Newest Cruise Ships

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By ,   November 26, 2015 ,   Ships and Lines

Find here the answer to which are the newest cruise ships currently under construction or on order. You can jump directly to the new river cruise ships list or to the list of all new cruise ships 2016-2022 orders/under construction.

Here you'll find them all - from small to really big to the ever largest cruise ships from the fleets of Royal Caribbean, NCL and MSC. So browse to know the world's major cruise ship orders for construction of brand new passenger ships, with information on their cost to build, passenger capacity, builders and shipbuilding yards.

newest cruise ships Our list of new built cruise ships with first sailings (Inaugural Cruises, aka Maiden Voyages) offers simply the most special travel deals ever. These are absolutely unique offers for one-time-only events, which just like our birthdays are moments cherished for a life time. Most of the world's top cruise companies add to their fleets one newly build (or acquired) ship in every 2 to 4 years on the average.

All the newest cruise ships boast revolutionary new activities, new ideas, new visions, new technologies, new categories - for freshly new vacation experiences on brand new vessels starting a new era for the century old cruise ship travel industry.

New cruise ships 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 orders

In the period 2015-2016, 17 new big cruise ships will be launched adding a total of 41162 passenger capacity to the world wide industry, which is 9,1% growth, with additional $3,4 billion dollars in annual revenue.

Princess Cruises ship design (Royal, Regal)

This video is about the features of the new luxury mega-yacht designed for cruises in Antarctica and the Arctic regions.

New MSC cruise ships 2017-2026

On March 20, 2014, MSC Cruises and STX France signed in Paris a letter of intent for building 2 new mega cruise ships (scheduled delivery in 2017 (Meraviglia) and 2019 (TBA), with an option for 2 more same class cruise ships. Each of the new MSC cruise ships features weight of 167,600 GT. As GT they will be slightly smaller than the Quantum ships (167,800 GT), but with bigger passenger capacity - 4,500 vs 4,180.

MSC Meraviglia-class cruise shipThe MSC Cruises new ships will feature expanded facilities (theater, MSC Yacht Club, solarium, amusement park, aqua park, 2-deck "inside promenade"), new dining options, new cabin categories (duplex suites in the Yacht Club area), optimized hull design, better propulsion and fuel scrubbers.

In February 2016, MSC announced it would build two new mega ships of the so called "Meraviglia Plus” class. There is unofficial information about an additional MSC cruise ship order for four more Meraviglia-plus class (GT 177,000 tons) ships. Each will be able to carry up to 6,300 passengers at full capacity.  The two newbuilds will have 200 additional cabins and will be 16 meters longer compared to the Meraviglia class ships,

This makes the MSC cruise company (as a private investor) the largest foreign investor in France – with over USD 8,6 billion in export contracts over a period of 5 years.

On April 6, 2016, the MSC cruise company signed a letter of intent with STX France for construction of up to four new class vessels. The ships will be LNG-powered, with GT tonnage 200,000 tons and passenger capacity 5,400 (at double occupancy). The first of these four newest ships will be delivered in 2022. The ship design is new - known as “World Class”.

New Carnival ships 2019-2022

In the end of March 2015 was announced, that the Carnival Corporation orders a total of 9 new vessels to be built by two different building companies. Fincantieri SpA (Italy) will construct 5 new ships at the company's yards in Monfalcone and Marghera. Meyer Werft BmbH will construct the other 4 new Carnival ships at the company's yards in Germany (Papenburg) and Finland (Turku).

One of the new vessels will be of a new class, with gross tonnage of 175,000. All new ship orders feature next-generation cruise vessel designs, and will serve the company's well established markets (North America, Europe), as well as the booming markets of Asia and Australia. Each ship will be designed accordingly to the brand line it will serve - Costa, Princess, Holland America and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Cruise ship orders set a new record, as the global market will introduce in 2019 more passenger berths than ever - over 40000 in total. The 2019's order book has 12 new cruise ships (average passenger capacity of 3362). For comparison, about 33500 berths were introduced in 2010, and about 30000 in 2001.

The biggest vessels debuting in 2019 are two Carnival Corporation ships being built for the lines AIDA and Costa (each with capacity 5200 pax). Among the smallest vessels are four Ponant yachts (each with capacity 180 pax).Ponant Cruises new ship design

New NCL ships - next photo represents the company's new vessel design by Project Leonardo.new NCL cruise ship design (Project Leonardo)

Next video is about the new Ponant ships.

