We are behind some of the industry's most iconic motor and sail cruises.
and have the designs on hand for future cruises.
The new flagship of the relaunched Swan Hellenic Operating group, the new ship has been designed to journey to off the beaten path destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort.
The vessel will spend more than 3/4 of the year in harsh arctic or antarctic conditions allowing guests to see sights that are not accessible to everyone.
Views can be enjoyed through one of its many windows or from the infinity swimming pool aft, the luxury sauna with large glass window, or the star gazing deck on top.
The ship incorporates a PC5 ice-strengthened hull combined with extra-large stabilisers to make its journey as smooth as possible.
In 2019, Oceanwide Expeditions will be launching one of our latest expedition designs made to measure for the new Polar Code. Exceeding all existing vessels on the latest green requirements for high latitude voyaging, this vessel will be the world's first Polar Class grade 6 cruise ship.
Structurally, Hondius will boast the strongest ice-strengthened hull on the market as well as the latest technology in energy-efficiency and stabilisation equipment, but we argue that the most exciting elements occur inside the vessel. Thanks to an innovative and versatile interior design, the cruise ship will be offering high-quality accommodation, unsurpassed vistas of the changing scenery, and a variety of activities to its 176 passengers— a large observation lounge, various dining options, and entertainment rooms for lectures, interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances.
STAR CLIPPERS & STAR FLYERS
When Mickael Krafft decided to enter the cruise industry boom with a luxury ship of his own, nothing but the tallest of the tall ships with over 3,000 square meters of sail would do. The first Clipper cruise ship was built in 1990, using every modern amenity whilst remaining aesthetically in line with its age-old heritage.
The Clipper ships are identical in design, with space for 150 passengers and 75 crew.
28 years on, they continue to sail in the Med, the South-Pacific, and the Caribbean. Star Clippers has been winner of the Leading Luxury Cruise Company & Specialist Cruise Company numerous times over the years.
At 133 meter with 5 decks, the same number of masts and 5202 square meters of sail, Royal Clipper holds the Guiness World Record as the world's largest sailing ship. Completed in 2000, the vessel was built using a second-hand hull at the Merwede shipyard in Germany.
Inspiration for Royal Clipper was sourced from windjammer ships, a breed of sail-powered cargo vessels which carried lumber and grain across the world during the 1800's. Two which struck out were the Windjammer cruises, where Robert Mcfarlane was an officer during his youth, and records of Preussen, the only other 5 masted merchant ship.
For the past 20 years, Royal Clipper has filled the cruise market need for small cruising passengers seeking an intimate and romantic experience. WIth its 214 cabins and 106 crew members, The Royal Clipper can comfortably entertain 227 passengers.