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 lists of new vessels on order / under construction (2018-2027), as well as new river ships (2015-2019) and new cruiseferries (2010-2024).

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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Newest cruise ships

In the period 2015-2016, 17 new vessels were launched adding a total of 41162 passenger capacity to the worldwide industry, which was 9,1% growth, with additional USD 3,4 billion dollars in annual revenue.

By the year 2027, based on all current shipbuilding orders, Royal Caribbean (RCCL) will be ranked the world's largest passenger shipping company (estimated annual passenger capacity 5,7 million), followed by Carnival Corporation (approx 5 million passengers annually).

  • MSC's passenger capacity will be increased by nearly 160% (2027 over 2017) from approx 1,7 million to 4,4 million passengers.
  • NCL Norwegian's passenger capacity growth (2027 over 2017) will be approx 65% (2,14 million to 3,3 million).
  • The annual capacity growth of Celebrity will be 62,5% (0,8 million to 1.3 million), of Princess 28% (1,8 million to 2,3 million).
  • New companies entering the market are Virgin Voyages, Ritz-Carlton, Norwegian Yacht Voyages, Diamond Cruise, Anteros Cruises, Alteza Cruises.

Princess Cruises ship design (Royal, Regal)

Next YouTube video is about the new luxury mega-yacht Scenic Eclipse designed for polar cruises (to Antarctica and Arctic destinations).

Cruise vessels on order 2018-2027 deliveries

Global shipbuilding orders for 2018-2026 showed a record number of cruise vessels on order - 113.

  • The vessels' total value (based on the current orderbook) is around USD 67 billion.
  • The number of passenger berths that will be introduced following the deliveries is 268,854.
  • 9 of all ships were ordered and designed specifically for the Asian market (China).
  • 22 of all ships on order are ice-strengthened expedition vessels.
  • Analizing shiporders 2018-2026, the average newbuild size is 102,000 GT tons. By gross tonnage, shiprders reached the record 123,319 GT tons in in 2015, when there were a total of 48 vessels on order.
  • As of 2018, of all the 113 shiporders, 27 are smaller-sized luxury ships. Shiporders' total value was over USD 67 billion.
  • As of 2018, global cruise industry employs around 250,000 seafarers. It needs annually approx 70,000 new crew and staff (replacing old personnel) plus around 10,000 additional crew per year for the newbuild vessels entering service. Most hotel staff and common crew are from Philippines, Indonesia, India, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, China. Most officers are from Italy, Holland, Germany, Norway and Sweden.
  • As of 2018, global ocean cruise industry is valued USD 45,6 billion (up 4,6% over 2017), serving 26 million passengers (up 3,3% over 2017).
  • The largest "small ship" cruise companies are Viking Ocean (16-ship fleet by 2027) and Compagnie du Ponant (12-ship fleet by 2021).
  • By 2027, world's ocean-going cruise fleet will consists of 472 vessels. Industry's estimated revenue for 2018 was USD 40 billion, with projected growth to USD 59 billion (2027). In terms of passengers, North America generates over 1/2 passenger sourcing, Europe around 1/3, Asia-Pacific ~1/6.

New MSC ships 2017-2026

On March 20, 2014, MSC and STX France signed in Paris a letter of intent for building 2 new mega liners (scheduled delivery in 2017 (Meraviglia) and 2019 (TBA), with an option for 2 more same class vessels. Each of the new ships features weight of 167,600 GT. As GT they are slightly smaller than the Quantum ships (167,800 GT), but with bigger passenger capacity - 4500 vs 4180.

MSC Meraviglia-class cruise ship

The MSC's new liners 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 shiporder for four more Meraviglia-plus class (GT 177,000 tons) ships. Each is able to carry up to 6,300 passengers at full capacity. Each of the two newbuilds has 200 additional cabins and is 16 meters longer compared to the Meraviglia class ships,

This made MSC (as private company) France's largest foreign investor - with over USD 8,6 billion in export contracts over 5-year period.

