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Cruise liner EUROPA is recognised as one of the most luxurious ships in the world. It is the only cruise liner worldwide to have been awarded the coveted distinction of 5 star plus seven times in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2007. The EUROPA carries a maximum of 408 passengers on 7 decks only. It was build in 1999 by Kvaerner-Masa Yards, Helsinki. It displaces 28,600 tonnes and measures 198.60 m in length. It can travel with top speed of 21 knots. It even has its own hospital.