Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has cancelled the naming ceremony for
its Hanseatic Nature expedition ship scheduled for April 12 in Hamburg.
Hapag-Lloyd said that the handover from the shipyard is
likely to be delayed, "bringing uncertainty to our plans."
At this point, Hapag-Lloyd said it would focus on
preparations for a maiden voyage departing April 13, but that "this
schedule will be challenging."
The 230-passenger ship is intended for the German-speaking
market. A second ship, the Hanseatic Inspiration due later this year, is
planned for the international market.