Add another operator to the booming expedition cruise market as Scylla today announced it had acquired the Bremen from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
The Swiss company will take delivery of the expedition vessel in May of 2021.
Scylla owns 31 river ships that are chartered to various tour operators, and is now looking to make the transition to the ocean market.
“The MS Bremen is perfect for that. Our nautical and technical expertise also comes into play here. What’s more, we can offer our existing customers new options in Scylla quality and expand our customer base,” said Arno Reitsma, CEO of Scylla.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, meanwhile, will take delivery of its third Hanseatic-class ship in 2021 in the Hanseatic Spirit, while saying goodbye to the 155-guest Bremen.
“Although the Bremen is a very special ship in our fleet and has been very close to our hearts for more than 25 years, we want to focus on three modern expedition ships with the latest environmental technology in the expedition arena,” said Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
A sales price was not disclosed as the Bremen becomes another ship to be sold in recent months in a hot secondhand market.