On board MS HANSEATIC from Nome to Otaru
Expedition Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands - The colossal character of Russia’s natural world
A wilderness of wonders – board the HANSEATIC and immerse yourself in unspoilt natural treasures and the history of former Russian exclusion zones. Nomadic culture, remnants of the Soviet era and fascinating wildlife sightings will give you a new understanding of the Russian soul.
from Nome to Otaru
|Cruise dates:||from 10.09.2016 to 01.10.2016 (20 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Sat, 10.09.2016 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Vancouver
| Sun, 11.09.2016 |
Charter flight to Nome/Alaska
| Mon, 12.09.2016 |
Crossing the International Date Line (one day will be lost)
| Tue, 13.09.2016 |
- Thu, 15.09.2016
Chukotka/Russia (Provideniya, Achen Lagoon , Preobrazhenya Bay , Gavriila Bay , passing Cape Navarin)
The unknown land of the Chukchis
| Fri, 16.09.2016 |
- Sat, 24.09.2016
Kamchatka (including Anastasia Bay , Natalii Bay , Bogoslova Island , Verkhoturova , Bering Island , Zhupanova River , Petropavlovsk)
Fire and fascination in Kamchatka
| Sun, 25.09.2016 |
- Tue, 27.09.2016
Kuril Islands (including Shumshu , Atlasova , Lovushka Islands, Matua , Yankicho (Ushishir) ()
Kuril Islands and Sakhalin – pristine nature in faraway Asia
| Wed, 28.09.2016 |
Off the east coast, land on the island of Tyuleny in the Zodiacs. Its beaches are home to huge colonies of seals and Steller sea lions, and its jagged cliffs are populated by innumerable common murres. Just as the animals have commandeered a hotel from the Soviet era, the fascinating nature of the Far East will capture your imagination – on this unique expedition with the HANSEATIC.
| Thu, 29.09.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 30.09.2016 |
Otaru/Japan, arrival 7.00 hrs
| Sat, 01.10.2016 |
Scheduled flight from Sapporo to Tokyo to Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
Zodiac rides and landings on this expedition are subject to official approval and it may be necessary to alter the itinerary. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and the local 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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: VANCOUVER – THE CANADIAN WAY OF LIFE ON THE PACIFIC
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ROCKY MOUNTAINS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA
A biology specialist in the team of experts
Dr Monika Steinhof, a lecturer, studied biology and archaeo-botany. Her main interest is natural landscapes and how they are used and changed by the people and animals living there. In her presentations on biodiversity, you will find her enthusiasm for the ingenuity of nature infectious.