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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands - Hanseatic Inspiration

An expedition over Christmas & New Year aboard the five-star Hanseatic Inspiration

  • 14 December 2019
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Iceberg

Even today after many decades of exploration, Antarctica still remains a world apart, a majestic last frontier surpassing even the most jaded of travellers’ expectations. For this incredible voyage we are working with our German associates at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises who operate the five-star Hanseatic Inspiration, and we will follow in the footsteps of researchers, pioneers, adventurers and discoverers on this expedition to the sixth continent. It is hard to put into words the sheer grandeur of an Antarctic landscape. This most southern of continents, this desert of ice, is so unique and uncommon to man’s experience, that even the most dramatic of photographs pale into insignificance when one is confronted by the sheer magnitude, beauty and wonder of an Antarctic landscape. Enormous icebergs rise from the sea, hillsides are covered with thousands of penguins and seals bask on icebergs dotted in the ocean; the sights, sounds and emotions will stay with you forever.

For most travellers the Antarctic experience is a once in a lifetime visit, it is therefore important that the trip should be as rewarding as possible and the Hanseatic Inspiration is the perfect vessel both in terms of the educational experience on board and the number of opportunities to go ashore. Antarctica is to be experienced, not just to be seen, and we believe the only way to do this is on board a small ship. To enjoy the wonders of this icy paradise in the company of a small and enthusiastic party aboard a luxuriously appointed vessel designed for expedition cruising is the perfect way to achieve the most from a visit to this extraordinary place.

Our expedition aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration features magnificent South Georgia where you will experience one of the world’s natural wonders, the ‘Alps in mid-ocean’, offering remarkable concentrations of wildlife against a backdrop of glaciers and snow-covered mountains. Hugging the coast to the wildest reaches of the island we land on beaches alive with rampaging fur seals, somnolent elephant seals and truly astonishing numbers of king penguins. We have three days of exploration in this unique animal paradise and using the Zodiacs you will land each day allowing you the optimum time ashore to experience this rich animal kingdom. We also spend time on the Falkland Islands, a truly enchanting place with a unique character and staggering wildlife. This is the last sanctuary of the elegant albatross which soars gracefully against the blue sky, with colonies of elephant seals basking at the foot of vertiginous cliffs. In between our landings and while at sea, you can pass the time on deck looking for wildlife, attend the series of lectures by members of the expedition team and simply relax on board enjoying the facilities.

Useful links & Travel Advice

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  • Our View

    Penguins surfing

    Every expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia is unique and no two days are the same. Flexibility is key and often the whole day’s schedule will be changed to maximise your experience based on weather conditions or wildlife sightings. Each day holds something new and below are some extracts from previous Antarctic expedition logs which will provide you with an idea of what to expect.

    Falkland Islands: At 6am, the rattling of the anchor chain indicated that we had arrived at New Island on the south-western edge of the Falkland Islands. Our first excursion took place under optimal conditions – sunshine, calm seas and a landing site in a shallow sandy cove. After exiting the Zodiacs and receiving our briefing, we were greeted by kelp geese, magellanic oystercatchers, tussac birds and a long-tailed meadowlark. A short 20-minute walk over a low pass to other side of island brought us to our first amazing seabird colony experience. Here, we had close-up views of many hundreds of blackbrowed albatrosses dotted along a one-kilometre stretch of cliff. Intermingled with the albatrosses, rockhopper penguins argued over nesting sites and king cormorants impressed their mates with great beakfuls of seaweed. We had plenty of time to sit in the sun and watch breeding albatross pairs perform greeting behaviours, feed their chicks and preen. Every now and then, one of these magnificent birds would take to the wing and impress us with its size.

    Salisbury Plain, South Georgia: Salisbury Plain, in the Bay of Isles with its colony of 200,000 king penguins, is a truly great wildlife spectacle. Although the southerly wind had picked up, the beach was well protected and our landing went smoothly. The entire beach was carpeted with king penguins as far as the eye could see, and in between there were hundreds of male Antarctic fur seals guarding their breeding territories. We hiked along the raised beach to the foot of the colony, barely able to contain our excitement. In just two hours we experienced sun, rain, snow, mist and strong gusts, none of which could prevent us from being awed by the vastness of the colony and fascinated by the opportunity to observe these majestic penguins at close range. The fur seals and their pups kept us on our toes, and the southern giant petrels outed themselves as voracious scavengers, devouring a seal carcass in front of our eyes.

    South Shetland Islands: Deception Island was our starting point today and it was an early start too. The ship sailed into the flooded caldera of the still-active volcano through the narrow channel called Neptune’s Bellows. Upon leaving the caldera the ship headed for the nearby, massive colony of chinstrap penguins. However, nature had other ideas! Very soon a whale spout was spotted and then there were more and more seen. Four different species were involved – Antarctic minke, humpback, fin and killer whales. Extremely good views were had of the latter two species and many of the killers (spread out again) were swimming alongside the fins. Towards the end of the encounter two male killer whales swam down the port side of the ship and another whale dived underneath us.

    On our port side Livingston Island slowly came into view as it emerged from the cloud. Eventually the cloud cleared completely and revealed yet another high, mountainous, snowy and icy realm. Distant spouts were seen in the sunshine and, as we approached our turning point for Half Moon Island, a plume of cloud and fog emerged from the strait between the islands. It was short-lived and our destination was soon in sight. The beach was a shingly one but the snowy ground behind it was covered in guano of the penguin kind. Once up the slope we were able to get close views of the nesting chinstrap penguins. Other species seen were kelp gull, Antarctic tern, Antarctic shag, pale-faced sheathbill, Southern elephant seal and Weddell seal. The big surprise was a single macaroni penguin. It was seen going down the main penguin highway to the beach and was seen later on climbing back up the hill. Half Moon Island had certainly provided a very interesting and varied last Antarctic excursion.

