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Hanseatic Nature

Why cruise on this ship?

The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our new expedition ships HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration, launched in 2019, and HANSEATIC spirit (from 2021) have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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Dining

A new kind of freedom between adventure and pleasure.

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 with 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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HANSEATIC Restaurant

Exclusive delights, wherever and whenever you please

The spacious HANSEATIC Restaurant of the new expedition class redefines on-board cuisine. From breakfast to dinner, experience our endless variety of creative cuisine at any time of day. Where your ship drops anchor, our top chefs will look to local specialities and conjure up for your plate the aromas of South Africa, the far north, or Europe. Daily changing menus will send your taste buds on a global tour of discovery – accompanied by a selection of wines to suit every palate.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Specialty restaurants

Culinary voyage

Our speciality restaurants will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking at the Nikkei on the HANSEATIC inspiration. The Hamptons offers new culinary highlights of the North American east coast on the HANSEATIC nature. Enjoy french cuisine in the specialty restaurant on the HANSEATIC spirit (from May 2021). Exploring the world has never tasted so good!

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Lido restaurant

The sun on your skin, the wind in your hair, salt on your lips

Expeditions bring you particularly close to the elements. The same applies to our Lido Restaurant. Have breakfast under an open sky, or enjoy a juicy steak cooked to perfection on the large outdoor barbecue – garnished with breathtaking panoramic views. Watch our gourmet chefs at work in the open show kitchen or head straight to the ice cream station for dessert. And why not? After all, the daily grind is far away.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Bbq
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That special touch

Land on a secluded island in a Zodiac and enjoy barbecued fish and chilled drinks with your feet in the sand. Or celebrate with a glass of champagne against a stunning icy backdrop. Our service and ingenuity continue ashore – with a barbecue on the beach, a reception in the endless ice or exotic delicacies in the depths of the rainforest. This is the feeling of true expedition. This is the taste of true delight.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

Open to new discoveries, the magic of our natural surroundings and the unique experience of a true expedition: the new expedition class. No other expedition ship has so much open deck space. What does this mean? Freedom, wind, broad horizons – and getting up-close to nature.

Nature Walk

The new deck tour at the bow offers extraordinarily intensive experiences: when whales jump for joy and polar bears take an icy bath, you will be the first to see these fascinating natural spectacles.

Features

  • Observation Point

HanseAtrium

Draw on our experts’ wealth of knowledge during their daily presentations in the HanseAtrium, the new multifunctional lounge with state-of-the-art technology. Visit the lounge to prepare for upcoming excursions and shed more light on impressions gained (so-called precaps and recaps). Discuss your latest discoveries, enjoy fascinating, relaxed film evenings or listen to our experts’ enthralling travel reports. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Glass Balconies

The glass balcony beneath your feet allows you to hover above the water and reveals the endless expanse and beauty of the ocean. Watch whales and large porpoises as they follow the ship, thrilling you as they leap and swim. Being so close to creation is an indescribable feeling.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Observation Point

Observation Lounge & Library

Further natural spectacles under an open sky will also leave you speechless: stroll the spacious decks and feel the stars almost within reach – the terraced Observation Deck with a panoramic view is but one place to fulfil your dream. You can also quench your thirst for adventure in the comfortable surroundings of the Observation Lounge. The large full-glass windows provide a 180-degree view of the moon and sea while you reflect on your unforgettable travel days over a glass of wine.

Library
You are welcome to borrow a book on board at any time. Our library is located in the Observation Lounge (Deck 8) and is stocked with a selection of the latest fiction books, travel literature and information about the cruising area.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Observation Point
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Reception

Post
The Reception staff will post your postcards and letters from all ports where this facility is available. Your onboard account will be debited with the appropriate charges.

Announcements
To create the full expedition experience, commentaries are provided for interesting passages during the cruise and special animal sightings are reported. The ship’s position is reported in the morning on days at sea. We will also announce via the loudspeakers when the local authorities have cleared the ship and we can go ashore. The volume can be controlled individually in each cabin/suite.

Means of payment
The on-board currency is the euro. An account will be set up for you so that you can make cashless payments during the cruise. You can find out your current account balance at any time using the infotainment system in your cabin/suite. You can then settle the entire account at Reception at the end of your cruise. We accept German EC/Maestro cards and the following credit cards: Mastercard, American Express and Visa. You can also pay in cash. Please note that, in general, foreign currencies cannot be changed on board.

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Features

  • Reception

Enrichment

Our new ships take your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations in the HanseAtrium, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

HanseAtrium

Draw on our experts’ wealth of knowledge during their daily presentations in the HanseAtrium, the new multifunctional lounge with state-of-the-art technology. Visit the lounge to prepare for upcoming excursions and shed more light on impressions gained (so-called precaps and recaps). Discuss your latest discoveries, enjoy fascinating, relaxed film evenings or listen to our experts’ enthralling travel reports. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences.

