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MS HANSEATIC - from Curaçao to Callao

Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal; on both sides of the Panama Canal

MS HANSEATIC - from Curaçao to Callao
Cruise HAN1720
02.11.2017 - 14.11.2017 (13 days)
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02.11.2017 - 14.11.2017
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Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal; on both sides of the Panama Canal

MS HANSEATIC - from Curaçao to Callao

from 5,990 €

Cruise HAN1720

02.11.2017 - 14.11.2017

13 days (12 days cruise only)

    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.


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

    Price specials - 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).

    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

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 02.11.2017

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt – Curacao

    Thursday, 02.11.2017

    Willemstad/Curacao, departure 20.30 hrs

    Friday, 03.11.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 04.11.2017

    Cartagena/Colombia

    A Caribbean dream
    One of South America’s most beautiful cities opens up like a treasure trove: Cartagena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and immortalised one year later in a novel by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Discover why on a tour through historic Cartagena* with the picturesque old town, magnificent colonial buildings and the huge San Felipe fortress.

    Sunday, 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.

    Monday, 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.

    Tuesday, 07.11.2017

    Gulf of San Miguel

    El Dorado of lush natural wonders
    Discover the green heart of Panama from a special perspective in the Gulf of San Miguel: traditional boats will take you into the Darien jungle, Central America’s largest continuous rainforest. In this diverse habitat, encounter the Embera tribe, who live in widely strewn forest villages, and learn about their traditional way of life.

    Wednesday, 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.

    Thursday, 09.11.2017

    Isla Gorgona

    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!

    Friday, 10.11.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 12.11.2017

    Peru (Salaverry, cruising off the Islas Guanape and Islas Grupo de Huaura)

    Millennia-old relics in PERU
    The propeller of the HANSEATIC seems to turn back time and revive ancient civilisations – such as the impressive legacy of the Chimu near Salaverry: explore the Huaca el Dragon temple and Chan Chan*, the continent’s most important archaeological site. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, built around 1300, is probably one of the largest adobe cities in the world. Marvel at the former settlement of the Mochica culture, around 2,000 years old, and the ruins of important Chimu shrines in the Moche Valley and the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon*. Two imposing structures: one made from millions of adobe bricks, the other decorated with colourful paintings and friezes. Imagine people praying here for the favour of the gods. The Islas Guanape were created by nature – and appear on a HANSEATIC route for the first time. Their rugged cliffs are populated by gannets, Inca terns and pelicans. The islands are also home to sea lions and Humboldt penguins. Your thirst for discovery will be inspired both here and off the Islas Grupo de Huaura. Both archipelagos are remote conservation areas, which means your visits are subject to official approval and must respect their sensitive nature – in keeping with our environmental philosophy.

    Tuesday, 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.

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 14.11.2017

    City tour
    Scheduled flight Lima – Frankfurt

    Wednesday, 15.11.2017

    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:

    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: CURACAO
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS

    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.

    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.


    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.
    This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050
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    ¹ Butler service included in categories 6 and 7

    You will find more information, especially with regards to vaccination and visa requirements, in the General Information section.

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