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Hanseatic Inspiration

Hanseatic Inspiration

Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a new five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. With a maximum of just 230 passengers (199 passengers in Antarctica), this unique vessel offers an informal and relaxed atmosphere on board with more open deck space than any other expedition ship. There is a qualified expedition team of naturalists who will accompany you ashore and provide informative talks in the comfort of the well-designed HanseAtrium, and a crew of 175 offering the most exquisite and attentive service on board.

Please note that the images shown are artist impressions. Whilst the décor may differ slightly, the overall look and design of the vessel once launched will be very similar to the images shown.

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Itinerary

  • Exploring by Zodiac
  • Falkland Islands

Day 1 - London to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fly by scheduled flight.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires.

Arrive this morning and transfer to our centrally located hotel for an overnight stay. This afternoon is free to relax in the hotel or maybe join an orientation tour of the city including the Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, the Cabildo (Old City Hall) and the most traditional neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo which is characterised by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. End the tour in La Boca to look around the colourful zinc houses which used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. The evening is free for independent exploration.

Day 3 - Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

After breakfast in the hotel we will transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to Ushuaia. On arrival in the world’s southernmost city we will transfer to the Hanseatic Inspiration and sail this evening.

Day 4 - At Sea.

Enjoy a relaxing day on board as we sail south to the Falkland Islands. Watch out for wildlife, such as the albatrosses, prions and petrels that frequently follow the ships, join one of the lectures in the HanseAtrium or relax with a book in the lounge.

Days 5 & 6 - Falkland Islands.

While the history of the British Falkland Islands was shaped by war, its present is full of life: it is home to more than 60 different species of bird, and a thrilling research and observation area for ornithologists. Land in the Zodiacs and watch species such as rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, albatrosses and cormorants. Wherever you look, the discoveries never end.

Days 7 & 8 - At Sea.

There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue with briefings on the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Days 9 to 11 - South Georgia.

Fur seals, elephant seals and gigantic colonies of king penguins – South Georgia’s animal kingdom is one of our planet’s greatest wonders. The king penguins raise their young in the subantarctic summer and autumn – fluffy brown chicks crowding the shores like a huge kindergarten. Take a look behind the scenes of this unique animal paradise on walks, hikes and Zodiac rides. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts and the biologists, geologists or glaciologists accompanying you will intensify your unique natural experiences with surprising details about the masses of animals.

Day 12 - At Sea.

Spend Christmas Day at sea as we head towards the Antarctic Peninsula across waters rich with whales whilst in the skies we may see Antarctic petrel, Kerguelen petrel and even the beautiful snow petrel.

Days 13 to 18 - South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.

The Weddell Sea and Antarctic Sound comprise one of the world’s most remote and challenging expedition regions. Spectacular tabular icebergs drift elegantly through the blue water as your expedition ship forges a path through the ice floes – and you have a front-row seat on deck. Although the South Shetland Islands are largely glaciated, their climate is mild in Antarctic terms. Board a Zodiac and set out for Half Moon Island, where vast fields of snow contrast starkly with the dark rock depending on the season. The volcanic legacy of the archipelago becomes particularly intense on Deception Island: board your expedition ship and the Zodiacs and head deep into the caldera whose collapsed volcanic cone forms the island. Hot underground springs cover the beach in mystical steam depending on the water level. Setting foot on the Antarctic mainland is an unforgettable experience. Tranquil and endless, the shimmering masses of ice stretch out before you and take your breath away. Get up-close to penguin colonies, the fascinating water ballet of the icebergs and mighty mountain ranges that guard the coast – the endless ice of the Antarctic Peninsula will make a profound impression on your heart and soul.

Days 19 & 20 - Drakes Passage.

Enjoy two days to relax on board and reminisce with your fellow travellers about all you have seen and experienced during the expedition. Look out for wildlife or simply relax as we make our way across the Drakes Passage toward Ushuaia.

Day 21 - Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for our chartered flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival transfer to our hotel for an overnight stay. This evening is free for independent exploration, you may wish to watch a local tango performance over dinner or to enjoy the hotel facilities.

Day 22 - Buenos Aires to London.

After a free morning to explore or relax in the hotel we transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to London.

Day 23 - London.

Arrive today.

Please note that flexibility is key to a successful expedition in Antarctica. Although an itinerary is outlined below, this is only a preliminary plan and the exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and the wildlife encountered’.