Features

  • Lectures

Ocean Academy

A large Study Wall and an interactive Study Poster display the latest fascinating articles and information on disciplines. A separate area with binocular microscopes allows you to discover natural wonders, together with your experts, that cannot be seen with the naked eye. And whenever inquisitiveness takes hold, sit back in a comfortable Study Seat with a swivel touchscreen and immerse yourself in the world of science – away from the presentations and scheduled events.

Features

  • Education
  • Study

Zodiacs

On our expeditions, the Zodiacs are often lowered into the water several times a day. These expedition rubber boats can take you ashore whenever there is no harbour. A sense of pure adventure is never far behind. You will discover nature from a unique perspective in small groups and with no long waiting times.

Features

  • Zodiacs
  • Dance Class
  • Excursions
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Camping in the Antarctic

Surely the purest way to experience the sixth continent! Take the unique opportunity to pitch your tent in the endless ice. An intensive experience in the tradition of great pioneers. This activity is offered on selected expeditions with the HANSEATIC nature, the HANSEATIC inspiration and the HANSEATIC spirit.

Please note, this is subject to additional charges.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Camping

Kayaks

Conquer the polar waters by kayak in small groups of no more than twelve participants. We offer tours with instruction from an experienced kayak guide on selected cruises on our new expedition ships. These excursions are ideal for beginners with previous experience.

Features

  • Kayaks
  • Excursions
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Hikes

Your experts will accompany the hikes and landings and draw your attention to details that often go unnoticed by an untrained eye. Snowshoe hiking in Antarctica is a very special experience. Not only will you enjoy spectacular views, you will gain deep insights into the wonders of our planet.

Features

  • Hikes
  • Excursions
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Experts

Whales up ahead? Disko Bay in sight? About to pass through the Kiel Canal? Expedition highlights are particularly spectacular under an open sky – and your experts will always be present on the many open deck spaces to provide background information and valuable details that you won’t find in any guidebook. Yearning to explore a specific topic? The experts will be delighted to answer your questions – the thirstier you are for knowledge, the better. After all, what would an expedition be without curiosity?

Exciting and informative: our experts are the perfect accompaniment for your expedition and provide you with invaluable knowledge on board and ashore. Benefit from their inexhaustible know-how during Zodiac rides and landings, in fascinating presentations and personal conversations.

Broadening horizons: whenever possible, you will head ashore and out in the Zodiacs with our experts. This reveals exciting background information and trains you to spot extraordinary things that other travellers would miss. Priceless if this fixes your attention to a particular experience just at the right moment.

A new perspective on nature and culture: complex links and scientific research are made understandable with “living” examples. Our experts have visited each destination many times and conducted in-depth studies and research or written about them in books. As a result, they serve as travel companions, field guides and bridges between cultures.

Our expedition ships as a place of learning: as part of short excursions together and on plenty of Zodiac rides with your experts, you will gain exciting insights and learn new information. On board, interesting exhibits turn into exciting research subjects. Examining, discussing and looking under the microscope will quench your thirst for knowledge.

Features

  • Lectures
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Organised Shore Activities

From natural excursions and active tours to culinary discoveries and cultural treasures – our organised shore activities provide you with a wealth of exciting experiences. Of course, our programmes are for small groups. They are also planned with great care and you will be accompanied by experienced tour guides. You will receive a detailed itinerary, including prices, around three months prior to departure.

Features

  • Excursions
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Expertise

For these great seafarers, the waterways of the world’s oceans were unpredictable routes filled with unknown perils. Today, the uncertainties and hardships of earlier explorers have given way to the many years of experience of the people on board our expedition ships. However, the passion for new destinations has remained and will ensure unforgettable moments during your expeditions.

The 85th line of latitude – 480 km from the North Pole. Thick fields of pack ice cover the water. There seems no way of getting through this untouched landscape of ice with its bizarre floe shapes. But thanks to the long-time experience of the people on board – the captain, officers, expedition leaders and cruise directors – even spectacular routes like the Northeast Passage will be conquered. They know where to find the most beautiful aspects of the polar regions.

Features

Health and fitness

A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses: for example, in the Finnish sauna with its astounding view of the vast ocean. A steam sauna will pamper you with gentle heat before the fresh ocean breeze revitalises your body on the adjacent external deck. Thanks to its flexible canopy, the large pool area can be enjoyed whatever the weather – let your mind drift on the spacious Sun Deck or in the warm water of the pool before training against the powerful counter-current system.

Fitness on 100 m²/1,076 ft²

Feel like getting active? The fitness room and separate course room – both with an ocean view – can be used from morning to night. Our fitness coach will show you what to do and help you with the right movements. He or she will also answer any questions you may have about your health. A wide range of courses – on deck (weather permitting) or in the fitness room – will revive your spirit. Invigorated and relaxed, you are ready for your next adventure.

