The new expedition ships

HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration

The strong brand name HANSEATIC continues to be part of our two new expedition ships.

"With our choice of names, we are continuing the success story of today’s HANSEATIC – the only 5-star expedition ship – by retaining the popular and well-known brand name and establishing a new and separate class within our fleet."  - Karl J. Pojer (CEO)

The expedition ships – both of which will be identical in construction – will each accommodate up to 230 passengers (or up to 199 passengers on Antarctic expeditions). Alongside the highest ice class for passenger ships, they each boast three restaurants and an extensive wellness and fitness area. There is also a marina for water sports.

The design concept, “inspired by nature”, reflects the expeditionary spirit and is the creative idea underpinning both ships. Nature is not only experienced outside, but is also reflected in the interior design. This comes to the fore in the choice of materials, colours and forms, as well as in the contours and lines of walls and surfaces, the lines of sight and therefore the interplay between the interiors and the world outside.

The on-board design highlights include the two extendible glass balconies. Passengers standing on these balconies can experience the unique feeling of floating over the ocean. The all-round deck in the forecastle ensures a genuine expeditionary feeling. Here, passengers can experience the action at close quarters – closer than even the captain. This contributes to the expeditionary character, especially when the ships embark on journeys to the Arctic, Antarctic or Amazon.

Extraordinary route concept and modern environmental technology

The current and successful route concept, which focuses on untouched and unspoilt regions, will be continued and expanded. PC6, the highest ice class for passenger ships, makes it possible to conduct expeditions far into polar waters. Tropical destinations such as the South Seas and the Amazon remain on the itinerary.

The HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration will be fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology: an optimised hull for maximum fuel reduction, a PROMAS rudder with special propellers for further fuel savings and SCR catalytic converters that reduce nitrogen emissions by almost 95 %. The IR ice detectors are a further highlight; the infrared cameras make it possible to spot ice at night and in misty conditions.

Sixteen on-board Zodiacs and e-Zodiacs with environmentally friendly electric drive systems allow for landings in remote expedition areas, regardless of vicinity to a port, and a marina offers various water sports activities.

Facts and figures of HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration

ShipHANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration
Start of buildingMay 2017 und October 2017
ShipyardVard / Romania und Norway
CommissioningApril and October 2019
Category5-stars
SegmentExpedition
Gross Tonnage (GT)15.540
Length138m/452.7ft
Beam22m/72.2ft
Draught5.4m/17.7ft
Ice classPC6 – highest ice class for passenger ships
Power unitDiesel-electrical
Passenger decks7
Cabins and Suits120
Cabins- und Suit types7
Max Passenger capacity230 (199 at Antarctic Expeditions)
Marina for water sports activities1
Crew170
Restaurants3
Bars, Lounges2
Zodiacs16
Extendable glass balconies2
Language on boardgerman and german/englisch
Currency on boardEUR