18 Nights St Lawrence River, Newfoundland and Greenland

18 Nights St Lawrence River, Newfoundland and Greenland

$13,908.00Price

Deep forests and sparkling ice: amazing natural spectacles await between Canada’s most famous river and the Greenland Arctic – topped off with a real adventure along the locks.

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    * Early Bird 5% Off

    * International Beverage Credit onboard of €200 (cruises 10+nights) per passenger.

     

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    For Jul 6 2023 Departure -

     

    Day 1  Toronto/Canada 

    Overnight stay on board

     

    Day 2 Toronto/Canada, Cruising on Lake Ontario

    Departure 15.00 hrs

     

    The life motto of the Canada’s Haida Nation couldn’t be more perfect for this expedition: “Learn something new every day.” The small HANSEATIC inspiration makes this possible with a route rich in experiences and a top-class team of experts on board. Leaving Toronto, you’ll get a first sense of the vastness of North America as you cruise on Lake Ontario.

     

    Day 3 Passage through the Thousand Islands

    Lock adventure: day trip through the seven locks of the St Lawrence River

     

    The early-morning passage through the Thousand Islands provides another illustration of the scale here among the hundreds of islands in this watery maze. This is where the enormous river system between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic begins: welcome to the St Lawrence River. An adventure through the locks promises excitement as you watch the ship negotiate seven locks with a height difference of up to 15 m (49 ft) from the spacious decks during the day.

     

    Day 4 Quebec, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Savoir vivre awaits you next in Quebec. Enjoy the charming historic quarter – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – on a city walk with tea at Chateau Frontenac*. The 80 m (262 ft) high Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans* also promise special experiences.

     

    Day 5 Cruising on the Saguenay / Baie Eternite / Tadoussac, arrival 23.00 hrs 

    The wonders ashore continue on the water as you cruise on the Saguenay with some time to look out for whales, before landing in Baie Eternite for a hike in the national park. Craggy rock faces around 400 m (1,312 ft) tall tower all around you.

     

    Day 6 Tadoussac

    Departure 14.00 hrs 

    With a little luck, you’ll spot beluga, blue, humpback or fin whales whilst whale watching* off Tadoussac.

     

    Day 7  Relaxation at sea (cruising on the St Lawrence River and through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence)

    Your experts will supply a wealth of information as you cruise on the St Lawrence River and through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, taking a cultural journey from the early Woodland period to the First Nations and the area’s modern economic significance. Then Newfoundland awaits – a true insider’s tip with particularly unspoilt nature.

     

    Day 8 Norris Point/Newfoundland, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs 

    The small town of Norris Point describes itself as a photographers’ paradise. Glaciers, fjords and lakes make fabulous subjects on a hike in Gros Morne National Park* between the mountains and the coast.

     

    Day 9 L’Anse aux Meadows 

    Imagine the life of Icelandic/Greenlandic settlers here as you explore the excavations at L’Anse aux Meadows independently.

     

    Day 10  Cartwright/Labrador 

    Cartwright in Labrador seems to have been forgotten by the world, although seafarers around 1,000 years ago called its coastlines the “Wonderstrands”.

     

    Day 11  Relaxation at sea

     

    Day 12-13 Southern coast of Greenland  (Unartoq, Qassiarsuk)

    What better way for Greenland to warm your explorer’s heart than with a dip in the hot springs of Unartoq with a view of drifting icebergs? Perhaps by discovering the Viking history of Qassiarsuk, where Erik the Red settled in around 985.

     

    Day 14-18 Western coast of Greenland  (fjords of Greenland, Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    The fjords of Greenland will open up a millennia-old book on the history of the earth. The Zodiacs offer a flexible way to explore the deeply carved coastlines against the backdrop of majestic mountain ranges. On Disko Island, enter Qeqertarsuaq through a whalebone gateway leading to a world of colourful houses, kayaks and huskies. Natural wonders await in Ilulissat: enjoy a hike with your experts to the ice fjord with views of the ice masses that gather here. Disko Bay has even more spectacular sights to offer. Glittering sculptures drift through the water – with you at the centre as you cruise or take a Zodiac ride. In Sisimiut, where the old town feels like a museum village, you’ll bid farewell and leave with unforgettable memories of an expedition full of contrasts.

