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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tenerife to Sal

Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde - rare island paradises

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tenerife to Sal
Cruise INS2218
22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022 (12 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2218
    Cruise dates
    22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022

    Where ocean volcanoes create lush worlds and Europe merges with Africa, set sail for Cape Verde – an insider’s tip with natural treasures and vibrant culture.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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 subsequent cruise INS2217 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)


    Extend and save

    Unwind after your Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde and enjoy the service and comfort on board the HANSEATIC inspiration for another twelve relaxing days.

    • Enjoy the relaxing expanse of the ocean on board the HANSEATIC inspiration (travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,190 per person (extension price for INS2219, cruise only)

    Special offer for single travellers

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

    The highlights of this cruise

    Voyage for Young Explorers

    For 10- to 17-year-olds during school holidays: young explorers on board.
    Youngsters look at the world through different eyes: on hikes through the wilderness, Zodiac rides into the ice and age-appropriate workshops. On selected cruises, discover the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for young people aged 10 to 17. You can find further information here.

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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
    • 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
    INS2218
    Cruise dates
    22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 22.10.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Tenerife

    Saturday, 22.10.2022

    Santa Cruz/Tenerife/Spain, departure 20.00 hrs

    Sunday, 23.10.2022

    La Palma, from 8.00 to 23.00 hrs

    It would be difficult to find a more varied island hopping adventure in the Atlantic than this. Sometimes dark and volcanic, sometimes light, fine and sandy, and always brimming with lush vegetation and rich cultural facets: discover huge contrasts in a small exclusive group with the HANSEATIC inspiration. To start your adventures, a majestic island silhouette heralds the creative forces of the earth. La Palma rises 2,400 m (7,874 ft) out of the ocean and reaches depths of up to 4,000 m (13,123 ft) below the surface of the water. The capital Santa Cruz de la Palma exudes fascinating Spanish charm at the foot of a mighty extinct volcano. Old houses in the colonial style and decorated wooden balconies will awaken your photographic skills, while the idyllic narrow streets invite you to take a stroll. The Caldera de Taburiente National Park* will enchant you with one of the largest calderas in the world. A volcano hike* reveals an unforgettable panorama of lighthouses, salt pans and small fishing bays.

    Monday, 24.10.2022

    El Hierro, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    What will satisfy your curiosity on the volcanic island of El Hierro, which is over a million years old? Enjoy a natural history tour in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of El Hierro*, or get to know the island as a hiking paradise*. Take in the volcanic landscapes, rock formations and eucalyptus and pine forests. Your explorer’s heart will be filled with joy – very fittingly given that the biogeographical name for the region is Macaronesia, meaning islands of happiness.

    Tuesday, 25.10.2022 to
    Wednesday, 26.10.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 27.10.2022 to
    Saturday, 29.10.2022

    Northern Cape Verde (Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Sao Nicolau )

    On relaxed days at sea, the small HANSEATIC inspiration transforms into the most wonderful place to study on the ocean, where you can get ready for Cape Verde with expert presentations, for instance. Over millions of years, volcanic eruptions and shifts in the earth have created an archipelago of extreme contrasts. Once settled by the Portuguese and seemingly forgotten by the rest of the world, each island fascinates visitors with its own character. The first stop is Santo Antao. Whilst the south offers barren beauty, the north is filled with magnificent flora. A hike across the pristine island of Santo Antao* will leave you with lasting memories of the picturesque green Paul Valley. Alternatively, explore the “wild west” by jeep*: it may be sunny and dry, but the rugged rock formations and fantastic panoramas are what make it truly impressive. Against the backdrop of impressive volcanic craters and mountain ranges, Sao Vicente is a cultural melting pot. Explore Mindelo on foot* and be enthralled by the colonial architecture and African market, as well as the Torre de Belem, a replica of the landmark in Lisbon. Next on the diverse itinerary is Sao Nicolau with a quite different island character. Hike through the bizarre mountain scenery* and roam on the fertile Faja plain, where breadfruit, banana and papaya trees illustrate how rich in nutrients the volcanic soil is. Ribeira Brava, the island capital* is just as colourful as it is multifaceted, with its colourful houses, narrow cobbled streets and little shops.

    Sunday, 30.10.2022 to
    Tuesday, 01.11.2022

    Southern Cape Verde (Maio , Santiago, Fogo )

    How about following this with a perfect sun-kissed day on the beach? Maio lies out on its own in the east of the archipelago. With kilometres of wonderful fine sands, the beaches offer an enticing place to relax or explore on your own. In contrast, Santiago invites you to delve into Cape Verde’s history book. Get to know the lively capital with a city tour in Praia* or embark on a journey through Portuguese colonial history in the historic island capital of Cidade Velha*. You’ll spot the mighty conical shape of Fogo from afar. Black beaches and angular grottoes in the steep cliffs shape the coastline. The entire island is a volcano with bizarre lunar landscapes. The highest mountain in Cape Verde, Pico de Fogo, reaches almost 3,000 m (9,843 ft) and its cooled lava formations virtually fall into the sea. A tour of the fire island’s volcanic landscape* will show you an age-old caldera that spans almost 10 km (6.2 mi.) in diameter.

    Wednesday, 02.11.2022

    Boa Vista, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    There is an air of “Lawrence of Arabia” about Boa Vista. Low mountain ranges and a beach covering more than 50 km (31 mi.) combine with colourful villages and the blue ocean to create an enduring memory. The name of the island means “beautiful views”, which you can take at its word with a jeep tour in the unspoilt south* – a “Sahara in the Atlantic” with vast fields of desert and crescent-shaped shifting sand dunes.

    Thursday, 03.11.2022

    Palmeira/Sal/Cape Verde, arrival 7.00 hrs

    The sunniest island in the archipelago, Sal, rounds off the many highlights of your route on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. The cruise may be coming to its end here, but it is also the start of your new perspective on the Atlantic islands.

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 03.11.2022

    Day room (mid-range hotel)
    Travel to the airport late in the evening

    Friday, 04.11.2022

    Scheduled flight from Sal to 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 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:

    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.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BEACH DAYS ON SAL
    Cruise
    INS2218
    Cruise dates
    22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022

    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
    INS2218
    Cruise dates
    22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022
    Cruise
    INS2218
    Cruise dates
    22.10.2022 - 03.11.2022
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise INS2217 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)


    Extend and save

    Unwind after your Expedition Canary Islands and Cape Verde and enjoy the service and comfort on board the HANSEATIC inspiration for another twelve relaxing days.

    • Enjoy the relaxing expanse of the ocean on board the HANSEATIC inspiration (travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,190 per person (extension price for INS2219, cruise only)

    Special offer for single travellers

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

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