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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Short cruise to the Frisian Islands - North Sea romance and sailors' yarns

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2219
30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022 (4 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2219
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022

    Three characterful islands that will satisfy your longing for the sea and wide open spaces - combined with the special atmosphere on board the HANSEATIC nature this is an autumnal delight for explorers.


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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 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
    NAT2219
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022

    Friday, 30.09.2022

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

    Why travel to distant lands when there's so much to see close by? This short cruise along the German North Sea coast will show you the gems on Europe's doorstep. Get to know the North and East Frisian landscapes with their fine sandy beaches, nature reserves surrounded by mudflats and wild, romantic dunes, as well as the island jewel of Helgoland. The evening departure from Hamburg provides an atmospheric start to your cruise on board the HANSEATIC nature. From the bustling port to the district of Blankenese, which was once popular among pilots and captains, the illuminated banks of the Elbe will enhance the special ambience on board your small expedition ship.

    Saturday, 01.10.2022

    Borkum, from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs

    In the golden autumn light on the island of Borkum, the last warm rays of sunshine lift the spirits and make it the ideal time for in-depth experiences of nature. Take a deep breath of Borkum's fabulous ocean air and let the iodine-infused breeze invigorate your sense of adventure. There is an impressive wealth of scenery here, with beach grass, heather and other plants exuding the East Frisian charm. The salt flats and dunes also provide a natural habitat for a fascinating variety of birds. Relax and enjoy the diversity on a tour by vintage bus*. The knowledgeable driver will share interesting information about the island, its history and the sights as you pass by. Safety at sea is also an important part of Borkum. How exactly do rescue operations work in the North Sea? The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) will provide expert answers to this and many other questions on a visit to a DGzRS search and rescue cruiser*. Take a look behind the scenes with a small group of like-minded seafarers. When else will you get the chance to explore an engine room from the inside or learn more about operational planning on the ship's flying bridge? Alternatively, explore more of the natural environment between the mudflats and tidal creeks. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site in an unusual way with Watt'n Konzert - a musical mudflat walk*. A real northern star will not only tell you about the flora and fauna, but also provide a musical accompaniment on accordion. Wade through the soft sediment of the Wadden Sea and get to the bottom of the fine sand deposits.

    Sunday, 02.10.2022

    List/Sylt, from 7.00 to 17.30 hrs (lay time subject to the tides)

    The typical North German greeting of "Moin" awaits you on Sylt, one of Germany's most popular islands. List, its most northerly community, is also well worth a visit. Experience the inimitable character of this natural paradise, a living artwork of lush green salt flats, heathland and dunes as far as the eye can see. A walk on the mudflats of Blidsel Bay* offers a panoramic view of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's incredible to think that thousands of mussels, snails and worms live in each square metre (10.8 square feet) of mud. Marvel at the area's biodiversity and be astounded by a panoramic trip across Sylt*. Your journey will take you through a wandering dune landscape and the North Frisian villages of Keitum and Tinnum, where the views are filled with thatched-roof houses. Riding by e-bike across the island* is another active way to explore. With an electric motor to help, even the wind won't keep you from discovering List and the famous "elbow". Stunning views along the northerly peninsula will bring peace to your soul before your mouth waters at the freshly baked speciality cakes in one of Kampen's traditional cafes.

    Monday, 03.10.2022

    Helgoland, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Discover one of North Germany's most imposing natural landmarks: Lange Anna on Helgoland. The red stack of rock rises 47 m (154 ft) off the island's coast, attracting not only day trippers but also a great number of marine creatures. Did you know that Germany's largest predator lives here? The grey seal, which shares the dunes with common seals, reaches speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) in the water as it hunts for sardines and cod. You, meanwhile, will hunt for spectacular panoramas on a 2.8 km (1.7 mi.) circular walking route along the cliffs. Say goodbye to the North Sea and continue your journey back to Hamburg, the metropolis on the Elbe. It's hard to believe how many North Sea stories you'll take home from this short cruise.

    Tuesday, 04.10.2022

    Hamburg, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

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

    The itinerary depends on the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this cruise and are not guaranteed.

    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 and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    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
    NAT2219
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022

    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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    Cruise
    NAT2219
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022
    Cruise
    NAT2219
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 04.10.2022
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