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MS HANSEATIC - from Callao to Ushuaia
Cruise HAN1721
14.11.2017 - 02.12.2017 (21 days)

Expedition to Chilean fjords - so close to the Creation

from Callao to Ushuaia

Cruise HAN1721

14.11.2017 - 02.12.2017

21 days (18 days cruise only)

    The majestic natural world at the ends of the earth invites you to walk, explore and marvel. Chile’s natural treasures thrill with imposing glaciers and bizarre volcanoes, calm fjords and tiny islands as well as diverse animal and plant life. Only a small expedition ship like the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs will allow you to explore the land of 1,000 contrasts at close range.

    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 experts on 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
    Monday, 13.11.2017

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 14.11.2017

    City tour

    Tuesday, 14.11.2017

    Callao (Lima)/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs

    Callao is Peru’s biggest harbour and close to the capital, Lima. Despite chaotic traffic conditions, a constant grey mist that the locals call “garua”, and the rapidly growing shanty towns – formerly known as “barriadas” and today called “pueblos jovenes” – numerous historic sights dating from the colonial era and impressive collections of Peruvian art offer visitors a wealth of interesting impressions.

    Wednesday, 15.11.2017


    Mysterious wonders
    On this exciting expedition along the Pacific coast, you will experience new sides to South America every day. Look forward to the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. Depending on local conditions, unforgettable excursions and Zodiac rides bring you within reach of the archaic kingdom of the Andean condor. Be impressed by the Peruvian town of Paracas, situated in one of the continent’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 terns, 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. Meanwhile, your subsequent days in Chile will be shaped by (living) animals.

    Thursday, 16.11.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 18.11.2017

    Chile’s island worlds (Isla Pan de Azucar, cruising off Isla Chanaral, Isla Damas)

    The protected Isla Pan de Azucar is a miniature paradise. From the Zodiac, watch pelicans, sea lions and maybe even Humboldt penguins in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for seals and other sea birds from the deck of the HANSEATIC as you cruise off Isla Chanaral. Find out more about their way of life on a Zodiac landing on the smaller Isla Damas (subject to official approval).

    Monday, 20.11.2017

    Valparaiso, arrival 16.00 hrs

    The cultural capital of Valparaiso reflects the vibrant lives of Chile’s human inhabitants. From here, you can explore Santiago de Chile*, a melting pot of cultures. Alternatively, marvel at the centuries-old palm forests on a hike in La Campana National Park*. Charles Darwin once climbed to the peak of La Campana, over 1,800 m (5,905 ft) high, and became the first person to describe the native animal and plant life. Explore every facet of the Chilean lifestyle on a journey through Valparaiso and Vina del Mar*.

    Tuesday, 21.11.2017

    Valparaiso, departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 22.11.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 23.11.2017

    Isla de Chiloe

    Wonderful bays where sea lions can sometimes be found soaking up the sun on the beach: in addition to its natural beauty, Isla de Chiloe is also famous for the living mythology of its indigenous people, the Huilliche. Follow in their footsteps and discover relics from colonial times in Chiloe’s villages*. The tour to penguin watching on the island of Punihuil* takes you right into the home of flightless sea birds – the only place in the world where Humboldt and Magellanic penguins breed right next to each other.

    Friday, 24.11.2017

    Puerto Montt

    The drama of nature
    The snow-topped Osorno Volcano, not far from Puerto Montt, is an allegory for the magnificent impressions on this cruise. You can admire this during a scenic journey through Chile’s lake district* with its magical “emerald lake” and the Petrohue waterfalls. For a faster pace, go white-water rafting on the Petrohue River*, which will send you even deeper into this world of pristine forests and majestic mountains.

    Saturday, 25.11.2017

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Chile’s northern fjords

    Sunday, 26.11.2017 to
    Thursday, 30.11.2017

    Chile’s southern fjords (passing the Pio XI Glacier, intensive cruising in the Chilean fjords, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, sailing through the Strait of Magellan, passing the Garibaldi Glacier, sailing through the Beagle Channel)

    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 eventful course through the Chilean fjords will also be determined by the power of creation. In the labyrinth of channels and islands, the HANSEATIC takes full advantage of its status as a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship. The ship will take plenty of time to explore them – for example, when cruising through the Conception, Inocentes and Sarmiento channels. You will then reach Puerto Natales, the region’s capital and your starting point for exploring Torres del Paine National Park*, where aquamarine mountain lakes, waterfalls and expansive forests shape the picturesque landscape. The three needle-like granite mountains tower around 3,000 m (9,842 ft) overhead. Enjoy equally breathtaking panoramas in the narrow straits of water – for example, the Kirke and Smyth channels. A pure expedition feeling will accompany you throughout and become even more intense in Punta Arenas. Marvel at the flora and fauna of southern Chile from a very special perspective on a hike through Magallanes National Reserve* or a kayak tour of the Strait of Magellan*. The HANSEATIC travels through the Strait of Magellan in the spirit of the first person to circumnavigate the globe. In the unforgettable Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego will fire up your imagination when the impressive Garibaldi Glacier rises up before you. The view of the mighty glacier ridge when cruising in the sound will stay with you for a long time, as will many other impressions on this special expedition.

    Saturday, 02.12.2017

    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 02.12.2017

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 03.12.2017

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

    Monday, 04.12.2017

    Arrival in Germany

    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.


    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 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

    Dr Hartmut Roder, long-standing departmental manager of Bremen’s Übersee-Museum, knows how to bring history to life. A scientist and author, he has gathered knowledge about foreign continents during numerous journeys on every ocean. His wealth of experience will take you to new shores on Chile’s coast.

    MS HANSEATIC - Your Personal Expedition


    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 Callao to Ushuaia Expedition to Chilean fjords - so close to the Creation