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The itinerary of the Hanseatic for its January 18 - January 29 cruise to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica round trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. The About Cruises Guide and the About Fishing Guide will be on this exciting cruise!

Itinerary of Hanseatic January 18 cruise

Photo courtesy of: Hapag LLoyd Cruises, Used With Permission

  • Saturday, January 15 - Fly in the late evening on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

  • Sunday, January 16 to Tuesday, January 18 - Explore Buenos Aires on our own.

  • Tuesday, January 18 - Fly on a 3-hour charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and board the Hanseatic. The ship departs Ushuaia at 10:00 pm.

  • Wednesday, January 19 - Day at sea

  • Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21 - Explore the Falkland Islands
    We are scheduled to visit New Island and Carcass Island. New Island is one of the most scenic of the Falkland Islands, and is also one of the most visited by tourists. It is the home of one of the world's largest seabird colonies, with thousands of black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. Carcass Island is only five miles long, and it is covered with rolling hills. The island was named for the HMS Carcass, a Royal Navy ship that sailed to the Falklands in 1766. Carcass Island has been settled since the 19th century and has well-established hedges and trees, which is much different than the other Falklands. These hedges and trees on Carcass Island are home to numerous small birds, and a large penguin colony on the south end of the island is a popular site to visit.

  • Saturday, January 22 - Day at sea crossing the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Convergence. We will see many sea birds and perhaps some whales.

  • Sunday, January 23 through Thursday, January 27 - Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
    Depending on the weather and ice conditions, the Hanseatic will visit several points of interest and make numerous landings ashore, allowing the passengers to see some of the 400 types of lichen and 100 types of moss that grow in Antarctica. I'm looking forward to the exotic wildlife of the Antarctic - different than anywhere else in the world. In addition to seabirds, we also expect to see many penguins, seals, sea elephants, and sea leopards.

  • Friday, January 28 - Day at sea

  • Saturday, January 29 - Arrive in Ushuaia at 7:00 am and disembark. Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to International Airport. Fly home on late evening (10:45 pm) flight.

  • Sunday, January 30 - Arrive home in the U.S. in the morning.

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