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HANSEATIC nature - from Sao Miguel to Sao Miguel

Expedition Azores - a Garden of Eden spread over nine islands

HANSEATIC nature - from Sao Miguel to Sao Miguel
Cruise NAT2609
03.05.2026 - 13.05.2026 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2609
    Cruise dates
    03.05.2026 - 13.05.2026

    • A mild climate and stunning contrasts: the riches of nine Azores islands on one expedition
    • Island gems in the Atlantic: dream destinations for hikers
    • Natural phenomena in many forms: volcanic craters, lava fields, caves and fumaroles
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site and seafaring history – from Renaissance buildings to whaling stations
    • Good chances of spotting whales and dolphins

    e.g. cruise in a Smart Cabin from

    $ 6,369 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 7,887

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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

    The Azores are an invitation to marvel and enjoy. This hiking paradise is still a largely unknown destination in the middle of the Atlantic. Each of the nine islands has its own unique face with bizarre volcanic landscapes, hot springs and lush green vegetation. Numerous marine mammals cavorting off the coast make the archipelago a hotspot for whale and dolphin watching.

     

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    When spring brings life to the coasts, the small HANSEATIC nature opens up a treasure chest in the Atlantic: at the most beautiful time of the year, the Azores welcome you with mild temperatures, volcanoes, lush valleys and charming coastal towns. To get you in the mood, Graciosa shows its multifaceted side: charming with small villages on an island tour*, untamed on a hike to Furna do Enxofre* with its hot springs. The seldom-visited island of Flores is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with green moss carpets, turquoise-blue crater lakes and steep rocky slopes. Corvo is considered a paradise for seabirds and marine mammals. On land, your team of experts will shed light on the origins of the island and the history of the typical Mediterranean windmills. On a stroll through the village of Velas on Sao Jorge, you will follow in the footsteps of Saint George, dragon slayer and patron saint. Alternatively, the excursion with fajas and coffee tasting* takes you to the island’s fertile stretches of land. Horta’s harbour on Faial is popular with people who have circumnavigated the globe. Your ship will stay here overnight so that you can spend the evening exploring the old town, its palaces and manor houses at your leisure. Life on Pico around the approx. 2,300 m (7,546 ft) high volcano is shown on a scenic tour* – or you can explore the vineyards*. With a bit of luck, you may spot whales and dolphins here, as on the entire expedition. The town of Angrado do Heroismo* on Terceira is built in Renaissance style. At the end of your cruise, you will take home the beauty of Santa Maria on a coastal hike* – lasting memories of the highs of the Azores.

    The itinerary depends on the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

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

    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
    NAT2609
    Cruise dates
    03.05.2026 - 13.05.2026

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 02.05.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 03.05.2026

    Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada

    Sunday, 03.05.2026

    Sao Miguel/Azores/Portugal, departure 0.00 hrs

    Monday, 04.05.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.05.2026

    Central Azores (Graciosa)

    Wednesday, 06.05.2026 to
    Thursday, 07.05.2026

    Western Azores (Flores, Corvo)

    Friday, 08.05.2026 to
    Monday, 11.05.2026

    Central Azores (Sao Jorge , Faial, Pico , Terceira )

    Tuesday, 12.05.2026

    Southern Azores (Santa Maria)
    Ponta Delgada/Sao Miguel/Azores/Portugal, arrival 22.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Wednesday, 13.05.2026

    Ponta Delgada/Sao Miguel/Azores/Portugal

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 13.05.2026

    Scheduled flight to Lisbon
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 14.05.2026

    Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Germany

    The itinerary depends on the weather 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.
    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: SAO MIGUEL – THE GREEN AZORES ISLAND

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    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: LISBON – CITY OF SEAFARERS

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MORE TIME IN LISBON

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    Cruise
    NAT2609
    Cruise dates
    03.05.2026 - 13.05.2026

    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
    NAT2609
    Cruise dates
    03.05.2026 - 13.05.2026
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