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MS HANSEATIC - from Punta Arenas to Guayaquil
Cruise HAN1704
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (24 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition Chilean Fjords - Drama of nature

MS HANSEATIC - from Punta Arenas to Guayaquil

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Cruise HAN1704

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

24 days (0 days cruise only)

    Welcome to the land of 1,000 contrasts: Chile. Interplay of labyrinthine fjord scenery, lush green forests, diverse fauna, snow-covered volcanic cones and relics of ancient civilisations. On this fascinating expedition, discover a route shaped by outstanding experiences.


    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 € 500

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1705.

    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

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Santiago de Chile

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Flight to Punta Arenas/Chile, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Chile’s fjords (journey through the Strait of Magellan, Puerto Natales, cruise through the Chilean fjord scenery, cruise past the Pio XI Glacier, Caleta Tortel , Puerto Chacabuco (Aisen) Chile )

    Untouched and elemental
    The Chilean Fjords are one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The narrow waterways allow the HANSEATIC to take full advantage of its status as an expedition ship – for example, when it follows the route of the first person to circumnavigate the globe through the Strait of Magellan to Puerto Natales. A magnificent world opens up: Torres del Paine National Park*, shaped by aquamarine-blue lakes, thundering rivers, sprawling forests and bizarre rock towers – the torres – rising steeply to 3,000 m. With luck, you will see rheas, flamingos, Magellan geese and more than 100 other species of bird. Off the beaten track, a horse ride through the pampas of Patagonia* will provide a very special natural experience. The HANSEATIC will take plenty of time to explore the labyrinth of canals with breathtaking panoramas. One highlight of your Patagonian impressions will be the Pio XI Glacier, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy impressive views of the blue-white foot of the glacier, which is several kilometres wide. The journey is also the destination on an expedition route that few other ships can take: the picturesque interior route to Caleta Tortel is new for the HANSEATIC and will take you to the city of bridges – connected by walkways made of cypress wood that are 7.5 km high. Seemingly endless fjords with towering cliffs surround Puerto Chacabuco. Go ashore to discover untouched forests and crystal-clear lakes on a visit to Aiken del Sur Park* or from the air on a flight to the San Rafael Glacier lagoon*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Chiloe

    The island of Chiloe is famous for the living mythology of its indigenous people, the Huilliche. The wooden churches in the city of Castro have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as have the typical houses on stilts, which you can view on an island tour*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Puerto Montt

    Snow-topped Osorno Volcano, not far from Puerto Montt, is truly outstanding. You can admire this during a scenic journey through Chile’s lake district* to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with its magical “emerald lake” and the Petrohue waterfalls. A thrilling white-water-rafting trip on Petrohue River* will send you even deeper into this world of pristine forests and majestic mountains.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Niebla

    Home to diving petrels, albatrosses, skuas and many other species, Niebla is a heaven on earth for ornithologists. The hike in Oncol National Park* will show you the riches of the forests with canelo and olivillo trees – crowned by views of the ocean and the Andes. German immigrants have left their mark in Valdivia and the surrounding area* – both in the street names and in the coastal city’s European feel.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Valparaiso

    Mysterious relics in a magical landscape
    Valparaiso, Chile’s cultural capital, is spread across 40 hills. Take a city tour and enjoy impressions of the bay of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar*, where sea lions often join the sunbathers and swimmers. From here, you can also explore Santiago de Chile*, a melting pot of cultures.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Isla Damas , cruising off Isla Chanaral

    Explore the home of Humboldt penguins, cormorants and turkey vultures following the Zodiac landing on the small Isla Damas (subject to official approval). Your wildlife sightings will continue on a Zodiac ride off Isla Chanaral, where you can keep a lookout for seabirds and seals.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Paracas (Pisco)/Peru

    In Paracas, Peru, one of South America’s largest marine nature reserves, there will be a particularly fascinating feeling in the air on a boat trip to the Islas Ballestas* – quite literally, in the form of gannets and Inca terms, which share the islands with seals. A bird’s-eye view will show you the full magic of geometric figures and monumental animal images on the desert floor: explore the mystery on a flight over the Nazca Lines*. There are various theories as to the origins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is over 2,000 years old.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Callao (Lima)

    From Callao, you will discover the secrets of ancient cultures in Peru’s capital on a visit to Huaca Huallamarca and Huaca Pucllana*. Churches and squares tell of the golden age of Spain’s colonial history on a city tour of Lima*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Salaverry

    The propeller of the HANSEATIC seems to turn back time and revivie the Chimu civilisation as you near Salaverry. Explore the Huaca el Dragon temple and Chan Chan*, built around 1300 and possibly the continent’s largest archaeological site. Even older relics can be found in the Moche Valley and the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon*, constructed using millions of adobe bricks and decorated with detailed friezes.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Islas Lobos de Afuera

    Cultural treasures compete with natural riches on a Zodiac landing on the small Islas Lobos de Afuera. The “island of sea lions” will provide a great conclusion to your spectacular expedition.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Guayaquil/Ecuador, arrival 7.00 hrs
    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Guayaquil to Frankfurt

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    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 A: SANTIAGO – THE METROPOLIS OF THE ANDES
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IN THE GARTEN OF EDEN OF GALAPAGOS

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    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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