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HANSEATIC spirit - from Tahiti to Noumea

Expedition South Seas - exotic, beautiful and hidden

HANSEATIC spirit - from Tahiti to Noumea
Cruise SPI2405
03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2405
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024

    • The most beautiful South Seas islands on one cruise – from classics like Bora Bora to seldom-visited destinations like Vanua Levu
    • Pioneering spirit in the Pacific – discover island paradises in the footsteps of historic explorers like James Cook
    • Encounters with foreign traditions – gain insights into village life after a ceremonial welcome
    • Active immersion in dream worlds – swimming, snorkelling and visits to picturesque beaches
    • Zodiacs in their element – perfect for landing on small islands


    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 subsequent cruise SPI2406 and save € 700 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    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
    SPI2405
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 02.04.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Papeete**

    Wednesday, 03.04.2024

    Day room (mid-range hotel)

    Wednesday, 03.04.2024

    Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia, departure 22.00 hrs

    Thursday, 04.04.2024 to
    Saturday, 06.04.2024

    Society Islands (Raiatea, Motu Mahaea , Bora Bora )

    Mapped by James Cook and immortalised in paint by Gauguin – but the South Seas will only truly come to life when you see it with your own eyes. Unspoilt islands interspersed with South Seas classics. So beautiful that you’ll want to stay on each island forever. Your expedition combines great natural experiences with new perspectives. And, of course, due respect for these unique island worlds confronted with the challenges of our time. The Society Islands provide the first dashes of colour in this scene of turquoise water and azure sky. Rocky coasts and steep summits compete with lush vegetation and vast bays: the contrasts of Raiatea are reflected in the clear waters of the Pacific. Your first opportunity to fulfil your own South Seas dreams. Alternatively, you can explore the lagoon by jet ski*. Discover the treasures of the small neighbouring island of Taha’a* when you visit a family vanilla plant business and a black pearl farm. An atoll islet, Motu Mahaea is a paradise of palm trees and white beaches. It is privately owned, but an exclusive landing allows you to spend a relaxed day on the beach with swimming and snorkelling. Almost no other destination can conjure more mental images of the South Seas than Bora Bora. Its tropical vegetation, palm-lined beaches and emerald sea demonstrate why it was once called “created by the gods”. Another overwhelming world awaits you beneath the water: stingrays and snorkelling in the lagoon* – fish and humankind sharing the same element. A scenic flight over the island paradise* will take your happiness to new heights – simply heavenly.

    Sunday, 07.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 08.04.2024 to
    Tuesday, 09.04.2024

    Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki)

    The Cook Islands are an archipelago for nature lovers. The main island, Rarotonga, is rightly known as the “flower island”. Its fertile, flat coastline, where mangos and citrus fruits grow, is like a huge garden. Steep mountains rise up in the island’s interior, overgrown with extraordinary vegetation. The remains of maraes – holy sites – provide insights into the mythology of the Polynesians, who are closely related to the Maori of New Zealand. Marvel at this diversity on an all-terrain vehicle trip*. Alternatively, immerse yourself in a paradise world – quite literally – on a boat trip with snorkelling in the Muri Lagoon*. Aitutaki Atoll only measures around 20 km2 (12 mi.2), making this South Seas paradise all the greater. The lagoon’s white coastal border gently wraps around the island’s lush green heart, and relaxed village life shapes your island impressions*. Alternatively, take a boat ride to palm-lined beaches and fantastic snorkelling sites. Indulge all your senses by bathing, snorkelling and barbecuing at the Blue Lagoon*.

    Wednesday, 10.04.2024 to
    Thursday, 11.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 12.04.2024

    Crossing the International Date Line (one day will be lost)

    Time simply works differently here in the South Seas – and not just when crossing the International Date Line, where your route takes you to even more unspoilt worlds.

    Saturday, 13.04.2024

    Tonga (Vava’u Island)

    In the Kingdom of Tonga, feel like James Cook did when he arrived in 1773. The mindset of the people, also reflected in the name “Society Islands”, is certainly enhanced by the stunning scenery. Where the colonial powers once steered the island’s destiny, now the hospitable inhabitants hold the reins. Your experts on board will share the fascinating background. The perfect way to get in the mood for an independent visit to the idyllic town of Neiafu on the island of Vava’u with its colonial buildings and colourful market. 

    Sunday, 14.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 15.04.2024 to
    Wednesday, 17.04.2024

    Fiji (Rabi, Vanua Levu, Dravuni)

    Your adventures in this legendary island world continue with a picture book of creation come to life: Fiji. The country is formed of over 330 islands where life is quite different to what we know. You will be received with great warmth and traditions – for example, on the island gem of Rabi. Villagers will provide an impressive feel for the rhythm of the South Seas with music and dancing. See just how relaxed life is on Vanua Levu in the coastal town of Suva against a panorama of rugged mountain ranges and lush green vegetation. Receive a warm welcome into its culture and traditions* with a kava ceremony and dancing in a small village. Alternatively, a kayak tour to the island of Nawi* will allow you to experience these stunning landscapes from a very special perspective. Dravuni is firmly in nature’s hands. Feel like Robinson Crusoe when you stroll along the sandy, palm-lined beach or go snorkelling and marvel at the colourful coral gardens.

    Thursday, 18.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 19.04.2024

    Vanuatu (Anatom, Mystery Island)

    Can anything top so much natural beauty? Each characterful island on your route to Vanuatu will answer this question in its own special way. Look forward to the essence of South Seas magic when you take the Zodiacs to the remote beaches of Anatom and outlying Mystery Island. Go snorkelling among the reefs or join your experts to explore this tropical world. Far from the familiar, New Caledonia still exudes the awe-inspiring beauty that must have fascinated the seafarers of the 18th century.

    Saturday, 20.04.2024

    Mare/New Caledonia

    Explore “The Wild Island” – the name given to Mare, the second-largest of the Loyalty Islands, by its inhabitants. You’ll certainly agree when its wild nature of endless palm groves, rugged rock faces and an abundance of exotic flowers shape your impressions of Mare*. At the other end of the world – and this cruise – your South Seas fantasies will have become so real that their colours will stay with you forever.

    Sunday, 21.04.2024

    Noumea/New Caledonia, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 21.04.2024

    Flight to Sydney
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 22.04.2024

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Sydney to Germany

    Tuesday, 23.04.2024

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the travel arrangements to the cruise departure point.

    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.

    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
    SPI2405
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024

    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
    SPI2405
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024
    Cruise
    SPI2405
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2024 - 21.04.2024
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise SPI2406 and save € 700 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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