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MS HANSEATIC - from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Cruise HAN1421
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (0 days)
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Antarctica expedition - set course for ice-blue fascination

from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires

Cruise HAN1421

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Follow in the footsteps of legendary polar researchers, who achieved real heroics in bizarre landscapes. Surrounded by massive glaciers and icebergs, experience an entirely individual adventure. On numerous excursions and Zodiac landings you will become an explorer of a fascinating world, in which whales, elephant seals and vast colonies of penguins grant you unforgettable moments.


    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.

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    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, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Falkland Islands ?

    Fascinating bird paradise of the Falkland Islands 
    The Zodiac fleet will be launched for the first time to head into the Falkland Islands. On multiple landings, experts accompany you on walking tours through the dwarf shrubs and grasses, which are typical of the islands. Marvel at the head-high tussock grass and the diverse species of the bird kingdom: rockhopper and Magellanic penguins welcome you, and there is also the chance of seeing black-bellied storm petrels, silver teals, albatrosses or peregrine falcons. In Stanley, the small island capital with a British atmosphere greets you.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    South Georgia ??

    South Georgia – in the kingdom of the king penguins
    Flexible, spontaneous, impressive: the Zodiacs are used several times a day to make it possible for you to enjoy breathtaking expedition experiences and wildlife observation. For instance, when you come upon a vast colony of king penguins. Thousands upon thousands of these animals populate the slopes and the shores of the island. On sensational landings on three intensive days, including in Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour, you will also encounter fur and elephant seals on the beaches of the rugged coasts, whilst the black-browed albatrosses and giant petrels nest in the rocks. Renowned experts, including biologists, geologists and glaciologists, accompany you and intensify the unique experiences in nature with surprising details. Or bring the pioneering days of Antarctic research to life: in the former whaling station Grytviken, visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton and remember the heroic efforts with which this man once saved his team.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

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

    Thrilling moments in ice: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
    Where the weather and ice dictates the route, only a true expedition ship like the HANSEATIC guarantees the full Antarctic experience: small, agile and, thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships, able to travel through drift ice and pack ice. Relentlessly, the ship breaks its way through towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience magical moments when the Zodiacs take you – for instance, on Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea – close to thousands of Adelie penguins. Or when cruising in the Antarctic Sound, where mighty table icebergs drift silently through the water. Every day on board is in the spirit of bold pioneers such as Otto Nordenskjöld, who once explored this remote region at great hardship. With their long-standing experience in the polar regions of the world, the captain, crew and adept experts in various specialist areas will enable you to enjoy expedition experiences that you will never forget. These include the opportunity to bathe in hot springs in the black lava beaches of Deception Island, or marvel at the wonders of Paradise Bay: on the Zodiacs, you will pass shimmering icebergs towards majestic, towering glaciers, whose tips blaze a brilliant blue. If the ice and weather conditions permit a landing, you will have the chance to set foot on the Antarctic mainland – a particularly grand moment of your expedition. Further south, you travel through the narrow Lemaire Channel: sensational peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the most beautiful ship passages in the world.

    In the PENOLA STRAIT, the excitement on board increases once again: how far can the HANSEATIC advance southwards? A question that can only be answered on board. But you are certain to enjoy the full beauty of this Antarctic world of wonder on final landings with the Zodiacs between large colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins. Travelling through the NEUMAYER CHANNEL reveals even more fantastic glacier panoramas. Amidst icebergs as high as a house, it is easy to be amazed – and even harder to bid farewell.

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    Travelling through the Drake Passage

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    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    charter flight to Buenos Aires
    overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

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    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Arrival in Germany

    A change in 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.

    Geology specialist in the expert team

    Even during her studies, the calving glaciers at both poles of the globe piqued the interest of Heike Fries.

    The earth scientist has spent her summers and winters here since 2001.

    She is able to convey her passion for the glaciers and icebergs of the

    Antarctic in presentations on board and trips ashore.


    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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