Hapag-Lloyd Cruises expedition new-build

Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has revealed details for two new cruise expedition vessels that are scheduled for launch in the spring and autumn of 2019.

The two five-star expedition vessels are scheduled for launch in April and October 2019 respectively, following 20 months of construction. No names have been decided yet for each ship.

The two ships will be built at the Norwegian Vard shipyard of Vard Holdings Limited, a shareholding of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard.

The vessels will be equipped with state-of-the-art technological features and environmental technology.

With PC6, the highest Polar Class designation for passenger ships, they will be able to cruise not only in Polar Regions in the Arctic and Antarctica but also in warm water destinations such as the Amazon.

On-board Zodiacs (inflatable boats) will allow landings in what are said to be otherwise inaccessible expedition areas. The ships will also feature a water sports marina.

The ships will be identical, both boasting seven passenger decks, 120 cabins and suites, a capacity for 240 passengers, and three restaurants.

Groups taking a cruise on one of the new ships will be able to also enjoy modern spa and fitness areas.

More about Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a subsidiary of TUI Group. The cruise line currently offers cruises onboard four other vessels: MS Europa, MS Europa 2, MS Hanseatic and MS Bremen.

The cruise line offers holidays like Africa's animal kingdom, Europe's rugged coasts, beach holidays in the Caribbean, winter adventures in the Antarctic, cultural breaks in South America and city breaks in the USA.

For further information visit www.hl-cruises.com.