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.

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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 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 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.

new luxury cruise ships

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.

new MSC cruise ships on order 2017-2019The 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). The biggest vessels debuting in 2019 are two Carnival Corporation ships being built for the lines AIDA and Costa (each with capacity 5200 pax).  The smallest vessels are two Ponant ships (each with capacity 180 pax). For comparison, about 33500 berths were introduced in 2010, and about 30000 in 2001. Next video is about the new Ponant yachts.

Company Ship to be launched Gross Tonnage Passengers Cost (millions USD) Builder
Blue Star Line (owned by Clive Palmer)

Titanic 2

(replica of RMS Titanic 1 ship from 1912)

November 2018 56,000 1,680 - 2,435 $500 CSC Jinling (China)
AIDA Cruises new ships
  1. AIDAprima
  2. AIDAperla
  3. AIDA (TBN1)
  4. AIDA (TBN2)
  1. 2016
  2. 2017
  3. 2019
  4. 2020
  • 1&2 - 125,000
  • 3&4 - 180,000, LNG powered
  • 1&2 - 3250
  • 3&4 - 6600
  • 1&2 - $645 each
  • 3&4 - $
  • 1&2 - MHI-Mitsubishi
  • 3&4 - Meyer Werft
Carnival new ships
  • April 2016
  • March 2018
135,000 3954 $780 each Fincantieri
new Costa Cruises ships
  1. Costa TBN1, Costa TBN2
  2. Costa TBN3, Costa TBN4
  1. 2019, 2020
  2. 2019, 2020
  1. 180,000, LNG powered
  2. 135,500
  1. 6600 (2600 cabins)
  2. 4200
$
  1. Meyer Werft
  2. Fincantieri
new Celebrity Cruises ships
  • Celebrity TBN1
  • Celebrity TBN2
  • Celebrity TBN3
  • Celebrity TBN4
  • both vessels are marked as project EDGE
  • fall 2018
  • early 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 117,700

size in ft 984x123
size in m 300x37

2900 $900 STX France
new Disney ships
  • Disney TBN1
  • Disney TBN2
  • 2021
  • 2023
  • 135,000
  • 1250 cabns
2500 $ Meyer Werft
Holland America new ship 2016 (the line's largest) (both are Pinnacle-class vessels) April 2016
November 2018
99,000 2660 $520 each Fincantieri
new NCL ships

"Breakaway Plus" class

  1. Norwegian Escape
  2. Norwegian Joy
  3. Norwegian TBA
  4. Norwegian TBA
  1. October 2015
  2. March 2017
  3. Spring 2018
  4. Winter 2019
164,600 4200
  • 1&2 - $920 each
  • 3&4 - $1,10bill
Meyer Werft
new MSC Cruises ships

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

  1. MSC Seaside
  2. MSC tba1
  3. MSC tba2

3 ships Meraviglia class

  1. MSC Meraviglia
  2. MSC tba1
  3. MSC tba2

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

  1. MSC tbn1
  2. MSC tbn2
  3. (rumor) 4 more ship orders

4 ships "World Class" (LNG-powered)

  1. MSC tbn1
  2. MSC tbn2
  3. MSC tbn3
  4. MSC tbn4
Seaside class
  1. November 2017
  2. May 2018
  3. 2021

Meraviglia class

  1. April 2017
  2. Early 2019
  3. April 2020

Meraviglia Plus class

  1. October 2019
  2. September  2020
  3. to be delivered through 2024

World Class

  1. 2022
  2. 2024
  3. 2025
  4. 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)
  • 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)

Fincantieri (Seaside)

STX France (Meraviglia, Meraviglia Plus, World Class)

new P&O Cruises ships
  1. mv Britannia
  2. Pacific Explorer (new ship for P&O Australia)
  1. March 2015
  2. 2019
  1. 141,000
  2. 135,500
  1. 3600-4370 (crew 1360)
  2. 4200
  1. $770
  2. ?
Fincantieri
new Princess Cruises ships
  1. Majestic Princess
  2. TBN Princess (Royal-class)
  1. summer 2017
  2. 2020
141,000 3600 $760 (each) Fincantieri
RSSC Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Explorer July 2016 54,000 738 $450 Fincantieri - Sestri Ponente
Royal Caribbean new ships 2016-2018-2019
  1. Anthem of the Seas
  2. Ovation of the Seas
  3. TBN of the Seas
  4. Harmony of the Seas
  5. TBN of the Seas (Oasis class)
  6. TBN of the Seas (Quantum class)
  7. TBN of the Seas (Oasis class)
  • 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. Fall 2016
  2. April 2016
  3. August 2018
  4. April 2016
  5. Spring 2018
  6. April 2019
  7. Spring 2021
  1. 167,000
  2. 167,000
  3. 167,000
  4. 227,625 (length 362 m)
  5. 227,625 (length 362 m)
  6. 167,000
  7. 227,625 (length 362 m)

