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HANSEATIC nature - from Sao Miguel to Dakar

Expedition to Atlantic island worlds - explore contrasting coastlines

HANSEATIC nature - from Sao Miguel to Dakar
Cruise NAT1915
08.10.2019 - 21.10.2019 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT1915
    Cruise dates
    08.10.2019 - 21.10.2019

    Three archipelagos whose rich diversity will set every explorer’s heart racing: Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde will extend your summer with wonderful golden days.


    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.
    Price specials - Extend and save

    After your expedition to Atlantic island worlds (NAT1915), treat yourself to another 13 days of fascinating ocean moments: cross the Atlantic on board the HANSEATIC nature at an attractive rate in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with all conveniences on the HANSEATIC nature. (Travel packages to and from departure and arrival points bookable separately.)
    • Stay in the same cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 1,290 per person (extension price for NAT1916, cruise only)

    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
    NAT1915
    Cruise dates
    08.10.2019 - 21.10.2019

    At anchor

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 07.10.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 08.10.2019

    Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada

    Tuesday, 08.10.2019

    Ponta Delgada/Sao Miguel/Portugal,
    departure 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 09.10.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 10.10.2019

    Funchal/Madeira, arrival 14.00 hrs

    Wild coasts, unspoilt mountain worlds, rugged desert and volcanic landscapes: the Macaronesian islands off the coast of Africa live up to their name, which translates as “happy islands”. Madeira, the “garden of Europe”, beguiles visitors with vegetation of all shapes and colours. Get to know the island’s stunning interior on a levada hike* – the narrow paths along the water channels reveal pristine nature in all its glory. Take an evening city tour in a tukxi through Funchal* or explore Madeira’s capital at your own pace. Mingle with the islanders and see out the day in one of the many cafes. Take an all-terrain vehicle tour of Madeira* and marvel at the fantastic panoramic views of the rugged hinterland.

    Friday, 11.10.2019

    Funchal, departure 13.00 hrs
    Ilha Deserta Grande

    If the authorities give the green light, you will take a closer look at the uninhabited neighbouring island of Ilha Deserta Grande. Go on a hike with a ranger from the research station and learn all about the habitat of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.

    Saturday, 12.10.2019

    Selvagem Grande

    The landscape of Selvagem Grande is also strictly protected – the largest of the “wild islands” can only be reached on a small expedition ship like the HANSEATIC nature.

    Sunday, 13.10.2019

    Santa Cruz de la Palma/La Palma/Spain, from 9.00 to 0.00 hrs

    After the isolation of the Ilhas Selvagens, you will be welcomed to the Canary Islands by Santa Cruz de la Palma, an idyllic harbour town with Spanish charm nestled on the edge of the crater of a mighty, extinct volcano. Old houses in the colonial style and elaborate wooden balconies covered in beautiful flowers offer fantastic photo opportunities and entice you to spend your evening wandering the narrow alleys. At the heart of the island, Caldera de Taburiente National Park* was formed by a huge volcanic caldera. 

    Monday, 14.10.2019

    Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The primeval force of volcanoes can also be felt on El Hierro. Head off the beaten track and enjoy a fascinating island tour* or a hike through eucalyptus and pine forests* to elevated San Andres.

    Tuesday, 15.10.2019 to
    Wednesday, 16.10.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 17.10.2019 to
    Saturday, 19.10.2019

    Cape Verde
    (Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Fogo )

    Silent bays, fertile valleys and a stunning mountain backdrop – get a true expedition feeling on Cape Verde. Despite its rich diversity and tropical magic, this island paradise remains an insider tip. Take a walking tour of Mindelo* on Sao Vicente and immerse yourself in life on Cape Verde, where the African influence is unmistakeable: smell the exotic scents, hear the music in the air and listen to the women loudly selling their wares at the market. Kriolu is the islands’ conversational language, and is used to trade and haggle. The excursion to Mindelo and Baia das Gatas* takes you to the impressive Monte Verde and the bizarre lava formations in the “bay of cats”. Go off-road* on a jeep tour along Sao Vicente’s exciting north coast. From Porto Novo, hike the pristine island of Santo Antao* with its fertile Paul Valley – a paradise for nature lovers. A scenic journey* on old trading routes will present diverse vegetation, deep valleys and rugged rock formations at every turn. The volcanic island of Fogo presents a fascinating contrast. This entire island in the south of the archipelago is a mighty volcano surrounding the Pico do Fogo, the highest mountain on Cape Verde. Discover bizarre lava formations in the fire island’s volcanic landscape* that will come to resemble figures as your imagination takes flight. On the coast you will find black lava beaches scattered with colourful fishing boats, while a walk through Sao Filipe* allows you to immerse yourself in island life. Which island will make you happy?

    Sunday, 20.10.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.10.2019

    Dakar/Senegal, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 21.10.2019

    Day room
    Scheduled flight from Dakar to Germany

    Tuesday, 22.10.2019

    Arrival in Germany

    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.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    Guided 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: SAO MIGUEL – THE GREEN AZORES ISLAND
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ACTIVE ON SAO MIGUEL
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DAKAR – THE SOUL OF THE SENEGAL

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

    Cruise
    NAT1915
    Cruise dates
    08.10.2019 - 21.10.2019

    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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    Culinary

    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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