Features

  • Gym
  • Wellness

OCEAN SPA

Wellness and beauty treatments in the spa will ease your muscles and help you relax. From professional partial- and full-body massages to classic cosmetic treatments and moments of indulgence for your hair, hands and feet, you are in the best possible place. Carefully selected natural products with premium plant ingredients and vegan formulas enhance your beauty while helping to preserve the environment. Holistic. Natural. Sustainable.

Features

  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Pool area / bar

Thanks to its flexible canopy, the pool area with bar can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Water loungers and a counter-current system offer pure relaxation.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

Expeditions for young explorers

Discovering extraordinary regions, intensive experiences of the world and fascinating insights from well-versed experts - the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is also used on cruises for young discoverers. Varied and entertaining, our experts will impart knowledge and analytical thinking. Whether it's eventful hikes or Zodiac rides, the examination of specimens under a microscope, a spot of navigation, a course on sailors' knots or age-appropriate talks: the crew and a renowned expert offer an exciting programme for those aged 10 to 17 years old, awakening young people's curiosity and encouraging inquiring minds - and giving the entire family an expeditionary experience they will never forget. (Minimum: 5 young explorers)*.

*If the minimum number of young explorers is not reached, the cancellation will follow four weeks prior to departure.

The programme has been specially designed for teenagers in order to encourage the curiosity of young explorers. Be it with a spot of navigation on board, Zodiac rides, activities ashore or looking through a microscope, learning oceanography, geology and geography will become a fun activity for children of a similar age. An experienced academic expert and numerous crew members - from the captain to the navigation officer to the ship's cook - will work to ensure age-appropriate learning. Every day, the many discoveries and experiences will develop into a real adventure.

Accommodation

In the cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

Features

  • An ocean view with even more: exclusively outside cabins and suites, almost all with balconies or French balconies
  • Spaciously designed - enjoy a relaxing stay in rooms from 21 m² (226 ft²) up to 71 m² (764 ft²) in size
  • Exceptionally equipped - for example, with binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, air conditioning, coffee machine and mini bar (free of charge)
  • Separable beds
  • Rain shower and heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)

Grand Suite

  • Separate living/sleeping area
  • Separate dining area
  • Sleeping area with panoramic view
  • Separable beds
  • TV in living and sleeping areas
  • Veranda with space heaters
  • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
  • Steam sauna in shower area
  • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Separate toilet
  • Free mini bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service
  • Butler service
  • Table reservation in main restaurant
  • Free choice of Zodiac group

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Junior Suite

  • Separate living/sleeping area
  • Separate dining area
  • Sleeping area with panoramic view
  • Separable beds
  • TV in living and sleeping areas
  • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
  • Separate toilet
  • Steam sauna in shower area
  • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Free mini bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service
  • Butler service
  • Table reservation in main restaurant

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Balcony Cabin


  • Heated wall in the bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable beds
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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French Balcony Cabin

  • Heated wall in the bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable beds
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service

The French Balcony Cabins in Category 3 on Deck 6 are approximately 23 m² (248 ft²) in size, and those in Category 5 on Deck 7 approximately 21 m² (226 ft²). The Balcony Cabins at the stern have a slightly different floor plan.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Panoramic Cabin

  • Heated wall in the bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable beds
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Outside Cabin

  • Heated wall in the bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable beds
  • Extensive infotainment with live broadcast and recordings of expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation chart, films and much more
  • Binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • 24-hour cabin service

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 9

  • Zodiacs
  • Flexible canopy
  • Sun Deck
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Deck 7

  • Bridge
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Grand Suites with veranda
  • Junior Suites with balcony
  • French Balcony Cabins


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Deck 8

  • Sun Deck
  • Ocean Academy
  • OCEAN SPA
  • Course Room
  • Sports Club
  • Hairdresser
  • Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Glass Balcony
  • Pool bar
  • Observation Lounge
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Deck 5

  • Lido Restaurant
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Panoramic Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
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Deck 6

  • Tender
  • Deck tour
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Grand Suites with veranda
  • Junior Suites with balcony
  • French Balcony Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
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Deck 4

  • HANSEATIC Restaurant
  • Specialty restaurant
  • Invisible Lounge
  • HanseAtrium
  • Reception
  • Boutique
  • Bar
  • Cruise Sales
  • Panoramic Cabin
  • Outside Cabins
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Deck 3

  • Changing room
  • Hospital
  • Marina
Ship facts
Passengers
230
Crew
175
Launched
1993
Last refit
2019
Tonnage
15650t
Length
138m
Width
22
Speed
16kts
Decks
9
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR