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Expedition To The South Seas And Easter Island Aboard MS HANSEATIC

Explore the South Seas and Easter Island in 2016, as you embark on an incredible 22-day voyage aboard one of the world’s finest expedition vessels: MS HANSEATIC.

With a length of approximately 404 feet, a width of 59 feet and a capacity of 175 passengers, MS HANSEATIC is a small expedition ship – ideal for visiting the more remote destinations. As part of the Expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island, guests onboard the 5-star HANSEATIC will travel to destinations including the Tuamotu Islands in the heart of French Polynesia and discover the Moai statues on Easter Island.

The Expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island is a 22-day cruise that follows in the wake of famous seafarers such as James Cook. In the 18th century, Cook embarked on three South Sea voyages and discovered a number of different islands there.

A further port of call will be Pitcairn, the only inhabited island in the archipelago of the same name. Weather permitting, guests will land at Bounty Bay with the 14 Zodiacs – rigid inflatable boats well suited to expeditions – and meet personally the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. The highlight of the expedition will be the penultimate stop: the Easter Islands. The park where the Moai, the island’s famous stone sculptures, are situated is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A team of experts from different fields such as regional studies, cultural history, biology and geology will accompany guests throughout the cruise. In lectures both onboard and during the shore excursions and Zodiac excursions, these specialists will provide fascinating facts and insights, for example, about the different Polynesian people and the European expeditions of the 16th and 18th centuries.

Tahiti to Puerto Montt aboard MS HANSEATIC.

Ship departs Tahiti on November 27, 2016 and arrives at Perto Montt on December 17, 2016.

Itinerary: Tahiti | Papeete | Tuamotu Islands (Rangiroa, Manihi, Makemo) for 3 days | At Sea | Puka Rua Atoll (Matureivavao, Mangareva) for 3 days | At Sea | Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, cruising off Ducie Atoll) for 2 days | At Sea x2 | Hanga Roa | At Sea x4 | Robinson Crusoe Island | At Sea | Puerto Montt

To view this voyage in full please click here – please note that fares advertised are for cruise-only. There is also the option to extend this voyage to 24-days, please speak to one of our Cruise Experts on the number below to find out more.

For more information on this amazing voyage with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises , please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.