On board MS HANSEATIC from Fiji to Tahiti
Expedition South Seas - Pearls from the South Seas treasure chest
Gather a wealth of natural impressions on the turquoise ocean. Famous island treasures and seldom-visited gems of discovery come one after the other on this HANSEATIC route. Lush, green rainforest, bizarre coral gardens and white dreamlike beaches – which often can only be reached in the Zodiacs.
from Fiji to Tahiti
|Cruise dates:||from 08.11.2016 to 28.11.2016 (21 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Tue, 08.11.2016 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Singapore
| Wed, 09.11.2016 |
Connecting flight to Sydney
| Thu, 10.11.2016 |
City tour with lunch
| Fri, 11.11.2016 |
Scheduled flight to Lautoka/Fiji, departure 21.00 hrs
| Sat, 12.11.2016 |
- Sun, 13.11.2016
Fiji (Ovalau , Fulanga )
Dream destinations ahoy
| Mon, 14.11.2016 |
- Wed, 16.11.2016
Tonga (Nuku’alofa, cruising off Tofua, Ha’apai Group , Vava’u )
The last Polynesian monarchy
| Thu, 17.11.2016 |
- Fri, 18.11.2016
Samoa (Upolu, Savai’i )
In the 19th century, the colonial powers’ interest in Samoa grew as a result of copra, the raw material from which coconut oil is extracted. For passionate explorers, however, the real riches can be found in the beautiful fairy-tale landscape, such as the black beaches and green vegetation of Upolu. You can discover its unknown side in the capital of Apia and the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum*. At the summit of Mount Vaea, which sits above the city, you will find the last resting place of author Robert Louis Stevenson. The neighbouring island of Savai’i, the largest island in the archipelago, demonstrates the more peaceful side of the South Seas with picturesque beaches and palm forests. Here, you will gain insights into traditional village life* and Samoan culture. According to legend, the local deity Tui Fiti, who is invisible to the native people, occasionally appears to foreign visitors. Perhaps you will be one of the chosen few? Spectacular contrasts are provided by impressions of Savai’i island* with a “history book” of volcanology, left behind by the eruption of Matavanu at the start of the 20th century with igneous lava flows and tubes.
| Sat, 19.11.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 19.11.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 20.11.2016 |
- Tue, 22.11.2016
Cook Islands (Rarotonga , Aitutaki Atoll )
Heaven on earth and underwater
| Wed, 23.11.2016 |
Bora Bora/Society Islands/French Polynesia
Epitome of South Seas dreams
| Thu, 24.11.2016 |
The beauty of Raiatea, the cradle of Polynesian civilisation, stems from its rocky coasts, steep summits, lush vegetation and dreamlike lagoons. On a canoe trip on the Faaroa* river, you can wonder at the green spirit of the island as you pass hibiscus, bamboo and purau trees.
| Fri, 25.11.2016 |
Moorea is another wonderful example of South Seas romanticism. Its lagoon gleams blue and green and colourful flowers light up the countryside. The white beach will entice you to unwind. Explore the impressive island of Moorea* with its pineapple plantations, Mount Rotui and traces of old stone temples. And walking the Three Coconut Trees Pass* through the exotic natural surroundings is certain to provide more unique South Seas moments to round off your HANSEATIC expedition.
| Sat, 26.11.2016 |
| Sun, 27.11.2016 |
| Mon, 28.11.2016 |
Arrival in Germany
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
** Depending on the flight schedule, a change to the travel arrangements to the cruise departure point may be necessary.
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on 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: LOMANI ISLAND RESORT – YOUR SOUTH SEAS HIDEAWAY
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: DOWN UNDER: SYDNEY AND AYERS ROCK
A geology specialist in the team of experts
For Dr Hans-Joachim Lauenstein, the more inhospitable the landscape and the more foreign the culture, the better. Having studied mineralogy and geology, he will enchant you with extraordinary presentations about the Pacific Ocean.