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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Expedition Norway and wild Scotland - experience majestic natural scenery

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise INS2242
14.05.2022 - 25.05.2022 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2242
    Cruise dates
    14.05.2022 - 25.05.2022

    • A route of rich experiences from the spectacular fjord landscape of Norway to the rugged coasts of Scotland
    • Active experiences in nature with hikes and Zodiac rides surrounded by picturesque scenery
    • Puffins, guillemots and Manx shearwaters – the best season for birdwatching
    • Moving history with charming architecture: visit Bergen and Edinburgh
    • Experts share background information and provide knowledgeable commentary on fascinating passages


    Expedition
    International cruise
    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 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
    INS2242
    Cruise dates
    14.05.2022 - 25.05.2022

    At anchor

    Saturday, 14.05.2022

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs

    Start by enjoying the banks of the Elbe and the first-class service provided by the crew during your first evening meal on board.

    Sunday, 15.05.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 16.05.2022

    Haugesund/Norway, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs
    cruising on the Lysefjord

    In northern Europe, the small HANSEATIC inspiration sets a course for spectacular landscapes. Close at hand and still unknown. The cruise begins in southern Norway’s harbour city of Haugesund. The region boasts impressively diverse scenery and many cultural monuments. Dive into the history of the Vikings with a visit to the island of Karmoy*, once host to the court of Harald Fairhair, the first Norwegian monarch. Alternatively, a helicopter flight over the Lysefjord* will offer unique views of the famous Preikestolen – or Pulpit Rock.

    Tuesday, 17.05.2022

    Bergen/Norway, from 9.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Where Hanseatic ships once exchanged stockfish for flour and textiles, old merchant houses now recall the historical significance of the port city of Bergen. Follow in the footsteps of the merchants and visit the popular fish market on a bicycle tour of Bergen*. Or enjoy “pure nature” in the Hardangerfjord* with fascinating insights into fruit-growing in Norway.

    Wednesday, 18.05.2022 to
    Friday, 20.05.2022

    Shetland Islands/Scotland (Isle of Noss , Lerwick, Isle of Mousa , Fair Isle )

    The Isle of Noss holds some completely undiscovered island treasures. An independent shore visit will give you the opportunity for birdwatching. Lerwick’s typical architecture is rich in granite. Visit the archaeological site of Jarlshof*, which bears witness to the everyday lives of the Stone Age people and Vikings, or join a local photographer to focus on natural photography on Shetland*. When you land in the Zodiacs for hikes, the uninhabited Isle of Mousa will offer snapshots of the lives of seals and grey seals. Fair Isle is Great Britain’s most remote inhabited island. The spectacular narrow cliffs are a Garden of Eden for countless birds such as northern gannets and puffins.

    Saturday, 21.05.2022 to
    Sunday, 22.05.2022

    Orkney Islands/Scotland (Westray, Kirkwall )

    The legendary Scottish Orkney Islands await you with rugged cliffs and mystical light. Explore the early history of the islands, starting in Kirkwall with the historical treasures of Orkney*. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the sensational Skara Brae is the best-preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe. The Ring of Brodgar, which dates back to around 2700 BC, is another stone reminder of times gone by. A hike along the coastal cliffs* takes you past Iron Age towers and offers breathtaking views. Explore nature with your experts on the small, untouched island of Westray and look out for puffins, common murres and northern gannets.

    Monday, 23.05.2022

    Leith (Edinburgh)/Scotland, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On Scotland’s east coast, be surprised as you explore Edinburgh from its port at Leith. The capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an open book of cultural and architectural history. Winding streets, ancient and neoclassical architecture, society and monarchy: a walking tour with a castle visit* reveals many facets, Edinburgh Castle being the crowning glory. You would hardly believe it: in the middle of the city, you can really walk up- and downhill through the lively streets. Enjoy the atmosphere and visit a pub or stop for some typical British afternoon tea. A hike up Arthur's Seat*, the city’s very own mountain at around 250 m (820 ft), is like a fascinating excursion into volcanology. A splendid culmination to your rediscovery of a seemingly familiar Europe.

    Tuesday, 24.05.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 25.05.2022

    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. You will receive details prior to departure. All shore activities (organised and individual) may be cancelled by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises at short notice, depending on the given developments at the time of the cruise.

    Cruise
    INS2242
    Cruise dates
    14.05.2022 - 25.05.2022

    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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