Hanseatic to make Antarctic voyage in 2002

NEW YORK -- The 180-passenger Hanseatic, a luxury/adventure ship marketed in the U.S. by Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, will venture to one of the world's most remote regions next year with a 17-day Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands.

The package includes one-night hotel stays in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile; charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia and Santiago and Port Stanley; all shipboard gratuities and the use of a parka and boots during the cruise.

The Hanseatic's Antarctica voyage includes an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The voyage, which departs Jan. 16, begins in Ushuaia and continues to Cape Horn, Chile; Peterman Island, Antarctica; Half Moon Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands; Deception Island; Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands; Grytviken in the South Georgia Islands, and Bleaker Island, Sea Lion Island and Port Stanley in the Falklands.

The journey ends with a charter flight to Santiago for a post-cruise hotel stay.

The itinerary also features scenic cruising in a variety of stunning waterways including the Drake Passage, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Neumayer Channel, Right Whale Bay, Copper Bay Passage and Drygalski Fjord.

On Feb. 2, a 16-day reverse itinerary departs, which does not include the visit to Coronation Island.

Rates for the 17-day voyage start at $10,095 per person; the 16-day cruise starts at $9,595 per person.

Advance-purchase savings of up to $3,400 per couple are available up to 120 days before departure; passengers who secure their deposit by credit card on the same day they book also receive a $200 per stateroom credit.

For more information, call Radisson Seven Seas at (800) 285-1835 or visit its Web site at www.rssc.com.

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