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HANSEATIC spirit - from Cape Town to Mauritius

Expedition South Africa and Madagascar - two wonderful wildernesses

HANSEATIC spirit - from Cape Town to Mauritius
Cruise SPI2222
20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2222
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022

    South Africa's breathtaking nature reserves and Madagascar's exotic diversity of species, together in one cruise. Two very different countries, both picture books of creation.


    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.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise SPI2223 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)


    Extend and save

    Add another chapter to your picture-book expedition on the HANSEATIC spirit and relax as you travel across the ocean at an attractive special rate before your Expedition South Africa and Madagascar (SPI2222). Whether you go on a culinary voyage of discovery, try out the various wellness facilities or spend some time relaxing on the Sun Deck - you will discover one thing above all else: this cruise will soothe your soul.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the ocean with all the conveniences of the HANSEATIC spirit. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,590 (extension price for SPI2221, cruise only)

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - HANSEATIC spirit

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in August 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
    SPI2222
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 19.10.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Thursday, 20.10.2022

    Cape Town/South Africa, departure 21.00 hrs

    Friday, 21.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 22.10.2022

    Port Elizabeth, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    As the days at home grow shorter, join the HANSEATIC spirit for a South African spring adventure in the realm of the legendary big five. Just outside Port Elizabeth, wild hearts beat in Kariega Game Reserve*. One of South Africa's richest biotopes, it is home to giraffes, antelopes, zebras, gnus and around 200 species of bird. Addo Elephant National Park* is all about the world's largest land mammal.

    Sunday, 23.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 24.10.2022

    Durban, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Take a city tour* of Durban, a melting pot of African, Indian and European culture. Starting from the city, an overland excursion to Phinda Private Game Reserve* promises a true safari adventure with game drives at sunrise and sunset.

    Tuesday, 25.10.2022

    Richards Bay, from 5.00 to 18.00 hrs

    When you rejoin the cruise in Richards Bay, the excitement continues as you enter Zululand. Will you spot the big five on a game drive through Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve*? The reserve is home to lions, buffalo and giraffes as well as endangered black rhinos and white rhinos. Go birdwatching in iSimangaliso Wetland Park*, South Africa's largest protected wetland area, home to over 400 feathered species. Can anything top this experience? Why yes: Madagascar.

    Wednesday, 26.10.2022 to
    Thursday, 27.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 28.10.2022 to
    Tuesday, 01.11.2022

    West coast of Madagascar  (Toliara, Nosy Andriangory, Belo-sur-Mer, Mahajanga, Nosy Be)

    Madagascans share their home with baobabs, lemurs and vanilla, a place of mysterious rites, sacred grottos and serenity. On the west coast, gain profound insights into life on Toliara. On a trip across the ocean, the coastal village of Ifaty and the spiny forest with a beach trip* invite you to engage with the island's people and nature. Alternatively, explore the region's typical flora on an excursion to Antsokay Arboretum*, which boasts over 900 largely endemic species. The Zodiacs will take you to unspoilt islands, driven by pioneering spirit. On uninhabited Nosy Andriangory, the fine sandy beach invites you to swim and snorkel. The same goes for Belo-sur-Mer, where you can also visit a village, accompanied by your experts, and learn fascinating facts about the construction of the traditional wooden boats. Mahajanga is located in north-west Madagascar. Seldom visited by tourists, this city in Bombetoka Bay is a vibrant regional trading post and the starting point for your hike on the Cirque Rouge*. The laterite formations shimmer in the sunlight in shades from pink to purple. The diversity of species is just as colourful in Ankarafantsika National Park*, home to the Madagascar fish eagle, the Nile crocodile, the rare Madagascar angulated tortoise and several species of lemur. Nosy Be shows off its tremendous dimensions on a hike in Lokobe Reserve*. Gaze in wonder at trees over 40 m (131 ft) tall as lemurs watch curiously from the branches. On Nosy Komba*, the lemurs' island, the agile primates will draw all your attention - provided you aren't distracted by geckos and chameleons.

    Wednesday, 02.11.2022

    Antsiranana

    The colonial architecture of Antsiranana harks back to the 19th century, when the region was declared a French protectorate. The bays and beaches of Diego Suarez* are timeless beauties, with a miniature "sugar loaf" in the middle of one of the bays. Take a walk in Domaine de Fontenay nature park* and discover the beauty of its unique flora, waterfalls and streams.

    Thursday, 03.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 04.11.2022

    Nosy Mangabe

    A hike with rangers takes you along undiscovered routes through the dense rainforest of Nosy Mangabe - an ideal opportunity to watch white-headed lemurs and chameleons. With a little luck, you might see the rare aye-ayes, which are said to have magical powers. But the real magic can be found throughout this cruise, on a route filled with wonders.

    Saturday, 05.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 06.11.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 4.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 06.11.2022

    Scheduled flight from Mauritius to Germany

    Monday, 07.11.2022

    Arrival in Germany

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

    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: EXPLORE CAPE TOWN
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: FACETS OF THE CAPE REGION
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: SAFARI IN MALA MALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS - A RELAXING BREAK IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    Cruise
    SPI2222
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022

    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
    Cruise
    SPI2222
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022
    Cruise
    SPI2222
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2022 - 06.11.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise SPI2223 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)


    Extend and save

    Add another chapter to your picture-book expedition on the HANSEATIC spirit and relax as you travel across the ocean at an attractive special rate before your Expedition South Africa and Madagascar (SPI2222). Whether you go on a culinary voyage of discovery, try out the various wellness facilities or spend some time relaxing on the Sun Deck - you will discover one thing above all else: this cruise will soothe your soul.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the ocean with all the conveniences of the HANSEATIC spirit. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,590 (extension price for SPI2221, cruise only)
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