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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Valparaiso to Colon

Expedition South America with Panama Canal - monumental heritage of a continent

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Valparaiso to Colon
Cruise INS2305
14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2305
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023

    Small islands scattered picturesquely in the ocean, unfamiliar cultures and exotic flora and fauna: delve into South America’s treasure troves with the daytime passage of the Panama Canal as a grand finale.


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    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
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    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
    INS2305
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023

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    Monday, 13.03.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Santiago de Chile

    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Journey to Valparaiso/Chile

    Tuesday, 14.03.2023

    Valparaiso/Chile, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 16.03.2023

    Isla Pan de Azucar/Chile

    Welcome to a realm of diversity and beauty that spans countries on South America’s Pacific coast. This route takes you to an array of hidden gems that can only be reached with a small expedition ship such as the HANSEATIC inspiration, including Isla Pan de Azucar for example. Around the large sandy mountain of the “sugarloaf island”, your first Zodiac ride on this expedition will treat your eyes to the sight of guanay cormorants and Peruvian pelicans.

    Friday, 17.03.2023 to
    Saturday, 18.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.03.2023 to
    Thursday, 23.03.2023

    Peru (Paracas (Pisco) , Callao (Lima), Islas Grupo de Huaura , Islas Guanape , Isla Lobos de Tierra )

    The Paracas Peninsula in South America’s largest marine reserve may look like a desert but it is in fact full of life. Chilean flamingos and Peruvian boobies nest on the steep cliffs and seals and penguins hunt in the waters. A flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines* reveals an enigma that is over 2,000 years old at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many theories about the origins of the geometric figures and monumental animal images in the desert landscape. A boat trip to the Islas Ballestas* brings lively sightings of sea lions, gannets and pelicans. A different vibrancy awaits in South America’s most important trading port, Callao (Lima). Peru’s fascinating history is waiting to be revealed here. Explore Lima, the capital of Peru*, which was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. The fascinating “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic buildings and monasteries from colonial times. As you visit the temple ruins*, modern urban architecture contrasts with remnants of Peru’s oldest cultures, such as the sacred burial temple of Huaca Huallamarca from the sixth century. The explorer in you will be awed by fascinating natural history as you reach the Islas Grupo de Huaura and Islas Guanape. Your Zodiac rides here will be guided by respect for the sensitive nature – in keeping with the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises environmental philosophy. The Humboldt penguins on the rocky islands are joined by seabirds such as guanay cormorants and Peruvian boobies. Perhaps some time on the many open deck spaces or glass balconies will reward you with glimpses of whales surfacing. Isla Lobos de Tierra is not just a paradise for ornithologists: in addition to pelicans and blue-footed boobies, its rocky coastline is populated by sea lions which, with a little luck, you will see from the Zodiacs and – if the authorities permit – on a shore visit.

    Friday, 24.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 25.03.2023 to
    Sunday, 26.03.2023

    Ecuador (Puerto Bolivar, Isla de la Plata )

    What influence did the conquistadors have and how much did they shape South America? From Ecuador’s banana capital Puerto Bolivar, embark on a journey through time with a flight excursion to Quito*, the highest capital city in the world. Walk through the old town at almost 3,000 m (9,843 ft) above sea level. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a harmonious blend of old indigenous culture and colonial baroque. Puyango Petrified Forest* will take you even further back in the history of the planet, with fossils dating back up to 100 million years. Learn about the adventures of the 16th-century privateers on Isla de la Plata. It is said that Sir Francis Drake hid treasure on the “silver island”. Today, the true riches are to be found in the animal kingdom, with Nazca boobies, turkey vultures and lava lizards.

    Monday, 27.03.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 28.03.2023 to
    Wednesday, 29.03.2023

    Colombia (Isla Gorgona, Utria National Park)

    Follow a trail rather than leave one behind: Colombia’s eco-tourism objectives are in line with our standards on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. Isla Gorgona shows how nature is reclaiming a former pirate base and the “Alcatraz of Colombia”. The paradise surrounded by coral reefs and secluded beaches is a place for dreaming and discovery. The diversity of the rainforest island is surpassed by Utria National Park with a biodiversity that is possibly the world’s greatest. The approximately 5 km (3.1 mi.) long bay of Ensenada de Utria is a haven for marine animals. A wooden walkway leads around 800 m (875 yards) through the mangrove swamp, providing insights that change with the tides. The highlights of a challenging jungle hike with rangers include anteaters, howler monkeys, sloths and hummingbirds – just some of the species that live here.

    Thursday, 30.03.2023

    Gulf of San Miguel/Panama

    Enter the green heart of Panama like the locals in the Gulf of San Miguel: typical boats will take you into the Darien jungle, Central America’s largest continuous rainforest. Find out about the life of the Embera people as you meet them in their traditional villages surrounded by the lush vegetation.

    Friday, 31.03.2023

    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal
    Colon/Panama, arrival 22.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Back on board, the excitement will build as the absolute highlight of your route draws near: a daytime passage through the Panama Canal. Gigantic locks, which are some of the world’s largest concrete structures, will reveal the past and present of one of the most important waterways on the planet. Covering around 80 km (50 mi.), your diverse route will take you past savannahs and jungle, with fascinating background information from your team of experts. And as if this technical marvel weren’t amazing enough alone, the many South American experiences on this expedition will help you to see this continent with new eyes.

    Saturday, 01.04.2023

    Colon/Panama

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    Saturday, 01.04.2023

    Journey to Panama City
    Scheduled flight from Panama City to Germany

    Sunday, 02.04.2023

    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: SANTIAGO DE CHILE AND CHILEAN WINE
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: ATACAMA DESERT
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CONTRASTS OF PANAMA – RAINFOREST AND SKYSCRAPERS
    Cruise
    INS2305
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023

    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
    INS2305
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023
    Cruise
    INS2305
    Cruise dates
    14.03.2023 - 01.04.2023
    Price specials - Combine cruises and save 35%

    Extend your stay with the cruise INS2306 or the cruises INS2306 and INS2307 and save thanks to attractive guaranteed prices. For further information click here.

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