Refreshing impressions on the Baltic Sea: experience the Kiel Canal, the charm of the imperial spas, Gdansk and the romantic chalk cliffs of Rugen.

Highlights


• Short cruise Baltic Sea - early Baltic summer.


Overnight stay on board The winds of spring bring a taste of the sea and give flight to your zeal for travel. Stroll through HafenCity and on to Hamburg’s landmark, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, before the HANSEATIC inspiration sets sail in the night. A short cruise full of discoveries awaits.
Departure 3.00 hrs Daytime passage through the Kiel Canal Explore the new expedition class, find your favourite spot or get a change of perspective on the bow tour as you pass through the Kiel Canal. Enjoy the delightfully varied landscape when the Schleswig-Holstein marsh and the Eider-Treene Depression pass by like a natural theatre backdrop. The historic steel construction of the Rendsburg High Bridge is equally impressive. Here, every ship is welcomed by the flag and anthem of its homeland.
From 8.00 to 14.00 hrs Once the HANSEATIC inspiration has passed the lock near Kiel, the light-blue Baltic Sea will open up before your eyes. In the invigorating May air, Usedom wakes from its winter slumber. The beach promenade in Heringsdorf is a great place for a stroll, the resort’s famous architecture lending it an unmistakably elegant look. On a walk to neighbouring Ahlbeck, the stylish villas dating back to the mid 19th century line up like shimmering pearls. Get active in the sun and explore Usedom on an e-bike*. The cycle route takes you to Bansin and into the island’s interior, a peaceful landscape of salt flats, the calm Achterwasser lagoon, dune pines and beech forests. With a view of the silent and beautiful Bohmke nature reserve, its reed belts a breeding ground for black-headed gulls and common terns, you will reach the moated Mellenthin castle. Dating from 1575, the castle – whose name means “midpoint” – sits in the middle of the island of Usedom.
From 8.30 to 19.00 hrs The Crane Gate, landmark of the old Hanseatic city of Gdansk, rises up from the colourful row of houses on Motlawa promenade. The city grew rich on maritime trade and flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries, the golden Hanseatic age. After it was devastated in the Second World War, true artists restored the magnificent buildings and ensembles of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture. A city walk of Gdansk with the sounds of the organ in Oliwa* will take you along the central hubs of Gdansk’s Main City: Long Lane, Gdansk Promenade and Mariacka Street. A hint of old Gdansk remains in the Green Gate in the Flemish mannerist style, richly decorated houses and the typical raised fronts of the merchants’ houses above the old cobbled streets. St Mary’s Basilica, one of the world’s oldest brick churches, towers over the city’s silhouette. At the top of the hour, the Apostles emerge from the astronomical clock to remind us of the ceaseless passing of time. In Oliwa, take all the time in the world to listen to the impressive sounds of 7,876 organ pipes in the former Cistercian monastery. Flapping storks and trilling swallows provide the soundtrack to an outing south of Gdansk. Malbork Castle*, Europe’s largest Gothic brick building, sits regally on the shores of River Nogat. The 13th-century complex was once the seat of the mighty Teutonic Order. Badly damaged in the Second World War, the restored castle and museum – which features exhibitions of ceramics, weapons and amber – are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From 13.00 to 19.00 hrs With steep, romantic coasts, sandy beaches and wonderful forests, Rugen has been a popular summer destination since the late 19th century. The splendid architecture in the resort of Binz dates from this period. The white art nouveau villas stand to attention along the promenade with their carved ornamental lattice work and decorative metal balconies. A journey from Binz on the “Rasender Roland” to Putbus provides additional nostalgia: Germany’s oldest narrow-gauge railway has been traversing this route for over 100 years. In 1810, Prince Wilhelm Malte I. of Putbus made sure that the royal city was built in the classical style strictly according to plan. The sharp, rugged cliffs immortalised by Caspar David Friedrich in his famous painting have long since fallen victim to erosion, the limestone coast constantly altered by the wind and weather. In Jasmund National Park, Rugen’s striking landmarks can be found in an area known as the Stubbenkammer, derived from the Slavic words for “step” and “rock”. Explore these impressive rocks on a short walk to the Konigsstuhl cliff and a walk to the Viktoriasicht viewpoint.
Arrival 7.30 hrs Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point As you enter the narrow mouth of the River Trave, say goodbye to the multifaceted Mare Balticum.
Itineraries are subject to change.

OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 3300 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

$ 3470 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

$ 3640 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

$ 3810 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

$ 4980 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

$ 7000 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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