The Call of the Far North The Call of the Far North

The Call of the Far North

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Sail into the presence of the great unknown; the white realm of the Arctic.

Between Greenland and northern Canada lies a world of bizarre beauty: on this expedition, follow in the footsteps of great pioneers into the white wilderness of the Arctic. Bizarre ice formations, shimmering blue light and deep fjords - the beauty of the Arctic is breathtaking. 

As a habitat, the Arctic is simultaneously fascinating and extreme - and home to countless Arctic foxes, whales, seals, polar bears and musk oxen. The incredible diversity of Arctic species will astound you - on land and in the water. 

Bonus | €200 per person HANSEATIC Inspiration on board spending credit for beverages only 

Destinations: Arctic, Europe, Northern Europe

Commencing: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Duration: 25 nights

Departure Date: 14 Aug 2020

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Highlights

  • Click HERE to watch the tour video 
  • Small group limited to only 20 guests
  • Hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host and local guides 
  • Return charter flights from Dusseldorf* to Kangerlussuaq 

 

​Munich | The Bavarian Capital 

  • Enjoy three nights at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, centrally located in the heart of Munich 
  • See historic landmarks like the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church and Marienplatz 
  • Visit the lively Viktualienmarkt food market 
  • Travel to the Andechs Monastery with a beer brewing tradition 

 

Dusseldorf | The Old Town  

  • Spend two nights at Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel 
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the famous old town 

 

HANSEATIC inspiration | The new expedition class due to launch in October 2019 

  • 17 nights on board cruising from Kangerlussuaq
  • Length 138 m / 452 ft, bean 22m / 72 ft, draught 5.6m / 18 ft 
  • Maximum passenger capacity of 230 guests 
  • More open deck space than any other expedition ship 
  • Terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars 
  • Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view 
  • Be in the midst of the action for wildlife sightings from the new deck track at the bow 
  • Spend your days and evenings however you wish with free choice of seating and 24-hour cabin service 
  • Mini-bar restocked daily with non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Three first-class restaurants create a unique combination of expedition and international gourmet cuisine 
  • Robust Zodiacs and well-versed lecturers are on hand to bring you up close to thrilling wildlife encounters
 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Friday 14 Aug 2020

    Australia | Dubai

    Welcome to Dubai, where your base is the Raffles Hotel. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, Raffles delivers impeccable service and sophisticated style. 

    Raffles Dubai 

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    Day 02

    Saturday 15 Aug 2020

    Dubai

    Enjoy exclusive Raffles Club Lounge benefits including afternoon tea, evening canapés and cocktails at the Lounge. Spend the day at leisure. Tonight, get together for a welcome dinner to meet your fellow travellers.

    Raffles Dubai (B-D)

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    Day 03

    Sunday 16 Aug 2020

    Dubai | Munich

    This morning, we transfer to the airport for our onward flight to Munich, Germany's third largest city. Our base is Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, centrally located in the heart of Munich. 

    Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski (B)

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    Day 04

    Monday 17 Aug 2020

    Munich

    Enjoy a half day walking tour and see Munich classics including the popular Viktualienmarkt, St. Peter church, and the Marienplatz.​ Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski (B)

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    Day 05

    Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

    Munich

    Munich’s beer gardens are world famous but few offer such idyllic surroundings as the Andechs brewery, housed in the historic Andechs Monastery 40km southwest of the city. Andechs Monastery is famous for its adjourning brewery which has been brewing traditional Bavarian beers since 1455 and continues to produce 7 different beer varieties. 

    Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski (B) 

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    Day 06

    Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

    Munich | Dusseldorf

    Upon hotel check out, we transfer to the train station as we head to our next destination, Dusseldorf. Located in the heart of Düsseldorf's vibrant downtown, the hotel is well-placed to enjoy the city’s cultural sights. 

    Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel (B)

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    Day 07

    Thursday 20 Aug 2020

    Dusseldorf

    Discover the history of Dusseldorf on a walking tour. Gain insight into the city's heritage and discover landmarks such as Rheinturm and Media Harbour. Learn of World War II history in the Old Town, home to the iconic City Hall building. 

    Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel (B) 

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    Day 08

    Friday 21 Aug 2020

    Dusseldorf | Kangerlussuaq

    Today, our charter flight* will take us to Kangerlussuaq where we embark HANSEATIC inspiration (due to launch October 2019). Continue the story of exploration in the far north as you set out on a breathtaking adventure to the polar expanses on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. ​

    Embark HANSEATIC inspiration (B-D)

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    Day 09

    Saturday 22 Aug 2020

    At Sea

    Relax at sea.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 10

    Sunday 23 Aug 2020

    Uummannaq

    In Greenland, Uummannaq will greet you with colourful houses and the striking backdrop of a heart-shaped mountain shimmering red.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 11

    Monday 24 Aug 2020

    At Sea

    Day at sea.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 12

    Tuesday 25 Aug 2020

    North Canadian Arctic

    Experience Inuit culture and history in Pond Inlet on Baffin Island. Awaiting you is a warm welcome from the inhabitants of this traditional settlement surrounded by snow-covered mountain ranges on Eclipse Sound.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 13

    Wednesday 26 Aug 2020

    North Canadian Arctic

    Robust Zodiacs are the only way to explore this region, including Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island. Gleaming blue ice is reflected in the crystal-clear water, and with luck you will spot some mighty musk oxen and cute lemmings.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 14

    Thursday 27 Aug 2020

    North Canadian Arctic

    The HANSEATIC inspiration continues further north, reaching Ellesmere Island and its abandoned outpost of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A magical world of blue and white for you to discover on the HANSEATIC inspiration and in the Zodiacs, depending on the ice.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 15

    Friday 28 Aug 2020

    North Canadian Arctic

    In the clear polar air, cruising through Jones Sound presents unique Arctic panoramas. Finally, immerse yourself in the seldom-visited waters of Smith Sound.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 16

    Saturday 29 Aug 2020

    At Sea

    Sail through Smith Sound. A reverent silence hangs in the air, broken only by an isolated crack of glacier ice or the call of a kittiwake.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 17

    Sunday 30 Aug 2020

    Pim Island (Nares Strait)

    Your expedition ship reaches red-rocked Pim Island, which is highly popular with polar bears and Arctic foxes. From here on in, the ice determines the course. Following the call of the north, the HANSEATIC inspiration cruises through the icy waters of the Nares Strait, where expedition history was made.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 18

    Monday 31 Aug 2020

    North-west coast of Greenland

    Greenland’s Cape Constitution, where Elisha Kane proudly raised the American flag in 1854, is also of historical significance. 

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 19

    Tuesday 01 Sep 2020

    North-west coast of Greenland

    Siorapaluk, Greenland’s most northerly settlement, is a remote place on the strait of Smith Sound. The approximately 80 inhabitants earn their living from hunting and fishing.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 20

    Wednesday 02 Sep 2020

    North-west coast of Greenland

    Further south, the colourful houses of the young settlement of Qaanaaq form a beautiful chessboard pattern. Named Old Thule before the Cold War, it was moved to make way for a military base and given a new name. Pioneers such as Robert Edwin Peary set out from Old Thule for the North Pole. 

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 21

    Thursday 03 Sep 2020

    North-west coast of Greenland

    Cape York, where you will board Zodiacs to explore the icy landscape, still has a memorial to the great American explorer.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 22

    Friday 04 Sep 2020

    At Sea

    Day at sea. 

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 23

    Saturday 05 Sep 2020

    Western coast of Greenland

    Passing through the Vaigat Strait, you will head for Ilulissat, closing in on another highlight of your expedition: even well-travelled visitors are left speechless by the imposing ice fjord. Experience gigantic ice formations in the famous Disko Bay: massive blocks of ice which have broken off the glacier drift in the sea – one of the most impressive spectacles in Greenland.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 24

    Sunday 06 Sep 2020

    Western coast of Greenland

    In the old town of Sisimiut, historic houses cling to steep cliffs, while a museum and two churches reflect the city’s exciting history as a missionary station and trading post. Together with the experts, you can hike to Tele Island.

    HANSEATIC inspiration (B-L-D)

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    Day 25

    Monday 07 Sep 2020

    Kangerlussuaq | Dusseldorf

    Your expedition days in the Canadian Arctic then end back in Kangerlussuaq, but your memories of this time will stay with you forever. Our charter flight takes us back to Dusseuldorf*. On arrival in Dusseldorf, transfer to the hotel for an overnight. 

    Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel (B)

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    Day 26

    Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

    Dusseldorf | Australia

    Upon hotel check out, transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

    Check out of hotel (B)

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Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply) 
  • Return International Economy Class airfares with Emirates from Australia 
  • Return charter flights between Dusseldorf* and Kangerlussuaq (weather permitting)
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

 

  • Raffles, Dubai | 2 nights 
  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich | 3 nights 
  • Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel, Dusseldorf | 2 nights
  • HANSEATIC inspiration | 17 nights 
  • Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel, Dusseldorf | 1 night 
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03 | HANSEATIC inspiration

 

The HANSEATIC inspiration is planned to launch in October 2019. In the cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. 

  • Length 138m, beam 22m, draught 5.6m 
  • Maximum passenger capacity: only 230 guests
 
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