Welcome on board the new expedition class

The three structurally identical expedition ships HANSEATIC nature, HANSEATIC inspiration (from October 2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (from May 2021) will accompany you on the expedition of your life.


Technical data of HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration & HANSEATIC spirit

Start of constructionMay 2017, October 2017, 2019
Shipyard VARD Group AS, Norway
Commissioning May and October 2019, Spring 2021
Ship category 5-stars*
Segment Expedition
Gross Tonnage (GT) 15,650
Length/Beam/Draught 138 m=452 ft/22 m=72 ft/5,6 m=18 ft
Ice classificationPC6 – the highest ice class for passenger ships
Passenger decks 7
Cabins and suites 120
Cabin and suite types 7
Passenger capacity/Crew 230 (199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen)/approx. 175
Marina  1
Restaurants 3
Bars, Lounges 2
Zodiacs 17
Extendible glass balconies 2
On-board language(s) German and German/English
On-board currency EUR

Please note: A from October 2020 (from cruise INS2020), the HANSEATIC inspiration will be a smoke-free ship. This applies to all interior public areas as well as on deck, including the private balconies and verandas. The HANSEATIC spirit is exclusively for adults (from 18 years).

* A classification from the Berlitz Cruise Guide is not currently available as this will be given once the ships are completed. We believe that the comfort standard is similar to that of our MS EUROPA/MS EUROPA 2 ships, which both received the distinction of 5-stars-plus in the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2019.