  • On April 6, 2016, MSC signed a letter of intent with STX France for construction of up to four new class vessels. The ships are LNG-powered, with GT tonnage 200,000 tons and passenger capacity 5,400 (at double occupancy).
  • During MSC Seaside delivery (November 29, 2017), MSC announced the order of 2 more "Seaside EVO" class ships from Fincantieri (contract value EUR 1,8 billion). The new ships are bigger (16 m longer, 17,330 GT tons heavier, capacity 467 more passengers) in comparison to sisterships Seaview and Seaside. Newbuilds' deliveries were scheduled for 2021 and 2023.
  • With the addition of Seaside EVO, MSC had an unprecedented total investment of EUR 10,5 billion into 12 new vessels with scheduled deliveries by 2026.

The first of these four "World Class" vessels will be delivered in 2022.

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 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). Next photo represents NCL's new vessel design by Project Leonardo.

new NCL cruise ship design (Project Leonardo)

Next video is about the new Ponant ships.

New cruise ships 2018-2027 on order and under construction

ShipownerShip Name (launch year)Vessel Details (Gross Tonnage, CapacityBuilding Cost (millions USD or EUR) / Shipbuilder

Blue Star Line (owned by Clive Palmer)

Titanic 2 (replica of RMS Titanic 1 ship from 1912) November 2018

  • 56000 tons
  • 1680-2435 pax
$500 / CSC Jinling (China)

AIDA Cruises

  1. AIDAprima (2016), AIDAperla (2017)
  2. AIDAnova (2018 December), AIDAtbn1 (2021 spring), AIDAtbn2 (2023)
  • (1) 125,000 tons, pax 3250
  • (2) Helios-Class, 183,900 tons, pax 5200 (max 6600), 2500/2700 cabins, LNG powered

(1) $645 , MHI-Mitsubishi

(2) $950, Meyer Werft

Carnival Cruise Line

  • GT 133,500 tons
  • pax 3930 (max 4716)
  • crew 1450
  • cabins 1965
$800 each / Fincantieri Italy

Cunard Line

Queen TBN (2022)

  • GT 113,000
  • pax 3000
$ / Fincantieri

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal TBN1 (2020)

Celestyal TBN2 (2021)

  • GT 60,000
  • pax 1800
$

Costa Cruises

  1. Costa Smeralda (2019 October), Costa TBN2 (2021)
  2. Costa Venezia (2019 March), Costa TBN3 (2020) - both for China
  • (1) 180,000, LNG powered (pax 5200, cabins 2600)
  • (2) 135,500 (pax 4200)

(1) Meyer Turku, $950

(2) Fincantieri, $780

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Edge (2018 December)
  • Celebrity Apex (2020 April)
  • Celebrity TBN3 (2021 fall)
  • Celebrity TBN4 (2022 fall)
  • these vessels are marked as project EDGE

Celebrity Flora (May 2019, Galapagos fleet)

  • 117,700 tons
  • pax 2900
  • size 984x123 ft / 300x37 m)

Flora (pax 100, cabins 50)

$900 / STX France

Walt Disney Cruises

Disney TBN1 (2021), Disney TBN2 (2022), Disney TBN3 (2023)

  • 135,000 (cabins 1250), LNG-powered
$ / Meyer Werft (Papenburg Germany)

TUI (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

Hanseatic Nature (2019 April), Hanseatic Inspiration (2019 October), Hanseatic Spirit (2021)

  • PC6 Polar-Class expedition ships
  • pax 230 (199 on Antarctic cruises)
  • cabins 120 (in 7 grades)
  • decks 9 (7 passenger-accessible)
  • full-capacity bow viewing area, 16x Zodiacs, water sports marina, 2x extendible glass balconies
  • 3 restaurants, 2x bar lounges
$155 each / VARD Norway-Romania

Holland America Line

ms Koningsdam (2016), ms Nieuw Statendam (2018 December), ms TBN (2021)

(Pinnacle-class vessels)
  • GT 99,500 tons
  • pax 2650 (max 3194), crew 1025
  • cabins 1331
$520 each / Fincantieri

