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MS HANSEATIC - from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise HAN1713
16.07.2017 - 03.08.2017 (18 days)
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16.07.2017 - 03.08.2017

Expedition to Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland; three worlds, one polar adventure

MS HANSEATIC - from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq

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Cruise HAN1713

16.07.2017 - 03.08.2017

18 days (18 days cruise only)

    Major island characters await in the Arctic Ocean: Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland with its seldom-visited east coast. Which is the most spectacular, which the most beautiful? Find out on a thrilling expedition in which the ice class of the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs enable you to enjoy intensive nature and wildlife sightings.


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

    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

    Sunday, 16.07.2017

    Charter flight from Duesseldorf** to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 17.07.2017 to
    Wednesday, 19.07.2017

    Spitsbergen (including Moffen, Liefdefjord, Amsterdamoa, Magdalenefjord, Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen)

    Spitsbergen: wonderful archipelago
    Enjoy overwhelming natural spectacles and fascinating wildlife on Norway’s “Cold Coast”. Massive glaciers, deep fjords and untouched wilderness form the perfect terrain for passionate explorers on Spitsbergen. The HANSEATIC sets sail for the north and west coast with the highest ice class for passenger ships and the crew’s years of polar experience. Intensive expedition moments are guaranteed when the weather and ice permit you to explore the natural surroundings. With a little luck, polar bears, whales, Arctic foxes and walruses will appear. For example, off the small island of Moffen, which is famous for the large walrus herds that gather on the flat shingle beach. Perhaps you will spot some polar bears on the coast in the Liefdefjord while you marvel at the blue, shimmering ridge of the mighty Monaco Glacier. Amsterdamoa offers an almost surreal panorama. Several small lakes, formed due to the glacier, contrast with the glistening ice. Cast your gaze over majestic mountain landscapes in the Magdalenefjord, and discover traces of the history of whaling. Ny-Alesund is now an international centre for Arctic research. Numerous seabirds call this area home, alongside a few scientists. In Moellerhafen, visit the northernmost bar in the world.

    Friday, 21.07.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 22.07.2017

    Cruising off Jan Mayen

    The silhouette of the mountains in the archipelago, which rise up to 1,700 m (5,577 ft), remain visible as the HANSEATIC heads for the Arctic Ocean – until an active volcano gets you in the mood for the power and magic of Iceland off the inhospitable island of Jan Mayen.

    Sunday, 23.07.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 24.07.2017

    Iceland (cruising off Latrabjarg, Grundarfjoerdur, Reykjavik)

    Iceland: wild beauty
    Iceland’s dramatically beautiful landscape forms the backdrop to thrilling natural experiences. Observe the animal kingdom at close quarters off the bird-inhabited cliffs of Latrabjarg – the nesting place of thousands of puffins, guillemots and auks. Discover the major role of nature’s primeval force in forming the western fjords from Grundarfjoerdur on a panoramic trip to the westerly Snaefellsnes Peninsula*, shaped by the volcano described by Jules Verne as the entrance to the underworld in “A Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Actively experience Iceland on a hike on Kirkjufell Mountain* or while riding Icelandic horses*. Reykjavik, or “Smoky Bay”, reflects the forces of nature beneath the soil. Gain an impression on the Golden Circle – Gullfoss and geysers* expedition. Unforgettable impressions will also abound on the fligth over the island of fire and ice*.

    Wednesday, 26.07.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 27.07.2017

    Eastern coast of Greenland (Ammassalik, Skjoldungen Sound)

    Greenland: home of whales and world of the Inuit
    A pure expedition feeling will take hold when the HANSEATIC heads to the seldom-visited east coast and the unpredictable ice conditions will determine what happens. Raw, untouched, barely inhabited – with its rugged mountain and fjord landscape, Ammassalik is a hiker’s paradise. Here, as on the entire route, you will have good opportunities for whale watching. This will also be the case in the Skjoldungen Sound, surrounded by glaciers, where the Zodiacs will take you ashore to hike in the tundra.

    Saturday, 29.07.2017

    Passage through Prins Christian Sound (depending on ice)

    With turquoise water, imposing glaciers and waterfalls, Prins Christian Sound presents an exhilarating, monumental scene.

    Sunday, 30.07.2017 to
    Tuesday, 01.08.2017

    Western coast of Greenland (Paamiut, Sermilinguaqfjord, Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    The old colonial buildings in the harbour of Paamiut are very picturesque. The south-western coast of Greenland is famous for its large population of humpback and fin whales at this time of year. Make sure to turn your gaze to the skies: in Sermilinguaqfjord, you can watch numerous guillemots and kittiwakes nesting in the steep rock faces. Steeped in tradition and history, the Inuit culture is not just reflected in the whalebone gateway at Qeqertarsuaq. This town on Disko Island was once a flourishing whalers’ settlement and is surrounded by fascinating rugged basalt cliffs. And then you will see it in front of you – Disko Bay. Cruising with the HANSEATIC and the Zodiacs takes you right to the heart of the adventure: countless icebergs drift slowly past. With the contrasts of whaling history and nature, the small town of Sisimiut perfectly embodies your Arctic explorer’s dream.

    Thursday, 03.08.2017

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Duesseldorf**

    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:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUESSELDORF AIRPORT HOTEL

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airports of departure and arrival.

    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.

    Historian and expedition leader

    Among the many interests of Dr Arne Kertelhein, historian and author of various guide books, are the adventures of the great polar explorers. Expedition reports and historical maps illustrate his stimulating talks on the Arctic.


    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.
    MS HANSEATIC - from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq Expedition to Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland; three worlds, one polar adventure
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