Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current position

Hanseatic Nature current location is at Southern Ocean (coordinates -63.43650 S / -65.15366 W) cruising at speed of 14.5 kn (27 kph/ 17 mph) en route to USHUAIA. The AIS position was reported 14 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current cruise is 16 days, round-trip Antarctica. Prices start from USD 18399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Jan, 2023 and ends on 05 Feb, 2023.

Date / TimePort
20 Jan    flight
20 Jan - 18:00    Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina hotels
22 Jan    Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
25 Jan - 26 Jan    South Georgia Island, Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctica
28 Jan - 29 Jan    South Orkney Islands, Antarctica
30 Jan - 31 Jan    South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
01 Feb - 02 Feb    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
03 Feb - 04 Feb    Drake Passage, Antarctica
05 Feb    flight
05 Feb    Buenos Aires, Argentina
05 Feb 06:00    Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina hotels

Specifications of Hanseatic Nature

Year built2019  /  Age: 4
Flag state Malta
BuilderVARD shipyards (Tulcea Romania and Langsten Norway)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costEUR 145 million (USD 155 million)
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)138 m / 453 ft
Beam (width)22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage15540 gt
Passengers199 - 230
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsHanseatic Inspiration, Hanseatic Spirit
Christened byIsolde Susset
OwnerTUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hanseatic Nature Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Jan 20 16 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $18399
2023 Feb 05 20 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt Ushuaia $17675
2023 Feb 25 22 days, one-way from Puerto Montt to Papeete Puerto Montt $13903
2023 Mar 19 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Lautoka Papeete
2023 Apr 05 19 days, one-way from Lautoka to Koror-Palau Lautoka $14935
2023 Apr 24 18 days, one-way from Koror-Palau to Incheon Koror-Palau $10767
2023 May 12 13 days, one-way from Incheon to Tomakomai-Sapporo Incheon $8703
2023 May 25 13 days, one-way from Tomakomai-Sapporo to Incheon Tomakomai-Sapporo $8644
2023 Jun 07 18 days, one-way from Incheon to Otaru Incheon $12772
2023 Jun 25 20 days, one-way from Otaru to Seward Otaru $14975
2023 Jul 15 15 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $11105
2023 Jul 30 15 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $10172
2023 Aug 14 28 days, one-way from Seward to Kangerlussuaq Seward
2023 Sep 11 19 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg Kangerlussuaq $12247
2023 Sep 30 9 days, round-trip Western Europe Hamburg $4327
2023 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Western Europe Hamburg $3385
2023 Oct 26 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg
2023 Nov 10 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg $8004
2023 Nov 25 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg $8004
2023 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Baltic Sea Hamburg $5082
2023 Dec 20 16 days, round-trip Baltic Sea Hamburg $10212
2024 Jan 05 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg $8425
2024 Jan 20 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg $8004
2024 Feb 04 15 days, round-trip Baltic Sea Hamburg $8287
2024 Feb 19 15 days, round-trip Baltic Sea Hamburg $8287
2024 Mar 05 15 days, round-trip Baltic Sea Hamburg $8287
2024 Mar 20 15 days, round-trip Norwegian Fjords Hamburg $8004
2024 Apr 04 10 days, one-way from Hamburg to Seville Hamburg $5109
2024 Apr 14 8 days, one-way from Seville to Palma de Mallorca Seville $4223
2024 Apr 22 10 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Funchal Palma de Mallorca $5251
2024 May 02 11 days, round-trip Azores Funchal $5836
2024 May 13 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Porto-Leixoes Funchal $7203
2024 May 27 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Dublin Porto-Leixoes $5779
2024 Jun 07 10 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $5704
2024 Jun 17 10 days, round-trip Iceland Reykjavik $6071
2024 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip Iceland Reykjavik $6071
2024 Jul 07 11 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen Reykjavik $7759
2024 Jul 18 18 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq Longyearbyen $14181
2024 Aug 05 18 days, round-trip Greenland Kangerlussuaq $15471
2024 Aug 23 18 days, round-trip Greenland Kangerlussuaq $14777
2024 Sep 10 14 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg Kangerlussuaq $10079

Hanseatic Nature Review

Review of Hanseatic Nature

The 2019-built Hanseatic Nature cruise ship is the second of the three Hapag-Lloyd boats with which the company entered the ultra-luxury expedition travel market - together with the sisterships Hanseatic Inspiration (2019 October) and Hanseatic Spirit (2021 June). All these boats are of the same design.

