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Expedition to the North Pole - Enthralling Expedition Experiences

Become an Arctic researcher when the HANSEATIC heads deep into the Arctic wilderness. The compass will be pointing to adventure in the kingdom of polar bears and walruses.

Please Note: This is a bilingual cruise (English/German) with English shore excursions.
07 August, 2018 to 25 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Expedition to the North Pole - Enthralling Expedition Experiences, departing on 07 August, 2018

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Category 4 £ 14709 GBP pp
OUTSIDE CABIN Comfortable: 22 m² cabins Ocean view: panoramic window on the Marco Polo Deck Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player Mini bar: free soft drinks 24-hour room service
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Category 5 £ 15289 GBP pp
OUTSIDE CABIN Comfortable: 22 m² cabins Ocean view: panoramic window on the Explorer Deck Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films,Wi-Fi access and DVD player Mini bar: free soft drinks 24-hour room service
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Category 6 £ 17045 GBP pp
OUTSIDE CABIN Comfortable: 22 m² cabins Ocean view: panoramic window on the Bridge Deck Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player Mini bar: free soft drinks Exclusive: 24-hour butler service
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Category 7 £ 24169 GBP pp
SUITE Comfortable: 44 m² suite Ocean view: panoramic window on the Bridge Deck Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player Mini bar: free soft drinks Exclusive: 24-hour butler service
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Expedition to the North Pole - Enthralling Expedition Experiences itinerary:

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Day 1 - Charter flight from Duesseldorf to Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq/Greenland
Departure 21.00 hrs
Day 2 - Relaxation at sea
Day 3 - Western coast of Greenland (Uummannaq, Storoen)
Even in Uummannaq, the beauty and history of the Arctic Circle will begin to enchant you. In the village founded by a Danish colonial administrator in 1763, the colourful wooden facades of what has to be the most beautiful settlement in Greenland and the red mountain massif above the area gleam as though trying to outdo each other. A walk here will also take you to “Santa’s summer house”. Landing on Storoen seems almost like landing on Mars. The “desert isle” has the ideal terrain for an excursion with your experts to look at Greenland’s geological history.
Day 4 - Relaxation at sea
Days 5 to 8 - Northern Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Ellesmere Island)
Passing through fields of drifting ice along remote coastlines, the HANSEATIC presses on to the settings of great exploratory achievements – all thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships and the experience of the captain and crew. A region full of history that offers pages of material for any travel diary, as whales and seals could surface at any point to provide an extraordinary natural spectacle. On Baffin Island, typical regional dances tell of the Inuit traditions of the native inhabitants in Pond Inlet – a small settlement surrounded by water and ice. Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on earth, also invites you to embark on numerous Zodiac explorations. Against a backdrop of spectacular glaciers, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic hares will hopefully play a part in your experiences. In Dundas Harbor (Nunavut), for example, the remains of a Thule settlement in Radstock Bay and an abandoned station of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bear silent witness to the past. On Beechey Island, your experts will tell fascinating tales of the fate of the Franklin expedition. Over 150 years ago, three members were laid to rest here. In keeping with the pioneering spirit that lives on in the HANSEATIC, the ship will press on into seldom-visited waters. Here, nature and thrilling experiences rule the day. In 1876, the expedition conducted by Hall and Hayes set an Arctic record when they reached the icy coast of Ellesmere Island.
Days 9 to 13 - Nares Strait (including Pim Island, Hans Island, northern coast of Greenland depending on the ice)
Ice permitting, you will set sail for Smith Sound between Greenland and Canada, just like all the legendary Arctic explorers before you. The excitement builds. How far into the territory of the icebreakers can the HANSEATIC actually go? If you succeed in landing on Pim Island, you will feel the drama of the Greely expedition, which fell victim to the icy winter of 1884 on the small, rocky island. With a little luck, you might see some polar bears and walruses here. The importance of this region today will become clear when passing by Hans Island: Canada and Denmark have both been claiming ownership of the island for years. At the icy end of the world, the northern coast of Greenland, you will add your own chapter to the history of Arctic exploration. The ice will determine the course of your cruise. Again and again, traces appear of legendary expeditions – such as those of Robert Edwin Peary and Elisha Kane.
Days 14 and 15 - North-western coast of Greenland (including Siorapaluk, Qaanaaq, Old Thule/North Star Bay, cruising off Cape York)
Ships rarely call at the north-western of the largest island in the world. Ice permitting, discover legendary places that usually remain inaccessible to other visitors. On your way to Siorapaluk, Greenland’s northernmost settlement, you might even spot some whales. The settlement of Qaanaaq was originally around 90 km (55 mi.) to the south. It was relocated in 1953 due to the noise generated by aircraft at Thule Air Base, a relic of the Cold War. Old Thule still attests to its history as the once most northerly trading post in the world. From here, pioneers such as Robert Edwin Peary set out for the North Pole. When you cruise off Cape York, a memorial preserves the legacy of these American explorers.
Day 16 - Relaxation at sea
Days 17 and 18 - Western coast of Greenland (Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)
The glacier in the ice fjord of Ilulissat is an impressive natural sculpture. Marvel at the glistening ice masses gathered in the fjord on a hike with the experts. This will put you in the mood for an even greater experience: Disko Bay. When cruising and riding in the Zodiacs, watch the breathtaking sight of the ice formations slowly drifting through the bay. The colourful houses of Sisimiut, founded at the end of the 18th century as a missionary and trading post, provide a contrast to the blue of the ice. On a hike to Tele Island, you will enter the historic territory of an Inuit culture that is over 4,000 years old. And even if you feel reluctant to return to the present, the legendary North Pole will provide you with vivid memories for years to come.
Day 19 - Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Duesseldorf.
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs.
Please Note:
Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure for the outbound flight and the airport of arrival for the return flight. A change in itinerary may be become necessary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

