In the attached image we see the MS Europa 2, a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, entering the Miraflores locks on her south bound Panama Canal transit, today December 7 2017, while a strong thunderstorm is growing in the background. The MS Europa 2 cruise ship has a capacity for 516 passengers and around 370 crew members, she entered service in May 2013, and is the highest rated cruise ship in the world according to the Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, replacing her fleetmate, MS Europa, which had held that distinction for more than a decade. Europa 2 has seven restaurants. All offer gourmet dining and a choice of 600 wines. According to one source, "On a normal night, 120 different dishes are served à la carte in the ship’s restaurants. Fifty-six cooks serve up to 500 passengers.
|Europa 2 Cruise Ship Panama Canal|