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New England to Niagara Falls

An exploration of New England, Nova Scotia & the St. Lawrence River aboard the five-star Hanseatic Inspiration

  • 17 May 2020
  • History and Culture
  • Acadia National Park

Here is a fascinating cruise at a delightful time of year aboard a vessel on which you can be assured of excellent service, food and sumptuous surroundings. The five-star Hanseatic Inspiration will be launched in October 2019 and we are delighted to have been able to secure some cabins for this wonderful voyage from our associates at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The itinerary offers a combination of sophisticated cities and towns with the great Canadian outdoors. We will see some stunning scenery, encounter marine-life including the famous whales in the Saguenay Fjord, and enjoy the interesting blend of cultures for which Eastern Canada is famous.

Before embarking the Hanseatic Inspiration, we have an overnight stay in Boston, surely America’s most historic and beautiful city. Once on board we sail north to Bar Harbor, gateway to the magnificent Acadia National Park. After exploring the park, we sail to Saint John in New Brunswick where our exploration of Maritime Canada begins.

Amongst the many scenic highlights of the region will be the expansive coastal wilderness of the Bay of Fundy, the geological wonders of Gros Morne National Park and the beautiful island of Iles de la Madeleine. There will be a range of optional excursions on offer in each port of call as well as ample time to relax on board whilst cruising through some stunning scenery including a day sailing along the St. Lawrence River and a day cruising Lake Ontario. Finally, to experience the unique culture and heritage of the region, the itinerary includes the cities of Halifax, Quebec City and Montreal, a city that exudes old world charm, French joie de vivre and a modern style all of its own.

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Hanseatic Inspiration

Hanseatic Inspiration

Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a new five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. With a maximum of just 230 passengers (199 passengers in Antarctica), this unique vessel offers an informal and relaxed atmosphere on board with more open deck space than any other expedition ship. There is a qualified expedition team of naturalists who will accompany you ashore and provide informative talks in the comfort of the well-designed HanseAtrium, and a crew of 175 offering the most exquisite and attentive service on board.

Please note that the images shown are artist impressions. Whilst the décor may differ slightly, the overall look and design of the vessel once launched will be very similar to the images shown.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Boston, USA.

Fly by scheduled flight. Arrive this afternoon and transfer to our hotel for an overnight stay. The remainder of the day and evening are free for independent arrangements.

Day 2 - Boston.

This morning we explore Boston and Cambridge. Founded in 1630 as the first seat of government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Cambridge has developed into an international community, merging history, education, arts and culture. Stroll the historically elegant Brattle Street with its outstanding collection of Tory mansions including the Longfellow House National Historic Site, a treasure chest of historic artefacts. In Boston, visit the Old North Church, where Paul Revere began his famous ride, and discover the Beacon Hill neighbourhood, with lovely turn-of-the century homes and cobblestone streets. After lunch in a local restaurant we transfer to the Hanseatic Inspiration where the crew will welcome us on board. Set sail this evening.

Day 3 - At Sea.

Enjoy a day at sea as we cruise towards Bar Harbor. Join one of the lectures or relax and enjoy the facilities on board.

Day 4 - Bar Harbor.

Many settlers’ stories began on the eastern coast of the USA, and ours will also begin in the small port of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is an artists’ enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park. There will be a choice of optional excursions today, envelope yourself in a world of dense pine forests and blooming grassland on a hike through Acadia National Park. Alternatively enjoy a panoramic tour through Acadia National Park including the Cadillac Mountain which offers an unforgettable 360 degree panoramic view of the outlying islands. Natural motifs such as these and an imposing, rugged coastline of cliffs add a special allure to this tour.

Day 5 - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Arrive this morning in the charming port of Saint John. Saint John is Canada’s first incorporated city, a celebrated wooden shipbuilding centre with a colourful history. Today, the quaint “Uptown” area is laden with Victorian influenced architecture, brick walkways, historic churches, town squares and flowers blooming around old-fashioned lamp posts. There will be an optional walking tour of Irving Nature Park to learn about the diversity of the unique marine ecosystems. The park is a 600 acre site created to help protect the environment. The area nurtures one of the province’s richest marine ecosystems and is a traditional staging site for migratory and marine birds that travel between the Arctic and South America and a breeding ground for many waterfowl of the Atlantic coastline.

Day 6 - Cruising in the Bay of Fundy.

The Bay of Fundy boasts the world’s largest tidal range of around 13 metres. Between salt marshes and sandy beaches, seabirds and seals, we marvel at the unspoilt beauty of the flora and fauna. The Bay of Fundy is renowned not only for its tides but also for geological discoveries and marine life.

Day 7 - Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. There will be a choice of optional excursions today. Choose a scenic trip to Lunenburg, where impressive cultural treasures tell the story of German and Swiss settlers. A visit to the historic centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site gives us an understanding of the history of the settlement and its colourful wooden houses from the 18th century. Alternatively, join a tour to Peggy’s Cove and the Titanic. A museum dedicated to telling the truth behind the story and the legend of Peggy of the Cove. Here we discover the facts about the life of a girl named Peggy, who was the sole survivor of a shipwreck that actually happened at Peggy’s Cove - it could be how the cove got its name. We continue to explore the fate of one of the world’s most famous giants of the ocean. Home of the Titanic burial site, Fairview Lawn Cemetery has 121 graves of various victims of the Titanic disaster.

Day 8 - At Sea.

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and perhaps attend a lecture or two.

Day 9 - Norris Point, Newfoundland.