The vessel (IMO number 9817133) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 215768000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is a Hamburg-based passenger shipping company and premium travel brand owned by TUI AG (shipowner) and managed by its subsidiary TUI Cruises. Between 2017-2020, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was fully owned by Hapag-Lloyd AG (German-Chilean shipping company, one of the world's oldest), currently ranked the world's 5th largest container shipping line in terms of fleet capacity.

The shipowner TUI AG (Hanover Germany-based) is a British-German multinational currently ranked the world's largest leisure and travel company. It was founded in 1923 and until 2002 was named "Preussag AG". TUI Group's companies specialize in hospitality and tourism services worldwide, with a portfolio including passenger airlines, cruise shipping, package vacations, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, retail shops.

Hanseatic Nature cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

The 230-passenger ship Hanseatic Nature was built by Norwegian company Vard Holdings Ltd (a subsidiary of Fincantieri) at the shipyard in Tulcea Romania. The vessel has 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.

Hapag-Lloyd's new cruise ship design is based on an ice-strengthened hull and implemented top-notch marine technologies developed specifically for a polar vessel. Among those is the long-range 3D sonar "FarSounder 1000". The device is forward-looking (installed in the ship's bow) and integrated into the vessel's bridge navigation system. The sonar allows it to maneuver through icy waters, showing and mapping approaching hazards, such as icebergs or shallow coral reefs.

The ship design features 2 extendable glass balconies (glass-bottomed and glass-walled) providing passengers with the unique feeling of floating over the water. The vessel has a retractable Navigation Bridge wing allowing it to pass through a narrow river and canal locks.

Hanseatic Nature is fitted with modern environmental-friendly technologies and equipment. Vessel's hull shape is optimized to reduce fuel consumption and the overall bunker consumption. The ship has an SCR catalytic converter, reducing NOx emissions by nearly 95%. The ship's propulsion features a PROMAS rudder with a specially-designed propeller that helps reducing fuel consumption and lowers emissions. Special polar equipment is the ice detectors - thermal imaging technology with infrared cameras. Cold ironing (shore-to-ship power capabilities) are also available.

Decks and Cabins

MS Hanseatic Nature staterooms (120 total, in 10 cabin categories) allow max passenger capacity 230 (max 199 on Antarctic cruises).

Cabins categories are Panorama (22 m2/235 ft2), French Balcony (21-23 m2/225-250 ft2), and Balcony (28 m2/300 ft2) with private balcony (6 m2/65 ft2). Amenities include separable beds, Nordic walking poles, binoculars, rain shower, free minibar, coffee machine, a heated wall in the bathrooms for wet parkas and towels.

Junior Suites (43 m2/465 ft2) are with step-out balcony (6 m2/65 ft2) and as amenities offer butler service, separate living and sleeping areas (with panoramic views and HDTVs), separate dining area, separable beds, Nordic walking poles, binoculars, free minibar, coffee machine, bathroom with rain shower and two sinks, steam sauna in the shower area, a heated wall in the bathrooms for wet parkas and towels.

Grand Suites (71 m2/765 ft2) are with private terrace (16 m2/170 ft2) featuring space heaters. Amenities include exclusive service privileges, butler service, separate living and sleeping areas (with panoramic views and HDTVs), separate dining area, separable beds, Nordic walking poles, binoculars, free minibar, coffee machine, daylight bathroom with balcony access, free-standing bath, rain shower and two sinks, steam sauna in the shower area, separate toilet, a heated wall in the bathrooms for wet parkas and towels.

Kids under 11 years old travel for free. Teens (ages 12-15) travel at a fixed rate of EUR 60 per night.

The boat has 9 decks, of which 7 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Meals are offered within open-seating during the day. Dinner is served in the ship's main dining room restaurant (aft on deck 4). The ship has 2 bars and 3 restaurants: Main Restaurant (178 seats), Speciality Restaurant (44 seats) and Bistro Restaurant (Lido Buffet) with 84 indoor seats plus around 100 outdoor seats.

