On board MS HANSEATIC from Singapore to Bangkok

Expedition to Borneo and South East Asia

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Hidden temples, historic colonial cities and lush rainforests come together in a natural and cultural experience that will rouse your curiosity. On this route, the HANSEATIC combines the wonders of South East Asia – with traditional tribes, mystical dynasties and the diversity of species in the rainforests giving you plenty to marvel at.

from Singapore to Bangkok

Cruise dates:from 11.04.2014 to 26.04.2014 (26 days)
Cruise number: HAN1406

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.


Fri, 11.04.2014

Scheduled flights Frankfurt – Singapore

Sat, 12.04.2014

Connecting flight to Denpasar

Fri, 23.06.2017

Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, departure 18.00 hrs

Sun, 13.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 14.04.2014

Semarang/Java, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

Java: Between Colonial and Cultural Heritage
Coffee, sugar, tobacco and rubber – when it comes to exporting Java’s local treasures, the port of Semarang is extremely important. With its fascinating mix of colonial heritage and Javanese culture, it is also the starting point for your intensive exploration of the idyllic countryside. Your thirst for discovery will take you to fertile soil here. As you pass coffee, cocoa and fruit plantations and rice fields, you will be approaching enlightenment: Borobudur Temple* is one of the largest Buddhist sites in the world, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Probably built in 750 AD during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, it was not uncovered from layers of volcanic ash until 1835. Explore the religious heritage of Java on the hill of the 1,000 Buddhas.

Tue, 15.04.2014
- Wed, 16.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 17.04.2014
- Fri, 18.04.2014


Malaysia: A Cultural Trail Through the Home of the Orang-Utans
Breathtaking moments await as you encounter the “forest people”, which is how their name translates. From Kuching, which was once the capital of the White Rajah, the excursion takes you to see the long houses and orang-utans* in the tracks of this endangered species. In the Semongoh Wildlife Centre, orphaned apes are rehabilitated to life in the wild. Get an intensive insight into the surrounding flora and fauna on a nature hike in Bako National Park*. Open boats will take you to the island with its various zones of vegetation – from the craggy coastline to mangrove forests, lowland rainforests and swamps.

Sat, 19.04.2014

Bintulu/Borneo/Sarawak, from 8.00 to 11.30 hrs

From Bintulu, an excursion will take you to visit the Niah Caves of Sarawak*, the site of the oldest recorded human settlement in eastern Malaysia. Look back about 1,200 years into the past as you marvel at the cave paintings. One thing that is timeless is the beauty of the rainforest, which you can enjoy on a countryside tour before joining the ship again in Miri.

Sun, 20.04.2014

Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan)/Borneo/Brunei, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

Brunei: A Kingdom of Discoveries on Water
The port of Muara is the gateway to the Sultanate of Brunei which, going by average income, is one of the richest countries in the world. If weather conditions are favourable, take a boat trip through the Temburong region*, one of the oldest rainforests on earth. Find out what river life is like in a water taxi and a traditional long boat. Explorers will also enjoy discovering the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, with a boat trip to the water village*. Approximately 3,000 buildings on stilts – including schools, mosques and shops – are home to some 30,000 people. Your excursion will also take in the Brunei museum and a mangrove boat trip*. A natural paradise, where with luck you will see proboscis monkeys and exotic species of birds in their natural habitats.

Mon, 21.04.2014
- Tue, 22.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 23.04.2014

Phu Quoc/Vietnam

South East Asia: A Shore Excursion for the Mind and Soul
With its beautiful white beaches and crystal-clear waters, Phu Quoc – the largest island in Vietnam – is probably the most idyllic place to swim and snorkel in the country. Immerse yourself and all your senses in complete relaxation.

Thu, 24.04.2014

Kampong Saom/Cambodia, from 6.00 to 22.00 hrs

See for yourself how the beautiful coastlines of Cambodia are second to none when it comes to natural beauty, when you start out from Kampong Saom on a countryside excursion to Phnom Penh*, See for yourself how the beautiful coastlines of Cambodia are second to none when it comes to natural beauty, when you start out from Kampong Saom on a countryside excursion to Phnom Penh*, as does the Pagoda of the Royal Palace, with more than 5,000 silver tiles on its roof.

Fri, 25.04.2014

Koh Kut/Thailand

On the beach of Thailand’s rainforest island, Koh Kut, you will have plenty of time to look back in peace over the fantastic and varied experiences of your expedition.

Sat, 26.04.2014

Bangkok/Thailand, arrival 6.00 hrs, day room
Scheduled flight Bangkok – Germany

Sat, 26.04.2014

Arrival in Germany

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

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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:






A specialist in marine biology amongst the team of experts

Graduate biologist Wolfgang Bittmann

has managed to turn his hobbies into a career: since graduating, he has

been travelling the world as a tour guide, diver and photographer. He

will show you the best places to go snorkelling and the unique flora and

fauna of the South Pacific – including tips on taking the perfect