Norris Point will be our base today as we explore Gros Morne National Park on a choice of optional excursions. Stretching across 1805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland, the park encompasses tiny seaside communities, forests, bogs, barren lowlands and striking shorelines. The area is world renowned for its complex geology, it was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. Alternatively, for the more active, there will be the opportunity to join a spectacular hike through the wetlands and forest to a series of waterfalls and look out for wandering moose.
Please note that today we will be at anchor and the ship’s Zodiacs or local tender boats will be used.

Day 10 - Iles de la Madeleine.

Enjoy a relaxing morning at sea and arrive at Cap aux Meules, part of the Iles de la Madeleine archipelago. Here spectacular red sandstone cliffs jut out of the sea on the northern coasts of the 12 main islands. Sand dunes creating lagoons, adjacent wetlands, and miles of windswept beaches link most islands. During the optional afternoon tour we explore the island of Iles de la Madeleine with its breathtaking views of the Cap Alright Lighthouse.
Please note that today we will be at anchor and the ship’s Zodiacs or local tender boats will be used.

Day 11 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Arrive this morning in Charlottetown, where in 1864, the Confederation Conference set in motion a series of events that led to the birth of the nation of Canada. It is a picturesque town with colourful clapboard houses, converted warehouses and striking churches. From here a fisher will provide insights into lobster fishing on a scenic journey across Prince Edward Island.

Day 12 - Sailing on the St. Lawrence River.

Today we spend the day sailing along the St. Lawrence River, keep an eye out for whales as we pass along the lifeline of the Canadian wilderness.

Day 13 - Tadoussac.

Off Tadoussac and at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, various species of marine mammals hunt for krill and fish. Today our choice of optional excursions include, whale watching on the St. Lawrence Fjord with the opportunity to see humpback, beluga and possibly even rare blue whales. Alternatively, for the more active, head to the heart of the inlet on a hike on the Sentier du Fjord trail.
Please note that today we will be at anchor and the ship’s Zodiacs or local tender boats will be used.

Day 14 - Cruising on the Saguenay.

Founded by Jacques Cartier in 1536, the Saguenay River is nestled beneath towering cliffs and enveloped in pine. Today, relax on deck and enjoy cruising through this picturesque area.

Day 15 - Quebec City.

Arrive this morning into Quebec City where we will have a choice of excursions. Join a city tour to explore the distinctive French culture, cobblestone streets, and the historic architecture of the Old Town with afternoon tea at Chateau Frontenac. Alternatively, take a tour to Montmorency Falls and Ile d’Orleans. From the top of these 272-foot high waterfalls, savour the breathtaking views and witness the powerful forces of nature as the water of the Montmorency River roars down the cliff to eventually meet with the St. Lawrence River.

Day 16 - Montreal.

Today we have a choice of optional excursions from our base of Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. Discover the city on a walking tour of Montreal and explore the contrasts between the picturesque buildings of the old town and the glittering facades of high-rises. Alternatively, explore the city on an e-scooter discovering the outer districts.

Day 17 - Cruising on Lake Ontario.

Spend today cruising Lake Ontario as we journey towards Toronto. Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the 14th largest lake in the world in terms of surface area. Like all of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario as it is known today was the result of glacial shifting and melting at the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Day 18 - Toronto to London.

Disembark this morning and transfer to visit the Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour before taking a cruise aboard the Hornblower where we witness the breathtaking power and amazing mist of the magnificent Falls. Enjoy lunch before transferring to the airport for our scheduled flight to London.

Day 19 - London.

Arrive today.

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £500 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
17 May 2020 to 4 June 2020
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
1 Outside cabin Deck 4, 5 & 6 £10295 £9795
2 Panoramic cabin Deck 4 & 5 £10695 £10195
3 French balcony cabin Deck 6 £11075 £10575
4 Balcony cabin Deck 5 £11495 £10995
5 French balcony cabin Deck 7 £11495 £10995
6 Balcony cabin Deck 6 & 7 £11995 £11495
7 Balcony cabin Deck 6 £12395 £11895
8 Balcony cabin Deck 7 On Request On Request
9 Junior suite with balcony 6 & 7 On Request On Request
10 Grand suite with veranda Deck 6 & 7 On Request On Request
2 Panoramic cabin for sole use £14975 £14475

Tour Reference Code: SCHI170520

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Overnight hotel accommodation in Boston with breakfast • Tour of Boston with lunch as described • 16 nights aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration on a full board basis • Mini-bar with soft drinks in your cabin restocked each day • Onboard team • Tour to Niagara Falls with lunch as described • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, shore excursions (details will be available to pre-book three months before departure and payment will be made on board), visas.

N.B Flight schedules are yet to be released at the time of going to print and the itinerary may change on their release.

SHIP TO SHORE
Please note that we will be at anchor at the following ports and will use tender boats or Zodiacs to transfer ashore: Norris Point, Isles de la Madeleine, Tadoussac.

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Hanseatic Inspiration

Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a new five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. With a maximum of just 230 passengers (199 passengers in Antarctica), this unique vessel offers an informal and relaxed atmosphere on board with more open deck space than any other expedition ship. There is a qualified expedition team of naturalists who will accompany you ashore and provide informative talks in the comfort of the well-designed HanseAtrium, and a crew of 175 offering the most exquisite and attentive service on board.

Please note that the images shown are artist impressions. Whilst the décor may differ slightly, the overall look and design of the vessel once launched will be very similar to the images shown.

