One more expedition cruise vessel please
16 January 2017 • Will we soon see one more expedition vessel being built?
At this moment no less than 16 sophisticated expedition cruise vessels are under construction. This niche market has never seen so many new ships at its horizon.
VARD, a shipyard based in Norway, is already building four expedition ships for Ponant, and two for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Today, January 16, the same shipyard said they are expecting the order for yet another luxury expedition vessel. A letter of intent has been signed. The order for this 220-guest ship will be confirmed before April.
Who the operator will be is still a secret.