A new contract has been awarded to Uljanik, Croatian shipbuilder, for a 10,000-GT, 237-passenger luxury cruise ship scheduled for delivery in 2018.
Uljanik has not disclosed the identity of the purchaser, but new ships are also expected from Lindblad and Seabourn in 2018.
Other designs fitting this broad category include:
STX France’s Project Ulysseas, a 145m, 200-passenger design revealed in March this year.
Knud E Hansen’s expedition ship design with 150 cabins and heavy-duty, ice-rated hull.
Sunstone Project Unlimited, first muted as far back as 2007 is a US design for a hi-tech ice class expedition ship.