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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Seward to Tromso

Expedition Northeast Passage - where legends are born

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Seward to Tromso
Cruise INS2214
20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022 (31 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2214
    Cruise dates
    20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022

    The time has come to write history on one of the world’s most challenging nautical routes. The Northeast Passage is a journey that any true explorer should pursue at some point in their lives. Even in the 21st century this remains a pioneering feat, perhaps even a journey into the self.


    Expedition
    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
    INS2214
    Cruise dates
    20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 19.08.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Seattle
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 20.08.2022

    Scheduled flight to Anchorage
    Journey to Seward/Alaska/USA

    Saturday, 20.08.2022

    Seward/Alaska/USA, departure 18.00 hrs

    Sunday, 21.08.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 22.08.2022 to
    Tuesday, 23.08.2022

    Aleutian Islands/Alaska (Unga Island , Unalaska Island)

    Although we plan this legendary passage with care, the actual itinerary depends on the weather and ice. This approach will be richly rewarded with natural experiences in the untamed wilderness and traces of historic expeditions. From Alaska, the volcanic chain of the Aleutian Islands extends into the Pacific in a wide arc – the starting point for thrilling weeks of expeditions. Perhaps you will hear the cry “Whale spotted!” in the waters off Unga Island. You will be able to observe these giants of the ocean particularly well from the deck, before landing for a hike. Feel the wonder of creation when, with a little luck, stunning bald eagles soar over Unalaska Island, the capital of the Aleutian Islands.

    Wednesday, 24.08.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 25.08.2022

    Saint Matthew Island

    Saint Matthew Island is famous for its barren yet exceptionally beautiful landscape. Arctic foxes are common in this sparsely populated world.

    Friday, 26.08.2022

    Crossing the International Date Line (one day will be lost), beginning of the Northeast Passage adventure – from the Bering Strait to the Barents Sea

    Saturday, 27.08.2022 to
    Sunday, 28.08.2022

    Chukchi Peninsula/Bering Strait/Russia (Provideniya, Cape Dezhnev )

    The adventure of the Northeast Passage begins as you cross the International Date Line. Write your own story of discovery on thrilling expedition days. On the Chukchi Peninsula, for example, home to whales, seabirds and seals. In seldom-visited Provideniya, you will learn what life is like for people here in the far east of Russia when you go ashore with the experts and visit the small museum. At Cape Dezhnev, the most north-easterly point of the Eurasian landmass, Russian history speaks for itself. It may be possible to walk to a monument to the pioneer Semyon Dezhnev, the first to round the cape in 1648.

    Monday, 29.08.2022 to
    Friday, 02.09.2022

    Chukchi Sea (Kolyuchin Island , three days on Wrangel Island )

    Feel a deep connection to pioneers such as Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld and Willem Barents as your cruise continues through the Chukchi Sea. The rocky coast and steep cliffs of Kolyuchin Island rise from the icy Arctic Ocean. The excitement on board will grow when Wrangel Island appears on the horizon. Will the ship manage to traverse the often thick belt of drifting ice around this UNESCO World Heritage Site? The HANSEATIC inspiration will spend three days showing you the most spectacular aspects of these magnificent natural surroundings. On rides and landings with the Zodiacs, you can really experience this raw natural beauty. You might spot walruses on the coasts, and walks on the tundra will give you the chance to take in the fantastic mountain massifs and spot reindeer in the vast, silent landscape. You will probably also be able to watch polar bears from a respectful distance in a Zodiac or on deck.

    Saturday, 03.09.2022 to
    Wednesday, 07.09.2022

    Siberia (Medvezhy Islands, New Siberian Islands) and cruising through the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea

    In the East Siberian Sea, you will join the small group of seafarers who have made it to this region. Vitus Bering is said to have discovered the Medvezhy Islands on his second Kamchatka expedition in 1740. Land with the Zodiacs and enjoy impressive sights here – and also on the New Siberian Islands, where exciting insights into the early years of polar exploration await you. In 1893, researcher Fridtjof Nansen allowed his ship to freeze here in order to reach the geographic North Pole by using the natural ice drifts of the Arctic Ocean. You may be able to observe rock ptarmigans and reindeer on these little-researched islands. After cruising through the Laptev Sea, the HANSEATIC inspiration can take full advantage of its status as a small expedition ship with the highest ice class.

