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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Milwaukee

Great Lakes - North America's scenic shores

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Toronto to Milwaukee
Cruise INS2419
16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2419
    Cruise dates
    16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

    • American dream for fans of nature and culture – thrilling experiences and insights converge on the lakes
    • Experience the HANSEATIC inspiration manoeuvring through the locks
    • Autumn magic: nature prepares for the spectacle of the Indian summer
    • Journey through time on the shores – from reminders of the American Revolutionary War to historic villas from the 19th century
    • Outdoor activities in the spirit of trappers and settlers


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    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2418 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    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
    INS2419
    Cruise dates
    16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 16.09.2024

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Toronto

    Monday, 16.09.2024

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada
    Overnight stay on board

    Tuesday, 17.09.2024

    Toronto/Lake Ontario/Canada, departure 1.00 hrs

    With a total area of around 244,000 km2 (94,209 mi.2), the Great Lakes dominate the North American landscape. Filled with a passionate spirit of discovery that once led settlers to this region, this cruise takes you deep into a natural wonder of Canada and the USA. The HANSEATIC inspiration features retractable bridge wings so that it can pass through the locks between the lakes. These feats of nautical brilliance are beyond the capabilities of most ships. Eight locks, around 20 bridges and a change in height of approximately 100 m (328 ft): this route demands millimetre precision from the captain and crew. Watch the exciting manoeuvres from the many open deck spaces.

    Wednesday, 18.09.2024

    Windsor/Detroit River, from 7.30 to 19.00 hrs

    Then the route is clear – before you lies vast Lake Erie and the magnificent passage on the Detroit River to the Canadian city of Windsor. From the ship, you’ll have the best view of the skyline of America’s former “Motor City” on the other bank of the river. Visit Detroit* to discover the roots of automotive history and the varied architecture of this city that is once again on the up. Follow in the footsteps of Henry Ford* at the museum that bears his name and see masterpieces of the road and rails.

    Thursday, 19.09.2024

    Cruising on Lake Huron
    Tobermory/Lake Huron, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Maritime charm awaits you on your cruise on Lake Huron to the fishing town of Tobermory on Georgian Bay. Let your impressions be shaped by limestone coastlines, small bays and Canadian flora on an individual walk along the Bruce Trail.

    Friday, 20.09.2024

    Parry Sound, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs

    A scenic approach through a small lagoon brings you to Parry Sound, which lies in a watery labyrinth with a distinctly Scandinavian feel. The marine walking trails are a great way to explore this town named after the polar explorer William E. Parry and the nearby lake shore. The spellbinding views on a boat trip of the Thirty Thousand Islands* illustrate why the town is known as the gateway to the archipelago, as narrow channels lead past imposing limestone cliffs to hidden natural treasures. Alternatively, immerse yourself in a panoramic scene in Killbear Provincial Park*, where the pink granite banks merge with the autumnal forest.

    Saturday, 21.09.2024

    Killarney, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    The island-studded scenery around Killarney welcomes you with unspoilt nature that harks back to the time of the first trappers. The small coastal municipality is still an El Dorado for outdoor activities.

    Sunday, 22.09.2024

    Sault Sainte Marie/Saint Marys River, from 7.00 to 12.00 hrs

    To experience vibrant culture surrounded by magnificent nature, You’ll continue to Sault Sainte Marie, where you can walk to the historic locks or visit the bushplane museum. The city is divided by a river that also marks the international border.

    Monday, 23.09.2024

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Tuesday, 24.09.2024

    Duluth/Lake Superior/USA, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs

    On the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, you’ll set foot on American soil in Duluth. A city tour* with visit to the old rail depot will bring the history of European immigrants to life. Roaring waterfalls and high cliffs connect the Gooseberry Falls and the Split Rock Lighthouse*, which was built in 1910.

    Wednesday, 25.09.2024

    Cruising on Lake Superior

    Thursday, 26.09.2024

    Mackinac Island/Lake Huron, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Mackinac Island is a natural jewel of the Great Lakes and is one of the most beautiful islands in the USA. Discover the small car-free idyll independently by bicycle or with a carriage ride. While Victorian villas and the Grand Hotel recall the 19th century, Fort Mackinac serves as a reminder of the American Revolutionary War.

    Friday, 27.09.2024

    Fayette/Lake Michigan, from 7.00 to 12.00 hrs

    The old blast furnaces in Fayette were built in the same century and tell the story of what was once one of the most productive iron smelters in the region.

    Saturday, 28.09.2024

    Milwaukee/Lake Michigan/USA, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    A vibrant cultural scene has developed in Milwaukee, which was once a centre of brewing. The city tour with a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum* sheds light on the influence of the German immigrants of days gone by. One particular brand that was founded here has had an impact on the American way of life like no other – find out more at the Harley-Davidson Museum*. Further south, you have the option to visit Chicago* with its interesting mix of huge skyscrapers, diverse architecture and beaches and parks right on the shore of Lake Michigan. The diversity of the Great Lakes will bring your American dream to life on this cruise into the heart of North America with the HANSEATIC inspiration.

    Sunday, 29.09.2024

    Milwaukee/Lake Michigan/USA

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 29.09.2024

    Journey to Chicago
    Scheduled flight from Chicago to Germany

    Monday, 30.09.2024

    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. Please note that the use of Zodiacs is currently not permitted on the Great Lakes.

    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: TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CANADIAN CITIES AND NIAGARA FALLS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CHICAGO – CITY OF ARCHITECTURE
    Cruise
    INS2419
    Cruise dates
    16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

    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
    INS2419
    Cruise dates
    16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024
    Cruise
    INS2419
    Cruise dates
    16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2418 and save € 500 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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