 

  1. 4180
  2. 4100
  3. 4180
  4. 5479
  5. 5479
  6. 4180
  7. 5479
  1. $950
  2. $950
  3. $950
  4. $1,30 bill
  5. $1,30 bill
  6. $950
  7. $1,30 bill
  1. Meyer Werft
  2. Meyer Werft
  3. Meyer Werft
  4. STX France
  5. STX France
  6. Meyer Werft
  7. STX France
new TUI Cruises ships
  1. Mein Schiff 4
  2. Mein Schiff 5
  3. Mein Schiff 6
  4. Mein Schiff 7
  5. Mein Schiff 8
  1. May 2015
  2. July 2016
  3. Spring 2017
  4. Spring 2018
  5. Spring 2019
99,300 2500 $625 each Meyer Werft (Finland)
Crystal Cruises
  1. Crystal Esprit yacht (former name MegaStar Taurus)
  2. three new ships
  3. Crystal Endeavor - PC6 polar-class (expedition) mega yacht
  1. 2015
  2. fall 2019
  3. August 2018
  1. 3300
  2. 117,000 each
  3. 25,000 (600 ft / 183 m)
  1. 62
  2. 1000 each
  3. 200 (100 suites)
$ Lloyd Werft (Germany)
Seabourn Cruises
  • December 2016
  • Spring 2018
40,350 604 $ Fincantieri
Silversea Silver Muse Spring 2017 40,000 596 $ Fincantieri
Scenic Cruises
  1. Scenic Eclipse (discovery yacht)
  2. Scenic TBN (discovery yacht)
  1. August 2018
  2. June 2019
  • 16,500 /for Arctic and Antarctica
  • ice-strengthened hull
  • 2 helicopters
  • Zodiacs
  • 7-person submarine
228 $ Uljanik Group
Star Cruises
  1. Genting World
  2. World Dream
  3. TBA1 (Global Class)
  4. TBA2 (Global Class)
  1. Fall 2016
  2. Fall 2017
  3. 2019
  4. 2020

1&2 - 150,000

3&4 - 201,000

1&2 - 3365

3&4 - 5000

1&2 - $950

3&4 - ?

1&2 - Meyer Werft (Germany)

3&4 - Lloyd Werft (Germany)

Viking Ocean Cruises (6 new ships)
  • May 2015
  • April 2016
  • February 2017
  • June 2017
  • mid 2018
  • 2020
47,000 944 (465 cabins) $350-400 each Fincantieri (Naples)
new Saga Cruises ships
  • Saga TBA1
  • Saga TBA2 (optional)
  • Summer 2019
  • Summer 2021
55,000 under 1000
incl 81 single cabins
$ Meyer Werft
Virgin Cruises ships
  • Virgin TBN1
  • Virgin TBN2
  • Virgin TBN3
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
110,000 2800 $650 each Fincantieri
Compagnie du PONANT
  1. four new ships (expedition yachts)
  2. Le Lyrial
  1. summer 2018-2019
  2. June 2015
  1. 10,000
  2. 10,700
  1. 184 (92 cabins), 110 crew
  2. 264
  1. $
  2. $150
Fincantieri
new Lindblad Expeditions ships

3 new National Geographic ships (both US-flagged)

  1. National Geographic Quest
  2. tba
  3. tba
  1. June 2017
  2. 2018
  3. 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 100 pax $55 each Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Whidbey Island, Washington, USA)
Star Clippers
  • Flying Clipper (tall sailing ship, world's biggest square rigger)
  • fall 2017
8770 tons
6350 m2 sails
3 pools
watersports platform
300 Euro 100 mill Brodosplit (Croatia)
Dream Cruises (Genting)
  1. Genting Dream
  2. World Dream
  1. October 2016
  2. November 2017
150,000 tons 3360 passengers, 2000 crew (70% balconies) $960 Meyer Werft
Xiamen International Xiamen China October 2018 100,000 2000 $490

Xiamen Shipbuilding.

