Tasks undertaken included replacing the cabin windows as well as gutting and rebuilding the suite bathrooms. Separate bath tubs and showers were installed and marbled walls and granite floors added. Two suites were completely redesigned whilst the former hair saloon was modernized into a styling and beauty studio.
Newly added artworks include premium-quality black and white photographs portraying nature and animal scenes, emphasising the spirit of expedition.
A new ITV system offers direct access to the Internet from all cabins. The additional installation of wireless LAN makes it possible to use the Internet in many public spaces on board.
The 184-passenger Hanseatic’s 2010 cruise programme, operated bilingual in English and German, includes a 21-day Antarctica sailing from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt with stops in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula; a 25-day Northwest Passage cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Nome in August/September with stops in Greenland, cruising in Disko Bay, Baffin Island, Devon Island, Barrow Strait, Northwest Passage and Alaska; and a 20-day voyage to Russia’s Far East from Nome to Yokohama in September with stops in Alaska, Chukchi Peninsula, Chukotka, Kamtchatka, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin and Japan.