from Hamburg to Lisbon
13 days (12 days cruise only)
Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise NAT1902 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 10)
The HANSEATIC nature is planned to launch in April 2019. What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.
Individual travel arrangements to HamburgDeparture 18.00 hrs
A unique experience and an unrepeatable moment: celebrate the first departure from the ship’s home port of Hamburg. While the HANSEATIC nature sails down the Elbe, you can enjoy panoramic views of the north German shores.
Relaxation at sea
London/Great Britain, arrival 10.00 hrs
After leaving the “gate to the world”, you will be greeted by London, the global city on the Thames with a fascinating blend of urban modernity and aristocratic elegance. Explore two very different sides of the city when you visit St Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden*. A city tour with a ride on the London Eye* will also reveal numerous highlights: marvel at the landmarks in this vibrant city from Europe’s largest Ferris wheel. With its charming half-timbered houses, Canterbury* is a more tranquil prospect. When the lights go on along the Thames, you can pay a visit to a pub – the HANSEATIC nature will be staying here overnight.
London, departure 12.30 hrsCruise on the Thames
Isle of Wight , from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs
As soon as you return to the water the next day, a cruise on the river will reveal fascinating views until the Isle of Wight appears before you with its small port town of Cowes. An island hike* offers picture-book impressions such as the romantic coastal resort of Shanklin. In the middle of this picturesque landscape, Osborne House*, Queen Victoria’s summer residence, will reveal relics from times gone by.
Cruise on the SeineRouen/France, from 14.00 to 20.00 hrs
Amazing shore impressions await you on the picturesque Seine. Arriving in Rouen, you will draw closer to the next magnificent building: a walk through Rouen’s old town* presents Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of the largest of its type. Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny* is dedicated to the works of this distinguished painter.
Guernsey/Channel Islands/Great Britain , from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs
The wildly romantic rock formations of Guernsey are a true work of nature. From St. Peter Port, you will set out on a hike along the cliffs* and marvel at idyllic bays surrounded by a wealth of plant life.
Bordeaux/France, arrival 10.00 hrs
The university city of Bordeaux is famous for its cultural treasures and culinary delights. An excursion to the Medoc wine region with a visit to a vineyard* will quench your thirst for knowledge of both wine production and the quality of these exquisite beverages. As you explore the centre of Bordeaux*, you will be astonished by the huge array of cohesive architecture from the 18th century – a UNESCO World Heritage Site just like Saint-Emilion*. A guided tour of the rock church will bring history to life in this medieval town. In the evening, you can immerse yourself in French savoir-vivre before continuing your cruise the following morning along the striking shores of the Gironde.
Bordeaux, departure 10.00 hrs Cruise on the Gironde
The Islas Cies, a Spanish island group, offer almost heavenly views. Once named the “islands of the gods” by the Romans, their snow-white sandy beaches and striking steep coasts make a real impression. If the authorities allow, local rangers will guide you to the most breathtakingly beautiful spots.
Cruise on the TagusLisbon/Portugal, arrival 13.00 hrsOvernight stay on board
As soon as the HANSEATIC nature sets a course for Lisbon along the Tagus, you can enjoy the best-possible views from the ship. As you discover the alleys of the old town on foot*, hidden treasures will reveal themselves in small, winding streets. Take the Gloria funicular to Bairro Alto for a breathtaking panorama. Elegant architecture awaits you in Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira*. A fantastic park around the intricately decorated palace features hidden caves, labyrinths and exotic plants. Your final night in Lisbon’s harbour provides the best-possible backdrop to revel in your dreams and look back on your memories of this special cruise.
Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Germany
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:
Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.
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.
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
The HANSEATIC nature is planned to launch in April 2019.What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.
In the HANSEATIC nature cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.More information about the cabins and suites
Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.
A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.
Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.