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MS HANSEATIC - from Bali to Fiji
Cruise HAN1620
16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015 (23 days)
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16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

Expedition Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands - A paradise from a different age

MS HANSEATIC - from Bali to Fiji

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Cruise HAN1620

16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

23 days (0 days cruise only)

    Be surprised by these enchanting, remote islands. The HANSEATIC and Zodiacs will take you to exotic worlds that remain inaccessible to most people. Foreign cultures, untouched nature, secluded beaches and colourful underwater life. Paradises on the edge of civilisation.


    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 € 600

     

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1621.

     

     

    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 Frankfurt to Denpasar

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Small Sunda Islands (Sumba , Komodo )

    On the trail of mysterious cultures
    Packed with experiences, your expedition days will be shaped by a variety of sensory impressions in the sprawling island realm of Indonesia. Get to within touching distance of the last living megalithic culture, the ancestor veneration of the Marapu religion and fascinating rituals on Sumba. Your discoveries will be underlined by the cries of native bird species such as the citron-crested cockatoo. Unforgettable impressions of Kodi* will be provided by a traditional welcome ceremony and the Pasola ritual. On Komodo, the fabled Komodo dragons naturally command respect. Accompanied by experienced rangers, you will set out on the hunt for the earth’s “last dragons” in the national park. Up to 3 m long and 140 kg in weight, these creatures are truly a sight to behold.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    West New Guinea (Arguni , Waigeo (cruise), Wayag Island )

    Arguni’s labyrinth of overgrown limestone islands will take you back in time. From the Zodiacs, you will be able to marvel at the rock paintings located just a few metres above the sea and which are around 3,000 years old. Here, the clock ticks somewhat differently: the Rajah of Arguni, who controls visits to the rocks, may have something to do with this. Take a Zodiac ride to discover the timeless beauty of the rock formations rising up out of the water and the mangrove bays of Waigeo. The agile inflatable boats will also allow you to explore Wayag Island. Glide over crystal-clear water to enjoy the picturesque backdrop on the small sandy beach.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Manim, Numfoor

    Equipped with flippers and diving masks, explore the coral reef full of colourful fish. Manim is a snorkelling paradise. Let our experts provide you with fascinating information about diversity of the coral gardens – an extremely sensitive ecosystem. They will also hone your eye on Numfoor when you visit the typical village of Baruki. The friendly inhabitants who live in simple wooden huts are just as curious about foreign cultures as you are.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Papua New Guinea (Wewak , Kopar )

    Wilderness and adventure in the land of volcanoes
    Papua New Guinea’s various natural attractions leave even the most experienced globetrotters speechless: primeval mountain peaks, smoking volcanic cones, crystal-clear water and islands packed with mangrove forests and palm trees. The country contains around 750 tribes with just as many languages and a number of cultural legends. Away from the usual tourist routes, you will learn about coastal life in Wewak. Travelling in typical buses, you will gather impressions of Wewak* – from picturesque panoramas of the surrounding islands to personal insights into city life. One particularly impressive day will see you delve deep into forest life on the Sepik River. Perhaps you will encounter the typical dugout canoes, or a Papuan hornbill. In the Zodiacs, you will travel down narrow tributaries to the village of Kopar, where you will be greeted by the inhabitants adorned with leaves, feathers and shells to perform a welcome dance.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Rabaul

    The fascinating features produced by the underground power of fire will be evident when you arrive in the harbour of Rabaul: numerous volcanoes surround the city and once buried large parts of the “Pacific Pompeii” under ash and dust. Find out more when you explore Rabaul and its history*. Your enthusiasm will also be ignited by the Solomon Islands. A world that seems long forgotten: untouched beaches, old tribal rites and friendly inhabitants. And don’t forget about bathing and snorkelling in the turquoise sea!

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Solomon Islands (Pirumeri Island , Santa Ana Island , Utupua )

    The inhabitants of the small Pirumeri Island will welcome you in style. Immerse yourself in the lives of the islanders and be enchanted by their dancing and song. On the beach of Santa Ana Island, “warriors” painted with clay and brandishing spears will perform an unusual welcome ceremony. You will also be touched by the friendly nature of the people on Utupua – not to mention the diverse coral reef that surrounds the island. This unique expedition will bring you particularly close to these far-removed worlds – and not just in terms of geography.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Lautoka/Fiji, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight to Sydney
    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Sydney to Singapore to Frankfurt

    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:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BALI – ISLAND OF THE GODS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LOMANI ISLAND RESORT – YOUR SOUTH SEAS HIDEAWAY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: DOWN UNDER: SYDNEY AND AYERS ROCK

    * 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

    Biologist Wolfgang Bittmann has travelled around the world over 100 times as a guide, diver and photographer. He lived on the Galapagos Islands for three years, he is a former national park guide, he has been involved in underwater TV documentaries, and he has published travel guides for nature lovers. Besides information on his specialist field, he can also give you tips on how to take the perfect photo.


    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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