From South America to Africa – a journey that takes in icy polar worlds and the “cold Serengeti”, Zodiac adventures and pioneering feats. A sea route that very few have experienced.

Please Note: your voyage rates include Charter flights as per itinerary in Economy Class.

Highlights


• Travel from cape to cape

• Follow a legendary route from seafaring history


Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 15.00 hrs
The area once believed to be the end of the world becomes the starting point for your adventure. Travel south from the tip of Latin America, the place where Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic “Endurance” expedition attempted to cross the Antarctic in 1914. The on-board team of experts will get you in the mood for this exciting route with fascinating talks about seafaring history. When you reach the South Shetland Islands, your experts will open up a thrilling chapter in Antarctic exploration and geology. The small, manoeuvrable HANSEATIC inspiration will prove its expedition strength when you travel into the flooded caldera of an extinct volcano that forms Deception Island. Flanked by rock faces up to 50 m (164 ft) in height, the black sand in front of you gives off steam as a testament to a past eruption – and you in the heart of the scenery. Will Paradise Bay be the place where you first set foot on the Antarctic mainland? Snow-covered peaks, imposing icebergs and towering glaciers welcome you in style. Unbelievable views await in the bay of Neko Harbor, surrounded by icebergs with a backdrop of rocky massifs. The monumental dimensions of the Antarctic Peninsula are emphasised by Brown Bluff, its tuff cliffs towering up to 700 m (2,296 ft) between two mighty glaciers. This panorama is accompanied by the cries of countless Dominican gulls, cape petrels and snow petrels. History surrounds you on Elephant Island: polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew spent the winter here after abandoning their ship in the ice. Who would have expected the South Orkney Islands to be more diverse than the Galapagos Islands, with around 1,200 different species? The islands are home to numerous varieties of penguin, whale and seal, as well as leopard seals. In contrast, the Argentinian Orcadas research station – which has been manned since 1904 – houses just a handful of people. Depending on the conditions and approval from the station, you will land in the Zodiacs to gain an impression of life in the area.
Steep summits on the horizon announce the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, often known as the “cold Serengeti”. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins blanket the beaches and mountain slopes. The Zodiacs are used several times a day for landings in the rugged coast’s most beautiful spots. With a little luck, you will encounter enormous elephant seals and fur seals when you land in places like Gold Harbour. Chinstrap, macaroni and Adelie penguins and giant petrels fill the island with life. In Grytviken, explore an old wooden church from the whaling era, while Sir Ernest Shackleton’s final resting place reminds you of times gone by. The HANSEATIC inspiration preserves the pioneering spirit of the past – be it on the glass balconies or in the Ocean Academy with its interactive study wall for personal discoveries. Like a floating centre of knowledge, the expedition ship provides a front-row seat for polar wonders along with background knowledge.
In the middle of nowhere, around 2,400 km (1,491 mi.) from the nearest settlement, the island group of Tristan da Cunha rises out of the South Atlantic – perhaps the most remote place on earth. The small island of Nightingale, the breeding ground for more than a million seabirds, provides good opportunities for wildlife sightings. When the weather turned rough, hunters would take refuge in the caves carved out by the sea. The almost circular main island of Tristan da Cunha is the peak of an underwater volcano and home to just a few residents. Things might get livelier in the water where, with a little luck, you’ll spot some humpback and sperm whales. In the island’s interior, a patchwork of tiny potato and vegetable fields contrast with the dramatic rocky coast and black beach. A mosaic that will provide one of the many unforgettable moments on this expedition. Look back over your experiences in peace and quiet as you enjoy the comfort on board with some relaxing days at sea. When you arrive in South Africa, you can proudly boast that you have travelled from cape to cape. How many other people can say that?
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Itineraries are subject to change.

GUARANTEED OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 18270 USD pp
GUARANTEED OUTSIDE CABIN
When a guaranteed cabin is booked, a two-berth outside cabin will be provided (limited numbers). Cabins will be assigned shortly before the beginning of the cruise. If combined cruises are booked, we are unable to guarantee the same accommodation throughout. Your cabin number will be sent to you along with the travel documents.

OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 20280 USD pp
OUTSIDE CABIN
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

PANORAMA CABIN

$ 21240 USD pp
PANORAMA CABIN
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

FRENCH BALCONY CABIN. From

$ 22220 USD pp
FRENCH BALCONY CABIN. From
Living area: 23 m² (248 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

BALCONY CABIN. From

$ 23180 USD pp
BALCONY CABIN. From
27 m² (911 ft²) incl. balcony: 5 m² (54 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

JUNIOR SUITE

$ 30420 USD pp
JUNIOR SUITE
42 m² (452 ft²) incl balcony (6 m²/65 ft²) Separate living/sleeping area Separate dining area Sleeping area with panoramic view Separable beds TV in living and sleeping areas Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower Steam sauna in shower area Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Butler service Binoculars in the suite Nordic walking poles Free mini bar Coffee machine

GRAND SUITE

$ 41540 USD pp
GRAND SUITE
71 m² (764 ft²) incl veranda (16 m²/172 ft²) Veranda with space heaters Separate living/sleeping area Separate dining area Sleeping area with panoramic view Separable beds TV in living and sleeping areas Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and balcony access Steam sauna in shower area Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Separate toilet Butler service Exclusive service privileges Binoculars in the suite Nordic walking poles Free mini bar Coffee machine

Hanseatic Inspiration

Vessel Type: Five-star expedition ship

Length: 138 meters

Passenger Capacity: 230 (199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen)

Built: 2017

Explore the Ship:

* More open deck space than on any other expedition ship

* Glass balconies: Float over the ocean with perfect views when watching whales and dolphins, for example

* Observation Deck and Lounge: The terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars. Located one deck lower, the Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view

* Bow tour: The new deck track at the bow puts you in the front row for wildlife sightings.

* Marina: The marina is the convenient starting point for a variety of warmwater sports – kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for you to use

Cabins & Suites:

* An ocean view with even more: exclusively outside cabins and suites, almost all with balconies or French balconies

* Grand Suites with a private veranda

* Spaciously designed – enjoy a relaxing stay in rooms from 21 m² (226 ft²) up to 71 m² (764 ft²) in size

* Exceptionally equipped – for example, with binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, air conditioning, coffee machine and mini bar (free of charge)

* Separable beds in all cabins and suites

* Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)

Culinary:

* Main restaurant: A relaxed atmosphere at any time of day – from breakfast to dinner, inspired by the region.

* Speciality restaurants: The speciality restaurant on the HANSEATIC inspiration will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking. Explore new culinary highlights of the North American east coast on the HANSEATIC nature.

* Bistro Restaurant: Eat under an open sky. The Bistro Restaurant offers 84 indoor and around 100 outdoor seats.

* Bars: spend the evening relaxing with a glass of wine in the Observation Lounge or the HanseAtrium.

Fitness & Wellness:

* Spa area: Our new ships offer professional partial- and full-body massages, classic cosmetic treatments, a hairdresser and treatments for your hands and feet. The Finnish sauna with an ocean view and the steam sauna are the perfect end to every expedition.

* Pool area/bar: Thanks to its flexible canopy, the pool area with bar can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Water loungers and a counter-current system offer pure relaxation.

* Fitness area: The fitness area, which has been expanded significantly to around 100 m² / 1,076 ft², features up-to-date equipment, a separate course room and an incomparable ocean view.

Knowledge On Board:

* HanseAtrium: The central HanseAtrium can be used for many different activities; its cutting-edge technology makes it suitable for presentations and expert lectures as well as intensive precaps and recaps. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences.

* Ocean Academy: The Ocean Academy allows you to experience science however you desire. You can use the large media wall and interactive poster to display fascinating information on a wide range of disciplines whenever you like.

Cabin layout for Hanseatic Inspiration

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