The new expedition class - A mixture of adventures and comfort

Venture further into regions than other ships, open doors to new experiences that would otherwise remain closed and get exceptionally close to the wonders of nature as the HANSEATIC nature, HANSEATIC inspiration and HANSEATIC spirit take you beyond the reaches of larger cruise ships. Whether you’re heading to the Hebrides or the Azores, to Antarctica or the South Seas, you’ll experience intensive adventures on spectacular routes near and far that always respect the delicate environment – and you’ll share your personal expedition with a small group of no more than 230 passionate explorers. Welcome on board!

Please note: The HANSEATIC inspiration is an international ship, with all cruises conducted in both English and German. The HANSEATIC spirit is exclusively for guests aged 18 (aged 16 as of cruise SPI2320).

more than ice - antarctica


Travel to the southernmost points of the earth during the Antarctic summer from November to March. Where gigantic icebergs, thousands of penguins and impressive whales can be observed, the ice classes of our small expedition ships enable a respectful and flexible exploration of great natural spectacles. 

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HANSEATIC inspiration - new catalogue 2023/2024


You can find all expeditions for the 2023/2024 season here. Be inspired by the diversity of the destinations and use this opportunity to request our new catalogue.


new exPEDITION CRUISES 2023/2024


NEW CRUISES 2023/2024

Spectacular routes far from the beaten path: circumnavigation of Spitsbergen, North America's Great Lakes, Alaska's Inside Passage, Scandinavian aurora adventures, New Zealand, Japan, Chile's fjords, and our "expedition classics".

new expedition cruises