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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1502
16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018 (22 days)
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Antarctica Expedition - The Miracle of Life in a Cold Wasteland

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1502

16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018

22 days (0 days cruise only)

    During a brief summer, the Antarctic offers breathtaking opportunities to observe new life in the interminable ice. Thousands of penguins, seals and sea birds are busy rearing their young – a dream come true for you, the nature-loving explorer. On thrilling Zodiac rides and landings, you can experience this glittering wonderland from very close quarters.


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

    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

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

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    Relaxation at sea

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    Falkland Islands

    Fascinating Falkland Islands
    Not until 1690 did anyone step foot on the Falkland Islands, and it took until 1764 before the first settlement was formed. That may be due to the windy, cold climate – in which, however, rockhopper and Magellan penguins feel decidedly at home. Nor are they alone: more than 60 native bird species soar through the skies, including the endemic Falkland pipit and the caracara. The only “town” on the Falkland Islands to this very day is Stanley. The houses and small gardens of this former whaling and sealing station are a Victorian delight.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    South Georgia

    Intensive observations in the wildlife paradise of South Georgia
    Flexible, spontaneous and impressive: the Zodiacs are in use several times a day to enable expeditionary experiences and wildlife sightings that take your breath away. Take standing in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins, for example. Hundreds of thousands of these animals populate the slopes and coasts of the island. During spectacular landings on three intensive days, including at Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour, you will encounter fur seals and elephant seals on the beaches along the craggy coastline, while black-browed albatrosses and giant petrels nest in the rocks. Renowned experts including biologists, geologists or glaciologist will accompany you and add new dimensions to your unique natural experiences by revealing surprising details.

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    Relaxation at sea

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

    Or they will bring to life the pioneering days of Antarctic research: in the former whaling station Grytviken you will visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton and remember the heroic efforts with which this man once rescued his team. To find out how modern polar researchers work, you will be travelling to the South Orkney Islands where, weather permitting, you will visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in the Antarctic, the Argentinian station Orcadas (subject to permission). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.

    Thrilling moments in the ice: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
    Where weather and ice dictate the route, only a genuine expedition ship such as the HANSEATIC can guarantee you the full Antarctic experience. It is small, manoeuvrable and, thanks to its highest ice class for passenger ships, even capable of sailing through drift and pack ice. The ship clears its inexorable path in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will experience moments of magic when, for example, the Zodiacs bring you to Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea to view thousands of Adelie penguins close up. Or when cruising in the Antarctic Sound, where huge tabular icebergs drift silently through the water. Every day on board passes in the spirit of daring pioneers, such as Otto Nordenskjöld, who once endured great hardship to explore this remote region. With their many years of experience in the polar regions of this world, the captain, crew and the well-versed experts in various specialised fields will provide you with enthralling expedition experiences that you will never forget. For instance, you can bathe in hot springs along the black lava beaches of Deception Island. Or marvel at the wonders of Paradise Bay. With the Zodiacs, you will glide past sparkling icebergs to majestic, lofty glacial towers, the crevices of which glow blue. If the ice and weather conditions permit a landing, you will be able to set foot on the Antarctic mainland – an exceptionally moving moment during your expedition. Next your journey takes you further south and through the narrow Lemaire Channel where spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the most beautiful shipping passages in the world. In the Penola Strait, the excitement on board rises yet again. How far to the south can the HANSEATIC actually sail? A question that can only be answered from on board when you get there. Yet one thing is certain, the landings with the Zodiacs will reveal to you the full beauty of this Antarctic wonderland between huge colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins. The passage through the Neumayer Channel then serves up the grand finale with panoramic views of amazing glaciers. In the midst of icebergs as high as a house, it is easy to be amazed – and all the more difficult to take your leave.

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    Sailing through the Drake Passage

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    Ushuaia/Argentina, Arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Buenos Aires
    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Arrival in Germany

    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: IGUACU

    A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on weather and ice conditions.

    A specialist in polar history amongst the team of experts

    Among the many interests of Dr Arne Kertelhein,

    historian and author of various specialist books, are the expeditions

    of the great polar explorers. He has a special passion for old

    expedition reports and historical maps. These original sources are key

    to his stimulating talks on the Antarctic.


    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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