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Hapag-Lloyd confirms details for Hanseatic Inspiration naming ceremony

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The new ship will be christened in the port of Hamburg on 11 October 2019.

The Hanseatic Inspiration, which the second of three new expedition ships by Hapag-Lloyd, will be given a special ceremony at Uberseebrucke in the Port of Hamburg.

Guests invited to the special event will watch the naming ceremony live from the water on Zodiacs and launches will also be available for those who’d prefer not to go aboard the expedition boats.

“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,” commented Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

All other details of the christening are being kept as a surprise to 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.

The maiden voyage will then take place on 14 October from Antwerp. The ship will set sail with on a 15-day sailing, calling at the Channel Island of Guernsey, Islas Cies in Spain, Portimao in the Algarve, Casablanca and Madeira, among other ports. The cruise will finish in Tenerife.

The 199-passenger vessel Hanseatic Inspiration has been designed to deliver the ultimate expedition experience to passengers, getting as close to nature as possible while incorporating cutting-edge equipment to ensure the environmental impact is kept at a minimum.

Hapag Lloyd’s new expedition class, which comprises three structurally identical ships designed for a maximum of 230 passengers, is being financed by an investment from the parent TUI Group.

The first expedition class ship, Hanseatic Nature, set sail on its inaugural cruise this year. Meanwhile, the details for the third ship, Hanseatic Spirit, were recently announced.

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