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22 March 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:57 GMT+1

July 3, 2018

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Hapag- Lloyd Cruises orders to Vard the construction of a third cruise ship of luxury for shipments

It will be delivered in according to trimester of 2021

The crocieristica company Hapag- Lloyd Cruises, that it is of entire property of German group TUI, has ordered to the shipbuilding society Vard of the Fincantieri group the construction of a cruise ship of luxury for shipments that will be the third unit of the class "Hanseatic" of the company and will place side by side the two ships that Vard has already under construction for the German society(on 26 August 2016).

The third ship, that it will be christened with the name of Hanseatic Spirit, will be long 139 meters, wide 22 meters, will have a tonnage of about 16.000 tons, will be able to accommodate 230 passengers in 120 cabins and suite and will have a crew of 175 people. So as for the others two unit already under construction, the hull of the third unit will be realized by the Vard in Rumania while the remaining part of the construction and the preparation will be carried out in the Norwegian ship yard Vard Langsten that will deliver the ship in according to trimester of 2021. The others two ships, the Hanseatic Natures and the Hanseatic Inspiration, will enter in service respective in the spring and the autumn of 2019.

The three new ships, that they will be of property of group TUI, will place side by side to the three units of the current fleet of Hapag- Lloyd Cruises they also of TUI property - the ship for Bremen shipments and the oceanic ships of luxury Europe and Europe 2 - to which the ship for Hanseatic shipments joins that the group has taken rental and that it will exit at the beginning from the fleet of the autumn company.

Currently to group TUI a fleet of 16 cruise ships is under responsibility: as well as with Hapag- Lloyd Cruises, in fact, the German group work in the crocieristico field also with own brand for the British market Marella Cruises and through joint venture TUI Cruises participated jointly from group TUI and the crocieristico group American Royal Caribbean Cruises.

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