Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises says 'Bye-bye, Bremen'

CRUISE Bremen.jpg
Bremen had already been scheduled to transfer to VIVA Cruises in 2021
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has decided not to return its oldest vessel, Bremen, to service, and canceled its scheduled voyages to Greenland, South Georgia and Antarctica.

The company said it won't be able to implement the strict social distancing rules and hygiene measures aboard the 164-passenger ship, which has been in service since 1993.

Had been scheduled to exit in 2021

Bremen had been scheduled to leave Hapag-Lloyd service in 2021, when newbuild Hanseatic Spirit arrives.

As announced last year, Bremen was sold to Scylla AG to operate as Seaventure for its VIVA Cruises brand.

Scylla is looking at possible early takeover

Scylla is currently investigating the option of an earlier takeover of the ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Scylla AG CEO Arno Reitsma told Seatrade Cruise News. 

The ship is now alongside at Rostock.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
MS Seatrade 2D 334
Secure your place at Seatrade Cruise Med 2022!

14 - 15 September 2022, Trade Fair and Congress Center of Málaga

Registration for Seatrade Cruise Med 2022 is open!

Join us to discover the cruise market in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. Take a look at the event agenda at a glance and see what we have in store for you at this year's event. 

Hosted by the Port of Málaga, Málaga City Council, Costa del Sol and Andalucía, come together with fellow high-level international professionals from every sector to source new solutions, build profitable partnerships and expand your cruise network.

MS Seatrade 2D 334