For the first time, the expedition ship HANSEATIC (5-star *) from Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten undertakes a circular navigation of the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East.
The still almost undiscovered nature and animal paradise between Kamchatka, the Kuriles and Sakhalin offers a maximum of 184 guests a unique expedition experience. Expert experts, including from the fields of biology and geology, accompany the trip and are available to guests with their knowledge for discussions and lectures.
MS HANSEATIC here in the Antarctic: The ship is certified with the highest ice class (E4) for passenger ships, which allows safe navigation through drift and pack ice.
Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten
One of the highlights of the trip is Russia's largest island, Sakhalin. During an excursion in the Piltun Lagoon, guests experience the tundra up close and look out for seals, sea lions and birds of prey. The islands of Iony, Shantar and Malminskie offer optimal conditions for further wildlife viewing. Next stop is the village of Okhotsk on the Russian mainland, which gave the sea its name. This is followed by Kamchatka, the land of volcanoes and geysers, where, with a little luck, you can spot brown bears. The Kuril island of Atlasova with its 2.300 m high volcano Alaid and a trip to the Valley of the Geysers are the last highlights before the trip ends in Petropavlovsk.
On zodiac rides and hikes, guests can view nature and animals up close. Always there: Renowned scientists, such as David Fletcher, who as a member of the Royal Geographical Society has more than 30 years of expedition experience.
The 18-day trip takes place from June 12.06th. - 30.06.2012 from Otaru / Japan to Petropavlowsk / Kamchatka and costs from 10.132 euros per person including flights.
Otaru - Korsakov - Tyuleniy - Kamchatka - Atlasova - Petropavlovsk - Kamchatka - Petropavlovsk - Petropavlovsk
You can book this cruise under >>> e-hoi.de. The cruise is called "Premiere in Russia's Far East" and cruise number 2127