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MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Funchal
Cruise HAN1417
16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition knowledge - Europa – in the studio of the masterpieces

from Hamburg to Funchal

Cruise HAN1417

16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Dr. Volker Gebhardt, art and culture expert: "art treasures and architectural monuments, enchanting islands and picturesque towns – in the golden autumn light, enjoy the multi-faceted kaleidoscope of the European cultural coastline, resoundingly accentuated by exclusive musical experiences."


    Expedition Knowledge
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 200

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1418.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your experts on this cruise

    Your ship - MS HANSEATIC

    Magical moments for explorers

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Your cabins & suites on MS HANSEATIC

    Outside cabin (category 2) with portholes
    • Comfortable: 22 m² (237 sq ft) cabins
    • Ocean view: portholes on the Amundsen Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Outside cabin (category 3-6) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 22 m² cabins
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Explorer Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films,Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour room service (up to category 6: 24-hour butler service)
    Suite (category 7) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 44 m² suite
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Bridge Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Exclusive: 24-hour butler service

    At anchor

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Individual travel arrangements to
    Hamburg, departure 17.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Texel/West Frisian Islands/Netherlands

    Imposing structures – testaments to history
    Start your voyage of discovery with a little natural masterpiece: on the island of Texel in the Wadden Sea, you are invited on a walking tour in the De Slufter nature reserve* to explore amidst the strip of dunes, before indulging in the cultural riches of Antwerp.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Trip on the Scheldt
    Antwerp/Belgium, arrival 13.00 hrs

    The magnificent baroque guildhalls around the Grote Markt market square tell of the wealth of Europe’s richest trading city in the 16th century – and art expert Dr Volker Gebhardt explains more on his expert excursion: UNESCO World Heritage Site in Antwerp*. Just as outstanding is the highlight of Brabantian architecture, the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is presented on the expert excursion: Antwerp’s cathedrals* with your architecture expert Stephan Börries. Alternatively it’s worth discovering the multifaceted cultural city of Brussels*. Your day will be topped off by a musical surprise in the erstwhile St Augustin church that dates from the 17th century and has been converted into a concert hall with superb acoustics.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Antwerp, departure 6.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Honfleur/France, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Beautiful coastlines accompany you on your way to France to one of the most delightful places in Normandy: Honfleur. Timber framework, winding alleys and the romantic setting of the harbour all contribute to the atmosphere of the scenic town. Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror with Dr Volker Gebhardt on the expert excursion: Caen and the Bayeux tapestry* to the woven work about the Norman Conquest of England. The expert excursion: Rouen, Gothic city* with Stephan Börries also provides a vivid picture of the Middle Ages. Marvel at prominent Gothic masterpieces such as the Basilica Saint-Ouen with the largest stained-glass window collection in France or the Palais de Justice. Discover the creative power of nature on a walk along the Alabaster Coast*.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Portsmouth/England, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Impressive monuments – wildly romantic islands
    A magical atmosphere wafts over you in the south of England as you near Portsmouth, and this contributes to the mysteries Stonehenge*. Was it created by druids? Was it created to calculate the lunar orbit? Less mysterious but just as fascinating is the expert excursion: from the Romans to William Turner* with a visit to Chichester Cathedral and Petworth House with Dr Volker Gebhardt. It was here that William Turner painted countless oil paintings and watercolours. As pretty as a picture, one of the loveliest English manor houses is the destination for the expert excursion: Wilton House and Salisbury Cathedral* with Stephan Börries, who will explain the meaning of the Magna Carta amongst other things. To round off the day with music, an exclusive piano recital will be given in the classical Guildhall before you head for Guernsey.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Channel Islands (Guernsey , Jersey )

