Cruise News - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises New Expeditions

Hapag-Lloyd CruisesJune 30 - 2012 : Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers New Expedition Cruises aboard the ms Hanseatic and the ms Bremen

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises announces the arrival of their 2013-2014 expeditions brochure, offering 12 itineraries operated in English/German. Their small and beautifully appointed expedition ships, MS HANSEATIC and MS BREMEN will be traveling to Alaska, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland, The Northwest Passage, The Amazon, The Chilean Fjords, Antarctica, The South Seas, New Zealand, Antarctica, Africa and Madagascar. .

The HANSEATIC, the world’s only 5-star expedition ship (according to the 2012 Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships) and the BREMEN, a 4-star plus expedition ship, (also according to the 2012 Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships), were created to provide intensive exploration in the most elegant surroundings for a maximum of 184 guests on the HANSEATIC and 164 guests on the BREMEN.

The Earth’s Most Southern Continent – Antarctica
Glaciers, icebergs, deep fjords and bays offer the setting for an unforgettable Antarctica expedition. In addition to observing bird colonies, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, bath in the hot springs on Deception Island and observe whales in the Antarctic Sound. Both departures include round-trip airfare from Buenos Aires/Argentina to Ushuaia/Argentina.

Antarctica Circle: This 18-day itinerary on the HANSEATIC is from February 13-March 3, 2013. Rates start at $12,760 per person.

Antarctica: This 18-day itinerary on the BREMEN is from January 9-27, 2014. Rates start at $10,890 per person.
Secrets of the Exotic Pacific – New Zealand and The South Seas
With the small, maneuverable BREMEN, guests will discover the remote island of the South Seas and New Zealand in Spring and Fall 2013. Deserted beaches, lavish rainforests, as well as exotic fragrances and colors await guests in the South Seas, while vast fjords, thick forests, and rich flora and fauna welcome guests in the “land of the long white cloud,” New Zealand.
New Zealand: This 15-day New Zealand itinerary on the BREMEN is from March 4 - March 19, 2013 from Bluff/New Zealand to Auckland/New Zealand. Rates start at $7,240 per person. 

South Seas Spring: This 17-day South Seas Spring itinerary on the BREMEN, with stops in Australia, New Caledonia, and Fiji, is from March 19-April 5, 2013 from Auckland/New Zealand to Lautoka/Fiji. Rates start at $8,100 per person.

South Seas Fall: This 22-day South Seas Fall itinerary on the HANSEATIC, makes stops in Palau, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Island, from October 15-November 6, 2013, from Manila/Philippines to Lautoka/Fiji. Rates start at $11,390 per person.

Nature in a Gold Rush – The Inside Passage of Alaska
The BREMEN sets sail in June 2013 through the legendary Inside Passage of Alaska, considered one of the most beautiful waterway passages in the world. The BREMEN will take guests right to the heart of the untouched habitat of bears, walruses and eagles.

Trip Details: This 16-day itinerary is from June 20-July 6, 2013, from Nome/Alaska to Vancouver/Canada. Rates for this itinerary start at $8,790 per person.
Three Adventures in One – Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland
Between Spitsbergen’s breathtaking glaciers, the mighty volcanoes of Iceland and the ice-covered coasts of Greenland, guests will experience the entire diversity and beauty of the Arctic wilderness aboard the HANSEATIC in July 2013.

Trip Details: This 18-day itinerary is from July 14-August 1, 2013, from Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen to Kangerlussuaq/Greenland. Rates for this itinerary start at $11,740 per person.
The World’s Most Mysterious Route – The Northwest Passage
In 2013, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ popular Northwest Passage will be offered onboard the HANSEATIC. On this legendary route, guests will see evidence of the Inuit culture and the traces of former adventurers as well as encounter polar bears and whales.

Trip Details: This 24-day itinerary is from August 16-September 9, 2013, from Kangerlussuaq/Greenland to Nome/Alaska. Rates for this itinerary start at $20,320 per person.
Paradise on Earth – Expedition Madagascar and Africa
Between huge baobabs and grand volcanic mountains, between unexplored rainforests and pristine beaches, guests will explore this jewel of the Indian Ocean, Madagascar on the BREMEN in Winter 2013. This itinerary concludes with an optional South African safari.

New ports: Madagascar - Nosy Hara, Mahajanga, Morondovar, Nosy Bé

Trip Details: This 17-day itinerary is from December 1-18, 2013 from Port Louis/Mauritius to Cape Town/South Africa. Rates start at $7,020 per person.
The Greatest Adventure of Your Life – Semi Circumnavigation of Antarctica
It’s one of the greatest adventures of our time – the semi circumnavigation of Antarctica. In the past, courageous researchers and pioneers had to endure unimaginable exertions and deprivations to explore the mysterious sixth continent. Travel from South America to New Zealand aboard the HANSEATIC, along a magnificent route that only a few explorers have ever mastered.

New ports: New Zealand - Bluff and Auckland Island

Trip Details: This 26-day itinerary is from January 25-February 21, 2014, from Ushuaia/Argentina (includes a charter flight from Buenos Aires) to Bluff/New Zealand.  Rates start at $20,550 per person.   
In the Land of a Thousand Contrasts – Chilean Fjords
Snow-covered peaks and blue mountain lakes; bizarrely elevated granite towers and flowing waterfalls plunging into silent mountain lakes, massive glaciers rising into the blue sky, and the Andean condor flying impressively over his kingdom – the Chilean fjords are one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, and will be explored by the BREMEN in Winter 2014.

Trip Details: This 18-day itinerary is from February 28-March 18, 2014, from Ushuaia/Argentina (includes a charter flight from Buenos Aires) to Callao/Lima/Peru.    Rates start at $8,270 per person.   
On the River of Life – Amazon
Unforgettable impressions await guests in the awe-inspired nature of the greatest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. Guests will step into the Zodiacs of the BREMEN and discover, along narrow and anfractuous waterways, the power and magic of the gigantic river which defines the rhythm of South America.

Trip Details: This 16-day itinerary is from April 24-May 10, 2014, from Iquitos/ Peru (includes a charter flight from Lima) to Belem/Brazil. Rates start at $8,420 per person.

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