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MS HANSEATIC - from Bangkok to Shanghai
Cruise HAN1407
26.05.2018 - 26.05.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition knowledge - Close-up view of the Far East

from Bangkok to Shanghai

Cruise HAN1407

26.05.2018 - 26.05.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Martin H. Petrich, Asia expert: "Asia is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern, great culture and moving history. Between major cities and magical temples, neon signs and party placards, commercial and natural wonders, your knowledge of Vietnam and China will be expanded and your thinking given new dimensions."


    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 600

    Those travelling as a couple who combine the Expedition Knowledge from Bangkok to Shanghai (HAN1407) with the Expedition to Siberia from Shanghai to Otaru (HAN1408) receive a 50% reduction per person on the Expedition to Siberia (HAN1408) cruise in categories 2 – 7.*

    * The special Substantial Percentage Savings for Combination Travellers may not be claimed in conjunction with the combination bonus advertised in the price section.

    Single travellers special when combining HAN1407 with HAN1408.

    Those travelling on their own who combine the Expedition Knowledge from Bangkok to Shanghai (HAN1407) with the Expedition to Siberia from Shanghai to Otaru (HAN1408) do not pay a single cabin surcharge on either cruise in categories 2 – 5.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Those travelling on their own do not pay a single cabin surcharge in categries 2 – 5.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Those travelling on their own do not pay a single cabin surcharge in categries 2 – 5.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Those travelling on their own do not pay a single cabin surcharge in categries 2 – 5.

    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

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Bangkok

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Bangkok/Thailand, departure 22.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam, arrival 6.30 hrs

    Vietnam – a land of contrasts
    Right at the start of this diverse “Expedition Knowledge”, you will see the striking cultural contrasts of Asia. In Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, French colonial architecture alternates with Far Eastern pagodas and temples. An entire district has been shaped by Chinese immigrants, whose heritage our Asia expert Martin H. Petrich will detail in the expert excursion: Cholon – visit to Saigons Chinese quarter*. A sad chapter in the city’s history is disclosed in the expert excursion: the Vietnam War – search for traces in Saigon*, in which you will visit historical sites such as the Reunification Palace and the Rex Hotel. For an even more in-depth historical insight, you will visit  the Tunnels of Cu Chi*, once the hideout of Vietnamese resistance fighters. You can admire Vietnam’s softer side – green paddy fields and little villages – while travelling in the Mekong-Delta*, a quintessential tropical landscape.

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    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), departure 14.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Chan May, from 8.00 to 17.30 hrs

    Your knowledge will be expanded by degrees of latitude in Chan May. The expert excursion: Imperial city Hue* brings Vietnamese Buddhism spectacularly to life – for instance, with a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the highest in the country. Your trip along the Hai Van Pass brings you closer to the traditional Vietnamese way of life and mythology in the ancient port city of Hoi An*.

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Ha Long Bay, from 15.00 to 19.00 hrs

    One of the most beautiful landscapes in the world will enchant you as the HANSEATIC travels through the first foothills of Ha Long Bay. You will be immersed even deeper in this magical world of limestone rocks while cruising through Ha Long Bay* on a traditional junk.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Hong Kong/China, arrival 8.00 hrs

    China – the Middle Kingdom
    The vibrant region of Hong Kong spectacularly combines the traditional with the modern. In the expert excursion: by junk to Joss House Bar*, you will experience the metropolis from a surprising perspective. Life on water in the former fishing village of Aberdeen, Stanley market and Victoria Peak are more highlights of Hong Kong* that you will discover. This is a city where no one sleeps, as you will see on an evening tram ride and visit to the night market*. Alternatively you can take in Hong Kong a different way*: on foot through the bustling streets to the financial centre and on a visit to the lively vegetable market. On your expert excursion: Hong Kong, a reflection of the time* with a visit to the Museum of History, the contrasts of the city will culminate in new insights.

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    Hong Kong, departure 12.00 hrs

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    Xiamen/Fujian, from 11.30 to 19.00 hrs

    Another illustrious commercial metropolis is Xiamen. The cleanest city in China has been a special economic zone since 1980 and is regarded as a symbol of progress. In contrast, the Round houses of Hakka*, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, embody China’s origins.

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Shanghai/China, arrival 6.00 p.m. (subject to the tides)

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Shanghai

    Saturday, 26.05.2018

    Shanghai, disembarkation

    When you finally disembark in Shanghai, your view of Asia will be forever changed and you will have broadened your knowledge.

    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: BANGKOK – CITY OF ANGELS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BANGKOK AND THE TEMPLE OF ANGKOR
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SHANGHAI – FASCINATING CONTRASTS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CHINESE METROPOLISES: BEIJING AND SHANGHAI

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    Expedition Knowledge: the power and magic of Asia

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    Vietnam and China the traditional and the modern create fascinating

    contrasts, which combine on this “Expedition Knowledge” to create a

    spiritual adventure. Asia expert Martin H. Petrich and political expert

    Peter Kunz, director of the ZDF broadcasting studio in... Read more

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    Vietnam and China the traditional and the modern create fascinating

    contrasts, which combine on this “Expedition Knowledge” to create a

    spiritual adventure. Asia expert Martin H. Petrich and political expert

    Peter Kunz, director of the ZDF broadcasting studio in Singapore, will

    present surprising insights into the present, history, culture and

    politics through in-depth talks, expert excursions and inspirational

    discussions on topics including:

    • China’s “hunger”: what do other countries on the South China Sea have against Beijing’s thirst for power?
    • Vietnam between the powers: the French colonial period and the astonishing Europeanisation of the Vietnamese
    • Religion carved in stone: changing temple architecture
    • New riches, old poverty: consequences of the economic boom
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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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