Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current position

Hanseatic Nature current location is at North Sea (coordinates 53.54151 N / 9.95420 E) cruising en route to HAMBURG B&V #15. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Hanseatic Nature

Hanseatic Nature current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Baltic Sea with Hanseatic nature. Prices start from USD 4695 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2020 and ends on 27 Sep, 2020.

Date / TimePort
19 Sep 22:00    Departing from Kiel, Germany hotels
20 Sep 13:00 - 19:00    Heringsdorf, Usedom Island, Germany
23 Sep    Mariehamn, Aland Finland
25 Sep    Gotska Sandon Island, Sweden
26 Sep    Christianso Island, Denmark
27 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Kiel, Germany hotels

Specifications of Hanseatic Nature

Year built2019  /  Age: 1
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderVARD shipyards (Tulcea Romania and Langsten Norway)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costEUR 145 million (USD 155 million)
OwnerTUI AG
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
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Hanseatic Nature Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Sep 11 8 days, round-trip Baltic Sea with Hanseatic nature Kiel $4695
2020 Sep 19 8 days, round-trip Baltic Sea with Hanseatic nature Kiel $4695
2020 Sep 27 5 days, round-trip Baltic Sea with Hanseatic nature Kiel $2930
2020 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel $4107
2020 Oct 09 9 days, round-trip German Bight with Hanseatic nature Hamburg $5284
2020 Oct 17 24 days, one-way from Keelung to Lautoka Keelung $17286
2020 Nov 10 15 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka
2020 Nov 25 23 days, one-way from Papeete to Punta Arenas Papeete
2020 Dec 18 19 days, one-way from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia Punta Arenas $19324
2021 Jan 06 18 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $19207
2021 Jan 24 12 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $15641
2021 Feb 05 18 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $18324
2021 Feb 23 12 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $13357
2021 Mar 07 18 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Callao Ushuaia $13014
2021 Mar 25 19 days, one-way from Callao to Belem Callao $12566
2021 Apr 13 17 days, one-way from Belem to Iquitos Belem
2021 Apr 30 17 days, one-way from Iquitos to Belem Iquitos $14255
2021 May 17 9 days, one-way from Belem to Ponta Delgada Belem $3567
2021 May 26 12 days, one-way from Ponta Delgada to Dublin Ponta Delgada $7256
2021 Jun 07 10 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $7043
2021 Jun 17 10 days, round-trip Iceland with Hanseatic nature Reykjavik $6496
2021 Jun 27 12 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Tromso Reykjavik $9381
2021 Jul 09 10 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso
2021 Jul 19 10 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen $10392
2021 Jul 29 10 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso $10862
2021 Aug 08 10 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen $10392
2021 Aug 18 17 days, round-trip Asia with Hanseatic nature Tromso $19476
2021 Sep 04 17 days, one-way from Tromso to Reykjavik Tromso
2021 Sep 21 9 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Hamburg Reykjavik $5187
2021 Sep 30 9 days, one-way from Hamburg to Porto-Leixoes Hamburg $5065
2021 Oct 09 12 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Safi Porto-Leixoes $7066
2021 Oct 21 11 days, one-way from Safi to Sal Island Safi $6775
2021 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Sal Island to Montevideo Sal Island $4002
2021 Nov 13 15 days, one-way from Montevideo to Ushuaia Montevideo $10330
2021 Nov 28 18 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $17408
2021 Dec 16 19 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $19207
2022 Jan 04 12 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $12690
2022 Jan 16 18 days, round-trip Antarctica with Hanseatic nature Ushuaia $18291
2022 Feb 19 17 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Montevideo Ushuaia $15530
2022 Mar 08 17 days, one-way from Montevideo to Belem Montevideo $10588
2022 Mar 25 17 days, one-way from Belem to Iquitos Belem $14122
2022 Apr 11 17 days, one-way from Iquitos to Belem Iquitos $14099
2022 Apr 28 11 days, one-way from Belem to Porto-Leixoes Belem $3678
2022 May 09 13 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Hamburg Porto-Leixoes $7122
2022 Jun 01 16 days, one-way from Hamburg to Longyearbyen Hamburg $11728
2022 Jun 17 10 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen $10392
2022 Jun 27 10 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso
2022 Jul 07 18 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq Longyearbyen $15240
2022 Jul 25 12 days, round-trip Greenland with Hanseatic nature Kangerlussuaq $10610
2022 Aug 06 18 days, round-trip Greenland with Hanseatic nature Kangerlussuaq $16234
2022 Aug 24 18 days, round-trip CanadaNew England with Hanseatic nature Kangerlussuaq $14859
2022 Sep 11 19 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg Kangerlussuaq $14221

Hanseatic Nature Review

Review of Hanseatic Nature

Hapag-Lloyd entered the expedition travel market with three ultra-luxury cruise ships - Hanseatic Nature (April 2019), Hanseatic Inspiration (October 2019) and Hanseatic Spirit (2021). All boats are of the same design.

History - construction and ownership

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is Hamburg-based cruise company, subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG (shipowner) - currently ranked world's 5th largest container shipping line in terms of fleet capacity. Until 2017, HL Cruises was a fully-owned subsidiary of Europe's leading travel group TUI AG.

The 230-passenger cruise 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.

Hanseatic Nature cruise ship (Hapag-Lloyd)

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.

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.

Cabins

MS Hanseatic Nature accommodates up to 230 passengers (up to 199 on Antarctic expeditions) in a total of 120 cabins in 10 categories.

  • Cabins: Panorama (22 m2/237 ft2), French Balcony 21/23 m2 (226/248 ft2), and Balcony (28 m2/301 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 m2/463 ft2) with step-out balcony (6 m2/65 ft2). Amenities include butler service, separate living and sleeping areas (with panoramic views and TVs), 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, heated wall in the bathrooms for wet parkas and towels.
  • Grand Suites (71 m2/764 ft2) with private veranda (16 m2/172 ft2) featuring space heaters. Amenities include exclusive service privileges, butler service, separate living and sleeping areas (with panoramic views and TVs), 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, 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.

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 fleet's three new Hanseatic ships Inspiration, Nature, and Spirit.

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

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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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