Expedition experiences

An expedition means discovering and exploring the extraordinary, making it your own. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for this ashore, whether you opt for thrilling Zodiac rides, hikes with experts or water sports such as kayaking or stand-up paddling. Our organised shore activities also offer a wealth of options for exploring the region you are visiting in more depth. This means you won’t just see the world. You’ll understand it. Our attractive pre- and post-cruise programmes provide the perfect start and end to your expedition.

ZODIACS
On our expeditions, the Zodiacs are often lowered into the water several times a day. These expedition rubber boats can take you ashore whenever there is no harbour. A sense of pure adventure is never far behind. You will discover nature from a unique perspective in small groups and with no long waiting times.

CAMPING IN THE ANTARCTIC
Surely the purest way to experience the sixth continent! Take the unique opportunity to pitch your tent in the endless ice. An intensive experience in the tradition of great pioneers. This activity is offered on selected expeditions with the HANSEATIC nature,  the HANSEATIC inspiration and the HANSEATIC spirit. More information on this adventure, along with prices, can be found here.

KAYAKS
Conquer the polar waters by kayak in small groups of no more than twelve participants. We offer tours with instruction from an experienced kayak guide on selected cruises on our new expedition ships. These excursions are ideal for beginners with previous experience. More information on this adventure, along with prices, can be found here.

HIKES
Your experts will accompany the hikes and landings and draw your attention to details that often go unnoticed by an untrained eye. Snowshoe hiking in Antarctica is a very special experience. Not only will you enjoy spectacular views, you will gain deep insights into the wonders of our planet.

STAND-UP PADDLING
Go with the flow on the seven seas! Enjoy this relaxing yet sporty activity and reach your own dream destinations by paddle board – depending on the conditions and pleasant water temperatures, of course. You can find further information here.

ORGANISED SHORE ACTIVITIES
From natural excursions and active tours to culinary discoveries and cultural treasures – our organised shore activities provide you with a wealth of exciting experiences. Of course, our programmes are for small groups. They are also planned with great care and you will be accompanied by experienced tour guides. You will receive a detailed itinerary, including prices, around three months prior to departure.


Our pre- and post-cruise programmes

(conducted in German language only)

It’s not just at sea where we offer unforgettable experiences. You can extend your expedition with our pre- and post-cruise programmes ashore. Set the scene for your expedition with fascinating impressions – or round it off in style by exploring further. Spectacular natural surroundings, foreign cultures, varied activity programmes or days dedicated to pure relaxation await you.

The advantages with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

  • A great way to start and end your expedition: extend your cruise with attractive programmes ashore
  • Outstanding accommodation: a first-class range of hotels awaits you
  • Dive deeper: intensive insights provide even more background knowledge
  • The perfect combination: enjoy a mix of individual activities and shared experiences in a small group
  • Not a care in the world: we organise everything – from beginning to end – and you’ll be accompanied by experienced tour guides

You can find the itinerary and prices for our pre- and post-cruise programmes on the website for each individual cruise.