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HANSEATIC nature - from Tromso to Tromso

Expedition Franz Josef Land - new worlds in the vastness of Russia

HANSEATIC nature - from Tromso to Tromso
Cruise NAT2118
18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021 (17 days)
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    NAT2118
    Cruise dates
    18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021

    Looking for pioneering destinations? Then this cruise is a must. Archaic islands, on which few people other than explorers have set eyes. A highlight for expedition enthusiasts with a passion for polar regions.


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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

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map)

    Cruise
    NAT2118
    Cruise dates
    18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021

    Wednesday, 18.08.2021

    Charter flight from Germany** to Tromso
    Tromso/Norway, departure 20.00 hrs

    Finally back on the programme: explore Franz Josef Land in depth on this expedition far away from civilisation. This region in the Russian Arctic is inaccessible to most people. Many pioneering expeditions of the 20th century set out from Tromso and this is where the gateway to the Arctic Ocean will open for you too.

    Thursday, 19.08.2021

    Cruising off North Cape
    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 20.08.2021

    Murmansk/Russia, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Look forward to a warm welcome in Russia as you explore Murmansk* or visit a nuclear-powered icebreaker*.

    Saturday, 21.08.2021 to
    Sunday, 22.08.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 23.08.2021 to
    Tuesday, 24.08.2021

    Novaya Zemlya

    From Murmansk, the HANSEATIC nature will venture in the footsteps of William Barents and head for the deep bays of the rugged, elemental pair of islands that make up Novaya Zemlya. The sense of pure expedition continues to pervade here as you land with the Zodiacs. Striking mountains are framed by seemingly endless tundra. Mighty glaciers meet the sea with towering faces of ice. Impressive cliffs provide breeding sites for thousands of Arctic seabirds. The feeling of exploration soars with each nautical mile as the HANSEATIC nature presses on further. A breathtaking world awaits at the edge of the ice fields, which lay undiscovered until the end of the 19th century.

    Wednesday, 25.08.2021 to
    Sunday, 29.08.2021

    Franz Josef Land

    Icy and isolated, surreal and remote – a thrilling expedition lies ahead in the Arctic Ocean around Franz Josef Land. You may even discover something about yourself along the way. Explore the island group in exceptional detail with the HANSEATIC nature. The archipelago was discovered in 1873 by the Austro-Hungarian North Pole expedition led by Payer and Weyprecht, which was the first to step ashore on Wilczek Island. Almost 150 years later, you will make that very same step. Massive glacier fronts, interrupted by protruding mountain plateaus shape the remote terrain. The weather and ice will determine our course and ensure that you enjoy an unforgettable sense of expedition – including on Hall Island with Cape Tegetthoff. Here and throughout the cruise, you might be lucky enough to spot polar bears. The Zodiacs will take you to rocky needles created by volcanic activity and delicate carpets of moss with the yellow flowers of Arctic poppies. The glaciated south-east coast of Wilczek Land makes for a spectacular contrast. Apollonov Island is known for the walrus colony that rests on the beach here. The animals weigh around 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and make an impressive sight from a respectful distance. The most northerly destination for your expedition is Rudolf Island. Only the pack ice and the Arctic Ocean lie between you and the North Pole. The Zodiacs will take you to a popular magnet for geologists on Champ Island: massive, perfectly spherical stones with diameters of up to 3 m (9.8 ft). Can you solve the puzzle of the geodes? Visit a former Soviet Arctic station dating back to the 1930s when you land in Tikhaya Bay. Cruising off Rubini Rock will reveal the striking basalt rocks where kittiwakes and thick-billed murres breed between colourful lichens. Bell Island takes its name from a bell-shaped mountain. Would you have expected to find the oldest building in the archipelago here? A wooden house built in 1881 in the vast wilderness of stone and snow is a small sign of civilisation – and is one of the lasting memories to take home from Franz Josef Land.

    Monday, 30.08.2021 to
    Wednesday, 01.09.2021

    Relaxation at sea
    Murmansk (official stop)

    Thursday, 02.09.2021

    Cruising off Hornoya
    Vardo/Norway

    Your days of exploration in Norway are filled with the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen, the famous explorer and zoologist, as you watch the large seabird colonies while cruising off Hornoya. Find out about the 20th-century polar expedition and the history of trade with Russia at the museum in Vardo.

    Friday, 03.09.2021

    Skarsvag, from 8.00 to 15.00 hrs

    After these moving insights, enjoy the picturesque views in the fishing village of Skarsvag. As you cruise to North Cape*, the famous globe on the plateau not only marks the geographical end of Europe but also signifies the end of your cruise in one of the most remote corners of our planet.

    Saturday, 04.09.2021

    Tromso/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Germany**

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land.

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map)

    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: TROMSO – THE GATEWAY TO THE ARCTIC
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TROMSO – THE GATEWAY TO THE ARCTIC
    Cruise
    NAT2118
    Cruise dates
    18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021

    HANSEATIC nature - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC nature

    The HANSEATIC nature can accommodate up to 230 guests (or just 199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen).

    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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    Cruise
    NAT2118
    Cruise dates
    18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021
    Cruise
    NAT2118
    Cruise dates
    18.08.2021 - 04.09.2021
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