Looking for something new? From laid back river voyages to luxurious ocean vessels, or state-of-the-art expedition cruise ships to relaxing yacht experiences, even trying a new cruise line from famed travel brands The Ritz-Carlton and Virgin, there are more new cruise ships coming soon than ever before!
Whatever your passion or price-point, there are several brand new cruise ships being built that you need to know about before planning your next vacation.
Some ships are open for booking now and others launch soon, but our travel advisors have the inside scoop on everything new to cruising and will ensure you’re in the know about what's coming soon. Below are just a few of the cruise ship debuts that our CruiseInsider experts are most excited about:
Defining contemporary elegance on the river, AmaWaterways will introduce the largest river ship to ever hit the Danube in May 2019, the AmaMagna. With sailings already open for booking, this beautiful behemoth will be twice as wide as any current river ship and is a new concept specifically designed to elevate modern luxury river cruising.
AmaMagna will be the biggest and most innovative ship on the river.
The AmaMagna’s double-wide design allows for larger cabins and more guests plus will have ocean-style cabins, multiple dining venues (including outdoor dining), an elevator that goes all the way to the top of the ship, a heated top-deck pool and hot tub with bar, and a water sports platform with zodiacs, canoes and other recreational equipment.
American Cruise Lines
American Harmony (2019)
American Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the U.S with over 35 itineraries visiting 25 states, announced the American Harmony, the 2nd ship in its revolutionary Modern Riverboat Series. A sister-ship to the state-of-the-art American Song that joined the fleet in 2018, the all new American Harmony will take over on the Mississippi for the American Song which will reposition to the Columbia & Snake Rivers for 2019.
The American Harmony will bring authentic adventure along the Mississippi River.
Crystal Endeavor (2020)
Crystal Endeavour is a brand-new luxury expedition mega-yacht with polar capabilities, and will feature two helicopters and two submarines, plus Zodiacs, jet skis and equipment for scuba, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. The twin sister to Crystal's recent yacht addition Crystal Esprit, the Crystal Endeavor will sail expedition-style itineraries to Antarctica and the Arctic, the coast of the Americas, Europe, remote islands in the Atlantic and Pacific, as well as tropical locales.
Artist's rendering of the incredible Crystal Endeavor.
Along with far-flung itineraries and polar-class upgrades, this intimate luxury vessel will accommodate only 200 passengers in 100 suites plus include a private conservatory; indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi; sightseeing area with 270-degree views; an infinity pool that can become a dance floor or dining area; and a large, full-service spa and wellness center. Endeavor is open for booking now - be the first to explore in elegance!
Insider Tip: Offshore dynamic positioning technology will allow the Crystal Endeavor to automatically maintain its position, which means she can float atop coral reefs and other delicate marine life without the use of potentially damaging anchors and will also use ROV (remote operated vehicles) so guests will be able to see sunken ships and other relics, including the famous Titanic!
Ship Name TBA (2022)
Cunard's as-yet-unnamed next-generation vessel will be the first new-build ship since the launch of Queen Elizabeth in 2010 will continue Cunard’s legacy of superior service and elegant style. Sharing the iconic livery and red funnels, the new ship will accommodate up to 3,000 guests⏤the largest in the fleet⏤and feature distinct Cunard signatures and brand new luxury experiences.
Disney Cruise Line
Ship Names TBA (2021/2023)
Disney is adding three more ships to the family-friendly line's fleet starting in 2021, bringing its total to seven. The new ships are expected to be slightly larger than Disney's two newest vessels, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which measure 130,000 tons each and debuted in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Disney Cruise Lines expects each of the new ships would have about 1,250 cabins, the same number found on the earlier ships.
Insider Tip: Disney is known for innovation, and that's found on their cruise ships as well. The were the first cruise line to offer water coasters at sea and the first to offer high-tech virtual windows in windowless "inside" cabins.
MS Roald Amundsen (2019)
Delayed from 2018, this state-of-the-art expedition vessel comes online this year and will feature new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
The MS Roald Amundsen will be a breakthrough in polar expedition cruising.
The first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, the MS Roald Amundsen (and future sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen) leads the way toward a more sustainable way of exploring the earth's precious polar regions.
Insider Tip: Hurtigruten’s new hybrid technology will make sailing with electric propulsion for 15–30 minutes a reality and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%, amounting to more than 3,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.
National Geographic Endurance (2020)
Due to launch in 2020 and purpose-built for polar navigation, the newest addition to the Lindblad Expeditions fleet will be the National Geographic Endurance. An ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel with a patented X-bow® for powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in all conditions and also reduces spray on deck for superior observation.
Lindblad's purpose-built polar ship will ensure authentic adventure cruising.
Open for reservations now, the incredible Endurance accommodates 126 guests in 69 spacious cabins—all of which face outside and have large windows or balconies, private bathrooms, and an expedition command center with tablets and USB/mobile device docking.
Insider Tip: Named in honor of famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance is designed to explore uncharted waters and new latitudes, including Northeast Greenland, remote Jan Mayen island, the Northeast Passage, and more.
