Always one wavelength ahead - Hansa Touristik KreuzfahrtenPersonal atmosphere and individual service instead of package deals and large travel groups: the cruise line Hansa Touristik knows how to make every voyage on its cruise ships a special experience. It is not for nothing that the Stuttgart travel company has been both successful and well-known in cruise tourism for more than 50 years. Since its foundation in the 1960s, Hansa Touristik, led by the Kilian family, has been one of the most popular cruise operators in Germany. In doing so, they rely on willingness to innovate and creativity. It is not for nothing that every cruise with Hansa Touristik follows the motto: "Always one wavelength ahead!"
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The proven success concept from Hansa Touristik
With great pioneering spirit and high quality, the Stuttgart cruise line has an important role in the German-speaking cruise tourism. The family-run cruise line knows from experience that the success factors include not only competent advice and support, but also a varied travel program that takes into account the individual interests of the guests. Tourists who book through Hansa Touristik do not go with the masses, but experience a customized cruise according to their personal taste and preferences.
Due to their manageable size, the ships are characterized by a family atmosphere and a personal charm. Qualified employees on board guarantee the optimal care of the passengers during each cruise. In addition, Hansa Touristik works with proven, reliable partners in order to offer a high-quality service during the cruises. A cruise with Hansa Touristik is relaxed from the very start.
The many other advantages of a cruise with Hansa Touristik include the ideal climatic travel time, a personal birthday surprise and attractive prices for single travelers. An exclusive contact person on board makes various suggestions for the program and the German-speaking travel guide ensures that no foreign language skills are required during excursions.
Experience popular travel destinations individually with Hansa Touristik
Hansa Touristik wants to offer its guests something special on every cruise. Therefore, not only the most popular travel destinations are on the program, but also destinations that cannot be reached by all ships. Due to their smaller size, the "Hansa Touristik cruise ships" also have access to destinations that are not affected by mass tourism.
A typical Hansa Touristik cruise also includes longer mooring times at the ports. This gives ship guests more time for detailed visits to get to know the culture and nature of the destinations they are heading for. The visits also take place in smaller groups and are therefore particularly relaxed.
Hansa Touristik travel guide - informative and versatile
As a special service, Hansa Touristik provides a special brochure for the respective cruises, which provides detailed information about all planned shore excursions and explains the respective sightseeing program. It also contains useful information on thematically guided tours, on the duration and level of effort, as well as on all services included. In addition, there are interesting specialist lectures about the respective destinations aboard the cruise ships, which are later explored on land during lecture excursions in small groups.
The Hansa tourist experience program includes, among other things, leisure city tours or extensive panoramic sightseeing tours. The culinary excursions are particularly popular: travelers can try regional specialties and get to know the typical regional cuisine. Active tourists will also get their money's worth on a river cruise with Hansa Touristik: thanks to the all-day adventure excursions, they will discover special natural beauties or cultural sights that are a little further away from the harbor.
All excursions take place in small groups with a German-speaking travel guide, so visitors can learn a lot of interesting things about the country's culture and regional specialties.
Special program for guests with reduced mobility
A special feature of the Hansa tourism excursion program is its own offer for guests with reduced mobility: at any place during the cruise, they can take part in an excursion that is specially organized for their needs.
The Hansa Touristik cruise ship fleet
The Hansa Touristik fleet has two cruise ships: the MS Ocean Majesty and the WT Sapphire. In order to make your stay as pleasant as possible in every respect, both ships have modern, comfortable comfort in the cabins and public spaces. The varied gastronomic offer impresses with its quality and diversity, so that the ship guests are spoiled with many culinary delights during their voyage. The atmosphere on board is characterized by a personal relationship between guests and crew, who is above all always warm and attentive to the well-being of the travelers.
An annual check-up ensures that the ships are always in perfect condition in terms of technology and safety. The interiors are also carefully inspected regularly and any cosmetic repairs are carried out. This ensures that ship guests can look forward to a smooth journey in every respect.
Exclusive cabin service
The cabins of the Hansa Touristik ships are stylishly furnished and offer a friendly, cozy atmosphere. Guests who have booked a balcony cabin (category 12) or outside cabin superior (category 11) can look forward to the exclusive gold card service on board and receive the golden onboard card. This gives them many additional services during their cruise: in addition to small gifts, they have priority status upon embarkation and can enjoy a cabin breakfast at no additional cost.
