does appear to be reasonably priced. At the Jazz Club Bar for example, you' will pay €1.40 for a beer, €4.20 for a gin and tonic, and €48 for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Herrenzimmer Bar

Herrenzimmer Bar

Herrenzimmer Bar. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic

Europa 2 features more than 30 types of gin. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Cigars In Herrenzimmer

Cigars In Herrenzimmer

Reasonably priced cigars are available for purchase and smoking in Herrenzimmer. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Cigars In Herrenzimmer

Cigars In Herrenzimmer

Lighting up in the cigar lounge, Herrenzimmer. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

From Sylt To The Sea, Sansibar

From Sylt To The Sea, Sansibar

Sansibar, a subsidiary of a bar that enjoys cult status on the German island of Sylt, promises to be a popular venue on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Currywurst Anyone?

Currywurst Anyone?

True to its heritage, Europa 2 serves up German specialities such as currywurst along with international offerings. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Pool Bar

Pool Bar

The pool bar on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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