Naming date confirmed for HANSEATIC inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd's second new expedition ship in six months

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will officially name its second of three new expedition ships, HANSEATIC inspiration, on Friday 11 October 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The christening will follow the debut of sister-ship HANSEATIC nature in May 2019.

The new expedition cruise ship class which consists of three structurally identical ships designed for a maximum of 230 passengers is being financed by an investment from the parent TUI Group.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new HANSEATIC Expedition fleet
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new HANSEATIC Expedition fleet

“Our ships may travel all over the world, but Hamburg is and will remain our home port. It is therefore a very special occasion for us to be naming the HANSEATIC inspiration against the fantastic backdrop of the Port of Hamburg,” said Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has organised a special ceremony for the naming of the HANSEATIC inspiration. The invited guests will watch the naming ceremony live from Zodiacs. Further details of the naming ceremony are being kept as a surprise for the invited guests.

“Of course we want to surprise our guests, but one thing they can be sure of is that it will be a very special ceremony and we are looking forward to enjoying it with our evening guests and the crew,” added Karl J. Pojer.

On 14 October, HANSEATIC inspiration Captain Ulf Wolter will welcome guests aboard the sold-out maiden voyage in Antwerp and set sail with them on a 15-day sailing. The Channel Island of Guernsey, Islas Cies in Spain, Portimao in the Algarve, Casablanca and Madeira are just some of the nine ports of call on this cruise  which ends in Tenerife.

The HANSEATIC inspiration offers five-star service with around 175 crew members looking after a maximum of 230 guests, or just 199 guests on Antarctic cruises and circumnavigations of Spitsbergen. The ship has the highest ice class for passenger ships and is fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology such as cold ironing and an SCR catalytic converter.

From July 2020, the entire Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition fleet will use low-pollutant marine gas oil fuel on all routes.

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