Expedition to the North Pole - Enthralling Expedition Experiences reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure for the outbound flight and the airport of arrival for the return flight. A change in itinerary may be become necessary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
Day 19 - Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Duesseldorf. *
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs.
Days 17 and 18 - Western coast of Greenland (Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut) *
The glacier in the ice fjord of Ilulissat is an impressive natural sculpture. Marvel at the glistening ice masses gathered in the fjord on a hike with the experts. This will put you in the mood for an even greater experience: Disko Bay. When cruising and riding in the Zodiacs, watch the breathtaking sight of the ice formations slowly drifting through the bay. The colourful houses of Sisimiut, founded at the end of the 18th century as a missionary and trading post, provide a contrast to the blue of the ice. On a hike to Tele Island, you will enter the historic territory of an Inuit culture that is over 4,000 years old. And even if you feel reluctant to return to the present, the legendary North Pole will provide you with vivid memories for years to come.
Day 16 - Relaxation at sea *
Days 14 and 15 - North-western coast of Greenland (including Siorapaluk, Qaanaaq, Old Thule/North Star Bay, cruising off Cape York) *
Ships rarely call at the north-western of the largest island in the world. Ice permitting, discover legendary places that usually remain inaccessible to other visitors. On your way to Siorapaluk, Greenland’s northernmost settlement, you might even spot some whales. The settlement of Qaanaaq was originally around 90 km (55 mi.) to the south. It was relocated in 1953 due to the noise generated by aircraft at Thule Air Base, a relic of the Cold War. Old Thule still attests to its history as the once most northerly trading post in the world. From here, pioneers such as Robert Edwin Peary set out for the North Pole. When you cruise off Cape York, a memorial preserves the legacy of these American explorers.
Days 9 to 13 - Nares Strait (including Pim Island, Hans Island, northern coast of Greenland depending on the ice) *
Ice permitting, you will set sail for Smith Sound between Greenland and Canada, just like all the legendary Arctic explorers before you. The excitement builds. How far into the territory of the icebreakers can the HANSEATIC actually go? If you succeed in landing on Pim Island, you will feel the drama of the Greely expedition, which fell victim to the icy winter of 1884 on the small, rocky island. With a little luck, you might see some polar bears and walruses here. The importance of this region today will become clear when passing by Hans Island: Canada and Denmark have both been claiming ownership of the island for years. At the icy end of the world, the northern coast of Greenland, you will add your own chapter to the history of Arctic exploration. The ice will determine the course of your cruise. Again and again, traces appear of legendary expeditions – such as those of Robert Edwin Peary and Elisha Kane.
Days 5 to 8 - Northern Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Ellesmere Island) *
Passing through fields of drifting ice along remote coastlines, the HANSEATIC presses on to the settings of great exploratory achievements – all thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships and the experience of the captain and crew. A region full of history that offers pages of material for any travel diary, as whales and seals could surface at any point to provide an extraordinary natural spectacle. On Baffin Island, typical regional dances tell of the Inuit traditions of the native inhabitants in Pond Inlet – a small settlement surrounded by water and ice. Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on earth, also invites you to embark on numerous Zodiac explorations. Against a backdrop of spectacular glaciers, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic hares will hopefully play a part in your experiences. In Dundas Harbor (Nunavut), for example, the remains of a Thule settlement in Radstock Bay and an abandoned station of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bear silent witness to the past. On Beechey Island, your experts will tell fascinating tales of the fate of the Franklin expedition. Over 150 years ago, three members were laid to rest here. In keeping with the pioneering spirit that lives on in the HANSEATIC, the ship will press on into seldom-visited waters. Here, nature and thrilling experiences rule the day. In 1876, the expedition conducted by Hall and Hayes set an Arctic record when they reached the icy coast of Ellesmere Island.
Day 4 - Relaxation at sea *
Day 3 - Western coast of Greenland (Uummannaq, Storoen) *
Even in Uummannaq, the beauty and history of the Arctic Circle will begin to enchant you. In the village founded by a Danish colonial administrator in 1763, the colourful wooden facades of what has to be the most beautiful settlement in Greenland and the red mountain massif above the area gleam as though trying to outdo each other. A walk here will also take you to “Santa’s summer house”. Landing on Storoen seems almost like landing on Mars. The “desert isle” has the ideal terrain for an excursion with your experts to look at Greenland’s geological history.
Day 2 - Relaxation at sea *
Day 1 - Charter flight from Duesseldorf to Kangerlussuaq Kangerlussuaq/Greenland *
Departure 21.00 hrs
* = Indicative
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MS Hanseatic , the ship servicing Expedition to the North Pole - Enthralling Expedition Experiences