  • Fin whale
  • Snow petrel
  • South Georgia

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £750 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
14 December 2019 to 5 January 2020
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
1 Outside cabin Deck 4, 5 & 6 £14195 £13445
2 Panoramic cabin Deck 4 & 5 On Request On Request
3 French balcony cabin Deck 6 £15695 £14945
4 Balcony cabin Deck 5 £16695 £15945
5 French balcony cabin Deck 7 £16695 £15945
6 Balcony cabin Deck 6 & 7 £17695 £16945
7 Balcony cabin Deck 6 £18195 £17445
8 Balcony cabin Deck 7 On Request On Request
9 Junior suite with balcony 6 & 7 On Request On Request
10 Grand suite with veranda Deck 6 & 7 On Request On Request
1 Outside cabin for sole use Deck 4, 5 & 6 £19995 £19245
5 French balcony cabin for sole use Deck 7 £24995 £24245

Tour Reference Code: SCHI141219

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel between London & Buenos Aires • Chartered flight between Buenos Aires & Ushuaia • Two nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires with breakfast • City tour in Buenos Aires • 18 nights aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration on a full board basis • Mini-bar with soft drinks in your cabin restocked each day • Zodiac excursions • Expedition team including onboard lectures • Gratuities • Transfers • Landing fees • Port taxes • Airport taxes • Loan of waterproof boots and parka during cruise.

Not Included: Travel insurance, visas.

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Hanseatic Inspiration

Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a new five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. With a maximum of just 230 passengers (199 passengers in Antarctica), this unique vessel offers an informal and relaxed atmosphere on board with more open deck space than any other expedition ship. There is a qualified expedition team of naturalists who will accompany you ashore and provide informative talks in the comfort of the well-designed HanseAtrium, and a crew of 175 offering the most exquisite and attentive service on board.

Please note that the images shown are artist impressions. Whilst the décor may differ slightly, the overall look and design of the vessel once launched will be very similar to the images shown.

 
  • Hanseatic Inspiration
    Hanseatic Inspiration
  • The Atrium
    The Atrium
  • Hanseatic Restaurant
    Hanseatic Restaurant
  • Observation Lounge
    Hanseatic Inspiration - Observation Lounge
  • Grand Suite
    Hanseatic Inspiration - Grand Suite
  • French Balcony
    Hanseatic Inspiration - French Balcony
  • Lido Restaurant
    Lido Restaurant
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    There are a total of 120 cabins and suites. All cabins/suites feature a comfortable sleeping area with separable beds, a heated wall in the bathroom, a rain shower, TV, a coffee machine and a mini bar with soft drinks refilled daily. They are also equipped with binoculars and Nordic walking poles and 24-hour cabin service is available. The Outside Cabins, Panoramic Cabins and French Balcony Cabins all measure between 21 to 23 square metres and the Balcony Cabins measure 27 square meters including the balcony. The Junior Suites are approximately 42 square meters including the balcony and offer panoramic views, a comfortable living and sleeping area and a separate dining area. They also benefit from the addition of a bathroom with two sinks, a steam sauna and butler service. The Grand Suites are approximately 71 square meters including a private veranda with space heaters. They feature a sleeping area with panoramic views and a comfortable living area as well as a separate dining area. Additional facilities include a bathroom with two sinks, free standing bath, rain shower, steam sauna, balcony access and butler service.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel has three spacious restaurants, two bars, a library, Sun Deck with swimming pool and pool bar, fitness room, hair salon and a small boutique. Whilst relaxing on deck and watching for passing wildlife, the excellent service team offer little touches like exotic fruit skewers and cooling cloth towels. There is also a hospital on the lower deck and it is in the HanseAtrium that the expedition team will hold lectures and briefings. The vessel has been designed taking inspiration from nature to reflect the expeditionary theme of the voyages and to provide interplay between the interiors and the world outside. Exciting vistas are guaranteed in the Observation Lounge thanks to the 180-degree panoramic view which can be enjoyed while relaxing with an aperitif at the bar and listening to the music. Another design highlight is the two extendable glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which passing wildlife can be viewed on the ocean surfaces. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the bridge whenever the local regulations and conditions allow, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Experience indulgence at the highest level. Highly trained chefs will surprise you every day with their skill and attention to detail. Diverse and classic delicacies will be available at every meal, whether you are enjoying a quick breakfast or a relaxed evening meal. There is a choice of three spacious open-seating restaurants including the Hanseatic Restaurant with its relaxed atmosphere, the Lido Restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor seating, and the Speciality Restaurant where you will be taken on a culinary voyage of discovery with Japanese and Peruvian creations. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

  • Life Onboard

    Life On Board

    With your every need attended to, there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy the experience aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration. After a Zodiac excursion, you will be welcomed back on board with hot drinks and snacks, drinks will be handed to you as you stand on deck viewing magnificent icebergs and the crew will think of everything and enhance your cruise in every way possible. Highly qualified, knowledgeable experts will accompany you throughout the cruise; discovering unknown territory and seeing amazing wildlife will be a lot more rewarding with an expert by your side. Whether a naturalist or ornithologist, their passion and enthusiasm will be conveyed through talks on board and during excursions. The onboard fleet of 17 Zodiac landing craft enables guests to reach every spectacular sight, no matter how remote and, due to their manoeuvrability, these inflatable craft allow us to truly immerse ourselves in nature. You can be feet away from glaciers, spectacular birdlife and explore otherwise inaccessible fjords and waterways.

  • For your comfort

    For your Comfort, Safety & Security

    During construction of the Hanseatic Inspiration, the focus has been on making her suitable for all ice conditions and she has been fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. The vessels holds the highest ice class for a passenger ship – PC 6, and with a shallow draught, powerful engine and robust propellers, this is a sturdy ship with excellent manoeuvrability. All of these features allow access to remote islands and coastlines and make for one of the finest expedition vessels from which to experience unforgettable moments.

  • Ship Directory

    Hanseatic InspirationShip Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. There are a total of 120 cabins and suites and, with the 180-degree panoramic view provided by the Observation Lounge, two glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which to enjoy watching the wildlife and more open deck space than any other expedition ship, you will be ensured of a comfortable and fascinating voyage.

