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MS HANSEATIC - from Tahiti to Santiago de Chile
Cruise HAN1321
22.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition South Seas: Heaven on Earth

from Tahiti to Santiago de Chile

Cruise HAN1321

22.04.2018 - 22.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    It is both a myth and divine reality – many discoverers, adventurers and artists have found the indescribable beauty of the South Seas irresistible. Let paradisiacal islands and mystic cultures mesmerise you in the expanse of the ocean, too, and discover the Garden of Eden on our planet.


    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 500

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1322.

    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

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Papeete**

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Day room
    Overnight stay on board

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia, departure 5.00 hrs
    Moorea/Society Islands

    Gems of the South Seas: Moorea and Tuamotu Islands
    What better way of discovering the hidden treasures of the South Pacific than with the manoeuvrable Zodiacs? Set course for the most beautiful islands and atolls of the South Seas, which are lined up in front of you like a necklace featuring turquoise and emerald pearls. Right at the beginning, Tahiti’s “little sister“ Moorea makes all South Seas dreams come true. The lagoon shimmers in shades of blue and green, the white sand entices you to simply relax, and bright, colourful flowers captivate the eye amidst the lush tropical vegetation. During an off-road vehicle trip*, marvellous views of this natural paradise will be revealed to you, while a sailing tour aboard a catamaran* enables you to immerse yourself in the incredible diversity of the underwater world. The crystal-clear waters are home to more than 500 species of coral fish as well as echinoderms and crustaceans which are close enough to touch if you go snorkelling.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Tuamotu Islands (Mataiva , Takapoto , Fakarava , Makemo )

    Could there possibly be a place that is even more beautiful? Perhaps the Tuamotu Islands at the heart of French Polynesia – picturesque atolls which are virtually made for unforgettable rides and landings with the Zodiacs. A particularly idyllic spot of our planet awaits you in Mataiva, the inhabitants of which live on fishing and the cultivation of vanilla. The people on Takapoto, which offers ideal conditions for snorkelling with its motus and coral reefs, are dedicated to the farming of precious pearls. The joy of life of the South Seas also greets you on Fakarava – the locals will give you a warm welcome with music and dancing before you stroll through the warm sand in the shade of coconut trees and forget time. “Hours do not strike for a happy man“ – Makemo also provides evidence of just how true this saying is. Here, you will find white sandy beaches, bizarre coral rocks and the protected, untouched underwater world.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Marquesas Islands (Hiva Oa , Tahuata , Fatu Hiva )

    The Marquesas Islands: Green Volcanoes in the Blue Sea
    They emerged from the Pacific as a chain of volcanoes, and you can explore them particularly intensively on your expedition – the “tall islands“ of the Marquesas, Hiva Oa, Tahuata and Fatu Hiva. Abundantly overgrown mountain ridges rise out of the sea, deep fissures between rugged rock faces reveal views of green valleys, and in pristine villages, the inhabitants greet you with dances and traditional handicraft. The experts of the HANSEATIC accompany you right to the heart of genuine discoverers’ territory. Follow the trails of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel in Atuona on Hiva Oa, where the two artists spent the last years of their lives, explore the picturesque little town Hapatoni on Tahuata, on the market square of which tropical fruit and wood carvings are offered, and enjoy the breathtaking sight of black lava rocks that reach for the sky in the famous Bay of Virgins on Fatu Hiva.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Mangareva/Gambier Islands

    Between Great History and Great Secrets
    The middle of the South Pacific is the hiding place of the Gambier Islands, and their main island Mangareva is considered the cradle of Catholicism in Polynesia. The missionary efforts of French preachers become evident when you see legacies such as the cathedral Saint Michel dating back to the 19th century, the altar of which is adorned with iridescent black mother-of-pearl.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Pitcairn (cruising off Ducie Island)

    Old seafaring stories come to life on Pitcairn. In 1790, the mutineers of the “Bounty“ sought refuge on the island – accordingly, today’s inhabitants are late descendants of the crew. They will be eager to show you the Bible and the anchor of the legendary ship which are being preserved in a little museum. Keep your camera ready when – weather permitting – you explore the paradisiacal coast of the untouched atoll Ducie Island. Countless fabulous sights will entice you to take spectacular photographs.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Hanga Roa/Easter Island/Chile, arrival 12.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Setting out from Hanga Roa, you will experience the equally overwhelming and mystic finale of your cruise on the myth-enshrouded Easter Island – are the moai statues* made of stone evidence of a very advanced ancestor worship of the Rapa Nui? Independently of whether the figures weighing several tons and measuring up to 20 m in height really are watching over ancient cult sites – their sight is unforgettable. Perhaps you will also unveil the mystery surrounding the birdman* – without any doubt, however, you can be sure of enjoying fascinating insights into the religion of a long gone advanced civilisation.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Scheduled flight to Santiago
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Santiago – Frankfurt

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    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:

    EXTENSION – FRENCH POLYNESIA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MYSTERIOUS EASTER ISLAND

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

    ** Depending on the flight schedule, a change to the travel arrangements from the cruise arrival point may be necessary. A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

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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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