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HANSEATIC nature - from Otaru to Otaru

Expedition Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands - unspoilt and primeval Russia

HANSEATIC nature - from Otaru to Otaru
Cruise NAT2310
09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023 (16 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2310
    Cruise dates
    09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

    Explore nature as it is rarely seen: power and vastness, beauty and drama brought together on an expedition in the realm of sea lions, whales and eagles.


    Expedition
    Extend your cruise ashore
    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 - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise NAT2205 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

    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
    NAT2310
    Cruise dates
    09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 07.06.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Tokyo

    Thursday, 08.06.2023

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Friday, 09.06.2023

    Scheduled flight to Sapporo

    Friday, 09.06.2023

    Otaru (Sapporo)/Japan, departure 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 10.06.2023

    Rishiri/Japan

    Northern Japan will be the prologue to your adventure. The island of Rishiri off Hokkaido is dominated by a volcano of the same name, with a cone-shaped peak. Spring has arrived here - the perfect time to head out with your experts to discover fresh nature, just as the terrain is reclaimed by plant life bursting with colour.

    Sunday, 11.06.2023 to
    Monday, 12.06.2023

    Sakhalin/Russia (Korsakov, Tyuleny )

    The route will take you to the Sea of Okhotsk, where Anton Chekhov brought literary notoriety to the island of Sakhalin when he wrote about the erstwhile penal colony of Korsakov in his travelogue. Still impressed by the historical details, you will then take a Zodiac to the east coast of the island of Tyuleny. Its beaches are home to huge colonies of fur seals and its jagged cliffs are populated by flocks of common murres. Here - like in so many other places on this route - whales can often be spotted.

    Tuesday, 13.06.2023 to
    Wednesday, 14.06.2023

    Kuril Islands (Chirpoy, Lovushka Islands)

    Hardly any other region in the world offers such a mesmerising reflection of the natural forces of the Pacific Ring of Fire as the Russian Far East. The beautiful Kuril Islands extend for 1,200 km (746 mi.) and bear witness to ancient volcanic activity. Overgrown mountain peaks shimmer through the mist and the spray thunders against steep cliffs: in this unspoilt expeditionary territory, numerous Zodiac rides and landings will allow you to experience the vastness of nature up-close. Wildlife sightings are a truly special part of the adventure. Chirpoy, part of an archipelago with still-active volcanoes, is home to sea lion colonies, for example. With a bit of luck, the Zodiacs will let you see marine mammals and seabirds up-close around the Lovushka Islands. The basalt coast provides birds with shelter and you with the most stunning subjects for your photos.

    Thursday, 15.06.2023 to
    Monday, 19.06.2023

    Kamchatka (Tikhirka Bay , two days in Petropavlovsk, Morzovaya Bay , Bering Island )

    The many facets of Kamchatka could fill several books: active and extinct volcanoes, glittering glaciers and deep fjords, verdant forests and crystal-clear rivers. The HANSEATIC nature's route is adjusted according to daily weather conditions and expected sightings, so it feels like a true expedition. Experience the power and vastness of this landscape late into the light evenings, for example on a hike with your experts in Tikhirka Bay and with the possibility of spotting sea otters. The renowned scientists on board will happily expand your knowledge of different eras of Russian history, whether you're interested in the indigenous peoples - the Itelmen and Koryaks - or the Cossack conquerors. You will then see the inhabitants of Petropavlovsk, the scientific and cultural centre of Kamchatka, in a new light. The bizarre landscape that surrounds it was formed 20,000 years ago. To marvel at the spectacle of fuming sulphur springs and columns of water from the perspective of the sea eagle, take a helicopter flight to the Valley of the Geysers*. The flight to Nalychevo Nature Park* also promises breathtaking panoramas and the opportunity to bathe in the wilderness upon arrival. Alternatively, a challenging hike up Avacha volcano* will reward you with fantastic views. You'll also find these on your Zodiac landing in Morzovaya Bay: keep a lookout for Steller's sea eagles and relics of times gone by. Salmon return from the Pacific to spawn at this time of year - easy prey for the Kamchatka brown bears, who you might see with a little luck. From this natural kingdom, the HANSEATIC nature will set off for Bering Island, where the great pioneering acts of the famous explorer will be brought to life. Vitus Bering ran aground here in 1741 on the way home from his second Kamchatka expedition.

    Tuesday, 20.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 21.06.2023 to
    Thursday, 22.06.2023

    Kuril Islands (Ptichiy Islands, Atlasova, Yankicho (Ushishir))

    What is life like for the people in the village of Nikolskoje? On a Zodiac ride off the Ptichiy Islands, see the islands - and the home of common and spotted seals - for yourself. Your experts will also shed light on the area's volcanological history at the black lava beach of Atlasova. Discover exciting information about the Alaid, one of the highest volcanoes in the Kuril Islands at over 2,000 m (6,562 ft). On Yankicho (Ushishir), you can explore inside the steep caldera - a haven for foxes and seabirds - in the Zodiacs if the weather is good.

    Friday, 23.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 24.06.2023

    Korsakov/Sakhalin (official stop)

    A relaxing day at sea will take you back via Korsakov to Otaru. A pleasant way to round off your time here and look back on the many stages of your expedition. How will you remember the Russian Far East - as a great adventure or a Russian fairy tale?

    Sunday, 25.06.2023

    Otaru (Sapporo)/Japan, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 25.06.2023

    Journey to Sapporo
    Scheduled flight to Tokyo
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 26.06.2023

    Scheduled flight from Tokyo to Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    The itinerary depends on official approval and the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition 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.
    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: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA (SUPERIOR)
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: KYOTO, NARA AND TOKYO (DELUXE)
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO - TRADITION AND MODERNITY
    Cruise
    NAT2310
    Cruise dates
    09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

    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
    NAT2310
    Cruise dates
    09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2310
    Cruise dates
    09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise NAT2205 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

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