    The vessel is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and the Captain, Officers and crew offer a first-class service and have been selected for their professionalism and expertise. In addition, the expedition team, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, be it marine biology, history or ornithology, are dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board and ashore. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The cabins, suites and public areas are equipped with air-conditioning.

    BATHROBE

    A bathrobe for each guest is provided in the cabin/suite.

    BEDS

    All cabins and suites have a double bed that can also be separated to make two single beds. If you would prefer a configuration of two single beds please request this at the time of booking. All Grand Suites and Junior Suites also have a sofa bed.

    BOUTIQUE

    In the onboard boutique on Deck 4 you will find a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, gifts and everyday items.

    BRIDGE

    Due to its crucial importance as the control centre for nautical and technical processes, the bridge is a highly sensitive area. This is why international safety regulations prohibit it being open to the general public. However, guests have the opportunity to visit the bridge, unless prevented by nautical interests or the local regulations of the coastal regions we are passing, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty. The bridge officers will be happy to give you information about the itinerary, the ship’s course and position as well as other nautical aspects.

    BUTLER

    In the Junior Suites and Grand Suites, there is a butler at your service. Among other things, the butler is responsible for packing and unpacking your clothes. This personal service is available around the clock.

    CABINS & SUITES

    There are 120 outside cabins/suites with six categories as below; Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin & Balcony Cabin These four cabin types are identically equipped and furnished, with the exception of the window and balcony areas, and all feature the following;

    • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Rain shower • Free mini bar (soft drinks) • Coffee machine • Separable beds • Extras in the cabin • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Junior Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • 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) • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Grand Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Veranda with space heaters • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas) • Separate toilet • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges

    Please note: If you would prefer separate bedrooms, there are a total of six Balcony Cabins on Decks 6 and 7 (cabin numbers 609/611, 608/610, 646/648, 647/649, 734/736 and 735/737) with a connecting door to the neighbouring cabin/suite. *The French Balcony Cabins in Category 3 on Deck 6 are approximately 23m2 in size, and those in Category 5 on Deck 7 approximately 21m2. **The Balcony Cabins at the stern have a slightly different floor plan.

    CABIN SERVICES

    On embarkation you will be welcomed with a small bottle of champagne and a selection of fruits that will be replenished each day. Each cabin has a mini bar that will be restocked with soft drinks every day free of charge. A wide range of breakfast options and a selection of meals are available through the cabin service (24 hour service).

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, the atmosphere on board is casual. For the evening, we recommend casual elegant attire. For excursions or private trips ashore, clothing should be particularly comfortable and practical, as well as suited to the route you will travel. Sturdy footwear and flat shoes are indispensable when on board the ship and ashore. To ensure that you are protected from water spray on Zodiac rides and during landings, we recommend that you bring waterproof trousers or over trousers with you – in particular, for expeditions in the polar regions. A protective waterproof bag is recommended for your camera equipment.

    E-MAILS

    You can send and receive emails using your onboard email address free of charge. Your personal email address will be provided upon arrival on board.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

    If the cruising area and any time spent ashore call for it, you can borrow a pair of rubber boots on board. On expeditions in extreme regions such as the Arctic and Antarctic, a warm parka (sizes XS – XXXL) is at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Snorkelling equipment, standup paddle boards, kayaks, fishing rods and snowshoes (Antarctic only) are also offered in the relevant regions; each cabin has a pair of binoculars, and each suite has two pairs.

    EXPERTS/PRESENTATIONS

    Expeditions are accompanied by experts who will be happy to answer your questions about the cruising area. They will share their in-depth knowledge of the destination in fascinating talks, images and presentations, discussions and personal conversations. The experts will also accompany you on Zodiac landings and included walks and hikes. Talks will be held live in the HanseAtrium. The live broadcast and recordings can be viewed in every cabin/suite.

    FILM PROGRAMME

    You may use the guest portal to watch a range of documentaries and feature films on your television, which you can directly access.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is a fitness room aboard the vessel.

    GUESTS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY

    On the whole, cruises aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration are not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that a large number of the planned Zodiac landings and shore activities require a high level of physical fitness; depending on the conditions, participation can only be guaranteed for guests with no mobility restrictions. The Hanseatic Inspiration has one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404) but it is highly recommended that you travel with a companion. Please provide Noble Caledonia with details of any disabilities before booking to ascertain whether your individual needs can be met.

    INTERNET/WI-FI

    The internet is available for use (at a surcharge). The entire ship is equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use to access the Internet from your laptop, tablet or mobile device. The charges for Wi-Fi and Internet use will be deducted from your onboard account. Due to a potentially unstable satellite connection that depends on the weather and ship’s position, especially in northern and southern cruising areas, this service cannot be guaranteed at all times. In extreme regions, such as the Arctic and Antarctic, the TV, radio, Internet, email and phone services may not be available on a daily basis due to satellite positioning.

    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Despite the most careful planning, the itinerary may have to be changed for technical reasons or due to unforeseeable events outside our control. These include official authorisation and the local weather and ice conditions. Any changes made will be in the interests of your safety. Adherence to the itinerary and landings with the Zodiacs may be difficult or impossible due to weather and ice conditions. In such cases, the ship management will always strive to offer the best possible alternative.

    LAUNDRY & IRONING SERVICE

    The Hanseatic Inspiration offers a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

    LIBRARY

    The library is stocked with the latest fiction books and travel literature. You can find the library in the Observation Lounge (Deck 8).

