On board MS HANSEATIC from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Antarctica expedition - thrilling discoveries in the eternal ice
Fill the white spots on your personal world map with life, and uncover a deep fascination with Antarctica and its animal kingdom. On the Zodiacs, explore this vibrant white wilderness on the other side of civilisation. Glistening icebergs and tremendous glaciers create phenomenal panoramas whilst you see mighty elephant seals, other seal species and thousands of penguins.
from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
|Cruise dates:||from 05.11.2014 to 27.11.2014 (23 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Wed, 05.11.2014 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Thu, 06.11.2014 |
| Fri, 07.11.2014 |
- Sun, 09.11.2014
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 10.11.2014 |
Falkland Islands ?
The Falkland Islands: in the kingdom of birds
| Tue, 11.11.2014 |
- Wed, 12.11.2014
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 13.11.2014 |
- Sat, 15.11.2014
Gigantic king penguin colonies in South Georgia
| Sun, 16.11.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 17.11.2014 |
- Sat, 22.11.2014
South Shetland Islands ?, Antarctic Peninsula ?
In eternal ice: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
Your expedition leads you directly into an adventure. The ice crunches and cracks on the strengthened bow of the ship, and you get much more of an idea of what exertions 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 bring you unforgettable moments in the wondrous world of the Antarctic. The experience determines which day the HANSEATIC presses further south. The same applies to a spectacular stop in the white world of wonder of the sixth continent in Mikkelsen Harbour. Here, spot fur and Weddell seals and, with a little luck, even humpback whales. An incomparable view awaits you in Paradise Bay: the glaciers tower hundreds of metres high and snow-covered peaks surround the bay, where icebergs the size of a house float. Your accompanying expert team reveal new worlds of knowledge and set foot on the Antarctic mainland with you if the weather and ice conditions permit a landing. Regarded as being one of the most spectacular ship passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains of up to 1,000 metres high flank the waterway and appear within your reach, while a mystical calm prevails.
| Sun, 23.11.2014 |
Travelling through the Drake Passage
| Mon, 24.11.2014 |
Cape Horn/Chile ?
The memorable conclusion to your cruise is provided by the legendary Cape Horn, which was circumnavigated for the first time in 1616. A final landing with the Zodiacs will be possible in good weather and if the current is favourable. From the famous albatross monument, you will look back on an unforgettable Antarctic expedition.
| Tue, 25.11.2014 |
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Wed, 26.11.2014 |
| Thu, 27.11.2014 |
Arrival in Germany
A change of itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the weather and ice conditions.
= at anchor
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: BUENOS AIRES – THE PASSIONATE METROPOLIS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU
History specialist in the expert team
As a radio journalist, Dr Christine Reinke-Kunze has
travelled to all continents and, in doing so, discovered her passion
for the polar regions. Her experiences, which she has described in
numerous book publications, give you in-depth insights into the nature
and history of Antarctica.