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MS HANSEATIC - from Fiji to Tahiti
Cruise HAN1621
16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015 (21 days)
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16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

Expedition South Seas - Pearls from the South Seas treasure chest

MS HANSEATIC - from Fiji to Tahiti

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Cruise HAN1621

16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

21 days (0 days cruise only)

    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.


    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 € 800

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1622.

    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

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Singapore

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Connecting flight to Sydney
    Two overnight stays with breakfast

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    City tour with lunch

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight to Lautoka/Fiji, departure 21.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Fiji (Ovalau , Fulanga )

    Dream destinations ahoy
    Your wonderful expedition begins on Fiji with a journey into the past. Founded by Europeans in 1830, Ovalau has retained the charm of the times of the pioneers. Picturesque colonial houses, Fiji’s first church and the warmth of the people make a visit to Levuka unforgettable. The HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs will take you to more and more seldom-visited destinations. Fulanga will give you a taste of the intense exploration feeling to come. Surrounded by tiny islands, which emerge from the turquoise water like mushrooms, you can walk along the overgrown limestone coast and white beaches or go for a swim in crystal-clear water.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Tonga (Nuku’alofa, cruising off Tofua, Ha’apai Group , Vava’u )

    The last Polynesian monarchy
    The archipelago of 176 islands is a kingdom for explorers. The paradise of Tonga is ruled from Nuku’alofa, where the royal family’s remarkable palace stands, made from New Zealand Norfolk pines. Fascinating island impressions* await you on a visit to Tonga’s National Museum and the blowholes in the coral banks, from which the crashing waves shoot impressively high fountains of water. When cruising off Tofua, marvel at the power of the earth, which once produced this volcanic island. William Bligh is reported to have gathered provisions here after the mutiny on the Bounty. The South Seas dream continues in the Ha’apai Group. After landing on the white beach of the palm-lined island of Foa, you will receive a ceremonial welcome to your village visit with “Malo e me’a mai”. By now, you will understand why James Cook called Tonga the “Friendly Islands”. You will get to know the native flora and fauna during your visit. Dominated by a natural forest and the flat-topped Mount Talau, the idyllic natural harbour of Neiafu is situated on Vava’u. As you walk through this tranquil town, the colonial buildings and bustling market will work their special magic.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    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.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea
    Crossing the International Date Line (day counts twice)

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Cook Islands (Rarotonga , Aitutaki Atoll )

    Heaven on earth and underwater
    The Cook Islands with their beach paradises, lush rainforests and overgrown mountains seem to float in the emerald-green water of the Pacific. Rarotonga is almost too beautiful to be true. Immerse yourself in its magic on a boat trip to Muri Lagoon* to relax and snorkel. No less impressive is the walk through the rainforest with Pa Son*, a Polynesian guide, who will lead you through the green vegetation and reveal the secrets of the fauna and flora. Aitutaki Atoll only measures around 20 km2 – making this South Seas paradise all the greater. You will travel by boat through the blue lagoon*, one of the world’s most beautiful and a fantastic snorkelling site. Or you can take a tour of idyllic villages, the Marea site and vegetable plantations to gather unforgettable impressions of the island*.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Bora Bora/Society Islands/French Polynesia

    Epitome of South Seas dreams
    One of the most famous South Seas islands in French Polynesia was said to have been “created by the gods” – and your impressions of Bora Bora* will confirm it. On an island tour through small villages, you will enjoy plenty of fantastic views of the mighty volcanic massif at the centre of the island. The colourful underwater life at the edge of the reef will fascinate you on a trip on a glass-bottom boat*.

    Friday, 22.07.2016

    Raiatea

    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.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Moorea
    Papeete/Tahiti/Society Islands/French Polynesia, arrival 19.30 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    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.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Papeete
    Transfer to the Middle Class Hotel Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, Day Room, in the evening Transfer to scheduled flight to Los Angeles.

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Los Angeles
    Connecting flight to Germany.

    Monday, 25.04.2016

    Arrival in Germany

    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: LOMANI ISLAND RESORT – YOUR SOUTH SEAS HIDEAWAY
    PRE-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.
    ** 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.

    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.


    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 Fiji to Tahiti Expedition South Seas - Pearls from the South Seas treasure chest
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