October 29, 2019 - Cruise ships circling the world generally take 120 to 123 days to complete their mission. Not the MS HAMBURG from Plantours Kreuzfahrten: the 400 passenger cruise ship needs am for itsWorld tour starting August 2, 2020 in Hamburg an unbelievable 284 days. Regions such as Asia and Australia are left out of the journey.
MS HAMBURG, Germany's smallest cruise ship, leaves the Port of Hamburg on August 2nd, 2020, and is expected back on May 12th, 2021. The motto of the trip is "Once in a life-time cruise". The Bremen company lets the MS HAMBURG drive to interesting destinations between Spitsbergen and the Antarctic.
MS Hamburg in front of Bridgetown / Barbados
The ship calls at various regions as part of the route planning: After the northern polar regions with Spitzbergen, Iceland and Greenland, the route includes the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in Canada and the north of the USA. The 400-passenger cruise ship has been touring the Caribbean and Cuba for a long time. It will then be expanded to include a one-day passage that has recently been added Panama Canal drive through. Then it stays for a long time in the southern Pacific. Passing Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, the course is set for the Chilean Tierra del Fuego. Other highlights are the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn. New Year's Eve is celebrated on the high seas off the Antarctic.
View of Ushuaia - Gateway to Antarctica
After that the course turns north. World cities such as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are visited. After crossing the Atlantic, it's back to the Mediterranean. Less frequented ports and regions such as Seville, Formentera, Sardinia are on the timetable. A trip to Israel is also planned. Biarritz and Bordeaux are visited. A visit to Bordeaux is combined with a trip on the Gironde. This is followed by a detour to Cornwall. The port of Hamburg will be the final destination on May 12th.
And what does the pleasure cost? In the 2-bed cabin, the daily price including full board is 144 euros per person. According to Adam Riese, that would be an impressive 40.896 euros. In addition, there are the usual on-board additional costs. It is undoubtedly not a trip for penny pinchers, but for wealthy people who want to get to know a large part of the world in a comfortable way and without rush.