    LIFT

    The various decks are connected by two lifts. Deck 9 is only accessible on foot.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All monetary transactions on board the ship are processed by Reception. The onboard currency is the Euro. To ensure cashless transactions, an account will be set up for you which you will settle at Reception at the end of your cruise. The following means of payment are accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Maestro (German cards only). Please note that, in general, foreign currencies cannot be changed on board.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Hanseatic inspiration has a modern, well equipped ship’s hospital (Deck 3) under the supervision of an experienced ship’s doctor. Guests who are being treated for any medical condition should contact the ship’s doctor directly after embarkation. It is important to bring any medications required on board with you in sufficient quantities in your hand luggage. In the case of an accident caused by Hapag Lloyd Cruises or its staff members either on board or during a shore activity organised by Hapag Lloyd Cruises, treatment is provided free of charge. Treatment for seasickness is subject to a charge if you make use of the medical services. Thrombosis prevention medication is offered on board if required (subject to a charge). A fee is charged for all other medical treatment in accordance with the valid German medical fee schedule (GOÄ). The costs for any treatment or medication will be charged to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a separate invoice to submit to your health insurance provider.

    MINI BAR

    Soft drinks are available free of charge from the mini bar in your cabin/ suite and are restocked daily. In the Grand Suites and Junior Suites, you can also enjoy a selection of fine spirits free of charge.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Depending on satellite reception, you will receive the latest daily newspapers containing the most important information from around the world.

    NORDIC WALKING POLES

    Every cabin is equipped with Nordic walking poles for you to use if desired.

    SPA & HAIRDRESSER

    The Ocean Spa offers a complete wellness programme (for a surcharge) – from soothing massages and cosmetic treatments with premium quality products to a hairdresser. Reservations are only possible once you are on board. Use of the sauna and steam bath is free of charge.

    PHOTOGRAPHER

    There is a professional photographer on board. It is possible to have digital images burned onto CDs and/or printed (at a surcharge).

    POST

    The Reception staff will post your postcards and letters from most ports where this facility is available. Your onboard account will be debited with the appropriate charges.

    RESTAURANT/ TABLE RESERVATIONS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in an open seating arrangement with a choice of seating. The Maître D’ will be happy to accept table reservations for the speciality restaurant (open only in the evening) at the beginning of your cruise. Guests in the Grand Suites and Junior Suites may make table reservations for the main restaurant. Cuisine The cuisine on board is international and includes: early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (there are three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack. Allergies We would be happy to take into consideration any special requests regarding dietary requirements and/or food allergies. Please inform Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests upon embarkation.

    SAFE

    Each cabin/suite has a private safe for storing your valuables.

    SHORE ACTIVITIES

    All Zodiac landings and shore excursions are dependent on the local conditions. The Captain has the final say in all decisions concerning cruise operation and the safety of the ship and the passengers always takes top priority. Please comply with any instructions given by the crew every time you go ashore.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins or suites or in any public areas. Guests may smoke cigarettes, cigarillos, pipes and cigars in the Smoker’s Lounge (Deck 4). There is also a designated outdoor smoking area on the port side of the ship near the pool. The smoking of pipes and cigars is only permitted in the Smoker’s Lounge.

    STABILISERS

    The ship is equipped with a stabiliser system that can be extended in a side swell to weaken the rolling movements of the ship in rough seas.

    TELECOMMUNCATIONS/MOBILE PHONES

    The ship is equipped with a satellite communications system. Depending on the satellite reception, this allows you to make direct telephone calls to any destination worldwide directly from your cabin/suite. Please be aware that a charge is incurred immediately upon dialling a telephone/ fax number. The ship is equipped with a GSM mobile network. This system also enables you to use your mobile phone or smartphone at sea in areas where your mobile provider cannot generally guarantee connectivity (service subject to a charge; prices vary depending on the mobile phone provider).

    TELEVISION/RADIO PROGRAMME

    You will receive the channels available in the region where the ship is currently located via satellite.

    TENDER & ZODIAC SERVICE

    In all ports in which the Hanseatic Inspiration is not docked at the pier, but is at anchor, you will go ashore on the ship’s own tender boats or the motorised rubber boats (Zodiacs).

    TOUR MANAGER

    A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a swimming pool aboard the vessel.

    VOLTAGE

    In your cabin/suite, you will find outlets for 220 V (50 Hz) alternating current as well as outlets for 110V (60 Hz). In general, we would recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for different outlets with you. For safety reasons, the use of electric kettles, hair straighteners and irons in the cabins is not permitted.

