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MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition to north-western Greenland - the northern reaches of the earth

MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise HAN1816
25.07.2018 - 07.08.2018 (13 days)
from € 8.541 from CHF 10‘249 from $ 9.823 from £ 7.268
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25.07.2018 - 07.08.2018
from € 8.541 from CHF 10‘249 from $ 9.823 from £ 7.268

Expedition to north-western Greenland - the northern reaches of the earth

MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

from 8,541 €

Cruise HAN1816

25.07.2018 - 07.08.2018

13 days (13 days cruise only)

    Your cruise on the HANSEATIC between Inuit culture and expeditionary experiences. On an expedition route that combines Greenland’s natural wonders and cultural history in a true Arctic adventure.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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 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

    Wednesday, 25.07.2018

    Charter flight from Duesseldorf* to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Thursday, 26.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 27.07.2018 to
    Sunday, 29.07.2018

    Western coast of Greenland (Uummannaq, Storoen, Ukkusissat, Marmorilik, Kamarujuk Fjord, Upernavik)

    Welcome to Greenland, the ice-covered home of the Inuit! Look forward to intensive expeditions that barely seem to end thanks to the midnight sun. In the magical light of the Arctic summer, your expedition will shed light on the most fascinating aspects of the world’s largest island. The astounding creativity of nature will be revealed in Uummannaq: the heart-shaped mountain above the town glows in countless shades of red in the sunlight. This is the fairy-tale backdrop for a hike to “Santa’s summer house” accompanied by experts. When the HANSEATIC glides through worlds of pack ice, whales and seals can appear at any time to put on a special natural show. Just as film worthy is a Zodiac landing on the desert isle of Storoen. Experts will be able to give you some interesting insights into the geological features of this lunar landscape. But all creatures in this region are subordinate to Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea. The myths about her have been passed down over generations through tales and songs. A traditional show in the typical hunting and fishing village of Ukkusissat will give you a glimpse of these stories. The natural scenery speaks for itself with interesting rock formations and a delightful panorama in Marmorilik at the end of the Kamarujuk fjord – until 1990 a mining site for marble, lead and zinc. In Upernavik the colonial buildings in the world’s most northerly open-air museum are a reminder of the whaling era. What once served as the women’s boat – the umiak – is your Zodiac (you will be able to view one of these boats here) and will allow you to capture an array of special perspectives.

    Monday, 30.07.2018 to
    Thursday, 02.08.2018

    North-western coast of Greenland (Baffin Bay, Parker Snow Bay, Old Thule/North Star Bay, Qaanaaq, Siorapaluk, cruising off Cape York)

    In the north of Greenland, the HANSEATIC reaches mythical regions in the glistening ice, which are only seldom visited by ships. Depending on the ice, you will discover an impressive world of glaciers on a journey through Parker Snow Bay. Polar researcher Knud Rasmussen must have seemed to have been sent from heaven back in 1909 when he founded a missionary station at North Star Bay and later Old Thule, the world’s most northerly trading post. He began many expeditions from Qaanaaq, which was moved during the Cold War to make way for a US airbase. Then as now, huskies – like those you will meet in Siorapaluk – are essential for transport. The most northerly settlement in the country also has the most northerly post office – with a coveted postmark. When you cruise off Cape York, a memorial preserves the legacy of the American explorer, Robert Edwin Peary, who set out on his North Pole expedition from here.

    Friday, 03.08.2018 to
    Monday, 06.08.2018

    Western coast of Greenland (Kangersuatsiaq, Saqqaq, Eqip Sermia Glacier, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    On a Zodiac ride, you will feel a true sense of discovery: mighty icebergs impress with unforgettable panoramas, which continue as you reach Kangersuatsiaq. For the first time, the HANSEATIC will be visiting this tiny island in the Upernavik archipelago – a typical Greenlandic spot where life revolves around hunting and fishing. Saqqaq also shows its “sunny side” – the translation of its name – with a picturesque cityscape surrounded by a wonderful backdrop of icebergs. Each day will bring new adventures and fascinating experiences. Such as on an evening cruise off the Eqip Sermia glacier, which seems almost magical in the light of the Arctic sun. You will get up-close in the Zodiacs and marvel at the ridge about 7 km (4.3 mi.) in length. Lively Ilulissat is the starting point for hikes to the world-famous Icefjord, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2004. Disko Bay offers one of Greenland’s most beautiful and spectacular natural wonders with gigantic ice masses towering before your eyes. Watching from the Zodiacs, it seems almost unreal as the drifting icebergs perform their magical “water ballet”. Impressions that will stay with you until you reach the second-largest city in the country: Sisimiut, formed at the end of the 18th century as a missionary and trading post and now famous for its high quality of life. From here, you will start out on a hike to Tele Island and enter the historical territory of Inuit culture in a picturesque bay where whales were brought on shore in the 17th century. And even if you feel reluctant to return to the present, these many Arctic wonders will continue to move you long after you return home.

    Tuesday, 07.08.2018

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Duesseldorf*

    * Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure for the return flight.
    A change in itinerary may be become necessary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

    A cruise for young explorers

    A true adventure: discovering extraordinary regions, intensive experiences of the world and fascinating insights from well-versed experts – the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is also used on cruises for young discoverers. Our experts will impart knowledge and analytical thinking... Read more

    A true adventure: discovering extraordinary regions, intensive experiences of the world and fascinating insights from well-versed experts – the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is also used on cruises for young discoverers. Our experts will impart knowledge and analytical thinking in a way that is varied, entertaining and suitable for young people. Whether it’s eventful hikes, Zodiac rides, the examination of specimens under a microscope, a spot of navigation, a course on sailors’ knots or age-appropriate talks: the crew and a renowned expert offer an exciting programme for those aged 10 to 17 years old, awakening young people’s curiosity and encouraging inquiring minds – and giving the entire family an expeditionary experience they will never forget.

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    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.
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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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