VIVA Cruises launches expedition cruises in 2021 with the introduction of MS Seaventure

Seaventure - Polar Latitudes and VIVA Cruises (Artist impression)River cruise specialist VIVA Cruises is entering the expedition market with its new ship MS Seaventure (formally MS BREMEN) launching in May 2021.

VIVA Cruises now offers four-star expedition cruising for just 164 guests, onboard the Seaventure. A ten percent early booking discount is valid on all expeditions booked before the end of February 2020.

Seaventure’s maiden voyage will depart Amsterdam on May 15 2021, arriving in Warnemünde, Hamburg May 21st. The ship will then sail on 13 different unique itineraries from the rugged coasts of Iceland to the Brazilian Rainforest, including:

•Baltic Sea
•Iceland & Spitsbergen
•Iceland & Greenland
•Iceland & Canada / Quebec
•South America

Andrea Kruse, COO of VIVA Cruises, said: “We have always aimed to offer our customers a different perspective on the destinations they visit and the launch of our expedition cruises takes this one step further. We will be offering a truly unique small ship experience without compromising on quality or our high standards. Our itineraries offer something very different for travellers who want to get close to some of the most breathtaking scenery and nature on earth.”

With VIVA Cruises, intrepid travellers can experience truly remote places. For example, the Western Arctic and Labrador itinerary is a spectacular 17-day trip only possible on a ship like SEAVENTURE, being able to safely negotiate the icy waters.

Starting in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and visiting a number of places in Greenland and Labrador including Greenland’s capital and cultural centre Nuuk, guests will experience regular sitings of humpback, fin and minke whales before arriving in Quebec 17 days later. Prices start from $12,150 per person.

As a small ship, the SEAVENTURE has just 82 cabins and suites and allows guests to re-discover the world from an entirely new perspective. The SEAVENTURE has been specially designed for its unique itineraries; its size allows it to enter remote harbours and winding rivers, not to mention its maneuverability, enabling it to change course at short notice to observe animals and nature. Its unique design also means it can glide safely through icy seas.

A fleet of twelve sturdy Zodiacs enable guests to explore uncharted territories and view nature at close hand, and the handpicked group of experts on board will not only guide guests on excursions, but will present a series of interesting talks and lectures relevant to each destination.

VIVA Cruises offers unbeatable value with its all-inclusive product available on all itineraries. This includes; full-board with breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner (multi-course gourmet menus) and snacks; a gourmet restaurant with fine dining; and high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialties, tea, sparkling wine, aperitif, house wines, selection of beers, long drinks, cocktail of the day). Tips and gratuities are also included.

The SEASCAPE’s 82 cabins offer a comfortable bedroom and living area with air conditioning, double or single beds with an additional sofa bed, modern flat-screen TV with live transmission of the ship’s outboard camera, DVD system, satellite telephone and Wi-Fi access, spa bathrobe, hairdryer, travel alarm clock and private safe. Some of the cabins have a private balcony and all feature a free fully stocked mini-bar with refreshments and cabin service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

(VIVA Cruises)