Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, today expressed his regret that this plan could not be kept.
Free cancellation and future cruise credit
Passengers booked for Hanseatic Nature's maiden voyage had already been offered free cancellation plus a 50% credit on any future cruise until September 2021. This has now been extended to all passengers booked on the two canceled itineraries. Travel agent commissions are protected.
Hanseatic Nature is the first of three sister ships comprising the line's future expedition fleet. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises recently announced all its expedition vessels, including Bremen, are going to operate solely on marine gas oil from July 2020. MGO has a maximum sulfur content of 0.1%, significantly below the 0.5% cap to be introduced for global shipping next year.
Hanseatic Nature Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
May 01, 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has taken delivery of the Hanseatic Nature as the German cruise brand signed for the luxury expedition ship at VARD in Norway.
The 230-guest vessel is now under the command of Captain Thilo Natke who will sail the new ship to Hamburg, according to a statement.
The handover ceremony included representatives of the VARD shipyard and its parent company Fincantieri, employees and the management of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and crew from the Hanseatic Nature.