Former Hanseatic leaves Germany after long career with Hapag-Lloyd

PHOTO: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Hansetic in the livery sported from 2011 until last week while operating on charter to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Less than a week after her last voyage for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Hanseatic is headed to Canada to begin service for One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) as Resolute.

Following a brief docking under the supervision of Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) at Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Resolute set sail yesterday for Nova Scotia. CCS has been appointed by OOE to provide deck & engine, hotel operations and crewing services.

Many hundreds of voyages

Hanseatic spent 25 years with Hanseatic Tours and, since the company’s acquisition by Hapag-Lloyd in 1996, 677 voyages have operated. These included 128 Antarctica cruises as well as 11 Northwest Passage transits and two Northeast Passage expeditions.

Further north than any non-icebreaker

Hanseatic, in fact, became the first non-Russian vessel to sail through the Northeast Passage. She also came very close to the North Pole, within 480 kilometers/298 miles, and thereby holds the record of having been further north than any other passenger ship that was not an icebreaker.

For many years, Hanseatic retained her original livery with a funnel brand resembling Deutsche Atlantik-Linie. Only in 2011 was the corporate branding of charterer Hapag-Lloyd Cruises adopted.

Built as Society Adventurer

The 146-passenger ship was built in 1993 as Society Adventurer for Society Expeditions by Finnyards in Rauma, Finland.

Posted 8 October 2018

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German Correspondent Frederik Erdmann is Seatrade's German cruise correspondent since 2002. Following secondary school graduation he joined the port agency network, Sartori & Berger, on a vocational training program. After subsequent studies of Business Administration, Frederik Erdmann held various positions at Sartori & Berger until 2010. After a period of working with the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed Designated Person Safety/Security, Environment and Quality of the coastal ferry operator, Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei. As a maritime trade press correspondent and visiting lecturer of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Frederik Erdmann concentrates on ferry and cruise ship management, port development as well as safety and security in passenger shipping. He is also a member of the Flensburg Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Committee.

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