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MS HANSEATIC - from Nome to Otaru
Cruise HAN1617
16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015 (20 days)
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16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

Expedition Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands - The colossal character of Russia’s natural world

MS HANSEATIC - from Nome to Otaru

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Cruise HAN1617

16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

20 days (0 days cruise only)

    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.


    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

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Vancouver
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Charter flight to Nome/Alaska
    Departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Crossing the International Date Line (one day will be lost)

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Chukotka/Russia (Provideniya, Achen Lagoon , Preobrazhenya Bay , Gavriila Bay , passing Cape Navarin)

    The unknown land of the Chukchis
    Become one of the few people to explore the remote habitat of whales, sea birds, walruses and seals first-hand. Provideniya, the first stop in Chukotka, can only be reached by water or air. The city’s museum will provide insights into the lives of the Chukchi people, which is traditionally shaped by fishing, hunting and breeding reindeer. One of many Zodiac rides and landings on this cruise will take you to Achen Lagoon to walk through the tundra, where you might spot the first of many bear tracks. Keep an eye out for whales, which can surface at any time – and not just on the way to Preobrazhenya Bay. You will be able to watch various sea and wading birds on a landing at Gavriila Bay and when the HANSEATIC passes Cape Navarin. Now your adventure is truly under way.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Kamchatka (including Anastasia Bay , Natalii Bay , Bogoslova Island , Verkhoturova , Bering Island , Zhupanova River , Petropavlovsk)

    Fire and fascination in Kamchatka
    Volcanoes and geysers, cliffs and dense forests with crystal-clear rivers in which brown bears hunt for food. Here, the flexibility, experience and pioneering spirit of our crew will combine to provide the best spots for viewing animals and the scenery – for example, in Anastasia Bay, where the landscape glows in the most beautiful autumn colours when the weather is good. Sea birds glide alongside the ship, and with luck you will see an albatross circling overhead. You might even see some more whales in Natalii Bay and off Verkhoturova. The bird-inhabited cliffs of Bogoslova Island, home to horned puffins, tufted puffins, thick-billed murres and common murres, are a paradise for ornithologists. During a Zodiac landing in Komandor Bay on Bering, you can visit the grave of the famous explorer and discover the local culture in the typical village of Nikolskoje with our experts. On the Zhupanova River, you have a good chance of spotting brown bears and Steller’s sea eagles. To marvel at the spectacle of sulphur springs and geysers from the perspective of the sea eagle, you will set out from Petropavlovsk on a helicopter flight to the Valley of Geysers*. Even the flight to Nalychevo Nature Park* promises breathtaking panoramas and bathing in the hot springs. Alternatively, a ride in an all-terrain vehicle and hike up the Avacha volcano* will reward you with fantastic views.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Kuril Islands (including Shumshu , Atlasova , Lovushka Islands, Matua , Yankicho (Ushishir) ()

    Kuril Islands and Sakhalin – pristine nature in faraway Asia
    Overgrown volcanic cones shimmer through the mist and the spray thunders against steep cliffs: the Kuril Islands remain pristine territory to be explored in the Zodiacs. Enjoy overwhelming natural spectacles and exciting animal observations – including sea otters in the kelp forests off the island of Shumshu. The ancient forces that once created this landscape of contrasts lend significance to the volcano Alaid on Atlasova. At over 2,000 m in height, it is the highest in the Kuril Islands. The basalt coast of the Lovushka Islands, which you will discover while cruising, provide a protected habitat for marine mammals and sea birds. Matua, home to massive alder forests, is dominated by one of the most active volcanoes. You can press on in the Zodiacs to the heart of a steep caldera on Yankicho if the weather is good. Sakhalin will be one of the highlights in the Sea of Okhotsk.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Tyuleny/Sakhalin

    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.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Otaru/Japan, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Journey to Sapporo
    Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Sapporo to Tokyo to Frankfurt

    Pre & Post-Program 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: VANCOUVER – THE CANADIAN WAY OF LIFE ON THE PACIFIC
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ROCKY MOUNTAINS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA

    * 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.

    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.


    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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    Additional included services

    The Cruise Price Includes

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, late morning bouillon, lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with pastries, midnight snack)
    • All landings or rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included)
    • Experienced experts give lectures, provide in-depth answers to questions about the cruising area and accompany Zodiac landings
    • Champagne awaits you in your cabin on your day of arrival
    • Mini bar filled with soft drinks in the cabin (refilled daily)
    • Flat screen, DVD player and Wi-Fi in every cabin. On the HANSEATIC, these also provide access to your private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (without attachments) free of charge
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a Germanand English-speaking service crew on board
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of the Amazon, the Arctic and Antarctica as well as expedition maps
    • Information about the port or destination (when available) in the cabin in the form of pocket-size travel guides
    • Depending on the destination, warm parkas and rubber boots as well as snorkelling equipment, Nordic Walking poles and bicycles are provided on loan on board both expedition ships (subject to availability)
    • Free use of all on-board facilities (except services of the photo shop, hairdresser, massage, boutique, Internet)
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Travel cancellation expenses insurance
    • Bankruptcy insurance
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