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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Bilbao to Hamburg

Short cruise France and the Channel Islands - a love letter to Europe's west coast

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Bilbao to Hamburg
Cruise INS2109
28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021 (9 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2109
    Cruise dates
    28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021

    Revived by the spring, blessed by the muse: where nature inspires artists and architecture tells of historical events, experiences speak to the hearts of all fans of nature and culture.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Non smoking
    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
    INS2109
    Cruise dates
    28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021

    At anchor

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 28.04.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Bilbao

    Wednesday, 28.04.2021

    Bilbao/Spain, departure 18.00 hrs

    Thursday, 29.04.2021

    Ile d’Yeu/France, from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs

    If you love diverse scenery and cultural treasures, then you will enjoy this cruise with all your senses. Small islands and picturesque old towns, iconic architecture and medieval heritage, culinary delights and thoughtful reflection: on the HANSEATIC inspiration, spring begins to awaken on Europe’s west coast in Port Joinville on Ile d’Yeu. Explore France’s insider tip on a walk or bike ride and soak in the island’s authentic flair. Charming places like these provide plenty of opportunities for individual explorations and thrilling excursions along your route.

    Friday, 30.04.2021

    Nantes, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs Cruise on the Loire

    On a city walk of Nantes* in Pays de la Loire, a region full of character, the birthplace of Jules Verne tells of kings and the power of the church, of dukes and holy people. Discover impressive examples of medieval feudal architecture when you visit the castles on the Loire: Chateau d’Angers and Chateau de Brissac* – the first with mighty walls, 17 towers and an elegant interior garden, the second built in the impressive Renaissance style with circular towers. Spend the evening amidst the natural canvas when you cruise on the Loire and experience the landscape from a very special perspective. Join other cultural enthusiasts on board to discuss the diversity of the French river valley, which reflects practically every historic era of European art.

    Saturday, 01.05.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 02.05.2021

    Sark, Guernsey/Channel Islands

    Magnificent and wildly romantic, the Channel Islands are the perfect destination for nature lovers. Sark has an idyllic calm that will accompany you through the multi-award-winning La Seigneurie Gardens. Saint Peter Port on Guernsey is considered the island group’s most beautiful town. Experience this Mediterranean-like place for yourself: a fascinating labyrinth of terraces and hidden gardens is just waiting to be discovered. Explore the island on a vintage bus* and get to know the smallest church in the world – a short but unforgettable visit.

    Monday, 03.05.2021

    Rouen/France, arrival 10.30 hrs

    Back on the French mainland, Normandy’s eventful history is brought to life. In Rouen, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets, the Gothic cathedral and the Le Gros-Horloge astronomical clock tell of turbulent times – for example the life of freedom fighter Joan of Arc, who met a tragic end on the old market square in 1431. Follow in the footsteps of history on a walk through Rouen’s old town*. The city of 100 steeples was immortalised by Monet in his famous cathedral series. Be inspired by a visit to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny*, the place where he spent his final years of creativity. Alternatively, take a scenic tour through the Pays d’Auge*, the home of cider, Calvados and Camembert. Rouen is the perfect place to explore on your own, and so the HANSEATIC inspiration will stay here overnight. This will give you time to stroll through the streets and savour the savoir vivre in one of the little bistros.

    Tuesday, 04.05.2021

    Rouen, departure 7.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Seine

    French painters too were inspired by this way of life, and by the landscape. Many impressionists found their muse along the meandering course of the Seine in Normandy. See for yourself on a short cruise on the Seine – a river with a unique connection to France’s soul.

    Wednesday, 05.05.2021

    Zeebrugge/Belgium, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Zeebrugge, Belgium’s largest fishing port, is now an important trading centre. Centuries ago, trade and the textile industry helped the region to prosper. Gain an impression of the past in romantic Brugge*. In the old town, the lustre of bygone times will seem as vibrant as ever when you visit the medieval centre and Michelangelo’s Madonna in the Church of Our Lady. Alternatively, sweeten your day with a walking tour of Ghent and Belgian chocolate*. In Flanders’ second-largest city, discover many facets of its history with magnificent Gothic buildings and gain insights into the production of its world-famous chocolates when you visit a chocolatier. The North Sea air has a salty tang when the HANSEATIC inspiration sets sail for German Bight.

    Thursday, 06.05.2021

    Borkum, from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On the largest of the East Frisian Islands, you will see how the tides determine the rhythm of life – both ashore and on a hike through the mudflats of the national park in Borkum*. Whether barefoot or in rubber boots, discover the habitat between the tides with an expert at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to a DGzRS sea rescue cruiser* also provides a look behind the scenes – a most unusual flying visit.

    Friday, 07.05.2021

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    As you approach Hamburg, think back on the intensive and eventful days that have spoken to both your heart and your senses.

    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: BILBAO AND THE RIOJA WINE REGION
    Additional charge from € 990

    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.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG

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

    Cruise
    INS2109
    Cruise dates
    28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021

    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.

    Here you see more information about the cabins & suites

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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
    INS2109
    Cruise dates
    28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
    Cruise
    INS2109
    Cruise dates
    28.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
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