Vard Shipyard secures contract for one luxury expedition cruise vessel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Designed for the Arctic region

Vard Shipyard has announced the signing of a new contract for the construction of one luxury cruise vessel for German cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

The new expedition cruise vessel will join Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Hanseatic series, together with the two vessels that Vard already has under construction for the Germany-based cruise company. Developed by Vard in close cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the vessels are specially designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as operations in warm water destinations such as the Amazon.

The new luxury expedition cruise vessel will be approximately 16,000 gross tons, about 139 meters long and 22 meters wide. The vessel has seven passenger decks, with accommodation for 230 passengers in 120 cabins and suites. Similar to its sister vessels, the new vessel will be equipped with high standard of facilities. The Hanseatic series features a water sports marina and modern spa and fitness areas.

Delivery of the new vessel is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in the second quarter of 2021. The hull will be built by Vard in Romania.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a company with a tradition of progress. Owned by TUI Group, the world’s leading integrated tourism business and based in Hamburg, Germany, the company is the German-speaking region’s leading cruise provider in the luxury and expedition segments.

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