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HANSEATIC nature - from Tomakomai to Inchon (Seoul)

Unknown Japan and South Korea

HANSEATIC nature - from Tomakomai to Inchon (Seoul)
Cruise NAT2330
25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2330
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023

    • Interplay of cultures: Japanese diversity and Korean facets on one cruise
    • Uncharted territory of happiness: discover Japan’s seldom-visited west coast
    • Picture-perfect landscapes: flourishing gardens, holy islands, huge mountains and vast national parks 
    • Ancient values, new perspectives: fascinating veneration of nature, bathing rituals, shrines and samurai 
    • Open-air museums to Asian architecture: pagodas, temples, tea houses and suspension bridges

    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
    • 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
    NAT2330
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 23.05.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Tokyo

    Wednesday, 24.05.2023

    Tokyo, overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 25.05.2023

    Scheduled flight to Sapporo
    Journey to Tomakomai/Hokkaido/Japan

    Thursday, 25.05.2023

    Tomakomai/Hokkaido/Japan, departure 0.00 hrs

    Friday, 26.05.2023

    Hakodate/Japan, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Japan is just like a haiku, its traditional short-form poem: its connections only become evident through experience. Explore the mysterious island realm of Japan with its seldom-visited west coast as well as the multifaceted richness of South Korea with the HANSEATIC nature. Your discovery will start with the natural beauty of Hakodate on the northern island of Hokkaido and a visit to Onuma Quasi-National Park*, where you will be amazed by its volcano, birds and vegetation.

    Saturday, 27.05.2023

    Akita, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Follow in the footsteps of the samurai* in Akita. Or study the symbiosis of the landscape and the mystical Namahage culture on a flight to the Oga Peninsula*.

    Sunday, 28.05.2023

    Sado Island, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The rhythm of Japan comes to life in charming Ogi on Sado Island with a traditional taiko drumming class*. The mines of the gold island of Sado* tell of how a former place of exile became one of the most productive sources of precious metals.

    Monday, 29.05.2023

    Kanazawa, from 9.30 to 20.00 hrs

    Architectural charm is an inherent part of Kanazawa, with its old geisha and samurai houses and the Kenroku-en Garden*, which perfectly combines a spacious setting with craftsmanship and tradition. The historic villages of Shirakawa-go* will add to these aesthetic impressions with buildings in the gassho-zukuri, or “folded hands”, style.

    Tuesday, 30.05.2023

    Maizuru, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Your understanding of Far East belief systems will unfold in Maizuru. From here, you will travel to the spiritual centre of the country: Kyoto – the old imperial city* with its myriad temples and extravagantly decorated shrines. After your visit to the Golden Pavilion, you will admire Nijo Castle, or focus on the rich natural landscape: the Amanohashidate sandbar is as delicate as Japanese calligraphy. Enjoy a natural experience on the “bridge to heaven”* – walk through one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes with around 8,000 pine trees and long sandy beaches.

    Wednesday, 31.05.2023

    Oki Islands, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Will the Oki Islands draw you under their spell? The millions of years of geology and the remote location have created a very special ecosystem here, characterised by red rock formations and green vegetation. Enjoy wonderful views of the Sea of Japan from the 257 m (843 ft) tall Matengai Cliff on a hike along the Kuniga Coast*.

    Thursday, 01.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea
    Beppu, arrival 19.00 hrs

    Friday, 02.06.2023

    Beppu, departure 18.00 hrs

    As a contrast, the spa city of Beppu demonstrates how bathing rituals shape the culture. Bathe like the samurai as you ease yourself into the hot thermal waters during your visit to an onsen*. The more than 60 stone Buddhas in Usuki*, made from lava and tuff around 1,000 years ago, are a special expression of Japan’s religion.

    Saturday, 03.06.2023

    Miyajima, from 7.00 to12.00 hrs
    Hiroshima, from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The picturesque coastal landscapes of the sacred island of Miyajima have inspired both art and literature. After landing, discover its allure: the Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. At high tide, the famous red gate is reflected in the water, symbolising the ancient veneration of nature characteristic of Shintoism. Hiroshima symbolises a very eventful period in modern history – as a witness to global history*, your explorations of the area are shaped by remembrance.

    Sunday, 04.06.2023

    Tsushima Island, from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The HANSEATIC nature charts a course towards Tsushima Island through the Kanmon Straits. This seldom-visited island in the middle of the Korea Strait has often been the scene for historic events.

    Monday, 05.06.2023

    Busan/South Korea, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    In South Korea, you will enter another fascinating realm. From Busan, explore the relics of the old Silla dynasty in Gyeongju – a UNESCO World Heritage Site*, while the alternative coastal walk through Igidae Park* with its small suspension bridges reveals Korea’s close relationship with nature. To round off your experience, you can get to know the metropolis of Seoul with our optional post-cruise programme and find out even more about Korean history.

    Tuesday, 06.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 07.06.2023

    Inchon (Seoul)/South Korea, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 07.06.2023

    Scheduled flight from Seoul to Germany

    * 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:

    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)
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: TOKYO – TRADITION AND MODERNITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: THE CONTRASTS OF SEOUL
    Cruise
    NAT2330
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023

    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
    NAT2330
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2330
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2023 - 07.06.2023
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