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MS HANSEATIC - from Shanghai to Tokyo
Cruise HAN1408
21.05.2018 - 21.05.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition to Siberia - Primorye: Terra Incognita ...

from Shanghai to Tokyo

Cruise HAN1408

21.05.2018 - 21.05.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    They still exist – those unspoilt spots on this earth. Away from the explored regions of civilisation lies terra incognita – the unknown territory. Join a premiere expedition on the HANSEATIC to experience one of the most remote corners of the world and explore the region of Primorye, taking in the unspoilt nature of the deep south-east of Siberia.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 800

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1409.


    Attractive combination bonus € 800

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1409.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your experts on 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

    At anchor

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany – Shanghai

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Shanghai/China, departure 19.00 hrs (subject to tides)

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Pusan/Republic of Korea

    Cultural Contrasts from Korea to Vladivostok
    Surrounded by numerous small bays and with islands lying off the coast, the natural harbour of Pusan will welcome you. Take a City Tour with Tea Culture* and enjoy some personal insights into the life of the Korean people, or follow in the footsteps of religious devotees on a Visit to Gyeongju*. The Bulguksa Temple bears impressive witness to the blossoming of Buddhist art and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From here the HANSEATIC sets course for the wild wastes of Siberia.

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Zarubino/Siberia/Russia (technical stop)
    Rimsky Islands

    You will find out why the region around the Rimsky Islands nature reserve is also called the “pearl of Primorye” as you glide along the spectacular green coastline. As you sail in your Zodiac across this pristine natural environment, you can observe countless species of birds and, with luck, spotted seals.

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Vladivostok, arrival 15.00 hrs

    You will discover a delightful contrast to these cultural experiences in Vladivostok, the last station of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. Take a City Tour* and explore the various architectural styles and sights, including the Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum. The diverse sides of nature are revealed during a walk in the Ussuriysky Nature Reserve*, home not only to roughly 1,100 species of plants but also to deer, Himalayan bears and many species of birds. Or would you prefer to take in the sight of an endless expanse of forest on a Tour through the Siberian Taiga*? Like a journey through time, your trip through Siberian towns and villages takes you back about 40 years – at the end of which you will follow in the tracks of the Amur tiger.

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Vladivostok, departure 21.00 hrs

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Siberia (incl. Petrov Island , Prosiolochnaya , Neprimentnaya , Olga ?, Udobnaya Bay , Ternei Bay ?, Samarga River , Korsakov)

    Siberia – Where Explorers’ Hearts Beat Faster
    Time seems to have stopped on Petrov Island, more so than in the rest of Russia. Explore the “enchanted” – and enchanting – yew tree forest surrounded by myths and legends. Look forward to landing at Prosiolochnaya and Neprimentnaya, each with a special, unspoilt magic of their own. Weather permitting, the Zodiacs will take you ashore to visit an authentic sika deer farm.  The small provincial town of Olga, whose name is as full of character as the place itself, yields genuine insights into Russian life. Here you will be able to encounter Cossacks and also learn about the traditions of the people of this remote and isolated part of Siberia by visiting the orthodox wooden church with its domes as well as a school of art and music. Take a hike through the Sikhote Alin reserve in Udobnaya Bay, a real treasure trove for bird watchers, and explore the terrain in the company of rangers. Visit the village of Ternei to learn how people really can live in harmony with the wild and unspoilt elements of nature. Once at the visitor’s centre, cast an eye over the exhibition that tells about the wildlife of the nature reserve – it’s well worth a look. You can be assured of hours of excitement as you travel by Zodiac with landings to explore the areas between the remote Cape Maksimov and Cape Gilyak, places with a real expeditionary feel. Or you may like to go in search of the local fishermen and huntsmen. You will also experience the full flavour of an expedition on the Samarga River, with plenty of time allowed for exploration in the Zodiac. Back in civilisation, there is an opportunity to gain some Impressions of Kholmsk* on the island of Sakhalin where you will visit the most important squares and structures, such as Promorsky Boulevard and the former Lenin Square.

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Rishiri/Japan

    The town’s Japanese monuments and squares set the tone and prepare you for the Asiatic atmosphere that welcomes you on Rishiri, the island of flowers off the coast of Hokkaido. In Kutsugata Misaki Park, take in the panoramic views of the dormant stratovolcano, reminiscent of Fujiyama, and look back over a richly varied expedition that will provide you with memories for years to come.

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Otaru (Sapporo)/Japan, arrival 6.00 hrs
    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast in Sapporo (middle-class hotel)

    Monday, 21.05.2018

    Scheduled flight Sapporo – Tokyo – Frankfurt

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes 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:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SHANGHAI – THE ALLURE OF OPPOSITES
    PRE-CRUISE POGRAMME B: CHINESE METROPOLISES – BEIJING AND SHANGHAI
    POST-CRUISE POGRAMME A: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA

    Important note on this expedition:
    The HANSEATIC is one of the few non-Russian ships to set out on this cruising adventure along the Siberian coast. It goes without saying that we have planned this expedition with the greatest care and in close consultation with the Russian authorities. The authorities do, however, reserve the right to issue the necessary authorisations at the last moment or if necessary to withhold them, so changes in itinerary may become necessary. Depending on the local conditions, the captain will then decide on the best possible choice of alternatives.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

    A specialist in ethnology amongst the team of experts

    Having completed her studies in historic ethnology, prehistory, early history and geology, Dr Gudrun Bucher

    expanded her understanding of Russia with a research project in

    southern Siberia. Drawing on her wealth of knowledge, she will tell you

    fascinating facts about the life of the present-day and original

    inhabitants of Siberia.


    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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