From Porto to Sal Cruise

From Porto to Sal Cruise

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Set sail for contrasting coasts: rugged volcanoes and lush forests, idyllic beaches and desert landscapes, colonial treasures and African roots – island gems in the Atlantic.

Trip Name
From Porto to Sal 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 Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal
Departure 19.00 hrs
Day 2 - Day 2 Lisbon/Portugal
From 12.00 to 0.00 hrsThe 15th and 16th centuries were Portugal’s golden age of exploration. Your golden age will come as soon as the HANSEATIC inspiration reaches Lisbon. Portugal’s pioneering spirit continues to flow through the winding alleys, a great place to explore at your leisure. Travel through time when you ride through Lisbon on the historic tram*. Reflect on your impressions as you spend the evening relaxing in Lisbon’s lively old town. Like the seafarers of old, curiosity sets the course when the HANSEATIC inspiration heads for the Atlantic’s island treasures.
Day 3 - Day 3 Relaxation at sea
Day 4 - Day 4 Porto Santo/Madeira
From 12.00 to 19.00 hrsPorto Santo is an insider tip, its glittering escarpments and kilometre-wide beach earning it the nickname of the “golden island”. Discover its riches on an island tour in an all-terrain vehicle* with stunning views and fascinating geological insights. A lush biotope, the “island of eternal spring” awaits you in the Atlantic.
Day 5 - Day 5 Funchal
Arrival 7.00 hrsStarting from the capital, Funchal, explore Madeira – the flower island* and its biodiversity. Alternatively, a levada hike* will take you along the island’s famous irrigation system through a lush landscape. The HANSEATIC inspiration will stay in the port overnight. Relax and reflect on your impressions against Funchal’s evening backdrop: stroll through the little streets or mix with the islanders in the cafes of the old town. Immerse yourself in Funchal’s unique charm on a morning walk – for example, to the Mercado dos Lavradores farmers’ market.
Day 6 - Day 6 Funchal & Ilha Deserta Grande
Departure 11.00 hrs If the authorities allow, you will visit the uninhabited neighbouring island of Ilha Deserta Grande for a hike with a ranger, learning all about the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and its habitat.
Day 7 - Day 7 Selvagem Grande
Meanwhile, Selvagem Grande – which is equally strictly protected – is fascinating in terms of its flora and fauna such as geckos, Scopoli’s shearwaters and endemic plants.
Day 8 - Day 8 Santa Cruz de la Palma/La Palma/Spain
From 8.00 to 0.00 hrsFeaturing a mild climate and wonderful landscapes, the Canary Islands are a popular destination, particularly in autumn. With volcanoes, forests and beaches, La Palma is the pearl of the archipelago. The capital, Santa Cruz, has great cultural and historic value and boasts many 16th- and 17th-century buildings. Take the opportunity to explore the old town at your own pace and stroll along the Avenida Maritima with its typical wooden balconies. Nature lovers can take a ride to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park* along breathtaking escarpments to one of the world’s largest erosion craters. A volcano hike* shows how lava tracks from past eruptions not only shape the landscape, but also provide fertile ground for growing wine.
Day 9 - Day 9 Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro
From 8.00 to 18.00 hrsThe smallest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro, has many faces: away from the tourist routes, discover El Hierro – the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve* or explore El Hierro – a hiker’s paradise* with its eucalyptus and pine forests.
Day 10 - Days 10 - 11 Relaxation at sea
Day 11 - Days 12 - 13 Cape Verde (Santo Antao, Sao Vicente)
Fortunate to have around 350 days of sunshine a year, Cape Verde offers very special highlights: gentle bays, fine beaches, sparse desert landscapes, magnificent mountains and lush forests. The untamed elements have also given Santo Antao an unmistakable look. Go for a hike across the pristine island* and take in the idyllic coast and fertile Paul Valley at close range. Head for the dry, rugged and volcanic interior when you explore the “wild west” in a jeep*. The archipelago’s cultural capital can be found on Sao Vicente. Explore Mindelo on foot* and discover a melting pot of cultures along the promenade, at the African market and in the old town. Hike to Salamansa* and discover this dreamy little fishing village. Having explored the many facets of the islands, you will return home with a wealth of experiences.
Day 12 - Day 14 Palmeira/Sal/Cape Verde
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Day 13 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • Expedition Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde
    • three islands in golden autumn