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Cruise Line: Hapag Lloyd
Entered service: March 1993
Onboard currency: Euro
Passengers (lower berth): 184
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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