The supervisory and executive boards of TUI AG, the German travel company that is listed in London, gave the green light for the construction of a third expedition cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises on Tuesday.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will shortly launch the planning and negotiation process for a further Hanseatic class ship, the company said in a statement.
“This market is growing strongly. Thanks to its experience, competence and high quality standards, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers great potential to attract new international customer groups and deliver stronger growth in the expedition cruise segment,” said Fritz Joussen, CEO, said in the statement.
The compay currently has two expedition ships of 15,650 gross tons and 230 passenger capacity each on order at Vard in Norway. Both are due to enter service in 2019.