Vard delivers Hanseatic Inspiration
Fincantieri subsidiary Vard Holdings has delivered Hanseatic Inspiration, the second ship in a new series of luxury expedition cruise vessels for Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Hanseatic Inspiration follows sister ship Hanseatic Nature, which was delivered in April of this year.
A third vessel, Hanseatic Spirit, is scheduled for completion in 2021.
“I am delighted to deliver HANSEATIC inspiration, the second high class, expedition cruise vessel in this new HANSEATIC series from the VARD network to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises,” comments Ronny Langset, Yard Director at Vard Langsten. “It is always a pleasure to see the teamwork and interaction between all involved partners in such advanced projects; the solution-oriented and hard work of our employees, the classification society DNV GL, and all contractors and suppliers, in harmony with the excellent collaboration with the team at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.”
“Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and the HANSEATIC series sets high standards and optimal passenger experiences. We’re convinced the inspiration, will delight generations of voyagers for many years to come” says Ronny Langset.
Speaking about the project, and the company’s specialism in expedition cruise, Mauro Leboffe, Executive Director, Cruise, VARD, adds: “This is a growth sector and VARD, with its full support from Fincantieri’s cruise experience, and through its collaborations with leading ship owners such as Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has consolidated a position as an innovative, trusted and high quality partner within the expedition cruise industry.”