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MS Europa 2 unplugged : Heather Nova performs live on board

  • Exclusive concerts with an intimate atmosphere
  • EUROPA 2 cruise from Hamburg to Dublin

When Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 sails from Hamburg to Dublin in September, guests will enjoy exclusive concerts performed by Heather Nova, the internationally-acclaimed singer and songwriter. As part of the UNPLUGGED music format, she will thrill audiences with her unique musical style in captivating stage shows on board the luxury ship.

Heather Nova made her international breakthrough in the 1990s with her studio album Oyster. Songs such as “Walk This World” led her to her first world tour. Heather’s second album Siren was also a great success and established her on the international music scene. With singles, which have charted around the world, she has also been invited to appear at the biggest festivals in Europe and the USA.

Her music creates a unique connection between different instruments with a very personal style that does not fit into any one genre. Heather combines the sound of a classic rock band with gentle cello melodies overlaid with the siren call of her crystal-clear voice. Her captivating live performances in particular have gained her a large fan base.

The live concerts held on the EUROPA 2 are part of the UNPLUGGED themed cruise format. Unlike concerts in big halls, or stadiums, outstanding musicians appear in the theatre on board the luxury ship, lending their performances to create a personal, almost intimate atmosphere. Another cruise of the UNPLUGGED format will take place in November/December 2018:

UNPLUGGED cruise: From Colombo to Singapore, 29.11.2018 – 09.12.2018 (10 days), from € 5.690 ($ 6,550, £ 4,840) per person. More information online at:

MCE South Europe 2018, Greeces Co-Capital Thessaloniki has the honor!

MCE South Europe 2018, Greeces Co-Capital Thessaloniki has the honor!

For its 4th edition, the annual MICE B2B forum MCE South Europe will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the 21st till 23rd October 2018. This high-end workshop will once more be the start of new business cooperation for up to 200 event industry professionals from the MICE & Tourism industry.

Europe Congress dedicates itself to create synergy among its participants, hence its complex screening activities. The convention bureaus and tourism boards as the MICE suppliers as hotels, DMCs and congress centres come majorly from South Europe/As MICE suppliers convention bureaus, tourism boards, hotels, DMCs and congress centres come majorly from South Europe. Their selected counterparts, the international event planners, are brought to the event destination based on their upcoming business needs in exactly that area. The suppliers get an impressive 35 pre-scheduled and match-made meetings with event planners, all with upcoming leads towards their specific destination.

Greeces popularity is on the rise again and within the meetings and incentives sector, this has been very well seen. Thessaloniki is within Greece basically an undiscovered pearl, that does deserve to be the shining highlight within the entire forum is among the most popular destination for MICE events.

Thessaloniki is the birthplace of very well-known historical people, delicious cuisine, cultural highly developed and offering great lifestyle, yet the views on Mount Olympus, also known as ‘the house of gods’ is what makes the destination absolutely unique.

This year’s edition of MCE South Europe will be held in the amazing seafront located hotel Makedonia Palace. “The historical hotel of Thessaloniki, Makedonia Palace, was chosen by Europe Congress to host the highly successful annual Β2Β forum between suppliers and buyers of congress, tourism and MICE in the area of South Europe. MCE South Europe is coming for the first time to Thessaloniki, as a result of combined effort among all the stakeholders of the city. Makedonia Palace Hotel has played a significant role in the excellent effort that was undertaken to have the MCE South Europe 2018 organized in the city of Thessaloniki and we are absolutely thrilled the B2B appointments and accommodation will be hosted in Makedonia Palace. The organization of the congress in the second largest city of Greece is an ideal opportunity for the promotion of the city as a MICE destination, which is yet to be discovered. We are delighted to showcase the vibrant city of Thessaloniki along with the most iconic hotel in the Northern Greece.” said Eva Saringala the Director of Sales of the hotel.

The unique MICE B2B show will offer the deal flow one-to-one meetings and will be completed with numerous networking and social gatherings in exclusive local venues. The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau will assure the evening program to be a memorable experience for all participants, creating more reasons why to choose Thessaloniki as a destination for anyone’s upcoming MICE events.

For more information and participation possibilities, please contact Europe Congress on:

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