Hanse Explorer, The Arctic Circle

Hanse Explorer, Cruising Oceans Around the World

Wherever your heart leads you, from the top of the earth to its southern reaches, the Hanse Explorer can take you. A true expedition yacht, she is purpose built to sail the seven seas and access some of the most remote and unique destinations on the planet.

With a steel hull, powerful engine, state of the art navigation equipment and the highest commercial Ice Class rating, she’s small but mighty, and consequently is able to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most extraordinary places in a way that larger ships can never do.

Whether you’re dreaming of sighting polar bears along the Northwest Passage, floating past bottle blue icebergs and encountering humpback whales, hiking the caldera of an active volcano, walking on a glacier, sitting among a colony of Emperor Penguins, or simply staring into the impossibly turquoise waters of the South Pacific, the Explorer is the most stylish and seaworthy way to get there.

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Cruising Antarctica, Arctic (Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Canadian Arctic), Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean

On board, there’s no need to sacrifice luxury for adventure. As plush as any city hotel room, each stateroom is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, entertainment system, satellite phone, heating and air conditioning).

The kitchen serves a range of culinary delights, freshly prepared from local ingredients. Stop for a cocktail at the bar, relax in the Finnish sauna, read about your destination in the library or simply enjoy a view from the bridge – the Explorer has an open ship policy, so you can make yourself at home and enjoy the warmth of a friendly and attentive staff throughout your stay.

Accommodation

1 x Owner’s Suite
6 x Guest Staterooms

Total Guests (sleeping): 12

All 7 Staterooms may be configured for either Queen or Twin sleeping arrangements

The Owner’s Suite is situated on the Upper Deck, consisting of a Stateroom with en suite and a large adjoining private lounge / study

The remaining 6 Guest Staterooms on the Main Deck are practically identical, apart from subtle differences in colour scheme

All Staterooms have private en suite facilities

On Board

Engine: MAK 8 M 20 (1 x 1,360 kW with controllable pitch propeller)
Generators: Caterpillar C9DITA (3 x 215 kW + shaft generator)
Bow Thruster: 1 x 300 kW
Stability: Hoppe tank anti rolling system
Water Maker: 20,000 litres per day
Communications: Inmarsat Fleet 77, Inmarsat C, satellite telephone / fax, Iridium, GMDSS
Finnish sauna
Fish smoking oven

  • 2 x MK IV Zodiac tenders with Yamaha 4-stroke engines
  • 2 x 2-person Aire Sea Tiger inflatable sea kayaks (18 feet)
  • Dive compressor
  • Dive equipment for self-contained diving operations
  • Fishing equipment

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • City Tours
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Star Gazing
  • Tours
  • Wildlife

Location

HANSE EXPLORER cruises to many of the world’s remote wilderness destinations. Whilst her annual schedule does change according to client demand, she usually operates in the following destinations: Antarctica (December to March), the Arctic (Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, Canadian Arctic – May to September), the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

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