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Hanseatic Inspiration

MS Hanseatic Inspiration is a luxury expedition cruise ship built in 2017 for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. She offers in-depth exploration in several of the world’s most remote regions, including Antarctica, the Arctic and more tropical destinations such as the Caribbean and Amazon.

Catering to no more than 230 guests (dropping to 199 for sailings in Antarctic), MS Hanseatic Inspiration is the perfect choice if you are looking for a cruise on a modern vessel that combines five-star onboard luxury with facilities more commonly found on sea-hardened expedition ships.

MS Hanseatic Inspiration Cabins & Suites

The accommodation on Hanseatic Inspiration is divided between two main categories; cabins and suites. There are four different grades of cabin, two with private balconies and two with large picture windows.

All of the cabins on MS Hanseatic Inspiration are equipped with everything you will need to enjoy a comfortable journey no matter where you are in the world, including an en suite bathroom (complete with a rain forest-style shower), a mini-bar, an entertainment system and a heated wall for drying wet weather gear.

There are two grades of suite on MS Hanseatic Inspiration. As you might expect, these are larger than the cabins and boast private verandas, private living quarters, a dining area and even steam sauna - perfect for warming up after a day exploring ashore in the polar regions.

MS Hanseatic Inspiration Restaurants & Dining Venues

There are three dining venues on MS Hanseatic Inspiration. The ship’s main restaurant is the dining hub and here you can enjoy a mouth-watering variety of freshly prepared dishes, served at your table. The main restaurant can serve up to 178 guests and is available on an open-seating basis.

Those looking for something a little different are advised to book a table in the ship’s speciality restaurant. With creative menus designed to bring to together exciting flavours from Japan and Peru, and set amongst a pleasing backdrop of wood paneling and large windows, this unique dining option is a must if you wish to give your taste buds a real treat.

Finally, a third venue - The Bistro - offers a more informal option, as well as the choice to dine outside under an open sky should you wish.

MS Hanseatic Inspiration Entertainment & Facilities

Onboard Entertainment:

As MS Hanseatic Inspiration primarily functions as an expedition ship, the entertainment onboard cannot be compared to similar sized vessels offering more ‘classic’ cruise experiences. Instead, the entertainment is designed to be educational and enriching. Examples of this are the HanseAtrium, which is used to host the ship’s briefings and lecture programme; and the Ocean Academy, an interactive space designed for those with an interest in science.

For drinks and relaxation, the HanseAtrium is open during the evening, while the ship’s Observation Lounge provides the perfect environment for catching up with new friends.


For exploration ashore, MS Hanseatic Inspiration has a fleet of Zodiacs which can be deployed up to twice daily, depending on the conditions. These are used to carry guests to landing zones or to observe wildlife at close quarters.

MS Hanseatic Inspiration also has a water-sports marina located to the rear of the ship. In warmer climates, such as the Amazon, guests are offered the opportunity to borrow equipment such as paddle boards and kayaks in order to indulge in a little independent exploration.

Every voyage on MS Hanseatic Inspiration is accompanied by a multilingual Expedition Team who will lead excursions ashore and all lecture programmes.

Other facilities include:

  • Spa & Fitness Suite
  • H6,781 square foot pool area
  • Sun-deck (with two glass balconies that extend over the ship’s edge)

For more information regarding cruising on Hanseatic Inspiration, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred sailing.

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Hanseatic Inspiration Cruises

Date Name Duration
2 Feb 2021 Antarctica - Ushuaia to Ushuaia 12 days
4 Feb 2021 Hamburg To Hamburg 15 days
15 Feb 2021 Ushuaia to Cape Town 20 days
19 Feb 2021 Hamburg To Hamburg 15 days
23 Feb 2021 Ushuaia to Ushuaia 12 days
6 Mar 2021 Hamburg To Hamburg 15 days
7 Mar 2021 Wild South Africa - Cape Town to Walvis Bay 15 days
22 Mar 2021 Walvis Bay to Sal 11 days
2 Apr 2021 Madeira, Canary Islands & Cape Verde - Sal to Funchal 13 days
2 Apr 2021 Spring awakens in the Atlantic 12 days
15 Apr 2021 Funchal to Bilbao 13 days
28 Apr 2021 Bilbao to Hamburg 9 days
7 May 2021 Hamburg to Travemuende 5 days
12 May 2021 Travemuende to Bremerhaven 5 days
17 May 2021 Bremerhaven to Reykjavik 12 days
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More information

If you would like more information on the Hanseatic Inspiration or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.