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HANSEATIC nature - from Inchon (Seoul) to Otaru

Unknown worlds: lost islands in the Pacific

HANSEATIC nature - from Inchon (Seoul) to Otaru
Cruise NAT2331
07.06.2023 - 25.06.2023 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2331
    Cruise dates
    07.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

    • Dreams of discovery in stunning colours: little-known island gems in Japan 
    • Far from the familiar: a Pacific route only possible with a small expedition ship 
    • Lush vegetation and rugged dream bays make you feel like Robinson Crusoe 
    • Cultural understanding: ancient values and new strength – insights into life in the Far East 
    • Diverse, colourful and modern – big-city adventures in Busan, Nagasaki and Tokyo

    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
    NAT2331
    Cruise dates
    07.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 06.06.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Seoul

    Wednesday, 07.06.2023

    Inchon (Seoul)/South Korea, departure 0.00 hrs

    Thursday, 08.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 09.06.2023

    Jeju Island/South Korea

    Mysterious, remote, little-known: on this premiere route in the Far East, the HANSEATIC nature visits island beauties that are often still blank spots on the map, even for specialists. Driven by curiosity and pioneering spirit, this cruise rewards a small circle of like-minded travellers with unimaginable experiences. Your starting point is the South Korean Jeju Island. You can best experience the charming landscape with volcanic peaks and lava tunnels on an island tour* or in Hallasan National Park*.

    Saturday, 10.06.2023

    Busan, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Near Busan, you can then marvel at the capital of the ancient Silla dynasty at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gyeongju*, while the alternative coastal walk through Igidae Park* reveals Korea’s close relationship with nature.

    Sunday, 11.06.2023

    Nagasaki/Japan, from 8.00 to 22.00 hrs

    You will be greeted by the rich contrasts of Japan – unbelievably vital and at the same time spellbinding – whose true beauty is still unknown to most Europeans. A veil of the past lies over Nagasaki to this day – from the moving history* around 1945 to Japan’s oldest stone bridge and oldest Christian church.

    Monday, 12.06.2023

    Goto Islands

    Your route towards understanding the soul of this country will take you off the typical tourist routes on the Goto Islands. On an island tour*, learn all about the history of Christianity in Japan, which originated here, or discover the culinary side of Japan at a traditional udon cookery class*.

    Tuesday, 13.06.2023 to
    Thursday, 15.06.2023

    Nansei Islands (Yakushima, Amami-Oshima, Yoron-Shima )

    The Nansei Islands stretch out over 1,000 km (621 mi.) like a “Japanese South Seas”. The lush landscape of Yakushima is accompanied by the sounds of the many bird species and macaques. The rainforest shrouds itself in mystery as the mist glides over the rhododendrons, mosses and lichens. Explore the bright subtropical character of Amami-Oshima. Fruit plantations and sandy beaches line crystal-blue bays. Here you can relax or go on an active kayak tour in the mangroves*. The excitement builds on board as you approach the premiere destination of Yoron-Shima, a secluded island idyll of unspoilt nature. The Zodiacs might also be used, depending on the local conditions.

    Friday, 16.06.2023 to
    Saturday, 17.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 18.06.2023 to
    Monday, 19.06.2023

    Bonin Islands (Haha-Shima, Chichi-Shima)

    In the endless expanses of the Pacific far from the familiar, your small expedition ship heads for another premiere destination: the Bonin Islands – extremely rarely visited and true uncharted territory, even for insiders. In this remote ecosystem, you will gain insights into evolutionary processes as they could only take place here. On Haha-Shima, you might spot the rare Bonin flying fox, one of over 190 endangered species in the archipelago. Chichi-Shima features impressive white beaches and rugged volcanic landscape. Your experts will impart exciting facts both on board and on land, and we also plan to go exploring with the Zodiacs.

    Tuesday, 20.06.2023

    Cruising off Tori-Shima/Relaxation at sea

    Cruising off Tori-Shima will prepare you for the main island of Honshu. Your vantage points for the best views are found on the many open deck areas, on the glass balconies or on the nature Walk.

    Wednesday, 21.06.2023

    Tokyo, from 8.30 to 0.00 hrs

    The impressive imperial palace, small temples, religious shrines, lively markets: in Tokyo, the rich culture of Japan meets the modern world of today. Take a walk exploring Japanese gardens and art* or take off on a helicopter flight*.

    Thursday, 22.06.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 23.06.2023

    Miyako, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    From Miyako, another premiere for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Sanriku Fukko National Park* reveals its magnificent flora and fauna including Japanese red pine trees, tabu trees and many seabirds. Alternatively, explore the rocky landscape on a coastal hike*.

    Saturday, 24.06.2023

    Okushiri

    The waters off Okushiri are known for abalones and sea urchins. Taste this exotic seafood very fresh and explore the island with your experts. By the end, you will have unravelled some of the mysteries of the “lost islands” in the Pacific and know why this cruise is considered a true insider tip.

    Sunday, 25.06.2023

    Otaru/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 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:

    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: THE CONTRASTS OF SEOUL
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO – TRADITION AND MODERNITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: KYOTO, NARA AND TOKYO (SUPERIOR)
    Cruise
    NAT2331
    Cruise dates
    07.06.2023 - 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
    NAT2331
    Cruise dates
    07.06.2023 - 25.06.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2331
    Cruise dates
    07.06.2023 - 25.06.2023
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