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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Christmas adventures in Lapland with New Year's Eve in Stockholm: winter celebrations in the northern extension of the Baltic Sea

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2400
20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024 (16 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2400
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024

    • A unique and private Christmas on board, under the starry skies in the Gulf of Bothnia
    • Activities in the winter landscape: dog sled tour, snowshoe hikes, snowmobile safari and more*
    • Kemi: visit Santa Claus in Rovaniemi* in Finland, right on the Arctic Circle
    • Only possible at this time of year: with luck you will be able to see the Northern Lights from the deck
    • Fireworks of new impressions: an unforgettable New Year’s Eve against the old town backdrop of Stockholm

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.


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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
    NAT2400
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024

    Wednesday, 20.12.2023

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

    Treat all your senses to an exceptional winter cruise on the HANSEATIC nature to welcome in the New Year. Glittering landscapes and illuminated cities, shimmering stars and maybe even the magical Northern Lights: this route is packed with the very best that Swedish and Finnish Lapland have to offer. The festivities for true explorers begin with an evening cruise out of Hamburg.

    Thursday, 21.12.2023

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

    The brightly lit houses on the banks of the Elbe are like chains of light, leading the way to the winter wonderlands of Scandinavia. Marshlands, forests and hills welcome you on the daytime passage through the Kiel Canal.

    Friday, 22.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 23.12.2023

    Visby/Gotland/Sweden, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On Gotland you will be welcomed with “God Jul” – merry Christmas! The Swedish summer destination also has a special appeal in winter. In Visby, you can enjoy the Nordic Christmas spirit as you stroll through the narrow streets with their Christmas decorations.

    Sunday, 24.12.2023 to
    Monday, 25.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea/Setting a course for the Gulf of Bothnia

    Afterwards, you will celebrate Christmas Eve as never before: in a cosy, personal and maritime atmosphere on board the HANSEATIC nature, with views over the wide expanse of the northern extension of the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia. Your best present will be time to yourself, perhaps to go on a culinary voyage of discovery, visit the OCEAN SPA or attend fascinating expert presentations. With a little luck, you will also be able to see the Northern Lights in the clear northern sky.

    Tuesday, 26.12.2023

    Kemi/Finland, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs

    On Boxing Day, you will leave Kemi in Finland and head for Rovaniemi* to visit Santa Claus in his official home town. Lit up with Christmas lights, the town on the Arctic Circle is enchanting with its arts and crafts and “Elves Forest”. Activities like snowshoe hiking* in the snowy spruce forest or a snowmobile safari* through Finnish Lapland are a gift for nature lovers.

    Wednesday, 27.12.2023

    Lulea/Sweden, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    There is also plenty to do and see in Lulea. Winter hike or ice trail? Frozen waters make it easy to make the transition. If you’re looking for a sense of pure adventure, go for a ride on a fat bike* across the ice and snow or a hovercraft tour* in the Lulea archipelago. Perhaps here you will get another chance to see the mysterious aurora borealis.

    Thursday, 28.12.2023

    Umea, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    A winter wonderland also awaits around Umea, the cultural capital of northern Sweden, surrounded by wild nature. Cross-country skiing* in snowy Tavelsjo, horseriding* through the wintry landscape or a dog sled ride* – where will the mood take you today?

    Friday, 29.12.2023

    Sundsvall, from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The centre of Sundsvall is a well-preserved district from the late 19th century. Explore the “Stone City” at your leisure or, if you’re feeling energetic, climb the local hill.

    Saturday, 30.12.2023

    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago
    Stockholm, arrival 13.00 hrs

    A natural open-air museum awaits as you cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago, which is just magical in the December light. The many open deck areas offer perfect 360-degree views and your experts will provide a knowledgeable commentary.

    Sunday, 31.12.2023

    Stockholm

    Stockholm also opens up special perspectives once ashore: on a winter walk* through the fairy-tale old town or on a winter visit to the Skansen open-air museum* with its traditional Christmas and arts and crafts market. Your travel concierge will arrange your individual activities and cultural programmes in the Swedish capital in advance on request. You have exclusive front-row seats on board the HANSEATIC nature for the final act of the year: New Year’s Eve in Stockholm. Admire the old town lit up with fireworks from the deck. Simply unforgettable.

    Monday, 01.01.2024

    Stockholm, departure 9.00 hrs
    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago

    Tuesday, 02.01.2024

    Cruising through the Karlskrona archipelago
    Karlskrona, from 10.30 to 13.00 hrs

    It’s all about “New Year, new impressions” as you explore the Karlskrona archipelago. Afterwards, as you walk through the picturesque baroque city, you will find the perfect balance between culture and relaxation – in accordance with the Swedish lagom way of life.

    Wednesday, 03.01.2024

    Copenhagen/Denmark, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    A cosy atmosphere, glogg and pastries will accompany your visit to Copenhagen. Take a relaxed stroll through the city, empty of all the hordes of summer visitors, or visit Zeeland’s fairy-tale castles*. This hygge feeling and your many wintry impressions will stay with you for a long time to come. What a great start to the New Year!

    Thursday, 04.01.2024

    Relaxation at sea/Evening passage through the Kiel Canal

    Friday, 05.01.2024

    Hamburg, arrival 7.00 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.

    The itinerary depends on the weather conditions. The natural experiences and Northern Lights 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:

    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
    NAT2400
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024

    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
    NAT2400
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024
    Cruise
    NAT2400
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2023 - 05.01.2024
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