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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tahiti to Noumea

Expedition South Seas - exotic island pearls beyond the horizon

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Tahiti to Noumea
Cruise INS2604
15.03.2026 - 03.04.2026 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2604
    Cruise dates
    15.03.2026 - 03.04.2026

    • Seldom-visited destinations and South Seas classics unite in a pastel-coloured world
    • Exotic above and below the water – from white sandy beaches to colourful coral gardens
    • Traditional welcome ceremonies and the mysticism of ancient marae sites
    • Away from the familiar cruise routes: discover Samoa, Wallis and Futuna
    • Small islands and atolls – often only accessible by Zodiac


    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore

    e.g. cruise in a Smart Cabin from

    $ 13,739 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 17,105

    Prices & booking
    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 INS2603 and save € 1,000 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare).

    The highlights of this cruise

    So close to paradise: the islands on this cruise are strung together like a row of pearls. One more scenic than the next – this is the promise of the Society Islands. The lagoon of Moorea shimmers blue and green as vibrant flowers bloom ashore. The white beach will invite you to unwind. Bora Bora is famous for its striking Mount Otemanu, which is over 700 m (2,296 ft) high. Marvel at this dream world on a scenic flight*, with a glass-bottom boat* or a Land Rover*. The Cook Islands also fill your South Seas diary with the magic of Rarotonga, which you can experience on a boat trip with snorkelling* in the Muri Lagoon. Aitutaki Atoll only measures around 20 km2 (12 mi.2), making this paradise all the greater. Take a boat ride for bathing, snorkelling and barbecuing at the Blue Lagoon*. In the island state of Samoa, you will discover Stevenson’s Treasure Island on a tour* of Upolu with a visit to the writer’s former home. The few inhabitants of Apolima provide an authentic insight into their traditional lifestyle. Wallis and Futuna beckon with the allure of the unknown when you reach the islands of Futuna and Alofi by Zodiac with your experts. Fiji promises a pure South Seas vibe. On Rabi, the locals fascinate you with dance and music, while you get active on a hike to the waterfalls* on Taveuni. The small harbour town of Levuka on Ovalau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with pretty colonial-style houses – just as notable as swimming and snorkelling on Leleuvia. On the powder-white beach of Ile des Pins, your gaze wanders over the seemingly endless turquoise-blue sea – hardly a more beautiful final vista to enjoy.

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

    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
    INS2604
    Cruise dates
    15.03.2026 - 03.04.2026

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 14.03.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Papeete**

    Sunday, 15.03.2026

    Day room (mid-range hotel)

    Sunday, 15.03.2026

    Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia, departure 22.00 hrs

    Monday, 16.03.2026 to
    Tuesday, 17.03.2026

    Society Islands (Moorea, Bora Bora)

    Moorea, the neighboring island of Tahiti in French Polynesia, is a true paradise on Earth. With its emerald green mountains, lush tropical forests, and picturesque beaches, Moorea captivates visitors from around the world. What sets Moorea apart is its untouched nature, which allows for a variety of outdoor activities. From hikes to the mountain peaks to boat tours through the crystal clear lagoons, the island offers numerous opportunities to explore the beauty of the surroundings. Additionally, Moorea is known for its rich marine life, perfect for snorkeling and diving. The friendly locals and their traditional culture also add to the charm of Moorea. Whether you're looking to spend relaxing days on the beach or seek adventure in nature, Moorea will enchant you with its unmatched charm and natural beauty.

    Wednesday, 18.03.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 19.03.2026 to
    Friday, 20.03.2026

    Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki)

    Saturday, 21.03.2026 to
    Sunday, 22.03.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 23.03.2026

    International Date Line – this day will be lost

    Tuesday, 24.03.2026 to
    Wednesday, 25.03.2026

    Samoa (Upolu, Apolima )

    Thursday, 26.03.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 27.03.2026

    Wallis and Futuna (Futuna, Alofi)

    Saturday, 28.03.2026 to
    Monday, 30.03.2026

    Fiji (Rabi, Taveuni, Ovalau, Leleuvia)

    Tuesday, 31.03.2026 to
    Wednesday, 01.04.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 02.04.2026

    Ile des Pins/New Caledonia

    Friday, 03.04.2026

    Noumea/New Caledonia, arrival 5.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 03.04.2026

    Flight to Sydney
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 04.04.2026

    Scheduled flight from Sydney to Germany

    Sunday, 05.04.2026

    Arrival in Germany

    ** Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the travel arrangements to the cruise departure point.

    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.
    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.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SYDNEY – DREAM CITY ON THE WATER

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY AND ULURU – IN THE PLANNING STAGE

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    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 – TAHITI

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    Cruise
    INS2604
    Cruise dates
    15.03.2026 - 03.04.2026

    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
    INS2604
    Cruise dates
    15.03.2026 - 03.04.2026
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