German river cruise line Viva Cruises will enter the expedition sector in May 2021 with the launch of a new ship, Seaventure.
The 164-passenger vessel’s maiden voyage will depart from Amsterdam on May 15, and end in Warnemunde, Germany.
The ship will then sail 13 different itineraries from the rugged coasts of Iceland to the Brazilian rainforest.
A 10% early booking discount is valid on all expeditions booked before the end of February 2020 with commissions from 10% available to the travel trade with group allocations and net rates available.
Among Viva’s sailings is a 17-day Western Arctic and Labrador itinerary, departing in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, leading in from $12,150pp.
The sailing visits Greenland’s capital Nuuk, with guests experiencing whale sightings before arriving in Quebec.
The vessel will feature a fleet of 12 Zodiac boats to allow guests to “explore uncharted territories” and view nature up close.
The lines offers all-inclusive fares with tips and gratuities included.
Andrea Kruse, Viva Cruises chief operating officer, 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.”