On board MS HANSEATIC from Curaçao to Callao
Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal; on both sides of the Panama Canal
Follow the secrets of long-lost cultures and exotic species on an expedition between the Atlantic and Pacific. The contrasting worlds of Central and South America are connected by the technological miracle that is the famous Panama Canal. A journey of discovery through time awaits with unforgettable impressions.
from Curaçao to Callao
|Cruise dates:||from 02.11.2017 to 15.11.2017 (13 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
12 days cruise only from € 5,990 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 8,420 per person
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Thu, 02.11.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt – Curacao
| Fri, 03.11.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 04.11.2017 |
A Caribbean dream
| Sun, 05.11.2017 |
San Blas Islands/Panama
The Kuna indigenous people of the San Blas Islands also have a past steeped in tradition. Their small autonomous island reserve is a picture book world of palm trees and white sandy beaches – the ideal place to relax, swim, snorkel or simply let your mind drift away. And as if this were not exciting enough, there it suddenly lies before you: the Panama Canal, a legendary structure full of history and tales to tell. Opened more than 100 years ago, over 80 km (49 mi.) long and one of the world’s most important straits of water, the canal has and is undergoing significant expansion to accommodate ever larger container ships.
| Mon, 06.11.2017 |
Daytime passage through the Panama Canal
The daytime passage through the Panama Canal will be the highlight of your cruise. The team of experts on board will ensure picturesque impressions with fascinating facts about its construction and significance. From the deck, enjoy views of grasslands, dense jungle and wild mangrove forests. The Panama Canal draws you in until you reach an exotic new world on the Pacific side.
| Tue, 07.11.2017 |
Gulf of San Miguel
El Dorado of lush natural wonders
| Wed, 08.11.2017 |
Utria National Park/Colombia
Follow a trail rather than leave one behind: dedicated to nature, Colombia’s eco-tourism objectives are in line with our standards on board the HANSEATIC. Look forward to the exotic flora and fauna in the almost untouched rainforests of Utria National Park, a biodiversity of extraordinary variety: tropical birds, reptiles, amphibians – which species will you see? With a little luck, you will even spot humpback whales from the deck, which give birth in these warm waters.
| Thu, 09.11.2017 |
A paradise for plant researchers, Isla Gorgona once served as a base for pirates and then as the “Alcatraz of Colombia” before becoming a nature reserve. Coral reefs, secluded beaches and varied hiking routes – dream and discover!
| Fri, 10.11.2017 |
- Sat, 11.11.2017
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 12.11.2017 |
- Mon, 13.11.2017
Peru (Salaverry, cruising off the Islas Guanape and Islas Grupo de Huaura)
Millennia-old relics in PERU
| Tue, 14.11.2017 |
Callao (Lima), arrival 7.00 hrs
Enriched by unforgettable impressions and with your yearning for adventure fulfilled, you will look back on the many contrasts of your expedition from the coastal city of Callao.
| Wed, 15.11.2017 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
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Extend and save
Before your natural adventure, enjoy a www.hl-cruises.de/HAN1719>relaxing start (HAN1719) at an attractive special rate. Come aboard in Dakar and combine an Atlantic crossing with the first-class service and comfort of the HANSEATIC for eleven days. You will then head from Curacao towards the Panama Canal, the passage between the oceans.
You can book the HAN1719 cruise at a particularly attractive special rate of only € 990 per person (excluding travel package to and from departure and arrival points) when you combine it with this expedition (HAN1720). This offer is valid for twin and single cabins.
Attractive combination discount of € 500
Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1721 (applies to categories 2 – 7).
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: CURACAO
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
Historian on the team of experts
As a historian, author and museum specialist, Dr Hartmut Roder knows all about the importance of history and stories. His exhibitions and books on international economics are just as fascinating as his on-board presentations.