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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition Canadian Arctic and north-west Greenland - between ice and awe

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise INS2249
21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022 (19 days)
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    INS2249
    Cruise dates
    21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022

    • In search of the legendary Northwest Passage: head west in the Canadian Arctic through Peel Sound and the Bellot Strait
    • Travel north between Canada and Greenland: a flexible route of amazing experiences only possible on a ship with the highest ice class
    • Actively explore the vast, unspoilt landscape – on hikes and with the Zodiacs
    • Natural experiences in the realm of whales, musk oxen and polar bears
    • Away from civilisation: a new feeling of vastness, silence and awe for the wonders of creation
    • 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
    INS2249
    Cruise dates
    21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022

    At anchor

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    Sunday, 21.08.2022

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Keflavik – journey to Reykjavik/Iceland

    Sunday, 21.08.2022

    Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 19.00 hrs

    Monday, 22.08.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 23.08.2022

    South-east coast of Greenland (Skjoldungen Sound)

    Your very personal Arctic adventure gets off to an impressive start with Skjoldungen Sound. Greenland’s rarely visited south-east coast will captivate you with its remoteness, enormous mountains and an almost endless fjord world.

    Wednesday, 24.08.2022

    Cruising through Prince Christian Sound (depending on ice)

    Prince Christian Sound glistens in beautiful turquoise: the many open deck areas, the deck tour at the bow and the glass balconies provide front-row seats to this backdrop of waterfalls and glaciers.

    Thursday, 25.08.2022

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 26.08.2022 to
    Saturday, 27.08.2022

    West coast of Greenland (Evigedsfjord, Aasiaat)

    On a Zodiac ride with a hike to the mighty Evigedsfjord, your gaze will be drawn above you: between imposing, towering cliffs, the expanse, silence and extraordinarily clear air come together to create intensive experiences. As a guest in the Greenlandic village of Aasiaat, you will gain initial impressions of how past generations settled in this remote corner of the world and what life is like here today. With a little luck, you might then see whales in the surrounding waters.

    Sunday, 28.08.2022

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Baffin Bay

    The fascination of the Arctic is almost impossible to convey through travel reports or films. It needs to be experienced first-hand – and the HANSEATIC inspiration makes this possible. Cruising through Baffin Bay will evoke the memory of its namesake William Baffin, who searched in vain for the legendary Northwest Passage.

    Monday, 29.08.2022 to
    Friday, 02.09.2022

    Northern and western Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Beechey Island, cruising in Peel Sound and cruising through the Bellot Strait, Somerset Island, Devon Island)

    William Baffin is also immortalised by Baffin Island, where typical rituals provide insights into Inuit traditions. In the coming days, you will continue to get up close to the unspoilt Arctic wilderness: in the Zodiacs, on deck and on hikes with our experts. Follow in the footsteps of past explorers on Beechey Island. A walk to the graves of members of the Franklin expedition will bring its historic significance to the fore. The conditions will decide whether your adventure continues with a cruise in Peel Sound – the ice sets the pace as the HANSEATIC inspiration charts a course to the Bellot Strait and manoeuvres around Somerset Island. Very few ships are capable of navigating this part of the legendary Northwest Passage, which requires first-class equipment and an experienced crew. Unforgettable natural experiences are possible throughout the habitat of whales, seals and polar bears. The world’s largest uninhabited island, Devon Island, welcomes you with its vast wilderness. An abandoned station of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reinforces the impression of silent remoteness. Keep watch again for musk oxen and Arctic hares.

    Saturday, 03.09.2022 to
    Monday, 05.09.2022

    North-west coast of Greenland (Qaanaaq, cruising in Smith Sound, Etah, Siorapaluk)

    It is a privilege to explore places that are beyond the reach of most people. In Qaanaaq, pick up the trail of the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, who started numerous expeditions in the region. Ice permitting, your route will continue into Smith Sound between Greenland and Canada. How far can the ship go here? Barely any other ships sail the waters of north-west Greenland. Are you excited by the idea of going to the North Pole? In the 20th century, you would have reached the geomagnetic pole in Etah. Today, it lies further west. However, this deserted place in the vast landscape will still draw your pioneering spirit like a magnet. Knud Rasmussen and Robert Edwin Peary had base camps here. Perhaps you might spot whales and seals as your route continues to Siorapaluk. Greenland’s most northerly settlement lies directly on the fjord, surrounded by mighty sandstone mountains in shades of light red and purple.

    Tuesday, 06.09.2022

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Baffin Bay

    Wednesday, 07.09.2022 to
    Thursday, 08.09.2022

    West coast of Greenland (Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    A breathtaking natural spectacle will draw everyone’s attention in Disko Bay: while cruising and riding in the Zodiacs, watch the mighty ice formations that drift through the bay. To conclude your cruise, Sisimiut presents the history of polar settlements in its picturesque old town, which resembles a museum village. Your experts will provide fascinating historical details on a hike before you board the ship again with lots of new discoveries.

    Friday, 09.09.2022

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

    * Depending on the flight time, an extra night (at extra cost) in an airport hotel may be required for your 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
    INS2249
    Cruise dates
    21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022

    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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    INS2249
    Cruise dates
    21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022
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    INS2249
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    21.08.2022 - 09.09.2022
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