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HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso

Expedition north-west Spitsbergen - Arctic island legends

HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso
Cruise SPI2313
29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2313
    Cruise dates
    29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023

    Deep fjords, mighty glaciers and striking mountain ranges shape this intensive expedition through north-west Spitsbergen and will send pioneering spirits soaring.


    Expedition
    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 25 %.

    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
    SPI2313
    Cruise dates
    29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023

    At anchor

    Thursday, 29.06.2023

    Charter flight from Germany* to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    Friday, 30.06.2023 to
    Friday, 07.07.2023

    Adventure in north-west Spitsbergen: enjoy highlights and travel to the edge of the ice, depending on the conditions (including Isfjord, Prins Karls Forland, Ny-Alesund, 14th July Glacier, Magdalenefjord, Liefdefjord (Monacobreen), Raudfjord, Amsterdamoya, Recherchefjord, Hornsund)

    The island group in the far north is a place of wild untameable beauty and a coastline shrouded in ice: Spitsbergen. In this nautically challenging expedition territory, the HANSEATIC spirit can take full advantage of its small and manoeuvrable design with the highest ice class for passenger ships. No two days are the same here. Adventure awaits around every corner - you won't know which experiences are in store until you get there, as the weather and ice conditions require the captain to constantly adapt the route and decide where the Zodiacs will land next. Excitement and expedition await in the purest sense on this intensive cruise through north-west Spitsbergen with a journey to the edge of the ice.
    Expansive tundra and peaked mountains rule the Isfjord and its neighbouring fjords - one of Spitsbergen's largest fjord systems at over 100 km (62 mi.) long. It is home to Arctic foxes and polar bears. Prins Karls Forland is known for its particularly heavyweight residents in the large walrus population. Like so many times on this expedition, you can get closer than ever before to the wonders of the Nordic natural world. Arctic terns attract attention with their aerial manoeuvres in Ny-Alesund, one of the world's most northerly settlements. It was from here that Arctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile set out in 1926 in the airship Norge and became the first people to reach the North Pole. Today, this place is home to a team of scientists researching how climate change is affecting the Arctic. With its towering, gleaming blue foot, the spectacular 14th July Glacier isn't just a dream destination for glaciologists. Arctic flowers bloom on the green slopes near the glacier, while kittiwakes and thick-billed murres nest on the cliff, creating an almost surreal contrast.
    If the conditions allow it, you'll venture forth into the waters of northern Spitsbergen, where a sense of pure expedition prevails. Thrilling days lie ahead in the home of whales, Arctic foxes, walruses and the "king of the Arctic", Ursus maritimus. Will you spot polar bears as you keep a lookout from the ship's deck? Once you land with the Zodiacs, your experts - who will accompany you on hikes and another excursions - will enhance your fantastic natural experiences with their extensive specialist knowledge. Or you can attend fascinating presentations on board to learn more about Arctic species, the extraordinary landscape and the bravery of past explorers.
    Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park is known for its scenic landscape of contrasts between mountains and bays. Enjoy unique views in the Magdalenefjord, for example, and discover the historic graves of whales set against the glacial backdrop. Surrounded by this overwhelming panorama, you will feel the power and sensitivity of nature, which also shape the Liefdefjord and the majestic Monacobreen. Watching the wall of white come to life will take your breath away: huge blocks of ice regularly fall into the fjord from the 5 km (3.1 mi.) front with an almighty roar. The palpable effects of the Gulf Stream pave the way to the Raudfjord, the archipelago's most northerly fjord. In certain lights, the mountains take on shades of reddish brown. Amsterdamoya is home to historic man-made relics: the remains of 400-year-old ovens bear witness to the whalers who once cooked blubber here to make lamp oil.
    The artistic drawings by the scientists on board La Recherche show just how much impact the Recherchefjord made on the explorers. Gain your own impressions of this inlet surrounded by tundra, which is home to reindeer and many other creatures. Nature will also provide lasting memories in Hornsund, where you are surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges and mighty glaciers. The route will be determined by nature: the flexible itinerary will be decided by the weather and ice. If conditions are favourable, the HANSEATIC spirit will forge ahead through fields of drifting ice and brave the circumnavigation of Spitsbergen. Whatever happens, the natural spectacles will ensure your expedition between the Arctic Circle and North Pole will be an unforgettable adventure.

    Saturday, 08.07.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 09.07.2023

    Tromso/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Germany*

    * Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land.

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

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map)

    Cruise
    SPI2313
    Cruise dates
    29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023

    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
    SPI2313
    Cruise dates
    29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023
    Cruise
    SPI2313
    Cruise dates
    29.06.2023 - 09.07.2023
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 - 8) is only 25 %.

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