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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tromso to Longyearbyen

Expedition circumnavigation of Spitsbergen and north-eastern Greenland - between ice and awe

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tromso to Longyearbyen
Cruise INS2416
25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024 (17 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2416
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024

    • Coasts in the far north: discover Spitsbergen and north-east Greenland in depth on a flexible route
    • Magnificent natural spectacles amongst deep fjords, majestic glaciers and mighty mountains
    • Zodiac landings and hikes: discover untouched worlds from exciting perspectives
    • Wildlife sightings in the Arctic: with a little luck, you will spot musk oxen, Arctic foxes, reindeer and polar bears
    • Broaden the horizons of your knowledge: with experts in the footsteps of the exciting history of explorers


    International cruise
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Complimentary on-board credit of € 500 until 30 Apr 2024

    Valid for new bookings with double occupancy. Redeemable for drinks, spa treatments, laundry and Internet. To do this, enter the promotional code ARKTIS_BGH_24 in the field on your order overview before finalising your booking. Please pay attention to the exact spelling of the promotional code.

    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
    INS2416
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024

    At anchor

    Thursday, 25.07.2024

    Charter flight from Germany* to Tromso
    Tromso/Norway, departure 20.00 hrs

    Friday, 26.07.2024

    Cruising off North Cape
    Relaxation at sea

    The time has come to write expedition history again.  A challenging route to remote regions – and perhaps also a journey of self-discovery. Your course northwards starts with cruising off North Cape

    Saturday, 27.07.2024

    Bear Island

    On this cruise, nature will dictate the route and the experiences in your explorer’s logbook, as you will find out on Bear Island. Where will the rocky coastline allow you to land? Adventure and spontaneity are a quintessential part of the spirit of expedition on this cruise.

    Sunday, 28.07.2024 to
    Thursday, 01.08.2024

    Circumnavigation of Spitsbergen (Including Cape Lee, Nordaustlandet, Liefdefjord (Monacobreen), Smeerenburgfjord, 14th July Glacier, Ny-Alesund)

    The wonders of the Arctic don't just come to you - you have to seek them out. The same goes for Spitsbergen and north-eastern Greenland. Journeys through icy worlds, cruising off polished rocky coastlines, Zodiac landings and hikes: uncover the secrets of these regions in a small group of explorers on board the HANSEATIC inspiration. In the best season for cruising, explore an extreme habitat with magnificent landscapes. The ship's course will be decided day by day depending on the weather and best possible experiences - a flexibility only possible with a small expedition ship and an experienced polar crew. The Observation Lounge, inspirationWalk and glass balconies will become your front-row seats for unique natural spectacles. Perhaps you'll catch sight of the "king of the Arctic"? The best way to watch polar bears is from the deck of the ship or from a Zodiac at a respectful distance. With a little luck, you will spot reindeer, Arctic foxes and walruses on a shore visit. The backdrops to your fascinating hikes range from mighty glaciers to vast rocky landscapes and tundra. Awestruck by the bizarre nature, allow gazing in wonder to become your new passion on this expedition. The first goal of the HANSEATIC inspirationis clear: to circumnavigate Spitsbergen. This route takes in many remote locations, such as Cape Lee on the north-western tip of the island of Edgeoya. Will the Zodiacs manage to land in a sheltered bay? The cruise through Freeman Sound, a strait of water only around 5 km (3 mi.) wide, is accompanied by the play of colour and light in the Arctic. You may be able to enjoy particularly weighty observations on Nordaustlandet, in the original territory of the walrus. These colossal creatures often like to lounge on the beach on the Torellneset headland. An almost mystical atmosphere will envelop you as you cruise through the Hinlopen Strait if the brownish and black beaches and rocks are cloaked in fog and ice. Peaked mountains surround the Liefdefjord. The mighty Monacobreen rises up at the end of the fjord, one of the largest glaciers in Spitsbergen. From the deck, its shimmering blue foot is quite simply an overwhelming sight. The Smeerenburgfjord is equally spectacular with its fantastic glacial backdrop. The 14th July Glacier also awakens feelings ranging from awe to wonder. Ny-Alesund combines the pioneering spirit of the past and present - it was here, in 1926, that Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile set out for the North Pole in an airship. If you succeed in circumnavigating Spitsbergen, your traveller's CV will boast an outstanding feat.

    Friday, 02.08.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 03.08.2024 to
    Tuesday, 06.08.2024

    Northeast Greenland National Park (Sabine Island, Clavering Island, Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Ella Island, King Oscar Fjord)

    A distant island world, shrouded in ice for most of the year, with mountains rising up into the sky, untouched by humanity: north-eastern Greenland is the beautiful unknown. The history books on exploration still have empty pages - for you to fill! The HANSEATIC inspiration follows a flexible course to the deep fjords of Northeast Greenland National Park - the largest of its kind in the world and home to musk oxen, Arctic foxes and Arctic hares. You will encounter very few humans here. What you will find, however, is fascinating history. Sabine Island is located in the Greenland Sea, just a few kilometers east of the Wollaston Forland peninsula and was discovered by Europeans in August 1823. The team also named Clavering Island after polar explorer Douglas Clavering. Find traces of earlier expeditions on walks with your experts. A small ship such as the HANSEATIC inspiration is in its element in the labyrinth of the Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord: steep rock faces alternate with glacier snouts, from which icebergs large and small drift off into the sea. Triangular Ella Island is overwhelming with its almost 1,200 m (3,937 ft) high mountainside - just like the King Oscar Fjord, where the peaks rise up from the shore.

    Wednesday, 07.08.2024 to
    Thursday, 08.08.2024

    Eastern coast of Greenland (Scoresbysund)

    The final chord of your experiences will be the east coast of Greenland. Further south, breathtaking scenery reigns in Scoresbysund, the world's longest fjord system - isolated and endlessly vast.

    Friday, 09.08.2024 to
    Saturday, 10.08.2024

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 11.08.2024

    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Germany*

    * Approximately three months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land.

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    ---- The ice conditions determine the course here (see map)


    Cruise
    INS2416
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024

    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
    INS2416
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024
    Cruise
    INS2416
    Cruise dates
    25.07.2024 - 11.08.2024
    Price specials - Complimentary on-board credit of € 500 until 30 Apr 2024

    Valid for new bookings with double occupancy. Redeemable for drinks, spa treatments, laundry and Internet. To do this, enter the promotional code ARKTIS_BGH_24 in the field on your order overview before finalising your booking. Please pay attention to the exact spelling of the promotional code.

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