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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Puntarenas to Colon

Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal - nature's treasure troves

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Puntarenas to Colon
Cruise INS2307
14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2307
    Cruise dates
    14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023

    Paradise islands, colonial cities and an abundance of exotic flora and fauna provide a rich array of treasures on this expedition, with the Panama Canal as a glittering highlight.


    Expedition
    International cruise
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    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Combine cruises and save 35%

    Extend your stay with the cruise INS2306 or the cruises INS2305 and INS2306 and save thanks to attractive guaranteed prices. For further information click here.


    Special offer for single travellers

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (categories 1 – 8).

    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
    INS2307
    Cruise dates
    14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 13.04.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to San Jose
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Friday, 14.04.2023

    Journey to Puntarenas/Costa Rica

    Friday, 14.04.2023

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica, departure 18.00 hrs

    Saturday, 15.04.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 16.04.2023

    Bahia Solano/Colombia

    However you picture South and Central America, you can look forward to unimaginable sights and experiences that remain out of the question for most other travellers. As it makes its way along the varied Pacific coast, the HANSEATIC inspiration charts a course for unfamiliar and authentic experiences. The modern ship benefits from being small and manoeuvrable, which means that it can take you to hidden destinations that are often practically inaccessible to others. Bahia Solano welcomes you to Colombia. The local guides will introduce you to life in the small town surrounded by unspoilt nature.

    Monday, 17.04.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 18.04.2023 to
    Wednesday, 19.04.2023

    Ecuador (Isla de la Plata , Puerto Bolivar)

    One infamous visitor has left a legacy in Ecuador on Isla de la Plata: Sir Francis Drake is said to have hidden treasure on the “silver island”. However, the real riches are to be found in the animal world. An experienced ranger will guide you through the home of blue-footed and Nazca boobies, frigate birds, turkey vultures and lava lizards. Most of the country’s bananas are exported to Europe from Puerto Bolivar. For you, the port is your gateway to one of Ecuador’s architectural beauties. Experience the harmonious blend of old indigenous culture and the Spanish colonial period with the flight excursion to Quito, the world’s highest capital city*. The historic old town with its colonial baroque style is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your experts will offer fascinating insights into the cultural influence of the conquistadors and how much they shaped South America. Alternatively, a boat trip to the Jambeli Archipelago* will take you to a paradise for birds, where they breed on the sandy beaches and cliffs. The diversity of life on land continues in the sea too, where sea lions and dolphins can often be seen.

    Thursday, 20.04.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 21.04.2023 to
    Saturday, 22.04.2023

    Colombia (Isla Gorgona, Utria National Park)

    Isla Gorgona demonstrates how nature slowly erases the traces of civilisation: having been a base for pirates and then the “Alcatraz of Colombia”, it is now a nature reserve. Utria National Park, known for possibly having the world’s greatest biodiversity, has even more of an abundance of flora and fauna to offer. The bay of Ensenada de Utria runs like a fjord for around 5 km (3.1 mi.) and provides a protected haven for a wide variety of marine animals. Approximately 800 m (875 yards) of boardwalks lead through the mangrove swamps, providing insights that change with the tides. Anteaters, black howler monkeys, sloths and hummingbirds are just some of the species that might make an appearance on your jungle hike with the rangers.

    Sunday, 23.04.2023 to
    Tuesday, 25.04.2023

    Panama (Puerto Pina, Gulf of San Miguel, Pearl Islands)

    Panama is synonymous with never-ending adventures in nature, which are particularly abundant in the east of the country. A visit to Puerto Pina will illustrate how time seems to move at a slower pace here. The local residents will welcome you to the small town on the Pacific coast. This is your starting point for discovering the green heart of Panama in the Gulf of San Miguel. Traditional boats will take you into the Darien jungle, Central America’s largest continuous rainforest. In this species-rich habitat, you’ll meet the Embera people, who live in villages scattered in the jungle, and find out more about their traditional way of life. And as if this world of green weren’t magnificent enough, the Pearl Islands are waiting to dazzle you with yet more spectacular sights. You could be fooled into thinking you have reached the Caribbean here. The archipelago is an insider’s tip on the Pacific coast and will surprise you with idyllic beaches, tropical forests and colourful underwater worlds. Relaxed enjoyment will soon make way for excitement as you near the absolute highlight of this expedition.

    Wednesday, 26.04.2023

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

    The most amazing waterway ever to have been built is both a masterpiece and a lifeline. Your daytime passage through the Panama Canal will treat you to over 80 km (50 mi.) of the best views from the deck. Even the gigantic locks, which are some of the largest concrete structures in the world, provide phenomenal impressions. Your varied passage, which is an experience open to few travellers, will reveal how closely nature has become entwined with the canal since its opening in 1914. Watch in awe as you glide past savannahs, rainforest and mangroves. The experts on board will enhance this unforgettable experience with fascinating background information. One thing is certain: you’ll wish it took longer to reach the Atlantic side of the canal. As hard as it might be to say farewell, this cruise will leave you with totally new impressions of South and Central America.

    Thursday, 27.04.2023

    Colon/Panama

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 27.04.2023

    Journey to Panama City
    Scheduled flight from Panama City to Germany

    Friday, 28.04.2023

    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: COSTA RICA’S RAINFOREST AROUND THE ARENAL VOLCANO
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: UNSPOILT NATURE AND RELAXATION IN COSTA RICA’S MOUNTAINS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CONTRASTS OF PANAMA – RAINFOREST AND SKYSCRAPERS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BEAUTIFUL PANAMA
    Cruise
    INS2307
    Cruise dates
    14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023

    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
    INS2307
    Cruise dates
    14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023
    Cruise
    INS2307
    Cruise dates
    14.04.2023 - 27.04.2023
    Price specials - Combine cruises and save 35%

    Extend your stay with the cruise INS2306 or the cruises INS2305 and INS2306 and save thanks to attractive guaranteed prices. For further information click here.


    Special offer for single travellers

    There is no surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (categories 1 – 8).

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