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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland - Arctic island trilogy

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise INS2246
04.07.2022 - 21.07.2022 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2246
    Cruise dates
    04.07.2022 - 21.07.2022

    • Three treasures of the far north: Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland combined on one expedition
    • Pure pioneering spirit: experience great natural spectacles from a unique perspective in the Zodiacs
    • Follow the call of the wild: wildlife watching in the kingdom of polar bears and whales
    • Polar discoveries of the past and present: the courage and actions of former explorers and modern scientists
    • Active experiences with hikes through the vast Arctic tundra
    • 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
    INS2246
    Cruise dates
    04.07.2022 - 21.07.2022

    At anchor

    Monday, 04.07.2022

    Charter flight from Hanover** to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 05.07.2022 to
    Friday, 08.07.2022

    Spitsbergen (Liefdefjord, Magdalenefjord, 14th July Glacier, Ny-Alesund, Alkhornet, Prins Karls Forland)

    With the highest ice class for passenger ships and a crew with polar experience, the HANSEATIC inspiration sets a flexible course for unique terrain for explorers: Spitsbergen. Exhilarating expedition moments await you in the home of Arctic foxes and whales. The polar bear reigns here as the king of the Arctic and, with a little luck, you’ll be able to spot these creatures from the deck at a respectful distance. Watch sparkling ice formations as they drift past the ship, and not only on the mighty Liefdefjord. They are evidence of the active Monacobreen, which calves into the inlet. A reverent silence will accompany your visit to the Magdalenefjord with its historic whalers’ graves framed by an awesome backdrop. Marvel at the tongue of ice against dark mountains as you reach the 14th July Glacier – another of the destinations on this explorer route determined by the ice conditions. In the small town of Ny-Alesund, you can feel the history of past adventures in the air – and questions of what the future will bring, as scientists are researching the consequences of climate change here. The Alkhornet rises 617 m (2,024 ft) above the entrance to the Isfjord on its northern side and marks the entrance to the bay of Trygghamna. High up on the steep cliffs, kittiwakes and thick-billed murres breed in their thousands. Overwhelming wildlife encounters might also await you on the small island of Prins Karls Forland, where imposing walruses often gather in herds.

    Saturday, 09.07.2022 to
    Monday, 11.07.2022

    Relaxation at sea
    Passing Jan Mayen/Norway

    Tuesday, 12.07.2022

    Reykjavik/Iceland, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Leaving Reykjavik, experience the power of nature with some active exploration. The adventure on the Langjokull* is a fascinating insight into Iceland’s second-largest ice cap and the hot springs of Deildartunguhver. Take a flight over the island of fire and ice* with glaciers and volcanoes at your feet or explore the surreal lava fields and hilly green landscape while riding Icelandic horses*.

    Wednesday, 13.07.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 14.07.2022

    Eastern coast of Greenland (Skjoldungen Sound)

    You have never seen the world like this: it’s as if the small, manoeuvrable HANSEATIC inspiration were made especially for the breathtaking natural backdrops of Greenland. As you follow the call of the Arctic, you’ll start by heading to the remote east. Endemic vegetation and magnificent panoramic scenery welcome you to the shores of Skjoldungen Sound as you gaze out from the Zodiac. The experts will draw your attention away from the scenery of impressive mountain ranges to point out special features in the blossoming tundra.

    Friday, 15.07.2022

    Cruising through Prince Christian Sound (depending on ice)

    As you cruise through the ice-covered Prince Christian Sound, colourful fishing huts will be reflected in the waters fed by the glaciers – signs of the Inuit people’s life of simplicity. It’s a good idea to keep your eyes and ears open during the expedition. A cry of “whale up ahead!” could sound from the bridge at any time and the many open deck areas provide the best opportunities for sightings.

    Saturday, 16.07.2022 to
    Wednesday, 20.07.2022

    Western coast of Greenland (including Paamiut, Maniitsoq, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    With its colourful buildings from Danish colonial times and its characteristic red-and-green church, the settlement of Paamiut is also famous among zoologists: the waters remain free of ice even in the winter, and with a little luck you will see one of the largest local populations of humpback and fin whales. In the 18th century, Dutch whalers were surprised to discover the alpine mountain peaks of Maniitsoq, which is why they named it “Sukkertoppen”, or “Sugarloaf”. The town’s 193 m (633 ft) high mountain offers expansive views of the fjords and the breathtaking landscape. Back in the polar expanse, one of your Zodiac rides will present what is perhaps Greenland’s greatest natural spectacle in icy Disko Bay. The remarkable old town of Sisimiut provides a variety of insights. A “museum village” with Inuit culture and whaling history from the 17th century, which a hike on Tele Island also traces. Your Arctic adventure on the HANSEATIC inspiration will leave you with unforgettable memories.

    Thursday, 21.07.2022

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Hanover**

    * 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.
    ** Depending on the flight time, an extra night (at extra cost) in an airport hotel may be required for your arrival and/or departure.

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    Cruise
    INS2246
    Cruise dates
    04.07.2022 - 21.07.2022

    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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