The Portuguese cruise line Mystic Cruises has signed an order for two new expedition cruise ships with the West Sea shipyards in Portugal.

The two new ships – named World Voyager and World Navigator – are part of Mystic Cruises’ Ice class, Explorer range ships and will join World Explorer, the first ship of the company that is currently being built in the same shipyard and will start operations in April 2019.

Carrying 200 passengers and 110 crew members, the Explorer class ships with their reinforced hull are designed to navigate polar waters, of up to one meter of ice density.

Mystic Cruises will offer luxury cruises and expeditions in the four corners of the World and in destinations as remote as Antarctica and the Arctic.

Focused on offering unique and authentic experiences to its guests, the ships are designed to visit smaller ports and, unlike larger cruise ships, to dock closer to the historic centres of cities, offering new experiences and new destination ports in places such as the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Greenland and the Norwegian Fjords.