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Genuine adventures and exceptional comfort – on the HANSEATIC, what discoverers of former times could only dream of becomes a reality. The only expedition ship in the world to have been awarded 5stars' ofters unthought-of amenities against the backdrop of overwhelming coasts - from the ship furnishings via the service provided by the crew to the outstanding culinary creations on ofter. The personal atmosphere on board is also superb; travelling among a maximum of merely 184 likeminded discoverers, the guests enjoy intense expedition experiences and great individual free space for instance in the spacious cabins and suites with afascinating ocean view. Or in the modern lounges where renowned experts give their fascinating lectures and host inspiring discussions. Like almost no other ship, the HANSEATIC thus creates the perfect setting for unforgettable expedition experiences, for example on the trails of great explorers in the eternal ice of Antarctica. When discovering untouched South Seas islands far away fram the usual tourist destinations. Or on the trail of great explorers thraugh the Northwest Passage. In recognition of her unique route concept, the HANSEATIC was honoured with the "Kreuzfahrt Guide Award 2011" – and thus for the most extraordinary itineraries in the most beautiful and remote regions of the world.
The Harmony "G" is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising. Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
Experience Harmony of the Seas®– the third of its kind to join the groundbreaking Oasis class of ships. Harmony of the Seas® will feature the cruise line's seven distinct neighbourhoods for which Oasis class is known, and will offer the most amazing collection of experiences, facilities and activities at sea. Guests can test their mettle on the ship's three multi-storey waterslides all of which twist and turn over Central Park, then let imaginations soar in the Youth Zone – the largest kids' area at sea. Harmony will also feature a newBionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, first introduced aboard Quantum of the Seas® and featuring robot bartenders. Interior accommodation also will be outfitted with Royal Caribbean's exclusive Virtual Balconies which offer beautiful views in every stateroom. Additionally, guests onboard will enjoy RFID technology with Royal WOWBands that provide them access to their staterooms as well as make onboard purchases and reservations. Like her sisters, Harmony will also feature the fastest Internet connection at sea.
Harmony V provides an ideal way to explore Cuba’s coast. The ship is fully air-conditioned. Part of the Sun Deck is enclosed, and serves as a venue for meals, talks and recaps. The Sun Deck also has an al fresco area with deck chairs for relaxing. The dining room has large windows and lets in ample light. There are full-service bars on the Sun Deck and in the lounge. There is a collection of books and films about Cuba. There are full facilities for presentations, films, and slide shows. Guests are welcome on the “Open Bridge” to meet the Captain and Officers and learn about navigation. All meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Some meals are served on the Sun Deck. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. All cabins have windows, lower beds, and face outside. Each has private facilities, a hair dryer, individual climate controls, television, internal telephone, safe, and mini-fridge. Expedition Equipment is available on every departure. Snorkeling equipment and “shorty” wetsuits are available. The ship is equipped with stabilizers. Satellite Internet access is available on board. There is a doctor on all voyages On every departure, both on shore and on board Harmony V, you’ll be in the company of our expert team, and you’ll meet local artists, musicians, naturalists, and more who are safeguarding Cuban traditions and shaping them for the future. All have knowledge they love to share and all have a spirited style of sharing it. Our ship, captain, crew and guides look forward to welcoming you aboard.
The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising. A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities
Hebridean Princess is Hebridean's original vessel. Specially commissioned in 1965 for the waters of the rugged west coast of Scotland, she commenced sailing under the Hebridean Island Cruises' flag after a full refit in 1989, establishing a unique and unusual style of cruising. Beautifully decorated in the finest quality furnishings, her relaxed, floating country house party atmosphere and impeccable service from a warm, welcoming and friendly crew have earned her an unrivalled reputation. From the starboard Conservatory to the cosy Look Out Lounge; from the luxurious Tiree Lounge to the peaceful Library or the quiet of the teak Skye Deck - the comfort of Hebridean Princess is home but better! Just 49 guests are cared for by around 38 crew as she sails perhaps the most beautiful coastline of northern Europe, Scotland's Western Isles.
