Hamburg to host naming ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild

Hamburg to host naming ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild
Hanseatic Inspiration will sail her maiden voyage from Antwerp, Belium on 14 October 2019 (Image: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is to name its new expedition vessel in Hamburg on 11 October 2019. Hanseatic Inspiration is the second of the three new expedition ships from the cruise line.

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

Guests will be invited to watch the naming ceremony live from expedition rubber boats called Zodiacs. Further details are being kept under wraps. “Of course, we want to surprise our guests,” said Pojer. “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.”

Hanseatic Inspiration offers 5-star service with around 175 crew members looking after a maximum of 230 guests – or just 199 guests on Antarctic cruises. Its maiden voyage will begin on 14 October in Antwerp, sailing to nine ports of call including The Channel Island of Guernsey, Islas Cies in Spain, Portimao in the Algarve, Casablanca and Madeira.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Thursday, September 12, 2019

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