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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Iquitos to Belem

Expedition Amazon (downstream) - legend, life source and labyrinth

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Iquitos to Belem
Cruise INS2406
01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2406
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024

    • Expedition in the purest sense: numerous Zodiac rides take you deep into the labyrinth of spellbinding tributaries
    • Beauty that demands protection: see the exotic flora and fauna by day and by night
    • People on the river: small settlements provide insights into life against the green backdrop of the jungle
    • Form your own impressions of the sensitive biotope as you reflect on the economic interests, conservation and politics


    International cruise
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    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Extend and save

    A prelude at a special rate: prepare for your Expedition Amazon with eleven days of spellbinding ocean moments. Set the tone for your upcoming expedition as you cruise across the Atlantic on board the HANSEATIC inspiration, and then relax and continue travelling in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the ocean route between the continents in complete comfort on board. (Travel package to the cruise departure point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the same cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,790 per person (extension price for INS2407, cruise only)

    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
    INS2406
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 31.03.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 01.04.2024

    Charter flight from Lima to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 02.04.2024 to
    Tuesday, 09.04.2024

    Downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Pevas, Leticia, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni, Lago Ajura (Ilha da Botija))

    The Amazon, or “Rio Mar” (sea river) as it’s known by the locals, is both a global symbol of the need to protect our nature and a wondrous, record-holding waterway. It is the setting for thrilling natural spectacles that you will experience respectfully and in the company of experts on the small, manoeuvrable HANSEATIC inspiration and its Zodiacs, weather and currents permitting. Travel from Iquitos to the mouth of the river at the Atlantic, around 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) away. Your first destination is Pevas, one of the oldest Peruvian settlements on the Amazon, which still features traditional stilt buildings. The markets of Leticia are a vibrant example of a culture that lives in harmony with nature. Tropical fruits and fresh spices will enrapture your senses, while the hoots and calls of the parrots provide the soundtrack. Keep watch for exotic species on the Rio Jutai. When the Zodiacs sail through the night-time jungle of Cuxiu Muni, look out for the eyes of caimans shining through the darkness. Since 2001 alone, more than 1,200 previously unrecorded animal and plant species have been discovered in the Amazon region – another sign of how unique and precious this ecosystem is. A Zodiac ride through the flooded forests of Lago Ajura (Ilha da Botija) will raise your awareness of how special this place is.

    Wednesday, 10.04.2024

    Rio Negro

    Strangler figs rise up on the densely overgrown banks, epiphytes that have decided to “fight” for the available light. Discover giant Brazil nut trees and the red flowers of bromeliads and passion flowers while the experts enhance your perspective on the fascinating undergrowth – for example, to help you marvel at the capuchin monkeys doing gymnastics in the trees and the well-camouflaged iguanas. See the legendary “Meeting of Waters” on the Rio Negro, where its black waters converge with the light-brown Rio Solimoes.

    Thursday, 11.04.2024 to
    Friday, 12.04.2024

    Manaus (Amazon)/Brazil

    Its shores will lead you to the “Paris of the Tropics”. Find out how the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus (Amazon) earned this nickname on a tour of the city’s history and opera house*. Its vibrant mosaic of culture and wilderness stretches out beneath you on a scenic flight above Manaus (Amazon)*.

    Saturday, 13.04.2024 to
    Wednesday, 17.04.2024

    Further downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Canacari, Parintins, Alter do Chao, Virassaia, Guajara)

    In Canacari, your focus will be on searching for the world’s largest water lilies and other exotic species. By contrast, flourishing city life is waiting to be discovered in Parintins on the middle course of the Amazon. Immerse yourself in Brazil’s typical zest for life – whether on the promenade or in the market. On Alter do Chao beach, the waves exude an almost Caribbean flair. Find a kindred spirit in the sloth, and enjoy simply doing nothing. The indigenous hoatzin also likes to take things easy and prefers sitting in the trees to flying. With a little luck, you will be able to see this bird around the small riverside settlement of Virassaia. Over 1,000 species of bird live in the Amazon region. You might even see herons and cormorants as you enjoy Zodiac rides through the floodplain areas. If you’re lucky, you’ll be treated to the sight of pink river dolphins surfacing nearby in Guajara.

    Thursday, 18.04.2024

    Daytime passage through the Breves Channels

    The young are grey at first and only take on the unusual colouring from the age of two. The daytime passage through the Breves Channels once again demonstrates the advantages of the small HANSEATIC inspiration. The lush vegetation on the shore comes closer and closer to the ship as it confidently negotiates the challenging changes in direction – to the great delight of the locals, the caboclos, who can be seen along your route in boats large and small. Enjoy the legend of the Amazon with all your senses once again. As your expedition slowly draws to a close, the experts on board will once again quench your thirst for knowledge and shed light on the tensions between the region’s unspoilt nature and global economic interests.

    Friday, 19.04.2024

    Belem/Brazil, arrival 9.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    You will arrive in Belem with a whole host of unforgettable memories and a true appreciation for this legendary region. You will remain fascinated by the wonderful world of the Amazon as long as your river of life continues to flow.

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Friday, 19.04.2024

    Flight to Sao Paulo
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 20.04.2024

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Sao Paulo to Germany

    Sunday, 21.04.2024

    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 and the weather 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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY
    Cruise
    INS2406
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024

    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
    INS2406
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024
    Cruise
    INS2406
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2024 - 19.04.2024
    Price specials - Extend and save

    A prelude at a special rate: prepare for your Expedition Amazon with eleven days of spellbinding ocean moments. Set the tone for your upcoming expedition as you cruise across the Atlantic on board the HANSEATIC inspiration, and then relax and continue travelling in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the ocean route between the continents in complete comfort on board. (Travel package to the cruise departure point bookable separately)
    • Stay in the same cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for double and single occupancy.)
    • Only € 2,790 per person (extension price for INS2407, cruise only)
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