MS Hanseatic

Vessel Type:

Length: 403ft

Passenger Capacity: 175

Built:1991

 

Aboard the M/S Hanseatic you will discover your very own personal expedition. Due to the background five-star service, you will enjoy your holiday to the maximum and it will become an unforgettable experience.

The Hanseatic was built in 1991 in Finland. It weighs 8380 tons and has a draught of 4,90 meters only. It is a small and versatile ship used for expeditions but at the same time it offers more than average space for its 175 passengers. On its expedition-cruises extraordinary destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland, Micronesia or the North Western Passage are to be found on the itinerary. Apart from these, destinations as Norway, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea or the Mediterranean Sea are also attractive to the Hanseatic for their more individual smaller ports, off the tourist track. The itineraries are designed in a very individual and respectful manner.

Atmosphere on board

The Hanseatic is an attractive cruise ship for the explorer type of tourist. Moreover, it offers a five star standard to its guests. During the day the dress code on board is casually sporty and ashore mainly comfortable and appropriate to the destination visited. Only for the occasion of the Captain's dinner a formal dress code would be recommended. Most of the guests belong to the middle to advanced age-groups. The Hanseatic is less attractive to families.

Living aboard

During the day meals are offered within an open seating. In the evening dinner is served in the main restaurant. There is enough capacity in the main restaurant for all guests at once. The excellent culinary offer fulfills the standard of a five star service. Each cruise of the Hanseatic is accompanied by specialized lectors who will be happy to answer all your questions on the current itinerary. In exciting and interesting presentations you will gain all important background knowledge on the visited destinations in the Darwin Hall. Once reached the destination you will shipped out in individual Zodiacs with a small group only. This will offer you a chance to experience the wonders of our nature in the most possible individual way. There a sauna, a gym and a sun bed to be found aboard the Hanseatic. On deck there is a temperature-regulated pool which is filled with sea water. Moreover, there are bicycles onboard that you can use free of charge for individual excursions in the destinations.

Cabins

All cabins are comfortable and designed elegant. The average size of 22 square meter (suites 44 square meter) offers enough space for the guests. There are exclusively outside cabins. All cabins are equipped with a television with satellite program and a possibility to send and receive emails. Your mini bar will be topped up with non-alcoholic drinks free of charge on a daily basis.

 

 

Cabin layout for MS Hanseatic
• Discover Uummannaq and Storoen

• Visit Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Ellesmere Island

• Explore Pim Island, Hans Island and northern coast of Greenland

• See Siorapaluk, Qaanaaq, Old Thule and Cape York
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