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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Chicago to Toronto

Great Lakes - Indian Summer - source of inspiration

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Chicago to Toronto
Cruise INS2122
03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021 (14 days)
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    INS2122
    Cruise dates
    03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021

    Enjoy a picturesque autumn on five lakes with changing scenery of lush nature and the vivid history of settlers on their shores – and experience sailing through locks on the HANSEATIC inspiration.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Great Lakes
    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
    INS2122
    Cruise dates
    03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 03.10.2021

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Chicago

    Sunday, 03.10.2021

    Chicago/Lake Michigan/USA, departure 24.00 hrs

    The Great Lakes stretch like a sea between the USA and Canada. They are framed by magnificent natural beauty, cosy coastal towns and living cultural history – separated by numerous locks. The waterway is your destination as the small HANSEATIC inspiration begins its cruise in Chicago on Lake Michigan.

    Monday, 04.10.2021

    Milwaukee, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Once a centre of brewing, Milwaukee now has a vibrant museum scene, as a city tour with a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum* will prove. The Harley-Davidson Museum* explains how this vehicle – which is an unmissable feature of the American way of life – originated here and gained worldwide fame.

    Tuesday, 05.10.2021

    Traverse City, arrival 13.00 hrs

    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 HANSEATIC inspiration will spend a day and a half here so that you can explore the region at your own pace or on excursions. The Sleeping Bear Dunes* form a spectacular landscape, with the imposing sand drifts rising up to 140 m (459 ft) high and offering a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan. Experience nature and pleasure in total harmony on the Old Mission Peninsula – Michigan’s wine coast*. The exquisite experience of a wine tasting contrasts beautifully with the scenery of the fruit plantations, which belong to America’s largest sour-cherry producers. Gaze down at the Michigan coastline from above with a flight* following the white seam of sea and sand.

    Wednesday, 06.10.2021

    Traverse City, departure 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 07.10.2021

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron, from 7.00 to 15.00 hrs

    Back on board, you’ll head for a natural gem in Lake Huron: Mackinac Island. Explore the car-free island at your own pace by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage before learning about the American Revolutionary War at Fort Mackinac.

    Friday, 08.10.2021

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Where the stars and stripes meet the maple leaf, one of the many lock experiences awaits you at Sault Sainte Marie. Once you have passed through Soo Locks, you can start exploring Lake Superior – half USA, half Canada.

    Saturday, 09.10.2021

    Duluth/Lake Superior, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, the American city of 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. Enjoy the scenery at Gooseberry Falls and the Split Rock Lighthouse* – as water cascades down the stony steps of the Gooseberry River, the lighthouse built in 1910 keeps watch from the cliff.

    Sunday, 10.10.2021

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

    With these impressions in your mind, you will reach the Canadian Thunder Bay with its enchanting coastal landscapes. A tour to Ouimet Canyon and Eagle Canyon* hints at 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. As you head back through Soo Locks, Lake Huron, which is also shared by the two countries, opens up before you.

    Monday, 11.10.2021

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Tuesday, 12.10.2021

    Killarney/Lake Huron, from 12.30 to 19.00 hrs

    Irish roots are echoed in the name of the small coastal municipality of Killarney. George Island is a green island that can be reached by ferry. Exploring the uninhabited island is just one of the many outdoor activities that you can enjoy from this base – with nature and tranquillity, water and hiking.

    Wednesday, 13.10.2021

    Parry Sound, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs

    This unforgettable feeling of freedom also makes the region around Parry Sound so alluring – whether on a boat trip to the Thirty Thousand Islands* or from the air with a scenic flight above the island world*.

    Thursday, 14.10.2021

    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 an individual glass-bottom boat tour offers an unusual perspective of the lake landscape. Stroll around the town or walk along the Bruce Trail at your own pace.

    Friday, 15.10.2021

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The industrial history of the small city of Windsor is overshadowed by its neighbour on the American side of the Detroit River – the Motor City. The skyline of Detroit* heralds exciting excursions – charting the rise, fall and reinvention of the legendary car-making city. Follow in the footsteps of Henry Ford* at the museum that bears his name and see former masterpieces of the road and rails.

    Saturday, 16.10.2021

    Cruising on Lake Erie

    After cruising on Lake Erie, it’s time for this journey to come to an end with the passage of the Welland Canal – after eight locks, around 20 bridges and a change in height of 100 m (328 ft), your memories of the Great Lakes will be just as unique as their untamed magic.

    Sunday, 17.10.2021

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada, arrival 8.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 17.10.2021

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Toronto to Germany

    Monday, 18.10.2021

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

    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
    INS2122
    Cruise dates
    03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021

    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
    INS2122
    Cruise dates
    03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021
    Cruise
    INS2122
    Cruise dates
    03.10.2021 - 17.10.2021
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