The ship also carries a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, kayaks, snowshoes, and cross-country skis; as well as a sophisticated equipment that allows onboard undersea specialists–National Geographic photographers, certified photo instructors, video chroniclers and more–unique access and ability to share the underwater world.
Ship Names TBA (2022/2025)
The next chapter of Oceania begins with a complete re-imagining of their current fleet under their OceaniaNEXT initiative which will elevate every facet of the guest experience to new levels, but the next generation of their luxury fleet will arrive starting in 2022.
Two new cruise ships added to the Oceania fleet means more chances to taste the finest cuisine at sea.
The two new Allura-Class ships will represent an evolution of the Oceania Cruises experience with all the elements guests treasure – a warm, intimate, residential style; the most spacious standard staterooms afloat; amazing suites, and of course, the finest cuisine at sea.
Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas Splendor (2020) and Ship Name TBA (2023)
Regent has signed a contract with Italy’s famous Fincantieri shipyard to build yet another 750-guest sister ship to compliment the recent Seven Seas Explorer, the most luxurious ship ever built, and the upcoming Seven Seas Splendor in 2020, the ship that perfects luxury.
The suites onboard Regent's new ships will be among the most luxurious at sea.
Building on the success of its predecessors, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newest additions will continue to set the standard for defining elegance at sea. The addition of these two intimate, stylish and spacious new ships will total six all-suite vessels for the most inclusive luxury experience at sea.
Insider Tip: While reservations for the the Seven Seas Splendor are open now, details regarding her future sister-ship's itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, amenities and onboard experiences will be revealed leading up to her 2023 debut, however voyages for that inaugural season will go on sale in 2021.
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
After years of excitement, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is finally here and its arrival has caused waves throughout the luxury cruise industry. The first-ever cruise vessel from luxury hotel brand The Ritz-Carlton® and the first of three custom-built yachts, the 298 passenger mega-yacht Azora will be like nothing else when it debuts in 2020.
Live untethered, live fully on a luxury yacht cruise from The Ritz-Carlton.
Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of their high-end hotels and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, bespoke voyages on the new Azora will range from seven to ten nights, offering many overnight calls and uniquely curated experiences ashore. Explore the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Europe and New England on one of 39 luxury yacht itineraries open for reservations now!
Insider Tips: The state-of-the-art Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, plus personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere.
Ship Names TBA (2021/2022)
You can now add Seabourn to the list of cruise lines getting into adventure-style cruising with the announcement of two new expedition vessels scheduled to debut in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively.
Seabourn's expedition ships will visit Antarctica, the Arctic, and other hard-to-reach global destinations.
The as-yet-unnamed ships will hold up to 264 passengers each and offer all-suite luxury accommodations, plus they'll carry their own submarines as well as kayaks and motorized Zodiac boats for exploring. Built with strengthened hulls and state-of-the-art technology that meet PC6 Polar Class standards, these ultra-luxury ships will comfortably operate in the icy waters of Antarctica and the Arctic.
Silver Moon (2020) & Silver Dawn (2021)
The debuts of the ultra-luxurious Silver Moon followed by the Silver Dawn, sister ships to the recently released Silver Muse, will expand Silversea's impressive fleet to 11 incredible six-star ships, and once again significantly raises the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world's most discerning travelers.
New ships means new travel experiences for Silversea’s discerning guests in the world’s most spectacular destinations.
Viking Jupiter (2019)
The 930-guest small ship Viking Jupiter—the sixth Viking ocean vessel–is being designed exactly like her beautiful sisters and will have her maiden voyage February 2019.
Viking Ocean cruises boasts the newest fleet of all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships.
A cutting-edge carbon copy of the other Viking Ocean ships in the fleet, this small, all-veranda contemporary ship combines form and function with understated but elegant experiences designed to enrich your interaction with every destination you discover.
Insider Tips: With plans for 10 more ocean ships debuting in 2020 and beyond, plus dozens of new river vessels on order, Viking's unprecedented rollout of new ships is on track to be one of the biggest and fastest on record for any cruise line.
Scarlet Lady (2020) and Ship Name TBA (2021/22)
One of the most exciting new entries into the cruise space is the arrival of Virgin Voyages. Tapping into the nostalgia of the classic days of sailing with the creation of the indulgent and innovative Scarlet Lady, setting sail in 2020, billionaire Richard Branson is creating an elegant, adult-only experience that doesn't just cater to the elite.
The Scarlet Lady will be an homage to classic cruising with a uniquely modern twist.
Inspired by historic vessels and legendary glamour, these contemporary cruises will hold 2,700 cruisers and be like nothing else ever offered in cruising. Both the all-new Scarlet Lady and her sister-ships expected to arrive in 2021 and 2022 respectively, will have an exclusive, distinctive, and luxurious feel–nostalgia served up in a contemporary way–that speaks to today’s traveler, tomorrow's cruiser and those who never thought about ocean sailing as a vacation option.
Insider Tips: Virgin Voyages' other mission is to minimize the environmental impact of their ships while working to secure a healthy future for the ocean with eco-friendly design and technology including the ability to turn waste heat into clean energy, converting heat into electricity, minimizing waste on board and purifying wastewater.
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