 
  • Hanseatic Inspiration
    Hanseatic Inspiration
  • The Atrium
    The Atrium
  • Hanseatic Restaurant
    Hanseatic Restaurant
  • Observation Lounge
    Hanseatic Inspiration - Observation Lounge
  • Grand Suite
    Hanseatic Inspiration - Grand Suite
  • French Balcony
    Hanseatic Inspiration - French Balcony
  • Lido Restaurant
    Lido Restaurant
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    There are a total of 120 cabins and suites. All cabins/suites feature a comfortable sleeping area with separable beds, a heated wall in the bathroom, a rain shower, TV, a coffee machine and a mini bar with soft drinks refilled daily. They are also equipped with binoculars and Nordic walking poles and 24-hour cabin service is available. The Outside Cabins, Panoramic Cabins and French Balcony Cabins all measure between 21 to 23 square metres and the Balcony Cabins measure 27 square meters including the balcony. The Junior Suites are approximately 42 square meters including the balcony and offer panoramic views, a comfortable living and sleeping area and a separate dining area. They also benefit from the addition of a bathroom with two sinks, a steam sauna and butler service. The Grand Suites are approximately 71 square meters including a private veranda with space heaters. They feature a sleeping area with panoramic views and a comfortable living area as well as a separate dining area. Additional facilities include a bathroom with two sinks, free standing bath, rain shower, steam sauna, balcony access and butler service.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel has three spacious restaurants, two bars, a library, Sun Deck with swimming pool and pool bar, fitness room, hair salon and a small boutique. Whilst relaxing on deck and watching for passing wildlife, the excellent service team offer little touches like exotic fruit skewers and cooling cloth towels. There is also a hospital on the lower deck and it is in the HanseAtrium that the expedition team will hold lectures and briefings. The vessel has been designed taking inspiration from nature to reflect the expeditionary theme of the voyages and to provide interplay between the interiors and the world outside. Exciting vistas are guaranteed in the Observation Lounge thanks to the 180-degree panoramic view which can be enjoyed while relaxing with an aperitif at the bar and listening to the music. Another design highlight is the two extendable glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which passing wildlife can be viewed on the ocean surfaces. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the bridge whenever the local regulations and conditions allow, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Experience indulgence at the highest level. Highly trained chefs will surprise you every day with their skill and attention to detail. Diverse and classic delicacies will be available at every meal, whether you are enjoying a quick breakfast or a relaxed evening meal. There is a choice of three spacious open-seating restaurants including the Hanseatic Restaurant with its relaxed atmosphere, the Lido Restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor seating, and the Speciality Restaurant where you will be taken on a culinary voyage of discovery with Japanese and Peruvian creations. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

  • Life Onboard

    Life On Board

    With your every need attended to, there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy the experience aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration. After a Zodiac excursion, you will be welcomed back on board with hot drinks and snacks, drinks will be handed to you as you stand on deck viewing magnificent icebergs and the crew will think of everything and enhance your cruise in every way possible. Highly qualified, knowledgeable experts will accompany you throughout the cruise; discovering unknown territory and seeing amazing wildlife will be a lot more rewarding with an expert by your side. Whether a naturalist or ornithologist, their passion and enthusiasm will be conveyed through talks on board and during excursions. The onboard fleet of 17 Zodiac landing craft enables guests to reach every spectacular sight, no matter how remote and, due to their manoeuvrability, these inflatable craft allow us to truly immerse ourselves in nature. You can be feet away from glaciers, spectacular birdlife and explore otherwise inaccessible fjords and waterways.

  • For your comfort

    For your Comfort, Safety & Security

    During construction of the Hanseatic Inspiration, the focus has been on making her suitable for all ice conditions and she has been fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. The vessels holds the highest ice class for a passenger ship – PC 6, and with a shallow draught, powerful engine and robust propellers, this is a sturdy ship with excellent manoeuvrability. All of these features allow access to remote islands and coastlines and make for one of the finest expedition vessels from which to experience unforgettable moments.

  • Ship Directory

    Hanseatic InspirationShip Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. There are a total of 120 cabins and suites and, with the 180-degree panoramic view provided by the Observation Lounge, two glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which to enjoy watching the wildlife and more open deck space than any other expedition ship, you will be ensured of a comfortable and fascinating voyage.

    The vessel is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and the Captain, Officers and crew offer a first-class service and have been selected for their professionalism and expertise. In addition, the expedition team, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, be it marine biology, history or ornithology, are dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board and ashore. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The cabins, suites and public areas are equipped with air-conditioning.

    BATHROBE

    A bathrobe for each guest is provided in the cabin/suite.

    BEDS

    All cabins and suites have a double bed that can also be separated to make two single beds. If you would prefer a configuration of two single beds please request this at the time of booking. All Grand Suites and Junior Suites also have a sofa bed.

    BOUTIQUE

    In the onboard boutique on Deck 4 you will find a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, gifts and everyday items.

    BRIDGE

    Due to its crucial importance as the control centre for nautical and technical processes, the bridge is a highly sensitive area. This is why international safety regulations prohibit it being open to the general public. However, guests have the opportunity to visit the bridge, unless prevented by nautical interests or the local regulations of the coastal regions we are passing, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty. The bridge officers will be happy to give you information about the itinerary, the ship’s course and position as well as other nautical aspects.

    BUTLER

    In the Junior Suites and Grand Suites, there is a butler at your service. Among other things, the butler is responsible for packing and unpacking your clothes. This personal service is available around the clock.

