Your logbook for fantastic adventures

On our expedition ships, the days are filled with experiences and adventures, natural wonders and animal sightings. From morning to night, bow to stern, portside to starboard – everything is devoted to expeditions. Follow in the footsteps of legendary pioneers and set foot on thrilling explorer’s terrain yourself. Experience the extraordinary every day – with a small group of like-minded people who share your passion for the unknown. In our travel diaries, we take you along on our expeditions and provide intensive insights even before you travel. Have fun exploring!

The Antarctic

The experience is the destination, and each one opens up a new chapter of the Antarctic: glacial islands, deep fjords, gigantic wildlife colonies and ice-covered waterways in a legendary region. Experience wildlife and nature up-close in Europe’s winter – on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

King penguins in St. Andrews Bay/South Georgia

On the track of Sir Ernest Shakleton: hike from Fortuna Bay to Stromness/South Georgia

Albatrosses, Falkland Islands

Large colony of king penguins on South Georgia

Hike with experts on South Georgia

Maximum safety, maximum adventure: expedition fleet with highest ice class for passenger ships (PC6)

Young elephant seal, Grytviken/South Georgia

Fur seal

Weddell seal

Chinstrap penguin

Gentoo penguin

Adelie penguins

Hands-on knowledge

Zodiac landing South Orkney Islands 

Numerous Zodiac rides shape every Antarctic experience

Hike on South Orkney Islands 

Wildlife observation in Paradise Bay

A discovery tour in Paradise Bay in the Zodiacs

Spectacular - Lemaire Channel

Front-row whale watching

Paradise Bay

Antarctic Peninsula

Kayak tour Cuverville Island

Snowshoe hiking on Petermann Island

The Arctic

When people talk of the Arctic, they are talking of an enormous ocean. The best travel conditions can be found in the Arctic summer from June to August. When the climate is mild and the animal kingdom is at its richest, our expedition ships will take you deep into the natural paradises of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Spitsbergen. Deeply carved fjords, mighty glaciers as well as bizarre ice and rock formations await.

Walruscolony, Spitsbergen

Breathtaking views from deck

Zodiac ride, Cape York/Greenland

Bearded seal

Quench your thirst for knowledge with our experts


HANSEATIC nature in Spitsbergen

The Zodiacs being launched

Hiking at Prince Christian Sund 



Bird watching in Spitsbergen


Polar bear sighting at a safe distance on board

Zodiac cruising, Disko Bay/Greenland

Disko Bay/Greenland

Walruses in Northwest Spitsbergen 




Whalewatching Disko Bay/Greenland

Bearded seal and HANSEATIC nature

Impressive light atmosphere in east Greenland

Hiking in the Northeast Greenland National Park

Zodiac ride in east Greenland

South and Central America / Amazon

A natural treasure chest of exotic creatures, lush jungle and snow-covered volcanic cones – South and Central America thrill with their interplay of contrasts. Untouched native villages and relics of ancient civilisations create cultural high points on expeditions along the Amazon, through Chile’s fjord world and on both sides of the Panama Canal. A colourful land of adventure awaits!

Breves Narrows/Amazon

Water buffalo in the Amazon

Scarlet Ibis /Amazon

Zodiac ride on the Amazon

Zodiac ride on the Amazon

Utria National Park/Colombia

Curacao/ Netherlands Antilles


San Blas Islands/Panama

San Blas Islands/Panama

Blue-footed booby on Isla de la Plata/Ecuador

Puerto Natales/Chile

Puerto Natales/Chile

Fur seals, Garibaldi Glacier/Chile

Nazca Lines/Peru 

Colonial charme in Cartagena

South American zest for life

Puerto Montt/Chile

Puerto Montt/Chile

Pio XI Glacier/Chile

Utría National Natural Park/Columbia

Blue-footed booby on Isla Lobos de Tierra/Peru

Kirke Narrows/Chile

South American monkey/Amazon

Guanako in Puerto Natales/Chile

Magellanic penguin in Punta Arenas/Chile

Garibaldi Glacier/Chile

Animal watching along the Amazon

The HANSEATIC nature off the Garibaldi Glacier

Experts disclose background information

Hummingbirds in Caleta Tortel/Chile

Daytime passage through the Panama Canal