Expedition Caribbean - a group of enchanting islands.

Highlights


• Enjoy the emerald-green waters and secluded beaches

• Discover the secrets and wonders of the Caribbean Sea


Embarkation Overnight stay on board
Departure 2.30 hrs (subject to the tides)
Wandering along fine sandy beaches, gazing out at the turquoise sea from the shade of a palm tree, diving with colourful shoals of fish – the Caribbean is one of our planet’s most impressive island paradises. This adventurous world of exotic beauty conceals numerous wonders and stories, from sunken pirate ships to rare natural treasures. Take Ile Royale, for example: once used as a penal colony, the “royal island” attracted Hollywood’s attention in the 1970s.
Arrival 14.00 hrs The scenery of Bridgetown is truly cinematic: take a sunset catamaran ride* past the sandy beaches lined with luxurious villas. In the old town, ornate and colourful buildings bear witness to the history of the British colony. As well as touring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a jeep tour and hike in the Welchman Hall Gully* is well worth the effort. The open-top jeep will take you to Bathsheba beach, where free-standing rocks form natural sculptures. In the island’s interior, you might be lucky enough to spot the green monkeys that live in a deep gorge full of tropical vegetation. Other stunning facets of the island will be revealed on a scenic journey on Barbados*: starting at the sophisticated yacht club, this varied tour will take you to the historic watchtower at Gun Hill Signal Station and to Farley Hill National Park. Located in dense jungle and surrounded by exotic plants, the ruins of a manor house tell of life on the former plantation.
Departure 18.00 hrs
The smallest of the inhabited Grenadines islands invite you to explore picturesque bays: Mayreau may have only one road, but it is surrounded by numerous golden beaches. Anyone looking to relax in the ocean will find their haven in the east of this beautiful island: here, where the Caribbean Sea shimmers in shades of blue and colourful fish, turtles and rays gather along coral reefs, you can explore the Tobago Cays on a motorised catamaran*. Protected by the Horse Shoe Reef, the view of the archipelago could have been taken from a painting.
Just as picturesque are the forested volcanic peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton on St. Lucia, with the town of Soufriere nestled at their feet. Take a helicopter flight over St. Lucia* and explore this fascinating world of sulphur springs, lush tropical plants and mineral baths. Nature lovers will be in their element with a view of Marigot Bay and the colourful fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries. A flight over the imposing Gros Piton is the perfect finishing touch. During a hike on the Pitons*, you will explore St. Lucia’s landmark on secluded paths that ascend almost 800 m (2,624 ft) and offer breathtaking panoramic views of the island.
Overwhelmed by this spectacular landscape, your gaze will be drawn to the distant Terre de Haut, your next destination: with its hidden bays of turquoise water, the island – part of the Iles des Saintes – has an almost magical feel. A walk through the idyllic town of Le Bourg with its colourful houses, little boutiques and cafes provides an unforgettable impression of the Caribbean way of life.
Your cruise to the heart of the Caribbean continues on the Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda, which Christopher Columbus once compared to a reclining woman. The idyllic beach of The Baths* enchants with its beguiling charm: when you climb under the gigantic boulders through mysterious grottoes and caves, it will feel as though you are entering a remote, mystical world. As your mind resonates with these moving impressions, cruising on the Sir Francis Drake Channel will set every seafarer’s heart racing. The HANSEATIC inspiration will take its time over this wonderful passage, which is among the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The Virgin Island of Jost Van Dyke owes its name to a Dutch pirate who became one of the first Europeans to settle on the archipelago. And while he struck fear into the hearts of the people, the snow-white, fine sandy beaches of White Bay will make your heart soar.
The last stop on your Caribbean island-hopping tour is Preacher’s Cave Beach. Where religious refugees once sought sanctuary, you can enjoy the wonders of creation in all their glory – and take a piece of paradise home with you in your memories.
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Itineraries are subject to change.

Guaranteed Cabin. From

$ 9080 USD pp
When a guaranteed cabin is booked, a two-berth outside cabin will be provided (limited numbers). Cabins will be assigned shortly before the beginning of the cruise. If combined cruises are booked, we are unable to guarantee the same accommodation throughout. Your cabin number will be sent to you along with the travel documents.

Outside Cabin. From

$ 10070 USD pp
Outside Cabin. From
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Panorama Cabin. From

$ 10570 USD pp
Panorama Cabin. From
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

French Balcony Cabin. From

$ 11070 USD pp
French Balcony Cabin. From
Living area: 21 m² (226 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Balcony Cabin. From

$ 11560 USD pp
Balcony Cabin. From
Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); balcony: 6 m² (65 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Junior Suite with Balcony. From

$ 15040 USD pp
Junior Suite with Balcony. From
Living area: 43 m² (463 ft²); balcony: 6 m² (65 ft²) Separate living/sleeping area 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 (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Butler service Binoculars in the suite Nordic walking poles Free mini bar Coffee machine

Grand Suite with Veranda. From

$ 20980 USD pp
Grand Suite with Veranda. From
Living area: 71 m² (764 ft²); Veranda: 16 m² (172 ft²) Veranda with space heaters Separate living/sleeping area 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 balcony access Steam sauna in shower area Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Separate toilet Butler service Exclusive service privileges Binoculars in the suite Nordic walking poles Free mini bar Coffee machine

Hanseatic Inspiration

Vessel Type: Five-star expedition ship

Length: 138 meters

Passenger Capacity: 230 (199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen)

Built: 2017

Explore the Ship:

* More open deck space than on any other expedition ship

* Glass balconies: Float over the ocean with perfect views when watching whales and dolphins, for example

* 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

* Bow tour: The new deck track at the bow puts you in the front row for wildlife sightings.

* Marina: The marina is the convenient starting point for a variety of warmwater sports – kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for you to use

Cabins & Suites:

* An ocean view with even more: exclusively outside cabins and suites, almost all with balconies or French balconies

* Grand Suites with a private veranda

* Spaciously designed – enjoy a relaxing stay in rooms from 21 m² (226 ft²) up to 71 m² (764 ft²) in size

* Exceptionally equipped – for example, with binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, air conditioning, coffee machine and mini bar (free of charge)

* Separable beds in all cabins and suites

* Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)

Culinary:

* Main restaurant: A relaxed atmosphere at any time of day – from breakfast to dinner, inspired by the region.

* Speciality restaurants: The speciality restaurant on the HANSEATIC inspiration will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking. Explore new culinary highlights of the North American east coast on the HANSEATIC nature.

* Bistro Restaurant: Eat under an open sky. The Bistro Restaurant offers 84 indoor and around 100 outdoor seats.

* Bars: spend the evening relaxing with a glass of wine in the Observation Lounge or the HanseAtrium.

Fitness & Wellness:

* Spa area: Our new ships offer professional partial- and full-body massages, classic cosmetic treatments, a hairdresser and treatments for your hands and feet. The Finnish sauna with an ocean view and the steam sauna are the perfect end to every expedition.

* Pool area/bar: Thanks to its flexible canopy, the pool area with bar can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Water loungers and a counter-current system offer pure relaxation.

* Fitness area: The fitness area, which has been expanded significantly to around 100 m² / 1,076 ft², features up-to-date equipment, a separate course room and an incomparable ocean view.

Knowledge On Board:

* HanseAtrium: 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. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences.

* Ocean Academy: The Ocean Academy allows you to experience science however you desire. You can use the large media wall and interactive poster to display fascinating information on a wide range of disciplines whenever you like.

Cabin layout for Hanseatic Inspiration

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