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MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Tromsø
Cruise HAN1711
19.06.2017 - 06.07.2017 (17 days)
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19.06.2017 - 06.07.2017

Expedition Norway and Spitsbergen adventure: North Sea dreams on wild coasts

MS HANSEATIC - from Hamburg to Tromsø

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Cruise HAN1711

19.06.2017 - 06.07.2017

17 days (17 days cruise only)

    Experience the sheer power of nature first-hand. This expedition combines the most exciting North Sea regions – from the Norwegian coast to Lofoten, North Cape and the Nordic highlight: circumnavigating Spitsbergen. An Arctic adventure with deep fjords, majestic icy landscapes, polar bears and whales.


    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.

    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

    Monday, 19.06.2017

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 17.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 20.06.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 21.06.2017

    Bergen/Norway

    In the Viking wilderness
    Norway, the kingdom for nature lovers, welcomes you to its fjord coast. Scandinavia’s charm is evident in Bergen with the colourful houses in the Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen. During a hike on Floeyen*, you will see how the harbour nestles into the idyllic landscape. Discover cultural facets with the Fantoft Stave Church and composer Edvard Grieg*, whose Victorian-style house has been converted into a museum about his life as an artist.

    Thursday, 22.06.2017

    Geirangerfjord

    The city is considered the gateway to the fjords, which become ever more spectacular from this point on, reaching their highpoint in the Geirangerfjord. From the deck, marvel at snow-capped peaks, high rock faces and the famous “Seven Sisters” and “Bridal Veil” waterfalls. On land, look forward to a sensationally clear view at 1,500 m (4,921 ft) on an excursion to Dalsnibba and the Eagle Road*. Experience the expanse, calm and fresh air from a different perspective on a kayak trip in the Geirangerfjord*. Can nature get any more impressive? The Lofoten Islands respond with a picturesque skerry landscape. The HANSEATIC will visit selected locations here for the first time.

    Friday, 23.06.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 24.06.2017

    Lofoten (Svolvaer, cruising in the Trollfjord, Digermulen, Tranoey)

    From Svolvaer, you will reach the fishing village of Henningsvaer*, where little red houses will shape your many impressions. Be transported back 1,000 years at the Viking museum in Borg* with its historic long house. An evening stroll through the streets of Svolvaer will show you what modern life is like in the Lofotens. Your next day begins by cruising the narrow Trollfjord, its mouth only 100 m (328 ft) wide. Away from the classic cruise routes, discover Digermulen – a highlight for Lofoten fans, a club that also included Kaiser Wilhelm II. Follow in his footsteps by hiking on the high Digermulkollen, and be fascinated by the seemingly endless landscape in remote Tranoey.

    Monday, 26.06.2017

    Honningsvag, arrival approx. 22.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 27.06.2017

    Honningsvag, departure approx. 4.00 hrs
    Cruising off North Cape/relaxation at sea

    Your route continues through the fjords to Honningsvag to reach the northernmost point on the European mainland. The cruise to North Cape* and the previous cruising will get you in the mood for great destinations.

    Wednesday, 28.06.2017 to
    Monday, 03.07.2017

    Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the ice (including Hornsund, Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen, Magdalenefjord, Moffen, Liefdefjord, Mushamna, cruising through the Hinlopen Strait, Augustabukta, cruising through Freeman S

    Arctic adventure
    Welcome to Spitsbergen – wild, raw island beauty and home to a fascinating animal world. In the kingdom of the polar bears, the HANSEATIC moves flexibly and safely thanks to its highest ice class and shallow draught. Your route to the greatest possible experiences is determined each day by the weather and ice. Everyone has one clear objective: circumnavigation! Will it happen? The answer can only be found on board the HANSEATIC, a place of passionate expeditionary spirit intensified by many Zodiac rides and landings. The backdrop is provided by glaciers the size of houses and striking mountain ranges such as those in Hornsund. Explore how life has adapted to the extremes of nature – for example in Ny-Alesund, a centre for Arctic research. The air is filled with the pioneering spirit of Roald Amundsen, who set out for the North Pole here. Circumnavigating Spitsbergen, you, too, will feel like a true explorer – for example, when you land in the bay of Moellerhafen with the Zodiacs. Great expanses, tranquillity and magnificent panoramic views: a real expedition feeling that increases in the Magdalenefjord with its majestic glacial backdrop. The small island of Moffen offers lively polar wildlife. Walruses often gather in large herds on the flat coasts. With a little luck, you will also see seals and whales in the Liefdefjord, but only if you can tear your eyes away from the overwhelming Monaco Glacier. A Zodiac ride will allow you to marvel at the glacier ridge, up to 40 m (131 ft) high, from a safe distance. You will never forget seeing polar bears appear on the coast. But how do people live so far from civilisation? Gain insights in Mushamna when the trapper allows us to visit his hut. Passing through the Hinlopen Strait, the HANSEATIC forges its way to small islands and deep fjords. With its tundra vegetation, Augustabukta offers attractive grazing pastures for reindeer. Weather and ice permitting, your route will continue through the narrow Freeman Sound, past the basalt hills of Cape Lee, until your circumnavigation of Spitsbergen is slowly completed.

    Wednesday, 05.07.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 06.07.2017

    Tromsoe/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight from Tromsoe to Oslo to 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:

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG

    A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

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

    Historian on the team of experts

    Science journalist Dr Christine Reinke-Kunze has documented her love of the polar regions in numerous books and radio reports. Allow her to shed light on the fascinating stories of famous researchers and explorers.


    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 (cruise only) includes, among other things:

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, 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 service in every cabin; on the HANSEATIC, also access to a private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a German- and English-speaking service crew on board
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (up to 1 MB) free of charge
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of 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 and Nordic Walking are provided on loan (subject to the destination and 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 insurance, cancellation fee insurance (both only included for guests of the European Economic Area and Switzerland) and bankruptcy insurance.
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