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MS HANSEATIC - from Funchal to Dakar
Cruise HAN1418
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition to Cape Verde - Africa’s Island Pearls in the Atlantic

from Funchal to Dakar

Cruise HAN1418

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Discover the most beautiful range of islands in the Atlantic – seemingly forgotten by the outside world. Cape Verde reveals a landscape of fascinating contrasts: fine beaches, rugged volcanic craters, barren wastelands, lush woodlands – enriched by the cultural treasures of colonial times and characterised by African joie de vivre. An insider’s tip for active explorers in search of unspoilt originality.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 1.000

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1419.


    Extend and save: extend your cruise for € 990*

    Those who come to know and love Cape Verde on the HANSEATIC can also set course for Buenos Aires part of a pure sea cruise for a particularly favourable price.Simply stay on board in Dakar and extend the cruise you’ve already booked (HAN1418) with the Atlantic crossing HAN1419 (25 October – 7 November 2014) for an attractive extension price of € 990 per person in a double or single cabin*.Enjoy a wonderfully relaxed time on board the HANSEATIC and indulge in unique comfort, first-class service and exceptional fine dining. Go ashore again in South America, lastingly refreshed and relaxed, where, for a surcharge, you have the opportunity to explore Buenos Aires – the city of passion. (Post-cruise programme A on cruise HAN1419.)* Surcharge on prices stated in the price table for cruise HAN1418. Atlantic crossing HAN1419 may, of course, also be booked as an individual cruise without this extension offer.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Passengers travelling unaccompanied do not pay a single cabin surcharge in Categories 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

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Lisbon – Funchal
    Funchal/Madeira/Portugal, departure 20.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    La Palma/Canary Islands

    Nature, Culture and Joie de Vivre
    With the HANSEATIC and her Zodiacs, you will be able to explore unknown islands in intense detail. With a panoramic setting reminiscent of a giant amphitheatre, you are greeted by the huge volcanic crater that borders the Canary Island harbour town of Santa Cruz on La Palma. Let the natural spectacle begin – with a trip to Caldera de Taburiente National Park*. The journey to the interior takes you along breathtaking escarpments to the lookout point of La Cumbrecita. Those who are hungry for adventure can explore the mountain world of La Palma on four wheels. Go off-road on the Buggy Adventure – active* along mostly unpaved routes right into the mountain world of Brena Alta and Brena Baja. The exciting experiences continue when you reach Cape Verde

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Ilhas de Barlavento – Windward Group/Cape Verde (Sal , Sao Nicolao , Sao Vicente , Santo Antao , Boa Vista )

    On the archipelago’s most sun-drenched island, Sal, there is a paradise to explore, extending from the charms of a barren wasteland to the magic of an underwater world. Setting out from Palmeira, the Jeep Safari in the Wild North* takes you to the spectacular rocky cliffs of Buraconda. Marvel at corals and turtles during a Catamaran Trip with Snorkel Opportunity*. Untouched and spectacular – a good way to describe the Island Impressions of Sao Nicolao*. Admire the extraordinary vegetation with banana, papaya and dragon trees, all against a striking mountain backdrop. The small fishing village of Tarrafal on Sao Nicolao with its black sandy beach is the picturesque departure point for the Hike to Cachaco*, offering breathtaking views of the Monte Gordo which you will never forget. Breathe in the air of solitude for which some of the Cape Verde islands are famous as you visit Preguica, a tiny village the world has all but forgotten. By contrast, Mindelo on Sao Vicente pulsates with life. On a City Walking Tour*, immerse yourself in the melting pot of cultures between the harbour, African market and the old town. The excursion Mindelo and Baia das Gatas* offers you unspoilt nature: enjoy a fantastic view of the town and the bizarre lava formations in the “Bay of Cats”. The raw charm of Porto Novo on Santo Antao – the island of mountains, wind and water – accompanies you on your Tour of Discovery: A Hike on the Trail of Sugar Cane*. An Island Tour* is recommended for those who choose to relax as they take in the lush natural surroundings and bizarre valleys. Peace also abounds in Sal Rei on Boa Vista with its enchanting, colourful house facades in colonial style. The Pristine Boa Vista* excursion tours the northern part of the island en route for Espingueira – the electricity in this pioneering fishing village is generated entirely from the energy of the sun and wind.

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    Ilhas de Sotavento – Leeward Group (Brava , Fogo , Maio , Santiago)

    Colonial Past on Fertile Land
    Arriving in Brava, you are welcomed by the most flower-covered island in Cape Verde. Furna, its harbour, was constructed in a flooded volcanic crater, protected by high walls of rock. Spectacular vistas over landscapes and the sea are guaranteed on an Island tour* or a Hike in the Faja de Agua*, constantly revealing fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Delightful, impressive, colonial – just some of the words to describe Ponta de Vale de Cavaleiros on the volcanic island of Fogo. An Island Tour with Hike in the Caldera* will take you up as high as 1,600 metres and to a stimulating wine tasting. Succumb to the charms of the picturesque capital during a city walk/tour through Sao Filipe* with its pretty colonial houses. At the easternmost point of the archipelago, remote and sleepy, lies Maio. The island’s kilometre-long beach invites you to relax and go for a swim before you head for Santiago, the biggest of the Cape Verde islands, where a programme of cultural contrasts awaits. In Praia, monuments from glorious seafaring times and city districts with urban flair await you. Here you can give free rein to your spirit of exploration: the excursions Ribeira Grande and Island Tour* or Impressions of Praia and Cidade Velha*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take you on the trail of the Portuguese colonial era. Still buzzing after this wealth of cultural experiences and natural attractions, the HANSEATIC sets course for Dakar, where your unforgettable expedition comes to an end.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Sal/Cape Verde Islands, Arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight Sal - Munich

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Dakar/Senegal, Arrival 6.00 hrs
    Day room
    Scheduled flight Dakar – Frankfurt

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Arrival in Munich

    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: NATURE ADVENTURE IN MADEIRA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DAKAR – DISCOVERIES IN THE AFRICAN METROPOLIS

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

    A specialist in volcanology amongst the team of experts

    As a science journalist, the graduate geologist and volcanologist Christof Hug-Fleck

    has travelled almost all over the world on more than 130 excursions.

    Having published numerous books on geoscience, he will be offering

    illuminating insights into why the volcanic landscapes make fascinating

    chapters in the story of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.


    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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