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MS HANSEATIC - from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Cruise HAN1603
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (23 days)
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Expedition Antarctica - White paradise – limitless experiences

from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Cruise HAN1603

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

23 days (0 days cruise only)

    Discover a world in which great natural wonders, fascinating wildlife and pure expedition experiences make your day. Set sail for spectacular icy landscapes in the footsteps of researchers and adventurers. The numerous Zodiac rides will bring you particularly close to this white paradise and its residents, including penguins, seals, seabirds and whales.


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

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 800

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1604.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Those travelling on their own do not pay the single cabin surcharge in categories 2 – 5.

    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

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula , South Orkney Islands

    Breathtaking: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
    From the very start, look forward 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. 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.

    In the footsteps of legendary explorers
    The further south your journey takes you, the more impressed you will be by the endless white world surrounding you on all sides. One particularly moving moment during your expedition will be sailing through the Neumayer-Kanal, which serves up panoramic views of amazing glaciers. In the Penola Strait, you can expect spectacular landings with the Zodiacs and close encounters with animals such as Adelie and gentoo penguins, fur seals and petrels. With a little luck, majestic whales will take centre stage. Further north, 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.

    Brown Bluff will take your breath away as it rises up before you, with its more than 700 m high brown tuff cliffs standing proud between two mighty glaciers. This panorama is accompanied by the cries of countless kelp gulls as well as cape and snow petrels. The Zodiacs will bring you ashore so that you can get acquainted with the Adelie penguins that live here in a large colony. A hike along the coast and explanations from the experts on the biology of the colony and the geology of the island promise to provide fascinating insights. 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 see majestic icebergs off Signy Island.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    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. Renowned experts, including biologists, geologists and glaciologists, will accompany you and add new dimensions to your unique natural experiences by revealing surprising details. Or they will bring to life the pioneering days of Antarctic research: 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.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Stanley/Falkland Islands

    A little bit of England on the Falkland Islands
    Victorian houses in the middle of the South Atlantic – visit British territory on a trip to Stanley. Take a natural history tour along the coast with the experts or visit the world’s southernmost Anglican church. A picturesque final act that emphasises the diverse experiences of this unique expedition. You will look back on these wonderlands with pleasure.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Buenos Aires/Argentina, arrival 18.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    City tour
    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 Arctic. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

     

     

    A biology specialist in the team of experts

    For over 20 years, Sylvia Stevens, an animal photographer and conservationist, has been accompanying expeditions to the Antarctic. She will enthuse you with facts about how animals live in these remote regions as she recounts her experiences in presentations and as part of excursions.


    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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