Magical moments for explorers

Our five-star expedition ship* 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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Life on board

You will enjoy plenty of freedom – be it in the stylish cabins and suites, the exquisite selection of culinary delights or the many unforgettable expedition moments. Enjoy your own personal expedition, spellbound by the fascinating view of the ocean.

Welcome on board the HANSEATIC

Come aboard and experience the HANSEATIC at close quarters. Explore the ship in our 360-degree tour or study the deck plan, be inspired by pictures of the ship or use the webcam to see the HANSEATIC’s current location.

Technical Data of MS HANSEATIC
BuiltMarch 1993
Categoryfive stars*
Gross tonnage (GT)8,378
ShipyardRauma Repola (Finnland)
Length/beam/draught122.80 m=403 ft/18 m=59 ft/4.91 m=16 ft
Total power2 x 2,940 kW
Speed16 knots
Passenger decks6
Passenger capacity/crew175/125
Ice classE4 (highest ice class for passenger ships)
On-board languageGerman
Tenders (200 seats)4
Environmental protetion systemsown incinerators, fully biological sewage treatment system

Your home away

What could be better than reflecting on the most impressive highlights of your expedition in a stylish atmosphere? The five-star comfort of the cabins and suites on the HANSEATIC is the perfect setting.

  • 88 outside cabins and 4 suites(22 m²/237 ft² and 44 m²/474 ft²)

  • Ocean view included, thanks to wide panoramic windows and maritime portholes

  • Air conditioning, flat-screen television with Internet access and private e-mail address, Wi-Fi access and DVD player

  • All expert presentations, navigation charts and the forward-view camera are broadcast live in every cabin

  • There is a bathrobe for every guest and the mini bar is refilled free of charge on a daily basis (soft drinks)

  • Butler service on the Bridge Deck

More information     deck plan

Category 2 – outside cabin (with portholes) Amundsen Deck

Category 3-6 – outside cabin (with panoramic window) Explorer Deck / Marco Polo Deck / Bridge Deck

Category 7 – suite (with panoramic window) Bridge Deck

Sensual Delights

When you embark you will find a bottle of champagne waiting for you as a welcome gift alongside a bowl of fresh fruit that is refilled free of charge on a daily basis. Thanks to all these little details, you are free to enjoy your own personal expedition with all your senses.

  • Top-class main restaurant Marco Polo – with a creative and ambitious gourmet philosophy

  • Diverse culinary creations at the breakfast and lunch buffets at Bistro Lemaire – also outside. An evening buffet is also available on selected days

  • The bar in the Observation Lounge has a 180° panoramic view and features piano music in the evenings

  • There are 125 crew members for no more than 175 guests on board

  • 24-hour cabin service

Explore more

The HANSEATIC combines passion for exploration with the fine art of relaxed living. Enjoy your own personal space from bow to stern.

  • Precaps and recaps by the experts in order to prepare for and follow up on trips ashore

  • Knowledge transferred vividly: numerous expert presentations in the Darwin Hall

  • Well stocked: on-board library with specialist literature

  • Explorer Lounge meeting point: entertainment with music and dancing

  • Observation Lounge: enjoy panoramic views and share viewpoints

  • Expedition equipment: parkas, rubber boots, Nordic Walking poles, snorkelling equipment and fishing rods (on a loan basis)

  • Active relaxation: fitness room with ocean view, sauna, whirlpool and swimming pool

* According to Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.