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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1601
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (22 days)
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Expedition Antarctica - The world’s southernmost nursery

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1601

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

22 days (0 days cruise only)

    Welcome the offspring of seals, penguins and seabirds in the world of endless ice. The atmospheric light of the polar midsummer produces unforgettable natural scenes. Marvel at the cycle of life against the backdrop of enormous glaciers and icebergs, deep fjords and bays on your numerous Zodiac rides.


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

    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
    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    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.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    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 see elephant seals fighting over a harem or observe gentoo penguins and thousands of king penguins breeding and raising their young. 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.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

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

    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 in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas research station (subject to authorisation). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.

    Breathtaking: Weddell Sea, South Shetland Islands and 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 endure. 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: glaciers tower hundreds of metres above and snow-covered mountains line the bay in which icebergs as high as houses float. The team of experts accompanying you will open up new fields of knowledge and will visit the Antarctic continent with you if the weather and ice conditions permit landing. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m high line the strait of water and seem to be almost within reach as a mystical tranquillity prevails. The HANSEATIC will then head for the Penola Strait and set course for the most southerly point of your expedition. Where will it be? The end of your cruise will once again reveal to you the full beauty of the Antarctic: drifting icebergs, glaciated mountain summits – and with a bit of luck, you might spot a whale amongst the waves. Passage through the Neumayer-Kanal 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.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

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

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    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.

     

     

    A history specialist in the team of experts

    Among the many interests of Dr Arne Kertelhein, historian and author of various specialist books, are the dramatic expeditions of the great polar explorers. His extremely captivating lectures focus on the challenges and nature of the polar world of extremes.


    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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