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HANSEATIC nature - from Dublin to Sao Miguel

 Expedition southern Ireland and Azores - from Celtic treasures to the highs of the Azores

HANSEATIC nature - from Dublin to Sao Miguel
Cruise NAT1914
26.09.2019 - 08.10.2019 (12 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT1914
    Cruise dates
    26.09.2019 - 08.10.2019

    A unique combination of Irish fishing villages and the fascinating volcanic worlds of the Azores. Complemented with diverse hikes led by our experts, this cruise is an expedition for real hiking pioneers!


    Expedition
    Extend your cruise ashore
    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 discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise NAT1915 and save € 300 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 10)

    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
    • 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
    NAT1914
    Cruise dates
    26.09.2019 - 08.10.2019

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 26.09.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dublin

    Thursday, 26.09.2019

    Dublin/Ireland, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 27.09.2019 to
    Sunday, 29.09.2019

    Ireland
    (Dunmore East, Dingle, Bere Island)

    Ireland – merely thinking about the Emerald Isle brings to mind pictures of its wonderful scenery. Enjoy one of these scenes on the first stage of your expedition on board the HANSEATIC nature. Surrounded by fertile meadows and situated in a small bay, the fishing village of Dunmore East greets you with typical Irish charm. Fascinating historical insights await you in nearby Waterford, which was founded by Vikings in the 9th century. Set out on a tour of discovery along the superbly preserved city walls to Reginald’s Tower, reportedly the oldest building in Ireland. Experience the region’s unspoilt nature on an idyllic scenic journey to Kilkenny*. Explore the historic centre of this medieval town and Kilkenny Castle. Alternatively, visit the multi-award-winning Mount Congreve Gardens* and take a botanical tour in autumnal surroundings. Immerse yourself in this lovingly designed oasis of hydrangeas, vetches and rhododendrons – an idyllic taster of the Dingle peninsula, where the waves have shaped a wild coast stretching out into the Atlantic like a finger. The tour of the Ring of Dingle* alternates between beaches and steep cliffs, cultural relics and spectacular views. You will never forget your hike on the Irish pilgrim route*: where pilgrims once set foot on dry land, you will head to Mount Brandon, one of Ireland’s most beautiful old pilgrim routes. Mist can descend here, cloaking the mountain in a mystical ambiance. Bere Island, a hidden gem, is a paradise for fans of Nordic landscapes. Marvel at a place that combines pristine scenery, rugged cliffs and gently rolling green hills. The island itself has plenty to offer as well: the cultural centre, the striking lighthouse and the remains of the old Viking harbour bring history to life. The HANSEATIC nature will then set a course for the Azores – spend your relaxing days at sea getting to know your new expedition ship inside and out. Listen to presentations by the experts or reflect on your experiences from the Observation Deck.

    Monday, 30.09.2019 to
    Wednesday, 02.10.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 03.10.2019 to
    Monday, 07.10.2019

    Azores
    (Graciosa, Pico , Faial, Sao Jorge , Terceira)

    The vivid green of Ireland will accompany you on the next stage of your expedition to the island of Graciosa in the Azores. Find inspiration in the natural charm of the smallest of these volcanic islands. The excursion to Graciosa, the “graceful island” of small villages and volcanoes*, promises illuminating insights on the way to the mighty Calderina volcanic crater. Want to feel like a cave explorer? Then go on a hike to the Furna do Enxofre* and descend to a sulphur cave and underground crater lake. On Pico, Lajes do Pico recalls the bygone age of whaling. In addition to learning about the history of the fishing village, you will be enchanted by the island’s natural landmark: at over 2,300 m (7,545 ft), the Pico is Portugal’s highest mountain and volcano. Delve into this surreal landscape and discover the mysteries of the crater island of Pico* between bizarre, rugged rock formations and rainforest-like vegetation. Very special impressions await you when you explore Pico’s vineyards on foot*. Wander through vineyards surrounded by basalt walls, passing vines used to cultivate the famous Verdelho grape. On the island of Faial, the coastal city of Horta is a sailing mecca with yachts and the wonderful architecture of its impressive palaces and manor houses. Spend the evening in the legendary Peter Cafe Sport before setting out the next day for new discoveries on the Capelinhos volcano*. The centre of the island provides a stunning view of the bizarre scenery. A hike to the Faial Caldeira* presents equally impressive rock formations. Take a moment to soak in the spectacular panorama – for example, on Sao Jorge: on the “dragon island”, the steep green coast rises majestically out of the sea. With your experts by your side, you will explore the small town of Velas before visiting a fascinating island capital on Terceira: a city tour through Angra do Heroismo* will take you into the vibrant centre with its narrow cobbled alleys and the Cathedral of Sao Salvador da Se. Experience the imposing Monte Brasil crater and Sao Sebastiao, said to be the oldest settlement, on an island tour of Terceira*. Where the first Portuguese settlers set foot on dry land in the 15th century, you will leave the Azores knowing that you have explored one of the planet’s most remote island paradises.

    Tuesday, 08.10.2019

    Ponta Delgada/Sao Miguel/Portugal,
    arrival 8.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 08.10.2019

    Scheduled flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 09.10.2019

    Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Germany

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

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

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPLORING DUBLIN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SAO MIGUEL – THE GREEN AZORES ISLAND
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ACTIVE ON SAO MIGUEL
    Cruise
    NAT1914
    Cruise dates
    26.09.2019 - 08.10.2019

    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.

    More information about the cabins and suites

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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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