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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Cape Town to Walvis Bay

Wild South Africa - the cape of wild animals

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Cape Town to Walvis Bay
Cruise INS2105
07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2105
    Cruise dates
    07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021

    Where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, this varied route presents the wonders of creation. Experience every facet of Africa’s biodiversity.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Non smoking
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
    Price specials - Extend and save

    Combine cruises at this discounted price and simply stay on board after your Wild South Africa (INS2105) cruise. Relax as you reflect on your experiences and enjoy the comfort and service of the HANSEATIC inspiration at a very attractive rate for another eleven days. Plenty of scope for culinary delights, the spacious spa and your own studies in the Ocean Academy.

    • Enjoy the expanse of the Atlantic in peace with some relaxing days at sea on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. (Travel package from Sal bookable separately.)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)

    Cruise-only price INS2106 per person (extension offer) € 2,790/CHF 3,348

    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
    • 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
    INS2105
    Cruise dates
    07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021

    At anchor

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 06.03.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Sunday, 07.03.2021

    Cape Town/South Africa
    Overnight stay on board

    A safari of contrasts awaits you when the HANSEATIC inspiration transforms South Africa into a very special explorer’s terrain. Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is your starting point. Enjoy the evening atmosphere of Long Street with its Victorian buildings.

    Monday, 08.03.2021

    Cape Town/South Africa, departure 7.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 09.03.2021

    Mossel Bay, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    The pioneering spirit of seafarer Bartolomeu Dias surrounds you in Mossel Bay. In 1488, he is said to have become the first European to sail around the Cape of Good Hope. A replica of his caravel can be found in the museum here.

    Wednesday, 10.03.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 11.03.2021

    East London, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs

    Take an independent shore visit and explore this idyllic city by the sea. The stunning beaches provide a taste of things to come on the Sunshine Coast and in East London. From here, your days will focus on the fascinating fauna – lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalo. The legendary “Big Five” are not actually the largest animals in Africa, but were once considered the most defensive by big-game hunters. Today, South Africa’s focus is on protecting its species – a respectful distance is maintained at all times on game drives. Your first animal sightings await as you cross the vast Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve*. Explore the South African bushland in open-top safari jeeps. The numerous rivers that spring from the Drakensberg mountain range are a lifeline for mammals and birds. Take a kayak tour on the Nahoon River* and explore shores that attract cormorants, kingfishers and herons. There is no way of knowing which species you will see – but this is what makes each game drive so exciting.

    Friday, 12.03.2021

    Richards Bay, arrival 19.30 hrs

    Enjoy the same thrill when you set out from Richards Bay with the gamekeepers on a night safari to watch sea turtles*. Will you be lucky enough to catch them laying their eggs on the beach? If you have not yet managed to spot all of the “Big Five”, another opportunity presents itself on a two-day overland excursion to Phinda Private Game Reserve*. African experiences don’t get any better than this: animals in the wild, a comfortable lodge in the “Zulu-Zen” design and glorious red sunrises and sunsets. Here you have a good chance of seeing elephants, giraffes, cheetahs and antelopes. Alternatively, look for endangered black and white rhinos in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Nature Reserve*; you might also see some lions and zebras.

    Saturday, 13.03.2021

    Richards Bay, departure 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 14.03.2021

    Durban, from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs

    Durban is a unique melting pot of Indian, European and African cultures. From here, a game drive through Tala Game Reserve* will take you through the bush, and with a little luck past hippos, ostriches and various species of water birds and birds of prey. Spectacular landscapes await on a three-day overland excursion: pure nature in the kingdom of Lesotho*. Head up into the southerly Drakensberg mountains, a barren place of winding switchbacks, dramatic passes and vast panoramas before rejoining the ship in Port Elizabeth.

    Monday, 15.03.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 16.03.2021

    Port Elizabeth, arrival 8.00 hrs

    From the coastal city, you have plenty of opportunities to delve deep into the heart of Africa. Perhaps you’ll discover some unforgettable scenes: giraffes and zebras cooling themselves at the water holes, or a group of warthogs searching the ground for food. Kariega Private Game Reserve* is home to more than 25 wild species and over 200 species of bird. In the midst of nature, spend a night at the Pumba Private Game Reserve* and marvel as you watch the wildlife wake before the sun has even risen. Addo Elephant National Park* is focused entirely on these colossal creatures. The population had nearly died out when the park was founded in 1931; today, it is home to around 400 elephants. The township tour – South Africa with a difference* gives you the chance to meet the residents and learn about the 1923 Natives Urban Areas Act.

    Wednesday, 17.03.2021

    Port Elizabeth, departure 13.00 hrs

    Thursday, 18.03.2021 to
    Friday, 19.03.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 20.03.2021

    Luderitz/Namibia, from 15.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Colourful Luderitz greets you on the edge of the Namib desert with numerous buildings from the German colonial era. The cruise may come to an end when you reach Walvis Bay, but your vibrant memories of Africa will never fade.

    Sunday, 21.03.2021

    Walvis Bay/Namibia, arrival 23.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Monday, 22.03.2021

    Walvis Bay/Namibia

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 22.03.2021

    Walvis Bay, overland tour to Windhoek
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 23.03.2021

    Scheduled flight from Windhoek to Germany

    Wednesday, 24.03.2021

    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: CAPE TOWN – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL END OF THE EARTH
    Additional charge from € 1.990
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SAFARI IN NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
    Additional charge from € 4.290
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: SAFARI IN SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE
    Additional charge from € 3.690
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN NAMIBIA AND ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
    Additional charge from € 3.590

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Depending on the flight plan, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure.

    Cruise
    INS2105
    Cruise dates
    07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021

    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 & 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.

    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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    Cruise
    INS2105
    Cruise dates
    07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021
    Cruise
    INS2105
    Cruise dates
    07.03.2021 - 22.03.2021
    Price specials - Extend and save

    Combine cruises at this discounted price and simply stay on board after your Wild South Africa (INS2105) cruise. Relax as you reflect on your experiences and enjoy the comfort and service of the HANSEATIC inspiration at a very attractive rate for another eleven days. Plenty of scope for culinary delights, the spacious spa and your own studies in the Ocean Academy.

    • Enjoy the expanse of the Atlantic in peace with some relaxing days at sea on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. (Travel package from Sal bookable separately.)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)

    Cruise-only price INS2106 per person (extension offer) € 2,790/CHF 3,348

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