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HANSEATIC spirit - from Madeira to Sal

Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde - island hopping between Europe and Africa

HANSEATIC spirit - from Madeira to Sal
Cruise SPI2322
20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023 (12 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2322
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023

    • October highlights: diverse island worlds – from Madeira to the Canary Islands and Cape Verde
    • Extend the summer in a mild, subtropical climate that invites you to take a dip
    • Diverse Cape Verde: fine beaches, gentle bays, desert landscapes and magnificent mountains
    • Fascinating volcanoes: spectacular volcanology – craters, lava fields, black beaches
    • Africa’s influences: experience cultural roots with a boundless zest for life and vibrant architecture


    Expedition
    Extend your cruise ashore
    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 - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2321 and save € 300 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)


    Extend and save

    Enjoy a further twelve days of fascinating ocean experiences after your Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde. Take advantage of an attractive rate and stay in the same cabin you booked.

    • Experience relaxing days at sea with all the amenities 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 € 2,790 per person (extension price for SPI2323, 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
    SPI2322
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Friday, 20.10.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Funchal

    Friday, 20.10.2023

    Funchal/Madeira/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 21.10.2023

    Selvagem Grande

    Sometimes dark and volcanic, sometimes light, fine and sandy, and always brimming with lush vegetation and rich cultural facets: Macaronesia. With the small HANSEATIC spirit, the “fortunate islands” in the Atlantic are a wealth of contrasts. Driven by your hunger for experiences and thirst for knowledge, unknown terrain is your destination. Explore Madeira’s most remote nature reserve on Selvagem Grande. If the authorities allow, local rangers will guide you through the desert habitat of geckos, Scopoli’s shearwaters and endemic plants.

    Sunday, 22.10.2023

    El Hierro/Spain, from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs

    Even approaching the pinnacle of the Canary Islands is a thrill. Very few places pack such a wealth of volcanoes, rock varieties and extraordinary vegetation into such a small space. See for yourself on El Hierro. A scenic tour of the smallest Canary Island* provides insights into life in the capital and villages alongside stunning views. Beautiful scenery and outdoor sports combine when you explore the coast by e-bike*.

    Monday, 23.10.2023

    La Palma, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    La Palma will also kindle your passion for the forces of nature. The Caldera de Taburiente National Park* will enchant you with one of the largest calderas in the world. A volcano hike* reveals an unforgettable image of lighthouses, salt pans and small fishing bays.

    Tuesday, 24.10.2023 to
    Wednesday, 25.10.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    On relaxing days at sea, fascinating expert presentations will get you in the mood for Cape Verde. Once settled by the Portuguese and now an insider tip if you’re looking for unspoilt nature. Sun-kissed with a mild climate, each island will provide autumn fascination with its own particular character.

    Thursday, 26.10.2023 to
    Tuesday, 31.10.2023

    Cape Verde  (Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Sao Nicolao , Boa Vista, Santiago, Fogo )

    The first stop is Santo Antao. As you walk along old trading routes, it will become clear why the island is considered the Cape Verdean hiking paradise*. The fertile Paul Valley and paths along picturesque coastlines will leave you with lasting memories. Alternatively, explore the “wild west” by jeep*: it may be sunny and dry, but the rugged rock formations and fantastic panoramas are what make it truly impressive. Against the backdrop of impressive mountain ranges, Sao Vicente is a cultural melting pot. Take a city walk through Mindelo* and be enthralled by the colonial architecture and African market, as well as the Torre de Belem, a replica of the landmark in Lisbon. The life story of the Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, a visit to a guitar workshop and a music concert emphasise the cultural heart of Cape Verde*. Sao Nicolao’s rhythm is orchestrated by something quite different: hike through the green valleys of Sao Nicolao*. Avocados, sugar cane, mangos, bananas and papayas grow on the fertile Faja plain. Ribeira Brava, the island capital*, is as multicoloured as it is multifaceted, with colourful houses, narrow cobbled streets and little shops. There is an air of “Lawrence of Arabia” about Boa Vista. Low mountain ranges and a beach covering more than 50 km (31 mi.) combine with picturesque villages and the vast ocean to create an enduring memory. The name of the island means “beautiful view”, which you can take at its word with a jeep tour in the unspoilt south* – a “Sahara in the Atlantic” with vast fields of desert and crescent-shaped shifting sand dunes. African roots and European influences come together on Santiago, the largest of the Cape Verde islands. The history of Cape Verde will be revealed on historic paths to Cidade Velha*. The old capital tells of Portugal’s influence and the dark chapter of the slave trade. Alternatively, embark on some active exploration in the Serra Malagueta national park*, a place of mountain ridges, valleys and cloud forests. You’ll spot the mighty conical shape of Fogo from afar. Black beaches and angular grottoes in the steep cliffs shape the coastline. Pico de Fogo rises up almost 3,000 m (9843 ft), the highest mountain in Cape Verde. Cha das Caldeiras, the fire island’s volcanic landscape*, places you in what seems to be a bizarre lunar landscape when your route takes you to a caldera spanning a diameter of almost 10 km (6.2 mi.).

    Wednesday, 01.11.2023

    Palmeira/Sal/Cape Verde, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Finally, enjoy the sunny “salt island” of Sal before returning home with many memories and the sensation of warming sunshine.

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 01.11.2023

    Day room (mid-range hotel)
    Travel to the airport late in the evening

    Thursday, 02.11.2023

    Scheduled flight from Sal to 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: MULTIFACETED MADEIRA
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ACTIVE EXPLORATIONS OF MADEIRA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BEACH DAYS ON SAL

    Individual travel arrangements

    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.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – LISBON STOPOVER
    Cruise
    SPI2322
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023

    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
    SPI2322
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023
    Cruise
    SPI2322
    Cruise dates
    20.10.2023 - 01.11.2023
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2321 and save € 300 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)


    Extend and save

    Enjoy a further twelve days of fascinating ocean experiences after your Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde. Take advantage of an attractive rate and stay in the same cabin you booked.

    • Experience relaxing days at sea with all the amenities 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 € 2,790 per person (extension price for SPI2323, cruise only)
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