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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Porto to Hamburg

Expedition circumnavigation of Great Britain - in the kingdom of contrasts

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Porto to Hamburg
Cruise INS2408
30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2408
    Cruise dates
    30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024

    • Britain at its best: from the tropical Isles of Scilly to the rugged coasts of Scotland
    • Active experiences in nature with Zodiac rides and hikes surrounded by picturesque scenery
    • Architecture reflecting the centuries – with castles and historic stone circles
    • Manx shearwaters, guillemots and puffins – the best season for birdwatching
    • Urban living: the trendy cities of Liverpool and Aberdeen beckon


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

    Relax during the eleven-day crossing of the Atlantic Ocean (INS2407) and prepare for your Expedition circumnavigation of Great Britain (INS2408) as you enjoy some time to yourself on the ocean. Cross the world’s second-largest ocean –the Atlantic – on board the HANSEATIC inspiration at an attractive rate and continue your next cruise in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with all the amenities of the HANSEATIC inspiration. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Continue to stay in the same cabin 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
    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
    INS2408
    Cruise dates
    30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024

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    Tuesday, 30.04.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Porto

    Tuesday, 30.04.2024

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 01.05.2024

    La Coruna/Spain, from 14.00 to 20.00 hrs

    What is typically British? Stately gardens or rugged islands? Victorian charm or nonchalant cool? This exciting cruise commencing on the Iberian peninsula will reveal many answers. The Galician city of La Coruna is your starting point for a visit to Santiago de Compostela*. The Way of Saint James is not the only route to lead here – the little known Camino Ingles harks back to medieval pilgrims from England. 

    Thursday, 02.05.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 03.05.2024 to
    Saturday, 04.05.2024

    Southern England/Great Britain (Isles of Scilly, Lundy Island, Ilfracombe)

    Some 45 km (27 mi.) off the British mainland, the Isles of Scilly are surprisingly like a kind of “English South Seas”, complete with white sandy beaches and exotic vegetation. In the famous Abbey Garden on Tresco, over 4,000 plants are proof of the effects of the mild Gulf Stream. The neighbouring island of St Mary’s, whose picturesque coastal landscape is perfect for walking, beckons with natural beauty. The small rugged Lundy Island is a wildlife paradise. Will the weather allow a landing? There are many endemic plants to be found in the protected habitat of grey seals and puffins. The historic port of Ilfracombe creates a particularly picturesque scene on the north coast of Devon. The small seaside resort is an inviting place to take a stroll through streets with colourful facades.

    Sunday, 05.05.2024

    Cruising off Skomer Island/Wales

    Enjoy a Zodiac ride off Skomer Island and see the magnificent population of Manx shearwaters, guillemots and puffins.

    Monday, 06.05.2024

    Liverpool/England, from 8.00 to 23.00 hrs

    The scenery shifts from nature to the trendy city of Liverpool. As you trace the footsteps of the Beatles*, the beat of the 1960s will accompany your explorations. Historic Chester* offers a blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture, alongside its Anglo-Norman cathedral. Take advantage of the long lay time for the HANSEATIC inspiration and also get to know Liverpool in the evening, for example with a trip to a typical pub.

    Tuesday, 07.05.2024

    Douglas/Isle of Man, from 8.00 to 15.00 hrs

    In the Irish Sea, the charming Isle of Man provides the stage for exciting cultural experiences. One of the world’s oldest parliaments, Tynwald Court, can be found here, as well as the Manx Gaelic spoken language. While the long seafront promenade invites you for a stroll in Douglas, you can also take the steam train to Rushen Castle* – one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval castles. Or you could ride on a three-wheeled motorcycle on the Isle of Man TT circuit*, with a glimpse of the legendary trophy.

    Wednesday, 08.05.2024

    Inner Hebrides/Scotland (Iona, Isle of Lunga)

    Unspoilt landscapes welcome you to the Inner Hebrides, where you can explore the cradle of Scottish Christianisation with a landing on the remote island of Iona. The Isle of Lunga is a haven for numerous species of seabird. Watch the puffins and other feathered creatures from a Zodiac.

    Thursday, 09.05.2024

    Ullapool, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Your spirit of exploration will also soar in the small port of Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom. Open the gateway to the Highlands with an excursion to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle*. Alternatively, you can enjoy the marine panorama with a kayak trip along the coast* to sheltered bays and deserted beaches.

    Friday, 10.05.2024

    Kirkwall/Orkney Islands

    Untamed charm envelops the Orkney Islands. St Magnus Cathedral in the harbour town of Kirkwall masterfully evokes the Middle Ages with its red and yellow sandstone. The excursion to the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skaill House* takes you on a journey through the centuries – from the Neolithic stone circle to the Stone Age village and a 17th-century manor house. A hike along the coastal cliffs* takes you past Iron Age towers and offers breathtaking views of magical coastlines and green hills.

    Saturday, 11.05.2024

    Aberdeen, from 7.30 to 15.30 hrs (lay time subject to the tides)

    Aberdeen provides the finishing touch for your cruise as an impressive city of flowers and granite* with its tropical winter garden and medieval architecture. Not far away is Balmoral Castle*, the Queen’s charming summer residence. At the end of this cruise, the many island contrasts and the wealth of experiences you’ve enjoyed will mean you now know exactly what’s typically British.

    Sunday, 12.05.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 13.05.2024

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

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

    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: HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTO
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CULTURAL DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL

    Individual travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – PORTO
    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
    Cruise
    INS2408
    Cruise dates
    30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024

    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
    INS2408
    Cruise dates
    30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024
    Cruise
    INS2408
    Cruise dates
    30.04.2024 - 13.05.2024
    Price specials - Extend and save

    Relax during the eleven-day crossing of the Atlantic Ocean (INS2407) and prepare for your Expedition circumnavigation of Great Britain (INS2408) as you enjoy some time to yourself on the ocean. Cross the world’s second-largest ocean –the Atlantic – on board the HANSEATIC inspiration at an attractive rate and continue your next cruise in the cabin you booked.

    • Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with all the amenities of the HANSEATIC inspiration. (Travel package from cruise arrival point bookable separately)
    • Continue to stay in the same cabin 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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