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HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Mauritius

Expedition Unspoilt Madagascar - the uncharted home of the lemurs

HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Mauritius
Cruise SPI2224
19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2224
    Cruise dates
    19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022

    A route to breathtaking, pristine nature in the Indian Ocean. Extraordinary nature and endemic species await on a seldom-visited island.


    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 SPI2225 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
    SPI2224
    Cruise dates
    19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 18.11.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Mauritius

    Saturday, 19.11.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 20.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.11.2022 to
    Tuesday, 22.11.2022

    East coast of Madagascar (Toamasina, Nosy Mangabe )

    Insider tip, authentic microcosm, evolutionary wonder: even the name "Madagascar" conjures images of exotic, tropical nature. Very few people have visited the island, located off Africa's east coast. Join the HANSEATIC spirit and form your own impressions of this unspoilt biotope. Your destination is the "simple world", with little tourist infrastructure, that makes explorers' dreams come true. Toamasina reflects all of the island's facets. Red rickshaws, or pousse-pousses, dash along the lively city's vast, palm-lined alleys and vibrant promenade. On one of the world's longest artificial waterways, most people travel in dugout canoes: take a boat trip on the Canal des Pangalanes* and glide across a series of connected, kilometre-wide lagoons and lakes, past jungle, mangroves and fishing villages. An excursion to Parc Ivoloina* takes you into the realm of the lemurs - around 70 species live on Madagascar. Look out for these agile primates in the trees. You'll have to look very closely to find the brown mouse lemur, one of the world's smallest primates. In the deep-green rainforest of Nosy Mangabe, local rangers will take you hiking on undiscovered paths. What creatures will you discover between the gigantic trees? Residents include rare aye-ayes, white-headed lemurs and nano-chameleons, which include the world's smallest reptile.

    Wednesday, 23.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 24.11.2022 to
    Saturday, 26.11.2022

    North and west coast of Madagascar (Antsiranana, Nosy Be , Mahajanga )

    The architecture of Antsiranana, which was declared a French protectorate in the 19th century, tells of colonial history. Discover the bays and beaches of Diego Suarez* on a walk or with a refreshing dip in the sea, and enjoy the same scenery that the colonists must have relished all those years ago. Breathtaking impressions also await by the waterfalls and streams of Domaine de Fontenay nature park*, with a manor house of the same name in the picturesque colonial style. 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 its leaves, and is just as coveted in the perfume industry as the vanilla that grows here. The magnificent colonial villas by the harbour recall the bygone feudal lifestyle of the French sugar barons. This diversity of impressions is exactly what makes Madagascar so special. Your experts will provide a range of fascinating background knowledge both ashore and in the Zodiacs. For example at Lokobe Reserve* - with trees up to 40 m (131 ft) tall, numerous bird species and primates, this is an astonishingly exotic place. A boat trip to Nosy Komba* will provide an insight into the life of the lemurs. As with everywhere else on this expedition, there will be wonderful opportunities here for swimming and snorkelling. You might even get to see sea turtles in their natural habitat. Mahajanga is a regional trading post in north-west Madagascar. This vibrant city in Bombetoka Bay is your starting point for a journey into Ankarafantsika National Park*. The excursion will be filled with endemic bird species such as rufous vangas and Madagascar fish eagles. The park is also home to the Nile crocodile and the rare Madagascar angulated tortoise. The hike on the Cirque Rouge* will introduce you to a protected national and natural treasure. Depending on the position of the sun, the sandstone amphitheatre alternates between shades of pink, red, pastel green and yellow.

    Sunday, 27.11.2022

    Mayotte/France

    France's overseas department on the edge of Comoros welcomes you with its unique African and European flair. The volcanic island of Mayotte is surrounded by a huge coral reef that forms the world's third-largest lagoon. A paradise for dolphins and sea turtles. Alongside the blue of the sky and the turquoise ocean, nature paints a vibrant picture on a hike to the Dziani Dzaha crater lake*. The sulphur in the water lends it an emerald-green hue. The south of Ile Mayotte* combines sweeping views of Mont Choungui's volcanic cone with insights into simple village life.

    Monday, 28.11.2022

    North coast of Madagascar (Nosy Hara )

    When the HANSEATIC spirit returns to the Madagascan coast, you will feel like the settlers who first landed on the island around 2,300 years ago. Enjoy the idyllic beaches and colourful snorkelling sites. The Zodiacs will take you between coral reefs and past bizarre basalt cliffs to the stunning sandy bays of Nosy Hara.

    Tuesday, 29.11.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 30.11.2022

    East coast of Madagascar (Nosy Boraha, Nosy Nato)

    Will you find any treasure on the former pirate island of Nosy Boraha? The extraordinary pirate cemetery is sure to have tales to tell. Nosy Nato is a gem of unspoilt nature with mangrove forests and little waterfalls. Go snorkelling or swimming and immerse yourself in Madagascar's beauty. This expedition's many images will stay with you forever - together with a new, profound understanding of Madagascar.

    Thursday, 01.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 02.12.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 02.12.2022

    Scheduled flight from Mauritius to Germany

    Saturday, 03.12.2022

    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
    SPI2224
    Cruise dates
    19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022

    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
    SPI2224
    Cruise dates
    19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022
    Cruise
    SPI2224
    Cruise dates
    19.11.2022 - 02.12.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise SPI2225 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

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