Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current position

Hanseatic Nature current location is at South America East Coast (coordinates -54.56381 S / -35.65122 W) cruising en route to SOUTH GEORGIA. The AIS position was reported 13 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current cruise is 18 days, round-trip Antarctica. The itinerary starts on 28 Nov, 2021 and ends on 16 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
28 Nov    flight
28 Nov - 18:00    Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina hotels
30 Nov - 01 Dec    Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
04 Dec    South Georgia Island, Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctica
04 Dec    coastal cruising
05 Dec - 06 Dec    South Georgia Island, Grytviken, South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctica
09 Dec - 11 Dec    South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
12 Dec - 13 Dec    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
14 Dec - 15 Dec    Drake Passage, Antarctica
16 Dec    flight
16 Dec 06:00    Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina hotels

Specifications of Hanseatic Nature

Year built2019  /  Age: 2
Flag state Malta
BuilderVARD shipyards (Tulcea Romania and Langsten Norway)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costEUR 145 million (USD 155 million)
OwnerTUI AG (via TUI Cruises GmbH)
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)138 m / 453 ft
Beam (width)22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage15540 gt
Passengers199 - 230
Crew170
Decks9
Cabins120
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsHanseatic Inspiration, Hanseatic Spirit
Christened byIsolde Susset

Hanseatic Nature Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 28 18 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2021 Dec 16 19 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $19804
2022 Jan 04 12 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2022 Jan 16 18 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2022 Feb 19 17 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Montevideo Ushuaia $16855
2022 Mar 08 17 days, one-way from Montevideo to Belem Montevideo $6334
2022 Mar 25 17 days, one-way from Belem to Iquitos Belem $16079
2022 Apr 11 17 days, one-way from Iquitos to Belem Iquitos $14538
2022 Apr 28 11 days, one-way from Belem to Porto-Leixoes Belem $3992
2022 May 09 13 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Hamburg Porto-Leixoes $8676
2022 Jun 01 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Longyearbyen Hamburg
2022 Jun 17 10 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen $10715
2022 Jun 27 10 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso $10715
2022 Jul 07 18 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq Longyearbyen
2022 Jul 25 12 days, round-trip Greenland Kangerlussuaq
2022 Aug 06 18 days, round-trip Greenland Kangerlussuaq
2022 Aug 24 18 days, round-trip CanadaNew England Kangerlussuaq $16739
2022 Sep 11 19 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg Kangerlussuaq $14664
2022 Sep 30 4 days, round-trip German Bight Hamburg $2525
2022 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Hamburg to Porto-Leixoes Hamburg $5960
2022 Oct 14 13 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Sal Island Porto-Leixoes $7954
2022 Oct 27 12 days, one-way from Sal Island to Montevideo Sal Island $4465
2022 Nov 08 19 days, one-way from Montevideo to Ushuaia Montevideo $17338
2022 Nov 27 18 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $17858
2022 Dec 15 20 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $22316
2023 Jan 04 16 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $17707
2023 Jan 20 16 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $16244
2023 Feb 05 20 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt Ushuaia $20532
2023 Feb 25 22 days, one-way from Puerto Montt to Papeete Puerto Montt $17766
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
2023 Apr 24 18 days, one-way from Koror-Palau to Incheon Koror-Palau $13741
2023 May 12 13 days, one-way from Incheon to Tomakomai-Sapporo Incheon $9188
2023 May 25 15 days, one-way from Tomakomai-Sapporo to Otaru Tomakomai-Sapporo $12220
2023 Jun 09 16 days, round-trip Asia Otaru $13027
2023 Jun 25 20 days, one-way from Otaru to Seward Otaru
2023 Jul 15 15 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $11817
2023 Jul 30 15 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $11817
2023 Aug 14 28 days, one-way from Seward to Kangerlussuaq Seward
2023 Sep 11 19 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg Kangerlussuaq $14976

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.

Itineraries

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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