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MS HANSEATIC - from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Expedition to circumnavigate Iceland - the primeval magic of fire and ice

MS HANSEATIC - from Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Cruise HAN1812
03.06.2018 - 12.06.2018 (10 days)
from € 4.390 from CHF 5‘268 from $ 5.050 from £ 3.740
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03.06.2018 - 12.06.2018
from € 4.390 from CHF 5‘268 from $ 5.050 from £ 3.740
This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050

Expedition to circumnavigate Iceland - the primeval magic of fire and ice

MS HANSEATIC - from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

from 4,390 €

Cruise HAN1812

03.06.2018 - 12.06.2018

10 days (9 days cruise only)

    A premiere of superlatives: the HANSEATIC brings you intense moments of discovery between Iceland’s active volcanoes, thundering waterfalls and diverse bird species.


    Expedition
    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise HAN1811 and save € 300 per person. Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise HAN1813 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to categories 2 – 7)

    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

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 03.06.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Keflavik
    Journey to Reykjavik/Iceland

    Sunday, 03.06.2018

    Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 04.06.2018 to
    Thursday, 07.06.2018

    The southern and eastern coasts of Iceland (Heimaey, Djupivogur , Seydisfjoerdur, Bakkagerdi )

    Heimaey
    In Iceland, the hot-and-cold world of contrasts with its inhospitable landscapes, the elemental power of creation is more tangible than almost anywhere else on earth. These will be revealed to you on a spectacular new route: taking you past active volcanoes and craggy islands, through deep fjords and past picturesque villages – for the very first time the HANSEATIC will be circumnavigating this island with its powerful nature. The cruise starts with the Westman Islands, located almost 10 km (6.2 mi.) off the coast of Iceland. Heimaey, the largest of these, was laid waste by a volcanic eruption in 1973. Today, an island tour of Heimaey* will ignite every explorer’s heart. Marvel at the contrasting scenery from a unique perspective on an aerial tour above volcanoes and waterfalls* – carpets of green moss, glacial rivers and Eyjafjallajoekull.

    Djupivogur
    On the main island of Iceland, every day you will be impressed by a succession of powerful encounters with nature in a world of primeval splendour. Such as in the village of Djupivogur, in the region of the seldom-visited eastern fjords. From here, start a glacier adventure to Vatnajoekull* – Iceland’s largest glacier at around 8,000 km² (3,088 mi.²). Another natural record awaits you on the scenic journey to the Joekulsarlon* glacier lagoon*, the largest glacial lake in Iceland.

    Seydisfjoerdur
    Your days on the eastern coast of Iceland will be all about adventure. Surrounded by high mountain ranges at the end of a majestic fjord, the village of Seydisfjoerdur is fascinating. Its picturesque, well-maintained wooden houses come from the heyday of herring fishing in the 20th century.

    Bakkagerdi
    Iceland’s magical side as the “island of mythical creatures and trolls” is revealed in Bakkagerdi. Legend has it that the queen of the elves reigns here over the narrow Borgarfjordur fjord and the mountains rising up to 620 m (2034 ft).

    Friday, 08.06.2018 to
    Saturday, 09.06.2018

    Iceland’s northern coast (Akureyri, Grimsey , Siglufoerdur )

    Akureyri
    Discover a true pearl of the north at Akureyri, on the shores of the Eyjafjoerdur fjord, which is famous for its diverse botanical gardens. Picturesque impressions reach a high point on a trip to the Godafoss waterfall and Midge Lake*. Legend has it that the Icelanders consigned their pagan idols to the thundering Godafoss waterfall when they converted to Christianity. And the name of Lake Myvatn refers to the swarms of midges that hover over the mystical waters like pulsating clouds of fog and are responsible for the abundance of fish and the diverse bird population. Experiencing the volcanic landscape of Askja from the air* promises a very special experience, covering the “desert of crimes”, caldera and turquoise crater lake. Or you can experience nature up-close when riding Icelandic horses*, which are famous around the world for their friendly demeanour.

    Grimsey
    Your knowledge will keep pace with these many impressions: the experts provide fascinating insights into topics such as geology, the animal kingdom and the Viking history of Grimsey. The isolated volcanic island with its wonderful basalt columns is a true gem of the Arctic Circle and lies directly on it. Unique in its diversity, large colonies of birds nest on the steep cliffs that plunge into the sea.

    Siglufoerdur
    The town of Siglufoerdur was made world famous by its own economic miracle known as the “great herring adventure”. The region made its fortune from the arrival of huge shoals of herring: follow the historic trail of the unprecedented economic boom in the world’s former herring-fishing capital.

    Sunday, 10.06.2018 to
    Monday, 11.06.2018

    Iceland’s western coast (cruising off Latrabjarg, Flatey, Stykkisholmur)

    Latrabjarg
    Our experts will provide information that cannot be found in any book. Such as when cruising off the famous bird-inhabited cliffs of Latrabjarg, the nesting site for thousands of docile puffins, guillemots and auks.

    Flatey
    Your pioneering spirit will also be ignited on the island of Flatey – with its romantic, colourful painted wooden houses, this is home to Iceland’s largest colony of cormorants. Humpback whale, orcas and fin whales may surface at any time and even accompany the HANSEATIC

    Stykkisholmur
    Find out how Iceland’s history was shaped by fire and ice in Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, also known as “Iceland in miniature”. Take a tour of the Snaefellsnes peninsula* and marvel at this 1,500 m (4,921 ft) high stratovolcano blanketed by ice and snow. The gigantic volcano and the beautifully dramatic landscape that surrounds it reveal their secrets on a trip to the Snaefellsjoekull volcano*. In his novel, Jules Verne describes this crater as the starting point of A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Here the picture book of your fascinating cruise through the land of contrasts comes to an end – full of impressions which you will recall time and again after you return home.

    Tuesday, 12.06.2018

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 12.06.2018

    Island tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 13.06.2018

    Travel to Keflavik
    Scheduled flight from Keflavik to Germany

    Pre & Post-Program for your trip

    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:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    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.

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    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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