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.

Cabin Interior View

Deck Plans

Categories 1 - 8

All four cabin types (Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin, and Balcony Cabin) 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 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

Category 9 - Junior Suite

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.

Category 10 - Grand Suite

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.




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.

Specialty Restaurant
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; Library; 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; Boutique; 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

Observation Lounge