Let the idyllic, sunny destinations off Africa’s coast warm your explorer’s heart. Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira – gems of the Atlantic. Each a world unto itself.

Highlights


• Expedition Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde - spring awakens in the Atlantic.


Departure 19.00 hrs Begin your summer in spring with Cape Verde. The HANSEATIC inspiration will set sail for the most beautiful islands, which are perfect for active explorers and offer numerous excursions and opportunities for individual explorations. Sal, the sun-drenched island, is a golden gem.
The largest Cape Verde island is Santiago, the archipelago’s history book with the most diverse landscape of all the islands. The historic island capital of Cidade Velha* bears witness to the era of the slave trade and features an impressive fortress in the French style. On a city tour of Praia*, elegant villas and colourful markets exude European flair and African roots.
Fogo, the “fire island”, is dominated by the Pico do Fogo at a height of over 2,800 m (9,186 ft). Explore the fire island’s volcanic landscape* on a tour to the edge of the caldera. Alternatively, take a walk through Sao Filipe* and marvel at the picturesque capital with its numerous colonial houses. Experience Santo Antao and its subtropical and tropical vegetation up-close on a walk through the verdant Paul Valley*. The route is the destination when you head off-road through canyons and along the Atlantic coast to explore the “wild west” in a jeep*. Sao Vicente is known as a melting pot of cultures. See for yourself on the promenade and in the African market and old town when you explore Mindelo on foot*. A hike to Salamansa* takes you through a lunar landscape to a small village on the north coast. The pristine island of Sao Nicolao is rarely visited. The dreamy fishing village of Tarrafal is the starting point for a walk through the bizarre mountain world*. This offers perhaps the most beautiful views of the archipelago and vegetation such as banana trees and papayas. The colourful houses of Ribeira Brava, an island capital with history*, are surrounded by picturesque mountains: first a bishop’s seat, then home to a prison, now it is simply beautiful. Saying goodbye to Cape Verde will not be easy, but Spain’s Atlantic gems await ...
From 10.00 to 19.00 hrs The Canary Islands – seemingly familiar, but constantly surprising. Enjoy vibrant Tenerife on a stroll through the city. Head up through various climates and vegetation zones to Canadas del Teide National Park*. With more than 50 native plants, the flora and fauna around Spain’s highest mountain will draw you under their spell. A hike in the Anaga mountain range* will lead you right to its green heart. In typical laurel forests, you will feel as though you are in a tropical jungle.
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrs The smallest of the Canary Islands offers the greatest diversity: El Hierro – the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve* entices with its laid-back capital, Valverde, and breathtaking views of the Roque de Bonanza. The scent of old eucalyptus forests is equally striking in the hiker’s paradise of El Hierro*. Get up-close to the obvious and hidden beauties of the Madeira archipelago.
The island of Selvagem Grande lies beyond the usual routes. Subject to official approval, you will walk across the “wild island” with conservationists to find out about geckos, Scopoli’s shearwaters and endemic plants.
From 8.00 to 17.00 hrs, Funchal/Madeira/Portugal arrival 22.00 hrs Overnight stay on board Porto Santo may be famous for its kilometre-long sandy beach, but its mountain landscapes are even more spectacular – find out for yourself when you go off-road on an island tour in an all-terrain vehicle*. When the mild wind carries the scent of the flowers into Funchal and you enjoy the evening atmosphere of this amphitheatre bay, the natural spectacles of this cruise will slowly draw to a close.
Itineraries are subject to change.

OUTSIDE CABIN

$ 9200 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

$ 9630 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

$ 10070 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

$ 10520 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

$ 13600 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

$ 18890 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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