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line

"Breakaway Plus" class

  1. Norwegian Escape (2015)
  2. Norwegian Joy (2017)
  3. Norwegian Bliss (2018 June)
  4. Norwegian Encore (2019 October)
  5. 6 Project Leonardo ships - launch years 2022 June, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027
  • (1-2-3-4) 164,600 (pax 4200)
  • (5) 140,000 (pax 3300)

(1-2) $920 each

(3-4) $1,1 billion each

(5) $850 million each

(1-2-3-4) Meyer Werft

(5) Fincantieri

MSC Cruises

2x Seaside-class ships (similar design to RCCL Quantum-class)

2x Seaside EVO ships (May 2021, February 2023)

Meraviglia class

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

4 ships "World Class" (LNG-powered)

  • MSC tbn1 (2022), MSC tbn2 (2024), MSC tbn3 (2025), MSC tbn4 (2026)
  • Seaside class (152,050 GT), 323m x 41m x 70m)
  • Seaside EVO class (169,380 GT), 339m x 41m
  • Meraviglia class (171,600 GT)
  • Meraviglia Plus class 177,100 GT
  • World Class 200,000 GT (2760 cabins)

passenger capacities

  • Seaside (4140 / max 5179)
  • Seaside EVO (max 5646)
  • Meraviglia (4500 / max 5400)
  • Meraviglia Plus class (4900 / max 6300)
  • World Class (5400 /max 6850)
  • LNG-powered
  • $950 (EUR 700) each
  • Seaside EVO (EUR 900 each)
  • World Class (EUR 1,125 billion each)

shipbuilders:

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

P&O Cruises

  1. mv Britannia (2015)
  2. Pacific Explorer (new ship for Australia) 2019
  3. Iona (2020), tbn2 (2022)
  1. 141,000 (pax 3600-4370, crew 1360)
  2. 135,500 (pax 4200)
  3. 184,700 (pax 5200, max 6600)
  1. $770 / Fincantieri
  2. $300 / Fincantieri
  3. $950 / Meyer Werft (Papenburg)

Princess Cruises

  1. Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019 October), Enchanted Princess (2020), TBN Princess (2022)
  2. TBN Princess (2023), TBN Princess (2025)
  1. GT 145,000 tons, pax 3560 (max 4272), crew 1350, cabins 1780
  2. GT 175,000 tons, pax 4300, fleet's first dual-fuel (MDO and LNG) powered ships
  1. $760 each / Fincantieri
  2. $ / Fincantieri

RSSC Regent Seven Seas

Seven Seas Explorer (2016), Seven Seas Splendor (2020)

  • 56,000 (pax 754, max 829)
  • cabins 377
$450 (each) / Fincantieri

Royal Caribbean

  1. Anthem of the Seas (2016)
  2. Ovation of the Seas (2016)
  3. Harmony of the Seas (Oasis-class, 2016)
  4. Symphony of the Seas (Oasis-class, 2018 March)
  5. Passion of the Seas (Quantum-Ultra class) 2019 April
  6. Pulse of the Seas (Quantum-Ultra class) 2020 April
  7. TBN1 (Oasis-class) 2021 spring
  8. Icon Of The Seas (Icon-class) 2022
  9. TBN2 (Oasis-class) 2022
  10. TBN2 (Oasis-class) 2024
  11. Spectrum Of The Seas (Quantum Ultra-class) 2019 - built for China
  12. TBN (Icon-class) 2024
  • 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, 2) 167,000
  • (3, 4, 7, 9) 227,625 (length 362 m), 8-9 are LNG powered
  • (5, 6, 10, 11) 167,000 (LNG powered)
  • (8, 12) 200,000

passenger capacities:

  • (1, 2) 4180
  • (3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12) 5479
  • (8, 12) 5000

