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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1600
26.04.2018 - 26.04.2018 (23 days)
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Expedition Antarctica - A festive period surrounded by endless ice

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1600

26.04.2018 - 26.04.2018

23 days (0 days cruise only)

    A gift for your pioneering spirit: join us on board the HANSEATIC and on numerous Zodiac trips for an exciting Christmas period such as you have never experienced before – in the midst of a spectacular natural setting of glaciers and icebergs and in the company of penguins, seals and whales. Start the new year with spectacular views and breathtaking insights. The Antarctic will guarantee some unforgettable moments.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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
    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Falkland Islands

    A fascinating bird paradise – the Falkland Islands
    The Zodiac fleet will be lowered to the water for the first time on Christmas Eve to head for the Falkland Islands. During several landings, our 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 Magellanic 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. In Stanley, you will be welcomed to the small island capital with its very British charm.

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    South Georgia

    South Georgia – realm of the king penguins
    Flexible, spontaneous and impressive: the Zodiacs are used 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 over three intensive days, including in Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour, you will encounter fur seals and sedate elephant seals on the beaches along the craggy coastline, while black-browed albatrosses and giant petrels make their nests in among the rocks. In the former Grytviken whaling station, you will visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton and remember the heroic efforts with which this man once rescued his team.

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

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

    You will learn about the work of modern polar researchers on the South Orkney Islands, where, weather permitting, you will visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in the Antarctic, the Argentinian Orcadas station (subject to authorisation). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.

    Pure adventure: Weddell Sea, South Shetland Islands and 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 ice floes and pack ice. The ship clears its inexorable path in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience magical moments when the Zodiacs take you ashore, for example on Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea, bringing you right up close to thousands of Adelie penguins. 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 topics will provide you with enthralling expedition experiences that you will never forget. For instance, on the black volcanic beaches of Deception Island, you can take in the impressive view of the caldera. 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. Further south, your journey takes you through the narrow Lemaire Channel: spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the world’s most beautiful shipping passages. In the Penola Strait, 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 last landings with the Zodiacs will enable you to enjoy the full beauty of this Antarctic wonderland between huge colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins. Passage through the Neumayer-Kanal then serves up the grand finale with panoramic views of amazing glaciers.

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Cape Horn/Chile

    The legendary Cape Horn makes for a memorable end to your cruise. If the weather is good and the currents are favourable, there will be a last landing with the Zodiacs. Then it will be time for you to look back on an unforgettable Antarctic expedition.

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

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

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

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    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    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 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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