Follow the secrets of long-lost cultures and exotic species on an expedition between the Atlantic and Pacific. The contrasting worlds of Central and South America are connected by the technological miracle that is the famous Panama Canal. A journey of discovery through time awaits with unforgettable impressions

***This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions

Highlights


As a historian, author and museum specialist, Dr Hartmut Roder knows all about the importance of history and stories. His exhibitions and books on international economics are just as fascinating as his on-board presentations.

Make your way to Willemstad/Curacao, on to the ship. departure 18.00 hrs. Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
One of South America’s most beautiful cities opens up like a treasure trove: Cartagena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and immortalised one year later in a novel by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Discover why on a tour through historic Cartagena* with the picturesque old town, magnificent colonial buildings and the huge San Felipe fortress.
The Kuna indigenous people of the San Blas Islands also have a past steeped in tradition. Their small autonomous island reserve is a picture book world of palm trees and white sandy beaches – the ideal place to relax, swim, snorkel or simply let your mind drift away. And as if this were not exciting enough, there it suddenly lies before you: the Panama Canal, a legendary structure full of history and tales to tell. Opened more than 100 years ago, over 80 km (49 mi.) long and one of the world’s most important straits of water, the canal has and is undergoing significant expansion to accommodate ever larger container ships.
The daytime passage through the Panama Canal will be the highlight of your cruise. The team of experts on board will ensure picturesque impressions with fascinating facts about its construction and significance. From the deck, enjoy views of grasslands, dense jungle and wild mangrove forests. The Panama Canal draws you in until you reach an exotic new world on the Pacific side.
El Dorado of lush natural wonders Discover the green heart of Panama from a special perspective in the Gulf of San Miguel: traditional boats will take you into the Darien jungle, Central America’s largest continuous rainforest. In this diverse habitat, encounter the Embera tribe, who live in widely strewn forest villages, and learn about their traditional way of life.
Follow a trail rather than leave one behind: dedicated to nature, Colombia’s eco-tourism objectives are in line with our standards on board the HANSEATIC. Look forward to the exotic flora and fauna in the almost untouched rainforests of Utria National Park, a biodiversity of extraordinary variety: tropical birds, reptiles, amphibians – which species will you see? With a little luck, you will even spot humpback whales from the deck, which give birth in these warm waters.
A paradise for plant researchers, Isla Gorgona once served as a base for pirates and then as the “Alcatraz of Colombia” before becoming a nature reserve. Coral reefs, secluded beaches and varied hiking routes – dream and discover!
Millennia-old relics in PERU The propeller of the HANSEATIC seems to turn back time and revive ancient civilisations – such as the impressive legacy of the Chimu near Salaverry: explore the Huaca el Dragon temple and Chan Chan*, the continent’s most important archaeological site. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, built around 1300, is probably one of the largest adobe cities in the world. Marvel at the former settlement of the Mochica culture, around 2,000 years old, and the ruins of important Chimu shrines in the Moche Valley and the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon*. Two imposing structures: one made from millions of adobe bricks, the other decorated with colourful paintings and friezes. Imagine people praying here for the favour of the gods. The Islas Guanape were created by nature – and appear on a HANSEATIC route for the first time. Their rugged cliffs are populated by gannets, Inca terns and pelicans. The islands are also home to sea lions and Humboldt penguins. Your thirst for discovery will be inspired both here and off the Islas Grupo de Huaura. Both archipelagos are remote conservation areas, which means your visits are subject to official approval and must respect their sensitive nature – in keeping with our environmental philosophy.
City tour of Lima - enriched by unforgettable impressions and with your yearning for adventure fulfilled, you will look back on the many contrasts of your expedition from the coastal city of Callao. * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

Cat 1: Guaranteed Outside Cabin

$ 7190 USD pp
approx 22m2 All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 2: Amundsen Deck

$ 7900 USD pp
approx 22m2 - Amundsen Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 3: Exploer Deck

$ 8910 USD pp
Cat 1 approx 22m2 - Explorer Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 4: Marco Polo Deck

$ 9260 USD pp
Cat 1 approx 22m2 - Marco Polo Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 5: Explorer Deck

$ 9590 USD pp
approx 22m2 - Explorer Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 6: Bridge Deck

$ 10600 USD pp
approx 22m2 - Bridge Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Single Occupancy Amundsen Deck

$ 10600 USD pp
approx 22m2 - Amundsen Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Single Occupancy - Marco Polo

$ 12640 USD pp
Cat 1 approx 22m2 - Marco Polo Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

Cat 7: Bridge Deck

$ 14810 USD pp
approx 44m2 - Bridge Deck All cabins and suites are ideally situated – facing outward with a view of the world’s oceans. The perfect location to prepare for your next destination. The large panoramic windows allow you to enjoy the best views the ocean has to offer. When the ship enters the next harbour, the forward-view camera sends images directly to your flat screen. Share your impressions with people at home using the wireless Internet connection in your cabin and your on-board e-mail account.

MS Hanseatic

Vessel Type:

Length: 403ft

Passenger Capacity: 175

Built:1991

 

Aboard the M/S Hanseatic you will discover your very own personal expedition. Due to the background five-star service, you will enjoy your holiday to the maximum and it will become an unforgettable experience.

The Hanseatic was built in 1991 in Finland. It weighs 8380 tons and has a draught of 4,90 meters only. It is a small and versatile ship used for expeditions but at the same time it offers more than average space for its 175 passengers. On its expedition-cruises extraordinary destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland, Micronesia or the North Western Passage are to be found on the itinerary. Apart from these, destinations as Norway, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea or the Mediterranean Sea are also attractive to the Hanseatic for their more individual smaller ports, off the tourist track. The itineraries are designed in a very individual and respectful manner.

Atmosphere on board

The Hanseatic is an attractive cruise ship for the explorer type of tourist. Moreover, it offers a five star standard to its guests. During the day the dress code on board is casually sporty and ashore mainly comfortable and appropriate to the destination visited. Only for the occasion of the Captain's dinner a formal dress code would be recommended. Most of the guests belong to the middle to advanced age-groups. The Hanseatic is less attractive to families.

Living aboard

During the day meals are offered within an open seating. In the evening dinner is served in the main restaurant. There is enough capacity in the main restaurant for all guests at once. The excellent culinary offer fulfills the standard of a five star service. Each cruise of the Hanseatic is accompanied by specialized lectors who will be happy to answer all your questions on the current itinerary. In exciting and interesting presentations you will gain all important background knowledge on the visited destinations in the Darwin Hall. Once reached the destination you will shipped out in individual Zodiacs with a small group only. This will offer you a chance to experience the wonders of our nature in the most possible individual way. There a sauna, a gym and a sun bed to be found aboard the Hanseatic. On deck there is a temperature-regulated pool which is filled with sea water. Moreover, there are bicycles onboard that you can use free of charge for individual excursions in the destinations.

Cabins

All cabins are comfortable and designed elegant. The average size of 22 square meter (suites 44 square meter) offers enough space for the guests. There are exclusively outside cabins. All cabins are equipped with a television with satellite program and a possibility to send and receive emails. Your mini bar will be topped up with non-alcoholic drinks free of charge on a daily basis.

 

 

Cabin layout for MS Hanseatic
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