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HANSEATIC nature - from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

Expedition Iceland and Spitsbergen - the untamed nature of the north

HANSEATIC nature - from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen
Cruise NAT2416
07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2416
    Cruise dates
    07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024

    • Both sides of the Arctic Circle: two Arctic worlds combined on one cruise
    • Rapturous pristine beauty: marvel at volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers
    • Home of the polar bears: with a little luck, you might spot Ursus maritimus on Spitsbergen
    • A summer full of life: a good chance of seeing puffins, whales and walruses
    • Hikes in a landscape of natural contrasts: craggy and mountainous, vast and icy


    Expedition
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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
    NAT2416
    Cruise dates
    07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 07.07.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Keflavik
    Journey to Reykjavik/Iceland

    Sunday, 07.07.2024

    Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 08.07.2024 to
    Thursday, 11.07.2024

    Iceland (cruising off Latrabjarg, Patreksfjordur, cruising off Hornvik, Djupavik, Akureyri, Grimsey )

    A hot-and-cold island of stunning natural phenomena: in Iceland, look forward to an expedition into foreign worlds – surreal, exciting and bursting with sagas and myths. In addition to impressive volcanic landscapes and gigantic waterfalls, the wildlife will also draw you under its spell. Get things off to a spectacular start when cruising off Latrabjarg. The cliffs are teeming with thousands of puffins, guillemots and auks. Whales could also appear at any time – at this time of year, the gentle giants of the seas return to the north after the winter. In the western fjords, Patreksfjordur is quiet and tranquil and your experts will accompany you here as you visit the village and its surroundings. The Westfjord panorama and Dynjandi waterfall* illustrate the legacy of the Ice Age in Iceland. Whilst most of the coastline is black with lava, Raudasandur beach* is red, orange and gold. No, you’re not in Ireland, even if the steep green cliffs you see when cruising off Hornvik are sure to remind you of the Emerald Isle. The people of Djupavik used to come and go with the shoals of herring. The old herring factory, which has now been turned into a museum, tells the story of those prosperous times. Akureyri, a northern gem, is home to the writer Jon Sveinsson and your gateway to majestic nature. The rugged north of Iceland*, with its bizarre lava formations and craters, allows you to discover the evidence of recent volcanic activity. There will be a chance to see the seabirds at Myvatn Lake before visiting the thundering Godafoss, the “waterfall of the gods”. Or take a flight over the volcanic landscape* to see the staggering dimensions of Iceland’s largest lava field and the mighty Vatnajokull glacier. Alternatively, take a comfortable countryside trek to get to know some island inhabitants with a friendly character on a ride on Icelandic horses*, known for their special tolt gait. Your knowledge will keep pace with these new impressions as you gain fascinating insights into the Viking history, birdlife and geology of the volcanic island of Grimsey. The island lies right on the Arctic Circle.

    Friday, 12.07.2024

    Passing Jan Mayen/Norway

    The largely glaciated island of Jan Mayen, crowned by the 2,277 m (7,470 ft) Beerenberg, heralds the start of another exciting chapter in your voyage of discovery.

    Saturday, 13.07.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 14.07.2024 to
    Wednesday, 17.07.2024

    Spitsbergen (Prins Karls Forland, Ny-Alesund, 14th July Glacier, Liefdefjord, Magdalenefjord)

    Your course continues in a northerly direction, when the HANSEATIC nature takes you to see the great natural theatre of Spitsbergen. The main roles here are played by whales, Arctic foxes, walruses and polar bears. Ever-changing views of glacier snouts and striking summits escort you along the way. The captain and crew’s many years of polar experience ensure that you will enjoy some spectacular experiences when cruising off unique glacial backdrops, on landings with the Zodiacs and during various walks with your experts. With a little luck, some impressive encounters with wildlife await on the small island of Prins Karls Forland, where imposing walruses often gather in herds. Ny-Alesund is one of the world’s most northerly settlements. Once a coal mining town, it is now a research station for international scientists studying meteorology, climate change and the Northern Lights. Another highlight on your explorer route is the 14th July Glacier. Its blue-white appearance contrasts with the dark mountain scenery. The shimmering blue Monacobreen in Liefdefjord is another natural wonder. The finishing touches to your cruise are provided by the deep-blue sea and snow-covered tops of the Magdalenefjord – simply unforgettable. Following in the tradition of legends like Willem Barents, Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile, you are now one of the explorers of the Arctic region.

    Thursday, 18.07.2024

    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Germany**

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will land.

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition 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:

    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: GLACIERS, WATERFALLS AND GEYSERS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
    Cruise
    NAT2416
    Cruise dates
    07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024

    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
    NAT2416
    Cruise dates
    07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024
    Cruise
    NAT2416
    Cruise dates
    07.07.2024 - 18.07.2024
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