    Thursday, 08.09.2022 to
    Friday, 09.09.2022

    Severnaya Zemlya

    This is the only way to reach Severnaya Zemlya. Until now, few people have seen the coasts of the almost semi-glacial islands, home to polar bears and walruses. What nautical challenges will the HANSEATIC inspiration take on next?

    Saturday, 10.09.2022

    Isachenko Island

    The answer will ignite your pioneering spirit: new terrain! On Isachenko Island, an abandoned station tells of the lonely life of researchers at the end of the earth – with luck, you’ll also see some polar bears here.

    Sunday, 11.09.2022

    Uyedineniya Island

    Vast tundra welcomes visitors to Uyedineniya Island. It is said that, upon discovering the island in 1878, Norway’s Edvard Holm Johannesen dubbed it “Solitude Island”. Does it live up to its name? Find out for yourself if Neptune allows us to land.

    Monday, 12.09.2022

    Novaya Zemlya

    The HANSEATIC inspiration follows in the footsteps of Willem Barents as it heads for the deep bays of rugged, elemental Novaya Zemlya. As Barents circumnavigated the island in 1596 on his search for the Northeast Passage, his ship became trapped in the pack ice and the crew was forced to spend the winter there. In geological terms, it is almost identical to the Urals, as it is a northern continuation of the mountain range, which was formed when Europe and Siberia collided. You can now experience that pure expedition feeling when you land here with the Zodiacs.

    Tuesday, 13.09.2022

    Cruising through the Barents Sea/Arctic Ocean

    Wednesday, 14.09.2022 to
    Friday, 16.09.2022

    Franz Josef Land

    Icy and isolated, surreal and remote – your thrilling expedition continues in the Arctic Ocean around Franz Josef Land. The captain and crew will react flexibly, allowing you to observe enthralling natural spectacles. For example, Apollonov Island is known for the walruses that rest on its beach. The animals weigh around 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and make an impressive sight from a respectful distance. The Zodiacs will take you to a popular magnet for geologists on Champ Island: massive, perfectly spherical stones of up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in diameter. Can you solve the puzzle of the geodes? Bell Island takes its name from a bell-shaped mountain. Few people would expect to find the oldest building in the archipelago here. A wooden house built in 1881 in the vast wilderness of stone and snow is a small sign of civilisation. Your impressions of Russia will make you feel even closer to Julius Payer and Karl Weyprecht – the pioneers of the Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition. Whilst exploring the Arctic Ocean in 1873, they happened upon the land, which they named after their emperor. They also discovered what is now Cape Tegetthoff on Hall Island. Follow in their footsteps and continue your expedition with spectacular natural sightings.

    Saturday, 17.09.2022 to
    Sunday, 18.09.2022

    Cruising through the Barents Sea/Arctic Ocean

    Monday, 19.09.2022

    Murmansk, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    After cruising through the Barents Sea, you will reach Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle – and a military exclusion zone until 1991. Here, you can go ashore and explore Murmansk* or uncover the history of the Russian Northern Fleet during a visit to a nuclear-powered icebreaker*.

    Tuesday, 20.09.2022

    Cruising off North Cape
    Relaxation at sea

    People once believed that North Cape marked the end of the world – today, your expedition with the HANSEATIC inspiration will slowly draw to a close here as your many experiences come together to form a whole. The Northeast Passage will no longer be a white dot on your personal explorer’s map – its wealth of experiences will stay with you forever.

    Wednesday, 21.09.2022

    Tromso/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Germany**

    Important note on this expedition: This expedition is a very demanding cruise to organise and sail. All of our experience and careful preparation notwithstanding, the actual itinerary depends on official approvals and rules, the weather and ice conditions, which may make it necessary to change the itinerary. The natural experiences and animal sightings described are possibilities and are not guaranteed. We will do everything in our power to ensure that this cruise takes place as advertised, but wish to inform you of the flexibility this requires. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will land.
    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here

    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: SEATTLE – THE VARIED METROPOLIS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: EXPERIENCE ALASKAS NATURE – DISCOVER THE LAND OF THE BEARS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: ANCHORAGE AND ALASKAS FASCINATING NATURE
    Cruise
    INS2214
    Cruise dates
    20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022

    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
    INS2214
    Cruise dates
    20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022
    Cruise
    INS2214
    Cruise dates
    20.08.2022 - 21.09.2022
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