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National Geographic Endurance Floated Out in Norway

National Geographic Endurance

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings' new polar expedition ship was floated out in Ulsteinvik.

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Seaborn Completes Ice Model Hull Test for New Ship

Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks milestone in the construction of its new expedition ship with the completion of ice model testing.

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Expedition Operators Agree on Voluntary Arctic HFO Ban


The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators approves a self-imposed ban on the use of HFO in the Arctic. 

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Keel Laid for Lindblad's 2nd Polar Expedition Cruise Ship


Ulstein Group recently celebrated the keel laying of Lindblad’s 2nd polar newbuild.

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CMHI Lays Keel, Cuts 1st Steel for SunStone Ships


CMHI has made further progress in the construction of SunStone's polar expedition cruise vessels.

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Keel Laid for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' 3rd New Expedition Ship

Hanseatic Spirit

On July 16, Romanian Vard Tulcea held a keel laying ceremony for Hanseatic Spirit.

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Helsinki Shipyard Oy to Build Cruise Ship Duo for Vodohod

Helsinki Shipyard Oy

Vodohod has placed an order for two luxury cruise expedition vessels at Helsinki Shipyard Oy.

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Vard to Build 2nd Vessel for Coral Expeditions

Coral Adventurer

Vard has secured an order for the construction of another passenger ship for Australia's Coral Expeditions.

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Brodosplit Delivers New Polar Cruise Ship to Oceanwide

Hondius is the first vessel in the world to be built to the polar class "LR PC6".

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De Hoop Delivers New Expedition Ship to Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Flora

The new expedition cruise ship Celebrity Flora is specifically designed for Galapagos Islands.

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Christens New Expedition Ship


Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic Nature, the first of its three new expedition ships.

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SunStone Orders 6th Expedition Cruise Ship


SunStone Ships orders another Infinity class expedition cruise vessel.

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Seabourn Reveals Name of New Expedition Ship


Cruise line Seabourn announces the name of its first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship.

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Hanseatic Nature's Launching Delayed

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises cancels the launching ceremony for the first of its three new expedition ships.

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Ulstein to Build New Expedition Ship for Lindblad

expedition cruise ship

Ulstein to build a new polar vessel for Lindblad Expeditions.

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Ulstein Secures Contract for 4th SunStone Expedition Ship

expedition ship

Ulstein to design the 4th expedition cruise vessel for SunStone Ships. 

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Vard Starts Building Ponant's Electric Hybrid Cruise Ship

Le Commandant Charcot steel cutting ceremony

Vard launched the construction phase of a polar exploration vessel for French cruise company Ponant.

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SunStone Orders Another Two Expedition Cruise Vessels


Miami-based SunStone Ships has decided to order two more expedition cruise vessels in China. 

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Mystic Cruises Orders Two Polar Expedition Ships

Mystic Cruises

Mystic Cruises has ordered two polar expedition vessels from compatriot West Sea shipyard.

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Hurtigruten Orders Another Hybrid Cruise Ship

Expedition ship

Hurtigruten has ordered another hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship from Kleven.

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Secures Funds for 3rd Hanseatic Ship


Germany's KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank are financing the third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

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