The MS Hebridean Sky offers superior comfort and spectacular view and allows you to be right in the heart of the action. Unlike larger vessels, there’s no need to wait around for your turn on the Zodiacs. Experience Small Ship Expedition Cruising at its finest onboard the MS Hebridean Sky. Enjoy cheerful, personalised and unobtrusive service while on board and relax in your elegantly designed suite. The Hebridean Sky will undergo extensive refurbishment in mid-2016, in time for our European cruising itineraries. Retaining the ship’s classic style, the level of sophistication will be elevated, offering an even more enjoyable cruising experience. Thanks to an unusually high crew-to-guest ratio, attentive, cheerful and unobtrusive service is the order of the day on board your Small Ship. Your individual needs will be given the very highest level of personalised attention. With a maximum of 118 guests, the MS Hebridean Sky is one of the few ships that can transport all passengers ashore at once, which means less time to wait and more time to explore.
The MS Hebridean Sky is one of our three flag ships and sister vessel to the MS Island Sky and MS Caledonian Sky. All three vessels were built in the same ship yard in Italy at similar times and share the same excellent attributes that make them three of the finest small ships in the world. Currently known as the Sea Explorer, the vessel will undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment in Sweden in April 2016 before being re-launched as the MS Hebridean Sky and beginning her new life operating mostly in Northern Europe, South America and Antarctica. Those familiar with our ‘Sky’ vessels know how well suited they are for both expedition cruising and the more relaxed small ship destination cruising for which these vessels are justly famous. The MS Hebridean Sky has an almost identical deck plan to that of the MS Island Sky and during the refurbishment, we will undertake numerous works, both technical and to the passenger and crew accommodation, public rooms and decks. When the MS Hebridean Sky emerges from her dry dock, we will have a vessel of which to be proud and designed especially for all our areas of operation. Please note that the images shown are of the MS Island Sky and whilst the suites and public areas will be of a similar size, layout and design, the soft furnishings will be different and we will update imagery as soon as we have some new images available during the refurbishment. The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge on the Bryd Deck featuring a selection of seating options from individual armchairs and sofas to side cushioned benches. Daily briefings given by the Cruise Director and talks from Guest Speakers and Expedition staff take place in the lounge which is fitted with the highest standard of presentation equipment including multiple screens. In addition to the main Lounge, there is also The Club, located on the Mawson Deck which features the main bar where the onboard pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The Club also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. Towards the aft of the ship on the Mawson Deck is the Library. Well stocked with reference books pertaining to the destinations the vessel is visiting and a selection of essential reads, you will not find yourself short of excellent literature onboard. A selection of games and two computers complete with internet access can also be found in the Library. The main dining room which can seat all guests at one sitting is located on the Amundsen Deck and outside there is a rear Lido deck located on the Scott Deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. Further to this on the top Shackleton Deck there is an observation area complete with sun loungers ideal for sun bathing, relaxing with a book or catching up with fellow travellers. There is also a small hairdressers onboard with appointments made on request. As part of our refurbishment of the vessel, we will be adding a boot room for passengers to store their wellington boots and heavy jackets whilst expedition cruising in cold waters. The MS Hebridean Sky is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilizers to minimise the ship’s motion. During your voyage we hope to offer you the opportunity to visit the Captain and Officers on the Bridge to check the vessel’s progress by charts and learn more about your journey. Onboard you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks.
*Sea Explorer will be renamed Hebridean Sky for the 2016-17 season. Sea Explorer is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005. The ship will undergo an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation in 2016, after which it will be renamed Hebriadean Sky. With an ice-strengthened hull, Sea Explorer offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Although the vessel has capacity for up to 110 guests, we will accommodate a maximum of 71 travellers on our Air-Cruises, further increasing the comfort of our guests. The ship offers six different categories of accommodation. All Suites are spacious, with premium appointments throughout. Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed. Several Suites include private balconies accessed via a sliding door. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed. Public areas include “The Club” (panorama lounge), a Library, a Lounge with audio-visual facilities, a Dining room, a wraparound Sun Deck with Jacuzzi, an Exercise Room, a Medical Clinic and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are used for exploration in Antarctica.