Ship owner (company)

Ship names

Launch year (date)

Gross Tonnage

Passengers (pax)

Cost (millions USD)

Builder

 

shipowner: Blue Star Line (owned by Clive Palmer)

Titanic 2

(replica of RMS Titanic 1 ship from 1912)

November 2018

56,000 (pax 1680-2435)

$500

CSC Jinling (China)

shipowner: AIDA Cruises

  1. AIDAprima (2016)
  2. AIDAperla (2017)
  3. AIDA (TBN1) 2019
  4. AIDA (TBN2) 2021
  • 1&2 - 125,000 (pax 3250)
  • 3&4 - 180,000, LNG powered (pax 6600)
  • 1&2 - $645 each
  • 3&4 - $

shipbuilders

  • 1&2 - MHI-Mitsubishi
  • 3&4 - Meyer Werft

shipowner: Carnival Cruise Line

  • Carnival Vista (2016)
  • Carnival Horizon (2018 March)
  • 2 new (Vista-class) ships for China - a new joint-venture company will be established for the Chinese market - year 2022, 2024
133,500 (pax 3930)

$780 each

Fincantieri

shipowner: Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal TBN1 (2020)

Celestyal TBN2 (2021)

60,000 (pax 1800) $

shipowner: Costa Cruises

  1. Costa TBN1 (2019), Costa TBN2 (2021)
  2. Costa TBN3 (2019), Costa TBN4 (2021)
  1. 180,000, LNG powered (pax 6600, cabins 2600)
  2. 135,500 (pax 4200)

$

  1. Meyer Werft
  2. Fincantieri

shipowner: Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Edge (2018 fall)
  • Celebrity Beyond (2020 spring)
  • Celebrity TBN3 (2021 fall)
  • Celebrity TBN4 (2022 fall)
  • the vessels are marked as project EDGE
  • 117,700 (pax 2900)

size in ft 984x123
size in m 300x37

$900

STX France

shipowner: Disney Cruises

  • Disney TBN1 (2021)
  • Disney TBN2 (2023)

135,000 (pax 2500, cabins 1250)

$

Meyer Werft

shipowner: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (new expedition ships)

Polar Class designation (pax 230, cabins 120)

$

Vard (Norway)

shipowner: Holland America

(Pinnacle-class vessels)
99,500 (pax 2660)

$520 each

Fincantieri

shipowner: NCL Norwegian Cruise Line

"Breakaway Plus" class

  1. Norwegian Escape (2015)
  2. Norwegian Joy (2017)
  3. Norwegian TBA (2018)
  4. Norwegian TBA (2019)
  5. 4 new ships (+ 2 optional) Project Leonardo - launch years 2022 June, 2023, 2024, 2025 (optional 2026 2027)
  • 1-2-3-4: 164,600 (pax 4200)
  • 5: 140,000 (pax 3300)
  • 1&2 - $920 each
  • 3&4 - $1,1 bill each
  • 5 - EUR 800 million each

shipbuilders:

1-2-3-4: Meyer Werft

 

5: Fincantieri

shipowner: MSC Cruises

3 ships (Seaside-class, similar design to RCCL Quantum-class ships

  1. MSC Seaside (2017 November)
  2. MSC Seaview (2018 May)
  3. MSC TBN (2021)

3 ships Meraviglia class

  1. MSC Meraviglia (2017)
  2. MSC Bellissima (2019)
  3. MSC TBN (2020)

2 ships Meraviglia Plus class (larger than the RCI's Quantum ships)

  1. MSC tbn1 (2019 October)
  2. MSC tbn2 (2020 September)
  3. (rumor) 4 more ship orders - to be delivered through 2024

4 ships "World Class" (LNG-powered)

  1. MSC tbn1 (2022)
  2. MSC tbn2 (2024)
  3. MSC tbn3 (2025)
  4. MSC tbn4 (2026)
  • Seaside class (154,000 GT, 323m x 41m x 70m)
  • Meraviglia class (167,600 GT)
  • Meraviglia Plus class 177,100 GT
  • World Class 200,000 GT (2700+ cabins)

passenger capacities

  • Seaside (4140 / max 5700)
  • Meraviglia (4500 max 5400)
  • Meraviglia Plus class (4900 / max 6300)
  • World Class (5400 /max ?)

