Expedition South and Central America with the Panama Canal - magical worlds between the oceans.

Highlights


• Enjoy Caribbean gems and paradises on the Pacific coast

• Let your dreams comes true when you discover exotic treasures on both sides of the Panama Canal


Departure 19.00 hrs
White sandy beaches, wild jungle full of diverse species and fascinating cultures all greet you on this expedition like a colourful kaleidoscope of surprises. Where the northern and southern hemispheres meet, be inspired by the natural panoramas and cultural highlights of wonderful worlds. Venezuela presents its Islas Los Roques, an eclectic and idyllic archipelago of sand dunes and colourful facades. If the authorities allow, you will go ashore to explore breathtaking perspectives.
Bonaire is particularly perfect for an island tour: Bon Bini – welcome to the island of Bonaire*, where the capital of Kralendijk enchants with picturesque boulevards and splendid houses. Alongside nimble hummingbirds and languid iguanas, pink flamingos reflect the beauty of the southern Antilles. Under the water, a wealth of dazzling marine creatures gather on the turquoise coral reef.
Reflect on this impressive half-day as you enjoy the stunning views from the deck – then it’s time for some history: Cartagena is known as South America’s most beautiful colonial city, and was immortalised in Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Thriving and perfectly formed, historic Cartagena* presents an old town that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a carriage ride through Cartagena* and marvel at its magnificent palaces in the Andalusian style, buildings adorned with flowers and numerous churches.
Meanwhile, the San Blas Islands are completely untouched. Look forward to a short yet perfect rendezvous with palm-lined, picture-book islands where you can relax, swim and snorkel.
After your first eventful expedition days, the anticipation will build on board the HANSEATIC inspiration, and suddenly it appears before you – magnificent and legendary, as well as the country’s economic lifeline: the Panama Canal. Opened over 100 years ago, it is the world’s most important waterway. Over more than 80 km (49 mi.), your daytime passage will take you past wild grasslands and dense rainforest, with fascinating background information from your team of experts. The canal is rich in history through its construction, significance and expansion alone.
Arriving on the Pacific side, the HANSEATIC inspiration heads for the lush, green backdrop of the Darien jungle in the Gulf of San Miguel. Local boats will take you to the settlements of the Embera Indians, where you will gain fascinating insights into this indigenous tribe’s culture and way of life. This region, declared a national park in 1981, is a protected space for many native peoples; it spans 579,000 ha (1,430,740 ac.) and is also part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Utria National Park has the greatest biodiversity in the world and is used as a wintering ground by flocks of migratory birds. Together with the rangers, you will forge your way through the untouched Colombian rainforest, the calls of exotic birds echoing through the treetops.
Much wilder, but no less lively, Peru offers invigorating natural experiences on one of its beautiful rocky islands: after a brief technical stop in Paita, you will reach Isla Lobos de Tierra. The island’s name, which translates as “island of the land wolves”, was inspired by its enormous population of sea lions. Much smaller examples of its fantastic fauna include pelicans and blue-footed boobies, their vibrant blue feet lending them an extremely charming look. After an afternoon surrounded by the hubbub of the wildlife and impressive scenery wherever you look, you will board the ship and head out onto the vast ocean. As the HANSEATIC inspiration sets a southerly course, you will enjoy unique impressions of the South American Pacific coast.
Arrival 6.00 hrs Enriched by these unforgettable moments and with your yearning for adventure fulfilled, you will look back on the many contrasts of your expedition from the coastal city of Callao.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Guaranteed Cabin. From

$ 9190 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

$ 10150 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

$ 10630 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

$ 11100 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

$ 11590 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

$ 14940 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

$ 20680 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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