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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Porto

Short cruise around Western Europe - autumnal portraits of coastal cultures

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Porto
Cruise NAT2121
30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021 (9 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2121
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

    Traces of history and wild romantic landscapes paint the most beautiful pictures on a short but in-depth cruise. Days of spectacular experiences for fans of culture and nature await.

    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
    NAT2121
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

    Thursday, 30.09.2021

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 01.10.2021

    Borkum/Germany, from 8.30 to 13.00 hrs

    The sea and coastlines have inspired artists, mighty cities have been built on trading routes and history has left great pieces of architecture in its wake: Western Europe beckons with enthralling moments. The salty sea air and a brisk breeze herald the Wadden Sea, a unique natural environment that is strictly protected as a biosphere reserve. The East Frisian island of Borkum will greet you with a typical “Moin, Moin!”. A walk in the dune landscape and salt flats reveals how the tides shape life here. The hike through the mudflats of the Wadden Sea National Park* with a hiking guide will introduce the diverse habitat between the tides.

    Saturday, 02.10.2021

    Ghent/Belgium, arrival 13.30 hrs

    The mighty trading city of Ghent was built in the Middle Ages at the spot where the River Schelde and River Leie meet in a baffling array of branches, with the intertwined course of the rivers’ arms forming a charming part of the cityscape. A culinary walking tour of Ghent* appeals to all the senses: Gothic treats for the eyes and pralines and waffles for the taste buds. The HANSEATIC nature will stay here overnight to give you plenty of time to experience the city’s charms for yourself. The cobbled streets will bring the Hanseatic legacy to life on a visit to romantic Brugge*. Trade and the textile industry brought prosperity and blossoming culture to the entire region in the Middle Ages. Take a walk to explore the historic city centre, the Grote Markt and the Church of Our Lady with Michelangelo’s white Madonna.

    Sunday, 03.10.2021

    Ghent, departure 13.00 hrs
    Cruising on the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal and the Westerschelde

    You experts will explain how important the estuaries on the North Sea coast are in modern times as you cruise in the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal and the Westerschelde.

    Monday, 04.10.2021

    Isle of Wight/Great Britain, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The coasts of the Isle of Wight paint a gentle and scenic picture. Cowes is nestled in an idyllic, hilly landscape. Stroll through the small British seaport town and along the promenade to the famous marina. If you’re in the mood for impressive grandeur, a visit to royal Osborne House*, Queen Victoria’s summer residence, is the perfect choice. The monarch’s bed chamber and the Durbar Room reveal personal reminders of the royal family. The treasures of Guernsey are to be found in its eventful history and rugged cliffs. Saint Peter Port is considered the island group’s most beautiful town. See the charm of this picturesque place for yourself and explore a fascinating collection of terraces and hidden gardens. An island tour on a vintage bus* will introduce you to the smallest church in the world – a short but unforgettable visit. Alternatively, a hike along the cliffs* reveals spectacular views of steep rock formations and pine forests.

    Tuesday, 05.10.2021

    Channel Islands (Guernsey, Herm)

    Exploring on foot is also the best way to experience the Channel Island of Herm. The visit to the car-free island with its pristine sandy beaches and hidden bays is subject to the weather and tides in autumn.

    Wednesday, 06.10.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 07.10.2021

    Santander/Spain, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Spain’s beauty lies in the interplay of culture and nature. As if arranged by the hand of an artist, the old town in Santander nestles on the hillside above the Atlantic coast. The inhabitants of Cantabria’s capital seem to love the atmosphere in the streets too: glass balconies offer the best views of Basque street life. Enjoy two essential parts of the city’s character with a market visit and pintxos tasting*. The historic La Esperanza market hall offers an abundance of fish, vegetables and countless delicatessens. Try some of the typical small pintxos snacks along the way – just like the locals, who like to enjoy their nibbles at a bar counter. Marvel at the fascinating symbiosis of apparently opposing contrasts with an excursion to Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum*. The work of star architect Frank O. Gehry seems to rise up powerfully on the riverbank like a mountain, the undulating titanium facades reminiscent of breaking waves. The old town of Casco Viejo is sure to linger in your memory with its charming buildings from different periods. By contrast, the magnificent masterpieces in the museum are all from modern periods. The rich collection of images you have gathered from the treasure troves of nature, art and architecture will stay with you when you bid farewell to the ship after your days of exploration.

    Friday, 08.10.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 09.10.2021

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 09.10.2021

    Scheduled flight from Porto to Germany

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

    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.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CULTURAL DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL

    Individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
    Cruise
    NAT2121
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

    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
    NAT2121
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021
    Cruise
    NAT2121
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2021 - 09.10.2021
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