$950 (Euro 700) each

World Class ($1 billion each)

shipbuilders:

  • Fincantieri (Seaside)
  • STX France (Meraviglia, Meraviglia Plus, World Class)

shipowner: P&O Cruises

  1. mv Britannia (2015)
  2. Pacific Explorer (new ship for P&O Australia) 2019
  3. P&O tbn (2020)
  1. 141,000 (pax 3600-4370, crew 1360)
  2. 135,500 (pax 4200)
  3. 180,000 (pax 5200)
  1. $770
  2. ?
  3. ?

shipbuilders:

 

  1. Fincantieri
  2. Fincantieri
  3. Meyer Werft, Papenburg

shipowner: Princess Cruises

  1. Majestic Princess (2017)
  2. TBN Princess (Royal-class) 2020
  3. TBN Princess (Royal-class) 2022
145,000 (pax 3660)

$760 each

Fincantieri

shipowner: RSSC Regent Seven Seas

Seven Seas Explorer (2016)

54,000 (pax 738)

$450

Fincantieri

shipowner: Royal Caribbean

  1. Anthem of the Seas (2016)
  2. Ovation of the Seas (2016)
  3. TBN of the Seas (2018 August)
  4. Harmony of the Seas (2016)
  5. Symphony of the Seas (2018 spring)
  6. Passion of the Seas (Quantum-plus class) 2019 April
  7. Pulse of the Seas (Quantum-plus class) 2020 April
  8. TBN of the Seas (Oasis class) 2021 spring
  • On May 9, 2014, was officially announced the 4th Oasis-class shipbuilding order
  • On Nov 3, 2015 was officially announced the 5th Oasis-class shipbuilding order. Contract was signed on May 25, 2016.
  1. 167,000
  2. 167,000
  3. 167,000
  4. 227,625 (length 362 m)
  5. 227,625 (length 362 m)
  6. 167,000 (LNG powered)
  7. 167,000 (LNG powered)
  8. 227,625 (length 362 m)

passenger capacities:

  1. 4180
  2. 4100
  3. 4180
  4. 5479
  5. 5479
  6. 4180
  7. 5479
  1. $950
  2. $950
  3. $950
  4. $1,3 bill
  5. $1,3 bill
  6. $950
  7. $950
  8. $1,3 bill

shipbuilders:

  • Meyer Werft (1, 2, 3, 6)
  • STX France (4, 5, 7)

shipowner: TUI Cruises

  1. Mein Schiff 4 (2015)
  2. Mein Schiff 5 (2016)
  3. Mein Schiff 6 (2017)
  4. Mein Schiff 7 (new "Mein Schiff 1") 2018
  5. Mein Schiff 8 (new "Mein Schiff 2") 2019
  1. 99,500 (length 295 m)
  2. 99,500 (295 m)
  3. 99,500
  4. 111,500 (315 m)
  5. 111,500 (315 m)

passengers: 2500 (1, 2, 3), 2900 (4, 5)

$625 each

Meyer Werft (Finland)

shipowner: Genting Hong Kong (Crystal Cruises)

  1. Crystal Esprit yacht (former name MegaStar Taurus) 2015
  2. three new expedition yachts (years 2019, 2020, 2021)
  3. Crystal Endeavor - mega-yacht (PC6 polar-class expedition ship) 2019 August
  4. new ship (2022)
  1. 3300 (pax 62)
  2. 117,000 each (pax 1000 each)
  3. 25,000 (600 ft / 183 m)
  4. tba (Crystal Residences / privately owned staterooms)

$960 each

Lloyd Werft (Germany)

shipowner: Hurtigruten

  1. MS Roald Amundsen (2018 July)
  2. MS Fridtjof Nansen (2019 July)
  3. tba 3
  4. tba 4

new expedition class vessels designed by Rolls-Royce Marine

265 cabins

length 140 m

width 23.6 m

pax 530 each

$220 each

Kleven Maritime AS (Norway)

shipowner: Seabourn Cruises

40,350 (pax 604)