The USD 2,5 billion financing for both RCI Oasis-class Finland-built ships (8 and 9) was announced in Dec 2017. The international bank consortium includes BNP Paribas (France), HSBC (UK), BBVA (Spain), Commerzbank (Germany), BayernLB (Germany), DZ Bank (Germany), KfW IPEX-Bank (Germany), JPMorgan (USA), Santander Bank (USA), SMBC (Japan). The largest loan package was provided by KfW IPEX (EUR 686 million). Both loans were granted per vessel (separately) with terms of 12 years from the ship's delivery date.

cost

  • (1, 2) $950
  • (3, 4, 7) $1,3 billion
  • (5, 6) $1,1 billion
  • (10, 11) $950
  • (8, 12) $

shipbuilders:

  • Meyer Werft (Papenburg Germany) 5, 6, 11
  • Meyer Werft (Finland) 8, 10, 12
  • STX France (3, 4, 7)

TUI Cruises

Mein Schiff 4 (2015), Mein Schiff 5 (2016), Mein Schiff 6 (2017), Mein Schiff 1 (2018 April), Mein Schiff 2 (2019), Mein Schiff 7 (2023), Schiff 8 (2024), Schiff 9 (2026)

  • (1, 2, 3) 99,500 GT, length 295 m
  • (4, 5, 6, 7) 111,500 GT, length 315 m
  • (8, 9) 161,000 GT, LNG-powered

 

passengers:

  • 2500 (1, 2, 3)
  • 2900 (4, 5, 6)

(3, 4, 5, 6) $625 each

(1, 2, 7) $614

builder- Meyer Werft (Finland)

(8, 9) - Fincantieri (Italy)

TUI (Marella Cruises / Thomson)

3 transferred / old ships

  1. Marella Discovery 2 (2017)
  2. Marella Explorer (2018)
  3. Marella Explorer 2 (2019)
  1. former Legend of the Seas
  2. former Mein Schiff 1
  3. former Mein Schiff 2

EUR 200 million (each)

Genting Hong Kong (Crystal Cruises)

  1. TBN1 (2022), TBN2 (2023), TBN3 (2024)
  2. Crystal Endeavor (2019 August), Crystal TBN (2021)
  1. 65,000 each (pax 800 each) - World-class expedition yachts, with Crystal Residences / privately owned staterooms
  2. 25,000 (600 ft / 183 m), mega-yacht, PC6 polar-class expedition ship

$960 each / Lloyd Werft (Germany)

Hurtigruten

MS Roald Amundsen (2019 July), MS Fridtjof Nansen (2020 July), TBN1, TBN2

new expedition class vessels designed by Rolls-Royce Marine

  • 265 cabins (530 pax)
  • length 140 m, width 24 m
$220 each / Montex Shipyard (Poland) and Kleven Shipyard (Norway)

Seabourn

  1. Seabourn Encore (2016), Seabourn Ovation (2018 May)
  2. TBN1 (2021), TBN2 (2022)
  1. 40,350 tons, pax 604
  2. length 170 m, GT 23,000 tons, PC6 ice-class, 132 balcony cabins, 264 pax, 2 submarines, seakayaks, 24 Zodiac boats
  1. $380 / Fincantieri
  2. MARIOTTI DAMEN Cruise

Silversea

Silver Muse (2017), Silver Moon (2020), Silver Dawn (2021 November), Silver TBN (2023)

  • 40700 GT
  • 596 pax
EUR 320 / USD 380 (each) / Fincantieri

Scenic Cruises

Scenic Eclipse (2019 January), Scenic Eclipse II (2020)

  • "discovery yacht" / luxury mega-yacht
  • 16,500 /for Arctic and Antarctica
  • ice-strengthened hull
  • 2 helicopters
  • Zodiacs
  • 7-person submarine
  • pax 228
$ / Uljanik Group (Croatia)

Genting Hong Kong (Star Cruises, and Dream Cruises)

  1. Genting Dream (Dream Cruises) 2016
  2. World Dream (Dream Cruises) 2017
  3. TBA1 (Global Class) Dream Cruises (2020)
  4. TBA2 (Global Class) Star Cruises (2021)
  • (1-2) GT 150,000, pax 3365, crew 2000, 70% balcony cabins)
  • (3-4) GT 204,000, pax 5000

