Press Release of 05/30/2016

With a passion for exploration: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Launches its 2016 – 2018 HANSEATIC International Expedition Cruises’ Brochure

  • Ten international (English/German) cold and warm water expedition cruises
  • Exceptional itineraries to Antarctica, the Arctic, Amazon River, South Seas and South and Central America.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has launched its new November 2016 – February 2018 HANSEATIC Expedition Cruises’ brochure to the international marketplace. A total of ten, adventurous and enriching itineraries operated in both English and German are featured, sailing aboard the world’s only 5-star* expedition ship. Guests can look forward to once-in-a-lifetime cruises into remote regions such as the South Seas, the Amazon River, South and Central America. The brochure also features four Antarctica cruises and three magical Arctic expeditions.

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** The very popular Amazon River expeditions will be continued in 2017: with its small size - 175 guests - shallow draught and its on-board zodiacs, HANSEATIC can cruise deeper into the jungle of the Amazon than other cruise ships. The Amazon expedition will take guests 4,000 km (2,485 mi) from Iquitos in Peru to the mouth of the river in the Atlantic.

Cruise example expedition Amazon: “The Source of Life in a Green Paradise”: a 16-day itinerary from April 27 – May 13, 2017, from Iquitos/Peru to Belem/Brazil, Rates start at €11,540 (£8,660, $13,850), per person, including charter flight (Lima to Iquitos), cruise only. For more information see online at:

** Cold water expeditions – seven cruises to choose from:

With the highest ice-class for passenger ships; a crew experienced in polar voyages; and equipped with 14 robust zodiacs that allow for landings on untouched shores, the HANSEATIC will cruise the Antarctica and Arctic on seven exciting itineraries - cracking the pack ice apart to open a route to breathtaking landscapes and an impressive animal kingdom.

Cruise example Antarctica: “Expedition Antarctica; a world of ice”: a 15-day itinerary from December 2 – 17, 2017, from Ushuaia/Argentina to Ushuaia/Argentina. Among others, HANSEATIC will visit South Georgia, South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and outlying islands. Guests will first set foot on Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Rates start at €10,990 (£8,030, $13,190), per person, including charter flights (Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, and return), cruise only. For more information see online at:

Cruise example Arctic: “In the Wake of Great Explorers”: a 19-day itinerary from August 21 – September 9, 2017, from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq. HANSEATIC also follows in the footsteps of daring polar researchers to the heart of the famous Northwest Passage. Weather permitting, this cruise will bring guests to Disko Bay, Storoen, Uummannaq, Baffin Island, Devon Island, Somerset Island, Victoria Strait, Jenny Lind Island, Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay, Peel Sound, Prince of Wales Island, Beechey Island, Baffin Island, and Sisimiut. Rates start at €14,490 (£10,580, $17,390), per person, including charter flights, cruise only. For more information see online at:

** On its South and Central America cruise, HANSEATIC will enable guests to see the contrasting worlds of Central and South America. Furthermore, the cruise connects the Atlantic and the Pacific – with the spectacular crossing of the technological miracle that is the famous Panama Canal.

Cruise example South and Central America: “Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal; on both sides of the Panama Canal”: a 12-day cruise from November 2 – 14, 2017, from Curacao to Callao/Lima/Peru. Rates start at €5,990 (£4,380, $7,190), per person, including charter flights, cruise only. For more information see online at:

*) Berlitz Cruise Guide 2016

Hamburg, May 2016 

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Press contact: Moritz Krause, Corporate Communications Manager Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Tel: +49 40 307030-391, E-Mail: press(at)

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