German river cruise line Viva Cruises is entering the expedition market with a new ship in 2021.

The 164-passenger Seaventure’s maiden voyage will depart from Amsterdam on May 15, 2021, and end in Warnemünde, Germany.

Following its maiden voyage, the vessel will sail 13 itineraries that cover Iceland, Greenland, Canada and South America.

Prices for the 13-day Greenland Expedition voyage departing Reykjavik on July 1, 2021, leads in at $8,395. Ports of call include Ivittuut, Nuuk and Kangerlussuaq.

Passengers who book before the end of February will receive a 10% discount on all departures.

The line offers a commission rate starting from 10% and allocations and net rates for agents who would like to package the sailings up.

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The new ship will have 12 Zodiacs on board so passengers can view remote locations, plus lectures relevant to each destination will be available on board.

Each of the 82 cabins has a bedroom, living room with air conditioning, flat screen TV with a live transmission of the ship’s outboard camera, DVD system, satellite telephone and WiFi access.

Viva currently operates 10 river ships across Europe.

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.”