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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Expedition to Orkney and the Shetland Islands - Highlands, idyllic castles and rugged island scenery

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2210
22.05.2022 - 01.06.2022 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2210
    Cruise dates
    22.05.2022 - 01.06.2022

    • From Hamburg to the rugged Scottish island realm – on to a contrasting kaleidoscope of culture and wild nature
    • A perfect start: Action-packed city explorations in lively Edinburgh with its imposing castle and views over the southern Highlands
    • Historical discoveries and buildings dating back to the Middle Ages in Kirkwall
    • Orkney Island of Westray: Explore the home of countless puffins, common murres and northern gannets on a captivating Zodiac ride
    • Scottish barons’ towers, solid stone houses and famous Fort Charlotte – welcome to Lerwick 
    • Uninhabited island idyll: Watch nesting seabirds on the Isle of Mousa – with luck, common and grey seals linger in the deserted coves
    • Walks and captivating birdwatching on the Shetland Isle of Noss
    • Fair Isle – Great Britain’s most remote inhabited island and a birdwatcher’s paradise

     


    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.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - HANSEATIC nature

    The new expedition class

    The naming ceremony of the HANSEATIC nature took place in Hamburg on 4 May 2019. Together with its structurally identically sister ships HANSEATIC inspiration (2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (2021), the small and state-of-the-art expedition ship explores remote destinations and visits the world’s most fascinating natural landscapes on challenging routes.

    The new expedition class – which offers space for a maximum of 230 guests (or 199 guests on Antarctic cruises and Spitsbergen circumnavigations) – sets standards in terms of variety, comfort and personal space. This is why our ship has more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Find out more!

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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
    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
    NAT2210
    Cruise dates
    22.05.2022 - 01.06.2022

    At anchor

    Sunday, 22.05.2022

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe

    Monday, 23.05.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 24.05.2022

    Rosyth (Edinburgh)/Scotland/Great Britain, arrival 12.00 hrs

    In northern Europe, the small HANSEATIC nature sets a course for spectacular landscapes that feel like far-flung corners of the world. Close at hand and still unknown: on Scotland’s east coast, be surprised as you explore Edinburgh from its port at Rosyth. The capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an open book of cultural and architectural history. Winding streets, ancient and neoclassical architecture, society and monarchy: a walking tour with a castle visit* reveals many facets, Edinburgh Castle being the crowning glory. You would hardly believe it: in the middle of the city, you can really walk up- and downhill through the lively streets. Enjoy the evening atmosphere and visit a pub or two. Perhaps try one of the many local beers? The hike up Arthur's Seat* the next day is invigorating and like a fascinating excursion into volcanology. At around 250 m (820 ft), the mountain sets the tone for another of Scotland’s unspoilt regions: the Orkney Islands. At around 250 m (820 ft), the mountain sets the tone for another of Scotland’s unspoilt regions: the Orkney Islands.

    Wednesday, 25.05.2022

    Rosyth (Edinburgh), departure 13.00 hrs

    Thursday, 26.05.2022 to
    Friday, 27.05.2022

    Orkney Islands (Kirkwall, Westray)

    The legendary Scottish Orkney Islands await you with rugged cliffs and mystical light. Explore the early history of the islands, starting in Kirkwall with the historical treasures of Orkney*. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the sensational Skara Brae is the best-preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe. The Ring of Brodgar, which dates back to around 2700 BC, is another stone reminder of times gone by. A hike along the coastal cliffs* takes you past Iron Age towers and offers breathtaking views. Explore nature with your experts on the small, untouched island of Westray and look out for puffins, common murres and northern gannets.

     

    Saturday, 28.05.2022 to
    Monday, 30.05.2022

    Shetland Islands (Lerwick, Isle of Mousa , Isle of Noss , Fair Isle )

    Lerwick’s typical architecture is rich in granite. Visit the archaeological site of Jarlshof*, which bears witness to the everyday lives of the Stone Age people and Vikings, or join a local photographer to focus on natural photography on Shetland*. When you land in the Zodiacs for hikes, the uninhabited Isle of Mousa will offer snapshots of the lives of seals and grey seals. The Isle of Noss, too, holds some completely undiscovered island treasures. An independent shore visit will give you the opportunity for birdwatching. Fair Isle is Great Britain’s most remote inhabited island. Spectacular narrow cliffs make a Garden of Eden for countless birds such as northern gannets and puffins – the final, impressive piece in the kaleidoscope of contrasts on your cruise.

    Tuesday, 31.05.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 01.06.2022

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    * The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. You will receive details prior to departure. All shore activities may be cancelled at short notice, depending on the developments at the time of the cruise.


    Cruise
    NAT2210
    Cruise dates
    22.05.2022 - 01.06.2022

    HANSEATIC nature - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC nature

    How do you combine exciting adventures with the utmost comfort? Our new expedition class has the answers. Enjoy first-class service and unforgettable moments in the world’s most spectacular regions – in the company of a small group of no more than 230 guests (or 199 guests for Antarctic expeditions and circumnavigation of Spitsbergen).

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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 & Bars

    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. Align your inner compass with total well-being – whether in the ocean-view sauna of the OCEAN SPA, with a relaxing massage or with a workout in the Sports Club.

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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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