Expedition Semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica - the Emperor's Route
28 Jan - 2 Mar
33 Nights
14 Ports
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Expedition Semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica - the Emperor's Route

28 January - 2 March 2025
From £26,700 pp - Mundy Exclusive


33 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


14 Ports

Before you board

One night in Buenos Aires

28 January

Setting sail from Ushuaia

29 January

At sea

30-31 January

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

1-2 February

Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula

3 February

Antarctica: Lemaire Channel

4 February

Antarctica: Marguerite Bay

5-13 February

At sea

14-15 February

Antarctica: Ross Island

16-17 February

Antarctica: Terra Nova Bay

18-19 February

Antarctica: Cape Adare

20 February

At sea

21 February

Antarctica: Balleny Islands

22-23 February

At sea

24 February

Australia: Macquarie Island

25 February

At sea

26 February

New Zealand: Campbell Island

27 February

New Zealand: Auckland Islands

28 February

New Zealand: Snares Islands

1 March

At sea

2 March

Arriving in Lyttelton (Christchurch)

A garden city where punts glide down the Avon River, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were still in the UK when arriving into Christchurch, New Zealand's most English of cities. A gateway to the country's famously scenic South Island, its peaceful parks and quiet streets still show signs on the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 as the recovery continues. Lyttelton is just over 7 miles away; originally established as a landing point for Christchurch-bound seafarers, it serves the same purpose for visitors today.

Our tip

Stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens, founded in 1893. Home to a huge variety of exotic and local plants, it’s an exceptionally pleasant area of the city.

Mundy Exclusive

Your fare includes: 32 nights in an Outside Cabin; all meals, drinks, gratuities and taxes; flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia; international flights; FREE one-night pre-cruise Buenos Aires hotel stay; FREE one-night post-cruise Christchurch hotel stay; FREE overseas transfers.

The Ship

Your home from home

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature - Balcony Cabin
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature - Glass balcony

The expedition ships from Hapag-Lloyd, Hanseatic Nature, Hanseatic Inspiration & Hanseatic Spirit, represent the perfect marriage of experience and innovation in adventure cruising.

What we love

The perfect combination of technical expertise and thoughtful design makes these ships stand out as very special additions to the expedition fleet. We are particularly excited that Hanseatic Inspiration will be a totally bilingual ship, showing Hapag-Lloyd's commitment to the English-speaking markets.


230 Guests (199 for Antarctic cruises)


Luxury expedition means a fresh and airy décor, great food, service and facilities, alongside technical expertise and 30 years of experience in operating the very best expedition cruises.

  • All meals
  • Marina and watersports equipment
  • Comprehensive lecture programme
  • Well equipped fitness area
  • All trips ashore
  • Gratuities
More about Hanseatic Inspiration

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Ushuaia

Where to stay in Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tours from Ushuaia

What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Diamond Harbour Lodge, Lyttelton

Where to stay near Christchurch

In New Zealand it’s all about great B&Bs, so go for the lovely Diamond Harbour Lodge.

Queenstown bungee jumping, New Zealand

Make the most of the South Island

From dolphin spotting to bungee jumping, New Zealand’s South Island has so much on offer that we recommend you spend as much time there as you can.

Get your free Antarctica guide

Our expedition cruising guide to Antarctica will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.


Expedition Semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica - the Emperor's Route

28 January - 2 March 2025
From £26,700 pp - Mundy Exclusive


33 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


14 Ports


Hanseatic Inspiration of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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