TUI Group has confirmed it should put money into one other new-build for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
The administration of the cruise firm signed a contract for an additional ship with the Norwegian Vard shipyard earlier.
The brand new expedition ship might be referred to as the Hanseatic Spirit and can launch within the second quarter of 2021 because the fleet’s first ‘adults-only’ ship.
Earlier than this, the corporate will add two extra expedition ships to its fleet within the type of the Hanseatic Nature (spring 2019) and Hanseatic Inspiration (autumn 2019).
The events concerned have agreed to not disclose the monetary particulars.
Karl Pojer, chief government of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, stated: “Our expedition phase is already successful and gives potential for development within the five-star phase that we wish to harness with these three new ships.
“With the brand new ships, we’re launching a brand new expedition class and strengthening our main place on this phase.
“By investing within the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ships, the TUI Group is underlining its technique for this cruise phase and the significance of our luxurious model to the group portfolio.”
The structurally-identical expedition ships might be constructed within the Norwegian Vard shipyard of Vard Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilding firm Fincantieri.
The brand new ships might be fitted with cutting-edge gear and environmental know-how.
They may also have the very best ice class for passenger ships (PC6), that means that they are going to be positioned within the polar areas (the Arctic and Antarctic), in addition to in hotter locations such because the Amazon area.
The on-board Zodiacs will make it potential to land in expedition areas that don’t have ports, and there might be a marina for water sports activities.
Breaking Journey Information earlier this 12 months spoke to Friedrich Joussen, chief government of TUI Group, in regards to the significance of the cruise sector to the corporate.
See what he needed to say right here.