Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has released to the English-speaking marketplace its new November 2015 – May 2017 Hanseatic Expedition Cruises brochure, offering a total of eleven itineraries operated in English and German.
As it did in 2014, Hanseatic will once again sail the Northeast Passage, which remains a great seafaring challenge to this day. Guests can also experience the beauty of the Arctic and Antarctica on board the expedition ship. The very popular cruises into the Amazon, to the South Seas islands and Chilean fjords are also being repeated.
Expedition to the Northeast Passage
The Hanseatic will once again sail the Northeast Passage on a 27-day cruise departing Tromsoe, Norway, on August 16, 2016, concluding in Nome, Alaska, on September 10, 2016. Rates start at €20,264 ($24,320, £15,200), per person, including charter flight from Nome to Vancouver, cruise-only.
Four Antarctica Cruises
Hanseatic will also sail four Antarctica itineraries. For example, the "White Paradise - Limitless Experiences" is a 20-day itinerary departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, on February 15, 2016, concluding in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 6, 2016. Highlights of this expedition cruise include: South Shetland Islands (Deception Islands), Paradise Bay, sailing through the Neumayer Channel and landings at the Penola Strait. Hanseatic will also take guests through the narrow Lemaire Channel. Spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the world’s most beautiful shipping passages. Weather permitting, guests will visit the oldest, permanently-inhabited research station in the Arctic on South Orkney Islands. Rates start at €11,391, ($14,811, £9,690) per person, cruise-only.
Guests will step into the zodiacs of the Hanseatic and discover the Amazon River. The ship'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. The Hanseatic features two bilingual Amazon river cruises accompanied by experts:
“On the River of Life” is a 16-day itinerary from April 10-26, 2016, from Iquitos, Peru, to Belem, Brazil. This expedition features passing through the Breves Channels in the Amazon Delta. Rates start at €8,066 ($10,488, £6,859), per person, including charter flight from Lima to Iquitos, cruise-only.
“The Source of Life in a Green Paradise” is a 16-day itinerary from April 27 – May 13, 2017, from Iquitos, Peru, to Belem, Brazil. Rates start at €8,541 ($10,251, £6,413), per person, including charter flight from Lima to Iquitos, cruise-only.