Hanseatic Nature Review and Specifications
Specifications of Hanseatic Nature
|Year built||2019 new ship|
|Builder||Vard Holdings Ltd., Norway|
|Class||ice-strengthened expedition ship|
|Building cost||USD 155 million|
|Passengers||120 - 230|
Review of Hanseatic Nature
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises entered the ultra-luxury expedition market with MS Hanseatic Inspiration (launched in October 2019) and "MS Hanseatic Nature" (launched in April 2019). Both expedition vessels are of the same design. The investment was made by the parent company TUI Group on behalf of its subsidiary company Hapag-Lloyd (based in Hamburg Germany).
History - construction & ownership
The 230-passenger cruise ship ms Hanseatic Nature was built by Norwegian company Vard Holdings Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Italian Fincantieri Marine Group. The vessel boasts the highest ice class for passenger ships, PC6. Hanseatic Nature features many advantages, such as outstanding five-star service provided by the crew, unforgettable culinary, more space for the passengers and a lot of hidden amenities.
The design concept for ms Hanseatic Nature is called “inspired by nature” and reflects the expeditionary spirit which is the creative idea backing the vessel. Nature is not only expessed outside, but is also reflected in the interior design of the ship through the choice of materials, forms and colours, as well as in the lines and contours of walls and surfaces, and therefore in the interplay between the world outside and the interiors.
There are 2 extendible glass balconies providing passengers with the unique feeling of floating over the water. An all-round deck (top deck forward) ensures the expedition cruising feeling with passengers being able to experience the real action at close quarters.
Hanseatic Nature is fitted with modern environmental-friendly technologies and equipment. The vessel's hull shape is optimised to reduce fuel consumption and the overall bunker consumption. The ship has SCR catalytic converter, reducing NOx emissions by nearly 95%. The ship's propulsion features a PROMAS rudder with specially-designed propeller that helps reducing fuel consumption and lowers emissions. A special polar equipment are the ice detectors - thermal imaging technology with infrared cameras. Cold ironing (shore-to-ship power capabilities) are also available.
Cruise itinerary program
MS Hanseatic Nature itinerary program is based on cruise expeditions to Polar destinations (Arctic and Antarctica), as well as tropical destinations like the South Seas and Amazon remaining on the itinerary.
MS Hanseatic Nature accommodates up to 230 passengers (up to 199 on Antarctic expeditions) in a total of 120 cabins.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Meals are offered within open seating during the day, dinner is served in Hanseatic Nature’s main restaurant. The ship has 3 restaurants.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
MS Hanseatic Nature offers sophisticated atmosphere and the chance to visit exotic ports. Each voyage is accompanied by lectors. There are extensive wellness and fitness areas, as well as an aft marina platform for water sports. 16 onboard Zodiacs and E-Zodiacs featuring eco-friendly electric drive systems make possible landings in remote expedition areas, regardless of their vicinity to a port.
Hanseatic Nature wiki
- The first steel for the vessel was cut on May 9, 2017. Karl Pojer (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' CEO) gave the official start signal for the Hanseatic Nature ship's building process at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea Romania.
- On June 20, 2017, was held the vessel's keel laying ceremony. During the special event, HP's CEO Mr Pojer placed a lucky coin, later welded into the steel block. The ship's keel consists of 2 steel blocks, each with length 9 m, width 11 m, height 1,5 m and weight 33 tons.
- The christening and inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) were planned for April 2019. The 2nd vessel from this series (sister-ship) Hanseatic Inspiration will be launched 6 months later (in October 2019).