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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition Northwest Greenland - thrilling polar adventures ahead!

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise INS2117
20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2117
    Cruise dates
    20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021

    This expedition highlights fascinating aspects of the world’s largest island in the light of the midnight sun. High up in the far north, away from the familiar cruise routes.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Non smoking
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]

    The highlights of this cruise

    Be inspired by our cruise film and enjoy a preview of the destinations of this cruise with the HANSEATIC inspiration from unique perspectives.

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    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
    INS2117
    Cruise dates
    20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021

    At anchor

    Tuesday, 20.07.2021

    Charter flight from Germany* to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 21.07.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 22.07.2021 to
    Sunday, 25.07.2021

    Western coast of Greenland (Eqip Sermia Glacier, Uummannaq, Storoen, Kangersuatsiaq)

    Welcome to the home of the Inuit! Look forward to intensive expedition days that will present Greenland’s spectacular contrasts between the ice-covered Disko Bay and the few settlements beyond Old Thule. In the summer, the island paints a colourful picture: icy white, lush green, deep brown and dazzling yellow. A vast and silent landscape home to relics of a 4,500-year-old culture – seemingly almost forgotten by the world. Your personal Arctic adventure gets off to an impressive start with the Eqip Sermia Glacier and its white wall of ice. Get up-close in the Zodiacs and marvel at the glacier cliff about 7 km (4.3 mi.) in length. In the small town of Uummannaq, a museum recalls the expeditions of Alfred Wegener, a German who conducted research in Greenland. A hike with your experts will take you to “Santa’s summer house”, the setting of a Danish TV series. Storoen seems almost like a Martian landscape. The desert isle displays many different shades from ochre to red. It’s the ideal terrain for a hike in the tundra and an excursion with your experts to explore the geology. Life in Greenland is shaped by fishing and hunting – and the same goes for Kangersuatsiaq, situated on a small island in the Upernavik archipelago. Its colourful houses and natural harbour reflect the enchanting untouched north.

    Monday, 26.07.2021 to
    Wednesday, 28.07.2021

    North-west coast of Greenland (Qaanaaq, Siorapaluk, Old Thule/North Star Bay, Cape York)

    The further north the HANSEATIC inspiration goes, the greater the excitement on board. Will the ice conditions allow you to reach remote coasts with their moving history of settlements and exploration? Time and again, Zodiac landings offer the opportunity for hikes through fascinating landscapes. Early Inuit groups settled in the Qaanaaq region over 4,000 years ago. The town itself was built in 1953 for the people that were moved to make way for a US airbase. Life in the village of Siorapaluk is almost unbelievably isolated. The country’s most northerly settlement lies on a narrow beach at the foot of some gently rolling mountains. With luck, your travel diary will include encounters with seals, musk oxen and reindeer. Your team of experts will provide fascinating information about various chapters in history: for example Knud Rasmussen, who founded a missionary station in North Star Bay in 1909 and later Old Thule, the world’s most northerly trading post. He used the profits to finance his Thule expeditions to research the Inuit culture. Walk in his footsteps as you visit old turf houses. Cruising off Cape York brings breathtaking views of bizarre ice formations. A rocky crest bears a memorial to the American explorer Robert Edwin Peary, who set out for the North Pole at the end of the 19th century.

    Thursday, 29.07.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 30.07.2021 to
    Sunday, 01.08.2021

    Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Disko Bay)

    Qeqertarsuaq, founded on Disko Island in 1773, is particularly full of character – enter the small town through the whalebone gateway. The chances of seeing whales are very good in these waters. Explore Godhavn – the “good harbour”, Qeqertarsuaq’s translation – with your experts or wander through the Arctic tundra to the Windy Valley. Be amazed by Ilulissat in the company of our experienced experts. Hike to the ice fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of icebergs in the whole country.

    The end of the cruise brings a very special highlight: Disko Bay. Cruising and Zodiac rides will place you right at the centre of this spectacle with drifting ice sculptures that originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier. The world’s fastest glacier, it produces 46 km³ (11 mi.³) of ice each year.

    Monday, 02.08.2021

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Germany*

    Your summer polar adventure on the HANSEATIC inspiration will leave you with unforgettable memories of Greenland.

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    * Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land.

    Cruise
    INS2117
    Cruise dates
    20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    The HANSEATIC inspiration can accommodate up to 230 guests (or just 199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen).

    What makes an expedition your expedition? The freedom to choose! The new expedition class is setting standards in variety, comfort and personal space.

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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
    INS2117
    Cruise dates
    20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021
    Cruise
    INS2117
    Cruise dates
    20.07.2021 - 02.08.2021
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