     

    Day 19 Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs 
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Germany**

     

     

    For Sep 9 2023 Departure -

     

    Day 1 Charter flight from Germany** to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs 

     

    Day 2-6  Western coast of Greenland  (Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Qeqertarsuaq, fjords of Greenland)

    The world’s largest island provides the prologue to your expedition. The HANSEATIC inspiration begins its explorer route in Sisimiut on Greenland’s western coast. Follow in the footsteps of the Saqqaq culture and visit the old town, which resembles a museum village. Hike from Ilulissat to the ice fjord, where glistening ice formations gather. This is just a taste of what awaits in Disko Bay, where glittering sculptures drift slowly through the water – with you at the centre as you cruise or take a Zodiac ride. With its octagonal church and the museum, the settlement of Qeqertarsuaq, which was founded in 1773, tells stories of modern life and the former whaling centre on Disko Island. Your ship will chart a flexible course through the fjords of Greenland amid majestic mountain ranges and the deeply carved coastline. The Zodiacs are put to good use here again. With a little luck, you might spot whales, surrounded by the colossal scenery.

     

    Day 7-8 Southern coast of Greenland  (Qassiarsuk, Unartoq)

    Qassiarsuk has an interesting history – this is where Erik the Red founded Greenland’s first Viking settlement in around 985. In Unartoq, round off your experiences by bathing in the hot springs as you watch the icebergs drift by.

     

    Day 9  Relaxation at sea

     

    Day 10-12 Newfoundland/Canada  (L’Anse aux Meadows, Port au Choix, Norris Point)

    Away from the usual routes, Canada’s sparsely populated east coast is a real insider’s tip. Newfoundland is an open book of eventful history, ranging from the indigenous people and the Vikings to European explorers. Trace the Icelandic/Greenlandic settlers as you explore the excavations at L’Anse aux Meadows independently. This is followed by a premiere destination for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Port au Choix, where you can explore the remnants of ancient cultures with your experts and hike through superb nature. The small town of Norris Point describes itself as a photographers’ paradise. Hiking in Gros Morne National Park* between the mountains and coastline also reveals an array of varied sights with glaciers, fjords and lakes.

     

    Day 13  Relaxation at sea (Gulf of Saint Lawrence and arrival at the St Lawrence River)

    And then a gigantic lifeline stretches out before you: the St Lawrence River, North America’s mighty river system between the Atlantic and the Great Lakes at a length of almost 3,000 km (1,864 mi.). As you travel along the river, the experts on board will tell you all about the history – from the early Woodland period and the First Nations to the current economic significance.

     

    Day 14 Tadoussac, from 9.00 to 0.00 hrs 

    With a little luck, you’ll spot beluga, blue, humpback or fin whales whilst whale watching* off Tadoussac.

     

    Day 15  Baie Eternite  / Cruising on the Saguenay

    Dramatic nature shapes your landing in Baie Eternite, surrounded by rugged mountains almost 400 m (1,312 ft) high. The HANSEATIC inspiration will again take its time when cruising on the Saguenay to allow for potential whale sightings.

     

    Day 16 Quebec, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Untouched wilderness meets savoir vivre in Quebec, Enjoy the contrasts of the French roots and Canadian sense of freedom on a city walk with tea at Chateau Frontenac*. The 80 m (262 ft) high Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans* are also something to look forward to.

     

    Day 17 Adventure on the locks: day trip through the seven locks of the St Lawrence River

    If you’re looking to take things up a notch, an adventure through the locks on the St Lawrence River is just the ticket. The HANSEATIC inspiration negotiates seven locks with a height difference of up to 15 m (49 ft) – and you can watch this exciting manoeuvre from the spacious decks during the day.

     

    Day 18  Passage through the Thousand Islands / Cruising on Lake Ontario

    After passing through the maze of the Thousand Islands and cruising on Lake Ontario, your cruise of rich contrasts comes to an end in Toronto – but your experiences will stay with you forever.

     

    Day 19  Toronto/Canada, arrival 7.00 hrs

     

     

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will land.