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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Hygge Advent cruise on the Baltic: in a sea of Christmas lights

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2322
10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2322
    Cruise dates
    10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023

    • Hygge and “god Jul”: Scandinavian flair and real cosiness in the run-up to Christmas
    • Overnight lay time: plenty of time to discover the trendy destinations of Copenhagen and Stockholm
    • Insider tips for winter: dreamy Gotland and Gdansk in the glitter of the light
    • Advent magic and winter wonderlands – as you stroll through historic city centres, Christmas markets and in nature
    • Travel concierge: individual culture programmes and activities in advance on request


    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.

    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
    NAT2322
    Cruise dates
    10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023

    Sunday, 10.12.2023

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe
    Night passage through the Kiel Canal

    Light the Advent candles – cosy and heart-warming in the Baltic region. This winter cruise on the HANSEATIC nature is a celebration of the typical feeling of hygge in atmospheric destinations. The Scandinavian recipe for contentment can be felt in all kinds of different ways: walking in wintry natural landscapes, strolling through historic streets with Christmas decorations, ice skating or enjoying a warm mug of glogg at the Christmas market. Look forward to the special magic of the run-up to Christmas. As soon as you leave Hamburg on an evening cruise on the Elbe, the brightly lit houses along the banks will light the way.

    Monday, 11.12.2023

    Cruising through the Flensburg Firth
    Flensburg, from 15.00 to 19.00 hrs

    After cruising through the Flensburg Firth, with interesting views of the Danish and German coastlines, you will reach picturesque Flensburg with its little fishing houses and historic squares. “Moin!” and “glædelig jul!” – enjoy the Danish hygge atmosphere at the Christmas market in the old town. As well as the famous lines of shoes, the streets are also decorated with Christmas lights. Follow your hearts – and your ears: Scandinavian Christmas music will be playing in many of the merchants’ houses. A guided city walking tour* will add to your experience with exciting stories about the port’s seafaring history.

    Tuesday, 12.12.2023

    Copenhagen/Denmark, arrival 9.30 hrs

    A visit to Copenhagen, with its Little Mermaid and Amalienborg Palace, is on the wish list for all culture lovers. Explore the city at a relaxed pace – with a quick visit to the Christmas market in Nyhavn. Maybe you’d like to try the Danish Christmas pudding while you’re there? If you are the one who finds the almond hidden within, it is said to bring luck for the year ahead. You can enjoy a cosy welcome at Zeeland’s fairy-tale castles* or with glogg and a pastry on the winter canal cruise*. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the winter wonderland in the Tivoli Gardens*, with Christmas lights, a nostalgic carousel, beautiful parkland and the Christmas market. The HANSEATIC nature has an Advent gift in store for you, since the ship will be staying overnight. This means that you can relax and soak up the atmosphere as you wander through the lit-up streets, go skating or visit cosy cafes or one of the city’s many museums. After all, hygge is also about making time for the best things in life.

    Wednesday, 13.12.2023

    Copenhagen, departure 5.00 hrs
    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 14.12.2023

    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago
    Stockholm/Sweden, arrival 14.00 hrs

    Before you explore Sweden’s capital, you will have a perfect 360-degree view from the many open deck areas as you cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago. The archipelago is magical in the December light. Lagom is the Swedish equivalent of the Danish hygge and it’s all about finding the right balance in life. So discover the balance between romance and action as you spend an unforgettable evening in Stockholm. How about starting with the ABBA museum, followed by dinner in the historic city centre and a drink at the Icebar? Your travel concierge will help you make a plan in advance. The next day, you can explore the network of narrow streets with their little cafes and boutiques on a winter walk* through Stockholm’s magical old town with its numerous Christmas wonderlands. Make sure you try the Lussekatter saffron buns or go skating in the middle of the city. A winter visit to the Skansen open-air museum* with its traditional Christmas market is shrouded in the magic of centuries past.

    Friday, 15.12.2023

    Stockholm, departure 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 16.12.2023

    Visby/Gotland, from 9.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Slowing down, Swedish-style: the “summer destination” of Gotland also has a special appeal in winter. You will have this enchanting island almost to yourself as you explore and enjoy the friendly hospitality and Swedish way of life in the medieval streets of the dreamy Hanseatic town of Visby*, beautifully lit up with Christmas lights. Alternatively, the snow-covered landscape and blue Baltic Sea paint a magical picture on a winter hike along Gotland’s coastline*.

    Sunday, 17.12.2023

    Gdansk/Poland, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    Another well-kept secret as a winter destination is Gdansk. As you arrive in the third week of Advent, the morning bells of the city’s many churches will ring in your experience. The legacy of the Hanseatic period, with buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles, is illuminated in all its colour and glory at this time of year. Your eyes will light up as your heart and soul are warmed by the atmosphere at the Christmas market – decorated with almost 100 Christmas trees and an enormous hand-made Christmas pyramid. You are sure to find gifts for your loved ones at the 80 or so stalls here. A city walk with Advent concert* including the city hall, Crane and Neptune fountain, will show you the most beautiful sights in the city. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of the Teutonic Order to Malbork Castle*, Europe’s largest brick building.

    Monday, 18.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 19.12.2023

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal
    Hamburg, arrival 23.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    On a daytime passage through the Kiel Canal, watch the wintry landscapes of Schleswig-Holstein pass you by as you remember the many hygge experiences on this cruise – until you leave the ship in Hamburg, taking a special kind of Christmas spirit away with you.

    Wednesday, 20.12.2023

    Hamburg
    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.

    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
    NAT2322
    Cruise dates
    10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023

    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
    NAT2322
    Cruise dates
    10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2322
    Cruise dates
    10.12.2023 - 20.12.2023
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