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HANSEATIC nature - from Porto to Dublin

Expedition to circumnavigate Ireland: rugged, wild and mysterious

HANSEATIC nature - from Porto to Dublin
Cruise NAT2412
27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2412
    Cruise dates
    27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024

    • Circumnavigation of the Emerald Isle: discover the legacy of the Celts and the Irish way of life in picturesque landscapes
    • Real experiences: braving the elements on hikes and Zodiac landings
    • Ornithology brought to life: natural spectacles on the cliffs, which are home to thousands of seabirds at this time of year
    • Architecture that speaks volumes: Victorian houses, medieval castles and tiny cottages
    • Gain a new perception of the unspoilt, timeless beauty of nature on the edge of Europe

    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.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise NAT2411 and save € 300 per person or with the subsequent cruise NAT2313 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    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
    NAT2412
    Cruise dates
    27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 27.05.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Porto

    Monday, 27.05.2024

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 28.05.2024

    La Coruna/Spain, from 13.30 to 20.00 hrs

    Your Ireland expedition with the HANSEATIC nature begins in an unusual place – on the Iberian peninsula. The Celtic culture stretched this far until almost 2,000 years ago and its legacy is still deeply rooted in the lives of the Galicians in La Coruna. The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela*, a monument to the Romanesque, early Gothic and baroque periods, is a timeless destination for pilgrims worldwide.

    Wednesday, 29.05.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 30.05.2024

    Isles of Scilly/England/Great Britain

    The influence of the Celts on culture, religion and the Way of St James will be explained by the experts on board before you arrive in the Isles of Scilly. One day, two islands: Tresco in the “English South Seas” is fascinating on a walk through Abbey Garden with its subtropical plants. The picturesque coastal landscape on the neighbouring island of St Mary’s is perfect for walking. On the subsequent cruise through the Celtic Sea, your anticipation of the circumnavigation of Ireland will increase with every nautical mile.

    Friday, 31.05.2024

    Cork/Ireland, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
    Cruising on the River Lee

    The rolling hills extend as far as the eye can see. The white misty spray rises up the steep cliffs. Picturesque harbour towns and mighty castles have a history to tell. Every destination on your expedition will help you to get to know the Irish soul better. The HANSEATIC nature prepares the ground for you in Cork. From the ship’s mooring point in the centre of the city, you will be able to experience the light-hearted attitude towards life in the narrow streets of Victorian houses. History is set in stone at the monumental Rock of Cashel*. The medieval castle was the home of the kings of Munster and later became an archbishop’s seat. Legend has it that it is also home to fairies and ghosts. The route takes you through lush green scenery to old fortifications and an idyllic port when you visit Charles Fort and Kinsale*. Here, the Irish defeat by the English invaders in the 17th century destroyed the Irish hopes for independence. On a cruise on the River Lee, enjoy the best views from the many open deck spaces.

    Saturday, 01.06.2024

    Bantry , cruising off Great Skellig

    In the south-west of Ireland, the colourful town of Bantry sits on the network of inlets that make up Bantry Bay, featuring charming narrow streets and houses in Georgian and Victorian style. Benefiting from the Gulf Stream, the town even has palm trees and agaves, which are well worth discovering on a stroll. The architectural landmark is Bantry House, a grand 18th-century building where you can explore terraced gardens and enjoy marvellous panoramic views. How do you picture the “most fantastic and impossible rock in the world”? This is how the Nobel prizewinner for literature, George Bernard Shaw, described the island of Great Skellig, which you too can admire from the ship and, depending on the wind and weather conditions, from the Zodiacs. At the top of the island, you can see the beehive huts built by the monks. The sister island of Little Skellig is home to the world’s second-largest colony of gannets. Together with puffins, the gannets use this rocky island as a nesting place.

    Sunday, 02.06.2024

    Dingle

    The Dingle Peninsula is extremely appealing and not just because of its beautiful scenery. It is one of the Gaeltachts, or areas in which Gaelic is still widely spoken, and many of the old traditions still live on. A tour of the Ring of Dingle* shows off an impressive combination of Ireland’s many facets, taking in green hills, steep rocky cliffs and impressive mountain passes. Alternatively, a hike along the Irish pilgrim route* is equally inspiring, taking you over hill and dale, along fuchsia-coloured hedges and to the foot of Mount Brandon. Great Blasket Island* is so untouched that you can really enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beaches and cliffs.

    Monday, 03.06.2024

    Cruising off the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands

    See the “works of art” created by erosion as you cruise off the Cliffs of Moher. The power of the crashing waves has eroded hollows into the rock, with parts of the cliff crashing down to form the 200 m (650 ft) high coastline. On the Aran Islands, you can see fascinating prehistoric artefacts, which your experts will tell you some interesting facts about on a hike.

    Tuesday, 04.06.2024

    Killybegs, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The Glenveagh National Park* near Killybegs is full of surprising panoramas. Explore the wilderness with its lakes, oak forest and the historic Glenveagh estate. Alternatively, you can embark on a spectacular hike to the cliffs of Slieve League*– amongst the highest in Ireland at over 600 m (1,970 ft).

    Wednesday, 05.06.2024

    Rathlin Island/Northern Ireland/Great Britain

    Rathlin Island is a wonderful place to see kittiwakes and puffins, before Belfast gives you an insight into the heart of Northern Ireland. The city is closely linked with the history of the Titanic*, which was launched from here. Another masterpiece of engineering can be seen at the Gobbins coastal walk on the cliff face*: bridges, steps and tunnels take you to enjoy amazing views of the sea. The Giant’s Causeway* is a geological marvel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of over 37,000 mainly hexagonal basalt columns – symbolic of your Ireland cruise with its many multifaceted details.

    Thursday, 06.06.2024

    Belfast, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 07.06.2024

    Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)/Ireland, arrival 4.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Friday, 07.06.2024

    Scheduled flight from Dublin to Germany

    * 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.
    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: HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTO
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUBLIN – GUINNESS AND THE BOOK OF KELLS

    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 – PORTO
    Cruise
    NAT2412
    Cruise dates
    27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024

    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
    NAT2412
    Cruise dates
    27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024
    Cruise
    NAT2412
    Cruise dates
    27.05.2024 - 07.06.2024
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise NAT2411 and save € 300 per person or with the subsequent cruise NAT2313 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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