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HANSEATIC spirit - from Iquitos to Belem

Expedition Amazon (downstream) - a river of superlatives

HANSEATIC spirit - from Iquitos to Belem
Cruise SPI2306
06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2306
    Cruise dates
    06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023

    Legend, lifeline, labyrinth - on board the HANSEATIC spirit and Zodiacs, you will come to see why the Amazon is one of the world's natural crown jewels.

    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 - Extend and save

    After your expedition to the Amazon (SPI2306), treat yourself to another nine days of fascinating ocean moments: cross the Atlantic on board the HANSEATIC spirit at an attractive rate in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with all the conveniences of the HANSEATIC spirit. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the same cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,290 (extension price for SPI2307, cruise only)

    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
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    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
    SPI2306
    Cruise dates
    06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 05.04.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 06.04.2023

    Charter flight to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 07.04.2023 to
    Friday, 14.04.2023

    Downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Pevas, Leticia, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni, Lago Ajura (Ilha da Botija))

    The Amazon, or "Rio Mar" (sea river) as it's known by the locals, is both a global symbol of the need to protect our nature and a wondrous, record-holding waterway. It is the setting for great natural spectacles that you will experience respectfully and in the company of experts on the small, manoeuvrable HANSEATIC spirit and its Zodiacs. Travel from Iquitos to the mouth of the river at the Atlantic, around 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) away, as all your expectations are exceeded. Your first destination is Pevas, one of the oldest Peruvian settlements on the Amazon, featuring traditional stilt buildings. The markets of Leticia are a vibrant example of a culture embraced by nature. Tropical fruits and fresh spices will enrapture your senses, while the hoots and calls of the parrots provide the soundtrack. Macaws, toucans and colourful butterflies will join you on the Rio Jutai. When the Zodiacs sail through the night-time jungle of Cuxiu Muni, look out for the eyes of caimans shining through the darkness. Since 2001 alone, more than 1,200 previously unknown animal and plant species have been discovered in the Amazon region. Marvel at this diversity on a Zodiac ride through the flooded forests of Lago Ajura (Ilha da Botija). Strangler figs rise up on the densely overgrown banks, epiphytes that have decided to "fight" for the available light. Discover giant Brazil nut trees and the red flowers of bromeliads and passion flowers while the experts enhance your perspective on the fascinating undergrowth - for example, to help you marvel at the capuchin monkeys doing gymnastics in the trees and the well-camouflaged iguanas.

    Saturday, 15.04.2023

    Rio Negro

    Explore the legendary "Meeting of Waters" on the Rio Negro, where the black Rio Negro converges with the muddy, yellow Rio Solimoes. Its shores will lead you to the "Paris of the Tropics".

    Sunday, 16.04.2023 to
    Monday, 17.04.2023

    Manaus (Amazon)/Brazil

    Find out how the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus (Amazon) earned this nickname on a tour of the city's history and opera house* surrounded by classical and art nouveau architecture. Its vibrant mosaic of culture and wilderness stretches out beneath you on a scenic flight above Manaus (Amazon)*.

    Tuesday, 18.04.2023 to
    Saturday, 22.04.2023

    Further downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Canacari, Parintins, Alter do Chao, Virassaia, Guajara)

    In Canacari, your focus will be on searching for the world's largest water lilies and other exotic species. At the middle point of the Amazon, Parintins is the epitome of flourishing city life. Whether on the promenade or in the market, sampling the regional delicacies - immerse yourself in Brazil's typical zest for life. On Alter do Chao beach, the waves exude an almost Caribbean flair. Find a kindred spirit in the sloth, and enjoy simply doing nothing. The indigenous hoatzin likes to take things easy too and prefers sitting in the trees to flying. With a little luck, you will be able to see this bird around the small riverside settlement of Virassaia. Over 1,000 species of bird live in the Amazon region. You might even see herons and cormorants as you enjoy Zodiac rides through the species-rich floodplain areas. With a little luck, your wildlife encounters will become even more spectacular in Guajara when pink river dolphins appear nearby. The young are grey at first and only take on the unusual colouring from the age of two.

    Sunday, 23.04.2023

    Daytime passage through the Breves Channels

    The small, manoeuvrable HANSEATIC spirit will demonstrate its advantages once again on the daytime passage through the narrow Breves Channels. The lush vegetation on the shore comes closer and closer to the ship as it confidently negotiates the challenging changes in direction - to the great delight of the locals, the Caboclos, who line the route in boats large and small to welcome you to the area. Will toucans add to the occasion with their beautiful beaks and loud voices? As your expedition slowly draws to a close, the experts on board will once again quench your thirst for knowledge and shed light on the tensions between the region's unspoilt nature and global economic interests.

    Monday, 24.04.2023

    Belem/Brazil, arrival 2.30 hrs (subject to the tides)

    You will arrive in Belem with a whole host of unforgettable memories and a true appreciation for this legendary region. You will remain fascinated by the wonderful world of the Amazon as long as your river of life continues to flow.

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 24.04.2023

    Flight to Sao Paulo
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 25.04.2023

    Scheduled flight from Sao Paulo to Germany

    Wednesday, 26.04.2023

    Arrival in Germany

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

    The itinerary depends on official approval and the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    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: MACHU PICCHU - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO - THE FUN-LOVING CITY
    Cruise
    SPI2306
    Cruise dates
    06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023

    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
    SPI2306
    Cruise dates
    06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023
    Cruise
    SPI2306
    Cruise dates
    06.04.2023 - 24.04.2023
    Price specials - Extend and save

    After your expedition to the Amazon (SPI2306), treat yourself to another nine days of fascinating ocean moments: cross the Atlantic on board the HANSEATIC spirit at an attractive rate in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with all the conveniences of the HANSEATIC spirit. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the same cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,290 (extension price for SPI2307, cruise only)
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