from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
12 days (12 days cruise only)
The HANSEATIC inspiration is planned to launch in October 2019. The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.
Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires
City tourOvernight stay with breakfast
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs
Sailing through the Drake Passage
Antarctic Peninsula , Weddell Sea , South Shetland Islands
Antarctic PeninsulaSetting foot on the Antarctic mainland is an unforgettable experience. Tranquil and endless, the shimmering masses of ice stretch out before you and take your breath away. Get up-close to penguin colonies, the fascinating water ballet of the icebergs and mighty mountain ranges that guard the coast – the endless ice of the Antarctic Peninsula will make a profound impression on your heart and soul. Antarctic Sound and Weddell SeaThe Weddell Sea and Antarctic Sound comprise one of the world’s most remote and challenging expedition regions. Spectacular tabular icebergs drift elegantly through the blue water as your expedition ship forges a path through the ice floes – and you have a front-row seat on deck.South Shetland Islands Although the South Shetland Islands are largely glaciated, their climate is mild in Antarctic terms. Board a Zodiac and set out for Half Moon Island, where vast fields of snow contrast starkly with the dark rock depending on the season. The volcanic legacy of the archipelago becomes particularly intense on Deception Island: board your expedition ship and the Zodiacs and head deep into the caldera whose collapsed volcanic cone forms the island. Hot underground springs cover the beach in mystical steam depending on the water level.
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrsCharter flight to Buenos Aires
Buenos AiresOvernight stay with breakfast
Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany
Arrival in Germany
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:
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.
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.
In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.
Here you see more information about the cabins & suites
Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.
A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.
Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.
The cruise price (cruise only) includes the following
More travel information can be found here.