Revived by the spring, blessed by the muse: where nature inspires artists and architecture tells of historical events, experiences speak to the hearts of all fans of nature and culture.

Highlights


• Short cruise France and the Channel Islands - a love letter to Europe's west coast.


Departure 18.00 hrs
From 13.00 to 23.00 hrs If you love diverse scenery and cultural treasures, then you will enjoy this cruise with all your senses. Small islands and picturesque old towns, iconic architecture and medieval heritage, culinary delights and thoughtful reflection: on the HANSEATIC inspiration, spring begins to awaken on Europe’s west coast in Port Joinville on Ile d’Yeu. Explore France’s insider tip on a walk or bike ride and soak in the island’s authentic flair. Charming places like these provide plenty of opportunities for individual explorations and thrilling excursions along your route.
From 7.00 to 19.00 hrs Cruise on the Loire On a city walk of Nantes* in Pays de la Loire, a region full of character, the birthplace of Jules Verne tells of kings and the power of the church, of dukes and holy people. Discover impressive examples of medieval feudal architecture when you visit the castles on the Loire: Chateau d’Angers and Chateau de Brissac* – the first with mighty walls, 17 towers and an elegant interior garden, the second built in the impressive Renaissance style with circular towers. Spend the evening amidst the natural canvas when you cruise on the Loire and experience the landscape from a very special perspective. Join other cultural enthusiasts on board to discuss the diversity of the French river valley, which reflects practically every historic era of European art.
Magnificent and wildly romantic, the Channel Islands are the perfect destination for nature lovers. Sark has an idyllic calm that will accompany you through the multi-award-winning La Seigneurie Gardens. Saint Peter Port on Guernsey is considered the island group’s most beautiful town. Experience this Mediterranean-like place for yourself: a fascinating labyrinth of terraces and hidden gardens is just waiting to be discovered. Explore the island on a vintage bus* and get to know the smallest church in the world – a short but unforgettable visit.
Arrival 10.30 hrs Back on the French mainland, Normandy’s eventful history is brought to life. In Rouen, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets, the Gothic cathedral and the Le Gros-Horloge astronomical clock tell of turbulent times – for example the life of freedom fighter Joan of Arc, who met a tragic end on the old market square in 1431. Follow in the footsteps of history on a walk through Rouen’s old town*. The city of 100 steeples was immortalised by Monet in his famous cathedral series. Be inspired by a visit to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny*, the place where he spent his final years of creativity. Alternatively, take a scenic tour through the Pays d’Auge*, the home of cider, Calvados and Camembert. Rouen is the perfect place to explore on your own, and so the HANSEATIC inspiration will stay here overnight. This will give you time to stroll through the streets and savour the savoir vivre in one of the little bistros.
Departure 7.00 hrs French painters too were inspired by this way of life, and by the landscape. Many impressionists found their muse along the meandering course of the Seine in Normandy. See for yourself on a short cruise on the Seine – a river with a unique connection to France’s soul.
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrs Zeebrugge, Belgium’s largest fishing port, is now an important trading centre. Centuries ago, trade and the textile industry helped the region to prosper. Gain an impression of the past in romantic Brugge*. In the old town, the lustre of bygone times will seem as vibrant as ever when you visit the medieval centre and Michelangelo’s Madonna in the Church of Our Lady. Alternatively, sweeten your day with a walking tour of Ghent and Belgian chocolate*. In Flanders’ second-largest city, discover many facets of its history with magnificent Gothic buildings and gain insights into the production of its world-famous chocolates when you visit a chocolatier. The North Sea air has a salty tang when the HANSEATIC inspiration sets sail for German Bight.
From 13.00 to 18.00 hrs On the largest of the East Frisian Islands, you will see how the tides determine the rhythm of life – both ashore and on a hike through the mudflats of the national park in Borkum*. Whether barefoot or in rubber boots, discover the habitat between the tides with an expert at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to a DGzRS sea rescue cruiser* also provides a look behind the scenes – a most unusual flying visit.
Arrival 8.00 hrs Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point As you approach Hamburg, think back on the intensive and eventful days that have spoken to both your heart and your senses.
Itineraries are subject to change.

OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 6030 USD pp
OUTSIDE CABIN
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

$ 6330 USD pp
PANORAMA CABIN
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

$ 6640 USD pp
FRENCH BALCONY CABIN. From
Living area: 23 m² (248 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

$ 6940 USD pp
BALCONY CABIN. From
27 m² (911 ft²) incl. balcony: 5 m² (54 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

$ 9050 USD pp
JUNIOR SUITE
42 m² (452 ft²) incl 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

$ 12690 USD pp
GRAND SUITE
71 m² (764 ft²) incl 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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