New cruise ships 2014

Total passenger capacity of the new build passenger ships in 2014 was 17410 pax.
new cruise ships on order

Line Ship Names Weight/Tonnage Passenger Capacity Cost Builder
Costa Cruises Costa Diadema (October) 132,500 3708-4927 $790 (€550) Fincantieri - Marghera
NCL Norwegian Getaway (January) 143,500 4000 $780 Meyer Werft
Princess Cruises Regal Princess (May) 141,000 3600 $760 new Priincess cruise shipsFincantieri - Monfalcone
Royal Caribbean International Quantum of the Seas (November) 167,000 4100 $950 Meyer Werft
TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 (June) 97,300 2500 $625 STX Finland
Pearl Seas Cruises Pearl Mist (June) 5,100 210 $40 Irving, Halifax, Canada
Utopia Residences ms Utopia (residential vessel, private) 105,000 - $1,100 Samsung Heavy Industries
CPTM Aranui 5 (cargo-cruise ship) - 228 $ Huang Hai (China).

New cruise ships 2013

new Royal Caribbean cruise ships

Shipping Line Ship Names Inaugural Cruises 2013 Dates Weight (tonnage, in GT) Passenger Capacity Ship Classes Building Cost (in millions of USD) Building Companies
AIDA Cruises AIDAstella March 17 71,300 2174 - $575 Meyer Werft
MSC Cruises MSC Precioza March 23 139,400 3502 the 4th & last of the Fantasia class $760 STX France
NCL Norwegian Norwegian Breakaway April 30 144,600 4028 Breakaway $780 Meyer Werft
PRINCESS Royal Princess June 10 141,000 3600 - $760 Fincantieri
the newest HAPAG-LLOYD ship ms Europa 2 May 39,500 516 - $340 STX France
SILVERSEA Silver Galapagos September 28 (built 1998) 4,077 100 acquired from the Canodros line (Galapagos) $ Cantieri-La Spezia
Compagnie du PONANT Le Soleal July 23 10,600 264 Arctic $150 Fincantieri-Ancona
Wendy Wu Tours (China) Henna January - 1965 luxury $ MHI.

New cruise ships 2012

Follows the table with ocean/sea-going new passenger ships built in 2012. All ship-links offer detailed itinerary schedule, along with indicative prices PP.

Company/Line Ship Name First Sailing Weight (gross tonnage) Passengers Cost (millions of USD) Builder
AIDA AIDAmar May 12 71,100 2194 $420 Meyer Werft
CARNIVAL Carnival Breeze June 2 128,000 3690 $740 Fincantieri - Monfalcone
CELEBRITY Celebrity Reflection October 12 122,400 3000 $640 Meyer Werft
COSTA Costa Fascinosa May 2 114,500 3000 $565 Fincantieri - Sestri Ponente
the newest DISNEY ship Disney Fantasy March 31 128,000 2500 $940 Meyer Werft
MSC MSC Divina June 2 139,000 3502 550 STX France
OCEANIA ms Riviera April 14 66,000 1258 $600 Fincantieri - Sestri Ponente.

New river cruise ships 2016-2017

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

River Cruise Lines Boat Names Launched Passengers Builder
Viking River Cruises longships
  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 Germany
American Cruise Lines (3 new river ships)
  1. American Constellation (with Rolls-Royce stabilizers, kayaks, Zodiac boats)
  2. America
  3. American Eagle
  1. April 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
170 USA (Chesapeake Shipbuilding)
AmaWaterways
  1. AmaKristina, AMAStella, AMAViola
  2. AMAvenita, AMADara, AMAPura
  3. AMAReina, AMASonata
  4. AMAprima, AMAvida
  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
  4. 2013
  1. 164
  2. 124, 164
  3. 164
  4. 164, 106
Germany
Vietnam (Dara)
Avalon Waterways
  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
Holland
Crystal River Cruises
  1. Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel
  2. Crystal Mozart
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  1. 110
  2. 160
Lloyd Werft (Germany)
Emerald Waterways
  1. Emerald Radiance
  2. Emerald Belle
  3. Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sun
  4. Emerald Sky, Emerald Star
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
  4. 2014
182 (82 cabins) Holland
UNIWORLD
  1. 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
Germany
Tauck River Cruising
  1. Tauck Esprit
  2. MS Inspire, MS Savor
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  1. 118
  2. 130
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Scenic Cruises
  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 Holland
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
-
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
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Riva Waterways Riva Royale, Riva Princess 2014 180 Holland
Pandaw Expeditions Kindat Pandaw, Kalaw Pandaw 2014 20 Myanmar
Sanctuary Retreats Sanctuary Ananda 2014 48 Myanmar
Orient-Express Hotels Orcaella (Myanmar river cruises) 2013 50 Myanmar
Aqua Expeditions Aqua Mekong 2014 20 suites Vietnam
Haimark
  1. Ganges Voyager
  2. Mekong Navigator, Irrawaddy Explorer
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  1. 56
  2. 68, 56
Vietnam

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