Recreation and leisure time on board: the right one for every requirement
There will be no boredom aboard the ships from Hansa Touristik! The extensive range of leisure activities on board is oriented towards the needs of active vacationers who want to keep fit while on vacation as well as everyone who prefers to relax on their cruise. In addition, a varied entertainment program ensures fun and entertainment.
MS Ocean Majesty: the "Lady" for ship guests who are looking for something special
The size of the MS Ocean Majesty actually makes the difference. With a length of 136 meters, it is one of the smaller cruise ships, but it has everything that "the big ones" have to offer - and much more: aboard the charming MS Ocean Majesty, a feeling of familiarity immediately arises. This is also ensured by the attractive color design of the interiors, which is also complemented by exhibitions with modern art. This way, guests can enjoy an attractive art experience during the cruise.
Hustle is a foreign word on the MS Ocean Majesty: due to the smaller number of travelers, it is also particularly quiet and relaxed on board. Every cruise with the MS Ocean Majesty is a relaxed experience.
Which destinations does the MS Ocean Majesty of Hansa Touristik sail to?
A great advantage of its compact dimensions is that it opens up routes that the larger ships have to avoid: whether the Corinth Canal in the Peloponnese, the fairytale archipelago of Scandinavia or the Tower Bridge in London - the MS Ocean Majesty takes its guests there, supported by a state-of-the-art navigation system it effortlessly maneuvers in all waters.
Depending on the season, the destinations of the MS Ocean Majesty include the Mediterranean with Spain and France, Italy, Croatia and Greece. But the North Atlantic from Portugal via Scandinavia to Iceland and Greenland as well as the Baltic States are also available for booking and discovery.
Sustainability: responsibility for the environment at Hansa Touristik
Every cruise with Hansa Touristik also means a special nature experience, which is an important part of the program of shore excursions. The cruise line Hansa Touristik therefore wants to make a contribution to sustainability and thus to the preservation of nature and to keep the ecological impact of its ships as low as possible. On the MS Ocean Majesty, this is done primarily by reducing emissions and energy consumption, but also by largely dispensing with disposable plastics, professional recycling and water treatment on board.
All information about the ship: this awaits you on the Ocean Majesty!
The MS Ocean Majesty was built in Spain at the Union Naval de Levante shipyard, and from 1966 it operated as a ferry between Spain and the Balearic Islands under the name of Juan March.
In 1989 it was sold to the Greek cruise line Majestic International Cruises, based in Athens, which is currently the owner, and was converted into a cruise ship.
The Ocean Majesty has been operating as a cruise ship since 1995. In the winter of 2018/2019, a further reconstruction and renovation took place. The MS Ocean Majesty nowadays sails under the Portuguese flag and its home port is Madeira.
Technical data and dimensions about the Ocean Majesty
The total length of the ship is 136 m, the width is about 19 m, the draft is about 6 m, tonnage is 10,417 GRT. The Ocean Majesty is powered by 2 Wartsila diesel engines with an output of 16,000 KW, the cruising speed is a maximum of 21 knots, which corresponds to approx. 39 km / h.
There is space for a total of 500 passengers on the Ocean Majesty, 274 cabins are available on 7 decks, which can also be reached via 3 lifts. The crew consists of a maximum of 235 members.
The onboard language is German, which also contributes to a family atmosphere.
The onboard currency is the euro. For all purchases, guests can pay with an EC card in addition to the Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
Holidays with the MS Ocean Majesty - pure enjoyment and relaxation
A holiday on the MS Ocean Majesty is synonymous with pure relaxation, modern comfort and warm hospitality, which is complemented by a loving service.
The MS Ocean Majesty also has a lot to offer from a culinary point of view, making every cruise a gastronomic experience: lovingly prepared creations are served at the à la carte restaurant, the "Lido Restaurant beckons" with an international buffet and the live cooking stations invite guests to see the chefs over their shoulders during their culinary art.
The bars and lounges, such as the “Majestic Lounge” and the “Observation Lounge”, are also places for relaxation and enjoyment: here, in addition to cocktails, wine or a freshly tapped beer, the bartenders serve coffee and soft drinks. Smokers also have "their" home on the MS Ocean Majesty: in the "Bellini Cigar Lounge" they can indulge in their vice.
An evening entertainment program is offered in the auditorium cinema and in the large “Hansa Show Lounge”. In addition to informative lectures and lectures on individual cruise destinations, there are also regular dance events.
The onboard spa offers various beauty and wellness treatments, among other things, where you can perfectly relax. Of course, the spacious decks and the swimming pool are also suitable for this.