    CABINS & SUITES

    There are 120 outside cabins/suites with six categories as below; Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin & Balcony Cabin These four cabin types are identically equipped and furnished, with the exception of the window and balcony areas, and all feature the following;

    • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Rain shower • Free mini bar (soft drinks) • Coffee machine • Separable beds • Extras in the cabin • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Junior Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Grand Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Veranda with space heaters • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas) • Separate toilet • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges

    Please note: If you would prefer separate bedrooms, there are a total of six Balcony Cabins on Decks 6 and 7 (cabin numbers 609/611, 608/610, 646/648, 647/649, 734/736 and 735/737) with a connecting door to the neighbouring cabin/suite. *The French Balcony Cabins in Category 3 on Deck 6 are approximately 23m2 in size, and those in Category 5 on Deck 7 approximately 21m2. **The Balcony Cabins at the stern have a slightly different floor plan.

    CABIN SERVICES

    On embarkation you will be welcomed with a small bottle of champagne and a selection of fruits that will be replenished each day. Each cabin has a mini bar that will be restocked with soft drinks every day free of charge. A wide range of breakfast options and a selection of meals are available through the cabin service (24 hour service).

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, the atmosphere on board is casual. For the evening, we recommend casual elegant attire. For excursions or private trips ashore, clothing should be particularly comfortable and practical, as well as suited to the route you will travel. Sturdy footwear and flat shoes are indispensable when on board the ship and ashore. To ensure that you are protected from water spray on Zodiac rides and during landings, we recommend that you bring waterproof trousers or over trousers with you – in particular, for expeditions in the polar regions. A protective waterproof bag is recommended for your camera equipment.

    E-MAILS

    You can send and receive emails using your onboard email address free of charge. Your personal email address will be provided upon arrival on board.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

    If the cruising area and any time spent ashore call for it, you can borrow a pair of rubber boots on board. On expeditions in extreme regions such as the Arctic and Antarctic, a warm parka (sizes XS – XXXL) is at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Snorkelling equipment, standup paddle boards, kayaks, fishing rods and snowshoes (Antarctic only) are also offered in the relevant regions; each cabin has a pair of binoculars, and each suite has two pairs.

    EXPERTS/PRESENTATIONS

    Expeditions are accompanied by experts who will be happy to answer your questions about the cruising area. They will share their in-depth knowledge of the destination in fascinating talks, images and presentations, discussions and personal conversations. The experts will also accompany you on Zodiac landings and included walks and hikes. Talks will be held live in the HanseAtrium. The live broadcast and recordings can be viewed in every cabin/suite.

    FILM PROGRAMME

    You may use the guest portal to watch a range of documentaries and feature films on your television, which you can directly access.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is a fitness room aboard the vessel.

    GUESTS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY

    On the whole, cruises aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration are not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that a large number of the planned Zodiac landings and shore activities require a high level of physical fitness; depending on the conditions, participation can only be guaranteed for guests with no mobility restrictions. The Hanseatic Inspiration has one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404) but it is highly recommended that you travel with a companion. Please provide Noble Caledonia with details of any disabilities before booking to ascertain whether your individual needs can be met.

    INTERNET/WI-FI

    The internet is available for use (at a surcharge). The entire ship is equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use to access the Internet from your laptop, tablet or mobile device. The charges for Wi-Fi and Internet use will be deducted from your onboard account. Due to a potentially unstable satellite connection that depends on the weather and ship’s position, especially in northern and southern cruising areas, this service cannot be guaranteed at all times. In extreme regions, such as the Arctic and Antarctic, the TV, radio, Internet, email and phone services may not be available on a daily basis due to satellite positioning.

    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Despite the most careful planning, the itinerary may have to be changed for technical reasons or due to unforeseeable events outside our control. These include official authorisation and the local weather and ice conditions. Any changes made will be in the interests of your safety. Adherence to the itinerary and landings with the Zodiacs may be difficult or impossible due to weather and ice conditions. In such cases, the ship management will always strive to offer the best possible alternative.

    LAUNDRY & IRONING SERVICE

    The Hanseatic Inspiration offers a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

    LIBRARY

    The library is stocked with the latest fiction books and travel literature. You can find the library in the Observation Lounge (Deck 8).

    LIFT

    The various decks are connected by two lifts. Deck 9 is only accessible on foot.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All monetary transactions on board the ship are processed by Reception. The onboard currency is the Euro. To ensure cashless transactions, an account will be set up for you which you will settle at Reception at the end of your cruise. The following means of payment are accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Maestro (German cards only). Please note that, in general, foreign currencies cannot be changed on board.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Hanseatic inspiration has a modern, well equipped ship’s hospital (Deck 3) under the supervision of an experienced ship’s doctor. Guests who are being treated for any medical condition should contact the ship’s doctor directly after embarkation. It is important to bring any medications required on board with you in sufficient quantities in your hand luggage. In the case of an accident caused by Hapag Lloyd Cruises or its staff members either on board or during a shore activity organised by Hapag Lloyd Cruises, treatment is provided free of charge. Treatment for seasickness is subject to a charge if you make use of the medical services. Thrombosis prevention medication is offered on board if required (subject to a charge). A fee is charged for all other medical treatment in accordance with the valid German medical fee schedule (GOÄ). The costs for any treatment or medication will be charged to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a separate invoice to submit to your health insurance provider.

    MINI BAR

    Soft drinks are available free of charge from the mini bar in your cabin/ suite and are restocked daily. In the Grand Suites and Junior Suites, you can also enjoy a selection of fine spirits free of charge.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Depending on satellite reception, you will receive the latest daily newspapers containing the most important information from around the world.

    NORDIC WALKING POLES

    Every cabin is equipped with Nordic walking poles for you to use if desired.

