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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Expedition Antarctica - in the thrall of icebergs and wildlife

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise INS2103
02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2103
    Cruise dates
    02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021

    Islands covered by glaciers, gigantic wildlife colonies, towering icebergs: where weather and ice determine the course of the HANSEATIC inspiration, experience a breathtaking natural habitat. How far south will you go?


    International cruise
    Non smoking
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Antarctic Peninsula: explore a wonderland of shimmering icebergs
    • South of the Antarctic Circle: the thrill of expeditions in the raw, fascinating icy wilderness
    • Watch various species of penguin, seal, whale and seabird in their natural habitat
    • Thrilling Zodiac rides in an ice-covered expedition region
    • Illuminating and fascinating: nature hikes with experts
    • Camping in the Antarctic*
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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
    INS2103
    Cruise dates
    02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 31.01.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

    Monday, 01.02.2021

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 02.02.2021

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

    Wednesday, 03.02.2021

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Thursday, 04.02.2021 to
    Friday, 12.02.2021

    South Shetland Islands , Weddell Sea , crossing the Antarctic Circle, Marguerite Bay , Antarctic Peninsula

    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.

    Antarctic Circle
    A magical boundary for seafarers and explorers: 66° 33’ S. The further south you go, the more rugged and icy the surroundings. Thick ice fields are a common sight here, the glaciers seem more dominant, and more icebergs drift on the water than in the north. The HANSEATIC nature knows no boundaries here. Where the weather and ice have more influence than ever on the route the ship will take, the experience and flexibility of the captain and expedition crew are needed more than ever. For insights into an icy world that very few experience. Simply magical.

    Saturday, 13.02.2021 to
    Sunday, 14.02.2021

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Monday, 15.02.2021

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

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 15.02.2021

    Buenos Aires
    Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

    Tuesday, 16.02.2021

    Arrival in Germany

    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.
    Should the ice prevent us from crossing the Antarctic Circle, we will alternatively seek to reach the Weddell Sea. Highlights may vary in this case.

    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 popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU
    Additional charge from € 2.490
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: USHUAIA - DISCOVERIES AT THE END OF THE WORLD
    Additional charge from € 590
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: OVERNIGHT STAY IN BUENOS AIRES
    Additional charge from € 390
    Cruise
    INS2103
    Cruise dates
    02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021

    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.

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    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
    INS2103
    Cruise dates
    02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021
    Cruise
    INS2103
    Cruise dates
    02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021
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