If you like it more active, you can attend one of the sports courses or practice your responsiveness at table tennis. The brain cells are best trained at the onboard library, which is also a pleasant retreat.
Cabin service aboard the Ocean Majesty
Start your vacation day on the MS Ocean Majesty with a cozy breakfast in bed - and enjoy your morning coffee or tea while looking out of your large cabin window at ports, passing coastlines or the sea horizon.
For a small surcharge, the room service of MS Ocean Majesty serves you coffee and small snacks in the private atmosphere of your cabin. You can also order smaller dishes or drinks until 22.00
WT Sapphire: the jewel of Hansa Touristik
As soon as you board the WT Sapphire, you will be impressed by the spacious, inviting lobby with an open staircase over which an impressive glass dome arches. From here, your cruise offers a sweeping view of the passing landscapes with picturesque cities, natural beauties and other sights. The cozy restaurant with panoramic glazing on the middle deck as well as the panoramic lounge with bar on the upper deck invite you to relax and enjoy the view in any weather with an extended lunch or cocktail.
What destinations does WT Sapphire sail to?
On the travel routes of WT Sapphire you will experience Europe's diverse landscapes along the Danube to its delta in the Black Sea. Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria are among the countries you can visit on a river cruise. During the excursions ashore, audio guides are also available for the tours.
Interesting and practical information about WT Sapphire
The WT Sapphire was built at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock and completed in 2006. The last renovation took place in 2018. The ship is 135 m long and about 11.4 m wide. Its maximum cruising speed is approx. 12 knots or 22 km / h. WT Sapphire sails under the Swiss flag, the language on board is German.
Comfort and service are very important on WT Sapphire
On WT Sapphire there are 82 passenger cabins with double beds, which can accommodate a total of 164 people. They are spread over 4 decks and have panoramic windows with a French balcony (upper and middle deck) or portholes (main deck). Their bright and friendly atmosphere invites you to a relaxing stay whenever you feel like privacy.
Let luck decide for you when choosing a cabin and travel in the guaranteed cabin at a particularly affordable price: you determine the cabin category and let Hansa Touristik choose the cabin for you. The cruise line will reward you with an attractive preferred price for your flexibility.
Gastronomy offer: thanks to the full board, enjoyment is included!
Your cruise with the WT Sapphire begins with a welcome reception: the team and the captain welcome you on board with a glass of sparkling wine! In order to celebrate your stay properly, there is also a welcome dinner, where the chef will spoil you with culinary delights.
Otherwise you will be well looked after aboard the WT Sapphire with full board and drinks such as house wine, draft beer and soft drinks and can enjoy to your heart's content. In addition to a rich breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with cake or a midnight snack (depending on your daily program) are also served.
Hansa Touristik has also put together a diverse program for your leisure activities. Whether entertainment or music, whirlpool, sauna or fitness room - every day at WT Sapphire is a special day.
- The onboard languages offered vary depending on the cruise line. In addition to the German cruise lines AIDA, TUI Cruises and PHOENIX, cruise lines such as Costa and MSC also offer German-speaking contact persons and shore excursions. The onboard languages offered are usually specified in the travel advertisement. There is also the option of filtering according to a desired language.
- Do you travel alone? With the whole family? Do you prefer the big adventure in nature or do you want to be entertained as well? There is a suitable lid for every pot - and that's just the same with cruises: apart from a variety of routes, the various cruise lines also show their own individual orientations.
If you are traveling alone, a single cabin will be important to you. Only a few cruise lines offer pure single cabins, usually a single cabin surcharge is calculated for the double cabin used alone. You will find what you are looking for on Norwegian Cruse Line, the cruise line offers extra single cabins. You may also find offers without extra charge at Hapag Lloyd Cruises or at Royal Caribbean.
Whether baby, toddler or teen - on a journey with children different requirements apply than on a cruise alone or in pairs. So the little ones want to be active. If you are planning a family cruise, make sure that there is an entertainment program for children. For example, AIDA Cruises or Costa Cruises are very child-friendly. But also many other cruise lines have specialized on the smallest guests, worthwhile here is an individual consultation with kreuzfahrten.de.
And as far as entertainment and shore excursions are concerned, cruises are as varied as a journey can be. If you do not want 24-hour entertainment, you will surely choose a different ship than the one who expects a selection of great shows, possibly several a day. We are happy to help you in your search for the right ship!