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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Valparaiso

Expedition Chilean Fjords - Magellan's rocky legacy

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Valparaiso
Cruise INS2304
28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023 (14 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2304
    Cruise dates
    28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023

    A feeling of freedom and pioneering spirit are in the air as the HANSEATIC inspiration sets a course for impressive natural spectacles and delves deep into Chile’s intricate system of fjords.


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise INS2305 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    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
    INS2304
    Cruise dates
    28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 26.02.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

    Monday, 27.02.2023

    City tour
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 28.02.2023

    Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina
    Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 01.03.2023 to
    Tuesday, 07.03.2023

    Chile’s southern fjords (cruising through the Beagle Channel, passing the Garibaldi Glacier, cruising through the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Tucker Islands , intensive cruising in the southern fjords, passage of the Kirke Narrows, Puerto Natales, passing the Calvo Glacier and Amalia Glacier)

    Chile’s southern and northern water systems tell the story of the world’s creation like a gigantic history book. This expedition shows you the most beautiful chapter of this story, with countless passages past amazing sights. The HANSEATIC inspiration is the perfect match for the nautical challenges. Let your yearning for adventure run wild, surrounded by snow- and ice-covered hills in Chile’s southern fjords. The small and manoeuvrable ship allows plenty of time for intensive experiences and observations. The journey becomes the destination, as impressively reiterated by the Beagle Channel with a passage through “Glacier Alley”. As you pass the Garibaldi Glacier, you’ll see just how close you are to the primeval maze from your vantage point on the extensive outside decks, glass balconies and the deck tour at the bow. Enjoy the fantastic views of its shimmering blue tongue of ice. The hands of time seem to turn back as you pass through the famous Strait of Magellan in the wake of the first person to circumnavigate the globe. As you arrive in Punta Arenas, the pioneering spirit of the golden age of seafaring will bowl you over. From there, a hike through Magallanes National Reserve* will take you into a world of diverse flora. The fauna, on the other hand, will be the focus on a trip to see the Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena*. Thousands of the creatures congregate here at this time of year. The rarely visited Tucker Islands are the ideal expedition territory for an exciting Zodiac ride, where you can keep a lookout for Magellanic penguins and cormorants. Isolated, untouched, unspoilt – your cruise through the fjord landscape will give you an intensive experience with more thrilling glacier adventures. The passage of the Kirke Narrows also reveals a wealth of natural beauty with the route to Puerto Natales which is just 100 m (328 ft) wide – an exciting way to reach a port city that is often only accessible by aeroplane. You’ll be surrounded by nature here, and with a little luck you might be able to spot dolphins, whales and seals. One of Chile’s highlights, with mountains reaching 3,000 m (9,843 ft) at their peak is the Torres del Paine National Park*. Over 100 different species, including rheas, flamingos and Andean condors, live between glittering waterfalls, extensive forests and shimmering aquamarine mountain lakes. A trek to the Base Las Torres* offers the opportunity to observe the natural surroundings whilst on the move. Walk to a glacial lake against the backdrop of the three granite needles that tower over the park. The Calvo and Amalia Glaciers rise up at the heart of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. How has this region changed over the centuries? Your experts will reveal the beauty and sensitivity of these icy giants.

    Wednesday, 08.03.2023 to
    Saturday, 11.03.2023

    Chile’s northern fjords (passage of the Pio XI Glacier (Seno Eyre), Puerto Eden, Caleta Tortel, intensive cruising in the northern fjords, Chaiten)

    There is no limit to the awe-inspiring sights on your flexible expedition through Chile’s northern fjords. The excitement on board will rise as you approach South America’s largest ice mass: the majestic Pio XI Glacier (Seno Eyre). With its bizarre craggy surface, it sparkles blue and white. You will glide between icebergs great and small as you take in the impressive views from a Zodiac. An encounter with the residents of Puerto Eden, who number barely more than 90, will show you how leisurely life is in the “middle of nowhere”. Further insights into the remote existence here can be found in Caleta Tortel, the city of bridges – connected by walkways made of cypress wood that are around 7.5 km (4.7 mi.) long. As you then cruise through the fjords, the captain and crew will select the most exciting routes to stunning experiences. Chile’s landscape presents the visual proof of the unbelievable energy in the Earth’s core where several tectonic plates meet. You’ll be fired with enthusiasm by the three volcanoes in Chaiten that exemplify this primeval world.

    Sunday, 12.03.2023

    Niebla (Valdivia)

    Once a 17th-century hotspot for attacks by pirates and privateers, Niebla is now a popular beach town. A city tour of Valdivia* traces historic footprints and takes you into the lively hustle and bustle of the market. A hike in the natural reserve of Oncol Park* will introduce you to the natural treasures of the Valdivian rainforest, such as the radal and meli trees. From the north of Chile, you can reflect on your route along almost the entire coastline of the country and hundreds of nautical miles with a great wealth of wonderful experiences.

    Monday, 13.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Valparaiso/Chile, arrival 6.00 hrs

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Journey to Santiago de Chile
    Scheduled flight from Santiago de Chile to Germany

    Wednesday, 15.03.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: USHUAIA – DISCOVERIES AT THE END OF THE EARTH
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: BUENOS AIRES – TIME FOR EXPLORATION
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SANTIAGO DE CHILE AND CHILEAN WINE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ATACAMA DESERT
    Cruise
    INS2304
    Cruise dates
    28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023

    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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    Cruise
    INS2304
    Cruise dates
    28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023
    Cruise
    INS2304
    Cruise dates
    28.02.2023 - 14.03.2023
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise INS2305 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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