On board MS HANSEATIC from Kangerlussuaq to Bremerhaven
Expedition to West and East Greenland - Welcome to the world of the Inuit
Follow the lure of the Arctic. The HANSEATIC combines western and eastern Greenland into one intensive experience. Breathtaking natural backdrops, polar wildlife and fascinating Inuit culture are just waiting to be discovered on a route where Zodiacs are used almost daily.
from Kangerlussuaq to Bremerhaven
|Cruise dates:||from 13.09.2015 to 30.09.2015 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Sun, 13.09.2015 |
Charter flight Hamburg – Kangerlussuaq
| Mon, 14.09.2015 |
- Fri, 18.09.2015
Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq , Ilulissat Disko Bay ,
Western coast of Greenland – naturally beautiful
| Sat, 19.09.2015 |
Passage through Prins Christian Sund
Greenland’s impassable east
| Sun, 20.09.2015 |
- Thu, 24.09.2015
Eastern coast of Greenland (Skjoldungen Sound , Ammassalik , Ittoqqortoormiit , cruising in Scoresbysund)
Skjoldungen Sound will also bring you close to the wonders of creation. Again, the Zodiacs will take to the water with a good chance of seeing some whales. The landing on Ammassalik will show you how people survive under extreme climatic conditions. The ancient Inuit culture remains particularly untouched on the long-forgotten and isolated eastern coast of Greenland. Their way of life will win you over through song and dance as well as husky and kayak displays. The inhabitants of Ittoqqortoormiit, a small settlement in a high Arctic paradise of snow and ice, live in complete isolation. This is also home to whales and musk oxen, the area’s heraldic animal, which you might be lucky enough to see. Cruising Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, the HANSEATIC promises unforgettable panoramas with mountains more than 2,000 m high and calving glaciers – a true premiere.
| Fri, 25.09.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 26.09.2015 |
The treasures of North Atlantic islands
| Sun, 27.09.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 28.09.2015 |
Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain
Even from the sea, the Scottish Orkney Islands give an idea of their fascinating secrets – a mystical aura surrounds the rough and imposing steep cliffs. What was the purpose of the formidable Ring of Brodgar – a huge stone circle erected in around 2700 BCE near what is now the main town of Kirkwall? What was life like in the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae? An excursion to discover the historical treasures of the Orkneys* will allow you to explore these UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
| Tue, 29.09.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
Your journey to Bremerhaven will give you plenty of time to decide which waters provided your best experiences. The island world of the Atlantic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea or the North Sea – the HANSEATIC offers something that will appeal to everyone.
| Wed, 30.09.2015 |
Bremerhaven, arrival 6.00 hrs
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
** Depending on the flight plan, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure.
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on 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:
EXTENSION: HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE
An ethnology specialist in the team of experts
Dietmar Neitzke studied ethnology, religion, geography and empirical cultural science. He is passionate about understanding foreign world views and mindsets. This museum educator from the Linden-Museum Stuttgart will paint a living portrait of polar cultures for you.