    SPA & HAIRDRESSER

    The Ocean Spa offers a complete wellness programme (for a surcharge) – from soothing massages and cosmetic treatments with premium quality products to a hairdresser. Reservations are only possible once you are on board. Use of the sauna and steam bath is free of charge.

    PHOTOGRAPHER

    There is a professional photographer on board. It is possible to have digital images burned onto CDs and/or printed (at a surcharge).

    POST

    The Reception staff will post your postcards and letters from most ports where this facility is available. Your onboard account will be debited with the appropriate charges.

    RESTAURANT/ TABLE RESERVATIONS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in an open seating arrangement with a choice of seating. The Maître D’ will be happy to accept table reservations for the speciality restaurant (open only in the evening) at the beginning of your cruise. Guests in the Grand Suites and Junior Suites may make table reservations for the main restaurant. Cuisine The cuisine on board is international and includes: early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (there are three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack. Allergies We would be happy to take into consideration any special requests regarding dietary requirements and/or food allergies. Please inform Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests upon embarkation.

    SAFE

    Each cabin/suite has a private safe for storing your valuables.

    SHORE ACTIVITIES

    All Zodiac landings and shore excursions are dependent on the local conditions. The Captain has the final say in all decisions concerning cruise operation and the safety of the ship and the passengers always takes top priority. Please comply with any instructions given by the crew every time you go ashore.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins or suites or in any public areas. Guests may smoke cigarettes, cigarillos, pipes and cigars in the Smoker’s Lounge (Deck 4). There is also a designated outdoor smoking area on the port side of the ship near the pool. The smoking of pipes and cigars is only permitted in the Smoker’s Lounge.

    STABILISERS

    The ship is equipped with a stabiliser system that can be extended in a side swell to weaken the rolling movements of the ship in rough seas.

    TELECOMMUNCATIONS/MOBILE PHONES

    The ship is equipped with a satellite communications system. Depending on the satellite reception, this allows you to make direct telephone calls to any destination worldwide directly from your cabin/suite. Please be aware that a charge is incurred immediately upon dialling a telephone/ fax number. The ship is equipped with a GSM mobile network. This system also enables you to use your mobile phone or smartphone at sea in areas where your mobile provider cannot generally guarantee connectivity (service subject to a charge; prices vary depending on the mobile phone provider).

    TELEVISION/RADIO PROGRAMME

    You will receive the channels available in the region where the ship is currently located via satellite.

    TENDER & ZODIAC SERVICE

    In all ports in which the Hanseatic Inspiration is not docked at the pier, but is at anchor, you will go ashore on the ship’s own tender boats or the motorised rubber boats (Zodiacs).

    TOUR MANAGER

    A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a swimming pool aboard the vessel.

    VOLTAGE

    In your cabin/suite, you will find outlets for 220 V (50 Hz) alternating current as well as outlets for 110V (60 Hz). In general, we would recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for different outlets with you. For safety reasons, the use of electric kettles, hair straighteners and irons in the cabins is not permitted.

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    There are a total of 120 cabins and suites. All cabins/suites feature a comfortable sleeping area with separable beds, a heated wall in the bathroom, a rain shower, TV, a coffee machine and a mini bar with soft drinks refilled daily. They are also equipped with binoculars and Nordic walking poles and 24-hour cabin service is available. The Outside Cabins, Panoramic Cabins and French Balcony Cabins all measure between 21 to 23 square metres and the Balcony Cabins measure 27 square meters including the balcony. The Junior Suites are approximately 42 square meters including the balcony and offer panoramic views, a comfortable living and sleeping area and a separate dining area. They also benefit from the addition of a bathroom with two sinks, a steam sauna and butler service. The Grand Suites are approximately 71 square meters including a private veranda with space heaters. They feature a sleeping area with panoramic views and a comfortable living area as well as a separate dining area. Additional facilities include a bathroom with two sinks, free standing bath, rain shower, steam sauna, balcony access and butler service.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel has three spacious restaurants, two bars, a library, Sun Deck with swimming pool and pool bar, fitness room, hair salon and a small boutique. Whilst relaxing on deck and watching for passing wildlife, the excellent service team offer little touches like exotic fruit skewers and cooling cloth towels. There is also a hospital on the lower deck and it is in the HanseAtrium that the expedition team will hold lectures and briefings. The vessel has been designed taking inspiration from nature to reflect the expeditionary theme of the voyages and to provide interplay between the interiors and the world outside. Exciting vistas are guaranteed in the Observation Lounge thanks to the 180-degree panoramic view which can be enjoyed while relaxing with an aperitif at the bar and listening to the music. Another design highlight is the two extendable glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which passing wildlife can be viewed on the ocean surfaces. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the bridge whenever the local regulations and conditions allow, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Experience indulgence at the highest level. Highly trained chefs will surprise you every day with their skill and attention to detail. Diverse and classic delicacies will be available at every meal, whether you are enjoying a quick breakfast or a relaxed evening meal. There is a choice of three spacious open-seating restaurants including the Hanseatic Restaurant with its relaxed atmosphere, the Lido Restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor seating, and the Speciality Restaurant where you will be taken on a culinary voyage of discovery with Japanese and Peruvian creations. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

  • Life Onboard

    Life On Board

    With your every need attended to, there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy the experience aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration. After a Zodiac excursion, you will be welcomed back on board with hot drinks and snacks, drinks will be handed to you as you stand on deck viewing magnificent icebergs and the crew will think of everything and enhance your cruise in every way possible. Highly qualified, knowledgeable experts will accompany you throughout the cruise; discovering unknown territory and seeing amazing wildlife will be a lot more rewarding with an expert by your side. Whether a naturalist or ornithologist, their passion and enthusiasm will be conveyed through talks on board and during excursions. The onboard fleet of 17 Zodiac landing craft enables guests to reach every spectacular sight, no matter how remote and, due to their manoeuvrability, these inflatable craft allow us to truly immerse ourselves in nature. You can be feet away from glaciers, spectacular birdlife and explore otherwise inaccessible fjords and waterways.

