St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia

The HANSEATIC inspiration, maneuverable expedition ship that will take you close to moments that you will remember forever. A ship that will take your breath away, expand your horizons and capture the beauty of nature. Where other cruises must end, yours is just beginning: the shallow draught and great maneuverability allow our new ship to follow special routes in hard-to-reach regions.

 

An expedition on the HANSEATIC inspiration is more than just a cruise. An expedition means being where nature sets the rhythm and experience is your teacher.  We firmly believe that the more we know, the more  intense each experience becomes. Knowledge is the key to a deeper understanding of our unique planet, which is why all our expeditions are accompanied by a team of top-class scientists who are experts in their various fields. The topics are tailored to the respective cruise destination. Biologists, glaciologists, historians and geologists plan and accompany your excursions – often off the beaten track – with invaluable knowledge, a passion for their subject and many years of experience.

Waterways Navigated:

Penobscot Bay

Bar Harbor

St. Lawrence River

Lake Ontario

St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia

2023 CRUISES
DEPARTS: Boston

May 4 – 19, 2023

Boston to Toronto
Category 15 Nights

Outside cabin with large window located on decks 4-6 approx. 237sq ft. The HANSEATIC inspiration cabins offer curved lines, natural colors and premium materials that come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. All cabin types include:

  • Binoculars in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Heated wall in the bathroom (for towels and wet clothing)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini-bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable Beds

Panoramic cabin with large floor to ceiling window located on deck 4 & 5 approx. 226 sq ft. The HANSEATIC inspiration cabins offer curved lines, natural colors and premium materials that come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. All cabin types include:

  • Binoculars in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Heated wall in the bathroom (for towels and wet clothing)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini-bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable Beds

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

French Balcony cabin located on deck 7 approx. 226 sq ft. The HANSEATIC inspiration cabins offer curved lines, natural colors and premium materials that come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. All cabin types include:

  • Binoculars in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Heated wall in the bathroom (for towels and wet clothing)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini-bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable Beds

Balcony cabin located on decks 6 & 7 approx. 291 sq ft. The HANSEATIC inspiration cabins offer curved lines, natural colors and premium materials that come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. All cabin types include:

  • Binoculars in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Heated wall in the bathroom (for towels and wet clothing)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini-bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable Beds

Balcony cabin located on deck 6 approx. 291 sq ft. The HANSEATIC inspiration cabins offer curved lines, natural colors and premium materials that come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. All cabin types include:

  • Binoculars in the cabin
  • Nordic Walking poles
  • Heated wall in the bathroom (for towels and wet clothing)
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini-bar (soft drinks)
  • Coffee machine
  • Separable Beds

 

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) in categories 1 – 8 are equipped and furnished the same, only the window and balcony area varies. Unique design, inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins, curved lines, natural colors and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

A temporary expedition base. In our HANSEATIC inspiration Junior Suites, harmonious colors and utmost comfort surround you like a gentle sea breeze. Enjoy spectacular views and fascinating wildlife sightings from the comfort of your balcony, living area, or sleeping area. Welcome to the adventure. Features Separate living and sleeping areas; 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 walls in bathroom; Butler service; Binoculars in the suite; Nordic walking poles; Free mini-bar; Coffee machine; Table reservation in main restaurant.

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed. (Deck 3)Expedition on a large scale. The Grand Suites on the HANSEATIC inspiration are comfortable home ports, oases of wellness and panoramic viewing decks rolled all into one. Enjoy the freedom to be yourself – and indulge your personality even more with breathtaking views of natural wonders. Features Veranda with space heaters; Separate living and sleeping areas; 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 veranda access; Steam sauna in shower area; Heated wall in bathroom; Separate toilet; Butler service; Table reservation in main restaurant; Binoculars in the suite; Nordic walking poles; Free mini-bar; Coffee machine.

Itinerary

Boston

Embarkation

 

Cruising in Penobscot Bay

Many European immigrants came to the east coast of the USA in search of a new life. Today, the search is all about great adventures, which begin for you on the HANSEATIC inspiration as you cruise in Penobscot Bay.

 

Bar Harbor

The small town of Bar Harbor is the gateway to the wilderness and your starting point for hiking in Acadia National Park* among dense pine forests and flowering meadows – and for a trip to Cadillac Mountain with its 360° panoramic view of the outlying islands. Enjoy a first-hand experience of lobster fishing in Frenchman Bay* on an exclusively chartered fishing boat.

 

Saint John/New Brunswick

Saint John feels like a French port town. The Reversing Falls, where the river rapids change direction multiple times a day, are an amazing natural spectacle here. Explore the wild beauty of the Bay of Fundy with a walk in Irving Nature Park*, home to seabirds and seals.

Halifax / Nova Scotia

Halifax is the starting point for your scenic tour to Lunenburg*, where the districts and road names tell the story of the first settlement of German immigrants in Canada. Find out about life on the picturesque coast in an old fishing port and about the fate of a legendary ocean giant from Peggy’s Cove and the Titanic*. Enjoy a totally different perspective and explore Halifax by horse and cart*.

Baddeck/Nova Scotia

From Baddeck, head to the historic Fortress of Louisbourg*, one of the largest fortified towns outside Europe. The Native Americans settled in this hilly land long before Europeans. A visit to the Mi’kmaq people* will introduce you to their culture and history.

Iles de la Madeleine/Quebec

Between red cliffs and long beaches, island impressions of Iles de la Madeleine* ensure breathtaking views of the Cape Alright Lighthouse. Enjoy a taste of the island* with cheese, fish and brewing expertise on a culinary tour.

 

Gaspe/Quebec

Perhaps a whale might accompany the ship as you head to Gaspe. A scenic tour of the Gaspe Peninsula and Forillon National Park* reveals picturesque bays and cliffs – you can also explore this paradise for amateur ornithologists with an active hike*.

Saguenay Fjord

Canada’s wilderness brings new meaning to a sense of freedom as you cruise on the St Lawrence River. This is followed by magnificent mountains as you cruise on the Saguenay Fjord. After landing in the national park, a hiking route up to Cap Trinite will reward you with stunning panoramic views.

 
TADOUSSAC

At the mouth of the fjord near Tadoussac, various marine mammals hunt for krill and fish. Keep a lookout for humpback, beluga and blue whales as you go whale watching by RIB* (rigid inflatable boat).

 

Quebec/St Lawrence River

With its French savoir vivre and Canadian zest for life, Quebec invites you to explore its historic quarter. A city walk with tea at Chateau Frontenac* will bring around 400 years of history to life. A trip to Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans* will introduce you to some of the country’s oldest French settlements.


Montreal

Montreal is the second-largest francophone city in the world. Discover its European charm between the picturesque town houses and glittering skyscrapers with a city tour/walk*. The vineyards in the Eastern Townships* will awaken your inner sommelier on the Route des Vins.


TORONTO

Disembarkation

* Shore activities are not included in cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

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SHIP

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Hanseatic Inspiration