    Subtropical plants are something that few would expect in the middle of the English Channel. All the more surprising, Stephan Börries’ expert excursion: garden island of Guernsey* will reveal a green paradise. Enjoy an exclusive organ recital in the parish church, just for the guests of the HANSEATIC. Bid farewell to the Channel Islands with a coastal walk* on Jersey.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Bilbao/Spain, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Spanish cultural treasure – Portuguese lifestyle
    Welcome to Bilbao and the cultural diversity of the Basque country! Dr Volker Gebhardt forges a bridge between the modern Guggenheim Museum and the art gallery of the great masters on his expert excursion: Bilbao, city of art*. Alternatively, Stephan Börries will bring you closer to the contemporary works of Moneo, Seiza and Krier on his expert excursion: avant-garde architecture in San Sebastian and Bilbao*. Impressive bodegas, some designed by top architects such as Gehry and Calatrava, and captivating wine-growing landscapes are all part of your journey through the enchanting Basque country*.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Gijon, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    In Gijon, your knowledge will be broadened thanks to Dr Volker Gebhardt’s expert excursion: Oviedo – the pre-Romantic churches* or the expert excursion: Aviles – between baroque and futurism with Stephan Börries, amidst merchants’ houses, baroque palaces and modern architecture.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Lisbon/Portugal, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
    trip on the Tagus River

    A pearl of Portugal awaits you when you reach Lisbon. On the expert excursion: Lisbon, city of art*, Dr Volker Gebhardt opens the doors to the best art collection in the country, and on an excursion to Sintra and Cascais*, you can marvel at an impressive cultural scene. Stephan Börries, as part of the expert excursion: Belem close up*, takes you to the Palacio Nacional da Ajuda, Hieronymus Abbey and Torre de Belem.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Portimao, from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs

    For the final highlights of this cruise, your starting point is Portimao. Accompany Stephan Börries to the rococo palace, Palacio de Estoi, on the expert excursion: discover the Algarve*, or be enchanted by Sagres, Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente*. The final chord is played by an extraordinary classical experience amidst nature in the Roman amphitheatre Fontes de Estombar – your “Expedition knowledge” is certain to leave a lasting impression.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Funchal/Madeira/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs
    scheduled flight Funchal – Lisbon – Germany

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: INDIVIDUAL HAMBURG EXPERIENCE
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: COURSE ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF HANSEATIC TOWNS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPERIENCE NATURE ON MADEIRA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE HEART OF PORTUGAL

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    Expedition Knowledge – see, hear and gain a new understanding of Europe

    On this “Expedition Knowledge” with art expert Dr. Volker Gebhardt

    and architecture expert Stephan Börries, you will explore the cultural

    facets of Europe. Deepen your understanding of art, architecture and

    music with talks, discussions and excursions on themes including:

    • Turnstiles of global trade: the great naval towns of western Europe – Antwerp and Lisbon
    • Norman art and the origin of the Gothic period
    • Great contemporary architecture: Niemeyer in Aviles, Moneo in San Sebastian and Gehry in Bilbao
    • Europe in miniature: island culture on Texel, Guernsey, Jersey

     


    MS HANSEATIC - Your Personal Expedition

    The HANSEATIC

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Cabins & suites

    Feel at home on the open sea: What could be better than travelling in the most remote regions of the world and yet still feeling right at home? The HANSEATIC’s state-of-the-art cabins and suites measuring 22 m²/237 ft² and 44 m²/474 ft², respectively, ensure that you have plenty of room to enjoy and recall your diverse discoveries and impressions in a relaxed frame of mind. The many details make your cruise especially enjoyable: tasteful furnishings, lighting designed to create a pleasing ambience and a mini bar that is replenished daily with refreshing non-alcoholic beverages free of charge. After all, when your days are thrilling, you need a place to relax.
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    Culinary art, bars & lounges

    Gourmets together: A place in the main restaurant, Marco Polo, is already reserved for your journey into delicious culinary worlds. Discover the creative gastronomic variety and discerning gourmet philosophy of our top chefs against the backdrop of the most beautiful expedition regions. Bistro Lemaire offers a variety of culinary treats - from the breakfast and lunch buffets through to the incomparable "Ethno Dinner", which reinterprets the exotic diversity of various cruise destinations.

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    Experiences & relaxation

    Your time: The HANSEATIC invites you to live out your exploratory urges and spend your time however you wish. Enjoy active relaxation in the fitness room with ocean view or in the whirlpool.

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    Prestigious experts on board

    Room for inspiring moments: Share your impressions with like-minded guests and experts in the Observation Lounge with a 180° panoramic view and piano music in the evenings, for example. Explorers will meet in the Explorer Lounge, where the experts will prepare for and follow up on the trips ashore. The Darwin Hall presentation room, where specialists share their knowledge, will also be a focal point. Laptops and microscopes are available for loan and will help you to enhance your experiences.

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