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MS HANSEATIC - from Manila to Bali
Cruise HAN1619
16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015 (17 days)
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16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

Expedition Philippines and Sulawesi - A kaleidoscope of South East Asian islands

MS HANSEATIC - from Manila to Bali

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Cruise HAN1619

16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

17 days (0 days cruise only)

    Mysterious rituals, magical cultures and lush vegetation full of exotic species – in the wide expanse of this tropical island world, every expedition day on board the HANSEATIC is an explosion of colour. Experience secluded beaches, exotic landscapes and welcoming people.


    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 400

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1620.


    Extend and save

     

    Get into the spirit for your South East Asian expedition (HAN1619) with a sea cruise at a special rate and come aboard in Otaru (sea cruise HAN1618). Enjoy the service and comfort on board the HANSEATIC with our extension offer and cruise for seven days at a particularly attractive rate and seize the opportunity to participate in our pre-cruise programmes in Japan as well.

     

     

    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

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Manila

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Manila/Philippines, departure 20.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Philippines (Pandan Islands , Malapascua , Tagbilaran)

    Little-known beauty of the Philippines
    According to legend, this archipelago was created by gods who were so delighted with the first island that they added several thousand more. Some of the most beautiful of the over 7,000 islands will be covered by your route on board the HANSEATIC, which thanks to its shallow draught will prove its expedition mettle in the shallow waters. On some of the Zodiac landings, you will feel like you are among the first people to discover a fascinating paradise. There is an exotic feel in the air, evoked by the scent of the palm trees on the Pandan Islands, for example. The leaves of these screw pines are used in South East Asian cooking, while the fruits are used in the beverage and perfume industries. The island is, quite simply, a sensory experience: walks in the rainforest, swimming off the white-sand beach or snorkelling above the reef, which is home to sea turtles and plenty of tropical fish. This will set the mood for your expedition days, which will continue in the secluded bays and idyllic fishing villages of the 2.5 km2 island of Malapascua. Enjoy an underwater Garden of Eden. The ocean will also provide plenty of surprises in the island province of Tagbilaran. What are assumed to be the remains of coral reefs which rose out of the sea long ago have created a landscape with around 1,200 dome-shaped hills. Marvel at the Chocolate Hills and Loboc River*, an emerald-green lifeline with overgrown shores. The sounds of exotic animals will form the backdrop to an adventurous kayak tour on the Abatan River*, which will lift the curtain on the jungle and provide an insight into the everyday lives of inhabitants.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Indonesia (Sulawesi Utara, Togian Islands , Banggai Islands )

    Very personal facets of Indonesia
    An ocean with around 17,000 islands and almost as many unforgettable moments awaits when the HANSEATIC explores tropical worlds. Your expedition will combine the lure of picturesque beaches and dazzling underwater worlds with the magic of traditional customs and rituals in the small villages. The warm climate and volcanic soil have produced a surprisingly diverse range of native animals and plants, as you will discover in the province of Sulawesi Utara, for example. From the coastal city of Bitung, you will embark on an evening excursion with local rangers to seek out nocturnal tarsiers in the Tangkoko jungle nature reserve*. The overgrown ficus forest houses over 230 species of bird as well as dwarf buffalo, babirusas, macaques and fruit bats. Traditional villages and nutmeg and coconut plantations will line your route to the Minahasa highlands*, home to an extremely musical people. A mystical atmosphere is created by limestone sarcophagi up to 2,000 years old, known as waruga. Between north and central Sulawesi, you will find the ideal spot for diving and snorkelling: the Togian Islands. The Zodiacs will once again be lowered into the crystal-clear water to allow you to explore the archipelago – for example, the private island of Bolilangga. This is a premiere destination for the HANSEATIC away from the mass tourism routes that you will share only with colourful marine creatures and perhaps some coconut crabs – the world’s largest species of land crab measuring up to 40 cm long and weighing 4 kg. The ring-shaped reefs are home to a range of colourful marine life, as are the coral reefs of Banggai Island, which is the home of the native cardinalfish. It is practically mandatory to make use of the snorkelling equipment while in this area. Be amazed as schools of fish pass by.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Komodo , Sumbawa )

    The magic of Flores is due mainly to its people, whose lives are still shaped by ancestor veneration and spirits. A visit to a traditional village* with a welcome ceremony and wedding ritual will provide fascinating insights into one of Indonesia’s more than 300 cultures. Komodo is home to primeval monitor lizards, which can reach up to 3 m in length and 140 kg in weight. In Sumbawa, the focus is on the Bugis and their boat-building expertise. Their self-built wooden boats demonstrate the cultural heritage of this seafaring people. Will you figure out how the Bugis have been building boats for centuries without the use of blueprints?

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Parepare/Sulawesi

    Starting from the small coastal town of Parepare, you will meet even more fascinating inhabitants on a scenic journey to Toraja*, where the people are famous for their spectacular funeral ceremonies: elaborate sarcophagi stand upright in burial chambers hewn into the rock and are “watched over” by the Tau Tau. The carved effigies represent the dead. This long excursion, which begins early and finishes late, is well worth the effort and highlights the core aim of your expedition: experiencing the inspiring facets of the kaleidoscope of worlds in South East Asia.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Day room
    Scheduled flight from Denpasar to Frankfurt

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Arrival in 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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BEACH DAYS ON BALI
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BALI – ISLAND OF THE GODS

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    A biology specialist in the team of experts

    Professor Dr. Oliver Krüger has won international renown in behavioural research and for studies into the evolution of reproduction strategies in birds and mammals. He will enthral you with his knowledge on board, in the Zodiacs and on 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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    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
    MS HANSEATIC - from Manila to Bali Expedition Philippines and Sulawesi - A kaleidoscope of South East Asian islands
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