Hanseatic was launched in 1993 as a five-star expedition ship for world-wide cruises, including the polar regions. The ship is tastefully decorated and appeals to well-heeled passengers who appreciated good food and service. It carries a fleet of Zodiacs for shore excursions and operates in English and German. The 8,378 tonne Hanseatic has seven passenger decks and can carry 175 guests and 125 crew.

[fa type=”bed”] Accommodation

Hanseatic has 88 cabins (237 square feet) and four suites (474 square feet). All have an outside view, flat-screen television, DVD player, mini-fridge, telephone, a separate living space, marble-tiled bathroom with bath and ample drawer space and storage.

[fa type=”cutlery”] Food

Marco Polo is the main dining room and seats all passengers for dinner in one sitting. Breakfast and lunch have open seating. Meals are creative and include regional specialities. Bistro Lemaire seats 74 guests and operates as a casual buffet by day and a reservation-only venue for dinner.

[fa type=”ticket”] Activities

Hanseatic has a gym, sauna, solarium, hot tubs, a make-up room, massage area and a pool. There is no formal entertainment, but onboard experts give presentations to prepare for and follow up on trips ashore. There is also a well-stocked library.

[fa type=”group”] Families

Hanseatic has a children’s playroom and interconnected rooms which can be used for families. However, this ship is recommended for adults and mature cruisers.


– Cruise Passenger 

– Cruise Critic 

– Berlitz

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