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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Noumea to Fiji

Expedition Vanuatu and Solomon Islands - mysterious rituals in pristine natural surroundings

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Noumea to Fiji
Cruise INS2605
03.04.2026 - 21.04.2026 (18 days)
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Prices & Booking
    Cruise
    INS2605
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2026 - 21.04.2026

    • Ignite your passion for discovery: premiere in remote Pacific paradises
    • Exotic, diverse, unknown: a combination of two unspoilt island groups
    • Authentic, in-depth encounters with enigmatic cultures far removed from our time
    • Pure Robinson Crusoe feeling: land in a Zodiac on seldom-visited islands
    • Relax and unwind while swimming and snorkelling on white sandy beaches


    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore

    e.g. cruise in a Outside Cabin from

    $ 16,049 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 19,877

    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 subsequent cruise INS2606 and save € 1,500 per person (applies to PLATINUM fare.

    The highlights of this cruise

    South Seas dreams come true. Your most beautiful fantasies will take shape on Ile des Pins when you relax and unwind on the powder-white beaches or go on a discovery tour with your experts. Mare, a green gem with coconut palms and sandalwood trees, conveys a sense of total isolation. Remote, far away and with an uncertain future: the island state of Vanuatu surprises you with its black beaches on Tanna and its active volcano on an all-terrain vehicle tour to Mount Yasur*. In addition to nature, magical customs are always fascinating – such as the Rom dance in spirit masks on Ambrym and land diving from heights of up to 30 m (98 ft) on Pentecost. Diverse encounters also await you on Espiritu Santo. A canoe tour on the Riri River* takes you inland. Alternatively, you can snorkel in the turquoise-blue sea. The Solomon Islands are known for their impressive welcome rituals, such as on Santa Ana Island, which you will discover with your experts on a hike. A tour* shows you the capital Honiara with its delicate inlay work on eaves, gables and canoes. In Roderick Bay, the Zodiacs will take you to inspect the wreck of the World Discoverer before you can immerse yourself once again in the life of the locals with their song and dances on Pirumeri Island. Curiosity mounts: as an expedition region comprising some 50 islands, you will explore the Russell Islands with the Zodiacs. Finally, the traditional welcome with colourful performances on Nendo and the kava ceremony on Sawa-i-lau will vividly fill the many picture-book pages of this cruise.

    * 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
    INS2605
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2026 - 21.04.2026

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 31.03.2026

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sydney

    Wednesday, 01.04.2026

    Two overnight stays with breakfast

    Thursday, 02.04.2026

    City tour with lunch

    Friday, 03.04.2026

    Flight to Noumea/New Caledonia

    Friday, 03.04.2026

    Noumea/New Caledonia, departure 23.00 hrs

    Saturday, 04.04.2026

    Ile des Pins/New Caledonia

    Sunday, 05.04.2026

    Mare/Loyalty Islands

    Monday, 06.04.2026 to
    Thursday, 09.04.2026

    Vanuatu (including Tanna, Ambrym, Pentecost, Espiritu Santo)

    Friday, 10.04.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 11.04.2026 to
    Friday, 17.04.2026

    Salomon Islands (including Santa Ana Island , Honiara, Roderick Bay , Pirumeri Island , Russell Islands , Nendo )

    Saturday, 18.04.2026 to
    Sunday, 19.04.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 20.04.2026

    Sawa-i-lau/Fiji

    Tuesday, 21.04.2026

    Lautoka/Fiji, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 21.04.2026

    Scheduled flight to Sydney
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 22.04.2026

    Scheduled flight from Sydney to Germany

    Thursday, 23.04.2026

    Arrival in Germany

    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.

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

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

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    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LOMANI ISLAND RESORT – YOUR SOUTH SEAS HIDEAWAY

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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 – FIJI

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    Cruise
    INS2605
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2026 - 21.04.2026

    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
    INS2605
    Cruise dates
    03.04.2026 - 21.04.2026
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