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MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Bremerhaven

North Sea: musical cruise - picturesque coastal symphonies

MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Bremerhaven
Cruise HAN1809
03.05.2018 - 12.05.2018 (9 days)
from € 3.790 from CHF 4‘548 from $ 4.360 from £ 3.230
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03.05.2018 - 12.05.2018
from € 3.790 from CHF 4‘548 from $ 4.360 from £ 3.230

North Sea: musical cruise - picturesque coastal symphonies

MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Bremerhaven

from 3,790 €

Cruise HAN1809

03.05.2018 - 12.05.2018

9 days (9 days cruise only)

    Your box seat for a composition of North Sea cities to a unique natural rhythm – with exclusive classical concerts at special locations.


    Expedition
    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.

    The highlights of 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

    Thursday, 03.05.2018

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs

    Your journey to the most beautiful cities and island gems of the North Sea begins in Hamburg. As the HANSEATIC pulls away from the port, the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall looks like a musical clef from the deck – already putting you in the mood for the cultural and musical programme that awaits you. Be it on our diverse excursions during the cruise or your own individual activities – and you will have numerous opportunities to take part.

    Friday, 04.05.2018

    Amsterdam/Netherlands, arrival 19.30 hrs

    You will experience the first part as the ship, having passed through the narrow North Sea Canal, reaches Amsterdam, the “Venice of the north”. The city’s countless canals and bridges are as inviting as the facades of its houses – the narrowest being just about 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide. On a walking tour of Amsterdam’s famous red-light district*, the city’s nightlife is reflected in the dimly lit windows. During the day, take a city walking tour with a canal trip* to journey back in time through the architectural and historic ages of the city, past the Westerkerk (western church), the Anne Frank Museum and the Royal Palace. The panoramic trip and visit to the Van Gogh Museum* offers a special kind of cultural insight, following the trail of the legendary artist.

    Saturday, 05.05.2018

    Amsterdam, departure 17.00 hrs

    Sunday, 06.05.2018

    Ghent/Belgium, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    Having passed through the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal, you will be able to explore medieval Ghent*. Previously a centre of the cloth trade, its old port and historic guildhalls recount the many facets of its history. Romantic Brugge* will also transport you back to the Middle Ages. The glory of days gone by seems to come to life in the almost completely preserved old town.

    Monday, 07.05.2018

    Antwerp, arrival 8.00 hrs

    The HANSEATIC crosses the Westerschelde before reaching Antwerp, Flanders’ gateway to the world. Here a city walking tour including the Rubens House* will take you past the Grote Markt with its impressive town tall to the residence of the city’s best-known inhabitant. Historic architecture and urban flair will define your shore excursion to Belgium’s capital city on a city tour of Brussels*. In Antwerp, an expert invites you to an exclusive beer tasting at the De Koninck brewery*.

    Tuesday, 08.05.2018

    Antwerp, departure 13.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Westerschelde

    Wednesday, 09.05.2018

    Oudeschild/Texel/Netherlands, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The island of Texel is characterised by the peace and tranquillity of pristine landscapes. It lies 15 km (9.3 mi.) off the mainland and is captivating with the diversity of its natural scenery. Sandy beaches, dunes and salt flats contrast with moors, forests and green pastures. This is the home of Texel sheep. Descendants of this popular breed are now kept in New Zealand and Australia, amongst other places. A hike in the De Slufter nature reserve* will take you to see the most beautiful parts of Texel. In the picturesque tidal creeks, only those plants that have adapted to the salt water can grow, including sea lavender, sea thrift and sea aster. A visit to the Ecomare information centre* will tell you more about the fauna of the West Frisian Islands with one of the oldest bird and seal rescue centres in Europe.

    Thursday, 10.05.2018

    Borkum, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Borkum also has a beautiful coastline. The most westerly of all the German islands is attractive with dunes and dykes, idyllic beaches and lush green fields. On the way to your Ostland hike*, there are also unspoilt dune landscapes with desert-like areas and sandy flats. On a hike through the mudflats of the national park in Borkum*, you will be able to explore a diverse habitat of mud, water and tidal creeks.

    Friday, 11.05.2018

    Helgoland, from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs

    Situated 70 km (43 mi.) from the mainland is Germany’s only deep-sea island: Helgoland. A natural monument shaped by the erosive powers of the sea and wind. The air on the island is the most iodine and oxygen rich in Germany, and in 1962 this led to state recognition as a North Sea health resort. Like a red stone lighthouse, “Lange Anne” will show you the way along the edge of the cliffs on your independent shore visit. One of the smallest nature reserves in the world is perched right next to the 50 m (164 ft) high cliffs: the Lummenfelsen. It’s May, which means it’s the breeding season for thousands of seabirds, including various species of gull, guillemots and northern fulmars. In direct contrast is the spa promenade with its numerous cafes, shops and colourful lobster huts known as Hummerbuden – a lively finishing note for your multifaceted North Sea adventure on board the HANSEATIC.

    Saturday, 12.05.2018

    Bremerhaven, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    Pre & Post-Program 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:

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    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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    Additional included services

    The cruise price (cruise only) includes, among other things:

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with pastries, midnight snack)
    • All landings or rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included)
    • Experienced experts give lectures, provide in-depth answers to questions about the cruising area and accompany Zodiac landings.
    • Champagne awaits you in your cabin on your day of arrival
    • Mini bar filled with soft drinks in the cabin (refilled daily)
    • Flat screen, DVD player and Wi-Fi service in every cabin; on the HANSEATIC, also access to a private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a German- and English-speaking service crew on board
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (up to 1 MB) free of charge
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of the Arctic and Antarctica as well as expedition maps
    • Information about the port or destination (when available) in the cabin in the form of pocket-size travel guides
    • Depending on the destination, warm parkas and rubber boots as well as snorkelling equipment and Nordic Walking are provided on loan (subject to the destination and subject to availability).
    • Free use of all on-board facilities (except services of the photo shop, hairdresser, massage, boutique, Internet)
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Travel cancellation insurance, cancellation fee insurance (both only included for guests of the European Economic Area and Switzerland) and bankruptcy insurance.
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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.

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