On board MS HANSEATIC from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Expedition Antarctica – the living Antarctic – new life in the ice

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Your first sight of the thousands of penguins, mighty elephant seals and countless bird species will take your breath away. Set off in the Zodiacs again and again to marvel first-hand as the diverse fauna of the Antarctic rears its young – an exciting adventure.

from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Cruise dates:from 21.01.2017 to 12.02.2017 (22 days)
Cruise number: HAN1702

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

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Sat, 21.01.2017

Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

Sun, 22.01.2017

City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

Mon, 23.01.2017

Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs

Tue, 24.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 25.01.2017
- Thu, 26.01.2017

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Just as moving as the history of the British overseas territory, the abundant bird life becomes apparent as soon as the Zodiac lands on the coastline. With more than 60 different species including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the island is a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

Fri, 27.01.2017
- Sat, 28.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 29.01.2017
- Tue, 31.01.2017

South Georgia

South Georgia
Days of breathtaking expedition experiences lie ahead when glaciated mountain summits and deep fjords on the horizon signal your approach to this unique animal paradise. Flexible, spontaneous and impressive: the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special wildlife sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain, which is covered by birds begging for food, or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals sleep through your visit. The biologists, geologists or glaciologists accompanying you will intensify your unique natural experiences with surprising details about the masses of animals. At the former Grytviken whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the bravery and adventure of times gone by. Making a heroic effort, he once saved his team after the ship was forced to spend winter in the pack ice. It is an example of the lifelines of the polar explorers you will cross on every expedition.

Wed, 01.02.2017

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 02.02.2017
- Tue, 07.02.2017

South Orkney Islands , South Shetland Islands , Weddell Sea , Antarctic Peninsula

Wed, 08.02.2017
- Thu, 09.02.2017

Sailing through the Drake Passage

Fri, 10.02.2017

Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
Charter flight to Buenos Aires
Overnight stay with breakfast

Sat, 11.02.2017

Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

Sun, 12.02.2017

Arrival in Germany

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

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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:


Experts on board

On every expedition, you will be accompanied by renowned experts in various fields. Biologists, glaciologists, geologists and historians will make you experience the wonders of the sixth continent even more intensely. In-depth on-board preparation and follow-up sessions for trips ashore, interesting pointers during Zodiac rides and compelling expert knowledge on your natural history excursions ashore will broaden the horizons of your knowledge.