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HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Longyearbyen

Expedition Norway and north-west Spitsbergen - great natural wonders and island adventures

HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Longyearbyen
Cruise SPI2102
24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2102
    Cruise dates
    24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021

    Driven by pioneering spirit, the small HANSEATIC spirit sails forth to the Arctic Ocean – to deep fjords and the glacial worlds of Spitsbergen.


    Expedition
    Extend your cruise ashore
    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 spirit

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in May 2021. 

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC spirit

    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 Kabine
    • 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 cabine
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    SPI2102
    Cruise dates
    24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021

    Monday, 24.05.2021

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg
    Departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 25.05.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 26.05.2021

    Bergen/Norway, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Where Hanseatic ships once exchanged stockfish for flour and textiles, your expedition will begin on the HANSEATIC spirit: in Bergen, old merchant houses recall the historical significance of the port city. Follow in the footsteps of the merchants and visit the popular fish market. During a hike on Floyen*, you will see how the city and harbour nestle into the idyllic landscape. Discover religious and cultural heritage with the Fantoft Stave Church and composer Edvard Grieg*, whose Victorian-style house has been converted into a museum. Like in the composer’s famous work In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, the excitement continuously builds along the ship’s route. Gentle coastlines grow into dramatic inlets extending deep inland.

    Thursday, 27.05.2021

    Flam/Aurlandsfjord, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    The Aurlandsfjord transports you into a vast backdrop with steep walls and waterfalls. Start from the small village of Flam for a scenic tour through the fjord landscape* with terrific views on one of the steepest sections of railway in Europe.

    Friday, 28.05.2021

    Geirangerfjord, from 13.30 to 19.00 hrs

    The Geirangerfjord is an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel from the deck at almost vertical cliffs, green valleys and snow-capped peaks. What stories could the thundering waterfalls tell, with names like “Seven Sisters” and “Suitor”? The winding route to the 1,400 m (4,593 ft) tall Dalsnibba* will reward you with sensational clear views. With the surrounding mountains at eye level and the fjord a tiny speck below, you’ll feel like the giants from Nordic mythology.

    Saturday, 29.05.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 30.05.2021

    Leknes/Lofoten Islands, from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs
    Cruising in the Trollfjord

    An exciting moment awaits as you traverse the Arctic Circle and look out for an appearance from Neptune as you celebrate crossing the line. Having joined in with the sailors’ ritual, you’ll reach the Lofoten Islands. These small islands with majestic mountains and calm fjords are scattered in the Norwegian Sea. Delve into the history of this island realm from the town of Leknes. Explore nature in a more active way on a hike in the valley of Tjorndalen.* Alternatively, a visit to the Viking museum* in Borg will transport you 1,000 years back in time. Only a small expedition ship such as the HANSEATIC spirit can manage the next stage in the Trollfjord, whose mouth is just 100 m (328 ft) wide. Legend has it that this is the home of the trolls.

    Monday, 31.05.2021

    Cruising off North Cape
    Skarsvag, arrival 19.00 hrs

    A special magic stays with you as you cruise off North Cape. High cliffs rise up before you as the waves crash against them with thunderous power and spray. From the small fishing village of Skarsvag, a tour to North Cape will take you up the cliff where the famous globe is located.* In good weather, you can experience the unique atmosphere of the midnight sun, which bathes the plateau in magical light even at night. You can also use the light evening hours to explore Skarsvag, which is surrounded by nature and Arctic flowers.

    Tuesday, 01.06.2021

    Skarsvag, departure 1.00 hrs
    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 02.06.2021 to
    Monday, 07.06.2021

    Adventure in north-west Spitsbergen:
    enjoy highlights and travel to the edge of the ice depending on the circumstances (including Hornsund, Ny-Alesund, 14th July Glacier, Magdalenefjord, Amsterdamoya, Raudfjord, Liefdefjord (Monacobreen), Prins Karls Forland)

    On Spitsbergen, the unspoilt landscape will provide an extraordinary adventure in which the captain and crew set a course for new discoveries every day depending on the weather and ice conditions. The Zodiacs work tirelessly to take you to the heart of the experience. Look closely: there will be plenty of opportunities to see seals, whales, reindeer, walruses and – with a little luck – even polar bears in their natural habitat. In this remote location, the HANSEATIC spirit has no fixed schedule, and will follow only the call of the wild. The spirit of expedition will also take you into Hornsund, one of Spitsbergen’s most beautiful fjords. Climb into the Zodiac and breathe in the clear Arctic air as you admire the scenery of snow-capped mountains. In remote Ny-Alesund, an international centre of Arctic research, you’ll follow in the footsteps of polar explorers past and present. Explorer Roald Amundsen once set out for the North Pole from here. The 14th July Glacier shimmering in various tones of blue is equally impressive. Surrounded by Arctic flowers, discover thick-billed murres and puffins nesting in the cliffs. The whaling history of the 17th century is waiting to be discovered in Magdalenefjord with its breathtaking glacial backdrop and on the rocky island of Amsterdamoya with the former whalers’ settlement of Smeerenburg. The Raudfjord will surprise you with its colourful accents. The mountain slopes are a striking red, which gave the fjord its name. From a Zodiac in the Liefdefjord, marvel at the huge Monacobreen and the edge of the glacier, which reaches up to 40 m (131 ft) high. Known for herds of walruses, the small island of Prins Karls Forland was named after Charles I of England. Bring your expedition to a fantastic end by watching the wildlife. You can now look back on a moving expedition of rarely seen diversity and beauty.

    Tuesday, 08.06.2021

    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. n.a.

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map)

    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.
    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
    SPI2102
    Cruise dates
    24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in May 2021. 

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC spirit 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

    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.

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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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    Binoculars allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet
    Cruise
    SPI2102
    Cruise dates
    24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021
    Cruise
    SPI2102
    Cruise dates
    24.05.2021 - 08.06.2021
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