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Ship statistics

Cruise Line: Hapag Lloyd

Entered service: March 1993

Lifestyle: Luxury

Onboard currency: Euro

Passengers (lower berth): 184

Crew: 122

Tonnage: 8,378 tons

Length: 122.80 metres

Beam: 18.00 metres

Draft: 4.91 metres


Hanseatic is regarded as the only five-star expedition-cruise ship worldwide, owned owned by the Hapag-Lloyd cruise line, a German company.

Built in 1991, she was then known as Society Adventurer, but was renamed when she was purchased by Hanseatic Tours. Hapag-Lloyd purchased Hanseatic Tours in 1997, and she passed into their ownership.

Hanseatic is more informal than the Europa, and combines adventure and luxury in some of the most far-flung regions of the world. Its small size and sturdy hull (with the highest passenger-ship ice-class rating), allows it to explore remote corners of the world. Hanseatic has a fleet of 14 Zodiacs which can each take 8 to 10 passengers.

The average age on an Hanseatic cruise is around 70, although it gets younger on more active expeditions. Hanseatic operates in two languages, German and English.

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