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HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Polar Light Adventure to Norway

HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise SPI2234
19.02.2022 - 06.03.2022 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2234
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2022 - 06.03.2022

    • Norway’s fjords in the Inside Passage: only possible with a small expedition ship
    • The mysterious aurora borealis: the best time to see the Northern Lights 
    • Exhilarating days with dog sled tours, reindeer safari, winter kayaking and biking, hikes and much more
    • Two crossings of the Arctic Circle
    • Whale watching in the North Sea
    • Fascinating architecture and a special history: Bergen, Alta, Trondheim and Haugesund await
    • Experts share background information and provide knowledgeable commentary with fascinating passages


    Expedition
    Northern lights
    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 - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %.


    Guaranteed price

    SILVER: Guaranteed outside cabin
    (Cat. 1 or 2, approx. 22 m2/239 ft2 or 21 m²/226 ft², Deck 4, 5 or 6)

    GOLD: Guaranteed French Balcony Cabin
    (Cat. 3 or 5, approx. 23 m²/248 ft² or 21 m²/226 ft², Deck 6 or 7)

    PLATINUM: Guaranteed Balcony Cabin (Cat. 4, 6, 7 or 8, approx. 27 m²/291 ft², Deck 5, 6 or 7)

    Pay the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here per person in the relevant price category and travel in a corresponding cabin as described. No partial routes or partial services may be booked. Limited allotment.

    The highlights of this cruise

    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
    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
    SPI2234
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2022 - 06.03.2022

    Saturday, 19.02.2022

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe

    Sunday, 20.02.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 21.01.2022

    Bergen/Norway, from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs
    Beginning of the Inside Passage through the fjords and islands of Norway (from Bergen to Haugesund)

    Europe’s far north is so near and yet so unknown, especially in winter. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the Norwegian polar researchers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, the HANSEATIC spirit sets course for adventure in the fjords and islands of Norway. The first stop, Bergen, welcomes you with a typical “Hei”. Set against a remarkable mountain backdrop, take a gentle stroll through the Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its colourful houses and narrow streets. It is clear why the city is known as the “gateway to the fjords” when Norway’s Inside Passage begins there and the landscape becomes more and more spectacular.

    Tuesday, 22.02.2022

    Alesund, from 9.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Famous for its art nouveau architecture, Alesund is spread over multiple islands. Enjoy the stunning views of the fjord on a hike on Mount Aksla*. Alternatively, a scenic tour of Giske and Godoy* will offer you insights into the history of the area. Bronze Age farms have been discovered here, as well as several burial mounds with silver, gold and bronze treasures.

    Wednesday, 23.02.2022

    Cruising off the “mountain with the hole” Torghatten

    The legend that the rocks are petrified trolls comes to life as you cruise off Torghatten: the hole in the mountain is said to have been made by the troll king’s hat. If you would like to understand the geological background of this unusual formation, our experts on board will be happy to put forward a different theory.

    Thursday, 24.02.2022

    Tromso, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Feed the explorer in you in Tromso with stories of historical expeditions that set out from there, the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. Inspired by the ice floes, the Arctic Cathedral* is a prime example of how strong an influence the Arctic has on the city’s architecture. Alternatively, set off on a relaxed ride in a reindeer sleigh* and enjoy the icy silence of the north.

    Friday, 25.02.2022

    Cruising off North Cape
    Honningsvag, from 11.00 to 21.00 hrs

    The term “winter sports” gains a whole new meaning on this cruise. Set out on an exciting quad bike tour* in the snow from Honningsvag, the maritime centre of the North Cape region, as you head into a glittering landscape. After you reach the North Cape* by quad bike or bus, the evening ambience at the most northern point in Europe is a special highlight.

    Saturday, 26.02.2022

    Alta, from 9.00 to 22.00 hrs

    It’s not only in the region around Alta, where the first Northern Lights observatory was built in the 19th century, that you can see the aurora borealis on a clear night. During your cruise, the ship’s deck is the best observation platform if the weather is suitable. In addition, we can offer you an atmospheric visit to a Northern Lights camp* ashore. Take a hands-on approach to the natural scenery as you ride dog sleds through the snow-covered forest*, take a snowshoe hike* or set out on a fat bike tour*.

    Sunday, 27.02.2022

    Expedition day in the Norwegian fjords

    Today will be entirely devoted to exploring, with the HANSEATIC spirit cruising nimbly through the Norwegian fjords. The time of the cruise is ideal for spotting orcas, humpback whales and perhaps even some fin whales, who are spending the winter in the fjords. Be captivated by the changing series of fantastic views of the landscape from the spirit Walk or the glass balconies.

    Monday, 28.02.2022

    Svolvaer/Lofoten, from 9.00 to 23.00 hrs

    Wondrous skerry landscape, stockfish archipelago or expeditionary territory – however you choose to describe Lofoten, the islands form a contrast of dramatic landscapes and idyllic fishing villages such as the administrative centre Svolvaer. Although the days are shorter in autumn and winter, you will be enchanted by the different ambiences of light at twilight just after sunset or the mysterious Northern Lights on a clear night.

    Tuesday, 01.03.2022

    Svartisen glacier, from 8.30 to 14.00 hrs

    The Svartisen glacier, the second-largest in Norway, is a snowy work of art consisting of two separate main glaciers – the East Svartisen and West Svartisen icecaps. The name “svartis” means “black ice” and refers to its deep-blue colour. You will even have the opportunity to hike to the tongue of ice.

    Wednesday, 02.03.2022

    Trondheim, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Hungry for adventure or thirsty for knowledge? Trondheim sates both. The city’s landmark Nidaros Cathedral* will take you back to the Middle Ages. Take a hike along Ladestien* to experience part of the charming coastal trail. Alternatively, you can discover the city with some wintry kayaking on the Nidelva*.

    Thursday, 03.03.2022

    Cruising in the Geirangerfjord

    Your small expedition ship will also take you to the famous Geirangerfjord as it hugs the coastline. Enjoy a front-row seat in this amphitheatre of almost vertical rock faces and countless waterfalls, perhaps on the spirit Walk or from the glass balconies.

    Friday, 04.03.2022

    Haugesund, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    To round off your cruise, visit the port city of Haugesund in southern Norway. The region boasts impressively diverse scenery and many cultural monuments. Dive into the history of the Vikings with a visit to the island of Karmoy*, once host to the court of Harald Fairhair, the first Norwegian monarch. Alternatively, a helicopter flight over the Lysefjord* will offer unique views of the famous Preikestolen – or Pulpit Rock – and make for an unforgettable final impression of the Norwegian Inside Passage.

    Saturday, 05.03.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 06.03.2022

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    The itinerary depends on the weather conditions. The natural experiences described are possibilities and are not guaranteed.

    * The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. You will receive details prior to departure. All shore activities (organised and individual) may be cancelled by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises at short notice, depending on the given developments at the time of the cruise.

    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 and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
    Cruise
    SPI2234
    Cruise dates
    19.02.2022 - 06.03.2022

    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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