On board MS HANSEATIC from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Expedition Antarctica - the worlds most exciting nursery
Witness how life develops in the ice from birth onwards. The Zodiacs are used several times a day to enable expeditionary experiences and wildlife sightings that take your breath away. Gigantic colonies of king penguins are just one of countless wonders that await.
from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
|Cruise dates:||from 20.01.2018 to 11.02.2018 (22 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
18 days cruise only from £ 12,246 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from £ 14,246 per person
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Sat, 20.01.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires
| Sun, 21.01.2018 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Mon, 22.01.2018 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs
| Tue, 23.01.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 24.01.2018 |
- Thu, 25.01.2018
Just as moving as the history of the British overseas territory, the abundant bird life becomes apparent as soon as the Zodiac takes you to the coast. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the island is a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.
| Fri, 26.01.2018 |
- Sat, 27.01.2018
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 28.01.2018 |
- Tue, 30.01.2018
Days of breathtaking expedition experiences lie ahead when glaciated mountain summits and deep fjords on the horizon signal your approach to this unique animal paradise. Flexible, spontaneous and impressive: the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special wildlife sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain, which is covered by birds begging for food, or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals sleep through your visit. The biologists, geologists or glaciologists accompanying you will intensify your unique natural experiences with surprising details about the masses of animals. At the former Grytviken whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the bravery and adventure of times gone by. Making a heroic effort, he once saved his team after the ship was forced to spend winter in the pack ice. It is an example of the lifelines of the polar explorers you will cross on every expedition.
| Wed, 31.01.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 01.02.2018 |
- Tue, 06.02.2018
South Orkney Islands , Weddell Sea , South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula
South Orkney Islands
| Wed, 07.02.2018 |
- Thu, 08.02.2018
Sailing through the Drake Passage
| Fri, 09.02.2018 |
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Sat, 10.02.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany
| Sun, 11.02.2018 |
Arrival in Germany
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. Wildlife sightings may vary from year to year.
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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: IGUACU
Team of experts on board
On every expedition, you will be accompanied by renowned experts in various fields. Biologists, glaciologists, geologists and historians will make you experience the wonders of the sixth continent even more intensely. In-depth on-board preparation and follow-up sessions for trips ashore, interesting pointers during Zodiac rides and compelling expert knowledge on your natural history excursions ashore will broaden the horizons of your knowledge.