From Hamburg to Porto Cruise

From Hamburg to Porto Cruise

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The HANSEATIC inspiration emphasises the nature and culture of France and Spain anew in the golden October light – with exclusive classical concerts in dream locations.

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From Hamburg to Porto Cruise
Vessel Type: Five-star expedition ship Length: 138 meters Passenger Capacity: 230 (199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen) Built: 2017 Explore the Ship: * More open deck space than on any other expedition ship * Glass balconies: Float over the ocean with perfect views when watching whales and dolphins, for example * Observation Deck and Lounge: The terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars. Located one deck lower, the Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view * Bow tour: The new deck track at the bow puts you in the front row for wildlife sightings. * Marina: The marina is the convenient starting point for a variety of warmwater sports – kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for you to use Cabins & Suites: * An ocean view with even more: exclusively outside cabins and suites, almost all with balconies or French balconies * Grand Suites with a private veranda * 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 in all cabins and suites * Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Culinary: * Main restaurant: A relaxed atmosphere at any time of day – from breakfast to dinner, inspired by the region. * Speciality restaurants: The speciality restaurant on the HANSEATIC inspiration will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking. Explore new culinary highlights of the North American east coast on the HANSEATIC nature. * Bistro Restaurant: Eat under an open sky. The Bistro Restaurant offers 84 indoor and around 100 outdoor seats. * Bars: spend the evening relaxing with a glass of wine in the Observation Lounge or the HanseAtrium. Fitness & Wellness: * Spa area: Our new ships offer professional partial- and full-body massages, classic cosmetic treatments, a hairdresser and treatments for your hands and feet. The Finnish sauna with an ocean view and the steam sauna are the perfect end to every expedition. * 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. * Fitness area: The fitness area, which has been expanded significantly to around 100 m² / 1,076 ft², features up-to-date equipment, a separate course room and an incomparable ocean view. Knowledge On Board: * HanseAtrium: The central HanseAtrium can be used for many different activities; its cutting-edge technology makes it suitable for presentations and expert lectures as well as intensive precaps and recaps. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences. * Ocean Academy: The Ocean Academy allows you to experience science however you desire. You can use the large media wall and interactive poster to display fascinating information on a wide range of disciplines whenever you like.


Day 1 - Day 1 Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg
Hamburg, departure 17.30 hrsIn Hamburg, the silhouette of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall foreshadows the musical motif of this cruise
Day 2 - Day 2 Relaxation at sea
Day 3 - Day 3 Honfleur/France
From 13.00 to 19.00 hrsWith its half-timbered houses and winding streets, the coastal city is Normandy’s treasure trove. As the apple trees bear their rich fruit and the sun bathes the green hills and meadows in golden light, autumn is a particularly beautiful time for a scenic tour into the Pays d’Auge*. A walk along the Alabaster Coast to Etretat* is equally stunning, as the route to the small coastal resort takes you past steep cliffs with spectacular views.
Day 4 - Day 4 St Malo
From 8.30 to 18.00 hrsThe fortified city of St Malo is an example of Norman architecture. The monastic island of Mont Saint Michel* seems like a water-borne mountain, floating when the tide comes in and grounded when the water is low. Explore the significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as a work of art and place of pilgrimage. The tides also shape life in Cancale – the Breton oyster capital*. The pearl of the emerald coast offers fascinating insights into oyster farms and a wonderful ocean view. The first of your exclusive concerts will emphasise its inspiring charm.
Day 5 - Day 5 Douarnenez
From 12.00 to 18.00 hrsDouarnenez, a new cruise destination, is closely linked with the development of the sardine industry. From here, explore the capital of art, history and legends: take a city walk of Quimper* through streets lined with half-timbered houses and embark on an architectural journey through time – rounded off with the 13th-century Gothic Cathedral of Saint Corentin. Mighty granite rock faces and heathland set the scene for a walk on Cap Sizun*.
Day 6 - Day 6 Lorient
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrsA concert in Lorient will prove just as breathtaking as France’s Atlantic coast. A duet between a medieval citadel and an artists’ village awaits on an excursion to Concarneau and Pont-Aven*. Leaving the impressive island fortress, your journey will take you to a place where Paul Gauguin sought to exchange ideas with other painters. Countless megaliths in Carnac* show just what prehistoric civilisations could do.
Day 7 - Day 7 La Pallice (La Rochelle)
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrsFrom La Pallice, a scenic tour on Ile de Re* takes you to vast beaches, picturesque villages and a historic castle. Alternatively, enjoy a fascinating walking tour through La Rochelle and cognac tasting*. In the old town, learn about the religious wars and the siege by Cardinal Richelieu in the 17th century before discovering the secrets of brandy production in a castle cellar.
Day 8 - Day 8 Bilbao/Spain
From 9.30 to 19.00 hrsSpain’s rhythm is set by the interplay of culture and nature. Marvel at this fascinating symbiosis in Bilbao, home to the Guggenheim Museum. The work of star architect Frank O. Gehry, the museum seems to rise up like a mountain, the undulating facades reminiscent of the rough sea. Impressive natural surroundings await on a walk through the Basque landscape*. Your destination is the small rocky island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the site of a former monastery. On a visit to the wine-growing region of Rioja*, one question will be in everyone’s minds: will this year’s wine be a legendary vintage? Find out for yourself in typical wineries.
Day 9 - Day 9 Gijon
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrsFrom Gijon, you will travel to a region known as the cradle of the Spanish nation. In the eighth century, this was the birthplace of the resistance against Moorish rule. Explore the capital of Asturias: Oviedo*, a place of impressive, faith-inspired works of architecture and art. In the old town of Aviles*, merchants’ houses and baroque palaces stand in contrast to the futuristic architecture of Oscar Niemeyer.
Day 10 - Day 10 La Coruna
From 8.00 to 19.00 hrsVisible from afar, the Roman Tower of Hercules from the second century bears the coat of arms of La Coruna. Visit the famous cathedral in Santiago de Compostela*, a sacred beacon, and marvel at its relics and architectural styles. A concert in La Coruna adds a melodious finishing note to your autumn cruise along the west coast of Europe.
Day 11 - Day 11 Relaxation at sea
Day 12 - Day 12 Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Day 13 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • Experienced experts from various disciplines accompany every cruise, give presentations and multimedia lectures, provide well-informed answers to questions about the cruising area and take part in the Zodiac landings/rides
    • Use of the interactive Ocean Academy with individual knowledge formats
    • Extensive sports programme: fitness area with ocean view, course programme, additional sports activities on shore depending on the destination
    • Equipment for loan: one pair of binoculars and two sets of Nordic Walking poles in the cabin itself, furthermore warm parkas, rubber boots, snorkelling equipment