Hanseatic Nature, Inspiration & Spirit

These new expedition ships from Hapag-Lloyd represent the perfect marriage of experience and innovation in adventure cruising.

What we love

The perfect combination of technical expertise and thoughtful design makes these ships stand out as very special additions to the expedition fleet. We are particularly excited that Hanseatic Inspiration will be a totally bilingual ship, showing Hapag-Lloyd's commitment to the English-speaking markets.


230 Guests (199 for Antarctic cruises)


Luxury expedition means a fresh and airy décor, great food, service and facilities, alongside technical expertise and 30 years of experience in operating the very best expedition cruises.

  • All meals
  • Marina and water sports equipment
  • Comprehensive lecture programme
  • Well equipped fitness area
  • All trips ashore
  • Gratuities
Year Built 2019 (Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration) / 2021 (Hanseatic Spirit)
Tonnage 16,100 grt
Length 452 feet
Breadth 72 feet


Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises - onboard cuisine

Hapag-Lloyd’s excellent ratings always include a nod to the quality of the food, offered on board these ships in a choice of three restaurants with relaxed open seating.

Main restaurant

Seating 178 guests at a time, the spacious main restaurant offers 180 degree views at the back of the ship.

Speciality restaurant

An exclusive 44-seat speciality restaurant means that you can enjoy a special alternative on one night of your trip.

Bistro restaurant

The casual Bistro restaurant with 84 indoor and 100 outdoor seats is the perfect option for warm weather cruising, and an inviting alternative on all itineraries.

Bars and lounges

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration glass balcony

Socialise, relax and learn in a choice of inviting bars and lounges.

The Central Lounge, with cutting edge technology, is perfection for presentations, recaps and precaps to ensure you make the most of your expedition. The beautiful Observation Lounge at the front of the ship will be your venue of choice in exciting new locations, whilst the sun deck with its own Pool Bar is a perfect space to meet and socialise whatever the weather.

Rooms and suites

Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration - Grand Suite
Grand Suite
Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration - Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration - Balcony Cabin
Balcony Cabin

The unique design and décor of the beautiful private accommodation is inspired by nature, with curved lines, natural colours and premium materials: cosy for cold weather and fresh for warm.

Even the entry level category of accommodation offers enticing private space, over 200 square feet, and an inviting home from home with unusual décor, coffee machine and mini bar, plus lots of carefully planned detail.

Grand Suite

The Grand Suite is a perfect combination of luxurious indoor space and panoramic outdoor viewing area, perfect for an expedition cruise. At 764 square feet, including 172 feet of private verandah (with space heaters), these suites feature completely separate sleeping, dining and lounge areas, a bathroom with natural daylight, steam sauna in the shower area and butler service.

Junior Suite

The well designed Junior Suite, at 463 square feet including a private balcony of 65 square feet, offers a perfect layout with separate bedroom with panoramic view, dining and lounge areas, steam sauna and butler service.

Balcony Cabin

The Balcony Cabins offer loads of space at 301 square feet, including a private balcony of 65 square feet. The spacious seating area leads out onto your balcony, and beds can be configured as twins or doubles.

French Balcony Cabin

The French Balcony cabins, at 248 square feet, give you lots of indoor space as well as sliding glass doors onto the Juliet balcony for wildlife viewing, watching the scenery, and enjoying the fresh air.

Panorama Cabin

237 square feet of space gives you plenty of room to relax and enjoy your private time. On your expedition, much of your time will be spent out on deck with your (included) binoculars, scanning the scenery for natural beauty and wildlife.

All rooms & suites include

  • Sea view
  • Binoculars
  • Nordic walking poles
  • Heated wall in bathroom for towels and wet parkas
  • Rain shower
  • Free mini bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Beds can be configured as twins or double

Onboard experiences

Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration - Watersports platform

On an expedition, the excitement begins on board, and these ships are built with exactly that in mind .

Unique to these purpose built expedition ships is the new deck track at the bow, which puts you in the front row for wildlife sightings: you are even closer to the action than the captain! The water level marina at the back is perfect for zodiac trips ashore as well as watersports.

Tours, talks and more

  • Onboard naturalists, scientists and local experts
  • Presentations, seminars, lectures, reviews of the day's events
  • Trips ashore by zodiac
  • Exploring way off the beaten track
  • The interactive Knowledge Studio will further enhance your visit

Onboard facilities

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - Hanseatic Nature & Hanseatic Inspiration bow walkway

These brand new ships are equipped with extensive facilities, allowing you to explore the world's most remote locations in comfort and style.

  • Spacious fitness area featuring up to date equipment and separate fitness studio
  • Large spa complex
  • Huge pool area which can be enjoyed whatever the weather
  • Watersports marina with equipment including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment
  • Knowledge studio for personal research
  • Two extendable glass-floored balconies on the Sun Deck
  • Terraced outdoor Observation Deck equipped with permanently mounted binoculars
  • Walkway at the bow to put you in the front row for wildlife sightings and more

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect adventure holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7630 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy office, Wells Street, London

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