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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Christchurch to Auckland

New Zealand - a thousand nuances in green

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Christchurch to Auckland
Cruise INS2204
10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022 (16 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2204
    Cruise dates
    10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022

    Countless contrasts converge in a unique island country: this picture-perfect cruise combines New Zealand’s North Island and South Island for an all-embracing experience.


    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2203 and save € 500 per person or with the subsequent cruise INS2205 and save € 600 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    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
    INS2204
    Cruise dates
    10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 08.03.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai

    Wednesday, 09.03.2022

    Connecting flight to Christchurch

    Thursday, 10.03.2022

    Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs

    Friday, 11.03.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 12.03.2022

    Fiordland National Park (Milford Sound )

    New Zealand – incomparable days of exploration await you in this place where the centuries have crafted true works of art from volcanoes and mountains, fjords and beaches. Right at the start of your cruise, one of the world’s most magnificent nature reserves awaits you at Fiordland National Park, fittingly described by British writer Rudyard Kipling as the “eighth wonder of the world”. The HANSEATIC inspiration starts with a visit to Milford Sound, where steep slopes covered with rainforest tower more than 1,100 m (3,609 ft) above the water and mist floats almost magically between the mountain peaks.

    Sunday, 13.03.2022

    Cruising in Thompson, Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sound

    Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view on board from the many outdoor areas and marvel at the sights of Thompson Sound and Doubtful Sound with their thundering waterfalls and the evergreen slopes of Dusky Sound and Breaksea Sound.

    Monday, 14.03.2022

    Stewart Island, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The mountainous national park on Stewart Island is just as outstanding. A hike to Ackers Point* takes you through dense forest with giant trees and impressive views of Halfmoon Bay. If you’re lucky, you might spot sooty shearwaters and little penguins. Explore Stewart Island’s bay, which covers an area of around 100 km² (39 mi.²) and provides a virtually untouched home for various birds, penguins and seals with a boat trip through Paterson Inlet*.

    Tuesday, 15.03.2022

    Port Chalmers, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    From Port Chalmers, visit surprising Dunedin and experience its outdoor culture. Whether you follow the Writers Walk with its quotes on plaques or the Street Art Trail to see artworks on the walls of houses, this UNESCO City of Literature is easy to explore independently. Rich bird life awaits you on the tour to Otago Peninsula*, which is home to royal albatrosses and yellow-eyed penguins.

    Wednesday, 16.03.2022

    Akaroa, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs

    The historic town of Akaroa in the heart of a flooded volcano is full of French flair. Soak up the savoir vivre as you visit one of the small cafes and take a stroll with a view of sailing boats and green hills.

    Thursday, 17.03.2022

    Golden Bay (Tarakohe), from 12.00 to 19.00 hrs

    In Golden Bay, enjoy some relaxation at Tata Beach with its inviting soft sand and clear, calm water – or visit a sacred Maori spring.

    Friday, 18.03.2022

    New Plymouth, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    New Plymouth with its lively art scene is a premiere destination for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The natural masterpiece of Mount Taranaki* rising above the rainforest and meadows is the ideal starting point for a hike. 

    Saturday, 19.03.2022

    Kaiteriteri, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs

    You can also get active as you discover nature near Kaiteriteri with a hike in Abel Tasman National Park*. Its picturesque profile is shaped by rainforests and craggy granite cliffs, divine bays and fine sandy beaches, which you can also explore with a kayak trip along the coast*.

    Sunday, 20.03.2022

    Cruising in Queen Charlotte Sound (Marlborough Sounds)

    Enjoy another unforgettable day in Queen Charlotte Sound in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. As you cruise through the vast labyrinth of waterways and peninsulas, the “inspiration walk” will become your front-row seat for the natural spectacle of broad mountain ranges and dense vegetation along the coasts.

    Monday, 21.03.2022

    Wellington, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Back on the North Island, New Zealand’s capital is waiting to welcome you. A culinary tour of Wellington* is an unusual way to explore and sample specialities such as pavlova. Gain insights into the native bird life of the kakas and takahe in the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve*.

    Tuesday, 22.03.2022

    Napier, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs

    With its art deco style, Napier is a feast for the eyes, and not just for fans of architecture. From here, you can explore the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay* in “New Zealand’s Tuscany” or go rafting on the Mohaka River* through secluded gorges and areas of forest.

    Wednesday, 23.03.2022

    Cruising off White Island

    Marvel at the drama of New Zealand’s only active volcanic island as the HANSEATIC inspiration cruises off White Island.

    Thursday, 24.03.2022

    Mount Maunganui (Tauranga), from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Similar primeval forces shape the view from Mount Maunganui of Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal region* with bubbling pools, steaming fissures and colourful lakes. A scenic tour to The Shire* takes you to the home of the Hobbits.

    Friday, 25.03.2022

    Waiheke Island (Hauraki Gulf)
    Auckland/New Zealand, arrival 18.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    If the authorities give the go-ahead, the premiere destination of Waiheke Island will provide a cinematic finale to your cruise. The green island with its idyllic beaches and vineyards once again highlights the varied facets of your route, which together create the wondrous work of art that is New Zealand. Look back on your amazing adventures as you take an evening stroll through Auckland. Which days will be the most memorable for you? We’re already willing to guess that the answer will be all of them.

    Saturday, 26.03.2022

    Auckland

     

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 26.03.2022

    Scheduled flight from Auckland to Germany

    Sunday, 27.03.2022

    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: CHRISTCHURCH – THE VICTORIAN GARDEN CITY
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: AUCKLAND – CITY OF SAILS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: AUCKLAND AND THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA

    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.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – NEW ZEALAND
    Cruise
    INS2204
    Cruise dates
    10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022

    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
    INS2204
    Cruise dates
    10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022
    Cruise
    INS2204
    Cruise dates
    10.03.2022 - 26.03.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2203 and save € 500 per person or with the subsequent cruise INS2205 and save € 600 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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