|1||Kangerlussuaq, Greenland||Explore Kangerlussuaq, board Hanseatic Inspiration|
|2||Sisimiut||Wander the streets of this busy town or hike to Tele Island for picturesque views of downtown|
|3||Disko Bay||Witness a "water ballet" of drifting iceburgs, see beautiful landscapes and an abundance of wildlife|
|4||Ilulissat||Visit the UNESCO world heritage listed fjord to see Greenland's most intoxicating natural spectacle|
|5||Qeqertarsuaq||Visit this picturesque, colonial village, spot some whales|
|6||Paamiut||Spot humpack and fin whales, walk through the characteristic old town|
|7||Qassiarsuk||Immerse yourself in the viking history|
|8||Fjords of Greenland||Cruise through this majestic natural wonder|
|9 & 10||At Sea||Relax, Unwind and make the most of the many services offered on board|
|11 - 13||Labrador, Canada||A place of breathtaking scenery, go hiking, spot some moose, wolves and caribou|
|14 & 15||Goose Bay, Canada||Hamiliton Inlet, Lake Melville, spend the night docked in Goose Bay, disembark the following morning after breakfast|
The Hanseactic Inspiration raises the bar in the expedition cruise segment and features numerous structural elements that enhance the expedition experience even more. Retractable glass balconies on the sun deck give you the feeling of hovering directly above the water and you can stand on the circuit on the bow of the ship to be closer to the action – even closer than the captain.
The new ship can accommodate 199 guests on Antarctica and Arctic cruises (230 for other voyages) with exclusively outside cabins, almost all of which have their own balcony or french balcony. There are 3 first class restaurants on board as well as a spa, fitness centre, pool and multiple bars and lounges to help you relax and unwind after a busy day of exploring all Antarctica has to offer.
Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland’s main air transport hub and the site of Greenland’s largest commercial airport. The airport dates from American settlement during and after World War II, when the site was known as Bluie West-8 and Sondrestrom Air Base. The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland’s most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. The settlement’s economy and population of 512 is almost entirely reliant on the airport and tourist industry. Board the Hanseatic Inspiration
Sisimiut has been inhabited for the last 4,500 years, first by the Inuit people of the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture, and then the Thule people, whose descendants form the majority of the current population. Sisimiut is the largest business centre north of the national capital of Nuuk and is one of the fastest growing cities in Greenland. Walk the streets of this colourful town or take a hike to Tele Island and marvel at the picturesque old town.
Disko Bay will provide unforgettable memories. Ice sculptures in all manner of forms drift slowly through the vast area. Enjoy this natural spectacle from your front-row seat on deck – or take a Zodiac ride to the centre of the action. Illuminated by the sunlight, the ice gleams in a fascinating play of colours from white to azure blue.
Gaze in awe as the breathtaking foot of the Eqip Sermia Glacier stretches out 7 km before you, along with Ilulissat’s vast panorama along the ice fjord. Soak in the wonders of nature and knowledge on a hike with your experts. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ice fjord is also the setting for what is possibly Greenland’s most intoxicating nature spectacle.
Qeqertarsuaq presents a stunning contrast to the dark mountain backdrop with small, colourful houses by the water. The whales used to attract hunters; today, the gentle giants of the sea attract looks of amazement when they spout water close to the ship. Enter the town through the whalebone gateway to explore Godhavn – the “good harbour”, walk through the Arctic tundra to the Windy Valley or past hot springs to the rugged basalt coast.
Paamiut has the largest population of humpback and fin whales. You might even spot a sea eagle, the area’s guardian angel, as you walk through the old town with its characteristic buildings.
Qassiarsuk, where Erik the Red settled in 982, will immerse you in the time of the Vikings. Ruined Norman walls and replicas of Thjodhild’s church and Erik’s long house bring the Norsemen back to life.
The fjords of Greenland will open up a millennia-old book on the history of the earth’s creative power. Taking a flexible route through this monumental natural wonder, the ship emphasises the vivid expeditionary nature of this cruise. Majestic mountain ranges alternate with deeply carved coastlines.
During your days at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. If you want to expand your expedition knowledge immerse yourself in learning more by listening to one of the experts presentations or do some of your own research in the Ocean Academy.
Labrador, Canada’s most easterly province, is a place of breathtaking scenery. Rock formations rise up to 1,500 m out of the sea. Remote locations invite you to go hiking and rivers rush through the landscape like lifelines. The home of moose, wolves and caribou as well as the coast being home to seals and whales. Head into these regions that just a few years ago could only be reached by seaplane or sled.
Travelling through the fjord-like Hamilton Inlet and cruising on Lake Melville you will head to Goose Bay where you will spend your final night docked in Goose Bay. After breakfast on Day 15 you will disembark the Hanseatic Inspiration for your charter flight to Montreal.