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Hanseatic's discovery expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island

Hanseatic's discovery expedition to the South Seas and Easter Island

Hapag-Lloyd cruises' Hanseatic is sailing a 24-day cruise between November 25 and December 19, 2016 to the South Seas and Easter Island, including visits to Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia and Easter Island.

The expedition follows in the wake of James Cook who in the 18th century embarked on three South Sea voyages and discovered a number of different islands there. Tuamotu Islands, the world’s largest archipelago, was discovered in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan.
 
A further port of call will be Pitcairn, the only inhabited island in the archipelago of the same name.

Weather permitting, guests will land at Bounty Bay with the ship's 14 Zodiacs –– and meet personally the descendants of the Bounty mutineers.

The highlight of the expedition will be the penultimate stop: the Easter Islands. The park where the Moai, the island’s famous stone sculptures, are situated is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A team of experts from different fields such as regional studies, cultural history, biology and geology will accompany the guests throughout the entire cruise.

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