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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg

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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise INS2216
30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022 (7 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2216
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022

    • A trio of cities with Dutch, Belgian and British contrasts
    • The canals, streets and gabled houses of Amsterdam have a lot to offer
    • Vivid medieval history: Ghent proudly shows off its Hanseatic heritage
    • More than chocolate: explore Brugge* or Belgium’s capital Brussels*
    • Only possible with a small expedition ship: the HANSEATIC inspiration passes through Tower Bridge
    • From tea in the morning to nightlife: experience the global metropolis of London over two days 
    • Experts share background information and provide knowledgeable commentary with fascinating passages

    * The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage.


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    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8).

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    Your ship - HANSEATIC inspiration

    The new expedition class

    The naming ceremony of the HANSEATIC inspiration took place in Hamburg on 11 October 2019. Together with its structurally identically sister ships HANSEATIC nature (2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (2021), the small and state-of-the-art expedition ship explores remote destinations and visits the world’s most fascinating natural landscapes on challenging routes.

    The new expedition class – which offers space for a maximum of 230 guests (or 199 guests on Antarctic cruises and Spitsbergen circumnavigations) – sets standards in terms of variety, comfort and personal space. This is why our ship has more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Find out more! HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

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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
    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
    INS2216
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022

    Friday, 30.09.2022

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
    Evening cruise on the Elbe

    Saturday, 01.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 02.10.2022

    Amsterdam/Netherlands, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    The hustle and bustle of the summer months is over and the low sun paints the sky in magical light – time to enjoy all that autumn has to offer with the small HANSEATIC inspiration. The starting point is in Amsterdam. Old and new, quiet and busy, provincial and cosmopolitan – no description of Amsterdam is without its contradictions. Discover the jewel of the Netherlands on a city walk with a canal trip* or at your own pace. Only by wandering through the narrow streets will you notice the elegance of the gabled houses, the heron on a house boat or a hidden inner courtyard known as a “hofje”. For a bit of culture, head to the Van Gogh Museum or the Moco Museum of modern art, for instance. Get a different perspective in typical Dutch style on the bicycle tour of Amsterdam’s hidden corners*. A countryside excursion to the picturesque little harbour towns of Marken and Volendam* reveals unspoilt scenes.

    Monday, 03.10.2022

    Ghent/Belgium, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
    Cruising on the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal and the Westerschelde

    The mighty trading city of Ghent was built in the Middle Ages at the spot where the River Schelde and River Leie meet, with the winding course of the rivers’ arms forming a charming part of the cityscape. A culinary walking tour of Ghent* appeals to all the senses: Gothic treats for the eyes and pralines and waffles for the taste buds. The excursion to the historic trading cities of Brugge and Ghent in Flanders* brings the Hanseatic legacy to life in the cobbled streets. Both trade and the textile industry have always brought prosperity and blossoming culture to the entire region. The Royal Palace, Manneken Pis and Atomium are the most memorable landmarks in Brussels*. Be sure to try a portion of the famous Belgian fries while you are here. Your experts will explain how important the estuaries on the North Sea coast are in modern times as you sail past the autumnal landscape in the evening light while cruising on the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal and the Westerschelde.

    Tuesday, 04.10.2022

    Cruise on the Thames to Tower Bridge
    London/Great Britain**, arrival 10.00 hrs

    The low sun shines through the early morning mist as breathtaking sights reveal themselves on the morning cruise on the Thames. Two eventful days in London await you. Sail through the Neo-Gothic monument when Tower Bridge opens to allow the HANSEATIC inspiration to reach its mooring point in the heart of the city. A moment like this will stay with you forever and is only possible with a small expedition ship. Red double-decker buses, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square: London is a city everyone has to visit at least once. The crisp autumn air will awaken your spirit of discovery amongst the trees glowing in beautiful colours. Enjoy a panoramic trip with the London Eye* for an initial view of the city. There is much to experience and marvel at, be it organised or at your own pace. For example, take a city walking tour of the South Bank and St Paul’s Cathedral*, an area awoken from its slumber by spectacular construction projects. Kings and castles are as much a part of the fabric of Great Britain as the Queen in Buckingham Palace. Explore the world’s largest inhabited castle with a visit to Windsor Castle*, the Queen’s favourite residence. Would you rather sink into an armchair with tea and scones or enjoy a pint in a cosy pub? Our travel concierge will be happy to organise the perfect evening for you* in Great Britain’s cosmopolitan city.

    Wednesday, 05.10.2022

    London, departure 21.00 hrs

    The Little Venice, canal trip and Camden* excursion is something quite different and off the beaten track. If you are looking for creative jewellery and quirky souvenirs, Camden Market is the place for you. Leeds Castle and Canterbury* are rather more genteel. Admire the impressive moated castle from the ninth century and learn some interesting facts about the Christianisation of England at the famous cathedral. As the London skyline slowly disappears behind a bend in the river, enjoy the evening ambience and reflect on the time you have spent in the three cities as you cruise on the Thames.

    Thursday, 06.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 07.10.2022

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

    * The organised shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. All shore activities may be cancelled at short notice, depending on the developments at the time of the cruise.
    ** Information about the mooring point in London: The HANSEATIC inspiration is moored directly behind Tower Bridge in central London, an option only available to small ships. Official confirmation has been given, although the British authorities reserve the right to change the mooring point in London at short notice.

    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 and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    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 – HAMBURG
    Cruise
    INS2216
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    How do you combine exciting adventures with the utmost comfort? Our new expedition class has the answers. Enjoy first-class service and unforgettable moments in the world’s most spectacular regions – in the company of a small group of no more than 230 guests (or 199 guests for Antarctic expeditions and circumnavigation of Spitsbergen).

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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 & Bars

    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. Align your inner compass with total well-being – whether in the ocean-view sauna of the OCEAN SPA, with a relaxing massage or with a workout in the Sports Club.

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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
    INS2216
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022
    Cruise
    INS2216
    Cruise dates
    30.09.2022 - 07.10.2022
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8).

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