On board MS HANSEATIC from Ushuaia to Rio de Janeiro
Expedition Antarctica - memories for eternity
Fall under the spell of a breathtaking habitat and a unique animal kingdom. Your discoveries in the footsteps of legendary explorers will provide thrills and fascination. Experience Antarctica up-close – on board and on numerous walks with experts.
from Ushuaia to Rio de Janeiro
|Cruise dates:||from 07.02.2018 to 01.03.2018 (22 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
19 days cruise only from € 12,950 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 14,840 per person
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Wed, 07.02.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires
| Thu, 08.02.2018 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Fri, 09.02.2018 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs
| Sat, 10.02.2018 |
- Sun, 11.02.2018
Sailing through the Drake Passage
| Mon, 12.02.2018 |
- Sat, 17.02.2018
South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula , South Orkney Islands
South Shetland Islands
| Sun, 18.02.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 19.02.2018 |
- Wed, 21.02.2018
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.
| Thu, 22.02.2018 |
- Mon, 26.02.2018
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 27.02.2018 |
Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, arrival 18.00 hrs
| Wed, 28.02.2018 |
Day room (mid-range hotel)
| Thu, 01.03.2018 |
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
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY
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.