29 October 2018

First look at our HANSEATIC nature

Just over two months ago, the HANSEATIC nature turned from Romania to Norway. In the past few weeks, the shell construction phase of the expedition ship has been completed and the interior construction phase has begun at full speed.

Genuine expedition experience and the greatest possible proximity to nature as well as modern environmental equipment characterize the construction, design and routes of the new buildings. The christening of the HANSEATIC nature will take place on April 12, 2019 in Hamburg. 

Together with the HANSEATIC inspiration (from October 2019) and the HANSEATIC spirit (from 2021), Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is establishing a class of its own in the fleet. The small, maneuverable and state-of-the-art expedition ships have the highest ice class for passenger ships (PC6). The routes lead the ships from one extreme to the other - from the cold water of the Polar Regions to the warm water regions of the Amazon.

In this video (in German) you can take a little trip around the front passenger circulation, the restaurants and the pool area of ​​the new expedition ship for the first time.

TUI Group consistently continues to deliver its cruise strategy. In summer 2019, the British subsidiary Marella Cruises will take of delivery a further ship, Marella Explorer 2. The German cruise subsidiaries TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will also take delivery of additional ships in 2019, 2021 and 2023 in order to further expand their market position. TUI currently operates a total of 16 cruise ships.