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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Chicago

Great Lakes - a small wonder ship on a great adventure

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Chicago
Cruise INS2011
03.06.2020 - 17.06.2020 (14 days)
from € 7.933 from CHF 9‘519 from $ 9.130 from £ 6.745
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03.06.2020 - 17.06.2020
from € 7.933 from CHF 9‘519 from $ 9.130 from £ 6.745

from Toronto to Chicago

from 7,933 €

Cruise INS2011

03.06.2020 - 17.06.2020

14 days (14 days cruise only)

    Like an eighth ocean in the forests of North America, the hard-to-access Great Lakes are a natural paradise that the HANSEATIC inspiration will visit in style.


    Great Lakes
    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 is planned to launch 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
    • 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
    • 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

    At anchor

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 03.06.2020

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Toronto

    Wednesday, 03.06.2020

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada
    Overnight stay on board

    Thursday, 04.06.2020

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada,
    departure 1.00 hrs

    Your expedition will begin with nautical masterpieces that most ships cannot navigate. The HANSEATIC inspiration, an expedition ship built for precisely this purpose, negotiates the eight locks of the Welland Canal with ease on the journey from Toronto via Lake Ontario.

    Friday, 05.06.2020

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 7.30 to 19.00 hrs

    The route is clear, and before you lies vast Lake Erie as well as the impressive passage to the historic industrial city of Windsor. From here, you continue to Detroit, where classic vehicles such as the Ford Mustang were once produced. At the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village*, the historic structures of the car and open-air museum recall the era between the 18th and 20th centuries. On an excursion to Windsor and Willistead Manor*, the splendid manor house with 36 rooms invites you on a thrilling journey through time.

    Saturday, 06.06.2020

    Tobermory/Lake Huron, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Maritime charm, rather than historic cultural heritage, awaits you on your cruise on Lake Huron to the fishing town of Tobermory in Georgian Bay. Your impressive hike along the picturesque bay culminates at the local lighthouse.

    Sunday, 07.06.2020

    Parry Sound, from 7.00 to 21.00 hrs

    Parry Sound commemorates the famous polar explorer William E. Parry – a wonderful place that is ideal for exploring the little beaches along the lake’s shore. Look forward to spellbinding views on the boat trip to the 30,000 islands*: passing imposing limestone cliffs, narrow channels lead to hidden natural treasures. The scenic flight over the 30,000 islands* opens up the landscape with great pathos.

    Monday, 08.06.2020

    Little Current, from 7.30 to 17.30 hrs

    Your route continues to Manitoulin Island. Known as “Spirit Island”, it is home to the sailing town of Little Current, which – as everywhere on the island – is deeply rooted in the indigenous culture. Get to know the traditions, language and customs on an excursion: at a powwow in M’Chigeeng*, soak up the intensive atmosphere as dancers adorned with feather headdresses and war paint step in time to the resonating drums. A local guide will hold a very personal ceremony for you on a hike on the Cup and Saucer Trail*. The insights into the local flora are just as fascinating as the views over the North Channel.

    Tuesday, 09.06.2020

    Sault Ste. Marie, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Sault Ste. Marie enchants with its Ermatinger Old Stone House and American architecture from the early 19th century. Spectacular panoramas will be revealed on the scenic journey/train ride to Agawa Canyon*. As you pass picture-book sights such as pristine rivers, lakes and the Algoma Mountains, only one question remains: can there be any place more beautiful than this? Find the answer on a hike to Pancake Bay* and the hidden Chippewa Falls. Travelling along the rocky coast, this discovery tour reveals fine sandy beaches in little bays.

    Wednesday, 10.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Thursday, 11.06.2020

    Thunder Bay, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Through the seldom-travelled Lake Superior, your expedition takes you to Thunder Bay, where this enchanting section of coastline invites you on adventures in the surrounding area: on a scenic journey to Ouimet Canyon and Eagle Canyon*, experience dizzying moments as you walk across Canada’s longest suspension bridge. Historic Fort William and the Kakabeka Falls* draw you into the history of the fur trade and to breathtaking waterfalls.

    Friday, 12.06.2020

    Duluth/USA, from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Experience the Scandinavian feel of Duluth and the influence of the settlers on a city tour of Duluth*. In addition to this cultural heritage, look forward to stunning views of Gooseberry Falls and the Split Rock Lighthouse*.

    Saturday, 13.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Sunday, 14.06.2020

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    From Lake Superior, you will negotiate the Soo Lock on the way to Mackinac Island, which you can explore at your own pace on a bicycle or in a horse-drawn carriage.

    Monday, 15.06.2020

    Traverse City/Lake Michigan, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs

    In Traverse City on Lake Michigan, surrender to the Victorian charm of the “jewel of the north”. The Sleeping Bear Dunes* are a unique natural spectacle, towering up to 140 m (459 ft). On the Old Mission Peninsula on Michigan’s wine coast*, the fertile ground produces the exquisite Chateau Chantal – the perfect end to this extraordinary journey into the green heart of North America.

    Tuesday, 16.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Michigan

    Wednesday, 17.06.2020

    Chicago/Lake Michigan/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 17.06.2020

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Chicago to Germany

    Thursday, 18.06.2020

    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.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    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: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CANADIAN CITIES AND NIAGARA FALLS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CHICAGO – CITY OF ARCHITECTURE

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

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

    Please note that the use of Zodiacs is not currently permitted on the Great Lakes.

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    The HANSEATIC inspiration is planned to launch 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 & Suits

    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.

    Here you see more information about the cabins & suites

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    Culinary

    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 nature & 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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    Additional included services

    The cruise price (cruise only) includes the following

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • International gourmet cuisine – full board (early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack
    • All landings and rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs (partly e-Zodiacs)
    • Experienced experts from various disciplines accompany every cruise, give presentations and multimedia lectures, provide well-informed answers to questions about the cruising area and take part in the Zodiac landings/rides
    • Use of the interactive Ocean Academy with individual knowledge formats
    • Extensive sports programme: fitness area with ocean view, course programme, additional sports activities on shore depending on the destination
    • Equipment for loan: one pair of binoculars and two sets of Nordic Walking poles in the cabin itself, furthermore warm parkas, rubber boots, snorkelling equipment
    • German- and English-speaking ship and expedition management as well as German- and English-speaking service crew
    • OCEAN SPA with Finnish sauna with an ocean view, steam sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation area (spa treatments and hairdresser at a surcharge)
    • In every cabin: champagne to welcome you, mini bar restocked daily with non-alcoholic beverages (additional selection in Grand Suites and Junior Suites), coffee machine, 24-hour cabin service
    • Flat-screen television with information and entertainment programme, personal e-mail account and Internet access via Wi-Fi (e-mails free of charge, Internet subject to a charge)
    • Comprehensive information before the cruise – for example, manuals about the Arctic, Antarctic and the Amazon, as well as expedition maps
    • Information about harbours and destinations (where available) in the cabin
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Cancellation fee insurance (only included for guests from the European Economic Area and Switzerland), bankruptcy insurance

    More travel information can be found here.

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