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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Milwaukee

Great Lakes - lakes awash with the American dream

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Milwaukee
Cruise INS2319
27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2319
    Cruise dates
    27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

    • Great Lakes and great pioneering spirit – an adventure of vast shores and wild forests
    • Experience the locks live on board
    • Glowing leaves, kindled souls – with luck, the Indian summer will bring the right weather and nature will transform the country into a sea of colours
    • Learn fascinating information about the indigenous people, the First Nations, and the legacy of immigrants
    • New dream landscapes every day – with skerries, islands, waterfalls, cliffs and lighthouses


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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

    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
    INS2319
    Cruise dates
    27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 27.09.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Toronto

    Wednesday, 27.09.2023

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada
    Overnight stay on board

    Thursday, 28.09.2023

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada, departure 1.00 hrs

    Friday, 29.09.2023

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 7.30 to 19.00 hrs

    Between the Atlantic and Pacific, there is another third “ocean” that shapes the North American landscape: the natural wonder and lifeline of the Great Lakes. With a total area of around 244,000 km² (94,209 mi.²), they are a superb dream destination for explorers. Each lock opens up a new chapter in a book of beautiful pictures that have come to life, painted in the hues of an Indian summer with reams of wilderness and culture. Most ships are unable to pass through the locks, but the HANSEATIC inspiration masters this nautical feat with flying colours thanks to its retractable bridge wings. The inspiration Walk and the many open deck spaces give you thrilling views every day – such as during the morning journey on the Detroit River. Leaving Windsor, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the skyline of the former “Motor City” before heading out to explore the many facets of Detroit*. Your experts on board will tell you all about the cruise destinations, sharing knowledge that is just as varied as the shores that you will visit.

    Saturday, 30.09.2023

    Tobermory/Lake Huron, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Brimming with fascinating background information, you’ll see nature with new eyes – for instance when you cruise across Lake Huron to the fishing town of Tobermory on Georgian Bay. Small bays, deep-green forests and the limestone coast will leave you with lasting memories of exploring the Bruce Trail at your own pace.

    Sunday, 01.10.2023

    Parry Sound, from 8.30 to 17.30 hrs

    The small HANSEATIC inspiration is in its element here as it charts a course through a scenic labyrinth of water to reach Parry Sound. Its name pays tribute to the British polar explorer William E. Parry. Explore the town and the nearby lake shore on the marine walking trails and look forward to a boat trip of the Thirty Thousand Islands*. The varied archipelago scenery here is filled with islands emerging from the water, narrow channels and imposing cliffs. Alternatively, you can turn your focus to unforgettable panoramic pictures in Killbear Provincial Park*, where pink granite banks and autumnal forest blend into constantly shifting compositions.

    Monday, 02.10.2023

    Killarney, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs
    Cruising on Lake Huron

    The islands around Killarney are a crown jewel in the wild nature and a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Just imagine how overwhelmed the first settlers and trappers must have felt here by the vastness and the sense of freedom. Get a feel for it yourself as you cruise on Lake Huron.

    Tuesday, 03.10.2023

    Sault Sainte Marie/Saint Marys River, from 7.00 to 12.00 hrs

    You’ll continue to Sault Sainte Marie, which lies right on the border between Canada and the USA. Explore the city of two states with a walk to the historic locks or the bushplane museum, surrounded by mesmerising nature.

    Wednesday, 04.10.2023

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron/USA, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Mackinac Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the USA. Discover Victorian villas and the Grand Hotel dating back to the 19th century on foot, by bicycle and on a carriage ride. The Door Peninsula on the edge of Lake Michigan is yet another fantastic gem waiting to be discovered. Water sports such as kayaking have just as rich a history here as the shipbuilding centre of Door County.

    Thursday, 05.10.2023

    Sturgeon Bay/Lake Michigan, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    You’ll sense the idyllic charm as you start making your way to Sturgeon Bay by tender boat. From here, set your sights on the enchanting Door Peninsula* with its historic brick lighthouses, small fishing villages and expansive fruit and wine-growing regions. Brewing was once the focus of Milwaukee, but museums and the music scene now provide creative highlights.

    Friday, 06.10.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 07.10.2023

    Milwaukee/Lake Michigan/USA, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Discover the influence of the German immigrants of times gone by and works by many European painters on a city tour with a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum*. Milwaukee has honoured a brand that is intrinsically linked to the American way of life with the Harley-Davidson Museum*. The pursuit of happiness is a theme in this green heart of North America – a place undeniably “Born to Be Wild”. There is also the option of a visit to Chicago* with its interesting mix of huge skyscrapers, diverse architecture and beaches and parks right on the shore of Lake Michigan. Your memories of the Great Lakes are sure to be just as filled with emotion as the soul and blues music that is typical of the city – and will live on in your spirit of discovery.

    Sunday, 08.10.2023

    Milwaukee/Lake Michigan/USA

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 08.10.2023

    Journey to Chicago
    Scheduled flight from Chicago to Germany

    Monday, 09.10.2023

    Arrival in Germany

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

    The itinerary depends on official approval. Please note that the use of Zodiacs is currently not permitted on the Great Lakes.

    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: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CANADIAN CITIES AND NIAGARA FALLS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CHICAGO – CITY OF ARCHITECTURE
    Cruise
    INS2319
    Cruise dates
    27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

    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
    INS2319
    Cruise dates
    27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023
    Cruise
    INS2319
    Cruise dates
    27.09.2023 - 08.10.2023
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