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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto

Expedition Greenland, Newfoundland and St Lawrence River - late summer in the icy blue and lush green

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
Cruise INS2318
09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2318
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023

    What is life like in the Greenland Arctic and along Canada’s most famous river? Encounter the wonders of nature in the vast expanse – topped off with an adventure through the locks.


    Expedition
    International cruise
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    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
    INS2318
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023

    Saturday, 09.09.2023

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

    Sunday, 10.09.2023 to
    Thursday, 14.09.2023

    Western coast of Greenland (Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Qeqertarsuaq, fjords of Greenland)

    The world’s largest island provides the prologue to your expedition. The HANSEATIC inspiration begins its explorer route in Sisimiut on Greenland’s western coast. Follow in the footsteps of the Saqqaq culture and visit the old town, which resembles a museum village. Hike from Ilulissat to the ice fjord, where glistening ice formations gather. This is just a taste of what awaits in Disko Bay, where glittering sculptures drift slowly through the water – with you at the centre as you cruise or take a Zodiac ride. With its octagonal church and the museum, the settlement of Qeqertarsuaq, which was founded in 1773, tells stories of modern life and the former whaling centre on Disko Island. Your ship will chart a flexible course through the fjords of Greenland amid majestic mountain ranges and the deeply carved coastline. The Zodiacs are put to good use here again. With a little luck, you might spot whales, surrounded by the colossal scenery.

    Friday, 15.09.2023 to
    Saturday, 16.09.2023

    Southern coast of Greenland (Qassiarsuk, Unartoq)

    Qassiarsuk has an interesting history – this is where Erik the Red founded Greenland’s first Viking settlement in around 985. In Unartoq, round off your experiences by bathing in the hot springs as you watch the icebergs drift by.

    Sunday, 17.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 18.09.2023 to
    Wednesday, 20.09.2023

    Newfoundland/Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows, Port au Choix, Norris Point)

    Away from the usual routes, Canada’s sparsely populated east coast is a real insider’s tip. Newfoundland is an open book of eventful history, ranging from the indigenous people and the Vikings to European explorers. Trace the Icelandic/Greenlandic settlers as you explore the excavations at L’Anse aux Meadows independently. This is followed by a premiere destination for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Port au Choix, where you can explore the remnants of ancient cultures with your experts and hike through superb nature. The small town of Norris Point describes itself as a photographers’ paradise. Hiking in Gros Morne National Park* between the mountains and coastline also reveals an array of varied sights with glaciers, fjords and lakes.

    Thursday, 21.09.2023

    Relaxation at sea (Gulf of Saint Lawrence and arrival at the St Lawrence River)

    And then a gigantic lifeline stretches out before you: the St Lawrence River, North America’s mighty river system between the Atlantic and the Great Lakes at a length of almost 3,000 km (1,864 mi.). As you travel along the river, the experts on board will tell you all about the history – from the early Woodland period and the First Nations to the current economic significance.

    Friday, 22.09.2023

    Tadoussac, from 9.00 to 0.00 hrs

    With a little luck, you’ll spot beluga, blue, humpback or fin whales whilst whale watching* off Tadoussac.

    Saturday, 23.09.2023

    Saguenay (La Baie)
    Cruising on the Saguenay Fjord

    Dramatic nature shapes your visit in Saguenay (La Baie), a hiker's paradise surrounded by rugged mountains almost 400 m (1,312 ft) high. The HANSEATIC inspiration will again take its time when cruising on the Saguenay Fjord to allow for potential whale sightings.

    Sunday, 24.09.2023

    Quebec, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Untouched wilderness meets savoir vivre in Quebec, Enjoy the contrasts of the French roots and Canadian sense of freedom on a city walk with tea at Chateau Frontenac*. The 80 m (262 ft) high Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans* are also something to look forward to.

    Monday, 25.09.2023

    Adventure on the locks: day trip through the seven locks of the St Lawrence River

    If you’re looking to take things up a notch, an adventure through the locks on the St Lawrence River is just the ticket. The HANSEATIC inspiration negotiates seven locks with a height difference of up to 15 m (49 ft) – and you can watch this exciting manoeuvre from the spacious decks during the day.

    Tuesday, 26.09.2023

    Passage through the Thousand Islands
    Cruising on Lake Ontario

    After passing through the maze of the Thousand Islands and cruising on Lake Ontario, your cruise of rich contrasts comes to an end in Toronto – but your experiences will stay with you forever.

    Wednesday, 27.09.2023

    Toronto/Canada, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 27.09.2023

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Toronto to Germany

    Thursday, 28.09.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
    ** Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed from which German airport the charter flight will take off.

    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.

    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.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CANADIAN CITIES AND NIAGARA FALLS
    Cruise
    INS2318
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023

    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
    INS2318
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023
    Cruise
    INS2318
    Cruise dates
    09.09.2023 - 27.09.2023
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