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HANSEATIC spirit - from Cape Town to Ushuaia

Expedition from cape to cape - expedition dreams at the end of the world

HANSEATIC spirit - from Cape Town to Ushuaia
Cruise SPI2300
20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023 (22 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2300
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023

    A route that very few have travelled. From the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn, penguins, icebergs and the history of exploration set the course.


    Expedition
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    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.
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 - 8) is only 25 %.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - HANSEATIC spirit

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in August 2021. 

    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 spirit

    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 Kabine
    • 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 cabine
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Cruise
    SPI2300
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 19.12.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Tuesday, 20.12.2022

    Cape Town/South Africa
    Overnight stay on board

    Wednesday, 21.12.2022

    Cape Town/South Africa, departure 11.30 hrs

    Great adventures await between the continents - from Africa's southern tip to Tierra del Fuego. When the HANSEATIC spirit sets sail, the destination is clear: a pure expedition feeling. You've probably never celebrated Christmas with relaxing days in the middle of the Atlantic. Spend the festive season in a truly personal atmosphere with a small group of like-minded explorers and a wonderful crew. With fascinating presentations and discussions, the on-board experts will get you in the mood for a feast of nature in the Antarctic waters.

    Thursday, 22.12.2022 to
    Sunday, 25.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 26.12.2022

    Tristan da Cunha /Great Britain (Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale)

    A true gift for pioneers, the volcanic island group of Tristan da Cunha rises out of the Atlantic around 2,400 km (1,491 mi.) from the nearest settlement. If the weather is good, you will land in the Zodiacs to learn more about the lives of the around 230 people who live here, far from civilisation. The pioneering spirit is almost tangible when the HANSEATIC spirit continues on a course that is planned anew every day. The destination: spectacular experiences.

    Tuesday, 27.12.2022 to
    Friday, 30.12.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 31.12.2022 to
    Monday, 02.01.2023

    South Georgia

    Steep summits on the horizon announce the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. James Cook, who discovered the island in 1775, exclaimed that: "The wild rocks raised their lofty summits till they were lost in the clouds." Hundreds of thousands of king penguins blanket the island's coastlines and mountain slopes. The Zodiacs are used several times a day for landings in the rugged north coast's most beautiful spots. For example, on Salisbury Plain you can watch a huge colony of thousands of king penguins brooding their eggs. The air is filled with ear-splitting screeching. Is there any more atmospheric way to welcome the new year than in the company of these curious creatures? The animals are usually more curious than the guests, who are required to maintain a prescribed distance. The enormous elephant seals and fur seals are more sceptical of their visitors - with a little luck, you will be able to see them in areas such as Gold Harbour. Chinstrap, macaroni and Adelie penguins and giant petrels fill the uninhabited island with life. The overwhelming landscapes give the impression of a huge Noah's Ark. Your team of experts on board will provide deeper insights into your natural experiences with surprising details and information on the Antarctic's pioneering history. In Grytviken, you will visit sites such as an old wooden church from the whaling era. Pay homage to Sir Ernest Shackleton, the great polar explorer, at his final resting place.

    Tuesday, 03.01.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 04.01.2023 to
    Sunday, 08.01.2023

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

    Your next destination is the South Orkney Islands, discovered in 1821 by the whaler George Powell. Depending on the local conditions and approval from the station, you will land in the Zodiacs to gain an impression of the work of the Argentinian Orcadas research station, which has been manned since 1904. You will feel how impressive complete silence can be in the Weddell Sea, where gigantic tabular icebergs and dense pack ice await. The ice cracks and crunches around the ship's reinforced bow. How far into this region can the HANSEATIC spirit actually make it? For example, in 1903, the Nordenskjöld expedition was forced to wait ten months to be rescued on the volcanic Paulet Island. Today, the island is home to countless penguins.
    With a little luck, you will set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula in Brown Bluff, where tuff cliffs tower up to 700 m (2,296 ft) between two mighty glaciers. This panorama is accompanied by the cries of countless Dominican gulls, cape petrels and snow petrels. The archaic beauty of the South Shetland Islands is a history book of geology and the golden age of Antarctic exploration. In 1916, the crew of Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition spent the winter on Elephant Island after being forced to abandon their ship in the ice. With its shallow draught, the HANSEATIC spirit can even travel into the flooded caldera of the extinct volcano that forms Deception Island. Flanked by rock faces up to 50 m (164 ft) in height, the black sand in front of you gives off steam as a testament to a past eruption - and you in the heart of the scenery. We can set out in smaller boats to reach destinations such as Half Moon Island. Walk across vast fields of snow with stunning views.

    Monday, 09.01.2023

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Tuesday, 10.01.2023

    Cape Horn/Chile

    In good weather, you will land in the Zodiacs at South America's famous, most southerly point: Cape Horn. After climbing up to the Cape Horn Memorial with the albatross, you will look back on the unforgettable experiences of your Antarctic expedition.

    Wednesday, 11.01.2023

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

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 11.01.2023

    Buenos Aires
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 12.01.2023

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

    Friday, 13.01.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    The itinerary depends on weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    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: EXPLORE CAPE TOWN
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: FACETS OF THE CAPE REGION
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: SAFARI IN AND BEYOND NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BUENOS AIRES - TIME FOR EXPLORATION
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: IGUACU
    Cruise
    SPI2300
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in August 2021 and can accommodate up to 230 guests (or just 199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen). 

    What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.

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    Cabins & Suites

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

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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 nature & 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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    Binoculars allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet
    Cruise
    SPI2300
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023
    Cruise
    SPI2300
    Cruise dates
    20.12.2022 - 11.01.2023
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 - 8) is only 25 %.

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