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HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Madeira

Rivers in Europe - Beautiful rivers and historic cities

HANSEATIC spirit - from Hamburg to Madeira
Cruise SPI2537
05.04.2025 - 22.04.2025 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2537
    Cruise dates
    05.04.2025 - 22.04.2025

    • Going with the flow: nature and diversity along Europe’s west coast
    • Sightseeing with the best views: cruising under Tower Bridge
    • Overnight lay time in Bordeaux, Lisbon and Seville
    • River and lock passages with knowledgeable commentary from your team of experts
    • Miles of beach and turquoise waters: Porto Santo, insider tip of the Madeira archipelago
    • Tip: You can book the Hamburg pre-program including tickets for a concert in the Elbphilharmonie

    e.g. cruise in a Smart Cabin from

    $ 10,109 per person

    cruise incl. travel package from arrival point from $ 10,461

    Prices & booking
    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 SPI2536 and save € 1,000 per person (applies to the PLATINUM fare).

    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
    SPI2537
    Cruise dates
    05.04.2025 - 22.04.2025

    Saturday, 05.04.2025

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe

    Sunday, 06.04.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 07.04.2025

    Cruise on the Thames to Tower Bridge
    London/Great Britain, arrival 9.00 hrs

    Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden – the anticipation of familiar sights in a new light and undiscovered facets accompanies you on your visit in London. Sail through the Neo-Gothic monument when Tower Bridge opens to allow the HANSEATIC spirit to reach its mooring point in the heart of the city. A moment that is only possible with a small ship. “Welcome to London” – a city of contrasts, with Gothic churches alongside skyscrapers, punks in Camden and the elegant upper class. Unique, lively and enjoyable. The panoramic trip with the London Eye*, for instance, offers you an overview of the different faces of the metropolis. Kings and castles are as much a part of England as the Royal Family in Buckingham Palace. Explore the world’s largest castle with a visit to Windsor Castle*, the Queen’s former favourite residence. Gain completely different insights on the Thames cruise to Greenwich and the Royal Observatory*. In the observatory, you can stand astride the prime meridian with one foot in the British time zone and the other in the Central European time zone. A timeless beauty is the white Queen’s House, originally a royal residence and later a royal naval college. Breathtaking views open up before you as you cruise along the Thames in the evening. As the London skyline slowly disappears behind a bend in the river, your anticipation for the destinations to come is already building.

    Tuesday, 08.04.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 09.04.2025

    St Malo/France, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Defying the daily tides and the privateers of the past, two locations on the coast are particularly impressive: the fortified city of St Malo and the monastery island of Mont-Saint-Michel*. Both are shaped by the tides just like Cancale – the Breton oyster capital*.

    Thursday, 10.04.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 11.04.2025

    Belle-Ile, from 6.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Wild, vast and wonderful: Belle-Ile shows off its beauty in spring. With its breathtaking cliffs, hidden bays and endless sandy beaches, the island attracts visitors from all over the world. Alongside unspoilt nature, experience the dreamily romantic harbour of Le Palais as you stroll along the promenade.

    Saturday, 12.04.2025

    Bordeaux, arrival 8.30 hrs

    Bordeaux is famous for cultural treasures and culinary delights. The HANSEATIC spirit is moored here overnight, so you can also enjoy the evening atmosphere and wander through the illuminated old town. An excursion to the Medoc wine region with a visit to a vineyard* is bound to quench not only your thirst for knowledge. Oysters, the Atlantic and idyllic sandy beaches characterise the coastal resort of Arcachon and Europe’s largest sand dune*, almost 3 km (1.9 mi.) long and over 100 m (328 ft) high.

    Sunday, 13.04.2025

    Bordeaux, departure 18.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Gironde

    You will marvel at the gentle rolling hills as a work of art of nature on your cruise on the Gironde, during which the team of experts will provide knowledgeable commentary – like on all river cruises on this trip. The landscape is fresh and green and the mild temperatures already usher in the first signs of spring.

    Monday, 14.04.2025 to
    Tuesday, 15.04.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 16.04.2025

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Lisbon is built on great seafaring history. Portuguese ships set out from the city to explore the world during the Golden Age of the country. Take the historic tram* uphill and downhill through the narrow streets and past the most famous landmarks. The numerous steps make your individual explorations on foot a sporty undertaking. Alternatively, the excursion to Sintra and Cascais* reveals the Garden of Eden reserved for the high society of the 19th century, with its exotic plants and a medieval fortress. Take advantage of the long layover time for a traditional Fado concert in the evening – the melancholic sounds will leave you mesmerised.

    Thursday, 17.04.2025

    Lisbon, departure 5.00 hrs
    Cruising on the Tagus

    The spring sun also bathes Portugal’s treasures in a warm light. Once again, you have the best vantage point for this on the many open deck areas or on the deck tour at the bow of the HANSEATIC spirit. The striking red 25 de Abril Bridge, which is reminiscent of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, is a particularly impressive sight to take in on your cruise on the Tagus.

    Friday, 18.04.2025

    Seville/Spain, arrival 11.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Passionate flamenco dancing, the majestic Alcazar and fragrant orange trees – the Andalusian capital of Seville has plenty of exciting things to offer. The central mooring point of the small HANSEATIC spirit is perfect for individual explorations. Wander through the historic centre, enjoy traditional tapas in the vibrant streets or visit the Plaza de Espana, an architectural masterpiece. A walk to the locations in Carmen* combines art and culture, as does the Alcazar and its gardens*. In the evening, enjoy the hustle and bustle in the lanes in typical Andalusian style with a glass of sherry in a rustic tapas bar.

    Saturday, 19.04.2025

    Seville, departure 10.30 hrs
    Cruising on the Guadalquivir

    Only a small ship like the HANSEATIC spirit makes a cruise on the Guadalquivir possible. Your experts provide knowledgeable commentary during the passage, and you can enjoy a relaxing time on deck and on the glass balconies with views of the Andalusian landscape.

    Sunday, 20.04.2025

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.04.2025

    Porto Santo/Madeira
    Funchal/Madeira, arrival 21.30 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    A paradise for hikers and nature lovers, Porto Santo welcomes you to the Madeira archipelago. An island tour* will reveal many facets of the unique landscape. The sandy beach spanning 9 km (5.5 mi.) is just one example of its idyllic beauty. Alternatively, you can hike on Pico do Castelo*, the only green mountain on the island with many endemic plant species. Reaching Funchal closes the curtain on your eventful cruise, which has provided deep insights into nature and diversity along Europe’s west coast.

    Tuesday, 22.04.2025

    Funchal/Madeira

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 22.04.2025

    Scheduled flight from Funchal to Germany

    Notice about the mooring point in London: the HANSEATIC spirit is moored directly behind Tower Bridge in central London, an option only available to small ships. Official confirmation has been given, although the British authorities reserve the right to change the mooring point in London at short notice.

    *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.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Private pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Discover your travel destinations in a very personal setting as a couple - ideal for those who don't want to join a group. This gives you plenty of time and space for your own activities. Transfers are by car and private driver only. Prices for more or less than two people are available on request.

    YOUR PRIVATE POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME – MADEIRA

    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: HAMBURG AND THE ELBPHILHARMONIE CONCERT HALL
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MULTIFACETED MADEIRA
    Cruise
    SPI2537
    Cruise dates
    05.04.2025 - 22.04.2025

    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
    SPI2537
    Cruise dates
    05.04.2025 - 22.04.2025
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