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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Noumea to Palau

Expedition Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Palau - rituals, rhythms and rainforests

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Noumea to Palau
Cruise INS2206
11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022 (19 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2206
    Cruise dates
    11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022

    Diverse and undiscovered: an unspoilt paradise with around 1,000 islands awaits when you set out in the HANSEATIC inspiration for one of the most beautiful regions in the Pacific.


    Expedition
    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 INS2205 or with the subsequent cruise INS2207 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
    INS2206
    Cruise dates
    11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Friday, 08.04.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sydney

    Saturday, 09.04.2022

    Two overnight stays with breakfast

    Sunday, 10.04.2022

    City tour with lunch

    Monday, 11.04.2022

    Flight to Noumea/New Caledonia

    Monday, 11.04.2022

    Noumea/New Caledonia, departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 12.04.2022 to
    Wednesday, 13.04.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 14.04.2022 to
    Saturday, 16.04.2022

    Solomon Islands (Nendo , Santa Ana Island , Tulagi , Guadalcanal)

    Are you well-travelled and looking for a destination that will make a real impression? With fascinating talks and travel reports, our team of experts on board will get you in the mood for this exotic wonderland. The legendary Solomon Islands open the door to the Garden of Eden with remote beaches and often mysterious cultures. On Nendo, you will be greeted by the village elder and swept away by traditional dances. On a Zodiac landing on the beach of Santa Ana Island, look forward to an impressive welcome ritual by the village “warriors”, brandishing their spears. Gain a taste of village life on Tulagi – perhaps while sampling the local mangos and papayas. At over 2,300 m (7,546 ft), Mount Popomanaseu dominates the island of Guadalcanal. Honiara – the capital of the island kingdom – displays delicate inlay work on its eaves, gables and canoes. This is sure to be your first Easter in such an exotic region.

    Sunday, 17.04.2022

    Relaxation at sea
    Papua New Guinea:

    Monday, 18.04.2022 to
    Tuesday, 19.04.2022

    Papua New Guinea:
    Louisiade Archipelago , Fergusson Island

    Standing in Australia’s shadow, the unspoilt island state of Papua New Guinea seems to have been almost forgotten by civilisation. This picture-book world is filled with colour, from the azure sky to the turquoise sea and lush green jungle. Equally vibrant are the cultures of the numerous tribes, with enigmatic rituals and hundreds of languages. Words will escape you when you visit the Louisiade Archipelago. Enjoy true South Seas feeling when the Zodiacs take you to the beach to swim and snorkel. Feel like an explorer when the HANSEATIC inspiration calls at volcanic Fergusson Island. A walk with your experts will take you through dense eucalyptus forests to hot springs and geysers. Swimwear and snorkelling equipment will be as much a part of your visit to the Trobriand Islands as the masks, grass skirts and feathers worn by the inhabitants.

    Wednesday, 20.04.2022 to
    Thursday, 21.04.2022

    Trobriand Islands (Kiriwina, Kitawa)

    After a welcome ceremony with beautifully adorned dancers on Kiriwina, the largest island in the archipelago, you will gain an insight into the yam houses. Kitawa will prove a fascinating place for a hike with its landscape and village traditions. The custom of exchanging rings continues to this day in the island group, with bracelets and necklaces made from mussels.

    Friday, 22.04.2022 to
    Saturday, 23.04.2022

    Tufi , Tuam Island

    Active Mount Victory near Tufi displays untamed volcanic power. Rugged stretches of land and lush green fjord landscapes – a spectacular region where the Zodiacs will be in their element. The expedition rubber boats will also land on the remote coral atoll of Tuam Island, an entirely untouched world.

    Sunday, 24.04.2022

    Madang

    The modern city of Madang will prove a real contrast and your starting point for a flight to the Goroka Highlands*, home of the “mudmen”. Delve into the culture of these former warriors. 

    Monday, 25.04.2022 to
    Tuesday, 26.04.2022

    Kopar/Sepik River , Vanimo

    Your thrilling experiences continue on a Zodiac ride on the Sepik River: travel through lush green forests on lateral canals and be greeted by the colourfully adorned residents of Kopar. Pioneering spirit fills the air again when your ship heads for the small settlement of Vanimo – once a station for cargo ships belonging to Indonesian princes and still inaccessible by land.

    Wednesday, 27.04.2022 to
    Thursday, 28.04.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 29.04.2022

    Koror/Palau, arrival 9.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Bring your expedition to a fantastic conclusion in the island state of Palau, which has over 300 islands. Swim, snorkel and let your spirit soar: enjoy daydreams on Koror and soak in this paradise – for example on a scenic flight over the island world* or a boat trip through the “floating gardens” of the Rock Islands*. Your memories will be as varied as the colours displayed by the many regions visited.

    Saturday, 30.04.2022

    Koror/Palau

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 30.04.2022

    Tour with lunch**
    Scheduled flight from Koror to Germany

    Sunday, 01.05.2022

    Arrival in Germany

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

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Alternative POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME C with day room (see below)

    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: SYDNEY – DOWN UNDER FOR ACTIVE GUESTS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: DOWN UNDER – SYDNEY AND ULURU
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: PALAU – ISLAND PARADISE AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN TAIWAN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: ALTERNATIVE POST-CRUISE DEPARTURE PROGRAMME PALAU WITH DAY ROOM
    Cruise
    INS2206
    Cruise dates
    11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022

    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.

    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
    INS2206
    Cruise dates
    11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022
    Cruise
    INS2206
    Cruise dates
    11.04.2022 - 30.04.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2205 or with the subsequent cruise INS2207 and save € 600 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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