About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises represents luxury on small ships. On board all ships you can expect individual experiences, first-class service and sophisticated programs on board and ashore. The cruise line offers many special features, especially the expedition cruises which you should book early, but also theme cruises such as golf trips or musical events. The ships Bremen and Hanseatic with less than 200 passengers offer an particularly personal atmosphere. In contrast the ships Europa and Europa 2 offer more luxurious areas for a maximum of 400 respectively 516 passengers. With the new expedition class, the two ships Hanseatic nature and Hanseatic inspiration joined the fleet in 2019.
Since July 2020 all ships of the fleet have been only fueled by the low-sulfured marine gas oil (MGO) instead of heavy oil. This causes 80 % less emissions and 30 % less fine dust and particualte emissions.
The ship Hanseatic inspiration
Both new expedition vessels have the ice class PC6, the highest ice class for passenger ships. Glass balconies on almost all cabins will literally float you over the ocean and as well as the generous open deck areas and the gallery at the bow, allow first-line nature observation. On the small, exclusive ships with a maximum of 230 guests (for arctic expeditions up to 199 guests) a very personal and excellent service awaits you. From the marina, you can set out on a total of 17 Zodiacs for thrilling discoveries or water sports in warmer regions. For both ships the cruise line put a lot of emphasis on environmental friendliness. With new technologies consumption and emissions will be reduced. Modern E-Zodiacs will bring the guests almost noiseless into untouched nature. Please note that the ship will soon be a non-smoker ship. This then applies to all public areas, for the inside areas as well as outside areas on deck (including private balconies and verandas). At the moment (date 11.11.2020) the following rules apply onboard: Smoking is only allowing in the Invisible Lounge inside the ship. Outside there is a designated smoking area portside near the pool. It is also allowed to smoke on the private balconies/verandas of the suites. Pipes, cigarillo and cigars are exclusively allowed in the Invisible Lounge.
Hanseatic inspiration facts
- Start of the construction: 2017
- Inaugural cruise: 2019
- Passengers: 230, Antarctica max. 199
- Ice class: PC6
- Length: 138 m
- Width: 22 m
- Draft: 5.6 m
Hanseatic inspiration staterooms
On board the Hanseatic inspiration you will find only outside cabins and suites of which almost all will have a balcony or French balcony. The size of the comfortably and stylishly furnished cabins and suites vary from 21 to 71 square meters. All cabins and suites have a special design concept, called “Inspired by nature” that is characterized by curved lines, natural colours and high-valued materials. In the bathroom, a heated wall ensures that even wet towels or parkas dry quickly after the expeditions. A free minibar (cabins with free soft drinks, suites all drinks included) and a coffee machine can be found on each cabin. There are Nordic walking poles for active guests and binoculars for observations of the unique nature and wildlife. The grand suites have a bathtub as well as a rain shower and a steam sauna which can also be found in the junior suites.
Hanseatic inspiration Atmosphere on Board
The new Hanseatic inspiration offers excellent expedition feeling with 5-star comfort. The atmosphere on board is nevertheless relaxed and due to the small number of guests very private. All guests can enjoy a maximum of personal freedom on board which means free choice between the restaurants and the seats. The clothing during the day is sporty-elegant and adapted to the weather. Two extendable glass balconies on the sundeck provide the incomparable feeling of floating above the ocean. The age of the guests is mixed, but mostly middle and upper age. Board languages on the Hanseatic inspiration are German and English, so that also international guests can easily follow the explanations given by the experts on board.
Hanseatic inspiration Food and Beverages
As expected with a 5-star expedition ship, there is plenty to offer in terms of culinary delights. Three restaurants are planned on board the Hanseatic inspiration. In addition to the main and the bistro restaurant, with flexible dining times and free choice of seats, there will be a specialty restaurant with 44 seats. The specialty restaurant offers delicacies of Japanese cuisine and spoils you with tastefully served dishes. The bistro restaurant offers approx. 84 seats inside the ship as well as around 100 seats on the outside. Two bars complete the culinary offer and invite to one or other drinks and stimulating conversations with fellow travelers.
Hanseatic inspiration Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
The focus of an expedition cruise is on the discovery of the world and the intense experience of nature. Therefore, the focus of the entertainment on the Hanseatic inspiration is on the imparting of knowledge which is deepened by expert lectures in the HanseAtrium and can once again be extended by self-study in the OceanAcademy. The deck circulation on the bow allows nature observations from close proximity. The HanseAtrium, a divisible multifunctional lounge, transforms into one of the two bars in the evening. In the 235 square meter spa area, guests can spoil themselves after exciting excursions. A Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, a relaxation area, a hairdresser, beauty treatments and massages will be offered in the spa ares. For sports enthusiasts, there is an approx. 100 square meter training area with a view of the impressive natural panorama of the respective destination and a pool area with countercurrent system which is weather independent thanks to a flexible tent roof.
If you want to undertake interesting and impressive expeditions in a small group and with the emphasis on qualified expertsthen you are in the right place on board the new Hanseatic inspiration. Fantastic expeditions in combination with a high-class cruise experience await you!