Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its new 100-passenger cruise ship, Celebrity Flora, which has been specifically designed for cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
The unique vessel, the first to be customer built for the Galapagos, was constructed in the Netherlands by De Hoop and was delivered during a hand over ceremony in Rotterdam.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has taken delivery of the 16,100 gross tonne Hanseatic Nature from the Vard shipyard in Norway.
The 230-passenger vessel is the first of three ships from the cruise line. The second, Hanseatic Inspiration will launch in October 2019, whilst the third Hanseatic Spirit is due to join the fleet in 2021.
Seabourn has revealed the first interiors renderings for its new ultra-luxury expedition ships which are set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022.
The two new 23,000 gross tonne vessels, the first named Seabourn Venture will each be 170 metres in length and will each accommodate 264 guests in 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites.
Seabourn has announced the name of its first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship which is set to launch in June 2021.
The 23,000 gross tonne vessel will be named Seabourn Venture, which according to the cruise line draws on its heritage in providing expedition experiences.
Hurtigruten’s first of two new 20,000 gross tonne cruise ships, Roald Amundsen has successfully completed its first set of sea trials, ahead of its delivery later this year.
The 530-passenger Roald Amundsen was constructed at the Kleven shipyard in Norway and is the first cruise ship to be built with hybrid battery power propulsion technology.
The only cruise line to operate flying the French flag, Ponant has announced the name of its newest polar class expedition ship, Le Commandant Charcot which is set to launch in 2021.
The hybrid electric icebreaker has been named in honour of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as ‘the gentleman of the Poles’.
Seabourn has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition cruise ships. The first vessel is expected to be delivery in June 2021 and the second is anticipated to launch in May 2022.
The new 23,000 gross tonne vessels will be 170 metres in length and will each accommodate 264 guests in 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites. The new ships will also meet the PC6 Polar Class standards, adding new capacity for Seabourn in Antarctica, the Artic and other exotic worldwide destinations.
PONANT, the only cruise line which operates flying the French flag, has taken delivery of its first of six new PONANT EXPLOER class vessels.
On 15 June 2018 the 9,900 gross tonne Le Lapérouse was successfully delivered to PONANT. The new ship measures 131 metres in length and cost approximately £80 million.
Lindblad Expeditions has announced the name for its new expedition cruise ship launching in June 2018. The 1,450 gross tonne ship will be named National Geographic Venture, joining the National Geographic Quest which is scheduled to launch in June 2017.
The two ships are being constructed in Seattle and are the first new-build cruise ships for Lindblad. Each will carry 100-passengers in 50 cabins, 22 of which have balconies. There will also be a number of connecting cabins for families or groups as well as cabins which can accommodate a third passenger.
The expedition cruise ships will have a fleet of 24 sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment and Zodiacs.
National Geographic Venture will depart on her inaugural voyage on 24 June 2018, cruising to Alaska and British Columbia.
Construction of the first new expedition yacht for the French cruise line Ponant started on 03 January 2017, when the first sheet of steel was cut. Le Lapérouse is the first in a series of four Ponant Explorer Yachts.
The first two ships, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain will launch in 2018, whilst Le Bougainville and Le Kerguelen will enter service in 2019. Each of the four ships will carry 110 crew members and around 200 passengers.