Hanseatic Nature cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Hanseatic Nature offers a 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 (inflatable boats) and E-Zodiacs (with electric-powered engines) make possible landings in remote expedition areas, regardless of their vicinity to a port.

  • Main Lounge (deck 4) with cutting-edge technology suitable for media presentations, precaps, and recaps, full Bar, separate Smoking Lounge.
  • Observation Lounge (deck 8)
  • Fitness area (100 m2 / 1076 ft2) with modern exercise equipment, separate Course Room (for classes).
  • Spa area (215 m2 / 2314 ft2) with ocean view.
  • Pool deck area with swimming pool, jacuzzi, Pool Bar
  • Spacious top-deck Sun Deck with flexible canopy (shaded seating area).
  • (Ocean Academy) Interactive Knowledge Studio - enables passengers to do their own research whenever they wish by viewing the information.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition ship design (marina tendering)

In late-February 2019, Hapag-Lloyd announced a user-friendly digital concept for onboard learning never seen before on expedition vessels. The new "study wall" is available on the fleet's three new Hanseatic ships (Inspiration, Nature, Spirit).

The innovative touchscreen technology (screen size 6x1,8 m / 20x6 ft) allows passengers to research information and various topics related to the ship's current cruise itinerary destinations. The digital Study Wall was developed over a 2,5-year period via a partnership with two German (Hamburg-based) companies - Intermediate Engineering GmbH, and mpg ErlebnisRaumDesign GmbH.

Digital content (articles, biographies, photos, videos) is divided into 5 categories. Most of the information is provided by GEOMAR (Kiel Germany), also by journalists, scientists, and experts. The Study Wall is located in Knowledge Studio (Wissens Atelier / Deck 8). The research facility also has four Study Seats (with touchscreens to explore the content), Study Poster (visual scientific explanations), a dedicated area for microscope research.


MS Hanseatic Nature itinerary program is based on expeditions to Polar destinations (Arctic and Antarctica), as well as tropical destinations like the South Seas and Amazon remaining on the itinerary.

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Cruise ship cabins were prefabricated by the shipbuilder's sister company VARD Accommodation. Staterooms were designed by the Finnish company NIT Design, which also supplied all the materials. Besides the ship's cabins and their balconies, NIT Design also made the Spa, the a la carte restaurant, all staircases and outdoor deck areas.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new ship design (aft view)

Vessel's steel-cutting ceremony was on May 9, 2017, when Karl Pojer (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' CEO) gave the official signal to start the ship's building process at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea Romania. On June 20, 2017, was vessel's keel-laying ceremony, during which Karl Pojer placed a lucky coin, later welded into the steel block. Ship's keel consists of 2 steel blocks, each with length 9 m, width 11 m, height 1,5 m and weight 33 tons.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new ship design (bow view)

In November 2017, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises announced that hull design changes resulted in projected over 10% annual fuel savings for the new expedition vessels. After an initial assessment, the hull's efficiency was optimized using DNV GL developed form optimization process that included 10,000 hull design analysis to confirm the hull model optimization results. The main changes were done to the hull's stern - optimized for passenger comfort by minimizing the impact of slamming.

Hanseatic Nature cruise ship construction (Hapag-Lloyd)

In Romania was constructed only the hull (weight 6500 tons), while the rest of the ship was built at the VARD shipyard in Langsten Norway (near Alesund). The 4000 ml (6450 km) long tow of the hull from Romania to Norway started on July 18 and ended on August 27.


Liner's christening ceremony was initially scheduled for April 12, 2019, to be held in Port Hamburg (Germany). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) scheduled for April 13. The 2nd vessel from this series (sistership) Hanseatic Inspiration is scheduled for launch 6 months later (in October 2019). Hapag-Lloyd Cruises opened bookings for both new Hanseatic ships (Nature and Inspiration) on January 23, 2018.

However, on March 29, 2019, Hapag-Lloyd issued a statement about the cancellation of the first two Hanseatic Nature cruises due to delayed delivery. The maiden voyage was re-scheduled for May 5 (leaving from Hamburg). Customers booked on the affected cruises received full refund plus 50% future Hapag-Lloyd cruise voucher (valid fleetwide through September 2021). Travel agents received their commissions for all canceled bookings.

The liner was officially delivered by VARD on May 2, 2019.


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