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HANSEATIC spirit - from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik

Expedition west and east Greenland - best of Greenland

HANSEATIC spirit - from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
Cruise SPI2618
09.09.2026 - 24.09.2026 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2618
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2026 - 24.09.2026

    • From small settlements to the extremes of the Arctic with the world’s largest national park
    • Route full of contrasts with Greenland’s west and east coast
    • Experience remoteness: with Zodiac landings and hiking in the tundra
    • In the habitat of musk oxen, whales, Arctic foxes and polar bears
    • See the Northern Lights from the deck in clear weather

    e.g. cruise incl. charter flight in a Smart Cabin from

    $ 12,639 per person

    cruise incl. charter flight & travel package from arrival point from $ 13,442

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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.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Greenland, the largest island in the world, is a multifaceted treasure trove for explorers. Imposing icebergs drifting through Disko Bay will leave you speechlesas, as will the contrasts of flourishing tundra and mighty mountain ranges. Inuit settlements such as Sisimiut on the west coast set cultural accents. Pure solitude, on the other hand, can be found in the seclusion of the North-East Greenland National Park, where man is only a marginal phenomenon.

     

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    Untouched, unspoilt, overwhelming: The fascination of Greenland lies over Sisimiut right from the start, its old town resembling a museum village. A hike to the ice fjord of Ilulissat and the spectacle of the icebergs of Disko Bucht while cruising and in the Zodiac are of glittering beauty. The spirit of expedition always determines the course. In the Arsukfjord, you may spot musk oxen in the tundra. Cruising through the turquoise-coloured Prins Christian Sund reveals waterfalls and glaciers. Get to know the remote east coast of Greenland, which is only accessible in late summer. Mountains up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft) high define Skjoldungen Sound – the best terrain for your hikes. A particular highlight is the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest of its kind in the world. You will hardly meet any people, but you will be captivated by the natural spectacle of the Alpefjord with its mountain flanks towering up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) high. The snow-covered peaks in King Oscar Fjord and the triangular island of Ella Island with its almost 1,200 m (3,937 ft) high rocky flank are just as imposing. In the labyrinth of the Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, steep rock faces alternate with glacier snouts from which icebergs drift into the sea. The Zodiacs will also take you to Clavering Island, where traces of historical expeditions can be found, and to Sabine Island, where the Thule culture once settled. The impressions you have gained so far are perhaps surpassed by Scoresbysund. Ittoqqortoormiit shows just how isolated life is here in the middle of endless expanses, before heading back to Reykjavik and civilisation.

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map).

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    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
    SPI2618
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2026 - 24.09.2026

    Wednesday, 09.09.2026

    Charter flight from Germany* to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 20.00 hrs

    Thursday, 10.09.2026 to
    Friday, 11.09.2026

    West coast of Greenland (Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Disko Bay)

    Saturday, 12.09.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 13.09.2026 to
    Tuesday, 15.09.2026

    South coast of Greenland (Arsukfjord, cruising through Prince Christian Sound [depending on ice], Skjoldungen Sound)

    Wednesday, 16.09.2026 to
    Thursday, 17.09.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 18.09.2026 to
    Monday, 21.09.2026

    Northeast Greenland National Park (Alpefjord, King Oscar Fjord, Ella Island, Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Clavering Island, Sabine Island)

    Tuesday, 22.09.2026

    Scoresbysund (Ittoqqortoormiit)

    Wednesday, 23.09.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 24.09.2026

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 24.09.2026

    Island tour
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Friday, 25.09.2026

    Journey to Keflavik, Scheduled flight from Keflavik to Germany

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map).

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    *Approximately three months before departure, you will be informed from which German airport the charter flight will take off. Connecting flights and possible hotel accommodation subject to a surcharge.

    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:

    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: GLACIERS, WATERFALLS AND GEYSERS

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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    Cruise
    SPI2618
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2026 - 24.09.2026

    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
    SPI2618
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2026 - 24.09.2026
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