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HANSEATIC spirit - from Montevideo to Belem

Brazil - where explorers' hearts dance the samba

HANSEATIC spirit - from Montevideo to Belem
Cruise SPI2304
05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023 (14 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2304
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023

    A journey into the many faces of a nation that takes on new dimensions every day, reflecting its megacities and colonial heritage, its jungle and idyllic beaches. The essence of Brazil!

    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

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 - 8).

    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
    SPI2304
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 04.03.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Montevideo

    Sunday, 05.03.2023

    City tour 

    Sunday, 05.03.2023

    Montevideo/Uruguay, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 06.03.2023 to
    Wednesday, 08.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 09.03.2023

    Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, arrival 8.00 hrs

    From its white beaches to its deep, lush jungle, Brazil is a country with a vibrant zest for life, incredibly diverse species and extraordinarily beautiful nature: very few countries are as abundant with the wonders of creation. Start your cruise with relaxing days at sea as the experts on board the HANSEATIC spirit prepare you for its diversity and dimensions. Your first destination is a highlight in itself: Rio de Janeiro. Be welcomed by the open arms of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado mountain, while the ever-present Sugarloaf Mountain sweetens your impressions. Rio is the epitome of zest for life: beaches and samba, Copacabana and Ipanema. Form your own impressions of the contrasts between the historic colonial buildings, the famous Maracana stadium and the futuristic skyscrapers - two days are scheduled to ensure an especially intensive encounter. Beyond the urban world, a cultural heaven awaits at over 800 m (2,625 ft). Delve into the legacy of Dom Pedro II. in Petropolis - the imperial city*. The emperor built his summer residence here from 1843, and its half-timbered gables bear the hallmarks of German builders. The city was a second home to the writer Stefan Zweig. In homage to the country, he wrote: "Anyone who truly experiences Brazil has seen enough beauty to last half a lifetime." Accordingly, the HANSEATIC spirit offers you the chance to consciously experience the country with all your senses. Thirsting for knowledge of authentic local lifestyles? Then Eat Rio - facets of Brazilian cuisine* will be exactly to your taste. This culinary tour will take you to markets and alleys in search of unusual Amazonian dishes and everyday stories. Your hunger for natural experiences will be sated by a hike on Pedra Bonita*, topped off by fantastic views of the city and one of the world's tallest monoliths. A helicopter flight over Rio*, circumnavigating the Corcovado mountain, offers amazing aerial views. If you'd prefer to stay grounded, explore one of the world's largest urban jungles on an all-terrain vehicle tour in Tijuca National Park*. As you travel through the rainforest, you will see a huge range of birds, iguanas and apes.

    Friday, 10.03.2023

    Rio de Janeiro, departure 0.00 hrs

    Saturday, 11.03.2023 to
    Sunday, 12.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 13.03.2023

    Salvador, from 7.00 to 0.00 hrs

    In Salvador, African roots and colonial history flow together in impressive fashion - a melting pot of architecture and cultures. The ship will stay here into the evening so that you have plenty of time to explore the mysterious city. This is a place of vast alleys and boulevards. In the historic part of the city - a UNESCO World Heritage site - magnificent buildings recall the colonial era. Take a walk through the old town* and journey through time with visits to the baroque cathedral, which dates from 1672, and the ornate Sao Francisco Church. Gain further insights into the past with historical treasures in the hinterland*. Marvel at Santo Amaro, which was made rich by tobacco and cotton production and diamond exports, and the picturesque twin towns of Cachoeira and Sao Felix. The cheerful Afro-Brazilian way of life is shaped by music and dance. It doesn't get much more intoxicating than a percussion workshop*, in which you will learn about the roots of the people. The country's cuisine is equally expressive - and spicy, as you'll see for yourself on a market visit and cookery course* with plenty of samples.

    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.03.2023

    Recife, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    In the 17th century, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen left his mark in Recife in the form of timeless beauty. He transformed swamps and islands into a city with bridges, canals and palaces. His legacy bears witness to the creative skills of a bygone era. In contrast, we have a masterpiece of classic architecture: fascinating Olinda* - created by Portuguese settlers. Even from a distance, the magnificent buildings rise above the palms and flourishing trees. A walk along the little alleys will introduce you to the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, seemingly turning back time. Marvel at the life's work of one of Brazil's most important sculptors - thousands of ceramic figures - on a visit to the Brennand Museum*.

    Thursday, 16.03.2023

    Natal, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    At Brazil's northernmost point, Natal, the "city of the sun", offers further highlights. Dramatic and beautiful nature and culture shape the city and surrounding area* - with the star-shaped Forte dos Reis Magos and the endless beaches. The dunes and beaches buggy tour* will show you how the wind shapes the landscape. Ride through white desert landscape to little lakes and the turquoise lagoon at Pitangui - go for a swim and let the idyllic coast capture your heart once again. As with the many other picture-perfect spots on this cruise, Brazil's diversity will remain with you forever.

    Friday, 17.03.2023 to
    Saturday, 18.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.03.2023

    Belem/Brazil, arrival 9.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.03.2023

    Flight to Sao Paulo
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 20.03.2023

    Scheduled flight from Sao Paulo to Germany

    Tuesday, 21.03.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    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: MONTEVIDEO - A CITY OF THE PAST AND FUTURE
    Cruise
    SPI2304
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023

    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
    SPI2304
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023
    Cruise
    SPI2304
    Cruise dates
    05.03.2023 - 19.03.2023
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 - 8).

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