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MS HANSEATIC - from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires
Cruise HAN1400
27.05.2018 - 27.05.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Antarctica with Antarctic Circle: Unforgettable Moments in the Eternal Ice

from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires

Cruise HAN1400

27.05.2018 - 27.05.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Gigantic glaciers, majestic icebergs and an inconceivable diversity of species – the fascinating world of ice of Antarctica is a breathtaking habitat with a unique animal kingdom. Prepare yourself for spectacular expedition experiences beyond the boundary of civilisation.


    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

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Santiago

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Flight to Punta Arenas
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Punta Arenas/Chile, departure 20.00 hrs

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Falkland Islands

    Fascinating Bird Paradise Falkland Islands
    The Zodiac fleet is lowered into the water to set course for the Falkland Islands. Following several landings, the experts will accompany you on hikes through the dwarf shrubs and grasses typical of the islands. Marvel at the head-high tussock grass and the species-rich bird world – Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins will welcome you, and perhaps black-bellied storm petrels, silver teals, albatrosses or peregrine falcons might also suddenly take to the sky in front of you. In Stanley, the little capital of the islands greets you with a British ambiance.

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    South Georgia

    South Georgia – In the Realm of King Penguins
    Flexible, spontaneous, impressive - the Zodiacs are in use several times a day to enable breathtaking expedition experiences and animal observations. For instance when you stand in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins; thousands upon thousands of these animals populate the slopes and coasts of the island. After spectacular landings on three intensive days, among others in Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour, you will also encounter fur seals and ponderous elephant seals on the beaches of the rugged coast, while black-browed albatrosses and southern giant petrels are nesting in the rocks. Renowned experts including biologists, geologists or glaciologists accompany you and make your unique nature experiences even more profound with astounding details. Or they bring back to life the pioneering days of Antarctic research for you – at the former whaling station Grytviken, you can visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton and recall the heroic efforts with which this man rescued his crew.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    South Orkney Islands , Weddell Sea , South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula

    How modern polar researchers work is something you will learn on the South Orkney Islands when, provided the weather is favourable, you visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in Antarctica, the Argentinian station Orcadas (subject to approval). And with a little luck, you will spot majestic icebergs for the first time off the coast of Signy Island.

    Breathtaking: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

    Headed straight for adventure, your expedition takes you through the Weddell Sea. The ice scrunches and cracks against the reinforced hull of the ship, and it becomes increasingly easier to imagine the strains the pioneers of polar research had to endure. Where the weather and ice conditions determine the course, the experienced crew reacts flexibly and spontaneously to grant you unforgettable moments in the world of wonders of Antarctica. The experience defines the day as the HANSEATIC advances in a southerly direction. Look forward, for instance, to an incomparable start of the year in Paradise Bay - the glaciers tower several hundred metres tall and snow-covered peaks fringe the bay in which icebergs as high as houses are drifting. The team of experts accompanying you will reveal new worlds of knowledge to you and set foot on the Antarctic mainland with you if the weather and ice conditions allow for a landing. The Lemaire Channel is considered one of the most spectacular ship passages in the world – up to 1,000 m high mountains flank the waterway and appear close enough to touch in the mystic silence.

    On the Trails of the Discoverers to the Antarctic Circle

    The further south your voyage takes you, the more impressive the endless white all around you. On spectacular rides and landings with the Zodiacs, you will enjoy intense animal experiences like nowhere else when you watch Adelie and gentoo penguins, fur seals as well as petrels and, with a little luck, majestic whales in the Penola Strait. When we reach the Crystal Sound, the excitement on board increases – we are about to cross the Antarctic Circle. Beyond this legendary boundary, the HANSEATIC sets course for the Gullet Strait and once again makes full use of her ice competence – how far will the ship be able to advance in this inaccessible region? A true pioneering spirit fills the clear air on the deck and also accompanies you on the way back to the north, as you sail through the Neumayer Channel with its fantastic glacier panoramas and land on the lava beaches of the volcanic Deception Island. Here, you can take a bath in hot springs under the open sky.

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Cape Horn/Chile

    The legendary Cape Horn marks the memorable finale of your cruise. If the weather and tide are favourable, we will set out for one last landing with the Zodiacs. You can subsequently walk up to the famous albatros memorial – and look back on an unforgettable Antarctic expedition.

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Buenos Aires
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    City tour
    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

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    Sunday, 27.05.2018

    Arrival in Germany

    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: PATAGONIA AND TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU

    A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on weather and ice conditions.

     

    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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