* The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage.
The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %.
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.
Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
Evening cruise on the Elbe
Relaxation at sea
Honfleur/France, from 13.00 to 21.00 hrs
Southbound towards the sun: setting out from Hamburg, the HANSEATIC spirit will set a course southwards for Madeira over Easter. Multifaceted spring adventures on the coastline of Western Europe await along the way. The jewel of Normandy, Honfleur, starts the show with its half-timbered houses and winding streets. A scenic tour to Pays d’Auge* is particularly charming in spring, when the sun bathes the green hills and meadows in a beautiful light. The same is true for a hike along the Alabaster Coast to Etretat*. The route to the small seaside resort takes you past steep cliffs with inspiring views.
Guernsey/Channel Islands/Great Britain
The treasures of Guernsey are to be found in its eventful history and rugged cliffs. Saint Peter Port is considered the most beautiful town in the Channel Islands. See the charm of this picturesque place for yourself with a fascinating collection of terraces and hidden gardens. An island tour on a vintage bus* will introduce you to the smallest church in the world – a short but unforgettable visit. Alternatively, a hike along the cliffs* reveals spectacular views of steep rock formations and pine forests. Steel your nerves and feel the adrenaline on an exciting RIB tour* where you might just spot puffins and gannets.
Relaxation at sea
La Coruna/Spain, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs (Easter Sunday)
Reawaken your pioneering spirit on Easter Sunday in La Coruna. The city heralds your arrival with the Tower of Hercules, the only lighthouse dating back to Roman times to still be in operation. Visit the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela*, a sacred beacon, and marvel at its architectural style. Away from the famous place of pilgrimage, it is well worth exploring the labyrinth of the old town with its arcade-lined streets. Enjoy the typical Galician lifestyle and cuisine with a walk and tapas in La Coruna*.
Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs (Easter Monday)
Porto is like an open-air museum of the baroque. Explore the city on the Duoro in a tuk-tuk* on Easter Monday for an exceptional experience. Alternatively, take a city walk with a boat trip*. The port wine cellars are situated along the river. Visit a wine cellar where you will have the opportunity to sample this icon of Portuguese culture. Or are the Middle Ages more of a fascination for you? If so, historic Guimaraes* is perfect for you with a majestic castle, opulent palace rooms and town houses.
Lisbon, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs
Cruise on the Tagus
Lisbon is built on great seafaring history. Portuguese ships set out from the city to explore the world during the Golden Age of the country. Take the historic tram* uphill and downhill through the narrow streets and past the most famous landmarks. Alternatively, take a modern approach and explore Lisbon on a Segway*. The “Garden of Eden” awaits you in Sintra* in the form of Quinta da Regaleira. The estate enchants with its fantastic park of exotic plants, hidden ponds and grottoes. Take all the time you need to bid farewell to the European mainland as you cruise on the Tagus. Continue on southwards with an inspiring feeling of spring in your heart.
Relaxation at sea
Porto Santo/Madeira, from 12.00 to 19.00 hrs
Funchal/Madeira, arrival 23.30 hrs
Overnight stay on board
A part of the Madeira archipelago, Porto Santo is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. An island tour in an all-terrain vehicle* will reveal many facets of the unique landscape. The sandy beach spanning 9 km (5.5 mi.) is just one example of its idyllic beauty. Riding on Porto Santo*, discover the island from horseback as you traverse the valleys of Serra de Fora and Serra de Dentro before your springtime adventure comes to an end in Funchal, the capital of Madeira.
Scheduled flight from Funchal to Germany
* 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.
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:
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.
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.