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VIVA Cruises details new Seaventure expeditions

The 164-passenger Seaventure will offer four-star expedition cruising
VIVA Cruises plans far-flung itineraries on its new expedition ship, Seaventure, currently sailing as Bremen for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

VIVA Cruises, formed in 2018 by river specialist Scylla AG, will debut Seaventure in May 2021. As earlier reported, Bremen will leave the Hapag-Lloyd fleet then, just as newbuild Hanseatic Spirit arrives.

For VIVA Cruises, the 164-passenger ship will offer a four-star product for international clientele, with inclusive pricing.

Itineraries from Iceland and the Baltic to Brazil

Seaventure's maiden voyage is planned to sail May 15 from Amsterdam to Warnemünde. After that, the ship will operate 13 different itineraries that range from Iceland to Brazil.

Cruises will feature the Baltic Sea, Iceland and Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland, Iceland and Canada, and South America. The ship is equipped with a dozen Zodiacs and experts will lead the expeditions and present destination lectures.

10% early booking discount

VIVA Cruises is offering a 10% early booking discount to the North American market, valid for all expeditions booked before the end of February 2020. Commissions for travel advisors start at 10%, with group allocations and net rates available, too.

‘We have always aimed to offer our customers a different perspective on the destinations they visit and the launch of our expedition cruises takes this one step further,’ said Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises.

Intrepid travelers can experience remote places. For example, the ‘Western Arctic and Labrador’ itinerary, 17 days, begins in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and explores Greenland and Labrador, including Greenland’s capital and cultural center, Nuuk. The voyage ends in Québec. Fares start at $12,150 per person.

Inclusive pricing

Seaventure’s 82 cabins and suites offer a bedroom and living area with double or single beds plus a sofa bed, flat-screen TV with live transmissions from the ship's outdoor camera, DVD system, Wi-Fi access, bathrobe, hairdryer, travel alarm clock and safe. Some cabins have a private balcony and all come with a stocked mini-bar, included in the fare.

VIVA Cruises’ all-inclusive pricing bundles in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees and gratuities.