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MS HANSEATIC - from Tahiti to Puerto Montt
Cruise HAN1622
16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015 (24 days)
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16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

Expedition South Seas and Easter Island - The magic of motus and moai

MS HANSEATIC - from Tahiti to Puerto Montt

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Cruise HAN1622

16.03.2015 - 16.03.2015

24 days (0 days cruise only)

    Fantasy and reality become intertwined when you explore the untouched islands of the South Pacific. Inspired by the magic of the South Seas, silent turquoise lagoons, coral gardens and magical relics will make your dreams a reality – complemented by relaxed days at sea on board the HANSEATIC.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    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.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Frankf - Papeete**
    Transfer to embarkation on the HANSEATIC

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Papeete/Tahiti/Society Islands/French Polynesia, departure 6.00 hrs
    Moorea

    Dream destinations in the form of art
    The paintings of Paul Gauguin will be brought to life when the HANSEATIC calls at Tahiti’s “little sister” Moorea. Here, nature itself paints the most beautiful portraits comprising the pure romanticism of the South Seas – from the azure blue of the sky and the emerald green of shallow lagoons to the snowy white of the beaches. Take a jeep tour across Moorea* and discover the tropical island landscape, old stone temples and views of bays and the ocean from the Magic Mountain. Take a different approach and experience the peculiarities of the island’s flora and fauna on a walk through lush mountain scenery on the trail known as Three Coconut Trees Pass*. It is a paradisiacal prelude to your expedition.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Tuamotu Islands (Rangiroa, Manihi, Makemo)

    Island jewels of the grand nation
    In the heart of French Polynesia lies the world’s largest archipelago, the Tuamotu Islands. Who would expect there to be a wine-growing region here? In the same archipelago as Rangiroa, the vines of fruity red and white wines thrive under the gleaming blue sky and on the chalky soil formed from dead coral. Surrounded by small motus – islets – and pearl farms, dive into the breathtaking underwater world of the atoll’s natural “aquarium” on a snorkelling adventure on Rangiroa*. The coral gardens are no less colourful on a trip on the glass-bottom boat* – keep an eye out for parrotfish, humphead wrasse, moray eels and whitetip reef sharks. In the treasure chest of the South Seas, the atoll Manihi hides a truly special gem: black pearls which are cultivated there in floating farms. The beauty of the pastel-coloured idyll of Makemo unfolds from every angle: from the lofty heights of the new island lighthouse as well as in the protected, untouched underwater world of its whale sanctuary.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Puka Rua Atoll , Gambier Islands (Matureivavao, Mangareva)

    Puka Rua Atoll consists of numerous little motus and is surrounded by a biodiverse coral reef. It is a miniature paradise with all the more giant mussels in the turquoise lagoon. Matureivavao protrudes just a few centimetres above sea level, revealing just how sensitive the ecosystem of the flat South Seas islands really is. Here, life is to be found underwater and it can be observed in impressive style when snorkelling at the edge of the reef. You can also find rare natural treasures on Mangareva. The extraordinarily clear water of its lagoons is traditionally used in pearl farming. Ashore, feast your eyes on St Michael’s Cathedral, built in 1848, of which the altar is decorated with pearls and mother of pearl. This and numerous­ other churches on your tour of the village attest to the rule of the French missionaries, who were very active in this region in the 19th century.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, cruising off Ducie Atoll)

    Pitcairn, the only inhabited island in the eponymous archipelago, is considered a paradisiacal hideaway. If the tides permit a Zodiac landing at Bounty Bay, you will have the chance to meet the descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers in person. Both the Bible and the anchor of this legendary ship have been preserved. The language of the island’s inhabitants is a remarkable mixture of the English and Tahitian languages of the 18th century. Keep your camera ready for when, weather permitting, you discover the breathtaking coastline of the untouched atoll Ducie Island. Stunning impressions of the lagoon that will stay with you forever.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Hanga Roa/Easter Island/Chile

    Ancient mysticism in the kingdom of the moai
    Easter Island has been guarded by the moai for over a millennium. Thanks to these stone giants, Rapa Nui National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get close to these testaments to Polynesian culture, the moai statues*, on an island tour and discover their “birthplace” at the foot of the volcano Rano Raraku. Another puzzle of Rapa Nui is the mystery of the “birdman”*. Shed some light on it when you visit the impressive Rano Kau crater lake and the holy site of Orongo, which in 1866 was the setting of the last birdman ritual in which the natives of the island competed for dominance every year.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Robinson Crusoe Island

    Robinson Crusoe Island, on which Alexander Selkirk – the inspiration for the eponymous fictional character – was marooned in 1705, is remote and wildly romantic. The island is home to jagged cliffs and lush, green mountain landscapes with a dense mantle of vegetation consisting of trees, giant ferns and grasses. More than 100 endemic species of plant grow in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Hike to the viewpoint of Alexander Selkirk – the perfect spot to reflect on the many impressions of your cruise.
    Together with exciting and unforgettable impressions, enjoy relaxing days at sea to round off this expedition. The perfect opportunity to enjoy the comfort of the HANSEATIC with all your senses, hone your knowledge at expert presentations and simply keep the fire of your South Seas spirit burning.

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Puerto Montt/Chile, arrival 8.30 hrs
    Flight to Santiago de Chile, overnight stay with breakfast

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    Monday, 16.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Santiago de Chile 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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SANTIAGO – THE METROPOLIS OF THE ANDES

    * 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.

    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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