A small but first-class expedition ship with an ice-class hull plus zodiacs and a loading platform.
Best For People Who Want
Small adventure-style cruising to unusual destinations like the Amazon, Arctic, etc.
Should Be Avoided By People Who Prefer
Large ship cruises a water slides, kid's programs and tropical ubrella drinks.
With just 184 passengers, the six-deck 8,378-ton Hanseatic is considered a small cruise ship. However, by expedition-class standards, she's one of the largest at sea. Commissioned in 1993, the Bahamian-registered Hanseatic has been rated one of the most luxurious adventure ships in the industry. She also offers the highest possible ice-class rating for a passenger vessel, is stabilized and cruises at a speed of 16 knots.