So much to see in Scotland and Iceland – discover wild, contrasting nature not to be found anywhere else. Islands that reveal their secrets during numerous activities.

Highlights


• Expedition Wild Scotland and Iceland - journey through time with highlands and fjords.

Bremerhaven, departure 18.00 hrs
From 8.00 to 19.00 hrs In northern Europe, the small HANSEATIC inspiration sets a course for spectacular landscapes. On Scotland’s east coast, be surprised as you explore Edinburgh from its port at Leith. The capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an open book of cultural and architectural history. Winding streets, antique and neoclassical architecture, society and monarchy: a walking tour with a castle visit* reveals many facets, Edinburgh Castle being the crowning glory. In the council area of Midlothian, shed some light on the legendary Rosslyn Chapel*. Was this the home of the Templar archive or the Holy Grail? Dan Brown made the chapel world-famous in The Da Vinci Code.
A walk on Arthur’s Seat* is like an excursion into volcanology. At around 250 m (820 ft), the mountain sets the tone for another of Scotland’s unspoilt regions: the Orkney Islands. By their very nature, the islands are just as impressive as centuries-old cultural treasures. The spectacular Old Man of Hoy stands at the steep red coastline like a proud sailor. As you cruise off the almost 140 m (459 ft) high needle, you will find yourself asking how long this old chap will be able to withstand the forces of nature. From Stromness, your route of discovery will take you back to the islands’ early history. Your journey through time will take in the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skaill House*, covering around 4,000 years. Wind, water and walking: an active tour on the Orkneys* will introduce you to one of the most popular hiking routes and show you how the tides shape the coastal landscape.
The small fishing town of Ullapool is a beautiful spot. Open the gateway to the Highlands with Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and Inverness*. Even if the famous monster doesn’t show its face, the striking castle ruins and the capital of the Highlands will provide plenty of photo opportunities. Scottish whisky has just as much character. Try it for yourself at the Glen Ord distillery*. Inverewe Garden* is the region’s surprise, the effects of the Gulf Stream allowing subtropical plants to flourish.
Lush, green highlands, rugged coasts and the heritage of kings and clans: head deep into the rugged island world of the Hebrides and feel the soul of Scotland – for example on the Isle of Skye. Take an island tour in the north* and explore bizarre rocky landscapes and an open-air museum that reveals what life was like around 100 years ago. Keep an eye out for sea eagles, dolphins and puffins when you take a sea kayak along the Scottish coast* and every stroke of the paddle brings you closer to the wildlife. Two premiere destinations await on your Scottish explorations: Canna is home to razorbills, shearwaters and golden eagles. Rum is the site of the grand Kinloch Castle. Both islands are home to seals and numerous seabirds – keep a look out with your experts. Literally as solid as a rock: the steep, towering “stacks” emerge off the coast of the remote island group of St Kilda. Subject to official approval, you will go ashore on Hirta for an island hike.
Iceland adds to your discoveries with Nordic might. In the hamlet of Bakkagerdi, the bird-inhabited cliff – a great place to watch puffins – will thrill even amateur ornithologists. Djupivogur, one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland’s eastern fjords, is among the region’s most beautiful villages. A glacier adventure to Vatnajokull*, Iceland’s largest and most famous ice field, is an impressive example of natural architecture. Bizarre lava formations, grassy hills and steep cliffs: untamed nature shapes Heimaey too, the largest of the Westman Islands. Whether alone or with your experts, a visit to the Eldheimar Museum or a hike on the Eldfell volcano will give you a glimpse into the creative power of primeval forces. The dramatic nature of Iceland and the wild terrain of northern Europe will stay with you forever.
Arrival 7.00 hrs
Itineraries are subject to change.

GUARANTEED OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 7680 USD pp
GUARANTEED OUTSIDE CABIN
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

$ 8500 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

$ 8900 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

$ 9300 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

$ 9700 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

$ 12530 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

$ 17370 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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