Hapag-Lloyd Reveals Plans for Two New Expedition Ships

By ,   August 27, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises announced plans to build two expedition ships. The vessels, launching in spring and autumn 2019, will expand the TUI-owned line’s fleet to 5 ships.

The new additions will be identical, carrying a maximum of 240 passengers, and they will be built at Fincantieri's Vard shipyard (Norway).

Both will have the highest Polar Class designation, meaning they can cruise in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica. One of the ships will serve German speaking markets only, and the other will be for German speaking markets and also the UK, US, Netherlands, and Belgium.

Zodiacs and a water sports marina will be featured on both vessels.

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