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    There are a total of 120 cabins and suites. All cabins/suites feature a comfortable sleeping area with separable beds, a heated wall in the bathroom, a rain shower, TV, a coffee machine and a mini bar with soft drinks refilled daily. They are also equipped with binoculars and Nordic walking poles and 24-hour cabin service is available. The Outside Cabins, Panoramic Cabins and French Balcony Cabins all measure between 21 to 23 square metres and the Balcony Cabins measure 27 square meters including the balcony. The Junior Suites are approximately 42 square meters including the balcony and offer panoramic views, a comfortable living and sleeping area and a separate dining area. They also benefit from the addition of a bathroom with two sinks, a steam sauna and butler service. The Grand Suites are approximately 71 square meters including a private veranda with space heaters. They feature a sleeping area with panoramic views and a comfortable living area as well as a separate dining area. Additional facilities include a bathroom with two sinks, free standing bath, rain shower, steam sauna, balcony access and butler service.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel has three spacious restaurants, two bars, a library, Sun Deck with swimming pool and pool bar, fitness room, hair salon and a small boutique. Whilst relaxing on deck and watching for passing wildlife, the excellent service team offer little touches like exotic fruit skewers and cooling cloth towels. There is also a hospital on the lower deck and it is in the HanseAtrium that the expedition team will hold lectures and briefings. The vessel has been designed taking inspiration from nature to reflect the expeditionary theme of the voyages and to provide interplay between the interiors and the world outside. Exciting vistas are guaranteed in the Observation Lounge thanks to the 180-degree panoramic view which can be enjoyed while relaxing with an aperitif at the bar and listening to the music. Another design highlight is the two extendable glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which passing wildlife can be viewed on the ocean surfaces. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the bridge whenever the local regulations and conditions allow, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Experience indulgence at the highest level. Highly trained chefs will surprise you every day with their skill and attention to detail. Diverse and classic delicacies will be available at every meal, whether you are enjoying a quick breakfast or a relaxed evening meal. There is a choice of three spacious open-seating restaurants including the Hanseatic Restaurant with its relaxed atmosphere, the Lido Restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor seating, and the Speciality Restaurant where you will be taken on a culinary voyage of discovery with Japanese and Peruvian creations. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

  • Life Onboard

    Life On Board

    With your every need attended to, there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy the experience aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration. After a Zodiac excursion, you will be welcomed back on board with hot drinks and snacks, drinks will be handed to you as you stand on deck viewing magnificent icebergs and the crew will think of everything and enhance your cruise in every way possible. Highly qualified, knowledgeable experts will accompany you throughout the cruise; discovering unknown territory and seeing amazing wildlife will be a lot more rewarding with an expert by your side. Whether a naturalist or ornithologist, their passion and enthusiasm will be conveyed through talks on board and during excursions. The onboard fleet of 17 Zodiac landing craft enables guests to reach every spectacular sight, no matter how remote and, due to their manoeuvrability, these inflatable craft allow us to truly immerse ourselves in nature. You can be feet away from glaciers, spectacular birdlife and explore otherwise inaccessible fjords and waterways.

  • For your comfort

    For your Comfort, Safety & Security

    During construction of the Hanseatic Inspiration, the focus has been on making her suitable for all ice conditions and she has been fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. The vessels holds the highest ice class for a passenger ship – PC 6, and with a shallow draught, powerful engine and robust propellers, this is a sturdy ship with excellent manoeuvrability. All of these features allow access to remote islands and coastlines and make for one of the finest expedition vessels from which to experience unforgettable moments.

  • Ship Directory

    Hanseatic InspirationShip Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. There are a total of 120 cabins and suites and, with the 180-degree panoramic view provided by the Observation Lounge, two glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which to enjoy watching the wildlife and more open deck space than any other expedition ship, you will be ensured of a comfortable and fascinating voyage.

    The vessel is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and the Captain, Officers and crew offer a first-class service and have been selected for their professionalism and expertise. In addition, the expedition team, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, be it marine biology, history or ornithology, are dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board and ashore. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The cabins, suites and public areas are equipped with air-conditioning.

    BATHROBE

    A bathrobe for each guest is provided in the cabin/suite.

    BEDS

    All cabins and suites have a double bed that can also be separated to make two single beds. If you would prefer a configuration of two single beds please request this at the time of booking. All Grand Suites and Junior Suites also have a sofa bed.

    BOUTIQUE

    In the onboard boutique on Deck 4 you will find a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, gifts and everyday items.

    BRIDGE

    Due to its crucial importance as the control centre for nautical and technical processes, the bridge is a highly sensitive area. This is why international safety regulations prohibit it being open to the general public. However, guests have the opportunity to visit the bridge, unless prevented by nautical interests or the local regulations of the coastal regions we are passing, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty. The bridge officers will be happy to give you information about the itinerary, the ship’s course and position as well as other nautical aspects.

    BUTLER

    In the Junior Suites and Grand Suites, there is a butler at your service. Among other things, the butler is responsible for packing and unpacking your clothes. This personal service is available around the clock.

    CABINS & SUITES

    There are 120 outside cabins/suites with six categories as below; Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin & Balcony Cabin These four cabin types are identically equipped and furnished, with the exception of the window and balcony areas, and all feature the following;

    • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Rain shower • Free mini bar (soft drinks) • Coffee machine • Separable beds • Extras in the cabin • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Junior Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • 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) • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Grand Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Veranda with space heaters • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas) • Separate toilet • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges

    Please note: If you would prefer separate bedrooms, there are a total of six Balcony Cabins on Decks 6 and 7 (cabin numbers 609/611, 608/610, 646/648, 647/649, 734/736 and 735/737) with a connecting door to the neighbouring cabin/suite. *The French Balcony Cabins in Category 3 on Deck 6 are approximately 23m2 in size, and those in Category 5 on Deck 7 approximately 21m2. **The Balcony Cabins at the stern have a slightly different floor plan.

    CABIN SERVICES

    On embarkation you will be welcomed with a small bottle of champagne and a selection of fruits that will be replenished each day. Each cabin has a mini bar that will be restocked with soft drinks every day free of charge. A wide range of breakfast options and a selection of meals are available through the cabin service (24 hour service).

