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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition northern Canadian Arctic and Greenland - where wonders of the wilderness await

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise INS2317
22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2317
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023

    The HANSEATIC inspiration sails high into Canada’s north. This challenging premiere route is filled with bizarre ice, dark rock, enthralling stories of exploration and nautical challenges.


    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

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    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
    INS2317
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023

    At anchor

    Tuesday, 22.08.2023

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

    Wednesday, 23.08.2023

    Relaxation at sea
    Cruising through Baffin Bay

    Thursday, 24.08.2023 to
    Monday, 28.08.2023

    Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island)

    Immerse yourself in the mythical vastness, ice and adventure on an expedition that is a first for the HANSEATIC inspiration. On the route north, entirely new experiences will fill the once blank pages of your personal logbook of discovery. Your first destination is Baffin Island, where the scene is set by deep fjords, high cliffs, lakes and glaciers. Get up close to the wilderness in a Zodiac and when hiking to glacial moraines. Experience the drama of nature, for instance in the fjord landscapes of Icy Arm and Walker Arm. A small ship such as the HANSEATIC inspiration and its Zodiacs are the only way to explore these regions and the largest uninhabited island on earth, Devon Island. This Mars-like landscape is used by NASA as a research area for space missions. In Dundas Harbor (Nunavut), an abandoned station of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bears silent witness to the isolation. Adventure and history await you on Beechey lsland too, as you investigate the risks once taken in the Northwest Passage with your experts. Three members of the 1845 Franklin expedition found their final resting place here. Pay homage to them and rekindle their courage and fate as you go ashore.

    Tuesday, 29.08.2023

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Lancaster Sound and Lady Ann Strait

    Your manoeuvrable expedition ship continually follows in the wake of famous pioneers who gave their names to many places – such as Lancaster Sound. Its namesake Sir James Lancaster hoped to find a Northwest Passage here. In Lady Ann Strait, towering cliffs line the shores. These regions once took explorers to their limits – today, the HANSEATIC inspiration sails them with comfort and safety.

    Wednesday, 30.08.2023 to
    Monday, 04.09.2023

    Northern Canadian Arctic  (Jones Sound, cruising through the Cardigan Strait or Hell Gate, western coast of Ellesmere Island with Norwegian Bay, Eureka, Axel Heiberg Island)

    What route will the ice open up through the northern Canadian Arctic? The captain and crew will respond flexibly to the local conditions. The highest ice class for passenger ships means that the HANSEATIC inspiration can make its way north. Exactly how far remains to be seen. Only nature knows the answer. When your ship visits Jones Sound, the clear polar air is filled with the cries of thick-billed murres and kittiwakes. Musk oxen often spend time on the coasts – if you’re lucky you might spot them during a shore excursion or from the many open deck spaces. What route will your expedition ship take? Through Cardigan Strait or Hell Gate? More fascinating experiences are promised by the rarely visited western coast of Ellesmere Island. The world’s tenth-largest island has been a national park since 1985 and will take your breath away with views of spectacular mountain peaks and glacier formations. Nature and experiences abound as you cruise in Norwegian Bay – keep a lookout for mighty bearded seals, which can weigh up to 300 kg (47 st). Around 1,000 km (621 mi.) from the North Pole, Eureka is the most northerly weather station in the world. Perhaps the station manager will grant you an exclusive visit. Axel Heiberg Island provides a base for Arctic animals and a perfect place for our Zodiacs to explore. Arctic hares, musk oxen, Arctic foxes and polar bears live here. You’ll write the last entries in your explorer’s logbook on Greenland’s western coast.

    Tuesday, 05.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 06.09.2023 to
    Friday, 08.09.2023

    Western coast of Greenland (Uummannaq, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    You could fill whole pages with the fascinating details of the Inuit culture that your experts will share – for instance in Uummannaq. Colourful wooden houses lie scenically at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain. A hike to the ice fjord will demonstrate just how active the glacier near Ilulissat is, with its countless towering icebergs. The famous Disko Bay rounds off the mesmerising experience, where mighty masses of ice drift slowly through the water. Marvel at the sparkling scenery from the ship or from a Zodiac. Man-made artworks will delight you in the centre of Sisimiut. As you explore the museum village or embark on another hike with your experts on the trail of millennia-old Inuit culture, there will be one word to sum up this premiere route: unforgettable.

    Saturday, 09.09.2023

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

     * Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land.

    The itinerary depends on weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on the expeditions and are not guaranteed.

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map).

    Cruise
    INS2317
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023

    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
    INS2317
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023
    Cruise
    INS2317
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2023 - 09.09.2023
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