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HANSEATIC spirit - from Noumea to Palau

Expedition Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Palau - the magic of small, hidden Pacific gems

HANSEATIC spirit - from Noumea to Palau
Cruise SPI2406
21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024 (19 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2406
    Cruise dates
    21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024

    • Island hopping in paradise: beautiful Melanesia and Micronesia combined
    • Rituals, rhythms and rainforests: every day a new kaleidoscope of creation
    • Zodiac rides to vibrant snorkelling hotspots and along narrow tributaries deep into the green jungle
    • Enjoy the South Seas feeling – surrounded by exotic vegetation and an ocean in every shade of blue
    • Welcome ceremonies, dances and customs: sometimes “warlike”, sometimes friendly – always surprising


    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 SPI2405 and save € 700 per person or with the subsequent cruise SPI2407 and save € 600 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
    • 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
    SPI2406
    Cruise dates
    21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 18.04.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sydney

    Friday, 19.04.2024

    Two overnight stays with breakfast

    Saturday, 20.04.2024

    City tour with lunch

    Sunday, 21.04.2024

    Flight to Noumea

    Sunday, 21.04.2024

    Noumea/New Caledonia, departure 22.00 hrs

    Monday, 22.04.2024 to
    Tuesday, 23.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 24.04.2024 to
    Friday, 26.04.2024

    Solomon Islands (Nendo , Santa Ana Island , Tulagi , Guadalcanal)

    Are you well travelled and looking for a destination that will make a real impression? With fascinating talks and travel reports, your team of experts on board will get you in the mood for this exotic wonderland. The legendary Solomon Islands open the door to the Garden of Eden with remote beaches and often mysterious cultures. On Nendo, you will be greeted by the village elder and swept away by traditional dances. On a Zodiac landing on the beach of Santa Ana Island, look forward to an impressive welcome ritual by the village “warriors”, brandishing their spears. Gain a taste of village life on Tulagi – perhaps while sampling the local mangos and papayas. At over 2,300 m (7,546 ft), Mount Popomanaseu dominates the island of Guadalcanal. Honiara – the capital of the island kingdom – displays delicate inlay work on its eaves, gables and canoes.

    Saturday, 27.04.2024

    Relaxation at sea
    Papua New Guinea:

    Standing in Australia’s shadow, the unspoilt island state of Papua New Guinea seems to have been almost forgotten by civilisation. This picture-book world is filled with colour, from the azure sky to the turquoise sea and lush green jungle. Equally vibrant are the cultures of the numerous tribes, with enigmatic rituals and hundreds of languages.

    Sunday, 28.04.2024 to
    Monday, 29.04.2024

    Louisiade Archipelago , Fergusson Island

    Words will escape you when you visit the Louisiade Archipelago. Enjoy true South Seas feeling when the Zodiacs take you to the beach to swim and snorkel. Feel like an explorer when the HANSEATIC spirit calls at volcanic Fergusson Island. A walk with your experts will take you through dense eucalyptus forests to hot springs and geysers. Swimwear and snorkelling equipment will be as much a part of your visit to the Trobriand Islands as the masks, grass skirts and feathers worn by the locals.

    Tuesday, 30.04.2024 to
    Wednesday, 01.05.2024

    Trobriand Islands (Kiriwina, Kitawa)

    After a welcome ceremony with beautifully adorned dancers on Kiriwina, the largest island in the archipelago, you will gain an insight into the yam houses. Kitawa will prove a fascinating place for a hike with its landscape and village traditions. The custom of exchanging rings continues to this day in the island group, with bracelets and necklaces made from mussels.

    Thursday, 02.05.2024 to
    Friday, 03.05.2024

    Tufi , Tuam Island

    Active Mount Victory near Tufi displays untamed volcanic power. Rugged stretches of land and green fjord landscapes – a spectacular region where the Zodiacs will be in their element. The expedition rubber boats will also land on the remote coral atoll of Tuam Island, an entirely untouched world.

    Saturday, 04.05.2024

    Madang

    The modern city of Madang will prove a real contrast and your starting point for a flight to the Goroka Highlands*, home of the “mudmen”. Delve into the culture of these former warriors.

    Sunday, 05.05.2024 to
    Monday, 06.05.2024

    Kopar/Sepik River , Vanimo

    Your thrilling experiences continue on a Zodiac ride on the Sepik River: travel through lush green forests on lateral canals and be greeted by the colourfully adorned residents of Kopar. Pioneering spirit fills the air again when your ship heads for the small settlement of Vanimo – once a station for cargo ships belonging to Indonesian princes and still inaccessible by land.

    Tuesday, 07.05.2024 to
    Wednesday, 08.05.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 09.05.2024

    Koror/Palau, arrival 9.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Bring your expedition to a fantastic conclusion in the island state of Palau, which has over 300 islands. Swim, snorkel and let your spirit soar: enjoy daydreams on Koror and soak in this paradise – for example, on a scenic flight over the island world* or a boat trip through the “floating gardens” of the Rock Islands*. Your memories will be as varied as the colours displayed by the many regions visited.

    Friday, 10.05.2024

    Koror/Palau

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Friday, 10.05.2024

    Tour with lunch**
    Scheduled flight from Koror to Germany

    Saturday, 11.05.2024

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** See below for alternative travel package from arrival point with day room

    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: DOWN UNDER EXCLUSIVE: SYDNEY AND ULURU
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY – DOWN UNDER FOR ACTIVE GUESTS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: PALAU – ISLAND PARADISE AT THE END OF THE EARTH
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN TAIWAN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: ALTERNATIVE POST-CRUISE DEPARTURE PROGRAMME PALAU WITH DAY ROOM

    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
    SPI2406
    Cruise dates
    21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024

    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
    SPI2406
    Cruise dates
    21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
    Cruise
    SPI2406
    Cruise dates
    21.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise SPI2405 and save € 700 per person or with the subsequent cruise SPI2407 and save € 600 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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