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MS HANSEATIC - from Vancouver to Tokyo
Cruise HAN1317
16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition to the Chukchi Peninsula and Kamchatka: the land that time forgot

from Vancouver to Tokyo

Cruise HAN1317

16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    A territory waits to be discovered – as pristine as when the wild forces of nature originally shaped it. Welcome to Russia’s Far East! Where mighty volcanoes set the scene in a landscape of harsh beauty, the HANSEATIC and the agile Zodiacs will give you an intensive expedition beyond your wildest dreams.


    Expedition
    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

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Charter flight in the morning, transfer to Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Crossing the international date line (with loss of a day)

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Chukchi Peninsula/Russia (i.a. Provideniya , Yittigran Island , Janrakynnot , Kap Deschnjow , Lorino , Achen Lagoon , Preobrazhenija Bay )

    The quintessential expeditionary experience on the Chukchi Peninsula 
    Departing from Nome on board the HANSEATIC you will cross the international date line. Then you will reach Provideniya. This is a world of its own. Chukotka in the extreme northeast of Russia is a region remote from our civilisation, where you can look forward to unforgettable days imbued with the pioneering spirit. The HANSEATIC is among the few ships with which you can reach not just the east coast, but also the north coast of the peninsula – for fascinationing expeditionary adventures. On Yittigran Island, for example, you can visit a centuries-old cult centre of the original inhabitants, whose alley made of whale bones forms part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Find out in the Chukchi village of Janrakynnot how the descendants of the whalers live today, before you go on to cruise off Big Diomede where you can look out for the big walrus colonies. At Cape Dezhnev, the most northeasterly point of the Eurasian landmass, on a clear day you may catch sight of the Diomede Islands and even of the Alaskan shore across the water. While a visit to the village of Lorino allows you to experience the daily life, dances and traditions of the Chukchi, the following two days will be dominated by spectacular experiences of nature. You can rove the blossoming tundra with the HANSEATIC’s experts in Achen Lagoon, and observe the wealth of bird life in Preobrazheniya Bay – with common puffins, horned puffins and least auklets. On a walk to the cliffs you can enjoy the fascinating panorama of the bay. And with a bit of luck, in fine weather you can hope to sight grey whales from the remote and traditional fishing village of Meynipilgino.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Kamchatka (Anastasia Bay , Natalii Bay )

    Wild, expansive Kamchatka 
    Seething and extinct volcanoes, icy glaciers and luxuriant forests, majestic whales in the coastal waters and rare sea birds which nest in the cloven cliffs: Kamchatka offers a breathtaking natural panorama. Here all four seasons can occur in the space of a single day. Depending on the local conditions, the crew will react flexibly and spontaneously so you get the most out of your expedition, including visits to Anastasia Bay and Natalii Bay.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Bering Island

    On Bering island in Komandor Bay you will not only discover the grave of Vitus Bering – you will also find a veritable avian paradise, where tufted puffins, sea swallows and Steller sea eagles make their nests.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Kamchatka (Chazma River , Kamenistaya Bay , Petropavlovsk)

    Spectacular moments again await you south of the Chazma River and in the Kamenistaya Bay, which will thrill you with its magnificent panorama of volcanic peaks, rushing waterfalls and indented bays. An absolute highlight of your expedition will be the grand Flight to the Valley of the Geysers*, where water columns shoot up into the sky from one minute to the next. You reach this bizarre valley from Petro­pavlovsk, the scientific and cultural centre of Kamchatka. You can explore the breathtaking volcanic landscape at the gates of the city on a Trip to the Avacha volcano with hike*. Alternatively you can set off on a  Flight to Nalychevo Natural Park*, where the hot springs invite you to take a bath in heart of the wilderness. 

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Kuril Islands (i.a. Shumshu , Atlasova , Matua , Yankicho )

    Exciting Zodiac tours in the Kuril Islands 
    Of volcanic origin, the fabulous Kuril Islands are strung out like a chain of pearls 1200 km in length. On these virgin shores, the Zodiacs will offer you overwhelming experiences of nature and animal sightings – as on Shumshu, where you can get right up close to sea otters. On Atlasova you can’t take your eyes off the towering Alaid volcano – with a height of over 2000 metres, it overtops anything on the island. Matua too is dominated by the untamed power of fire, while on Yankicho, if the weather is favourable, you can travel right into the steep caldera, which offers an unusual refuge to seals, foxes and sea birds.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Sakhalin (Tyuleniy , Korsakow)

    On a Zodiac tour off Tyuleniy on the east coast of Sakhalin you will come upon vast colonies of fur seals and sea lions. Korsakov is redolent with the breath of history – this was where Russia once had a big penal colony, of which Anton Chekhov wrote in a famous travel report. You too will come away from your expedition with enduring impressions and recollections.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Aomori/Japan

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Sado

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Kanazawa/Japan, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Travel to Komatsu, scheduled flight to Tokyo
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Tokyo - Frankfurt

    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: VANCOUVER – PEARL ON THE PACIFIC
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ROCKY MOUNTAINS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO – BETWEEN TRADITION AND HIGHTECH
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: JAPANESE IMPERIAL CITIES: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA

    On this expedition to the Chukchi Peninsula and Kamchatka, the Zodiac landings are subject to consent by the authorities, and modification of the itinerary may be necessary. Depending on the weather and local conditions, the captain will descide on the best possible alternatives.  

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

    Specialist for volcanology in the expert's team

    Steffen Graupner has qualifications in physics and geophysics. He

    has travelled the country of Russia’s East in person on numerous

    mountain and volcano expeditions. You can look forward to his thorough

    and enlightening explanations.


    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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