  • For your comfort

    For your Comfort, Safety & Security

    During construction of the Hanseatic Inspiration, the focus has been on making her suitable for all ice conditions and she has been fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. The vessels holds the highest ice class for a passenger ship – PC 6, and with a shallow draught, powerful engine and robust propellers, this is a sturdy ship with excellent manoeuvrability. All of these features allow access to remote islands and coastlines and make for one of the finest expedition vessels from which to experience unforgettable moments.

  • Ship Directory

    Hanseatic InspirationShip Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    Operated by our German associates, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the Hanseatic Inspiration is a five-star expedition ship due to launch in October 2019. There are a total of 120 cabins and suites and, with the 180-degree panoramic view provided by the Observation Lounge, two glass balconies on the Sun Deck from which to enjoy watching the wildlife and more open deck space than any other expedition ship, you will be ensured of a comfortable and fascinating voyage.

    The vessel is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and the Captain, Officers and crew offer a first-class service and have been selected for their professionalism and expertise. In addition, the expedition team, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, be it marine biology, history or ornithology, are dedicated to offering you the best possible experience during your time on board and ashore. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The cabins, suites and public areas are equipped with air-conditioning.

    BATHROBE

    A bathrobe for each guest is provided in the cabin/suite.

    BEDS

    All cabins and suites have a double bed that can also be separated to make two single beds. If you would prefer a configuration of two single beds please request this at the time of booking. All Grand Suites and Junior Suites also have a sofa bed.

    BOUTIQUE

    In the onboard boutique on Deck 4 you will find a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, gifts and everyday items.

    BRIDGE

    Due to its crucial importance as the control centre for nautical and technical processes, the bridge is a highly sensitive area. This is why international safety regulations prohibit it being open to the general public. However, guests have the opportunity to visit the bridge, unless prevented by nautical interests or the local regulations of the coastal regions we are passing, by prior arrangement with the officer on duty. The bridge officers will be happy to give you information about the itinerary, the ship’s course and position as well as other nautical aspects.

    BUTLER

    In the Junior Suites and Grand Suites, there is a butler at your service. Among other things, the butler is responsible for packing and unpacking your clothes. This personal service is available around the clock.

    CABINS & SUITES

    There are 120 outside cabins/suites with six categories as below; Outside Cabin, Panoramic Cabin, French Balcony Cabin & Balcony Cabin These four cabin types are identically equipped and furnished, with the exception of the window and balcony areas, and all feature the following;

    • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Rain shower • Free mini bar (soft drinks) • Coffee machine • Separable beds • Extras in the cabin • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Junior Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges (see chart) Grand Suite • Separate living and sleeping areas • Separate dining area • Sleeping area with panoramic view • Separable beds • TV in living and sleeping areas • Veranda with space heaters • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access • Steam sauna in shower area • Heated wall in bathroom (e. g. for towels and wet parkas) • Separate toilet • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits • Coffee machine • Extras in the suite and service privileges

    Please note: If you would prefer separate bedrooms, there are a total of six Balcony Cabins on Decks 6 and 7 (cabin numbers 609/611, 608/610, 646/648, 647/649, 734/736 and 735/737) with a connecting door to the neighbouring cabin/suite. *The French Balcony Cabins in Category 3 on Deck 6 are approximately 23m2 in size, and those in Category 5 on Deck 7 approximately 21m2. **The Balcony Cabins at the stern have a slightly different floor plan.

    CABIN SERVICES

    On embarkation you will be welcomed with a small bottle of champagne and a selection of fruits that will be replenished each day. Each cabin has a mini bar that will be restocked with soft drinks every day free of charge. A wide range of breakfast options and a selection of meals are available through the cabin service (24 hour service).

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, the atmosphere on board is casual. For the evening, we recommend casual elegant attire. For excursions or private trips ashore, clothing should be particularly comfortable and practical, as well as suited to the route you will travel. Sturdy footwear and flat shoes are indispensable when on board the ship and ashore. To ensure that you are protected from water spray on Zodiac rides and during landings, we recommend that you bring waterproof trousers or over trousers with you – in particular, for expeditions in the polar regions. A protective waterproof bag is recommended for your camera equipment.

    E-MAILS

    You can send and receive emails using your onboard email address free of charge. Your personal email address will be provided upon arrival on board.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

    If the cruising area and any time spent ashore call for it, you can borrow a pair of rubber boots on board. On expeditions in extreme regions such as the Arctic and Antarctic, a warm parka (sizes XS – XXXL) is at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Snorkelling equipment, standup paddle boards, kayaks, fishing rods and snowshoes (Antarctic only) are also offered in the relevant regions; each cabin has a pair of binoculars, and each suite has two pairs.

    EXPERTS/PRESENTATIONS

    Expeditions are accompanied by experts who will be happy to answer your questions about the cruising area. They will share their in-depth knowledge of the destination in fascinating talks, images and presentations, discussions and personal conversations. The experts will also accompany you on Zodiac landings and included walks and hikes. Talks will be held live in the HanseAtrium. The live broadcast and recordings can be viewed in every cabin/suite.

