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MS Hanseatic 2015/16 International Expeditions Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has launched its 2015-2016 Hanseatic Expedition Cruises brochure, offering eleven, adventurous and enriching itineraries operated in English and German on board the world’s only 5-star* expedition vessel.

The 5-star* Hanseatic was built to provide intensive exploration in the most elegant surroundings for a maximum of 175-guests. The design of the ship – with a low draught of just 4.8 metres and the highest ice class for passenger ships – allows Hanseatic to travel to destinations previously inaccessible to other cruise ships.

Hanseatic, will be travelling on routes to Antarctica, Chile, Greenland, the Arctic and the Amazon on voyages ranging from 15 to 20 days. Highlights of these voyages include:

Discovering Antarctica

The Earth’s Most Southern Continent: Glaciers, icebergs, deep fjords and bays offer the setting for an unforgettable Antarctica expedition. In addition to observing bird colonies, seals and thousands of penguins, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, bath in the hot springs on Deception Island and sail through Drake Passage:

Expedition Chilean Fjords: A Land of Contrasts

Snow-covered peak, imposing glaciers and bizarre volcanoes, the Chilean fjords are one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world and a dream destination.

Travelling on both sides of the Arctic Circle

An intensive expedition between the shores of Iceland to Greenland’s wild fjords and mountainous coastline. Guests can view captivating colonies of birds and diverse plant species; call at informative museums while ashore in Greenland, enjoy natural history walks and see the impressive show of gigantic, towering ice masses in Disko Bay.

The Amazon – Expedition cruise “On the River of Life”

Unforgettable impressions await guests in the awe-inspired nature of the greatest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. Guests will step into the zodiacs of the Hanseatic and discover, along narrow and winding waterways, the power and magic of the gigantic river, which defines the rhythm of South America. Hanseatic’s small size and shallow draught enables her to travel the more than 4,000-kilometre-long passage from the mouth of the Amazon in Belem/Brazil to Iquitos/Peru and back.

To view our current selection of Hanseatic voyages please click here

For more specific information on Hanseatic and her 2015/16 International Expedition Cruises then please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677