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HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso

Expedition Spitsbergen - polar pioneers wanted!

HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso
Cruise SPI2214
12.07.2022 - 22.07.2022 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2214
    Cruise dates
    12.07.2022 - 22.07.2022

    Adventures from the golden age of exploration: dare to circumnavigate Spitsbergen for breathtaking landscapes and fascinating wildlife.

    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 - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8) is only 25 %.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Be inspired by our cruise film and enjoy a preview of the destinations of this cruise with the HANSEATIC spirit from unique perspectives.

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    Your ship - HANSEATIC spirit

    The new expedition class

    The naming ceremony of the HANSEATIC spirit took place off the coast of Helgoland on 24 August 2021. Together with its structurally identically sister ships HANSEATIC inspiration (2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (2019), 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 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 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 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
    SPI2214
    Cruise dates
    12.07.2022 - 22.07.2022

    At anchor

    Tuesday, 12.07.2022

    Charter flight from Hanover* to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    The compass needle points to adventure. Splitting and cracking, the ice tells of brave men who forged their way through impassable polar territory in times gone by. Welcome to Spitsbergen – raw island beauty and home to a fascinating animal world! The archipelago was discovered in 1596 by Willem Barents. He was so impressed by the peaked mountains, climbing up to 1,700 m (5,600 ft) from the icy waters of the North Atlantic, that he named the archipelago after them. Over 400 years later, the HANSEATIC spirit is setting aside lots of time to explore Spitsbergen with one clear objective: circumnavigation! On board is a small group of explorers wanting to fulfil this lifelong dream. Every route is determined by nature, weather and ice. And every day is packed with experiences which bring together the pioneering spirit of the past and the thirst for exploration of the present.

    Wednesday, 13.07.2022 to
    Wednesday, 20.07.2022

    Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the conditions (including Ny-Alesund, 14th July Glacier, Magdalenefjord, Liefdefjord, cruising through the Hinlopen Strait, Alkefjellet, Palanderbukta, Torellneset, cruising through Freeman Sound, Cape Lee, Hornsund)

    Every expedition is accompanied by experienced experts who will prepare you for your experiences in Spitsbergen and provide in-depth knowledge of the things you see – in personal chats and fascinating presentations. The on-board multimedia Ocean Academy opens up new horizons as you pursue your own studies. Brimming with background knowledge, you will view places like Ny-Alesund through new eyes. In 1926, this was the starting point for the airship Norge, in which the polar researcher Roald Amundsen and airship designer Umberto Nobile became the first people to reach the North Pole. The settlement is the most northerly in the world and home to researchers focusing on climate change. When your expedition ship reaches the 14th July Glacier, experience the spectacular scenery of the shifting icebergs that have broken off its front. Surrounded by Arctic flowers, discover thick-billed murres and puffins nesting in the cliffs. The Magdalenefjord is equally spectacular. There are some 130 historic whalers’ graves to be found on the southern shore of the glacier fields. Cruising here, the HANSEATIC spirit will open up fantastic perspectives. Too beautiful to be true? Rediscover the fascination of nature each day around the archipelago with Zodiac rides and landings.

    There is a good chance of spotting polar bears throughout your Spitsbergen expedition. Protected fjords and ice floes off the islands are the preferred habitats and hunting grounds for Ursus maritimus. When a shout goes up of “Polar bear spotted!”, the experienced crew will step in and bring the ship about to enable you to see this unforgettable sight from the deck. In Liefdefjord, you might hear the calving of the majestic, shimmering blue Monacobreen, which seems to glow in the light summer nights. An unforgettable experience when you travel through drifting ice floes to approach the edge of the glacier, which reaches up to 40 m (131 ft) high. The steel-reinforced hull of the new expedition class comes into its own as the ships confidently forge their way through the Hinlopen Strait. Your reward is the spectacular views of Hinlopenbreen, the largest outlet glacier in Spitsbergen. The captain and officers will constantly look for impressive scenes such as the cliffs of Alkefjellet, the “bird mountain”, inhabited by thousands of birds from numerous species, including thick-billed murres, kittiwakes, glaucous gulls, Arctic terns and eider ducks.

    Small, manoeuvrable and with the highest ice class for passenger ships: this is why the HANSEATIC spirit can circumnavigate Spitsbergen. Every day is an adventure in these nautically demanding waters. Between the drifting ice floes, the crew members can bring their years of polar experience to bear to give you the best possible experience. Depending on the ice conditions, you will land with the Zodiacs in Palanderbukta on the island of Nordaustlandet, which is largely covered in ice caps. With a little luck, you might spot reindeer and Arctic foxes on a walk through the sparse tundra. Walrus herds like to lie on the flat ledges of rock in Torellneset. Weather and ice permitting, you will pass through the narrow Freeman Sound between Barents Island and Edgeoya. With a little luck, you can enjoy particularly weighty observations from the Zodiac off Cape Lee, the original territory of the walrus. The mighty male walruses can weigh over 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and grow to 3.5 m (11.5 ft) in length. However, the sight of surfacing whales beats all of this. These giants of the oceans seek out protected biotopes off Spitsbergen and will happily follow ships that are passing the archipelago from time to time. Spitsbergen’s island world also attracts glaciologists. The glacial masses in the Svalbard archipelago melt and grow in cycles often taking just a few years, creating a fascinating spectacle. The same happens in Hornsund, where powerful glaciers shape the panorama. Samarinbreen will forge lasting memories framed by imposing mountains on an impressive Zodiac ride with a view of the glacial cliff. Accompanied by the breathtaking play of colour and light on the landscape, you can look back on an expedition that very few people get to experience: the circumnavigation of Spitsbergen.

    Thursday, 21.07.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 22.07.2022

    Tromso/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Hamburg*

    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.

    * Depending on the flight time, an extra night (at extra cost) in an airport hotel may be required for your arrival and/or departure. 

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

    Cruise
    SPI2214
    Cruise dates
    12.07.2022 - 22.07.2022

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    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 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 & 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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    Binoculars allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet
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