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
|Ship||HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration|
|Start of building||May 2017 und October 2017|
|Shipyard||Vard / Romania und Norway|
|Commissioning||April and October 2019|
|Gross Tonnage (GT)||15.540|
|Ice class||PC6 – highest ice class for passenger ships|
|Cabins and Suits||120|
|Cabins- und Suit types||7|
|Max Passenger capacity||230 (199 at Antarctic Expeditions)|
|Marina for water sports activities||1|
|Extendable glass balconies||2|
|Language on board||german and german/englisch|
|Currency on board||EUR|