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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Chicago

Great Lakes - natural spectacles with vast lake backdrops

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Chicago
Cruise INS2121
21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021 (12 days)
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    INS2121
    Cruise dates
    21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021

    The HANSEATIC inspiration will become your front-row seat in autumn on the lakes between Canada and the USA. Watch as the vast wilderness meets vivid history all around you.


    Expedition
    Great Lakes
    International cruise
    Non smoking
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [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
    INS2121
    Cruise dates
    21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 21.09.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Toronto

    Tuesday, 21.09.2021

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada
    Overnight stay on board

    With a total area of around 244,000 km2 (94,209 mi.2), the Great Lakes dominate the North American wilderness. Feel the pull of the pioneering spirit that once drew settlers into this natural world. Your cruise begins with nautical challenges that are beyond the reach of most ships. 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.

    Wednesday, 22.09.2021

    Toronto, departure 1.00 hrs

    Thursday, 23.09.2021

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 7.30 to 19.00 hrs

    The route is clear, and before you lies vast Lake Erie and the impressive passage to the industrial city of Windsor on the Detroit River. You’ll then continue to Detroit,* to the roots of American automotive history and the historic architecture of this city that is once again on the up. Follow in the footsteps of Henry Ford* at the museum that bears his name and see former masterpieces of the road and rails.

    Friday, 24.09.2021

    Tobermory/Lake Huron, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Maritime charm awaits you on your cruise on Lake Huron to the fishing town of Tobermory on Georgian Bay. Let your impressions be shaped by limestone coastlines, small bays and deep-green forests on an individual walk along the Bruce Trail.

    Saturday, 25.09.2021

    Parry Sound, from 7.00 to 21.00 hrs

    Parry Sound commemorates the famous polar explorer William E. Parry and this wonderful place is ideal for exploring the lake’s shore on foot. Look forward to spellbinding views on the boat trip to the Thirty Thousand Islands* as narrow channels lead past imposing limestone cliffs to hidden natural treasures. The scenic flight over the island world* provides a stirring view of the landscape.

    Sunday, 26.09.2021

    Killarney, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs
    Cruising on Lake Huron

    The island-studded scenery around Killarney welcomes you with unspoilt nature that harks back to the time of the first trappers. The small coastal municipality is still an El Dorado for outdoor activities.

    Monday, 27.09.2021

    Sault Sainte Marie/St. Marys River, from 7.00 to 12.00 hrs

    Moving from nature to culture, you’ll continue to Sault Sainte Marie. The city is divided not only by a river, but also by the border between Canada on one side and the USA on the other. Make the most of your time here with a walk to the historic locks or a visit to the Bushplane Museum.

    Tuesday, 28.09.2021

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron/USA, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Your cruise continues to Mackinac Island, which you can explore at your own pace by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. While Victorian villas and the Grand Hotel recall the 19th century, Fort Mackinac serves as a reminder of the American Revolutionary War.

    Wednesday, 29.09.2021

    Traverse City/Lake Michigan, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Traverse City awaits you in one of Lake Michigan’s bays. Surrender to the charms of the “jewel of the north” as you stroll through the old town or along the coast. The HANSEATIC inspiration will spend a day and a half here to give you plenty of time to explore at your own pace or enjoy excursions. The Sleeping Bear Dunes* form an amazing natural spectacle, towering up to 140 m (459 ft). On the Old Mission Peninsula on Michigan’s wine coast*, the fertile ground produces exquisite Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and lays the foundations for an excursion to savour. Marvel at the impressive scale of the wine-growing region with a scenic flight to see the Michigan coastline from above*.

    Thursday, 30.09.2021

    Traverse City, departure 13.00 hrs

    Friday, 01.10.2021

    Fayette, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Gain an insight into what it was like to live and work in the late 19th century at Fayette Historic State Park. On the shores of a bay, restored wooden buildings and blast furnaces bear witness to what was once one of the region’s most productive iron-smelting operations. Alternatively, an independent walk along the idyllic lake shore with its overgrown limestone cliffs will spark the interest of nature lovers.

    Saturday, 02.10.2021

    Milwaukee, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs

    Milwaukee has evolved from being a centre of brewing to boasting a vibrant museum scene, which a city tour with a visit to Milwaukee Art Museum* will prove. One particular brand that was founded here has had an impact on the American way of life like no other – find out more at the Harley-Davidson Museum*. Its vehicles symbolise a feeling of great freedom in magnificent nature – just like the feeling you will experience during this cruise into the green heart of North America on board the HANSEATIC inspiration.

    Sunday, 03.10.2021

    Chicago/Lake Michigan/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 03.10.2021

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Chicago to Germany

    Monday, 04.10.2021

    Arrival in Germany

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

    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 popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

    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

    Individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    INDIVIDUAL EXTENSION IN TORONTO
    Cruise
    INS2121
    Cruise dates
    21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021

    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.

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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
    INS2121
    Cruise dates
    21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021
    Cruise
    INS2121
    Cruise dates
    21.09.2021 - 03.10.2021
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