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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1503
17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018 (23 days)
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Antarctic Expedition - Miracles Ahoy – the Rich Antarctic Wildlife

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1503

17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018

23 days (0 days cruise only)

    Your first sight of the thousands of penguins, mighty elephant seals, countless bird species and a wonderland in the endless ice will take your breath away. Surrounded by gigantic icebergs and majestic glaciers, you will discover spectacular landscapes and follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers.


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

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 500

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1504.

    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
    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Falkland Islands

    Fascinating paradise of birds – the Falkland Islands
    The Zodiac fleet will be lowered to the water ready to head for the Falkland Islands. During several landings, experts will accompany you on hikes through the dwarf shrubs and grasses that are typical of the islands. Marvel at the head-high tussock grass and the diversity of the bird world, where rockhopper and Magellan penguins bid you welcome; there is also a chance that black-bellied storm petrels, silver teal, albatrosses or peregrine falcons will suddenly appear before your very eyes. Stanley, the small island capital, welcomes you with British charm.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    South Georgia

    Unforgettable encounters in South Georgia 
    Three expedition days packed with great experiences lie ahead, when glaciated mountain summits on the horizon announce your approach to this unique wildlife paradise. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins live on the coasts and hillsides of the island and bring the stunning landscape to life. On up to three trips and landings each day with the Zodiacs, you can experience this rich animal kingdom up close, and discover elephant seals fighting over a harem or observe gentoo penguins and thousands of king penguins in their icy habitat. Prominent experts with extensive experience in the Antarctic will be able to tell you all about the fauna and flora. In Grytviken, you will be able to immerse yourself in the exciting history of polar exploration. Visit the tiny whalers’ church built in 1913, and the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose legendary Endurance expedition came to a fortunate end on South Georgia.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

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

    You will also gain an insight into the everyday lives of modern polar researchers on the South Orkney Islands where, weather permitting, you will be taken ashore in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas research station (subject to permission). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.

    Breathtaking: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
    Your expedition takes a direct route to adventure through the Weddell Sea to Paulet Island. The ice crunches and cracks around the ship’s reinforced bow, while it becomes ever more apparent just what strains the pioneers of polar exploration had to face. Where weather and ice conditions dictate the course, the experienced crew will react flexibly and spontaneously to guarantee you unforgettable moments in the wonderland of the Antarctic. The experience will make your day as the HANSEATIC continues on her southerly course. You can look forward, for example, to the caldera of Deception Island and the incomparable sight of Paradise Bay, where glaciers tower hundreds of metres above you and snow-capped peaks line the bay in which gigantic icebergs drift. The team of experts accompanying you will open up new fields of knowledge and even step onto the Antarctic continent with you – that is, if the weather and ice conditions permit a landing. One of the most spectacular shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel. Mountains up to 1,000 metres high hem in the strait of water and seem almost within reach, while a mystical tranquillity prevails.

    In the tracks of the original explorers of the Antarctic Circle
    The further south your journey takes you, the more impressed you will be by the endless whiteness surrounding you on all sides. Spectacular trips and landings with the Zodiacs will take you to enjoy unique close encounters with animals such as Adelie and gentoo penguins, fur seals and petrels. With luck, when you sail the Penola Strait you will sight majestic whales. The excitement on board increases as the ship approaches the Antarctic Circle. As the HANSEATIC continues on her southerly course, she will be able to take full advantage of her expertise in icy conditions. How far will the ship be able to forge ahead into this inaccessible region? In the clear air out on deck, a genuine pioneering spirit prevails, which will also accompany you on the route back north when you cruise through the Neumayer Channel with its amazing glaciers – a truly unforgettable sight that brings your unique Antarctic expedition to a close.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

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

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    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.

    Polar history specialist in the expert team

    Dr Arne Kertelhein, historian and author of various reference books, is interested in topics including the expeditions of the great polar researchers. His special passion lies in old expedition reports and historical maps. From these original sources, his thoroughly fascinating talks on the Antarctic come alive.


    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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