(1-2) $960 / Meyer Werft (Germany)

(3-4) $ / Lloyd Werft (Germany)

Viking Ocean

  • GT 47,000 tons
  • pax 928, crew 470
  • cabins 465

$400 each / Fincantieri (Naples)

EUR 230 each / VARD Norway

Saga Cruises

Spirit Of Discovery (June 2019), Spirit of Adventure (August 2020)

  • 56,850 (pax under 1000)
  • 540 staterooms (incl 81 single cabins / 15%), all-balcony
  • outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Britannia Lounge, speciality restaurants
$350 (each) / Meyer Werft

Virgin Voyages

Scarlet Lady (2020), TBN2 Lady (2021), TBN3 Lady (2022)

  • 110,000 GT, length 278 m
  • pax 2860, crew 1150
  • 1430 cabins
$710 each / Fincantieri (Genoa)

Norwegian Yacht Voyages

NYV Caroline (2020)

plus 3 more same-class yachts (deliveries 2020 - Scarlet Lady, 2021, 2022)

  • industry's first true hybrid expedition mega-yachts
  • LOA length 174 m / 570 ft
  • dual fuel engines (MGO and LNG)
  • battery banks, solar-powered hydrogen fuel cells
  • passengers 220
  • cabins 110 (all balcony)
  • crew 160
  • cabin sizes 45-140 m2 (485-1505 ft2)
$ / MetalShips and Docks (Spain)

Compagnie du Ponant

  1. an ice-breaking cruise ship Ponant Icebreaker (2021 April)
  2. 6 new expedition yachts: Le Bougainville (2019), Le Champlain (2018 September), Le Dumont d'Urville (2019), Le Laperouse (2018 June), Le Bellot (2020), Le Surville (2020)
  1. GT 30,000 tons, length 150 m (490 ft), pax 270, crew 180, cabins 135 (incl 68 with balconies), LNG powered (Wartsila Dual Fuel engines, alternative battery power), hull ice-class PC2, electric-hybrid propulsion, polar itineraries, 2 restaurants, 1 grill restaurant, spa, 16 Zodiac boats, swimming pool, 2 helicopters, LNG Fuel storage by GTT, Azipod propulsion units by ABB
  2. GT 10,000 tons (pax 184, cabins 92)
  1. $324 (EUR 274) VARD Norway
  2. $110 (EUR 90) VARD Norway

Lindblad Expeditions

3x new National Geographic ships (both US-flagged)

National Geographic Quest (2017), National Geographic Venture (2018)

National Geographic Endurance (2020 January), TBN (2021)

  • (each) 50 cabins (incl 22 balconies and 4 family/connecting cabins)
  • 24 sea kayaks, paddle boards,, landing craft
  • ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)
  • hydrophone, spashcam, underwater video camera, remote-controlled camera, video microscope
  • snorkelling gear for all guests
  • fitness centre, spa
  • max passengers 100
  • (2020 ship) builder Ulstein (Ulsteinvik, Norway)

(NatGeo Endurance ship)

  • X-BOW hull with high ice-class
  • large-capacity water- and fuel tanks, zero-speed stabilizers
  • 69 cabins and suites (incl 12 studios, 75% with balconies)
  • 2 "infinity pool" Jacuzzis
  • Zodiacs, helicopter platform
  • underwater video cameras, two ROVs, video microscope, hydrophones

$55 each / builders - Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Washington USA)

NatGeo Endurance - $135 / builder Ulstein Verft (Norway)

Ritz-Carlton Cruises

TBN1 (2019), TBN2 (2021), TBN3 (2022)

  • expedition cruise yachts
  • length 190 m (623 ft)
  • 25000 GT
  • 149 suites (max capacity 298 pax)
  • two 138 m2 duplex suites
$225 (each) / Barreras Shipyard (Vigo, Spain)

Australias Cruises Patagonia

Ventus Australis (polar expedition ship) 2018 January

  • ice-strengthened ship
  • length 89 m
  • 100 cabins (pax 210)
  • 6 Zodiacs
$ / ASENAV Shipyard (Valdivia, Chile)

Oceanwide Expeditions

Hondius (polar expedition ship) May 2019

  • ice class PC6
  • 6300 GT
  • ice-strengthened ship
  • length 107 m
  • pax 180
$150 / Brodosplit shipyard (Croatia)

Quark Expeditions, Nicko Cruises

World Explorer (2019)

  • ice class 1B
  • length 126 m
  • capacity (176 pax, 125 crew)
  • cabins 86
$100 / WestSEA (Viana, Portugal)

Coral Expeditions

Coral Adventurer (2019)

  • length x width (94 x 17 m)
  • 120 pax, 60 cabins
  • 2 tender boats
  • lecture lounge (daily presentations and tour briefings by expedition experts)
  • scientific research facilities
  • full-capacity dining room
  • all outside passenger cabins with en-suite bathrooms; over 50% with private balconies
  • observation lounge overlooking the navigation bridge
  • indoor / outdoor bars
  • Australian (Queensland) themed interior
  • itineraries - Kimberley region, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, South Pacific
$75 / VARD Vung Tau Vietnam (VARD Norway)

Star Clippers

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

  • 8770 tons
  • 6350 m2 sails
  • 3 pools, watersports platform
  • pax 300
EUR 100 million / Brodosplit (Croatia)

Peace Boat

Ecoship (2020)

plus 8 optional vessels

  • 55000 tons
  • 750 cabins
  • 2000 pax
$ / Arctech Helsinki (Finland)

SunStone Ships Inc (chartered by Aurora Expeditions Australia)

Greg Mortimer (2019), TBN2 (2020), Ocean Victory (2021), TBN4

plus 4 optional vessels

  • polar expedition vessels
  • ice-class 1A
  • Polar ClassPC6 (highest)
  • 8000 GT
  • 95 cabins
  • length 104 m, width 18 m, draft 5 m
  • speed 18 mph / 30 kph
  • dedicated Zodiac loading platform (aft location)
  • all vessels are owned by SunStone and chartered to clients
$65 / CMIH-China Merchants Industry Holdings

Antarctica XXI

Magellan Explorer (2019)

  • 100 pax
  • 4900 GT
$50 / ASENAV Shipyard (Valdivia, Chile)

Xiamen International

Xiamen China (2018 October)

  • 100,000 tons
  • pax 2000
$490 / Xiamen Shipbuilding (China)

Next image shows a new expedition cruise ship design by Knud Hansen (KN).

Knud Hansen expedition cruise ship design (KN)

New river cruise ships 2018-2019-2020

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).

new Russian river cruise ship design

For all riverboats tracked at CruiseMapper you can visit our River Cruises hub, where are listed all river shipping companies and their fleets.

new Russian river cruise ship design

Shipowner / ShipbuilderRiverboat NamesVessel Details (launch year, capacity)

shipowner: Viking River Cruises longships

shipbuilder: Neptun Werft (Rostock, Germany)

  1. Einar, Sigrun, Sigyn, Tir, Ullur, Vali
  2. Helgrim (Douro River)
  3. Viking Ra (Nile River, Egypt)
  4. Herja, Hild
  5. Alruna, Egil, Kadlin, Rolf, Tialfi, Osfrid, Vilhjalm

(1, 4, 5) 95 cabins, 190 passengers

  1. 2019
  2. 2019
  3. 2018
  4. 2017
  5. 2016

shipowner: American Cruise Lines

shipbuilder: USA (Chesapeake Shipbuilding)

  1. American Song (2018 October), American Harmony (2019), TBN3, TBN4, TBN5
  2. American Constitution (2018 April), American Constellation (2017) - with Rolls-Royce stabilizers, kayaks, Zodiacs
  3. America
  1. "Modern Riverboat Series", 3000 GT (195 pax) $40
  2. 2000 GT (170 pax) $30
  3. 2016 (185 pax)

shipowner: AmaWaterways

shipbuilder: Vahali Shipyards, Belgrade (Serbia), Lloyd Werft (Germany), Vietnam (Dara)

