September 26, 2019 - The second of a total of three expedition ships operated by Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be christened on October 11, 2019 in the Port of Hamburg by the Hamburg sailor Laura Dekker. The godmother became known for her solo circumnavigation of the world from 2010 to 2012. The christening event will be moderated by the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.
The christening of the HANSEATIC inspiration takes place as part of a special ceremony. The shipping company declares that the christening will take place both on the water and on and around the new ship. The invited guests go on a real and virtual expedition. If you like, you can watch the baptism ceremony on the water side from Zodiacs. Invited guests who do not trust the inflatable boats watch the ceremony from launch boats.
HANSEATIC inspiration © Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
The shipping company emphasizes that the HANSEATIC inspiration offers its guests service quality at a 5-star level. Around 175 crew members cater for a maximum of 230 guests - the number of passengers on Antarctic trips and circumnavigations of the Spitsbergen is reduced to 199. With PC6, HANSEATIC inspiration has the highest ice class for passenger ships. The ship is equipped with the latest technologies such as shore power and SCR catalytic converters. It is all about environmental protection. From July 2020, the entire Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition fleet will be using the low-pollutant marine gas oil (MGO) fuel on all routes worldwide.
Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, says about the godmother: She is the perfect godmother for Hapag-Lloyd. With her enthusiasm and respect for nature, her thirst for adventure and her joy in the sea, she represents everything that expedition travel stands for. “We enthusiastically support the Laura Dekker World Sailing Foundation.” The sailor, who was born in New Zealand in 1995, claims to have accumulated more than 50.000 nautical miles.