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MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage - a legendary journey!

MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise HAN1818
25.08.2018 - 13.09.2018 (19 days)
from € 13.291 from CHF 15‘949 from $ 15.286 from £ 11.305
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25.08.2018 - 13.09.2018
from € 13.291 from CHF 15‘949 from $ 15.286 from £ 11.305

Expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage - a legendary journey!

MS HANSEATIC - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

from 13,291 €

Cruise HAN1818

25.08.2018 - 13.09.2018

19 days (19 days cruise only)

    Polar bears, walruses and glaciers – the journey itself becomes the destination as the HANSEATIC finds its way into the heart of a legendary sea route.


    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.

    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

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Saturday, 25.08.2018

    Charter flight from Duesseldorf* to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Sunday, 26.08.2018 to
    Monday, 27.08.2018

    Western coast of Greenland
    (Sisimiut, Disko Bay)

    Bizarre ice formations, impressive wild animals and nautical challenges – one of the world’s most famous sea routes combines fascinating history and thrilling natural experiences. Trace your finger on the map to see the routes of numerous pioneers who have lent their names to many of the straits and islands. When ice determines the course, the pioneering spirit of times gone by will come to life on board the HANSEATIC. A challenge to which the ship rises with its highest ice class and experienced crew. Again and again, the captain and officers will decide which route to take. Look forward to a great adventure.

    The first chapter of your very individual polar story begins in Sisimiut. The remarkable old town dating from the late 18th century tells the story of its past as a missionary and trading post. Impressions that will merge with the history of the 4,000-year-old Inuit culture on a hike to Tele Island. In the famous Disko Bay, nature puts on an impressive show: ride in the Zodiacs between the drifting icebergs and watch the enormous ice formations that are released into the bay from the ice fjord.

    Tuesday, 28.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 29.08.2018

    Pond Inlet/Baffin Island/Canada

    When the HANSEATIC sets sail for Baffin Island, the sudden appearance of humpback and fin whales always produces a wave of excitement. Once you have got to know the small, hidden Inuit settlement of Pond Inlet, the excitement increases: your personal chapter in the history of exploration awaits you.

    Thursday, 30.08.2018 to
    Friday, 07.09.2018

    In the heart of the Northwest Passage
    (including Devon Island, Somerset Island, cruising in the Victoria Strait, Jenny Lind Island, Cambridge Bay/Victoria Island, Prince of Wales Island, cruising in Peel Sound, Beechey Island)

    In the wake of bold polar explorers, you will go deep into the heart of the famous Northwest Passage – expedition territory perfect for the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs. Explorations and trips ashore in this region – for example, on Devon Island – are only possible with robust motorised rubber boats. Spectacular glaciers line the coast, where you will see musk oxen, Arctic hares and maybe even your first polar bears. The further the ship goes into the labyrinth of islands and ice, the closer you will feel to the first explorers all those years ago. Follow in their footsteps on Somerset Island, for example. In 1848, James Clark Ross landed here during his search for the missing Franklin ships, which are said to be frozen in ice at the entrance to the Victoria Strait. The fascination on the water continues on land: keep an eye out for polar bears, owls and reindeer, and not just on Jenny Lind Island. Victoria Island is also ideal for wildlife sightings. Cambridge Bay was for centuries the meeting point for the “Copper Eskimos” – famous for their skills in making copper tools from the local metal deposits.

    Depending on the ice, you will set out on a Zodiac ride on Peel Sound into the habitat of orcas, seals and walruses, and to Prince of Wales Island. Maybe you will even be able to see polar bears in the distance? The island was discovered in 1851 during the search for John Franklin’s expedition. Aside from three sailors, whose graves were found on Beechey Island, the team remained missing.

    Saturday, 08.09.2018 to
    Sunday, 09.09.2018

    Baffin Island

    Finally, the HANSEATIC will take some time to explore the magnificent fjords of Baffin Island. Mountains and ice shape the expansive home of the Inuit with an impressive landscape, including the majestic Kisimngiuqtuq glacier.

    Monday, 10.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 11.09.2018

    Western coast of Greenland
    (Storoen, Uummannaq)

    Back in Greenland, the sun bathes the cliffs of the desert isle of Storoen in a magical red. Take a walk with the experts and discover the geological features of this bizarre lunar landscape. Cultural experiences in Uummannaq, one of Greenland’s prettiest settlements with typical colourful wooden houses and “Santa’s summer house”, provide the atmospheric closing chapter to your very personal expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage.

    Wednesday, 12.09.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 13.09.2018

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Duesseldorf*

    * Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure for the outbound flight and the airport of arrival for the return flight.
    A change in itinerary may be become necessary on this expedition to the Northwest Passage. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice 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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