Operated by: Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Launched in 2019, the new Hanseatic Inspiration is built to the most stringent Polar Class 6 codes. Small, manoeuvrable and with a shallow draught, this new class of expedition ship will find its way to the most remote corners of the planet. Where other ships would have long since given up, your expedition begins – and with it your journey of self-discovery.
Hanseatic Inspiration's 230 travellers (capped to 199 in Antarctica) will enjoy more open deck space than on any other expedition ship, while the deck tour at the bow and the glass balconies offer new perspectives on all sides. Fascinating talks in the HanseAtrium and the interactive Ocean Academy will take you on your own personal research trip. And wherever possible, the Zodiacs will take you up close to exotic nature and foreign cultures. Expect the unexpected and the extraordinary every day.
Hanseatic Inspiration offers English-speaking expedition voyages.
Grand Suite with Veranda
SIZE:71m2 / 764sqftSLEEPS:2
The four exclusive Grand Suites with Veranda are located on decks 6 and 7 and feature separate living and sleeping areas. Whether you're relaxing on the sofa, dining in your suite or relaxing in bed, you will savour spectacular views from full length panoramic windows. The en suite features heated walls, two basins, freestanding bath, rain shower and steam sauna. Enjoy the complimentary minibar and coffee machine, along with butler service. You'll also receive your choice of table reservation in the main restaurant, free choice of Zodiac excursion group and use of Swarovski Optik binoculars.
SIZE:42m2 / 452sqftSLEEPS:2
Located on decks 6 and 7, Junior Suites feature separate living and sleeping areas. The en suite features heated walls, two basins, rain shower and steam sauna. Enjoy the complimentary minibar and coffee machine, along with butler service. You'll also receive your choice of table reservation in the main restaurant and use of Swarovski Optik binoculars.
SIZE:27m2 / 291sqftSLEEPS:2
Spread across decks 6 & 7, Balcony Cabins feature your choice of double or twin beds, an en suite with a rain shower and heated walls and of course an outside balcony. There's complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar, a coffee machine, use of Swarovski Optik binoculars and 24-hour cabin service.
French Balcony Cabin
SIZE:21m2 / 226sqftSLEEPS:2
French Balcony cabins are located on decks 6 and 7 and feature your choice of double or twin beds, an en suite with a rain shower and heated walls and a French Balcony (sliding door opens to protective railing). There's complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar, a coffee machine, use of Swarovski Optik binoculars and 24-hour cabin service.
SIZE:21m2 / 226sqftSLEEPS:2
Panoramic cabins are located on decks 4 and 5 and feature your choice of double or twin beds, an en suite with a rain shower and heated walls and full length 'floor to ceiling' panoramic windows. There's complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar, a coffee machine, use of Swarovski Optik binoculars and 24-hour cabin service.
SIZE:22m2 / 237sqftSLEEPS:2
Outside Cabins are located on decks 4 and 5 and feature your choice of double or twin beds, an en suite with a rain shower and heated walls and a large viewing window. There's complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar, a coffee machine, use of Swarovski Optik binoculars and 24-hour cabin service.
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 with 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.
A glass of wine in your hand and the magnificent jungle, the captivating wilderness of Nordic fjords or the icy panoramas of the Antarctic directly before you – the perfect end to a day of expeditions. From classic whiskys to fancy aperitif creations, the superbly equipped bars in the Observation Lounge and HanseAtrium serve your favourite drinks as you watch the sun go down. Welcome to the small club of great explorers.
Exclusive delights, wherever and whenever you please: the spacious HANSEATIC Restaurant of the new expedition class redefines on-board cuisine.
From breakfast to dinner, experience an endless variety of creative cuisine at any time of day. Where your ship drops anchor, top chefs will look to local specialities and conjure up for your plate the aromas of South Africa, the far north, or Europe. Daily changing menus will send your taste buds on a global tour of discovery – accompanied by a selection of wines to suit every palate.
The speciality restaurant Nikkei will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking. Exploring the world has never tasted so good!
The sun on your skin, the wind in your hair, salt on your lips – expeditions bring you particularly close to the elements. The same applies to the Lido Restaurant. Have breakfast under an open sky, or enjoy a juicy steak cooked to perfection on the large outdoor barbecue – garnished with breathtaking panoramic views. Watch gourmet chefs at work in the open show kitchen or head straight to the ice cream station for dessert. And why not? After all, the daily grind is far away.
Hanseatic Inspiration offers luxurious surrounds and amenities akin to those you'd expect to find on a much larger ship. Here's just a selection of the key features:
The marina is the convenient starting point for a range of activities: board our 17 Zodiacs for thrilling excursions or use the marina as your comfortable base for a variety of warm-water sports: kayaks (at a surcharge), stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for you to use.
The Ocean Academy allows you to experience science however you desire. The large study wall and interactive science poster provide fascinating information on a wide range of disciplines at all times. Binocular microscopes allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet.
OBSERVATION DECK AND LOUNGE
The terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars. Located one deck lower, the Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view.
The central HanseAtrium can be used for many different activities; its cutting-edge technology makes it suitable for presentations and expert lectures as well as intensive precaps and recaps. The bar is the perfect place for a relaxing evening chat.
POOL & BAR
A wonderful place to relax: thanks to its flexible canopy, the 630 sqm pool area with bar can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Water loungers and a counter-current system offer pure relaxation.
Two extendible glass-floored balconies on the Sun Deck provide a unique feeling of floating over the ocean.
The spacious fitness area, which spans around 100 sqm, features the latest equipment, a separate course room and an incomparable ocean view.
A 215 sqm light-filled wellness complex with an outdoor area and views of the open seas – the new spa area leaves no wish unfulfilled.
Where narrow waterways must be traversed, hidden bays await discovery, reefs must be negotiated and remote islands beckon, the 17 onboard Zodiacs come into their own. These robust rubber excursion boats allow you to delve deep into the wonders of nature; watch fur seals and whales from a respectful distance and land on untouched coasts. Polar bears are best watched from the safety of the ship‘s deck or from a Zodiac. Listen closely when parrots cry, howler monkeys loudly mark their territory and the jungle opens up its heart. Glide over the water in the Zodiacs, some fitted with electric motors, and become a silent observer with a view of nature’s authentic beauty. Encounter marine creatures such as dolphins and seals, watch rare flocks of birds and drift on the waves with sea otters – see the world in a new light from a Zodiac.
If you prefer to power your craft yourself, the marina at the stern of the expedition ship will provide a personal excursion into the unknown. It is also possible to experience nature from an unusual perspective during warm-water activities such as kayaking (for a surcharge) or stand-up paddling.
Hanseatic Inspiration Expeditions
From EUR €9481.00 Per Person
DURATION:15 Days/ 14 Nights REGION:Africa SHIP:Hanseatic Inspiration
Book before 30 August 2020 for these Earlybird fares. Cruising between Cape Town and Walvis Bay aboard the new Hanseatic Inspiration experience every facet of Africa's biodiversity.