  1. AmaDouro
  2. AmaMagna
  3. AmaMora
  4. AmaLea
  5. AmaKristina, AMAStella, AMAViola
  1. 2019 (102)
  2. 2019 (194)
  3. 2019 (164)
  4. 2018 (164)
  5. 2016 (164)

shipowner: Scylla AG

operator: Scylla Cruises, Nicko Cruises, Riviera Travel UK (under charter)

  1. nickoVISION
  2. Robert Burns
  3. Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde
  4. Thomas Hardy
  1. 2018
  2. 2018
  3. 2017
  4. 2016

shipowner: Avalon Waterways

shipbuilder: Holland

  1. Saigon
  2. Envision
  3. Passion
  1. 2018 (36)
  2. 2018 (166)
  3. 2016 (166)

shipowner: Genting Hong Kong (Crystal River Cruises)

shipbuilder: Lloyd Werft (Germany)

  1. Crystal Debussy, Crystal Ravel
  2. Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler
  3. Crystal Mozart
  1. 2018 (169)
  2. 2017 (169)
  3. 2016 (160)

shipowner: Emerald Waterways

shipbuilders: Vietnam (1), Holland (2)

  1. Emerald Harmony (Mekong River) - pax 84, cabins 42
  2. Emerald Radiance, Emerald Destiny - pax 182, cabins 82
  1. 2019
  2. 2017

shipowner: UNIWORLD

shipbuilder: Germany

  1. SS Joie de Vivre
  2. SS Maria Theresa
  1. 2017 (128)
  2. 2015 (155)

shipowner: Scenic River Cruises

shipbuilder: Holland

  1. Scenic Aura, Scenic Amber, Scenic Azure, Scenic Spirit
  2. Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal

Passengers: 128

  1. 2016
  2. 2015

shipowner: Douro Azul (Riviera Travel UK)

  1. George Eliot
  2. William Wordsworth
  3. Douro Splendour
  4. Douro Elegance, Douro Serenity
  1. 2019 (132)
  2. 2019 (169)
  3. 2018 (126)
  4. 2017 (126)

shipowner: Vantage Deluxe World Travel

  1. River Voyager
  1. 2015 (176)

shipowner: CroisiEurope

  1. Amalia Rodrigues (Douro RIver)
  2. African Dream, African Dream 2 (on Chobe River, Africa)
  3. (France canal hotel barges) MS Daniele, MS Deborah
  4. Symphonie 2
  5. Miguel Torga (Douro River)
  6. Princesse Apsara (Mekong River), Elbe Princesse
  1. 2019 (132)
  2. 2017, 2018 (16)
  3. 2017 (24)
  4. 2017 (106)
  5. 2016 (132)
  6. 2016 (80)

shipowner: Luftner Cruises

  1. Amadeus Star
  2. Amadeus Queen
  3. Amadeus Provence
  4. Amadeus Silver 3
  1. 2019 (162)
  2. 2018 (162)
  3. 2017 (140)
  4. 2016 (168)

small river shipping companies:

  1. (Dunav Tours Bulgaria) - Phoenix Reisen
  2. (Rijfers Nautical Management) - Phoenix Reisen
  1. MS Adora
  2. MS Alena
  1. 2019
  2. 2018 (190)

New cruiseferries

Here are listed all new cruise ferries built between 2010-2020. RoRo vessels as types can be ferries (car and passenger ships), cruise ferries (with passenger cabins), cargo ships and freight barges.

