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HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Cape Town

Expedition Madagascar and South Africa - safari adventure of contrasts

HANSEATIC spirit - from Mauritius to Cape Town
Cruise SPI2225
02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2225
    Cruise dates
    02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022

    The unspoilt nature of exotic Madagascar and southern Africa's cape of wild animals combine to form a spectacular natural adventure.


    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 previous cruise SPI2224 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
    SPI2225
    Cruise dates
    02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 01.12.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Mauritius

    Friday, 02.12.2022

    Port Louis/Mauritius, departure 20.00 hrs

    Saturday, 03.12.2022

    Reunion, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Experience an unforgettable cruise with the HANSEATIC spirit: from the pristine nature of Madagascar to South Africa's wild animal kingdom. A close encounter with some of our planet's last unspoilt landscapes. The cruise begins on diverse Reunion. Jagged mountains accompany your excursion to the Piton de la Fournaise* volcano. Alternatively, take a helicopter flight* and marvel at the lush green rainforests and deep craters. This landscape will whet your appetite for a little-known island: Madagascar. Vast prairies, dense jungle, rugged coastlines and immense rice fields: the world's fourth-largest island is a fascinating place to explore.

    Sunday, 04.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 05.12.2022 to
    Tuesday, 06.12.2022

    East coast of Madagascar (Nosy Boraha , Nosy Nato , Toamasina)

    The former pirate island of Nosy Boraha welcomes you on the east coast, while Nosy Nato invites you for a swim with its fine sandy beach and turquoise water. The wooden rickshaws and palm-lined alleys of Toamasina are just as colourful as Parc Ivoloina*, where you will most likely see some lemurs and, with a little luck, some reptiles. A boat trip on the Canal des Pangalanes* takes you along a waterway of lagoons, lakes and rivers with insights into life on the shore.

    Wednesday, 07.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 08.12.2022

    South coast of Madagascar (Port d'Ehoala)

    You will reach Tolagnaro, which was founded in the 17th century by the French East India Company, from Port d'Ehoala - your gateway to the secrets of the south coast. A walk through Nahampoana Reserve* will introduce you to baobabs, Ravenala palms and countless species of lemur. A hike on Mount Lavasoa* will reward you with fantastic views of the national park and coastline.

    Friday, 09.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 10.12.2022

    West coast of Madagascar (Toliara )

    On the west coast, Toliara once again underlines Madagascar's beauty. The excursion to the coastal village of Ifaty and the spiny forest with a beach trip* combines relaxation by the ocean with baobab labyrinths. At this time of year, the lush nature reveals its true splendour. Back on board, you'll still be thinking about the 900 plant and tree species in Antsokay Arboretum* when the ship heads for the cape region.

    Sunday, 11.12.2022 to
    Monday, 12.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 13.12.2022

    Richards Bay/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs

    The wilderness is calling! Follow its call and discover South Africa's untamed soul. The HANSEATIC spirit will spend two days in Richards Bay, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore Zululand. Go birdwatching in iSimangaliso Wetland Park* and look out for pelicans, flamingos, exotic species such as the hornbill, and the many hippos that also call this place their home. The overland excursions* to the nearby wildlife reserves are a particular highlight. An overnight stay in the middle of the wilderness, a night-time soundtrack of animal noises, stunning sunrises and sunsets: an intensive African encounter. Go for a game drive early in the morning when the animals are at their most active. Elephants, giraffes, zebras and lions: which species will you manage to see before you return to the ship?

    Wednesday, 14.12.2022

    Richards Bay, departure 22.00 hrs

    Thursday, 15.12.2022

    Durban, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    After a city tour* of multicultural Durban, explore the animal kingdom again from East London.

    Friday, 16.12.2022

    East London, from 12.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Explore the animal kingdom once more from East London. Cross the vast bushland of Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve* in open-top safari jeeps. Alternatively, take another overland excursion*, for example to Sibuya Game Reserve. The boat ride to the lodge is almost like a game drive itself. You will spend the night right by the river that birds and wild animals use as a watering hole. Adventurous hearts beat faster at the mere mention of the big five.

    Saturday, 17.12.2022

    Port Elizabeth, from 7.00 to 17.30 hrs

    From Port Elizabeth, you might be able to spot them in Kariega Game Reserve*, home to more than 25 species of wild animal and over 200 types of bird. Founded in 1931, Addo Elephant National Park* makes a particularly weighty impression.

    Sunday, 18.12.2022

    Mossel Bay, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs

    In Mossel Bay, go ashore independently and follow in the footsteps of Bartolomeu Diaz, the first European to sail around Africa's southern tip. Alternatively, take a scenic tour to Knysna* in the heart of the Garden Route or visit an ostrich farm*. As you slowly bid farewell to the cape of wild animals, your memories of Africa will stay with you forever.

    Monday, 19.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 20.12.2022

    Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs

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    Tuesday, 20.12.2022

    Scheduled flight from Cape Town to Germany

    Wednesday, 21.12.2022

    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: EXPLORE CAPE TOWN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: FACETS OF THE CAPE REGION
    Cruise
    SPI2225
    Cruise dates
    02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022

    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
    SPI2225
    Cruise dates
    02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022
    Cruise
    SPI2225
    Cruise dates
    02.12.2022 - 20.12.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2224 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 - 10)

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