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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg

Short cruise around northern Germany - stories on Baltic and North Sea shores

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Hamburg to Hamburg
Cruise INS2410
23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024 (8 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2410
    Cruise dates
    23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

    • Salt on your lips and the wind in your hair: springlike days of discovery on the Baltic Sea and North Sea
    • Travel through time to magnificent resort architecture in Binz and the vivid medieval history of Wismar
    • Only possible for small ships: sailors’ yarns on Borkum and North Sea romance on Sylt
    • Kiel Canal by day: experience the rolling hills, marshland and geest of northern Germany from the inspiration Walk
    • A pure expedition feeling: planned Zodiac ride off Helgoland


    Short Trip
    Young Explorers
    International cruise
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    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]

    The highlights of this cruise

    Voyage for Young Explorers

    For 10- to 17-year-olds during school holidays: young explorers on board.
    Youngsters look at the world through different eyes: on hikes through the wilderness, Zodiac rides into the ice and age-appropriate workshops. On selected cruises, discover the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for young people aged 10 to 17. You can find further information here.

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    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
    INS2410
    Cruise dates
    23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

    Thursday, 23.05.2024

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs

    Friday, 24.05.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 25.05.2024

    Binz/Rugen, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Head into spring with a great spirit of discovery. The HANSEATIC inspiration blends grand Baltic classics with Frisian coastal gems and invites you to take your time as you relax and explore ahead of the peak season. At the end of the 19th century, Rugen enchanted its visitors with romantic coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches and fabulous forests. The splendid architecture in the resort of Binz dates from this period. The white art nouveau villas stand to attention along the promenade with their carved ornamental lattice work and decorative metal balconies. Discover the chic charm of the age of German kaisers and classical architecture in an active way with a bicycle tour through the seaside resorts*. Soak up the nostalgia on a train ride to Putbus on the “Rasender Roland”*. Germany’s oldest narrow-gauge railway has been traversing this route for over 100 years. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of Caspar David Friedrich with a walk in Jasmund National Park* and see the famous chalk cliffs for yourself.

    Sunday, 26.05.2024

    Boltenhagen, from 7.00 to 12.30 hrs
    Wismar, from 14.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Relax and recharge surrounded by the picturesque sandy beach and maritime harbour atmosphere of Boltenhagen on the Baltic Sea. Enjoy an independent stroll along the promenade or through the spa gardens and imagine what this seaside health resort would have once been like amongst the old architecture. Travel back to the time of the Hanseatic League in Wismar with one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval town centres, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. A walking tour of the Hanseatic city* will paint a picture of the merchants, traders, sailors and fishermen at work.

    Monday, 27.05.2024

    Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal

    See the modern art of construction with a daytime passage through the Kiel Canal, where you’ll pass under one of Germany’s most important monuments to engineering – the Rendsburg High Bridge. Your experienced experts on board will provide extensive information about how it was created and the beautiful landscapes of northern Germany.

    Tuesday, 28.05.2024

    Borkum, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Say hello to the North Sea as you take a deep breath of the fabulous ocean air in Borkum and let the iodine-infused breeze lift your spirits. There is an impressive wealth of scenery here, shaped by beach grass, heather and other plants. Hike through the mudflats of the Wadden Sea National Park* to see the salt marshes and dunes that provide an unspoilt habitat for fascinating birdlife. An island tour* is a great way to get to know the typical East Frisian charm. You can rely on the knowledgeable guides to share in-depth information about the island, its history and the sights.

    Wednesday, 29.05.2024

    Helgoland, from 7.00 to 20.00 hrs

    One of northern Germany’s most imposing natural landmarks awaits you on Helgoland in the form of Lange Anna, a fiery-red stack of rock that towers over 45 m (148 ft) high. The island is a breeding ground for northern gannets and many other species of bird. One of Germany’s smallest nature reserves is close enough to see and touch, as common murres hunt for crabs and small fish on the Lummenfelsen. You, meanwhile, will hunt for spectacular panoramas on a 2.8 km (1.7 mi.) walk along the edge of the cliffs or with a Zodiac ride.

    Thursday, 30.05.2024

    List/Sylt, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    One of Germany’s most popular islands, Sylt, welcomes you to a dream landscape out in the sea. Wooden groynes amid breaking waves and dazzling dunes under an endless sky – the “queen of the North Sea” is a chic holiday paradise with natural grace. See its most beautiful side with a vintage bus trip* through a wandering dune landscape, past Kampen and Hornum to Keitum with its thatched-roof houses. Or go wading with a walk on the mudflats of Blidsel Bay* in search of the abundance of species in the seabed. An e-bike ride across the island* is a truly moving way to explore. Splendid views of the long stretch known as the “elbow” will bring peace to your soul. Looking back on your multifaceted adventure on Europe’s doorstep, you’ll have captured the Baltic coast and North Sea islands in an open book full of stories.

    Friday, 31.05.2024

    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:

    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 – HAMBURG
    Cruise
    INS2410
    Cruise dates
    23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

    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
    INS2410
    Cruise dates
    23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024
    Cruise
    INS2410
    Cruise dates
    23.05.2024 - 31.05.2024
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