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Discovery and Exploration Cruising with Hapag Lloyd Cruises and JGT
Come along on a voyage of discovery on board Hapag Lloyd’s ice-strenghtened, 5-star, expedition ship. The Hanseatic has been designed for expeditions into areas far from civilisation and into the polar regions and can call at the smallest ports, bays and meandering rivers.
The Hanseatic, the discoverer with a sense for adventure is an expedition ship of a special kind. You will be pampered by our crew in a familiar, relaxed and comfortable 5-star atmosphere whilst heading for the regions afar.
Is there a greater adventure than discovering the unbelievably rich nature of our planet or the treasures of exotic cultures? Whether in the ice landscapes of the Antarctic or in the rainforests of the Amazon region, whether visiting the Inuit or the home territory of the Indians – with the Hanseatic, you will encounter the wonders of this world on spectacular routes.
Thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships, the Hanseatic penetrates even dense pack ice. Her shallow draught and enormous manoeuvrability enable her to sail through narrow fjords and meandering rivers. And whenever the Hanseatic is faced with natural limits in the shape of reefs or hidden bays, you will continue your expedition with the Zodiacs.
These versatile and powerful inflatables allow you to access even the most remote and unexplored paradise, spot endemic animals up close and get to know people and cultures on an in-depth level. On an “Expedition Knowledge”, you will experience a fascinating intellectual adventure. In the company of experts, you will see classical destinations and their art, architecture, economy and politics in a new light within the framework of these study cruises. Enjoy these unforgettable experiences together with a maximum of 184 guests aboard the Hanseatic, the 5-star expedition ship.
The world of the Hanseatic encompasses the empire of eternal ice in the polar regions of the Earth. Remote dream islands and secluded natural sanctuaries not frequented by tourists. It also includes exotic underwater worlds and unknown ports on rarely visited coasts.
Seafarers from all over the world sought the Northwest Passage for more than 400 years. But their efforts were all in vain. The first expedition under the command of Didrik Pining in 1473 probably did not get any further than Greenland. In 1576, the Englishman Martin Frobisher made three attempts to penetrate the unending tangle of islands. But his mission was not crowned with success. On his last Pacific voyage between 1776 and 1779, even James Cook joined the search for a sea route between Europe and Asia. John Franklin and his men tragically lost their lives when they set off for the Arctic in 1845. Finally, Amundsen was the first to triumph over the legendary Northwest Passage in 1903 to 1906.
Experience this extraordinary route on board the HANSEATIC. See the world with the eyes of great explorers: the lives of the Inuit, polar bears as they hunt for seals, musk oxen grazing in the tundra, white whales swimming next to and bald eagles flying above the HANSEATIC – with you right in the middle.
Each of Hapag Lloyds Cruises ships have their own special character, hundreds of destinations, on-board and shore programmes with something for everyone whatever the spontaneous mood, attractive cruise combinations, short trips to get your feet wet, long voyages for epicures and experts.
Flexibility and tremendous variety are outstanding characteristics of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. But one thing never changes: making your personal wishes come true and turning your visions of what a cruise should be into reality are always at the focus of their efforts.
They want to make you forget your everyday cares so that you can discover how wonderful it is to live without constantly looking at the clock. A completely new kind of freedom is waiting for you. Cruises are not only a wonderful way to travel – they are also highly individual.
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