The youngest person to circumnavigate the world single-handed, Godmother Laura Dekker released the mechanism for the traditional champagne bottle from a pontoon situated in the water for the occasion.
Around 230 guests watched the official naming ceremony of Hapag-Lloyd's bi-lingual expedition vessel from Elbe River.
Capt. Ulf Wolter and his crew left Hamburg on Saturday, October 12, and will arrive in Antwerp on Monday, October 14. Hanseatic Inspiration will start her maiden voyage the same day. Her 15-day route will take the vessel to Tenerife with calls in La Coruna, Lisbon, Casablanca, Madeira.