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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1523
20.07.2018 - 20.07.2018 (21 days)
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Expedition Antarctica - Fulfil one of your life-long dreams

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1523

20.07.2018 - 20.07.2018

21 days (0 days cruise only)

    Memorable moments in the endless ice await you as you discover the wonders of the sixth continent on board the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs. Setting a course for adventure, you will travel deep into a region that can only be reached thanks to the ship’s highest ice class for passenger ships. Where other cruise ships have to turn about, the HANSEATIC will follow on the trail of famous explorers. Thanks to the expertise of the natural scientists on board, you can become a polar researcher yourself. Penguin colonies, schools of whales and flocks of seabirds are just some of the many fascinating life forms in this world of icebergs and glaciers – and which will help quell your longing for the legendary Antarctic.


    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.

    The highlights of 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
    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina,
    departure 22.00 hrs

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Falkland Islands

    Dream destination for birdwatchers: the Falkland Islands
    Board the Zodiacs of the HANSEATIC for the first time and discover a fascinating, abundant world of birds at close range. On several flexible landings, you will experience this unique ecosystem at first hand, joining experts to observe rockhopper and Magellanic Penguins, which share their habitat with kelp geese, black-browed albatrosses and steamer ducks. By contrast, the small capital of Stanley appears to be “very British”. Discover Victorian houses and the world’s southernmost Anglican church.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    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 animal 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 fur seals or elephant seals fighting over a harem. Whilst the king penguins incubate their eggs in a fold of their skin, gentoo penguins construct their nests out of little stones, which they often steal from one another. Prominent experts with extensive experience in the Antarctic will be able to tell you all about the fauna and flora. In Grytviken, for example, 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.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula

    Rediscover the Antarctic Peninsula
    The experienced crew will react flexibly and spontaneously to guarantee you unforgettable moments in the icy paradise of the Antarctic. However, nature will define exactly which fascinating discoveries await you – such as on an exciting Zodiac trip through the ice-covered Cierva Cove bay. With a little luck, you will be able to observe leopard seals and minke whales. The wonders of Paradise Bay are just as impressive. 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. Further south, your journey takes you through the narrow Lemaire Channel (depending on ice): spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the world’s most beautiful shipping passages. Now the excitement on board rises yet again. How far to the south can the HANSEATIC actually sail? This is a question that can only be answered on board when you get there. Yet one thing is certain: the landings with the Zodiacs will enable you to enjoy the full beauty of this Antarctic wonderland.

    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, depending on the ice conditions, through the Neumayer-Kanal with its amazing glaciers. The volcanic Deception Island is an unforgettable sight to bring your cruise to a close. The entrance into the caldera is an experience in itself. On the black volcanic beaches you can relax and enjoy the views over the mighty caldera. This is an impressive natural scene, which will add another highlight to the expedition.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Buenos Aires
    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 20.07.2018

    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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CHRISTMAS AT IGUACO FALLS

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

    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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