On board MS HANSEATIC from Vancouver to Tokyo
Expedition to the Chukchi Peninsula and Kamchatka: the land that time forgot
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.
from Vancouver to Tokyo
|Cruise dates:||from 08.09.2013 to 01.10.2013 (24 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Sun, 08.09.2013 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
| Mon, 09.09.2013 |
Charter flight in the morning, transfer to Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 19.00 hrs
| Tue, 10.09.2013 |
Crossing the international date line (with loss of a day)
| Wed, 11.09.2013 |
- Sun, 15.09.2013
Chukchi Peninsula/Russia (i.a. Provideniya , Yittigran Island , Janrakynnot , Kap Deschnjow , Lorino , Achen Lagoon , Preobrazhenija Bay )
The quintessential expeditionary experience on the Chukchi Peninsula
| Mon, 16.09.2013 |
Kamchatka (Anastasia Bay , Natalii Bay )
Wild, expansive Kamchatka
| Tue, 17.09.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 18.09.2013 |
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.
| Thu, 19.09.2013 |
- Sat, 21.09.2013
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.
| Sun, 22.09.2013 |
- Tue, 24.09.2013
Kuril Islands (i.a. Shumshu , Atlasova , Matua , Yankicho )
Exciting Zodiac tours in the Kuril Islands
| Wed, 25.09.2013 |
- Thu, 26.09.2013
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.
| Fri, 27.09.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 28.09.2013 |
| Sun, 29.09.2013 |
| Mon, 30.09.2013 |
Kanazawa/Japan, arrival 7.00 hrs
| Tue, 01.10.2013 |
Scheduled flight Tokyo - Frankfurt
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.
= at anchor
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
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.