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HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Winter adventures in Lapland

HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise SPI2235
06.03.2022 - 21.03.2022 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2235
    Cruise dates
    06.03.2022 - 21.03.2022

    • Explore uncharted territory almost right on your doorstep: in the northern extension of the Baltic Sea
    • Get active in the winter wonderland of Swedish and Finnish Lapland: reindeer sleigh and dog sled rides, snowshoe hikes, snowmobile safari, cross-country skiing and much more*
    • The HANSEATIC spirit is in its element on a flexible expedition day in Bothnian Bay (subject to ice and weather conditions)
    • Only possible at this time of year: with a little luck, you might see the Northern Lights
    • A cosy winter experience in Scandinavia: stroll and skate against the romantic old town backdrop
    • Nordic metropolises outside of peak season: enjoy the way of life in Stockholm and Copenhagen
    • Experts share background information and provide knowledgeable commentary with fascinating passages

    * The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage.


    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 - 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!

    More about HANSEATIC spirit

    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
    SPI2235
    Cruise dates
    06.03.2022 - 21.03.2022

    Sunday, 06.03.2022

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

    Monday, 07.03.2022

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

    Scandinavian terra incognita in winter: an insider tip, adventure and expedition region in one. What wondrous worlds did the Ice Age leave behind around the Gulf of Bothnia? How traditionally do the people of Lapland still live? Where is the best place to enjoy the typical Scandinavian sense of hygge? Only the HANSEATIC spirit can provide the answers. Draw on the wealth of experience of the experts on board: they will provide commentary on the day passage through the Kiel Canal and their presentations will turn the entire route into a journey of discovery.

    Tuesday, 08.03.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 09.03.2022

    Cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago
    Stockholm/Sweden, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    You will be in the perfect frame of mind to enjoy cruising through the Stockholm Archipelago. The deck is the ideal vantage point to see 24,000 islands, a unique piece of natural heritage. There is no trace of the hustle and bustle of the high season in winter and you will have a special opportunity to explore Stockholm at a relaxed pace, whether you choose to walk through the fabulous old town or visit the open-air museum Skansen*. Even when you go cross-country skiing* around Lake Kalltorp, the only people you encounter will be locals. Afterwards, we will head north to the Bothnian Sea.

    Thursday, 10.03.2022

    Gulf of Bothnia (Bothnian Sea and Bothnian Bay):
    Sundsvall, from 14.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The spirit of adventure will hang in the clear air as you press on into the northern extension of the Baltic Sea. Situated between Sweden and Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia attracted settlers such as the ancestors of the people of Lapland as if by magic. To this day, the settlements on the banks are living proof of the people’s tradition and their relationship with nature. Sundsvall is one charming example. Marvel at the 19th-century brick architecture as you explore the city at your own pace.

    Friday, 11.03.2022

    Cruising through the Kvarken Archipelago
    Relaxation at sea

    Cruising through the Kvarken Archipelago reveals how black guillemots and red-throated divers spend the winter. With more than 5,000 islands, the paradisiacal skerry landscape is split into a Swedish part and a Finnish part. The group of islands in the Gulf of Bothnia marks the border between Bothnian Bay to the north and the Bothnian Sea to the south.

    Saturday, 12.03.2022

    Lulea, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Situated at the northern end of Bothnian Bay, Lulea is your gateway to Swedish Lapland. From this point on, your days will be full of adventure and outdoor winter activities ranging from active and sporty to relaxed and comfortable – be it on a hovercraft tour* in the Lulea archipelago or riding a fat bike* over the ice and snow. Gammelstad Church Town* is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attests to the lives and beliefs of people in northern Scandinavia. Shed light on the history of this snowy church town on an atmospheric guided tour with torches. Alternatively, get in the mood for adventure near the Arctic Circle by going hiking and ice fishing* on frozen lakes. Would you like even more Nordic highlights? Relax with a warm drink and wait for the aurora borealis as you observe the Northern Lights* in a camp.

    Sunday, 13.03.2022

    Lulea, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 14.03.2022

    Kemi/Finland, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    The Finnish town of Kemi is situated not far from the Arctic Circle and the sense of winter exploration is palpable everywhere, whether you go snowshoe hiking* in the snowy spruce forest or ride a dog sled pulled by huskies*. The Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi* paints an interesting picture of life in Lapland. An evening visit to the SnowCastle*, a hotel and restaurant that are rebuilt each year, is like something straight out of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

    Tuesday, 15.03.2022

    Oulu, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Oulu too is popular among outdoor enthusiasts. How about an example? Then take a ride in a reindeer sleigh* and on a snowmobile* or go cross-country skiing* through Finnish Lapland. Whatever activity you choose, exhilarating winter experiences are guaranteed!

    Wednesday, 16.03.2022

    Expedition day in Bothnian Bay (depending on the ice)

    Experiences that are only possible with a small expedition ship that is suitable for polar regions like the HANSEATIC spirit await you on the flexible expedition day in Bothnian Bay. Depending on the ice and weather conditions, the spirit Walk and glass balconies will become your front-row seats. You might even be able to ride out in a Zodiac.

    Thursday, 17.03.2022

    Rauma, from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs

    With bobbin lace and picturesque wooden houses, Rauma is a living example of Finnish craftsmanship. They are almost completely on their own at this time of year. Wind your way through the charming old town which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Friday, 18.03.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 19.03.2022

    Copenhagen/Denmark, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    In keeping with the contented feeling of hygge, explore the Danish capital of Copenhagen on foot with glogg and a pastry*. Use the long lay time into the evening to stroll through the charming streets on your own and pay flying visits to the Little Mermaid and Amalienborg Palace.

    Sunday, 20.03.2022

    Relaxation at sea
    Evening passage through the Kiel Canal

    Monday, 21.03.2022

    Hamburg/Germany, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    The itinerary depends on the weather conditions. The natural experiences and Northern Lights 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
    SPI2235
    Cruise dates
    06.03.2022 - 21.03.2022

    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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