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HANSEATIC nature - from Longyearbyen to Tromso

Expedition to Spitsbergen for adventure - one natural experience after another

HANSEATIC nature - from Longyearbyen to Tromso
Cruise NAT1908
28.06.2019 - 08.07.2019 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT1908
    Cruise dates
    28.06.2019 - 08.07.2019

    The circumnavigation of Spitsbergen – a legendary journey and lifelong dream. Thanks to the highest ice class, the HANSEATIC nature can take you on this spectacular adventure beyond the unknown.


    Expedition
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    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 - HANSEATIC nature

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC nature was launched in May 2019.

    What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.

     

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC nature

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group
    Cruise
    NAT1908
    Cruise dates
    28.06.2019 - 08.07.2019

    Friday, 28.06.2019

    Charter flight from Duesseldorf and Hamburg to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway,
    departure 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 29.06.2019 to
    Saturday, 06.07.2019

    Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the circumstances
    (including Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen, Magdalenefjord, Liefdefjord, Mushamna, Moffen, cruising through the Hinlopen Strait, Alkefjellet, Palanderbukta, cruising through Freeman Sound, Cape Lee, Hornsund)

    When the compass points to adventure, the ice recalls the feats of great explorers and a polar bear appears on the horizon, you will know that you have reached one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring regions: remote Spitsbergen. The wild archipelago is not only home to rare animals, but also steeped in pioneering history. It was here that Willem Barents sought a north-east passage to Asia and discovered an untamed island realm with mountains up to 1,700 m (5,577 ft) high. More than 400 years after this discovery, the HANSEATIC nature sets out to follow in his footsteps between primeval glaciers and picturesque fjords and circumnavigate Spitsbergen. The BREMEN, also part of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, was the first passenger ship worldwide to achieve this feat back in 1996. Experience this extraordinary expedition cruise for yourself with a small group of like-minded people. Every day brings new surprises – the weather and ice determine the route and, ultimately, whether you will achieve your circumnavigation. You will set foot on historic soil and important territory for modern researchers in Ny-Alesund, one of the most northerly settlements in the world. In 1926, this was the starting point for the airship Norge, in which the polar researcher Roald Amundsen and airship pioneer Umberto Nobile became the first people to reach the North Pole. Today it is home to scientists researching climate change and its consequences for flora and fauna. The region’s animal kingdom is ruled by the “King of the Arctic” – and you have a good chance of seeing him on your expedition. In Moellerhafen, you will visit the small “Lloyd’s Hotel” with an experienced polar bear lookout. This place once offered refuge to explorers in an overwhelming landscape full of stories and thrilling discoveries. The glacial masses in the Svalbard archipelago freeze and melt in constantly changing cycles, often within a few years – a phenomenon that draws many glaciologists to Spitsbergen. Historic whalers’ graves reveal momentous secrets on the Magdalenefjord. The Zodiacs will be used throughout your expedition – and, naturally, to allow you to watch the calving of the Monaco Glacier from a safe distance in the Liefdefjord. When masses of ice break away, it can create an edge up to 40 m (131 ft) high – a magnificent natural spectacle. Ursus maritimus also has plenty of power and charm – perhaps you’ll see one here? When someone shouts “polar bear ahead!”, the experienced on-board team will bring the ship about to ensure you enjoy unforgettable wildlife sightings. Mushamna exemplifies Spitsbergen’s colourful diversity: Arctic terns fly through the air while eider ducks take to the water to escape the Arctic foxes. The strictly protected island of Moffen, where walruses impress with their sharp tusks, is a sanctuary for numerous species. Meanwhile, deep fjords and small islands shape the scenery on your cruise through the Hinlopen Strait. The cliffs of the Alkefjellet suddenly come into view, its slopes inhabited by thick-billed murres, kittiwakes and glaucous gulls. The hustle and bustle of “bird mountain” is followed by the isolation of a surreal moraine landscape in Palanderbukta. An exhilarating interplay of colour and light will accompany your cruise through Freeman Sound. The passage takes you past Cape Lee, where walruses like to gather. Male walruses can weigh over 1,000 kg (2,204 lb) and grow to 3.5 m (11.5 ft) in length. With a little luck, a whale will appear next to your expedition ship to add another highlight. Minke whales, fin whales and humpback whales are particularly likely to glide majestically through these protected waters. Thanks to its small size and manoeuvrability, the HANSEATIC nature can also enter particularly narrow fjords. Rediscover Hornsund in a Zodiac and breathe in the clear Arctic air against a stunning backdrop. Are you now one of the select few to have circumnavigated Spitsbergen? This moving moment – and many others – will be etched on your memory forever.

    Sunday, 07.07.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 08.07.2019

    Tromsoe/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Hamburg

    A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

    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.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A/B: AIRPORT HOTEL DÜSSELDORF/HAMBURG
    Cruise
    NAT1908
    Cruise dates
    28.06.2019 - 08.07.2019

    HANSEATIC nature - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC nature

    The HANSEATIC nature was launched in May 2019.

    What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.

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    Cabins & Suites

    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.

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    Restaurants

    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.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.

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    Knowledge on board

    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.

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