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HANSEATIC nature / inspiration / spirit

Cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology for Polar cruising

Hapag-Lloyd entered the expedition cruise market in May 2019 with HANSEATIC nature - the first of three new vessels.

The 15,650-ton ship was built by Norwegian Vard shipyard. Sister ship nature will arrive in autumn 2019 , with spirit joining he fleet in 2021 as the line’s first “adults only” ship.

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How the new ships will look

All three will be fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. They will also have the highest ice class for passenger ships, allowing them to access the polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic), as well as in warmer destinations such as the Amazon region.

Between cruises to the Arctic in the European summer and expeditions to the Antarctic in the European winter, the HANSEATIC nature will also offer warmer water cruises to destinations such as the Amazon, the South Seas, Chile’s fjords, the Azores and Cape Verde.

Experts will give daily presentations in the HanseAtrium, a separable multifunctional lounge with state-of-the-art technology and large LED screens on the walls and below the ceiling.

The 120 cabins and suites on the HANSEATIC nature range from Panoramic Cabins at 21 m2 (226 ft2) to Grand Suites at 71 m2 (764 ft2). There are exclusively outside cabins, almost all of which have their own balcony, or French balcony.

The Hamptons speciality restaurant has 44 seats and promises culinary diversity, serving North American specialities with the easy-going maritime flair of the East Coast.

Other dining options are the HANSEATIC Restaurant (main restaurant) which seats 178 seats, the Lido Restaurant has 184 seats (indoor and outdoor), and a barbecue and a show kitchen.

Flexible mealtimes and free choice of seating in the restaurants ensure that guests can fit their meals around their expedition experiences, not the other way round.

The HANSEATIC nature has spacious wellness and fitness areas and a large pool area with a counter-current system.

Vital statistics

Operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Builder: Vard, Norway
Entering service: spring and autumn 2019 and 2021
Tonnage: 15,650 tons
Passenger capacity: 230
Decks: 7
Crew: 175
Cabins and suites: 120, most with balcony
Restaurants: 3
Length: 456 ft
Width: 72 ft
Draught: 18 ft
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