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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Short cruise Western Europe - new discoveries close to home

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2332
30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023 (9 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2332
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023

    • European coastlines in the golden October light: a route with exceptional destinations
    • Very British: inspiring island landscapes on the Isle of Wight and Guernsey
    • Enchanting Normandy: experience savoir vivre and a rich history in Caen 
    • A monument in the sea: the world-famous monastery island of Mont-Saint-Michel
    • More than chocolate: explore Ghent* or Brussels* from Antwerp 
    • Spectacular cliff panorama on Helgoland


    Short Trip
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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
    • 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
    NAT2332
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023

    Saturday, 30.09.2023

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe

    Sunday, 01.10.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 02.10.2023

    Isle of Wight/Great Britain, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Welcome on board the small HANSEATIC nature, which offers you many new discoveries on the coasts of Western Europe. Here, history collides with the present day, and cultural treasures are nestled among nature’s wonders as you explore Great Britain, Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands. First the Isle of Wight on the southern coast of England greets you – known for having even inspired Charles Dickens. Beaches, cliffs and castles make a delightful trio for an island hike*. You’ll be in aristocratic company at the royal Osborne House*, Queen Victoria’s summer residence.

    Tuesday, 03.10.2023

    Guernsey/Channel Islands from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The Channel Island of Guernsey is perfect for nature lovers and once provided inspiration for Renoir. The gardens around Saint Peter Port* are the perfect subject for an impressionist painting. The vintage flair on Guernsey* bus tour shows how the mild climate of the Gulf Stream allows a diverse range of splendid and exotic plants to bloom.

    Wednesday, 04.10.2023

    Caen/France, arrival 8.30 hrs

    A visit to a premiere destination: Caen in the heart of Normandy. A rich history and typical French lifestyle await you here. William the Conqueror, the city’s most famous son, had a castle and two abbeys built. The conquest of England in 1066 comes to life again in Bayeux with historic tapestry*. The monastery island of Mont-Saint-Michel* seems like a water-borne mountain, floating when the tide comes in and grounded when the water is low. Alternatively, you can enjoy savoir vivre and Atlantic flair on a walking tour of Deauville and Honfleur*.

    Thursday, 05.10.2023

    Caen, departure 5.00 hrs
    Cruising on the Caen Canal and through the Ouistreham lock
    Relaxation at sea

    Your day starts best on the many open deck areas or the deck track at the bow, where the fresh October air blows around you. Cruising on the Caen Canal, let your eyes wander over the beautiful landscape that is slowly becoming more and more autumnal. After an interesting passage through the Ouistreham lock, you will return to the English Channel on course for your next destination.

    Friday, 06.10.2023

    Antwerp/Belgium, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
    Cruising on the Westerschelde

    Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – unravel the legends of the gemstone in Antwerp as you hum Marilyn Monroe’s famous song; the city is home to the world’s largest diamond exchange, after all. Let yourself be fascinated by the vibrant cultural city and inspiration of Peter Paul Rubens when you take in the Grote Markt, the Church of Our Lady or the guildhalls on a ride in an electric tuk-tuk*. The Royal Palace, Manneken Pis and Atomium are the most memorable landmarks in Brussels*. While you are here, you absolutely have to try a famous Belgian waffle. Ghent* was built in the Middle Ages at the spot where the River Schelde and River Leie meet, with the course of the rivers’ arms forming a charming part of the cityscape. Your experts will explain how important the estuaries on the North Sea coast are in modern times as you cruise in the Westerschelde.

    Saturday, 07.10.2023

    Rotterdam/Netherlands, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Look forward to the trendy city of Rotterdam. This young, dynamic city is all about futuristic architecture, huge container ships, popular restaurants and renowned museums. By bicycle or tuk-tuk ride*, you can experience these aspects of the city like the locals of Rotterdam themselves. The Hague*, the seat of government of the Netherlands, is just a stone’s throw away. Stroll through the historic centre and take a detour to the Peace Palace, the seat of the United Nations, and to the royal Noordeinde Palace. Alternatively, pay a visit to Delft*, famous for its royal blue-and-white porcelain.

    Sunday, 08.10.2023

    Helgoland/Germany, from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Discover one of North Germany’s most imposing natural landmarks – Lange Anna on Helgoland: the red stack of rock rises 47 m (154 ft) into the air off the island’s coast, attracting not only day trippers but also a great number of marine creatures. Did you know that Germany’s largest predator lives here? The grey seal, which shares the dunes with common seals, reaches speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) in the water as it hunts for sardines and cod. You, meanwhile, will hunt for spectacular panoramas on a 2.8 km (1.7 mi.) circular walking route along the cliffs.

    Monday, 09.10.2023

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    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.

    Cruise
    NAT2332
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023

    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
    NAT2332
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023
    Cruise
    NAT2332
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2023 - 09.10.2023
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