    FILM PROGRAMME

    You may use the guest portal to watch a range of documentaries and feature films on your television, which you can directly access.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is a fitness room aboard the vessel.

    GUESTS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY

    On the whole, cruises aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration are not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that a large number of the planned Zodiac landings and shore activities require a high level of physical fitness; depending on the conditions, participation can only be guaranteed for guests with no mobility restrictions. The Hanseatic Inspiration has one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404) but it is highly recommended that you travel with a companion. Please provide Noble Caledonia with details of any disabilities before booking to ascertain whether your individual needs can be met.

    INTERNET/WI-FI

    The internet is available for use (at a surcharge). The entire ship is equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use to access the Internet from your laptop, tablet or mobile device. The charges for Wi-Fi and Internet use will be deducted from your onboard account. Due to a potentially unstable satellite connection that depends on the weather and ship’s position, especially in northern and southern cruising areas, this service cannot be guaranteed at all times. In extreme regions, such as the Arctic and Antarctic, the TV, radio, Internet, email and phone services may not be available on a daily basis due to satellite positioning.

    ITINERARY CHANGES

    Despite the most careful planning, the itinerary may have to be changed for technical reasons or due to unforeseeable events outside our control. These include official authorisation and the local weather and ice conditions. Any changes made will be in the interests of your safety. Adherence to the itinerary and landings with the Zodiacs may be difficult or impossible due to weather and ice conditions. In such cases, the ship management will always strive to offer the best possible alternative.

    LAUNDRY & IRONING SERVICE

    The Hanseatic Inspiration offers a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

    LIBRARY

    The library is stocked with the latest fiction books and travel literature. You can find the library in the Observation Lounge (Deck 8).

    LIFT

    The various decks are connected by two lifts. Deck 9 is only accessible on foot.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All monetary transactions on board the ship are processed by Reception. The onboard currency is the Euro. To ensure cashless transactions, an account will be set up for you which you will settle at Reception at the end of your cruise. The following means of payment are accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Maestro (German cards only). Please note that, in general, foreign currencies cannot be changed on board.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Hanseatic inspiration has a modern, well equipped ship’s hospital (Deck 3) under the supervision of an experienced ship’s doctor. Guests who are being treated for any medical condition should contact the ship’s doctor directly after embarkation. It is important to bring any medications required on board with you in sufficient quantities in your hand luggage. In the case of an accident caused by Hapag Lloyd Cruises or its staff members either on board or during a shore activity organised by Hapag Lloyd Cruises, treatment is provided free of charge. Treatment for seasickness is subject to a charge if you make use of the medical services. Thrombosis prevention medication is offered on board if required (subject to a charge). A fee is charged for all other medical treatment in accordance with the valid German medical fee schedule (GOÄ). The costs for any treatment or medication will be charged to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a separate invoice to submit to your health insurance provider.

    MINI BAR

    Soft drinks are available free of charge from the mini bar in your cabin/ suite and are restocked daily. In the Grand Suites and Junior Suites, you can also enjoy a selection of fine spirits free of charge.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Depending on satellite reception, you will receive the latest daily newspapers containing the most important information from around the world.

    NORDIC WALKING POLES

    Every cabin is equipped with Nordic walking poles for you to use if desired.

    SPA & HAIRDRESSER

    The Ocean Spa offers a complete wellness programme (for a surcharge) – from soothing massages and cosmetic treatments with premium quality products to a hairdresser. Reservations are only possible once you are on board. Use of the sauna and steam bath is free of charge.

    PHOTOGRAPHER

    There is a professional photographer on board. It is possible to have digital images burned onto CDs and/or printed (at a surcharge).

    POST

    The Reception staff will post your postcards and letters from most ports where this facility is available. Your onboard account will be debited with the appropriate charges.

    RESTAURANT/ TABLE RESERVATIONS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in an open seating arrangement with a choice of seating. The Maître D’ will be happy to accept table reservations for the speciality restaurant (open only in the evening) at the beginning of your cruise. Guests in the Grand Suites and Junior Suites may make table reservations for the main restaurant. Cuisine The cuisine on board is international and includes: early-bird breakfast, breakfast, bouillon, lunch and dinner (there are three restaurants to choose from in the evening with flexible opening hours), afternoon coffee/tea time, midnight snack. Allergies We would be happy to take into consideration any special requests regarding dietary requirements and/or food allergies. Please inform Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests upon embarkation.

    SAFE

    Each cabin/suite has a private safe for storing your valuables.

    SHORE ACTIVITIES

    All Zodiac landings and shore excursions are dependent on the local conditions. The Captain has the final say in all decisions concerning cruise operation and the safety of the ship and the passengers always takes top priority. Please comply with any instructions given by the crew every time you go ashore.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins or suites or in any public areas. Guests may smoke cigarettes, cigarillos, pipes and cigars in the Smoker’s Lounge (Deck 4). There is also a designated outdoor smoking area on the port side of the ship near the pool. The smoking of pipes and cigars is only permitted in the Smoker’s Lounge.

    STABILISERS

    The ship is equipped with a stabiliser system that can be extended in a side swell to weaken the rolling movements of the ship in rough seas.

    TELECOMMUNCATIONS/MOBILE PHONES

    The ship is equipped with a satellite communications system. Depending on the satellite reception, this allows you to make direct telephone calls to any destination worldwide directly from your cabin/suite. Please be aware that a charge is incurred immediately upon dialling a telephone/ fax number. The ship is equipped with a GSM mobile network. This system also enables you to use your mobile phone or smartphone at sea in areas where your mobile provider cannot generally guarantee connectivity (service subject to a charge; prices vary depending on the mobile phone provider).

