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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Expedition Antarctica: Festive days of biodiversity

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise INS2400
17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2400
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024

    • The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula – the grand route through the southern polar regions
    • Watch various species of penguin, seal, whale and seabird in their natural habitat
    • Illuminating and fascinating: experts accompany hikes and Zodiac rides into the ice
    • Fantastic ship passages between mountains and glaciers
    • The glittering, fascinating Antarctic: majestic tabular icebergs and shelf ice in the Weddell Sea


    Expedition
    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %.

    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
    INS2400
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 15.12.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires

    Saturday, 16.12.2023

    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Sunday, 17.12.2023

    Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina
    Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 18.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 19.12.2023 to
    Wednesday, 20.12.2023

    Falkland Islands

    A dream destination for birdwatchers. The British Overseas Territory is home to over 60 bird species such as the endemic Falkland pipit, as well as striated caracaras, Cape petrels and king cormorants. Black-browed albatrosses and wandering albatrosses make skilful use of the wind to sail through the air without flapping their wings. Aside from the birdlife, there are also impressive traces of an eventful history to see.

    Thursday, 21.12.2023 to
    Friday, 22.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 23.12.2023 to
    Monday, 25.12.2023

    South Georgia

    As soon as this subantarctic animal paradise comes into view, mighty glaciers and fjords will captivate you. Bustling colonies of king penguins carpet the coasts and steep slopes. Hundreds of thousands of animals share the island with elephant seals and fur seals. After landing on one of the black shores of South Georgia, your adventures will be filled with bellowing fur seals and squabbling penguins. You’ll keep returning to the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who found his final resting place on South Georgia in 1922.

    Tuesday, 26.12.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 27.12.2023 to
    Monday, 01.01.2024

    South Orkney Islands , South Shetland Islands , Weddell Sea , Antarctic Peninsula

    SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS
    The South Orkney Islands are a lonely, glaciated world of icy wilderness in the Scotia Sea. They are home to chinstrap and Adelie penguins, which can be spotted here. Find out how the polar researchers at the Argentinian Orcadas Station live when you visit by Zodiac, weather permitting (subject to authorisation). With luck, you’ll spot icebergs drifting off the rugged coast of Signy Island.

    SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    The South Shetland Islands form a long chain in the ocean. The legendary Elephant Island is where Shackleton’s team held out for months. Jagged crags loom fiercely on the horizon and the evening sun casts a delicate pink glow over the snowfields. Only small expedition ships are able to sail into the flooded caldera of Deception Island. Accompanied by the creaking of the ice, venture onwards to the Antarctic Peninsula. Majestic glaciers and gigantic icebergs glint in Paradise Bay. Another impressive sight awaits in the Lemaire Channel, where mountains up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft) high line the spectacular shipping passage. Look forward to some thrilling moments.

    WEDDELL SEA
    A mystical icy world lies in the Antarctic Sound and at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. There are new scenes to feast your eyes on and catch on camera every day from the deck and Zodiacs. The numerous tabular icebergs are particularly spectacular and will astound you with their size, shape and colour. In one of the world’s most remote and most challenging expedition areas, the tuya volcano (flat-topped volcano) Brown Bluff makes an amazing sight in clear weather, for example. Its brown tuff cliffs towering over 700 m (2,297 ft) tall are a formidable sight rising between two mighty glaciers.

    Tuesday, 02.01.2024 to
    Wednesday, 03.01.2024

    Sailing through the Drake Passage

    Thursday, 04.01.2024

    Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Buenos Aires

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    Optional bookable
    Thursday, 04.01.2024

    Buenos Aires
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Friday, 05.01.2024

    Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany

    Saturday, 06.01.2024

    Arrival in Germany

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The described natural experiences, animal sightings and landings are possibilities on these expeditions 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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: USHUAIA – DISCOVERIES AT THE END OF THE EARTH
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: BUENOS AIRES – TIME FOR EXPLORATION
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BUENOS AIRES – TIME FOR EXPLORATION
    Cruise
    INS2400
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024

    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
    INS2400
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024
    Cruise
    INS2400
    Cruise dates
    17.12.2023 - 04.01.2024
    Price specials - Special offer for single travellers

    The surcharge for single travellers on this cruise (Categories 1 – 8) is only 20 %.

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