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Hanseatic Inspiration

The new expedition class
Inspired by Nature - Driven by Innovation

The five-star expedition ship combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. The inspiration boasts top-of-the-line amenities, more open deck space than on any other expedition ship and a variety of services unique to the ship. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else. You will enjoy plenty of freedom – be it in the stylish cabins and suites, the exquisite selection of culinary delights or the many unforgettable expedition moments. Enjoy your own personal expedition, spellbound by the fascinating view of the Great Lakes.

2020 Cruise Prices
Toronto - Chicago Chicago - Toronto
Category 1 $10,650 $10,570
Category 2 $11,180 $11,100
Category 3 $11,710 $11,630
Category 4 $12,240 $12,160
Category 5 $12,240 $12,160
Category 6 $12,770 $12,690
Category 7 $13,310 $13,230
Category 8 $13,840 $13,760
Category 9 $15,970 $15,890
Category 10 $22,370 $22,260
Rates are per person in U.S. dollars, based on $1.15 = €1. The price includes the currently applicable taxes.
Included in price

International Gourmet Cuisine - full board. Early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (Three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack.

Experienced experts from various disciplines accompany every cruise, give presentations and multimedia lectures, and provide well-informed answers to questions about the cruising area.

Use of the interactive Ocean Academy with individual knowledge formats.

Equipment for loan: one pair of binoculars and two sets of Nordic Walking poles in the cabin itself, furthermore warm parka, rubber boots, and snorkelling equipment.

German- and English-speaking ship and expedition management as well as German- and English-speaking service crew.

Ocean Spa with Finnish sauna with an ocean view, steam sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation area. (Spa treatments and hairdresser at a surcharge.)

In every cabin: champagne to welcome you, mini bar restocked daily with non-alcoholic beverages (additional selection in Grand Suites and Junior Suites), coffee machine, 24-hour cabin service.

Flat-screen television with information and entertainment programme, personal e-mail account and internet access via wi-fi (e-mails free of charge, internet subject to a charge).

Comprehensive information before the cruise as well as expedition maps.

Port Taxes.

Full terms & Conditions (119kb PDF)

Deck Plans
Deck Plan
Built October, 2019
Gross Tonnage 15,650
Shipyard VARD Group AS, Norway
Length 138m (452ft)
Beam 22m (72ft)
Draught 5.6m (18ft)
Total Power 4x 2,800 kW
Speed 16 knots
Passenger Capacity 230
Crew 175
On-board Languages German / English
Staterooms 120
Additional Facilities

Restaurants: Main restaurant, Bistro Restaurant (inside and outside seats) and a specialty restaurant

HanseAtrium(Multifunctional lounge) with evening bar

Observation Lounge with bar and snack station


Fitness area with water view - and separate course room

Spa and wellness area with Finnish sauna with a water view, steam sauna, hairdresser and beauty area


Knowledge Lab - Ocean Academy

Cruise sales

Photo service

Separate smokers' lounge

Deck tour at the bow

Two extendible glass balconies

Large pool area (can be closed with a flexible canopy) - heated seawater swimming pool with counter-current system and water loungers, separate whirlpool and bar

Terraced observation deck

Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services

Wi-Fi access in all cabins/suites and public areas

Aboard the ship

Balcony Cabin

Panoramic Cabin

Specialty Restaurant

Bistro Restaurant

HanseAtrium Bar

HanseAtrium Lounge

Main Restaurant

Observation Lounge

Ocean Academy