Vard delivers Hanseatic inspiration for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Vard delivers Hanseatic inspiration for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Hanseatic inspiration will include an expansive spa and outdoor pool (Image: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

Norway-based shipbuilder Vard has completed and delivered Hanseatic inspiration for operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The ship is the second in a new series of expedition cruise vessels for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, following sister ship Hanseatic nature into service. The 139 metre-long 16,000gt vessel was delivered in a project that involved approximately 950 local and international shipbuilders.

Hanseatic inspiration features seven passenger decks, with 120 cabins accommodating a maximum of 230 passengers. The ship will also include a wellness deck with an outdoor pool, a fitness area with ocean views and an expansive spa offering sustainable treatments using vegan products.

The ship has been designed with the environment in mind, with features including an energy-efficient hull and catalytic converters that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Like the other expedition ships, Hanseatic inspiration will use low-pollutant marine gas oil.

“I am delighted to deliver Hanseatic inspiration, the second high-class, expedition cruise vessel in this new Hanseatic series from the Vard network to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises,” said Ronny Langset, yard director at Vard Langsten. “Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and the Hanseatic series sets high standards and optimal passenger experiences. We’re convinced the inspiration will delight generations of voyagers for many years to come.”

Laura Dekker, the youngest person to ever successfully sail around the world solo, will christen the new ship at the Port of Hamburg, Germany on 11 October 2019.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
Monday, October 7, 2019