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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Expedition Antarctica - Christmas adventure

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise INS2100
17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2100
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

    Where spectacular natural surroundings offer a very special festive season and the new year begins in the midst of a glistening icy landscape, you will experience an unforgettable expedition. Watch thousands of king penguins against a spectacular mountain backdrop and let yourself be inspired by mighty glacial panoramas and ice-covered islands.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Non smoking
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %!

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Stanley, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula – the grand route through the southern polar regions
    • Christmas in the wildlife paradise of South Georgia: thousands of king penguins against a spectacular mountain backdrop
    • Illuminating and fascinating: experts accompany hikes and Zodiac rides into the ice
    • Dream winter landscapes between glistening ice formations and imposing glaciers
    • Watch various species of penguin, seal, whale and seabird in their natural habitat
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    Your ship - HANSEATIC inspiration

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC inspiration

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² Cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) Cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² Cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group

    *You can book the camping experience directly on board. This optional activity is not included in the cruise price.  More information

    Cruise
    INS2100
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 15.12.2020

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

    Wednesday, 16.12.2020

    City tour
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 17.12.2020

    Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina,
    departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 18.12.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 19.12.2020

    Stanley/Falkland Islands

    The British overseas territory has more than just a turbulent history; discover its impressive bird life the moment your Zodiac lands. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the Falkland Islands are a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

    Sunday, 20.12.2020 to
    Monday, 21.12.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 22.12.2020 to
    Thursday, 24.12.2020

    South Georgia

    In this unique wildlife paradise, the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals will not be disturbed by your visit. At the former Grytviken whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the adventures of times gone by.

    Friday, 25.12.2020

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 26.12.2020 to
    Thursday, 31.12.2020

    South Orkney Islands , South Shetland Islands , Weddell Sea , Antarctic Peninsula

    South Orkney Islands
    For scientists, the Antarctic is an enormous natural laboratory – and that includes this largely glaciated island group. You will also gain an insight into the everyday lives of polar researchers when, weather permitting, you will be taken in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas station (subject to authorisation). Enjoy the pure fascination of the drifting tabular icebergs which, with a bit of luck, you will see off Signy Island, for example. The bizarre blocks that have broken off the shelf ice and their huge archways shimmer a mystical shade of blue in the cool polar light. And you will pass close by on board the ship – simply breathtaking.

    South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
    Enjoy unforgettable moments when, for example, you set foot on the Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Snow-capped summits surround the bay, where icebergs the size of houses drift and glaciers tower hundreds of metres above. The gigantic glacier cliffs, such as those of Neko Harbor, provide a unique backdrop. Gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see, for example on Cuverville Island. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) high line the strait of water. The Neumayer Channel and Port Lockroy provide panoramic views of glaciers that are no less breathtaking.

    Weddell Sea
    When cruising in the Antarctic Sound, the deck becomes your front-row seat for unique natural spectacles, for example when water is suddenly parted by the fluke of a majestic whale. The Weddell Sea is home to breathtaking ice formations, some of which are as tall as a house and covered by Adelie penguins and dense pack ice. How far can your expedition ship go? For example, in 1903, the Nordenskjold expedition was forced to wait ten months to be rescued on the volcanic Paulet Island. Today, the island is home to countless penguins and, like Devil Island, makes for a very lively spectacle.

    Friday, 01.01.2021 to
    Saturday, 02.01.2021

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Sunday, 03.01.2021

    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Buenos Aires 

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 03.01.2021

    Buenos Aires
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 04.01.2021

    Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

    Tuesday, 05.01.2021

    Arrival in Germany

    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.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    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: IGUACU
    Additional charge from € 2.490
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: USHUAIA – DISCOVERIES AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
    Additional charge from € 590

    All expeditions to Antarctica may require a change in itinerary. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions. Wildlife sightings may vary from year to year.

    Cruise
    INS2100
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

    Show HANSEATIC inspiration

    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

    Here you see more information about the cabins & suites

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    Restaurants

    Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.

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    Knowledge on board

    Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

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    Cruise
    INS2100
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021
    Cruise
    INS2100
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2020 - 03.01.2021
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %!

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