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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Winter adventures in the Baltic: the fairy-tale icy realms of kings and tsars

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2404
19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2404
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024

    • Two days in St Petersburg: profound insights into Russia’s soul at an unusual time of year
    • Exhilarating outdoor experiences: skating, snowshoe hikes, ice fishing and more*
    • Finland’s unknown south: from the Aland Islands to the Turku Archipelago to Kotka
    • Flexible expedition day in the Gulf of Finland (subject to ice and weather conditions)
    • Proud cities outside of peak season: visit Stockholm and Helsinki as well as Tallinn and Riga

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

    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
    NAT2404
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024

    Monday, 19.02.2024

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

    Tuesday, 20.02.2024

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

    The Baltic Sea in winter: the snowy setting for great historical moments with icy coastlines of picturesque beauty and exciting regions for the HANSEATIC nature to explore. The route heads to archipelagos as well as marshes and hilly countryside, such as on the daytime passage through the Kiel Canal.

    Wednesday, 21.02.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 22.02.2024

    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago
    Stockholm/Sweden, from 11.00 to 23.00 hrs

    Welcome to Sweden, and what a way to start a day: 24,000 islands with you right in the middle of them as you cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago on your small expedition ship. As is normal for this time of the year, experience cities such as Stockholm without the masses of visitors who arrive in the peak season. As life is now calm and relaxed, the atmosphere in winter is extraordinarily leisurely – whether you choose to walk through the fabulous old town or visit the open-air museum Skansen*.

    Friday, 23.02.2024

    Gulf of Finland:
    Aland Islands/Finland,
    Cruising through the Turku Archipelago

    You will not meet many people on the Aland Islands – only 60 of the 6,500 islands are inhabited. The HANSEATIC nature makes full use of the advantages of a small expedition ship as you cruise through the Turku Archipelago (subject to ice conditions). Some of the thousands of islands are connected by official ice crossings in cold winters.

    Saturday, 24.02.2024

    Helsinki, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Open to new things – typical for this cruise and for Helsinki. The city is a free-standing architectural textbook: the classical cathedral stands in contrast to fascinating modern buildings such as the egg-shaped Kamppi Chapel and the new central library that is designed to let in as much natural light as possible. The surrounding natural scenery is a winter masterpiece. Clean air, fresh impressions and exercise await you – ride a hovercraft* through the islands, go ice fishing and snowshoe hiking* in the southern lake district or ride a fat bike* through ice and snow.

    Sunday, 25.02.2024

    Kotka, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs

    What would a visit to Finland be without the sauna, an integral part of its culture? Things get very hot and very cold in Kotka at a traditional Finnish sauna experience featuring cold water swimming* in the sea. Alternatively, enjoy regional specialities around the campfire* or a winter hike* in Valkmusa National Park.

    Monday, 26.02.2024

    St Petersburg/Russia, arrival 8.00 hrs

    St Petersburg is in a class of its own. The HANSEATIC nature reserves two days for this pearl of the Baltic and you will have a lot of options to choose from. In February, you will have the museums and the Hermitage* almost all to yourself. Alternatively, take an excursion to Peterhof and St Isaac’s Cathedral*. Marvel at the feudal architecture of Catherine Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress*. With the famous piece of music “Petersburger Schlittenfahrt” in your ear and the scenery from Doctor Zhivago in your mind’s eye, traverse the winter landscape on a sledge ride*. You can also set out on exhilarating excursions on a snowmobile* or on a hike with a dog sled tour*.

    Tuesday, 27.02.2024

    St. Petersburg, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 28.02.2024

    Expedition day in the Gulf of Finland (depending on the ice)

    After Russia’s fairy-tale world, the HANSEATIC nature sets course for an expedition day in the Gulf of Finland, which the experienced crew will organise depending on the ice and weather conditions. You can marvel at the spectacle from the nature Walk and from the glass balconies. How about taking a few trips in the Zodiacs?

    Thursday, 29.02.2024

    Tallinn/Estonia, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Discover the natural beauty of Estonia in Tallinn as you go cross-country skiing* or ice fishing*. Afterwards, take a winter stroll through the medieval old town, perhaps even into the evening as the HANSEATIC nature will spend the night here.

    Friday, 01.03.2024

    Tallinn, departure 6.00 hrs
    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 02.03.2024

    Riga/Latvia, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Even Riga will be pleasantly quiet enough for you to enjoy the Hanseatic flair. The region known as the Switzerland of Latvia* promises vastness and tranquillity with primeval forests and fairy-tale castles all covered in snow. Riga itself is known as the “capital of art nouveau”, where you can marvel at the extravagant architecture on a winter walk through the old town*.

    Sunday, 03.03.2024 to
    Monday, 04.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea/Evening passage through the Kiel Canal(4.3.)

    Tuesday, 05.03.2024

    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.

    The itinerary depends on weather and the ice conditions. The natural experiences 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
    NAT2404
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024

    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
    NAT2404
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024
    Cruise
    NAT2404
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2024 - 05.03.2024
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