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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Chicago to Toronto

Great Lakes - the blue land amidst a green expanse

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Chicago to Toronto
Cruise INS2012
17.06.2020 - 01.07.2020 (14 days)
from € 7.838 from CHF 9‘405 from $ 9.016 from £ 6.669
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17.06.2020 - 01.07.2020
from € 7.838 from CHF 9‘405 from $ 9.016 from £ 6.669

from Chicago to Toronto

from 7,838 $

Cruise INS2012

17.06.2020 - 01.07.2020

14 days (14 days cruise only)

    Five lakes nestled in a world of wild forests: the Great Lakes. Experience North America’s hidden paradise up-close with the HANSEATIC inspiration.


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

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise INS2013 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 10)

    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.

    More about HANSEATIC inspiration

    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, 17.06.2020

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Chicago

    Wednesday, 17.06.2020

    Chicago/Lake Michigan/USA,
    departure 23.30 hrs

    Thursday, 18.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Michigan

    Friday, 19.06.2020

    Traverse City, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Like an eighth ocean, the Great Lakes stretch across six US states, framed by magnificent natural beauty, cosy coastal towns and living cultural history. Traverse City awaits you in the western arm of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. In the “jewel of the north”, old Victorian houses with historic charm vie for your attention. The Sleeping Bear Dunes* are equally sensational: up to 140 m (459 ft) high, the imposing sand drifts offer a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan. Experience nature and pleasure in total harmony during a wine-tasting session on the Old Mission Peninsula – Michigan’s wine coast*.

    Saturday, 20.06.2020

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron, from 7.00 to 15.00 hrs

    After exquisite insights into the Chateau Chantal vineyard, the peninsula’s 500,000 cherry trees create a picturesque contrast as you head for the cultural and natural riches of Lake Huron on Mackinac Island. Explore the car-free island at your own pace on a bicycle or in a horse-drawn carriage before the former Fort Mackinac provides a unique view of the island. After negotiating the Soo Lock, the next day brings you to Lake Superior.

    Sunday, 21.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Monday, 22.06.2020

    Duluth/Lake Superior, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Duluth greets you with Scandinavian charm. A city tour of Duluth* presents a living picture book of times gone by: visit St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center for fascinating stories of the settlers. Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse* show just what makes the region so alluring: as water cascades down the stony steps of the Gooseberry River, the lighthouse built in 1910 keeps watch from the cliff.

    Tuesday, 23.06.2020

    Thunder Bay/Lake Superior/Canada, from 9.00 to 20.00 hrs

    With these impressions in your mind, you will reach Thunder Bay with its enchanting coastal landscapes and amethyst mines. A scenic journey to Ouimet Canyon and Eagle Canyon* shows you how the waters once channelled 150 m (492 ft) down into the rock. Watch water’s elemental force at work in the “Niagara Falls of the north” on an excursion to historic Fort William and Kakabeka Falls*: the water plunges nearly 40 m (131 ft) into the Kaministiquia River – an amazing natural spectacle. A scenic flight over Thunder Bay* indicates the scale of this magnificent landscape. As you bid farewell to the seemingly endless lake, the wild coast and the outlying islands, they will show you their most beautiful side.

    Wednesday, 24.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Superior
    Sault Ste. Marie, arrival 22.00 hrs

    Thursday, 25.06.2020

    Sault Ste. Marie, departure 18.30 hrs

    In Sault Ste. Marie, stars and stripes meet the maple leaf: a bridge connects the city’s American and Canadian sides, and you can explore the buildings dating back to the early 19th century in depth. Untouched wilderness greets you on the scenic journey/train ride to Agawa Canyon*: the dense green of the forests stretches as far as the eye can see, carpeting the mountains. Experience the fascination of flight in the heritage centre flight simulator on a city tour with a visit to the Bushplane Museum*.

    Friday, 26.06.2020

    Little Current/Lake Huron, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Back on the ground on Manitoulin Island, the sailing town of Little Current exudes maritime charm with its rows of white boats. Be impressed by the tradition and culture of the Ojibwe at a powwow in M’Chigeeng*: adorned with feather headdresses and war paint, the indigenous people dance to the sound of drums. Celebrate another moving ritual with a local guide on a hike on the Cup and Saucer Trail*.

    Saturday, 27.06.2020

    Parry Sound, from 7.00 to 21.00 hrs

    There are many unforgettable moments that make the region around Parry Sound so alluring – whether cruising on a boat trip to the 30,000 islands* or taking a scenic flight over the 30,000 islands*.

    Sunday, 28.06.2020

    Tobermory, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs
    Cruising on Lake Huron

    In a small bay on Lake Huron lies the fishing village of Tobermory. Reflecting this tranquil idyll, shops around the picturesque harbour invite you to while away the time, and a glass-bottom boat offers an unusual perspective of the lake landscape.

    Monday, 29.06.2020

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Enjoy fascinating insights into the economic rise of Windsor at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village* in Detroit. The legacy of America’s automotive history is just as engrossing as the restored buildings from the 18th to 20th century. A magnificent manor house awaits you on an excursion to Windsor and Willistead Manor*. The stylish atmosphere of this Tudor-style house will transport you back through its over 100 years of history. Following this impressive journey through time, you can look back on a unique cruise that highlights the untamed magic of the Great Lakes.

    Tuesday, 30.06.2020

    Cruising on Lake Erie

    Wednesday, 01.07.2020

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada,
    arrival 8.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 01.07.2020

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Toronto to Germany

    Thursday, 02.07.2020

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

    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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    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise INS2013 and save € 400 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 10)

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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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