The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' adults-only ship Hanseatic Spirit was floated out from drydock at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea Romania (the so-called "hull launch") on Tuesday, July 14.
The cruise company announced that with the launch of its third new ship had been completed a major construction phase. The vessel is planned for delivery in 2021 and is part of the Hanseatic series - with sisterships Hanseatic Inspiration and Hanseatic Nature. Each boat has gross tonnage ~15,650 tons, LOA length 139 metres, 7 passenger decks, 120 staterooms, max capacity 230 passengers plus 175 staff-crew.
The new ships are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and environmental technology. They will also have the highest ice class (PC6) for passenger ships, meaning they can safely navigate in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well as warmer destinations and in relatively shallow waters - like Amazon River.
Hanseatic Spirit will replace the ship MS Bremen, which was sold to Scylla AG, will be renamed to "Seaventure" and chartered to VIVA Cruises.