Hanseatic Inspiration Arctic
The newest offering from Hapag Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a sleek, well-equipped vessel with the highest PC6 ice class, 120 cabins and three restaurants. Glass balconies and a deck track at the bow enhance the viewing experience.
A new vessel from Hapag Lloyd, featuring a state-of-the-art stabiliser system and PC6 ice class, the highest rating for a passenger ship
120 Cabins and Suites are light and airy, with large windows and a decor that mirrors the beautiful ocean waters
A large observation deck and lounge afford superb views, with permanently mounted binoculars and 180° view
The deck track at the bow provides superb views of the wildlife and ice breaking
The latest vessel in the Hapag Lloyd family, the Hanseatic Inspiration boasts 120 cabins and suites, with three restaurants, a spa and a fleet of Zodiacs for shore trips. Spend your days breaking through ice and getting onto the water in a Zodiac, and your evenings looking out at the shimmering ocean from a glass balcony, cocktail in hand. Dine on Peruvian and Japanese cuisines and soak in the ocean landscape from the warmth of the Finnish sauna.
The 120 cabins of the Inspiration are split across Cabins, Junior Suites and Grand Suites, each sharing the same attention to detail and elegant decor. Simple, minimalist lines and white linens are given a taste of the sea with muted blues and greens that echo the serene landscape visible through the large windows. Each room comes complete with binoculars, Nordic walking poles, air-conditioning, a coffee machine and complimentary mini-bar, while the Suites feature separate living areas, a steam sauna and butler service. Ranging from 21m² to 71m², the cabins and suites are light, airy and offer exceptional views of the passing landscape.
Boasting a large Observation Deck with permanently mounted binoculars and an Observation Lounge on the lower deck with 180° view, the Hanseatic Inspiration has been well-thought out to enhance your experience of the Arctic landscapes. A deck track at the bow offers front row seats while the PC6 ice class rating, the highest for a passenger ship, makes breaking through the ice as easy as possible. Equipped with a state-of-the-art stabiliser system the vessel offers the smoothest possible journey, even when faced with the Northwest Passage. From the international cuisines of the main restaurant to the Japanese and Peruvian dishes of the speciality restaurant and the al fresco dining of the bistro, Hanseatic Inspiration has a wealth of dining options, alongside two bars and 24-hour cabin service. After an excursion in a Zodiac, relax in the Finnish sauna with its ocean view, or unwind by the pool. Continue to enjoy the views of the ocean as you work out in the well-equipped fitness centre or indulge in a massage at the spa.
Head ashore on the ship’s Zodiac or discover nature up close on the ocean, hike across the arctic landscapes or take out a kayak (available only on certain itineraries). Onboard lectures and presentations bring to life the wildlife and landscapes that surround you as you cruise on the Hanseatic Inspiration.
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“Hapag Lloyd rightly prides itself on service: the international crew are superb and nothing is too much trouble. The food is absolutely incredible and I challenge any passenger to return without a few extra pounds, in spite of all the fitness options aboard the new ship, the Hanseatic Inspiration.”
A day at sea on the St. Lawrence River, Canada
You have a chance to unwind and relax today as the vessel makes its way down the St Lawrence River.
A day sailing the Labrador Sea, Canada
Sailing through the Labrador Sea brings another opportunity to catch up on your reading and unwind on deck or in the lounge.
At Sea – Crossing the Greenland Sea
Crossing the Greenland Sea brings an opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the stillness of the vast expanse of water and to discover the history, geology and wildlife of the region through onboard lectures and fascinating presentations.
Cruise around Monumental Island, Canada
Travelling around Monumental Island is a chance to experience a cragged, imposing shoreline and with any luck you may spot some of the island’s inhabitants as you take a Zodiac excursion closer to the rocks.
Discover Greenland's West Coast
Your final day brings an abundance of experiences, as you visit the western coast of Greenland with its colourful houses, ancient settlements, glistening glaciers and otherworldly icebergs.
Discover Red Bay, Battle Harbour and Rigolet
Travelling northwards the coastline becomes less populated, communities are more isolated and the landscape is largely untouched by tourism. As you sail through Labrador you have the opportunity to step ashore to visit some of the few habitations.
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Today you disembark the ship to continue your journey to your next destination.
Explore the Hudson Strait, Canada
Cruising through the Labrador Sea, your journey continues northwards towards the Hudson Strait, an infamous body of water where the ice conditions are likely to determine the course of your voyage.
Explore Toronto, Canada
Arrive into Toronto, the gateway city for your Arctic expedition cruise.
Sail across the Labrador Sea, Canada
You have another day at leisure as the vessel makes its way across the Labrador Sea.
Sail around Lake Ontario, Canada
Today is one of grand vistas, both natural and manmade, as you sail around Lake Ontario and make shore excursions to experience the cultural beauty of Montreal and the mountains of this scenically beautiful region.
Sail through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada
You have another day of leisure, though there’s always plenty onboard to keep you occupied, from lectures to games, reading to watching the world go by on deck.
Set sail from Toronto, Canada
Today marks the beginning of your expedition as you arrive in Toronto and prepare for the next couple of weeks of Arctic adventure.
Travel through the Gulf of St Lawrence to Norris Point
Your journey today takes in the spellbinding landscapes of Gros Morne National Park, the charming fishing village of Lobster Cove Head and the wildlife and birds of Bonne Bay.
Visit Tadoussac, Canada
With wildlife, historic villages and beautiful landscapes, today’s excursions set the scene for the variety of a voyage through the Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic.