Pioneers wanted for a legendary sea route: follow in the footsteps of daring polar researchers to the heart of the famous Northwest Passage. With the highest ice class, a crew experienced in polar voyages and equipped with robust Zodiacs, the HANSEATIC spends a lot of time in the Canadian Arctic. Creaking and cracking, the pack ice breaks apart to open a route to breathtaking landscapes and the impressive animal kingdom.

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***This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions***
*** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage***

Highlights


Historian and expedition leader

Dr Arne Kertelhein, a specialist in polar history and the author of many guide books, retraces the lives of great polar researchers at original sites and on board. His talks are based on old expedition reports and historical maps.

Charter flight from Duesseldorf* to Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 14.00 hrs * Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airports of departure and arrival.
Bizarre ice, wild animals and nautical challenges – one of the world’s most famous sea routes combines fascinating history and thrilling natural experiences. When you trace your finger along the map, you are tracing the lifelines of numerous pioneers who have lent their names to many of the straits of water and islands in this region. Their bravery comes to life when the HANSEATIC sets a similar course for this remote area of the Canadian Arctic. A challenge to which the ship rises thanks to its highest ice class and the experienced crew. Again and again, the captain and officers will decide which route to take, turning each of your expedition days into a great adventure. There could hardly be a more spectacular start to your cruise than the famous Disko Bay: ride in the Zodiacs between the drifting icebergs and watch the enormous ice formations that are released into the bay from the ice fjord. When the HANSEATIC sets sail for Storoen, the sudden appearance of humpback and fin whales always produces a wave of excitement. When you land on the “desert isle”, you will almost feel like you have landed on the moon, while the experts explain the geological composition of the coastal landscape. Cultural insights will be provided by Uummannaq, one of the most beautiful settlements in Greenland with typically colourful wooden houses and “Santa’s summer house”. A museum recalls the expeditions of Alfred Wegener, a German who conducted research in Greenland.
Enjoy the ship and the hospitality
The history of exploration in the Northwest Passage comes to life in Baffin Bay, named for the English seafarer William Baffin, who came here in the 16th century on the search for a possible passage. Once you have visited Pond Inlet on Baffin Island and gotten to know a small, hidden Inuit village, the HANSEATIC will travel to the Lancaster Sound. The excitement will grow as your own chapter in the history of Northwest Passage exploration approaches
In the wake of great pioneers, you will head to the heart of the legendary passage. Nautical territory perfect for the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs. Explorations and trips ashore in this region – for example, on Devon Island – are only possible with robust motorised rubber boats. Spectacular glaciers line the coast, where you will see musk oxen, Arctic hares and maybe even your first polar bears. The further the HANSEATIC goes into the labyrinth of islands and ice, the closer you will feel to the first explorers all those years ago. Follow in their footsteps on Somerset Island, for example. In 1848, James Clark Ross landed here on the search for the missing Franklin ships, which are said to be frozen in ice at the entrance to the Victoria Strait. The fascination on the water continues on land: keep an eye out for polar bears, owls and reindeer, and not just on Jenny Lind Island. Victoria Island is also ideal for wildlife sightings. In Cambridge Bay, the wreck of the “Maud”, one of Roald Amundsen’s ships, once bore silent witness to the bravery of seafarers in times gone by. Depending on the ice, you will set out on a Zodiac ride on Peel Sound into the habitat of orcas, seals and walruses, and to Prince of Wales Island, which is known for its natural treasures, the spherical geodes. The island was discovered in 1851 during the search for John Franklin’s expedition. Aside from three sailors, whose graves were found on Beechey Island, the team remained missing. Your paths may perhaps cross with those of the polar bears, who roam the archipelago in search of food.
Finally, the HANSEATIC will take some time to explore the magnificent fjords of Baffin Island. Mountains and ice shape this expansive landscape – one impressive example being the majestic Kisimngiuqtuq glacier.
Back in Greenland, Sisimiut – with its open-air museum and Inuit culture – provides an atmospheric conclusion to your personal expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage.
Charter flight Kangerlussuaq – Duesseldorf*

Cat 1: Guaranteed Outside Cabin

$ 15590 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

$ 17390 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: Explorer Deck

$ 20120 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

$ 20980 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

$ 21840 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.

Single Occupancy Amundsen Deck

$ 24450 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 6: Bridge Deck

$ 24450 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 - Marco Polo

$ 29640 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

$ 35070 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.

 

 

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