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HANSEATIC spirit - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

Expedition northern Canadian Arctic and west Greenland - in the wake of Arctic legends

HANSEATIC spirit - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise SPI2617
22.08.2026 - 09.09.2026 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2617
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2026 - 09.09.2026

    • Nautically challenging route high up in Canada’s north with bizarre ice, dark rock and enthralling stories of exploration
    • Pioneering spirit and adventure in the Arctic labyrinth of ice
    • Flexible route of amazing experiences only possible on a ship with the highest ice class
    • Wildlife sightings in the home of musk oxen, whales and polar bears
    • Conquer unknown coasts with the Zodiacs

    e.g. cruise incl. charter flights in a Smart Cabin from

    $ 16,049 per person

    Prices & booking
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    On this expedition, your logbook will be filled with experiences that are not written anywhere else – such as on Baffin Island right at the start. The scene is set by fjords and glaciers. Used as a research area for NASA, Devon Island resembles a Mars-like landscape. Just like on Beechey lsland with traces of the Franklin Expedition of 1845, you will repeatedly follow in the wake of famous pioneers – also in Lancaster Sound, whose namesake hoped to find a Northwest Passage here. In Lady Ann Strait, high cliffs line the shores. Regions that once took explorers to their limits and that you can now reach in comfort and safety. What route will the ice open up through the northern Canadian Arctic? When your ship reaches Jones Sound, you will be greeted by thick-billed murres and perhaps musk oxen. Will you continue through Cardigan Strait or Hell Gate? The decision will be made then. The rarely visited west coast of Ellesmere Island promises to be fascinating. Keep an eye out for bearded seals while cruising in Norwegian Bay or explore the world’s northernmost weather station, Eureka, if the station manager allows it. Another Zodiac area is Axel Heiberg Island, home to Arctic hares, polar foxes and polar bears. Your final chapter is on the west coast of Greenland: in Uummannaq with its colourful wooden houses or in Ilulissat on a hike to the ice fjord. Disko Bay rounds off your expedition with plenty of polar magic. Marvel at the sparkling scenery from the ship or from a Zodiac. Works of art created by human hands will inspire you in Sisimiut, where you will sum up this route with one word: unforgettable.

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

    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.

    Your ship - HANSEATIC spirit

    The new expedition class

    The naming ceremony of the HANSEATIC spirit took place off the coast of Helgoland on 24 August 2021. Together with its structurally identically sister ships HANSEATIC inspiration (2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (2019), 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!

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC spirit

    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 cabine
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    SPI2617
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2026 - 09.09.2026

    At anchor

    Saturday, 22.08.2026

    Charter flight from Germany* to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 20.00 hrs

    Sunday, 23.08.2026 to
    Monday, 24.08.2026

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Baffin Bay

    Tuesday, 25.08.2026 to
    Friday, 28.08.2026

    Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island)

    Saturday, 29.08.2026

    Relaxation at sea/cruising through Lancaster Sound and Lady Ann Strait

    Sunday, 30.08.2026 to
    Friday, 04.09.2026

    Northern Canadian Arctic  (Jones Sound, cruising through the Cardigan Strait or Hell Gate, western coast of Ellesmere Island with Norwegian Bay, Eureka, Axel Heiberg Island)

    Saturday, 05.09.2026

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 06.09.2026 to
    Tuesday, 08.09.2026

    West coast of Greenland (Uummannaq, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    Wednesday, 09.09.2026

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Germany*

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

    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.

    *Approximately three months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land. Connecting flights and possible hotel accommodation subject to a surcharge.

    Cruise
    SPI2617
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2026 - 09.09.2026

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    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 spirit 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 nature & 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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    Binoculars allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet
    Cruise
    SPI2617
    Cruise dates
    22.08.2026 - 09.09.2026
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