$

Fincantieri

shipowner: Silversea Cruises

Silver Muse (2017)

40,000 (pax 596)

$

Fincantieri

shipowner: Scenic Cruises

  1. Scenic Eclipse (discovery yacht) 2018 August
  2. Scenic TBN (discovery yacht) 2019 June
  • 16,500 /for Arctic and Antarctica
  • ice-strengthened hull
  • 2 helicopters
  • Zodiacs
  • 7-person submarine
  • pax 228 each

$

Uljanik Group (Croatia)

shipowner: Genting Hong Kong (Star Cruises, and Dream Cruises)

  1. Genting Dream /Genting World (Dream Cruises) 2016
  2. World Dream (Dream Cruises) 2017
  3. TBA1 (Global Class) Star Cruises (2019)
  4. TBA2 (Global Class) Star Cruises (2020)

1&2 - 150,000 (pax 3365, crew 2000, 70% balcony cabins)

3&4 - 201,000 (pax 500)

1&2 - $960

3&4 - ?

shipbuilders:

  • 1&2 - Meyer Werft (Germany)
  • 3&4 - Lloyd Werft (Germany)

 

shipowner: Viking Ocean Cruises

47,000 (pax 944, cabins 465)

$350-400 each

Fincantieri (Naples)

shipowner: Saga Cruises (CruiseMapper news)

  • Saga TBN1 (2019 summer)
  • Saga TBN2 (2021 summer)

56,850 (pax under 1000)

540 staterooms (incl 81 single cabins / 15%), all-balcony

outdoor & indoor swimming pools

$

Meyer Werft

shipowner: Virgin Cruises

  • Virgin TBN1 (2020)
  • Virgin TBN2 (2021)
  • Virgin TBN3 (2022)
110,000 (pax 2800)

$650 each

Fincantieri

shipowner: Compagnie du Ponant

  1. 4 new ships (expedition yachts, 2018-2019): Le Bougainville, Le Champlain, Le Kerguelen, Le Laperouse
  2. Le Lyrial (2015)
  1. 10,000 (pax 184, cabins 92)
  2. 10,700 (pax 264)
  1. $
  2. $150

shipbuilders:

 

  1. Norwegian subsidiary of Fincantieri, Vard Holdings Ltd.
  2. Fincantieri

shipowner: Lindblad Expeditions

3 new National Geographic ships (both US-flagged)

  1. National Geographic Quest (2017)
  2. National Geographic Venture (2018)
  3. TBN (2019)
  • (each) 50 cabins (incl 22 balconies and 4 family/connecting cabins)
  • 24 sea kayaks, paddle boards,, landing craft
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • hydrophone, spashcam, underwater video camera, remote-controlled camera, video microscope
  • snorkelling gear for all guests
  • fitness centre, spa
  • max passengers 100

$55 each

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Whidbey Island, Washington, USA)

shipowner: Australias Cruises Patagonia

Ventus Australis (expedition ship) 2018

  • 100 cabins (pax 210)

 $

 Asenave Shipyard (Valdivia, Chile)

shipowner: Oceanwide Expeditions

mv Hondius (expedition ship) 2019

  • LR PC6 (Polar Class 6)
  • ice-strengthened ship
  • length 107 m
  • pax 180

$

Brodosplit shipyard (Croatia)

shipowner: Star Clippers

Flying Clipper (sailing ship, world's biggest square rigger) 2018 spring

8770 tons

6350 m2 sails

3 pools, watersports platform

pax 300

Euro 100 million

Brodosplit (Croatia)

shipowner: Xiamen International

Xiamen China (2018 October)

100,000 (pax 2000)

$490

Xiamen Shipbuilding (China)

New river cruise ships 2017-2018-2019

This survey shows the list of newest river cruise ships and luxury boats. These are all newbuilds, so the list excludes boats that are chartered to other companies (thus only refurbished and renamed). For river cruise itineraries and prices you can follow the links from the list of all riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All river passenger shipping line companies and their fleets are listed there.new river cruise ships

 

Boat Names Launched Passengers

shipowner: Viking River Cruises longships

shipbuilder: Lloyd Werft (Germany)

  1. Herja, Hild
  2. Alruna, Egil, Kadlin, Rolf, Tialfi, Osfrid, Vilhjalm
  3. Mimir, Modi, Ve
  4. Alsvin, Bestla, Buri, Delling, Eistla, Gullveig, Heimdal
  5. Hermod, Idi, Ingvi, Kara, Kvasir, Lif, Hemming, Torgil
  6. Alta, Baldur, Bragi, Forseti, Jarl, Magni, Rinda, Skadi, Tor, Var
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
  4. 2014
  5. 2014
  6. 2013
190

shipowner: American Cruise Lines

shipbuilder: USA (Chesapeake Shipbuilding)

  1. new class ship
  2. another ship (same as Constellation)
  3. American Constellation (with Rolls-Royce stabilizers, kayaks, Zodiac boats)
  4. America
  5. American Eagle
  1. 2019
  2. summer 2018
  3. April 2017
  4. 2016
  5. 2015
  1. 195
  2. 170
  3. 170
  4. 185
  5. 150

shipowner: AmaWaterways

shipbuilder: Lloyd Werft (Germany), Vietnam (Dara)

  1. AmaLea
  2. AmaKristina, AMAStella, AMAViola
  3. AMAvenita, AMADara, AMAPura
  4. AMAReina, AMASonata
  5. AMAprima, AMAvida
  1. 2018
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
  4. 2014
  5. 2013
  1. 164
  2. 124, 164
  3. 164
  4. 164, 106

shipowner: Avalon Waterways

shipbuilder: Holland

  1. Passion
  2. Myanmar, Siem Reap, Tapestry 2, Tranquility 2
  3. Illumination, Impression, Poetry 2
  4. Artistry 2, Expression
  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
  4. 2013
  1. 166
  2. 164
  3. 166
  4. 128, 166

shipowner: Crystal River Cruises

shipbuilder: Lloyd Werft (Germany)

  1. Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel
  2. Crystal Mozart
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  1. 110
  2. 160

shipowner: Emerald Waterways

shipbuilder: Holland

  1. Emerald Radiance
  2. Emerald Destiny
  3. Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sun
  4. Emerald Sky, Emerald Star
  1. 2017
  2. 2017
  3. 2015
  4. 2014
182 (82 cabins)

shipowner: UNIWORLD

shipbuilder: Germany

  1. SS Joie de Vivre
  2. SS Maria Theresa
  3. SS Catherine, SS Antoinette
  4. River Orchid
  1. 2017
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
  4. 2013
  1. 128
  2. 155
  3. 132, 164
  4. 60

shipowner: Tauck River Cruising

  1. Tauck Esprit
  2. MS Inspire, MS Savor
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  1. 118
  2. 130

shipowner: Scenic River Cruises

shipbuilder: Holland

  1. Scenic Aura, Scenic Amber, Scenic Azure, Scenic Spirit
  2. Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal
  3. Scenic Jade, Scenic Gem
  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
128 each

shipowner: Douro Azul (Riviera Travel)

  1. Douro Elegance
  2. Douro Serenity
2017 126 each

shipowner: Vantage Deluxe World Travel

  1. River Voyager
  2. River Odyssey
  3. River Explorer II, River Splendor
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  3. 2013
  1. 176
  2. 176
  3. 130, 176

shipowner: CroisiEurope

  1. (France canal cruise barges) MS Daniele, MS Deborah
  2. Princesse Apsara (on Mekong River), Elbe Princesse
  3. Princess Sissi
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2014
  1. 24 each
  2. 60-80
  3. 150

shipowner: Luftner Cruises

Amadeus Silver III

2016 168

shipowner: Riva Waterways

shipbuilder: Holland

Riva Royale, Riva Princess

2014 180

shipowner: Pandaw Expeditions

shipbuilder: Myanmar

Kindat Pandaw, Kalaw Pandaw

2014 20

shipowner: Sanctuary Retreats

shipbuilder: Myanmar

Sanctuary Ananda

2014 48

shipowner: Orient-Express Hotels

shipbuilder: Myanmar

Orcaella (Myanmar river cruises)

2013 50

shipowner: Aqua Expeditions

shipbuilder: Vietnam

Aqua Mekong

2014 20 suites

shipowner: Haimark

shipbuilder: Vietnam

  1. Ganges Voyager II
  2. Mekong Navigator, Irrawaddy Explorer
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  1. 56
  2. 68, 56

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