Hapag-Lloyd to bring forward retirement of cruise ship

Cruise ship Bremen (IMO 8907424) will not sail for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises again. The company is returning some of its ships to service but the 155-guest Bremen has not been included in those plans.

Bremen was sold to Scylla in 2019 and had been scheduled to leave the fleet in May 2021. Once delivered to Scylla, the ship will split time on charter to VIVA Cruises as well as Polar Latitudes.

Hapag Lloyd Cruises would not say if Scylla would be taking delivery of the ship earlier. It said that “the conditions on board currently do not allow the applicable social distancing and hygiene rules to be implemented”.

The Bremen was currently docked in Rostock, Germany. It had been in service with Hapag-Lloyd since 1993 and had been scheduled to sail in Antarctica during the 2020-2021 season.

1990-built, Bahamas-flagged, 6,752 gt Bremen is owned by Hapag-Lloyd Bahamas, care of Hapag-Lloyd Cruiseship Management GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. ISM manager is Columbia Cruise Services GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with UK Club (Area Group E1 EMEA) on behalf of Hapag-Lloyd Bahamas Ltd.