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HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Mauritius

Expedition Unspoilt Madagascar - a premiere in an exotic realm

HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Mauritius
Cruise SPI2223
06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2223
    Cruise dates
    06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022

    Set a course for diverse, unspoilt nature: baobabs and vanilla, lemurs and chameleons, beaches and rainforests - become one of the few people to explore this little-known island world.


    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.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2222 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

    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
    SPI2223
    Cruise dates
    06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 05.11.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Mauritius

    Sunday, 06.11.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 07.11.2022

    Reunion, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Off the east coast of Africa, the HANSEATIC spirit's navigation charts transform into treasure maps. The green island of Reunion sits in the deep-blue ocean like an emerald. Its natural contrasts range from picturesque beaches to peaks up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) high, an impressive prospect on a helicopter flight*. Green tropical forests harmonise with rugged lunar landscapes on a journey to the Piton de la Fournaise volcano*, one of the most active on the planet. Even more pristine scenery awaits you on the world's fourth-largest island.

    Tuesday, 08.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 09.11.2022 to
    Thursday, 10.11.2022

    East coast of Madagascar (Toamasina, Nosy Mangabe )

    Madagascar is one of the few regions to have preserved its natural feel. This may be a "simple world" in the tourist sense, but this is precisely what makes it a dream destination for nature lovers - and new territory for the HANSEATIC spirit. Vast prairies, rugged rocky coastlines, lush green rainforests and immense rice fields: authentic and seldom visited. Madagascans share the respectful attitude to people and nature practised by the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet. Their fady - rules and taboos passed down by their ancestors - are as extraordinary as the island itself. To know more is to see more, and so the team of experts on board will explain facets of the island's culture and biology in fascinating presentations and on Zodiac rides. Toamasina is home to palm-lined alleys and a vibrant seafront promenade. While rickshaws - known as pousse-pousses - are used to navigate the city, traditional dugout canoes float on the lagoons and lakes. Experience them for yourself on a boat trip on the Canal des Pangalanes*, one of the world's longest artificial waterways. Relax as you pass through jungle, mangroves and fishing villages. Lemurs really stand out from the rest of the animal kingdom - Madagascar has around 70 different species. Many of them can be found leaping from tree to tree in Parc Ivoloina*. These prosimians will observe your visit with curiosity - and they might be joined by the brown mouse lemur, one of the world's smallest primates. Join local rangers for a hike along undiscovered paths through the deep-green rainforest of Nosy Mangabe. With a little luck, you might spot rare aye-ayes, white-headed lemurs or nano-chameleons - which include the world's smallest reptile - between the enormous trees.

    Friday, 11.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 12.11.2022

    West coast of Madagascar (Nosy Be )

    When you land on Nosy Be with the Zodiacs, your senses will be beguiled by the scent of the ylang-ylang tree. The essential oil with the fruity, flowery aroma is extracted from the tree's leaves, and is as coveted in the perfume industry as the essence of the vanilla that grows on the island. Magnificent colonial villas by the harbour recall the feudal lifestyle of the former French sugar barons. The architecture is eclipsed by the island's rich vegetation. Baobabs are among the most unconventional of trees - they can reach a diameter of up to 20 m (66 ft) and live to over 1,000 years old. Go for a hike in Lokobe Reserve* and marvel at the enormous trees and native bird species. Alternatively, take a boat trip to Nosy Komba*, the lemurs' island, and gain an insight into how the primates live. Go for a swim and you might get the opportunity to watch sea turtles in the water.

    Sunday, 13.11.2022

    Mayotte/France

    Situated between the African continent and Madagascar, Mayotte - a French overseas department - has been part of the EU since 2014. The volcanic island is surrounded by a huge coral reef that forms the world's third-largest lagoon. A paradise for dolphins and sea turtles. A scenic tour to the south of Ile Mayotte* will introduce you to typical village life and perhaps, in the distance, the volcanic cone of Mont Choungui. Or you could hike to the Dziani Dzaha crater lake*, where the sulphur in the water turns it a shimmering emerald green.

    Monday, 14.11.2022 to
    Tuesday, 15.11.2022

    North coast of Madagascar (Nosy Hara , Antsiranana)

    Idyllic beaches and colourful snorkelling sites await on Madagascar's north coast. In the Zodiacs, seek out Nosy Hara's most beautiful sandy bays between the coral reefs and bizarre basalt cliffs. It's no wonder that, in the 19th century, the French declared Antsiranana its protectorate, an act still reflected in the colonial architecture. The bays and beaches of Diego Suarez* are truly magnifique - fall under their spell during a walk or a refreshing dip in the sea. Breathtaking impressions also await by the waterfalls and streams of Domaine de Fontenay nature park*, where the manor house of the same name presents picturesque colonial architecture from the 19th century.

    Wednesday, 16.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 17.11.2022

    East coast of Madagascar  (Nosy Boraha, Nosy Nato)

    The former pirate island of Nosy Boraha and its pirate cemetery tell of adventures on land and water. Go ashore independently to explore the pristine nature with its mangrove forests and waterfalls. Finally, Nosy Nato invites you to snorkel and swim on its fine sandy beaches. The water is as crystal-clear as your memories of Madagascar's unspoilt nature.

    Friday, 18.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 19.11.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 19.11.2022

    Scheduled flight from Mauritius to Germany

    Sunday, 20.11.2022

    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: MAURITIUS - A RELAXING BREAK IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS - A RELAXING BREAK IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
    Cruise
    SPI2223
    Cruise dates
    06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in August 2021 and can accommodate up to 230 guests (or just 199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen). 

    What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.

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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.

    Here you see more information about the cabins & suites

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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
    SPI2223
    Cruise dates
    06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022
    Cruise
    SPI2223
    Cruise dates
    06.11.2022 - 19.11.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2222 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

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