Hanseatic inspiration is designed to offer true expedition experiences (Image: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition ship Hanseatic inspiration has begun its journey from Vard’s shipyard in Romania to its shipyard in Norway for interior outfitting.
After Vard’s Romanian yard completed work on the outer hull, the 6,500-tonne Hanseatic inspiration began the 4,000-mile journey pulled by deep-sea tugboat Diavlos Force, which is expected to last between 24 and 28 days.
Set to enter service in Antwerp, Belgium in October 2019, the 230-guest expedition ship is part of a new class of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. She will be a sister ship to Hanseatic nature, which will launch in April 2019, and Hanseatic spirit, which will debut in 2021.
These small, manoeuvrable ships feature innovative technology and the highest ice class for passenger ships (Polar Class 6). Their construction, design and routes to both polar waters and the warmer regions of the Amazon focus on providing true expedition experiences.
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