From Bilbao to Hamburg Cruise

From Bilbao to Hamburg Cruise

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Revived by the spring, blessed by the muse: where nature inspires artists and architecture tells of historical events, experiences speak to the hearts of all fans of nature and culture.

Trip Name
From Bilbao to Hamburg 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 Bilbao/Spain
Departure 18.00 hrs
Day 2 - Day 2 Ile d’Yeu/France
From 13.00 to 23.00 hrs If you love diverse scenery and cultural treasures, then you will enjoy this cruise with all your senses. Small islands and picturesque old towns, iconic architecture and medieval heritage, culinary delights and thoughtful reflection: on the HANSEATIC inspiration, spring begins to awaken on Europe’s west coast in Port Joinville on Ile d’Yeu. Explore France’s insider tip on a walk or bike ride and soak in the island’s authentic flair. Charming places like these provide plenty of opportunities for individual explorations and thrilling excursions along your route.
Day 3 - Day 3 Nantes
From 7.00 to 19.00 hrs Cruise on the LoireOn a city walk of Nantes* in Pays de la Loire, a region full of character, the birthplace of Jules Verne tells of kings and the power of the church, of dukes and holy people. Discover impressive examples of medieval feudal architecture when you visit the castles on the Loire: Chateau d’Angers and Chateau de Brissac* – the first with mighty walls, 17 towers and an elegant interior garden, the second built in the impressive Renaissance style with circular towers. Spend the evening amidst the natural canvas when you cruise on the Loire and experience the landscape from a very special perspective. Join other cultural enthusiasts on board to discuss the diversity of the French river valley, which reflects practically every historic era of European art.
Day 4 - Day 4 Relaxation at sea
Day 5 - Day 5 Sark, Guernsey/Channel Islands
Magnificent and wildly romantic, the Channel Islands are the perfect destination for nature lovers. Sark has an idyllic calm that will accompany you through the multi-award-winning La Seigneurie Gardens. Saint Peter Port on Guernsey is considered the island group’s most beautiful town. Experience this Mediterranean-like place for yourself: a fascinating labyrinth of terraces and hidden gardens is just waiting to be discovered. Explore the island on a vintage bus* and get to know the smallest church in the world – a short but unforgettable visit.
Day 6 - Day 6 Rouen/France
Arrival 10.30 hrsBack on the French mainland, Normandy’s eventful history is brought to life. In Rouen, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets, the Gothic cathedral and the Le Gros-Horloge astronomical clock tell of turbulent times – for example the life of freedom fighter Joan of Arc, who met a tragic end on the old market square in 1431. Follow in the footsteps of history on a walk through Rouen’s old town*. The city of 100 steeples was immortalised by Monet in his famous cathedral series. Be inspired by a visit to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny*, the place where he spent his final years of creativity. Alternatively, take a scenic tour through the Pays d’Auge*, the home of cider, Calvados and Camembert. Rouen is the perfect place to explore on your own, and so the HANSEATIC inspiration will stay here overnight. This will give you time to stroll through the streets and savour the savoir vivre in one of the little bistros.
Day 7 - Day 7 Rouen & Cruise on the Seine
Departure 7.00 hrs French painters too were inspired by this way of life, and by the landscape. Many impressionists found their muse along the meandering course of the Seine in Normandy. See for yourself on a short cruise on the Seine – a river with a unique connection to France’s soul.
Day 8 - Day 8 Zeebrugge/Belgium
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrs Zeebrugge, Belgium’s largest fishing port, is now an important trading centre. Centuries ago, trade and the textile industry helped the region to prosper. Gain an impression of the past in romantic Brugge*. In the old town, the lustre of bygone times will seem as vibrant as ever when you visit the medieval centre and Michelangelo’s Madonna in the Church of Our Lady. Alternatively, sweeten your day with a walking tour of Ghent and Belgian chocolate*. In Flanders’ second-largest city, discover many facets of its history with magnificent Gothic buildings and gain insights into the production of its world-famous chocolates when you visit a chocolatier. The North Sea air has a salty tang when the HANSEATIC inspiration sets sail for German Bight.
Day 9 - Day 9 Borkum
From 13.00 to 18.00 hrs On the largest of the East Frisian Islands, you will see how the tides determine the rhythm of life – both ashore and on a hike through the mudflats of the national park in Borkum*. Whether barefoot or in rubber boots, discover the habitat between the tides with an expert at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to a DGzRS sea rescue cruiser* also provides a look behind the scenes – a most unusual flying visit.
Day 10 - Day 10 Hamburg
Arrival 8.00 hrsIndividual travel arrangements from cruise arrival pointAs you approach Hamburg, think back on the intensive and eventful days that have spoken to both your heart and your senses.
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Itineraries are subject to change.

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    • Short cruise France and the Channel Islands
    • a love letter to Europe's west coast.