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MS HANSEATIC - from Tokyo to Manila
Cruise HAN1318
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Knowledge: Close-up Shots of the Far East

from Tokyo to Manila

Cruise HAN1318

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Knut von Hofmann, Asia expert, says: ‘Asia’s development is making waves in the world. But these countries are not just geographically distant – in cultural terms as well they are often remote and unfamiliar to us. On this “expedition knowledge” you will come to a new understanding of these fascinating foreign countries. Between temples, skyscrapers and unspoilt nature, a many-sided kaleidoscope of Asian life and thinking will unfold.’


    Expedition Knowledge
    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

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    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Tokyo

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    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Scheduled flight to Komatsu, travel to Kanazawa/Japan, departure 20.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Nagasaki/Japan, from 8.30 to 19.00 hrs

    Big little giants 
    Your days of discovery in the Far East start at the ‘Gateway to the West’. Thanks to its port, Nagasaki was for many years the most important trading centre in Japan. Fascinating insights into the philosophy of life of the island nation are offered on an Expert excursion – secrets of the tea ceremony* with Knut von Hofmann. You can find out more about the complex history of the city on an excursion to Nagasaki and the Dejima Museum*, when you will visit monuments that in their different ways recall the destruction of the city in August 1945.

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    Cheju/Republic of Korea, from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs

    You can experience the forces of nature on Korea’s volcanic island, Cheju. Discover this strange world Between craters and cultural history*, or you may prefer to opt for a Hike in the Manjanggul cave*, one of the world’s most attractive lava tunnels.

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Shanghai/China, Arrival 6.00 a.m.

    China – the mighty dragon 
    Why the Middle Kingdom combines tradition and modernity in an almost inseparable way is demonstrated nowhere more powerfully than in Shanghai. Colonial buildings sit enthroned between modern shopping centres, and skyscrapers tower into the skies alongside venerable temples. This symbiosis also makes it possible for you to experience fabulous art. On an Expert excursion – jade, silk and bronze* you will admire art and craft work at the Shanghai Museum, while the Expert excursion – China in the mirror of art* by contrast gives you the opportunity of viewing contemporary work. An air of colonial times may be sensed at the Astor Hotel, which you will discover on the excursion Shanghai – between nostalgia and futurism*, before you ascend what is the world’s tallest building today to get a breathtaking view of the pulsating megametropolis below.

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    Shanghai, Departure 9:00 p.m.

    A Hike* on the sacred island of Putuo Shan gives you the chance of focusing on the more peaceful, religious side of China. More than 20 temple complexes are concealed in the forests of the island. The Expert excursion – Buddhism and temple architecture* takes you from the glorious Puji Temple to the golden Kwan Yin statue, which in popular belief watches over the welfare of sailors.

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Xiamen, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Contrasts between past and future will again be encountered in Xiamen. While in the Roundhouses of the Hakka* a traditional lifestyle is still maintained, another Expert excursion gives you the opportunity of discovering Xiamen – China’s gateway to the world*.

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    Hong Kong, arrival 18.00 hrs

    The spectacular conclusion of your adventures in China is Hong Kong. You set out on an Evening tram ride and visit to the night market* to travel through a city that really never sleeps. The extent to which the futuristic metropolis is still rooted in ancient traditions will be revealed on the following day by Knut von Hofmann on his Expert excursion – feng shui and Taoism*. Or you may prefer to discover Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen and Victoria Peak* for a fascinating mixture of Asian and European culture.

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    Hong Kong, departure 18.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Philippinen (Batan Island , Hundred Islands , Subic )

    Philippines – back to nature
    Fabulous expedition premieres await you when you discover the Philippines with the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs – small and hidden islands full of exotic nature, like Batan Island with its picturesque town of Basco (where we will land if the weather permits). Another untouched paradise is to be met with in the Hundred Islands. Luxuriously overgrown islets rise out of the azure sea, with fabulous white beaches inviting you to hours of relaxation, before you proceed to Subic to trace the Culture and history of the Philippines*. Or alternatively you can fathom The mysteries of the jungle* and so conclude a ‘expedition knowledge’ which has given you richly varied insights into the Asian world. 

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    Manila/Philippines, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight Manila – Frankfurt

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    Arrival in 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: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: INSIDE TOKYO
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: JAPANESE IMPERIAL CITIES: KYOTO, NARA AND TOKIO

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

     

    How is Asia Changing the World?

    The dynamism of Asia is breathtaking – and here you will experience a

    real adventure for the spirit. On this ‘expedition knowledge’ highly

    regarded experts will analyse the potential of this region, which holds

    decisive importance for a new world order. In addition, sinologist Knut

    von Hofmann will give you an in-depth understanding of the history and

    culture on specially planned expert excursions. You can look forward to

    exciting lectures and discussions, which will include treatment of the

    following topics:

    • Continental drift – the Pacific as the new... Read more

    The dynamism of Asia is breathtaking – and here you will experience a

    real adventure for the spirit. On this ‘expedition knowledge’ highly

    regarded experts will analyse the potential of this region, which holds

    decisive importance for a new world order. In addition, sinologist Knut

    von Hofmann will give you an in-depth understanding of the history and

    culture on specially planned expert excursions. You can look forward to

    exciting lectures and discussions, which will include treatment of the

    following topics:

    • Continental drift – the Pacific as the new power centre of the world
    • Between harmony and hegemony – China and its southeast Asian neighbours
    • Panther on the leap – will the Philippines be among the winners from globalisation?
    • The fallen giant: will Japan find the way back to its former greatness?

     

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    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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