Ferries - CruiseMapper

Ferry CompanyShip Name (launch year)Vessel CapacityBuilding Cost / Shipbuilder

IRISH FERRIES

TBN (2020)

  • 63000 tons
  • 2800 pax
Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (China)

IRISH FERRIES

WB Yeats (2018)

  • 50000 tons
  • 1885 pax
  • 1200 cars
  • EUR 144 million
  • Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (Germany)

IRISH FERRIES

Epsilon (2011)

  • 26400 tons
  • 400 pax
  • 70 cars
Cantiere Navale Visentini (Italy)

BRITTANY FERRIES

Honfleur (2019)

  • 42400 tons
  • 1680 pax
  • 550 cars
  • EUR 195 million
  • Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (Germany)

COLOR LINE

Color Hybrid (2019)

  • 2000 pax
  • 500 cars
  • EUR 120 million
  • Ulstein Verft (Norway)

VIKING LINE

TBN (2021)

  • 63000 tons
  • 2800 pax
  • 922 cabins
  • 300 cars
Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (Xiamen, China)

DFDS SEAWAYS

TBN1, TBN2 (2021 Q! and Q3)

  • 600 pax
  • 4500 lanemeters
  • EUR 121 million each

BLUE STAR FERRIES

Blue Star Patmos (2012), Blue Star Delos (2011)

  • 18500 tons
  • 2400 pax
  • 427 cars
  • EUR 70 million (each)
  • DSME Daewoo Shipbuilding (Korea)

P&O FERRIES

Spirit of France (2012), Spirit of Britain (2011)

  • 47600 tons
  • 2000 pax
  • 1059 cars
  • EUR 180 million (each)
  • Aker Yards (STX Finland)

STENA LINE

Stena Britannica (2010), Stena Hollandica (2010)

  • 63000 tons
  • 1200 pax
  • 230 cars
  • EUR 188 million (each)
  • Lloyd Werft Wismar (Germany)

STENA LINE

six E-Flexer class ferries

  • LOA 240 m
  • Width 28 m
  • Draught 6,4 m
  • Pax 1200
  • Cabins 263
  • Cargo capacity 3600 lanemeters
AVIC Weihai Shipyard, China

BALEARIA

Hypatia de Alejandria (2019)

  • ? tons
  • 810 pax
  • 150 cars
  • EUR 100 million
  • Cantiere Navale Visentini (Italy)

BALEARIA

Abel Matutes (2010)

  • 29700 tons
  • 900 pax
  • 247 cars
Barreras Shipyard (Spain)

BALEARIA

Visemar One (2010)

  • 26500 tons
  • 600 pax
  • 74 cars
Cantiere Navale Visentini (Italy)

GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci)

TBN1 (2020), TBN2 (2022), plus 2 optional

  • 2500 pax
  • 750 cars (250 trucks)
  • length 230 m (755 ft)
GSI (Guangzhou Shipyard International)

MOBY LINES

TBN1 (2021), TBN2 (2023), plus 2 optional

  • 2500 pax
  • 750 cars (250 trucks)
  • length 230 m (755 ft)
CSTC (China Shipbuilding Trading Co)

TALLINK-SILJA

Megastar (2017)

  • 49000 tons
  • 2800 pax
  • 150 cars
  • length 212 m (696 ft)
  • EUR 230 million
  • Meyer Werft (Finland)

MINOAN LINES

Cruise Olympia (2010)

  • 54300 tons
  • 2850 pax
  • 610 cars
Fincantieri (Italy)

POLFERRIES

Nova Star (2014)

  • 27750 tons
  • 1215 pax
  • 200 cars
  • 164 trucks
ST Marine (Singapore)

SCANDLINES

Berlin (2016), Copenhagen (2016)

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TRASMEDITERRANEA

Forza (2010)

  • 25500 tons
  • 969 pax
  • 600 cars
Nuovi Cantieri Apuania (Italy)

CMN MERIDIONALE

Piana (2011)

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WSDOT FERRIES

  • Suquamish (2018)
  • Chimacum (2017)
  • Tokitae ferry (2013)
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FJORD LINE

  • Bergensfjord (2014)
  • Stavangerfjord (2013)
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COTUNAV (CTN Ferries)

Tanit (2012)

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Weidong Ferry

New Golden Bridge VII (2018)

  • 31000 tons
  • length 196 m
  • 724 pax
  • 40 trailers
  • route: Incheon (Korea) - Weihai (China)
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (Japan)

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