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, the atmosphere on board is casual. For the evening, we recommend casual elegant attire. For excursions or private trips ashore, clothing should be particularly comfortable and practical, as well as suited to the route you will travel. Sturdy footwear and flat shoes are indispensable when on board the ship and ashore. To ensure that you are protected from water spray on Zodiac rides and during landings, we recommend that you bring waterproof trousers or over trousers with you – in particular, for expeditions in the polar regions. A protective waterproof bag is recommended for your camera equipment.

    E-MAILS

    You can send and receive emails using your onboard email address free of charge. Your personal email address will be provided upon arrival on board.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

    If the cruising area and any time spent ashore call for it, you can borrow a pair of rubber boots on board. On expeditions in extreme regions such as the Arctic and Antarctic, a warm parka (sizes XS – XXXL) is at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Snorkelling equipment, standup paddle boards, kayaks, fishing rods and snowshoes (Antarctic only) are also offered in the relevant regions; each cabin has a pair of binoculars, and each suite has two pairs.

    EXPERTS/PRESENTATIONS

    Expeditions are accompanied by experts who will be happy to answer your questions about the cruising area. They will share their in-depth knowledge of the destination in fascinating talks, images and presentations, discussions and personal conversations. The experts will also accompany you on Zodiac landings and included walks and hikes. Talks will be held live in the HanseAtrium. The live broadcast and recordings can be viewed in every cabin/suite.

    FILM PROGRAMME

    You may use the guest portal to watch a range of documentaries and feature films on your television, which you can directly access.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is a fitness room aboard the vessel.

    GUESTS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY

    On the whole, cruises aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration are not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that a large number of the planned Zodiac landings and shore activities require a high level of physical fitness; depending on the conditions, participation can only be guaranteed for guests with no mobility restrictions. The Hanseatic Inspiration has one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404) but it is highly recommended that you travel with a companion. Please provide Noble Caledonia with details of any disabilities before booking to ascertain whether your individual needs can be met.

    INTERNET/WI-FI

    The internet is available for use (at a surcharge). The entire ship is equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use to access the Internet from your laptop, tablet or mobile device. The charges for Wi-Fi and Internet use will be deducted from your onboard account. Due to a potentially unstable satellite connection that depends on the weather and ship’s position, especially in northern and southern cruising areas, this service cannot be guaranteed at all times. In extreme regions, such as the Arctic and Antarctic, the TV, radio, Internet, email and phone services may not be available on a daily basis due to satellite positioning.

    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Despite the most careful planning, the itinerary may have to be changed for technical reasons or due to unforeseeable events outside our control. These include official authorisation and the local weather and ice conditions. Any changes made will be in the interests of your safety. Adherence to the itinerary and landings with the Zodiacs may be difficult or impossible due to weather and ice conditions. In such cases, the ship management will always strive to offer the best possible alternative.

    LAUNDRY & IRONING SERVICE

    The Hanseatic Inspiration offers a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

    LIBRARY

    The library is stocked with the latest fiction books and travel literature. You can find the library in the Observation Lounge (Deck 8).

    LIFT

    The various decks are connected by two lifts. Deck 9 is only accessible on foot.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All monetary transactions on board the ship are processed by Reception. The onboard currency is the Euro. To ensure cashless transactions, an account will be set up for you which you will settle at Reception at the end of your cruise. The following means of payment are accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Maestro (German cards only). Please note that, in general, foreign currencies cannot be changed on board.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Hanseatic inspiration has a modern, well equipped ship’s hospital (Deck 3) under the supervision of an experienced ship’s doctor. Guests who are being treated for any medical condition should contact the ship’s doctor directly after embarkation. It is important to bring any medications required on board with you in sufficient quantities in your hand luggage. In the case of an accident caused by Hapag Lloyd Cruises or its staff members either on board or during a shore activity organised by Hapag Lloyd Cruises, treatment is provided free of charge. Treatment for seasickness is subject to a charge if you make use of the medical services. Thrombosis prevention medication is offered on board if required (subject to a charge). A fee is charged for all other medical treatment in accordance with the valid German medical fee schedule (GOÄ). The costs for any treatment or medication will be charged to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a separate invoice to submit to your health insurance provider.

    MINI BAR

    Soft drinks are available free of charge from the mini bar in your cabin/ suite and are restocked daily. In the Grand Suites and Junior Suites, you can also enjoy a selection of fine spirits free of charge.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Depending on satellite reception, you will receive the latest daily newspapers containing the most important information from around the world.

    NORDIC WALKING POLES

    Every cabin is equipped with Nordic walking poles for you to use if desired.

    SPA & HAIRDRESSER

    The Ocean Spa offers a complete wellness programme (for a surcharge) – from soothing massages and cosmetic treatments with premium quality products to a hairdresser. Reservations are only possible once you are on board. Use of the sauna and steam bath is free of charge.

    PHOTOGRAPHER

    There is a professional photographer on board. It is possible to have digital images burned onto CDs and/or printed (at a surcharge).

    POST

    The Reception staff will post your postcards and letters from most ports where this facility is available. Your onboard account will be debited with the appropriate charges.

    RESTAURANT/ TABLE RESERVATIONS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in an open seating arrangement with a choice of seating. The Maître D’ will be happy to accept table reservations for the speciality restaurant (open only in the evening) at the beginning of your cruise. Guests in the Grand Suites and Junior Suites may make table reservations for the main restaurant. Cuisine The cuisine on board is international and includes: early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (there are three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack. Allergies We would be happy to take into consideration any special requests regarding dietary requirements and/or food allergies. Please inform Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests upon embarkation.

