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HANSEATIC nature - from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg

Expedition West and East Greenland – the heritage of the icy coastline in 1,000 stories

HANSEATIC nature - from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2315
11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023 (19 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2315
    Cruise dates
    11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

    “Tikilluarit” – welcome to Greenland. The expedition brings together the western and eastern coasts for a rare combination. Viking heritage, Inuit culture and icy wonders shape the route all the way to Hamburg.


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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
    NAT2315
    Cruise dates
    11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

    Monday, 11.09.2023

    Charter flight from Germany** to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.09.2023 to
    Wednesday, 13.09.2023

    Western coast of Greenland (Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Disko Bay)

    The HANSEATIC nature is one of the few ships that can travel not only to Greenland’s spectacular west, but also to virtually untouched East Greenland, where the icy shield opens up in the early autumn, setting the stage for unique Nordic views. As you start your cruise, Sisimiut presents the history of polar settlements in its picturesque old town, which resembles a museum village. On a hike, your experts will explain fascinating historical details. The imposing mountainous landscape of Ilulissat also offers stunning views on a hike along the ice fjord. A breathtaking natural spectacle will draw everyone’s attention in Disko Bay: while cruising and riding in the Zodiacs, watch the mighty ice formations that drift through the bay.

    Thursday, 14.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 15.09.2023 to
    Saturday, 16.09.2023

    Arsukfjord , cruising through Prince Christian Sound (depending on ice)

    Cast your gaze over the vast tundra in the Arsukfjord – with luck, musk oxen will grace the backdrop. Prince Christian Sound glistens in beautiful turquoise: enjoy extraordinary and unique views of waterfalls and glaciers.

    Sunday, 17.09.2023 to
    Sunday, 24.09.2023

    South and east coast of Greenland (highlights and landings depend on the weather and ice conditions, including Skjoldungen Sound, Tasiilaq, Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresbysund, Northeast Greenland National Park)

    Greenland’s rarely visited east coast will captivate you with its remoteness, enormous mountains and an almost endless fjord world. The flexible expedition route includes the small settlement of Tasiilaq and the warm colours of the landscape in East Greenland’s Skjoldungen Sound, which form a charming contrast to the icy blue. The Zodiacs will take you up-close to nature – and offer a good chance of spotting whales, among other creatures. Ittoqqortoormiit, one of Greenland’s smallest communities where around 350 people live in complete isolation, is like an Arctic haven of peace. A small museum will take you back in time and bring Inuit history to life. Continue on a geological journey through the millennia deep into Scoresbysund, where the Ice Age has clearly left its mark. Depending on the weather and ice conditions, the HANSEATIC nature will take its time over intensive explorations of the world’s largest fjord system. A world of superlatives awaits you: Greenland’s highest mountains, impressive glacier landscapes and icebergs glittering like sapphires shape the region. Awe-inspiring rock faces rise up steeply before you, forming a rugged background for the scene of white ice sculptures reflected in the water. Against this backdrop, you will have lots of opportunities to enjoy walks through the autumnal tundra – and with a little luck, you just might spot some musk oxen. One particular highlight of your expedition awaits you further north in Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park on the planet, covering an area of around 970,000 km² (375,000 mi.²) – deserted and only accessible with a true expedition ship. Enjoy a series of overwhelming views from the Zodiacs and on deck, such as when the mountain flanks of the Alpefjord tower up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) above you. Equally majestic, the King Oscar Fjord will complete your unforgettable impressions of Greenland’s pristine beauty – perhaps even with polar bear sightings.

    Monday, 25.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 26.09.2023

    Seydisfjordur/Iceland

    Your farewell to Greenland will be accompanied by picturesque mountains when the HANSEATIC nature sets course for Seydisfjordur in Iceland. The small town between rocky massifs on the shore of a majestic fjord opens the doors for insights into Nordic life. Traditional, colourful wooden houses are a reminder of the riches brought by the herring boom. 

    Wednesday, 27.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 28.09.2023

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain

    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. 

    Friday, 29.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 30.09.2023

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

    From the northern end of the world, your cruise comes to a relaxing end in Hamburg, the home port of the HANSEATIC nature. Take this unique opportunity to look back on your experiences as you pass between the Elbstrand beach and the banks of the Alster.

    * 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 from which German airport the charter flight will take off.
    ----- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map).

    Itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice 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 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
    NAT2315
    Cruise dates
    11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

    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
    NAT2315
    Cruise dates
    11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2315
    Cruise dates
    11.09.2023 - 30.09.2023
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