Seabourn opened bookings for the inaugural season of Seabourn Venture, the line’s first purpose-built expedition ship. Between July 2021 and April 2022, Seabourn Venture will visit remote destinations in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as sailing in the Amazon, Caribbean, Central and South America and beyond.
Newbuild SeaDream Innovation will be equipped with a large battery pack of approximately 4 MWh, enabling silent, emissions-free sailing for up to three hours, with no disturbance to wildlife.
Hurtigruten plans to introduce a silent, electric-powered and emission-free catamaran for excursions in Svalbard, starting in spring 2020.
Seabourn Venture, debuting in June 2021, and a sister expedition ship in May 2022, have suites designed by Adam D. Tihany with bespoke furniture, tactile materials and unique details.
Newbuild Scenic Eclipse was taken under tow to Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia in late April as part of a scheduled drydock.
Hanseatic Nature was christened Saturday night in Hamburg by godmother Isolde Susset, who has been in charge of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition products for more than 15 years.
After its handover from Vard in Norway, Hanseatic Nature — first of three newbuild expedition ships for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises — was presented in Hamburg on Saturday.