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HANSEATIC spirit - from Porto to Hamburg

Circumnavigation of Western Europe - early summer on Europe's west coast

HANSEATIC spirit - from Porto to Hamburg
Cruise SPI2242
28.05.2022 - 09.06.2022 (12 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2242
    Cruise dates
    28.05.2022 - 09.06.2022

    • Route north towards home in Hamburg: the diversity of Western Europe from Portugal to the Frisian Islands
    • Spanish architectural treasures – discover La Coruna and Aviles
    • Charming cafes and artistic flair on Ile d’Yeu
    • Going with the flow: cruises on the Loire and Seine
    • French savoir vivre on relaxed excursions through Nantes and Rouen 
    • Jersey and Guernsey: the rich history and wildly romantic landscapes of the Channel Islands
    • Ebb and flow – the Frisian charm of Texel and Helgoland in the Wadden Sea
    • Extend your cruise ashore with the optional pre-cruise programme “Cultural discoveries in the north of Portugal”

    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.

    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
    SPI2242
    Cruise dates
    28.05.2022 - 09.06.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 28.05.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Porto

    Saturday, 28.05.2022

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 29.05.2022

    La Coruna/Spain, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The Atlantic and North Sea coastlines of Western Europe are a treasure trove for explorers in early summer with wondrous locations, moving history and stunning landscapes. Marvel at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela* in La Coruna, the first highlight of your diverse cruise. It is considered a place of pilgrimage for fans of architecture due to its numerous architectural styles. Enjoy the typical Galician lifestyle and cuisine during a walk and tapas in La Coruna*, which proudly displays its Roman origins with the Tower of Hercules.

    Monday, 30.05.2022

    Aviles, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Past and present stand shoulder to shoulder in Aviles: medieval arcades can be found in close proximity to the futuristic Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre. The region’s religious heart also reveals itself through impressive architecture which you will explore in the capital of Asturias, Oviedo*. In the 8th century, the Holy Cave of Covadonga* provided the Christians with a place to hide from the Arabs. The appearance of the Virgin Mary gave them the courage to fight back.

    Tuesday, 31.05.2022

    Ile d’Yeu/France, from 14.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Peaceful for centuries, enchanting Ile d’Yeu sits in the Atlantic – discover its authentic flair on an early-summer walk along the bays.

    Wednesday, 01.06.2022

    Nantes, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Loire

    Nantes tells of kings and the power of the church, of dukes and holy people. Impressive manor houses, parks and castles pass slowly by during a boat trip on the River Erdre*. Meanwhile, the magic of the castles on the Loire* is characterised by extensive gardens and facades in the impressive style of the Italian renaissance. Take an evening cruise on the Loire with the HANSEATIC spirit, enjoy the panorama and relax as the day draws to a close.

    Thursday, 02.06.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 03.06.2022 to
    Saturday, 04.06.2022

    Channel Islands/Great Britain (Jersey, Guernsey)

    Between the coasts of France and England, the Channel Island of Jersey thrills with craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. What was life like in a mighty castle during the Middle Ages? A visit to Mont Orgueil Castle* will provide fascinating insights. Alternatively, enjoy stunning panoramas on a bicycle tour of the island*. The treasures of Guernsey also shine through its eventful history and wild, romantic cliffs. The vintage flair on a bus tour on Guernsey* shows how the mild climate of the Gulf Stream allows a diverse range of splendid and exotic plants to bloom. Alternatively, a hike along the coast* will lead you through heathland and fragrant pine forests.

    Sunday, 05.06.2022

    Cruise on the Seine
    Rouen/France, from 9.00 to 20.30 hrs

    Many French painters have taken inspiration from the landscape along the meandering course of the Seine. See for yourself on a short cruise on the Seine – a river with a unique connection to France’s soul. The Le Gros-Horloge astronomical clock in Rouen tells of turbulent times. A walk through the old town* will also take you to the market square where Joan of Arc met her tragic end in 1431. Be inspired on the trail of Claude Monet* in Giverny, the place where he spent his final years of creativity.

    Monday, 06.06.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 07.06.2022

    Texel/Netherlands, from 8.00 to 17.30 hrs

    The Wadden Sea, a biosphere reserve unique worldwide, impresses with its clear light and salty air. Texel is famous for its rich bird life which you can observe in the De Slufter nature reserve*. A bicycle tour of the island* will take you through the dunes and heathland.

    Wednesday, 08.06.2022

    Helgoland, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Discover one of North Germany’s most imposing natural landmarks – Lange Anna on Helgoland: the red stack of rock rises 47 m (154 ft) into the air off the island’s coast, You can also enjoy one of Germany’s smallest nature reserves, the Lummenfelsen. This attracts not only day trippers but also a great number of animal inhabitants. Did you know that Germany’s largest predator lives off Helgoland? The grey seal, which shares the dunes with common seals, reaches speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) in the water as it hunts for sardines and cod. You, meanwhile, will hunt for spectacular panoramas on a 2.8 km (1.7 mi.) walk along the cliffs or on a Zodiac ride. Say goodbye to the North Sea and continue your journey back to Hamburg, the metropolis on the Elbe. It’s hard to believe how many North Sea stories you’ll take home from this cruise.

    Thursday, 09.06.2022

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

    As you approach Hamburg, think back on the exhilarating moments of your early-summer adventure that have spoken to both your heart and your senses.

    * 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:

    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: CULTURAL DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL
    Cruise
    SPI2242
    Cruise dates
    28.05.2022 - 09.06.2022

    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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