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MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise HAN1315
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic: Wilderness, Ice and Unfading Adventures

from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Cruise HAN1315

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    In the icy floods of the polar sea there lies a myth to be discovered. Far off the beaten track, the icy coasts of Greenland and Canada exercise a magical attraction. Explore the mysteries of the biggest island in the world, and penetrate as far north as few before you have ever gone. In the unending light of the Arctic sun, moments to be treasured for ever are waiting for you.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your experts on this cruise

    Your ship - MS HANSEATIC

    Magical moments for explorers

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Your cabins & suites on MS HANSEATIC

    Outside cabin (category 2) with portholes
    • Comfortable: 22 m² (237 sq ft) cabins
    • Ocean view: portholes on the Amundsen Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Outside cabin (category 3-6) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 22 m² cabins
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Explorer Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films,Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour room service (up to category 6: 24-hour butler service)
    Suite (category 7) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 44 m² suite
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Bridge Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Exclusive: 24-hour butler service

    At anchor

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Charter flight Düsseldorf – Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 14.00 hrs

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    West coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq , Uummannaq )

    Greenland and Canada: fascination in the ice 
    With the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs you will discover an expeditionary tract promising pure adventure. It starts in the overwhelming natural scenery around the settlement of Qeqertarsuaq, once an important centre of the Greenland whaling industry. Following the bizarre basalt cliffs you can hike to the Valley of the Winds, where the intensive green of the tundra shows surprising colour highlights. The brightly painted façades of the wooden houses in Uummannaq (the name means ‘heart-shaped’) gleam to welcome you. This is thought to be one of Greenland’s most attractive settlements.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Nunavut/Canada (Pond Inlet , Beechey Island , Dundas Harbor , cruising in Jones Sound)

    The HANSEATIC sets course to the west and heads for the Canadian Arctic coast, frequently covered with fields of drift ice. The ship presses through the ice floes and makes its way through a convoluted icy landscape, perhaps offering you excellent chances of observing whales and seals. After the Zodiac landing at Pond Inlet on Baffin Island you will be given a demonstration of the traditional laryngeal singing, drumming and dancing of the Inuit people. With luck, you may meet the king of the Arctic off Beechey Island – polar bears frequently roam the archipelago in search of food. On the island itself three graves are located – those of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Our experts will give you a fascinating account of the fate of these men, who found their last resting place here more than 150 years ago. You proceed from an affecting history of the past to the natural wonders of the present when you arrive, under the conduct of the experts, in Dundas Harbor. The fjord here is surrounded by its steeply towering cliffs, and with a bit of luck you may catch sight of snow hares as they roam the varied vegetation of the tundra. When the HANSEATIC cruises through Jones Sound, the clear Arctic air will be filled with the cry of Brünnich’s guillemots, three-toed gulls and ice gulls – as well as the grinding and crackling of the ice against the reinforced hull of the ship. Walruses and arctic foxes may well be playing on the coast, and you can watch them at your leisure from your ringside seat on deck.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    North coast of Greenland (Qaanaaq , Siorapaluk , cruising in Smith Sound and Nares Strait, Cape York )

    Made for explorers: Greenland’s north 
    You will discover a territory surrounded by legends in the remote north of Greenland. Few ships ever come so far. Once again the HANSEATIC shows to the full what it can do as a vessel qualified in the highest ice class for passenger ships, so you will be able to discover places that remain hidden from others. Qaanaaq, also known as Thule, is where Robert Peary set out on his expedition to the North Pole in 1909. You can look forward to breathtaking views of bizarre rock formations and massive icebergs. On your way to Siorapaluk you may be accompanied by narwhals and seals. You will still have the haunting sense that you have visited the northernmost settlement on earth when you penetrate the mystical stillness of the almost unvisited waters of Smith Sound and Nares Strait to experience an unforgettable day of discovery, the exact course of which will be determined by natural conditions and the lure of adventure. Off Cape York you will cruise in the Zodiacs between lofty icebergs – indescribable moments, which will continue to make their impression in Ilulissat.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    West coast of Greenland (Ilulissat , Disko Bay , Sisimiut )

    In the grandiose scenery of the Ilulissat ice fjord, a UNESCO world nature heritage, giant icebergs plunge thundering into the sea. A hike with our expert team gives you the opportunity of enjoying glorious views of the ice masses which collect here in the fjord, creating a fantastic atmosphere with their sparkle and glitter – just the thing to get you in the mood for an overwhelming experience in Disko Bay. Cruising with the HANSEATIC or on Zodiac trips you can enjoy the vista of the breathtaking ice colossi which slowly drift in the bay. In Sisimiut, colonised by the Saqqaq culture more than 4000 years ago, you can finally say goodbye to Greenland – undoubtedly with the promise to revisit it again soon...  

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight Kangerlussuaq - Düsseldorf

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MARITIM AIRPORT HOTEL DÜSSELDORF
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MARITIM AIRPORT HOTEL DÜSSELDORF

    On this expedition to the Arctic, modification of the itinerary may be necessary. Depending on weather conditions and the state of the ice, the captain will decide on the best possible alternatives. 

    MS HANSEATIC - Your Personal Expedition

    The HANSEATIC

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Cabins & suites

    Feel at home on the open sea: What could be better than travelling in the most remote regions of the world and yet still feeling right at home? The HANSEATIC’s state-of-the-art cabins and suites measuring 22 m²/237 ft² and 44 m²/474 ft², respectively, ensure that you have plenty of room to enjoy and recall your diverse discoveries and impressions in a relaxed frame of mind. The many details make your cruise especially enjoyable: tasteful furnishings, lighting designed to create a pleasing ambience and a mini bar that is replenished daily with refreshing non-alcoholic beverages free of charge. After all, when your days are thrilling, you need a place to relax.
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    Culinary art, bars & lounges

    Gourmets together: A place in the main restaurant, Marco Polo, is already reserved for your journey into delicious culinary worlds. Discover the creative gastronomic variety and discerning gourmet philosophy of our top chefs against the backdrop of the most beautiful expedition regions. Bistro Lemaire offers a variety of culinary treats - from the breakfast and lunch buffets through to the incomparable "Ethno Dinner", which reinterprets the exotic diversity of various cruise destinations.

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    Experiences & relaxation

    Your time: The HANSEATIC invites you to live out your exploratory urges and spend your time however you wish. Enjoy active relaxation in the fitness room with ocean view or in the whirlpool.

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    Prestigious experts on board

    Room for inspiring moments: Share your impressions with like-minded guests and experts in the Observation Lounge with a 180° panoramic view and piano music in the evenings, for example. Explorers will meet in the Explorer Lounge, where the experts will prepare for and follow up on the trips ashore. The Darwin Hall presentation room, where specialists share their knowledge, will also be a focal point. Laptops and microscopes are available for loan and will help you to enhance your experiences.

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