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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition north-west Greenland - thrilling polar adventures ahead!

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise INS2247
21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022 (12 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2247
    Cruise dates
    21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022

    • An intensive experience in Northwest Greenland: mighty glaciers, vast tundra and glittering ice sculptures
    • The Arctic is alive: with a little luck, observe whales, seals, musk oxen and reindeer
    • The natural wonder of Disko Bay: admire mighty icebergs from the deck and the Zodiacs
    • On the trail of legendary explorers: Zodiac landings and hikes
    • An insight into the millennia-old traditions and modern culture of the Inuit
    • Experts share background information and provide knowledgeable commentary on fascinating passages


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    International cruise
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]

    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
    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
    INS2247
    Cruise dates
    21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022

    At anchor

    Thursday, 21.07.2022

    Charter flight from Hanover** to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Friday, 22.07.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 23.07.2022 to
    Monday, 25.07.2022

    Western coast of Greenland (Eqip Sermia Glacier, Uummannaq, Storoen, Kangersuatsiaq)

    Welcome to the world’s largest island. Look forward to intensive expedition days that will bring you closer to Greenland’s spectacular contrasts between the ice-covered Disko Bay and the few settlements beyond Old Thule. In the summer, the island paints a colourful picture: icy white, lush green, deep brown and dazzling yellow. A vast and silent landscape home to relics of a 4,500-year-old culture – seemingly almost forgotten by the world. Your personal Arctic adventure gets off to an impressive start with the Eqip Sermia Glacier and its white wall of ice. In the small town of Uummannaq, a museum recalls the expeditions of Alfred Wegener, a German who conducted research in Greenland. A hike with your experts will take you to “Santa’s summer house”, the setting of a Danish TV series. Storoen seems almost like a Martian landscape. The desert isle displays many different shades from ochre to red. It’s the ideal terrain for a hike and an excursion with your experts to explore the geology. Life in Greenland is shaped by fishing and hunting – and the same goes for Kangersuatsiaq, situated on a small island in the Upernavik archipelago. Its colourful houses and natural harbour reflect the enchanting untouched north.

    Tuesday, 26.07.2022 to
    Thursday, 28.07.2022

    North-west coast of Greenland (Qaanaaq, Siorapaluk, Old Thule/North Star Bay, Cape York)

    The further north the HANSEATIC inspiration goes, the greater the excitement on board. Will the ice conditions allow you to reach remote coasts with their moving history of settlements and exploration? Time and again, Zodiac landings offer the opportunity for hikes through fascinating landscapes. Early Inuit groups settled in the Qaanaaq region over 4,000 years ago. The town itself was built in 1953 for the people that were moved to make way for a US airbase. Life in the village of Siorapaluk is almost unbelievably isolated. The country’s most northerly settlement lies on a narrow beach at the foot of some gently rolling mountains. With luck, your travel diary will include encounters with seals, musk oxen and reindeer. Your team of experts will provide fascinating information about various chapters in history: for example Knud Rasmussen, who founded a missionary station in North Star Bay in 1909 and later Old Thule, the world’s most northerly trading post. He used the profits to finance his Thule expeditions to research the Inuit culture. Walk in his footsteps as you visit old turf houses. Cruising off Cape York brings breathtaking views of bizarre ice formations. A rocky crest bears a memorial to the American explorer Robert Edwin Peary, who set out from here on his North Pole expeditions at the end of the 19th century.

    Friday, 29.07.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 30.07.2022 to
    Monday, 01.08.2022

    Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Disko Bay)

    Qeqertarsuaq, founded on Disko Island in 1773, is particularly full of character – enter the small town through the whalebone gateway. The chances of seeing whales are very good in these waters. Explore the backdrop of a fascinating basalt mountain with your experts or hike through the Arctic tundra to the Windy Valley. Be amazed by Ilulissat in the company of your experienced experts. Hike to the ice fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest concentration of icebergs in the whole country. The end of the cruise brings a very special highlight: Disko Bay. Cruising and Zodiac rides will place you right at the centre of this spectacle with drifting ice sculptures that originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier. The world’s fastest glacier, it produces more than 40 km³ (9.6 mi.³) of ice each year. Your summer polar adventure on the HANSEATIC inspiration will leave you with unforgettable memories of Greenland.

    Tuesday, 02.08.2022

    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
    INS2247
    Cruise dates
    21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022

    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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    INS2247
    Cruise dates
    21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022
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    INS2247
    Cruise dates
    21.07.2022 - 02.08.2022
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