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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Belem to Iquitos

Expedition Amazon - hunting for treasures on the river of life

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise INS2006
25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2006
    Cruise dates
    25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020

    An Amazonian adventure: precious discoveries await you in the dense jungle all the way to Iquitos. Only small ships such as those in the new expedition class can manage this adventure.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - HANSEATIC inspiration

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC inspiration

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² Cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) Cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² Cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group
    Cruise
    INS2006
    Cruise dates
    25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020

    At anchor

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 23.03.2020

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sao Paulo

    Tuesday, 24.03.2020

    City tour
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 25.03.2020

    Flight to Belem/Brazil

    Wednesday, 25.03.2020

    Belem/Brazil, departure 21.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Thursday, 26.03.2020

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    Lush plant life, exotic creatures and untouched native villages – the world of the Amazon is best described in superlatives: no river is as long, and no rainforest is as diverse. The Breves Channels hint at the fantastic wealth of nature and challenging mysteries that motivated famous explorers. On this impressive daytime passage, the greenery that shades the shore seems close enough to touch as the manoeuvrable ships of the new expedition class head ever deeper into this wild Garden of Eden.

    Friday, 27.03.2020 to
    Tuesday, 31.03.2020

    Upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Rio Pucurui, Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)

    Depending on the weather and currents, the Zodiacs will bring frequent intensive moments as beautiful side branches with a gorgeous jungle backdrop draw you under their spell. The tropical air rings with the calls of toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches, their feathers sparkling in the dense foliage. Lined with buriti and acai palms, the Rio Pucurui offers a picture-perfect panorama home to more than 1,000 species of bird. South America’s lifeline is also home to over 400 mammals, including the sloths that only ever move in slow motion. With luck, you will encounter a truly exotic native creature as you travel by Zodiac in Guajara: the pink river dolphin. Is the legend true that they transform into young men in order to seduce women? Again and again, the jungle surprises with stories and impressions, as Alter do Chao will demonstrate: on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will suddenly find yourself on a seemingly Caribbean beach. Swim and bathe in this green paradise and tune into the easy-going nature of the people of Parintins and their exuberant Bumba-meu-boi spectacle. With colourful costumes and intoxicating music, the dancers relate the legend of the resurrection of a bull. Thoughts of water buffalo raise the question of how deep these creatures wade to graze on floating vegetation. Be it mythology or biology, the experts on board the HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration will have the answer. Board the Zodiacs and head for curious natural treasures: for example, in Canacari, travelling through drifting pastures and past the world’s largest water lilies with gorgeous leaves 3 m (10 ft) in diameter.

    Wednesday, 01.04.2020 to
    Thursday, 02.04.2020

    Manaus (Amazon)

    In Manaus (Amazon), you will see how closely nature and culture are connected on the banks of the Amazon. Past and present meet in the magnificent jungle metropolis. The city’s history and opera house* bear witness to the time when this former centre of rubber made its fortune, with modern glass facades sitting alongside classical and art nouveau buildings. On a scenic flight above Manaus (Amazon)*, these impressions will intensify as the jungle and city merge.

    Friday, 03.04.2020 to
    Friday, 10.04.2020

    Further upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Uara, Rio Jutai, Leticia, Pevas)

    Back on the river in the depths of the rainforest, your route will take you through the flooded forests of Badajos: the water reflects treetops filled with creatures, and squirrel monkeys swinging nimbly through the branches draw your gaze to the sky. Keep looking up and you may see one of the colourful parakeets that can both climb and fly short distances. A night-time Zodiac ride near Cuxiu Muni may offer some illuminating moments when the eyes of caimans penetrate the darkness. Explore wonders both large and small on a hike in Uara, where Brazil nut trees tower up to 65 m (213 ft) and the sunlight struggles to pierce the foliage. Whether ashore, on deck or in a Zodiac, this unique voyage of discovery is filled with astonishing sights – for example, on the Rio Jutai, when the cries of parrots ring across the water. Visit the colourful, vibrant markets of Leticia, where aromatic spices and tropical fruits inspire the senses. Away from the hustle and bustle, some people are still said to live in complete isolation. In Pevas, the stilt buildings of the native Peruvian village provide a vivid insight into life in the wilderness.

    Saturday, 11.04.2020

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima

    Arriving in Iquitos, your mind and soul will be enriched with intensive experiences – from a 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) adventure from the mouth of the Amazon deep into the heart of the river.

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 11.04.2020

    Lima/Peru
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 12.04.2020

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Lima to Germany

    Monday, 13.04.2020

    Arrival in Germany

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    Cruise
    INS2006
    Cruise dates
    25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

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    Restaurants

    Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.

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    Knowledge on board

    Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

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    Cruise
    INS2006
    Cruise dates
    25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020
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    INS2006
    Cruise dates
    25.03.2020 - 11.04.2020
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