On board MS HANSEATIC from Dakar to Hamburg

Circumnavigation of western Europe - cultural treasures, great history

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Celebrate the diversity of North Africa and Europe with the HANSEATIC and exclusive gala surprises. From the Canary Islands to Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula and on to Great Britain. Celebrate the start of spring with historical and scenic highlights.

from Dakar to Hamburg

Cruise dates:from 09.03.2018 to 27.03.2018 (18 days)
Cruise number: HAN1805

16 days cruise only from € 6,983 per person
incl. travel package to departure point from € 7,823 per person

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.


Fri, 09.03.2018

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Dakar
Overnight stay with breakfast

Sat, 10.03.2018

City tour
Dakar/Senegal, departure 18.00 hrs

Sun, 11.03.2018
- Mon, 12.03.2018

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 13.03.2018

Santa Cruz/Tenerife/Spain, from 13.00 to 0.00 hrs

Highlights on the Canary Islands
While the cold still reigns at home, travel into springtime with the HANSEATIC. You will warm to the Canary Island of Tenerife, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site known for its mild climate, from the outset. Discover Spain’s highest mountain and the unique endemic flora and fauna in Las Canadas del Teide National Park*. Immerse yourself in Mediterranean flair by following your evening meal on board with a walk through stunning Santa Cruz – an atmosphere you can also enjoy on La Gomera when strolling through the streets of San Sebastian.

Wed, 14.03.2018

San Sebastian/La Gomera, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

A subtropical climate and millions of years of erosion have given the island its character. Be enchanted by the timeless beauty of Garajonay National Park* with an ancient witches’ meeting place at its centre, or hike through the El Cedro rainforest*. The laurel trees are often wreathed in mist, and a magical aura extends all the way to the top of Garajonay, over 1,300 m (4,265 ft) high.

Thu, 15.03.2018

Arrecife/Lanzarote, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs

A relaxed way of life awaits on Lanzarote. The solidified lava flows and craters in Timanfaya National Park create a stunning contrast. Feel the volcanic energy on a hike to the volcanoes*. Marvel at human and botanical origins alike when you visit the island art of Cesar Manrique and the Cactus Garden* with around 1,000 species. This symbiosis of art and nature will prove just as fascinating as the artist’s house. Below the surface, he converted large volcanic bubbles into a living space. Alternatively, leave the usual routes and discover Lanzarote’s hidden treasures*: visit the houses of important figures such as Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago and actor Omar Sharif.

Fri, 16.03.2018

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 17.03.2018

Casablanca/Morocco, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

Maghreb, Moors and monarchies
The 200 m (656 ft) high minaret of Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque announces Morocco’s cultural riches from far and wide. As well as visiting this landmark, you will walk through the centre of Casablanca* into the hustle and bustle of the market and bazaar and visit Rick’s Cafe. A drink here is a must to pay homage to Humphrey Bogart and the classic film. One of Morocco’s four royal cities, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rabat* seems like something from the Arabian Nights.

Sun, 18.03.2018

Cadiz/Spain, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs


The Mausoleum of King Mohammed V in the Arabic-Andalusian style and the Andalusian gardens set the mood for Spanish architecture. Cadiz, for example, seems like an open-air museum in which Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors have clearly left their mark. From here, explore Seville, the capital of Andalusia*, with the majestic royal palace of Alcazar. In the region around Cadiz, your senses will be seduced by the white villages of Arcos de la Frontera and sherry in Jerez* with traditional wine production. Rugged cliffs, pine forests and marshland provide the naturally stunning setting for a walk in La Brena Nature Reserve*.

Mon, 19.03.2018

Portimao/Portugal, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs

Visit Portimao and delve into the history of Portugal’s seafarers, who set out for new worlds. On the spectacular Atlantic coast, Sagres, Lagos and Cabo de Sao Vicente* ensure wave after wave of excitement. Follow the pioneering spirit of Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral into the capital on the Tagus.

Tue, 20.03.2018

Lisbon, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

Exploring Lisbon by bus and on its historic trams* brings the golden age to life with the Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower. The castles of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira* illustrate the creative power of bygone ages. The imaginative castle park invites you to take a romantic stroll.

Wed, 21.03.2018

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 22.03.2018

La Coruna/Spain, from 8.00 to 15.00 hrs

Back in Spain and La Coruna, discover the destination of pilgrims from all over the world. Santiago de Compostela* – a breathtaking religious and architectural legacy combining the Romanesque, early Gothic and baroque periods. Unforgettable impressions that will accompany you all the way to England.

Fri, 23.03.2018
- Sat, 24.03.2018

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 25.03.2018

Dover/England, from 7.00 to 15.00 hrs

The sight of the white chalk cliffs of Dover reflects the country’s beauty. Gain further insights as you top off the many impressions of your varied gala cruise in the old town of Canterbury*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful half-timbered houses, or the garden art of Sissinghurst Castle and garden*.

Mon, 26.03.2018

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 27.03.2018

Hamburg**, arrival 8.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
** The place of disembarkation may change within Germany.

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¹ Butler service included in categories 6 and 7

You will find more information, especially with regards to vaccination and visa requirements, in the General Information section.

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:



An unforgettable gala cruise

Look forward to a variety of exclusive surprises that will enrich your dazzling gala cruise. Your captain and crew would be delighted to see you at the unforgettable, lovingly arranged events. Look forward to the surprises that await you!