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HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Winter adventures in Lapland: the winter wonderland of icy Scandinavia

HANSEATIC nature - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise NAT2405
05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2405
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024

    • Explore uncharted territory almost right on your doorstep: in the icy northern extension of the Baltic Sea
    • Get active in the winter wonderland of Swedish and Finnish Lapland: reindeer sleigh and dog sled rides, snowshoe hikes, cross-country skiing and more*
    • The HANSEATIC nature is in its element on an expedition in Bothnian Bay (subject to ice and weather conditions)
    • Cosy Scandinavia: stroll and skate against the romantic old town backdrop
    • Magical: with a little luck you will be able to see the Northern Lights from the deck

    * 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
    NAT2405
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024

    Tuesday, 05.03.2024

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

    Wednesday, 06.03.2024

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

    Winter in the northern Baltic is a well-kept secret, an adventure and an expedition all rolled into one. What wondrous worlds did the Ice Age leave behind around the Gulf of Bothnia? How traditionally do the people of Lapland still live? Where is the best place to enjoy the typical Scandinavian sense of hygge? Only the HANSEATIC nature can provide the answers. Draw on the wealth of experience of the experts on board: they will provide commentary on the daytime passage through the Kiel Canal and their presentations will turn the entire route into a journey of discovery.

    Thursday, 07.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 08.03.2024

    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago
    Stockholm/Sweden, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    24,000 islands, a unique natural heritage and the best views from the deck as you cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago. There is no trace of the hustle and bustle of the high season in winter and you will have a special opportunity to explore Stockholm at a relaxed pace, whether you choose to walk through the fabulous old town or visit the open-air museum Skansen*. Even on a winter hike in the Tyresta National Park*, the only people you are likely to encounter will be locals. Afterwards, we will head north to the Bothnian Sea.

    Saturday, 09.03.2024

    Gulf of Bothnia (Bothnian Sea and Bothnian Bay):
    Sundsvall, from 14.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The spirit of adventure will hang in the clear air as you press on into the northern extension of the Baltic Sea. Situated between Sweden and Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia attracted settlers such as the ancestors of the people of Lapland as if by magic. To this day, the settlements on the banks are living proof of the people’s tradition and their relationship with nature. Sundsvall is one charming example. Marvel at the 19th century brick architecture as you explore the city at your own pace.

    Sunday, 10.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 11.03.2024

    Lulea, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Situated at the northern end of icy Bothnian Bay, Lulea is your gateway to Swedish Lapland. From this point on, your days will be full of adventure and outdoor winter activities – depending on the weather and ice conditions – be it on a hovercraft tour* in the Lulea archipelago or riding a fat bike* over the ice and snow. Gammelstad Church Town* is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attests to the lives and beliefs of people in northern Scandinavia. Shed light on the history of this snowy church town on an atmospheric guided tour with torches. Alternatively, get in the mood for adventure near the Arctic Circle by going hiking and ice fishing* on frozen lakes. Would you like even more Nordic highlights? With a little luck, in clear weather you will be able to see the Northern Lights, observing this show of nature spellbound from the deck of the HANSEATIC nature.

    Tuesday, 12.03.2024

    Lulea, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 13.03.2024

    Kemi/Finland, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    The Finnish town of Kemi is situated not far from the Arctic Circle and the sense of winter exploration is palpable everywhere, whether you go snowshoe hiking* in the snowy spruce forest or ride a dog sled pulled by huskies*. A visit to the Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi* paints an interesting picture of life in Lapland. An evening visit to the SnowCastle*, a hotel and restaurant that are rebuilt each year, is like something straight out of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

    Thursday, 14.03.2024

    Oulu, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Oulu is also popular among outdoor enthusiasts. How about an example? Then take a ride in a reindeer sleigh* and on a snowmobile* or go cross-country skiing* through Finnish Lapland.

    Friday, 15.03.2024

    Expedition day in Bothnian Bay (depending on the ice)

    Experiences that are only possible with a small expedition ship that is suitable for polar regions like the HANSEATIC nature await you on the flexible expedition day in Bothnian Bay. Depending on the weather and ice conditions, the nature Walk and glass balconies will become your front-row seats. You might even be able to ride out in a Zodiac.

    Saturday, 16.03.2024

    Rauma, from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs

    With bobbin lace and picturesque wooden houses, Rauma is a living example of Finnish craftsmanship. You will have the place almost completely to yourself at this time of year. Wind your way through the charming old town which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Sunday, 17.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 18.03.2024

    Copenhagen/Denmark, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    In keeping with the contented feeling of hygge, explore the Danish capital of Copenhagen on foot with glogg and a pastry*. Use the long lay time into the evening to stroll through the charming streets on your own and pay flying visits to the Little Mermaid and Amalienborg Palace.

    Tuesday, 19.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea/Evening passage through the Kiel Canal

    You will then return to Hamburg, taking plenty of happy memories back home with you.

    Wednesday, 20.03.2024

    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 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
    NAT2405
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024

    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
    NAT2405
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024
    Cruise
    NAT2405
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2024 - 20.03.2024
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