Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

MS Hanseatic is the only five-star expedition ship, while MS Bremen is rated four-star. They offer space, first-class service and have the highest ice category – perfect for traversing the entire North West Passage and attempting to cross the Antarctic Circle.


Highly qualified lecturers on board share their knowledge about the area and the culture you are visiting. The main source of entertainment is the onboard experience, shared with a small group of fellow adventurers.


Hanseatic offers two restaurant options for a five-star breakfast, lunch and special dinners. There are no surcharges for alternative dining. Bremen has a single restaurant. Buffet breakfast and lunch are also served in the Club Lounge.


Both ships carry sufficient Zodiacs to accommodate all passengers at the same time. Warm parkas and rubber boots are provided free of charge. Each ship has a pool, gym, sauna, hairdresser and laundry. There is internet access and text emails are free.


BRIDGE DECK (HANSEATIC)22 sqm, Butler service, Modern bathroom with shower, CruiseNet entertainment system, Minibar with free soft drinks SUITE (HANSEATIC)44 sqm, Butler service, Modern bathroom with shower, CruiseNet entertainment system, Minibar with free soft drinks CAT 2 (BREMEN)18 sqm, Modern bathroom with shower, Minibar with free soft drinks, Balconies in categories 6 and 7


Our two ships spend the summers in the Arctic and Antarctic and the rest of the year travelling between the two poles. All itineraries are destination-intensive. Our fleets of Zodiacs let us land where few people have been.

Established: 1846

Vessels: MS Hanseatic, MS Bremen

Star rating: 4 and 5 star

Tonnage: 8,378 and 6,752

Passengers: 184 and 164


Accommodation, All meals, All meals (Selected Restaurants), Entertainment, Cancellation penalty insurance, Insolvency insurance, Port taxes, Gratuities, Government fees, Room service, In-suite beverages, Onboard activities, Lectures/presentations.


Both ships have been refurbished in 2009 and 2010.

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