    SAFE

    Each cabin/suite has a private safe for storing your valuables.

    SHORE ACTIVITIES

    All Zodiac landings and shore excursions are dependent on the local conditions. The Captain has the final say in all decisions concerning cruise operation and the safety of the ship and the passengers always takes top priority. Please comply with any instructions given by the crew every time you go ashore.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins or suites or in any public areas. Guests may smoke cigarettes, cigarillos, pipes and cigars in the Smoker’s Lounge (Deck 4). There is also a designated outdoor smoking area on the port side of the ship near the pool. The smoking of pipes and cigars is only permitted in the Smoker’s Lounge.

    STABILISERS

    The ship is equipped with a stabiliser system that can be extended in a side swell to weaken the rolling movements of the ship in rough seas.

    TELECOMMUNCATIONS/MOBILE PHONES

    The ship is equipped with a satellite communications system. Depending on the satellite reception, this allows you to make direct telephone calls to any destination worldwide directly from your cabin/suite. Please be aware that a charge is incurred immediately upon dialling a telephone/ fax number. The ship is equipped with a GSM mobile network. This system also enables you to use your mobile phone or smartphone at sea in areas where your mobile provider cannot generally guarantee connectivity (service subject to a charge; prices vary depending on the mobile phone provider).

    TELEVISION/RADIO PROGRAMME

    You will receive the channels available in the region where the ship is currently located via satellite.

    TENDER & ZODIAC SERVICE

    In all ports in which the Hanseatic Inspiration is not docked at the pier, but is at anchor, you will go ashore on the ship’s own tender boats or the motorised rubber boats (Zodiacs).

    TOUR MANAGER

    A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a swimming pool aboard the vessel.

    VOLTAGE

    In your cabin/suite, you will find outlets for 220 V (50 Hz) alternating current as well as outlets for 110V (60 Hz). In general, we would recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for different outlets with you. For safety reasons, the use of electric kettles, hair straighteners and irons in the cabins is not permitted.

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Our View

Every expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia is unique and no two days are the same. Flexibility is key and often the whole day’s schedule will be changed to maximise your experience based on weather conditions or wildlife sightings. Each day holds something new and below are some extracts from previous Antarctic expedition logs which will provide you with an idea of what to expect.

Falkland Islands: At 6am, the rattling of the anchor chain indicated that we had arrived at New Island on the south-western edge of the Falkland Islands. Our first excursion took place under optimal conditions – sunshine, calm seas and a landing site in a shallow sandy cove. After exiting the Zodiacs and receiving our briefing, we were greeted by kelp geese, magellanic oystercatchers, tussac birds and a long-tailed meadowlark. A short 20-minute walk over a low pass to other side of island brought us to our first amazing seabird colony experience. Here, we had close-up views of many hundreds of blackbrowed albatrosses dotted along a one-kilometre stretch of cliff. Intermingled with the albatrosses, rockhopper penguins argued over nesting sites and king cormorants impressed their mates with great beakfuls of seaweed. We had plenty of time to sit in the sun and watch breeding albatross pairs perform greeting behaviours, feed their chicks and preen. Every now and then, one of these magnificent birds would take to the wing and impress us with its size.

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia: Salisbury Plain, in the Bay of Isles with its colony of 200,000 king penguins, is a truly great wildlife spectacle. Although the southerly wind had picked up, the beach was well protected and our landing went smoothly. The entire beach was carpeted with king penguins as far as the eye could see, and in between there were hundreds of male Antarctic fur seals guarding their breeding territories. We hiked along the raised beach to the foot of the colony, barely able to contain our excitement. In just two hours we experienced sun, rain, snow, mist and strong gusts, none of which could prevent us from being awed by the vastness of the colony and fascinated by the opportunity to observe these majestic penguins at close range. The fur seals and their pups kept us on our toes, and the southern giant petrels outed themselves as voracious scavengers, devouring a seal carcass in front of our eyes.

South Shetland Islands: Deception Island was our starting point today and it was an early start too. The ship sailed into the flooded caldera of the still-active volcano through the narrow channel called Neptune’s Bellows. Upon leaving the caldera the ship headed for the nearby, massive colony of chinstrap penguins. However, nature had other ideas! Very soon a whale spout was spotted and then there were more and more seen. Four different species were involved – Antarctic minke, humpback, fin and killer whales. Extremely good views were had of the latter two species and many of the killers (spread out again) were swimming alongside the fins. Towards the end of the encounter two male killer whales swam down the port side of the ship and another whale dived underneath us.

On our port side Livingston Island slowly came into view as it emerged from the cloud. Eventually the cloud cleared completely and revealed yet another high, mountainous, snowy and icy realm. Distant spouts were seen in the sunshine and, as we approached our turning point for Half Moon Island, a plume of cloud and fog emerged from the strait between the islands. It was short-lived and our destination was soon in sight. The beach was a shingly one but the snowy ground behind it was covered in guano of the penguin kind. Once up the slope we were able to get close views of the nesting chinstrap penguins. Other species seen were kelp gull, Antarctic tern, Antarctic shag, pale-faced sheathbill, Southern elephant seal and Weddell seal. The big surprise was a single macaroni penguin. It was seen going down the main penguin highway to the beach and was seen later on climbing back up the hill. Half Moon Island had certainly provided a very interesting and varied last Antarctic excursion.

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