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Author: Elly Yates-Roberts/08 May 2019/Categories: News, Cruise news
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic nature officially set sail on her inaugural cruise to Scottish islands and Norway on 5 May. The ship will officially enter regular service this summer with her first trip to the Arctic.
Hanseatic nature has been designed to deliver a luxury expedition experience through her accommodation, which includes 21 metres-squared Panoramic Cabins, 71 metres-squared Grand Suites and outside cabins with balconies. Other luxury elements include a Hamptons speciality restaurant and four other onboard dining options with flexible meal times, and a wellness and fitness area that includes a pool. The new ship can accommodate up to 230 guests, with slightly reduced capacity on Antarctic cruises and circumnavigations of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
Hapag-Lloyd has included features to enhance the expedition experience, including two extendable glass balconies, 17 Zodiacs and E-Zodiacs and kayaks. Meanwhile, experts will give daily presentations in the HanseAtrium, using the lounge’s LED wall screens. Passengers can also use the touchscreen wall in the Ocean Academy to conduct their own research and further their knowledge.
Hanseatic nature uses advanced environmental technology such as an SCR catalytic converter to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, PROMAS rudders and a specially designed hull to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Like the rest of the fleet, the ship will be powered by marine gas oil from July 2020 as part of Hapag-Lloyd’s aim to expand its environmental protection measures.
In between Arctic cruises in the European summer and Antarctic expeditions in the European winter, Hanseatic nature will also offer trips to South American destinations such as the Amazon, the South Seas and Chile’s fjords, as well as to the Azores, Portugal and Cape Verde, Africa.
The cruise line will welcome sister ship Hanseatic inspiration in October 2019, followed by Hanseatic spirit in May 2021.
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