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HANSEATIC spirit - from Otaru to Seward

Expedition Kamchatka, the Kuril Islands and the Aleutian Islands - on the trail of Vitus Bering

HANSEATIC spirit - from Otaru to Seward
Cruise SPI2410
25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024 (21 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2410
    Cruise dates
    25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024

    • Three foreign worlds combined: the mysterious Kuril Islands, unknown Kamchatka and the remote Aleutian Islands
    • Landscapes far from the familiar: discover unspoilt nature that very few have seen
    • The wilderness is calling: watch fur seals, seals, sea eagles and whales from the deck and the Zodiacs
    • Cultural encounters: fascinating insights into local life and traditions
    • Primal natural extremes: mighty volcanoes and mountain ranges, vast moors and steaming springs


    Expedition
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    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 SPI2411 and save € 900 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
    SPI2410
    Cruise dates
    25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 23.06.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Tokyo

    Monday, 24.06.2024

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 25.06.2024

    Scheduled flight to Sapporo

    Tuesday, 25.06.2024

    Otaru (Sapporo)/Japan, departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 26.06.2024

    Rishiri/Japan

    The Pacific Ring of Fire, a fascinating natural world that people rarely experience, will bring new surprises every day – for example, right at the beginning of this expedition when you discover the Japanese volcanic island of Rishiri.

    Thursday, 27.06.2024 to
    Friday, 28.06.2024

    Sakhalin/Russia (Korsakov, Tyuleny )

    The island of Sakhalin in the Sea of Okhotsk marks the border between Japan and Russia. Korsakov is steeped in history: there used to be a penal colony here, which gained literary notoriety thanks to Anton Chekhov. Nowadays this isolated area is home to an impressive range of wildlife: Tyuleny means “isle of seals” and, as the name suggests, it is home to a large number of fur seals and Steller sea lions.

    Saturday, 29.06.2024 to
    Monday, 01.07.2024

    Kuril Islands (Yankicho (Ushishir), Atlasova, Ptichiy Islands)

    The Kuril Islands extend over 1,200 km (746 mi.) in the Pacific Ocean. Overgrown mountain peaks shimmer through the mist. Spray thunders against steep cliffs. Time and again, the landscape will take your breath away – for example, when you reach the interior of the steep caldera on Yankicho (Ushishir) by Zodiac, weather permitting. The highest volcano of the Kuril Islands rises up on Atlasova; behind it the coast of the Ptichiy Islands spreads out before you. With a bit of luck, you will see seals and sea otters in the kelp forests.

    Tuesday, 02.07.2024 to
    Saturday, 06.07.2024

    Kamchatka  (Tikhirka Bay , Chazma , Zhupanova, two days in Petropavlovsk)

    Mighty volcanoes, geysers and great forests: Kamchatka offers a landscape of monumental dimensions. Your route is adjusted daily according to the weather and the expected sightings – for example, so that you can land at Tikhirka Bay and discover the stunning natural scenery. The Zodiacs turn even the Chazma salmon river into expedition territory. Will the Kamchatka brown bear put in an appearance here? Keep a constant lookout for bears and Steller’s sea eagles – for example, at the mouth of the Zhupanova River. To marvel at the volcanic landscape from a bird’s-eye view, take off from Petropavlovsk on a helicopter flight to the Valley of Geysers*, which formed 20,000 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is shaped by columns of water that shoot up every minute and steaming sulphur springs. The flight to Nalychevo Nature Park* also promises breathtaking panoramas and the opportunity to bathe in the wilderness upon arrival. A hike up the Avacha volcano* will reward you with fantastic views of the dramatic landscape.

    Sunday, 07.07.2024

    Relaxation at sea
    Crossing the International Date Line (day counts twice)

    Monday, 08.07.2024 to
    Friday, 12.07.2024

    Aleutian Islands/Alaska/USA (cruising off Kiska Island, Adak Island, cruising off Chagulak Island, Unalaska Island, Popof Island )

    At the point where the North American Plate and Pacific Plate meet, you will explore one of the most exciting expedition territories of all time: the Aleutian Islands. Experience the exceptional beauty of the island chain in the Bering Sea fully from the many open deck spaces or on exciting shore visits. Marvel at the seabird colonies off Kiska Island from the spirit Walk at the very front of your expedition ship, for example. Go ashore with your experts to trace the history of Adak Island, a former military base that is now practically a ghost town. Things get a little livelier as you cruise off Chagulak Island in the company of thousands of petrels. With a little luck, you’ll spot orcas and humpback whales on your flexible route through the tangled maze of the Aleutian Islands. Learn about the history of Russian America, as Alaska was called until the mid 19th century, in Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island. A hike with your experts on Popof Island takes you into the home of bison.

    Saturday, 13.07.2024

    Alaska Peninsula   (Chignik, cruising off Kak Island)

    When you arrive on the Alaska Peninsula, meet the locals and gain insights into the life of the residents in the small fishing town of Chignik. Your expedition slowly draws to an end as you cruise off Kak Island. You’ll have another chance to see Steller sea lions and horned puffins on the cliffs that are home to many birds. The wonders of a wilderness that will remain vivid in your memory for a long time to come.

    Sunday, 14.07.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 15.07.2024

    Seward/Alaska/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 15.07.2024

    Journey to Anchorage
    Scheduled flight to Seattle
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 16.07.2024

    Scheduled flight from Seattle to Germany

    Wednesday, 17.07.2024

    Arrival in 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: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA (SUPERIOR)
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: KYOTO, NARA AND TOKYO (DELUXE)
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: TOKYO – TRADITION AND MODERNITY
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME D: CONTRASTS ON HOKKAIDO: DAISETSUZAN NATIONAL PARK AND SAPPORO
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SEATTLE – THE VARIED METROPOLIS
    Cruise
    SPI2410
    Cruise dates
    25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024

    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
    SPI2410
    Cruise dates
    25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024
    Cruise
    SPI2410
    Cruise dates
    25.06.2024 - 15.07.2024
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise SPI2411 and save € 900 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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