The expedition cruise market is booming. Recently, most of the major cruise lines in this niche ordered several new vessels. Smaller operators and market entrants followed the trend and also placed orders for the small, luxury and mighty vessels.
Take a look at four of the most interesting ships entering service soon:
2Debuting in 2019
Hapag-Lloyd said their new ships were inspired by nature and that their debut will mean an enhancement of the cruise line’s “pioneering role in the expedition market”. Entering service in 2019, the ships were custom designed for operation at the poles and in remote areas such as the South Pacific and the Amazon. This means that there will be features like the Zodiac boats onboard, to ensure that the passengers can reach the land where there are not piers or docks.