    TELEVISION/RADIO PROGRAMME

    You will receive the channels available in the region where the ship is currently located via satellite.

    TENDER & ZODIAC SERVICE

    In all ports in which the Hanseatic Inspiration is not docked at the pier, but is at anchor, you will go ashore on the ship’s own tender boats or the motorised rubber boats (Zodiacs).

    TOUR MANAGER

    A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a swimming pool aboard the vessel.

    VOLTAGE

    In your cabin/suite, you will find outlets for 220 V (50 Hz) alternating current as well as outlets for 110V (60 Hz). In general, we would recommend that you bring a travel adaptor for different outlets with you. For safety reasons, the use of electric kettles, hair straighteners and irons in the cabins is not permitted.

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Know Before You Go

General intro to guidelines

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    Temperate Regions Packing List

    THE BRITISH ISLES, ICELAND, NORWAY, ALASKA, PATAGONIA, THE WHITE SEA & NEW ZEALAND

    CLOTHING:

    The dress code on board is defined as casual. During the day, comfortable and casual attire is appropriate and the evenings are smart casual. Jackets and ties are not required although you may wish to wear something a little dressier for the Welcome & Farewell Dinners.

    FOR EXCURSIONS, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE RECOMMENDED:

    • Sturdy and waterproof shoes / boots to use in Zodiacs when going ashore.
    • Sturdy shoes or trainers with good grip for hikes & guided walks.
    • Warm socks.
    • Waterproof shell jacket.
    • Waterproof over-trousers (strongly recommended, particularly for Zodiac trips).
    • Comfortable long trousers & convertible three-quarter length trousers.
    • Shirts for on board and ashore.
    • Mid-layers, for example wool jersey, fleece, down jacket.
    • Head cover: peak cap and/or woollen hat (beanie).
    • Gloves; a lighter pair is ideal for use with binoculars and cameras and a thicker pair for cold days.

    EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES:

    • Backpack; lightweight and water-resistant for carrying items ashore and keeping your hands free.
    • Sunglasses; preferably polarised.
    • Camera, protective case, charger or spare batteries, spare memory cards.
    • Binoculars.
    • Sunblock, insect repellent, motion sickness remedy, personal medical kit, universal travel adaptor, money belt, phone charger.

  • Swimming & Snorkelling Guidelines

    Swimming & Snorkelling Guidelines

    SWIMMING & SNORKELLING GUIDELINES

    During your cruise or tour, there may be opportunities to swim or snorkel. However, such opportunities are always subject to local conditions and weather and at the discretion of the Expedition Leader or Cruise Director. Swimming and snorkelling entails certain risks and you will be required to sign a waiver form before undertaking either activity whilst travelling with Noble Caledonia.

    Swimming

    Swimming is usually conducted from a beach or public swimming area although swimming can also be enjoyed from the aft of some vessels. When swimming is likely to be an option, it will usually be indicated in the daily programme on board. Your Expedition Leader or Cruise Director will designate a swimming area, that will be monitored for swimmers in distress. If you choose to swim independently away from the main group activity, please inform a member of staff. Always seek local advice and watch out for local regulations, warnings, designated areas and lifeguards.

    Snorkelling

    When snorkelling is a possibility, a briefing will be held on board to explain how the operation works and to distribute snorkel equipment. Snorkellers will be given a mask, fins, snorkel and net bag for use throughout the voyage. You are also welcome to bring your own equipment. Snorkelling is restricted to people who are capable swimmers. The expedition team will try to plan the first snorkel of the voyage off a beach, although it is not always possible. A beach entry allows people to familiarise themselves with the equipment and techniques, although the reef is usually better much further out. Thereafter our snorkel operations may be run from a beach or from a ‘Zodiac platform’ which is an anchored Zodiac with a fixed ladder from where you may come and go. A Zodiac Platform is usually anchored in water too deep to stand up in. A Zodiac shuttle will take you to the Zodiac Platform and you should have as few items as possible (snorkel gear and zodiac lifejacket). Expedition staff will help you transfer into the anchored Zodiac where the snorkel team will give a briefing to point out the designated snorkel area and provide information on conditions, currents, sightings, etc. Take as much time as needed preparing yourself to enter the water, by slipping in feet first. Re-board the Zodiac platform via a fixed ladder at any time. There will always be a Safety Zodiac watching people in the water.

    Good to Know

    • You may wish to bring your own snorkel gear, particularly if you need a prescription mask.

    • Moustaches can break the seal of your mask and allow water to trickle in. A Vaseline-like gel can be useful to minimise leaking.

    • Ear plugs are useful if you have frequent ear infection problems.

    • Sun exposure whilst snorkelling is a major factor. A long-sleeved rash vest or shirt helps to provide sun protection, protection against minor stingers and some insulation. You may consider covering your head with a bandana or cap whilst snorkelling too.

    • Reef shoes can be handy for shore-entry snorkel opportunities where unknown hazards lie underfoot (coral, urchins, sharp rocks).

    Protecting the Environment

    The coral reef environment is unique and delicate and we have a responsibility to ensure we do not harm it whilst swimming or snorkelling. Noble Caledonia operates with a ‘leave only footprints, take only photos’ principal. Do not touch or take anything from these environments (shells, pebbles, plants, corals, etc). Do not stand or fin-kick close to corals, you are likely to injure yourself and the reef. Do not chase after marine animals. Sunscreen can be damaging to corals. Either find a reef-friendly sunscreen (avoid ingredients like oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidine camphor) or use a rash vest / long shirt instead.

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