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From Ushuaia to Cape Town Cruise

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.

15 February, 2021 to 07 March, 2021 Make a booking request for From Ushuaia to Cape Town Cruise, departing on 15 February, 2021

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

GUARANTEED OUTSIDE CABIN £ 15164 GBP pp
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.
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OUTSIDE CABIN £ 16832 GBP pp
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
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PANORAMA CABIN £ 17629 GBP pp
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
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FRENCH BALCONY CABIN. From £ 18442 GBP pp
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
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BALCONY CABIN. From £ 19239 GBP pp
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
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JUNIOR SUITE £ 25248 GBP pp
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
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GRAND SUITE £ 34478 GBP pp
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
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From Ushuaia to Cape Town Cruise itinerary:

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Day 1 Ushuaia/Argentina
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 15.00 hrs
Day 2 Sailing through the Drake Passage
Days 3 - 7 South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Orkney Islands
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.
Day 8 Relaxation at sea
Days 9 - 10 South Georgia
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.
Days 11 - 14 Relaxation at sea
Days 15 - 16 Nightingale/Tristan da Cunha
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?
Days 17 - 20 Relaxation at sea
Day 21 Cape Town/South Africa
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

From Ushuaia to Cape Town Cruise reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Arrival 7.00 hrs
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?
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.
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.
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 15.00 hrs
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MS Hanseatic , the ship servicing From Ushuaia to Cape Town Cruise

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
• Travel from cape to cape

• Follow a legendary route from seafaring history
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