Your cruise INS2243 is being loaded, one moment, please.

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Reykjavik

Expedition wild Scotland and Iceland - from a kingdom to the land of the elves

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Reykjavik
Cruise INS2243
25.05.2022 - 06.06.2022 (12 days)
Favourites
    Cruise
    INS2243
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2022 - 06.06.2022

    • Natural contrasts in the north of Europe: from bleak and secluded to charming and lively 
    • Only possible with a small expedition ship: a route through the rugged coastal landscape of the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and Hebrides
    • The magic of Iceland with volcanoes, waterfalls and elfin legends
    • Active experiences in nature with Zodiac rides and hikes surrounded by picturesque scenery
    • Paradise for ornithologists: natural spectacles on the cliffs, which are home to thousands of seabirds 
    • 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.

    More about HANSEATIC inspiration

    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
    INS2243
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2022 - 06.06.2022

    At anchor

    Wednesday, 25.05.2022

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 26.05.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 27.05.2022

    Aberdeen/Scotland, from 11.30 to 23.30 hrs
    (lay time subject to the tides)

    The HANSEATIC inspiration combines diverse island worlds between the North Sea and Arctic Ocean for a new perspective on Europe. Start your cruise in Aberdeen, the city of flowers and granite*, with a wealth of contrasts from the tropical winter garden in Duthie Park to the medieval old town. Your excursion to Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle* will show you the Queen’s summer residence.

    Saturday, 28.05.2022

    Orkney Islands/Scotland (cruising off the Old Man of Hoy, Stromness)

    The raw charm of nature envelops the around 70 Orkney Islands. Cruising off the Old Man of Hoy, a sandstone monument almost 140 m (459 ft) high, demonstrates the primeval force of the Atlantic. Ashore, the former Viking settlement of Stromness is particularly worth a visit. The excursion to the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skaill House* takes you in search of great civilisations – from the Neolithic stone circle to the Stone Age village and a 17th-century manor house. Along the rocky coast, hundreds of breeding puffins, kittiwakes and guillemots confirm that this is the best time for birdwatching on Orkney*.

    Sunday, 29.05.2022 to
    Monday, 30.05.2022

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

    The Shetland Islands are further proof that (re)discovering Europe can be truly exciting. The HANSEATIC inspiration will visit the small Isle of Noss – a paradise for ornithologists. Lerwick is rich in architecture with a Scandinavian feel. Take a relaxing stroll through the historic streets of Great Britain’s most northerly town. The archaeological site of Jarlshof*, which bears witness to the lives of the Stone Age people and Vikings, is one of Europe’s outstanding features. Alternatively, join a local photographer to visit the best spots for natural photography on Shetland*. The Zodiacs will then take you to the uninhabited Isle of Mousa, usually visited only by seals. Hikes on Fair Isle with our experts will allow you to explore the remote home of northern fulmars and northern gannets.

    Tuesday, 31.05.2022

    Isle of Lewis/Outer Hebrides/Scotland 

    The Isle of Lewis emphasises Scotland’s diversity with jagged mountains, calm lakes and idyllic beaches. Whale and dolphin watching in the North Minch*, the strait between the Inner and Outer Hebrides, brings you closer to the biodiversity of the Atlantic. Alternatively, the home of tweed: the Hebridean island of Harris* is truly appealing. The island’s own pure new wool is the secret to the quality of the wool cloth produced here. Less obvious, but all the more mystical, are the origins of the stone circles of Callanish*, which go back around 4,000 years.

    Wednesday, 01.06.2022

    Inverewe Garden/Scotland

    Back on the Scottish mainland, nature is full of surprises: thanks to the Gulf Stream, a range of exotic plants bloom in Inverewe Garden. Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle* tell of the heyday of the clans and a mythical sea creature. Breathe deeply and enjoy nature: alternatively, allow a hike to Loch Maree* through oak and pine forests to help you forget all about the urban world. Or go fishing for lobster in the foothills of the Highlands*.

    Thursday, 02.06.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 03.06.2022 to
    Saturday, 04.06.2022

    Iceland (Seydisfjordur, Bakkagerdi, Djupivogur)

    Iceland adds to your discoveries with Nordic might. At the end of a deep fjord, the fishing village of Seydisfjordur and its historic wooden buildings invite you to go for a walk. The region’s magical side is revealed in Bakkagerdi. Legend has it that the queen of the elves reigns over the bird-inhabited cliffs where countless puffins learn to fly. Thanks to its long fishing tradition, Djupivogur in the eastern fjords still has a close connection to the sea and is the starting point for a glacier adventure to Vatnajokull*, Iceland’s largest and most famous ice field.

    Sunday, 05.06.2022

    Westman Islands/Iceland (Heimaey, cruising off Surtsey)

    Bizarre lava formations, grassy hills and steep cliffs: the Westman Islands are an explorer’s paradise. In 1973, the Eldfell volcano erupted on Heimaey, the largest island, covering it in lava streams. Cruising off Surtsey is also shaped by volcanic activity – first formed in the 1960s, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site only accessible to scientists. The view of the island will become the symbol of your expedition: fascinating new terrain practically on your doorstep.

    Monday, 06.06.2022

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 06.06.2022

    Full-day island tour
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 07.06.2022

    Journey to Keflavik
    Scheduled flight from Keflavik to Germany

    * 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
    INS2243
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2022 - 06.06.2022

    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).

    Show HANSEATIC inspiration

    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.

    Show Cabins & Suites

    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.

    Show Restaurants & Bars

    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.

    Show Fitness & Wellness

    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.

    Show Knowledge on board
    previous cruise
    HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Reykjavik HANSEATIC inspiration
    »