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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises breaks new ground, as well as ice, with first adults-only ship HANSEATIC spirit

A third expedition vessel, the HANSEATIC spirit, is to be built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, but with one big difference. It will be the line's first adults-only ship.

The Hamburg-based cruise company signed a contract for the 15,650-ton ship with the Norwegian Vard shipyard earlier this week (2 July) for delivery in the second quarter of 2021.

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How the new “adult only” HANSEATIC spirit will look

The first two expedition ships, HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration, are scheduled to arrive in spring and autumn 2019 respectively.

Karl Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, said: “Our expedition segment is already a success and offers potential for growth in the 5-star segment that we want to harness with these three new ships.

“By investing in the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ships, the TUI Group (Hapag’s parent company) is underlining its strategy for this cruise segment and the importance of our luxury brand to the group portfolio.”

The new ships will be fitted with cutting-edge equipment and environmental technology. They will also have the highest ice class for passenger ships, meaning that they will be positioned in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as in warmer destinations such as the Amazon region.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: 0800 0513 829 or visit www.hl-cruises.com

Posted on 6th July 2018 at 04:01 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Hapag-Lloyd Cruises |

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