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HANSEATIC spirit - from Christchurch to Noumea

New Zealand - countless worlds in a unique island nation

HANSEATIC spirit - from Christchurch to Noumea
Cruise SPI2403
01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2403
    Cruise dates
    01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024

    • All-embracing experience: this picture-book cruise combines New Zealand’s North and South Islands
    • A very special blend: small destinations and “big names” like Milford Sound, Wellington and Marlborough Sounds
    • Superlative landscape: mountains, waterfalls, fjords, idyllic beaches and rainforests
    • The wilderness is calling: watch seals, sea lions, dolphins, seabirds and – with a little luck – whales
    • Active experiences: hiking, kayaking and rafting

    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
    SPI2403
    Cruise dates
    01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 28.02.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Thursday, 29.02.2024

    Connecting flight to Christchurch

    Friday, 01.03.2024

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand, departure 19.00 hrs

    Incomparable days of exploration await you where the millennia have crafted volcanoes and mountains, fjords and beaches. For many European settlers, Lyttelton was the first harbour they saw in New Zealand. And the same goes for you. The optional pre-cruise programme in Christchurch and the New Zealand Alps will get you in the mood for your cruise before the HANSEATIC spirit begins its route on the South Island. Would you have expected to find a UNESCO City of Literature at the “end of the world”?

    Saturday, 02.03.2024

    Port Chalmers, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    From Port Chalmers, explore Dunedin’s Writers’ Walk with quotes on plaques or its Street Art Trail. The Otago Peninsula* is an ornithologist’s paradise, home to southern royal albatrosses and yellow-eyed penguins.

    Sunday, 03.03.2024

    Stewart Island, from 8.30 to 14.00 hrs

    The explorer in you will also take flight in the mountainous national park on Stewart Island. A hike to Ackers Point* takes you through dense, towering forests, crowned with impressive views of Halfmoon Bay. If you’re lucky, you might spot sooty shearwaters, little penguins and seals on a boat trip through Paterson Inlet*, a bay spanning around 100 km² (39 mi.²).

    Monday, 04.03.2024

    Cruising in Milford Sound

    The HANSEATIC spirit will take plenty of time to cruise through Milford Sound, one of the world’s most magnificent nature reserves. Covered in rainforests, the escarpments rise more than 1,100 m (3,609 ft) out of the water as fog floats between the mountain peaks. Enjoy spectacular panoramas from the many open deck spaces.

    Tuesday, 05.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 06.03.2024

    Kaiteriteri, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The most beautiful facets of nature will also be revealed in Kaiteriteri on a hike in Abel Tasman National Park*. Its picturesque profile is shaped by rainforests and craggy granite cliffs, divine bays and fine sandy beaches, which you can explore on an alternative coastal experience with kayaks*.

    Thursday, 07.03.2024

    New Plymouth, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The North Island alternates between famous and barely known locations. New Plymouth welcomes you with its vibrant art scene. Rising above the rainforest and meadows, the natural masterpiece of Mount Taranaki* is the ideal starting point for a hike.

    Friday, 08.03.2024

    Cruising in Marlborough Sounds

    Your small expedition ship will be in its element as it cruises in Marlborough Sounds. As you negotiate this labyrinth of waterways and peninsulas, the deck tour at the bow and the glass balconies will become your front-row seats for the natural spectacle of broad mountain ranges and dense coastal vegetation. New Zealand’s compact capital, surrounded by the harbour and green hills, shows how humankind is dwarfed by the scale of the natural world.

    Saturday, 09.03.2024

    Wellington, from 7.30 to 18.00 hrs

    A culinary tour of Wellington* is an unusual way to explore and sample specialities such as pavlova. Gain insights into the native bird life of the kakas and takahe in the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve*.

    Sunday, 10.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 11.03.2024

    Mount Maunganui, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    From the small coastal suburb of Mount Maunganui, Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal region* demonstrates the power of the earth’s core. Bubbling pools, steaming fissures and colourful lakes – a truly cinematic backdrop. Talking of cinema, an alternative scenic tour to The Shire* takes you to the home of the Hobbits. New Zealand’s only active volcanic island seems like another piece of Tolkien’s imagination on a helicopter flight over White Island*.

    Tuesday, 12.03.2024

    Waiheke Island (Hauraki Gulf)
    Auckland, arrival 21.00 hrs

    Dramatic nature gives way to the Mediterranean charm of Waiheke Island. Explore its idyllic beaches and vineyards.

    Wednesday, 13.03.2024

    Auckland, departure 19.00 hrs

    Auckland reveals New Zealand’s urban side. The HANSEATIC spirit will stay here overnight so that you can take a relaxing evening stroll through the “City of Sails”. New day, new impressions: whether you opt for “pure nature” around Auckland* or climb the Harbour Bridge*, remarkable outdoor activities are guaranteed.

    Thursday, 14.03.2024

    Bay of Islands, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The Bay of Islands will help you to understand New Zealanders’ close connection with the sea. Small subtropical islands with white beaches in the turquoise water create an amazing labyrinth. There are few more thrilling ways to explore this island realm than a helicopter flight* or a kayak tour through the mangroves*. 

    Friday, 15.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 16.03.2024

    Norfolk Island/Australia

    Yearning for another insider’s tip? Then you can look forward to finishing your cruise on a remote gem from Australia’s treasure chest. Become one of the few people to have travelled to Norfolk Island on a small expedition ship on the way to New Caledonia. Bays, green meadows and steep cliffs: if the weather permits a landing, you can bring your many experiences to a picturesque conclusion.

    Sunday, 17.03.2024

    Relaxation at sea
    Noumea/New Caledonia, arrival 23.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Monday, 18.03.2024

    Noumea/New Caledonia

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 18.03.2024

    Flight to Sydney
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 19.03.2024

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Sydney to Germany

    Wednesday, 20.03.2024

    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: CHRISTCHURCH – THE VICTORIAN GARDEN CITY
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DOWN UNDER EXCLUSIVE: SYDNEY AND ULURU
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY – DOWN UNDER FOR ACTIVE GUESTS

    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 – NOUMEA
    Cruise
    SPI2403
    Cruise dates
    01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024

    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
    SPI2403
    Cruise dates
    01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024
    Cruise
    SPI2403
    Cruise dates
    01.03.2024 - 18.03.2024
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