Find here the answer to which are the newest cruise ships currently under construction or on order. You can jump directly to newest cruise ships 2014 or to the new cruise ships 2015-2018 orders tables.
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.
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 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.
Total passenger capacity of the new build ships: 17410 passengers.
|Costa Cruises||Costa Diadema (October 30)||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||Fincantieri – 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 river cruise ships 2014 luxury river boats
||164 (Dara 124)||$||Germany (Dara – Vietnam)|
|Emerald Waterways||Emerald Sky||April 9, 2014||182 (82 cabins)||$||-|
|Vantage Deluxe World Travel||River Odyssey (March)||-||-||$||-|
|Aqua Expeditions||Aqua Mekong||-||20 suites||$||Vietnam|
|Haimark||Mekong Navigator (Sept)||-||68||$|
||-||180||$||De Hoop (Netherlands)|
||-||20 cabins||$||Sinmalike, Yangon (Myanmar).|
|new Viking River Cruises longships||
for Douro River (Portugal)
|-||95 rooms each, the two Douro River ships are with 106 cabins each||$||Neptun Werft, Germany.|
|Tauck River Cruising||
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.
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 and 2019, with an option for 2 more same class cruise ships. Each of the new MSC cruise ships will feature 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.
The MSC new cruise 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.
|Company||Ship||to be launched||Weight/Tonnage||Passengers||Cost (millions USD)||Builder|
|Blue Star Line (owned by Clive Palmer)||Titanic 2 (replica of the Titanic 1 ship from 1912)||November 2016||56,000||1,680 – 2,435||$500||CSC Jinling (China)|
|AIDA Cruises (2 new ships)||
||125,000||3250||$645||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Carnival newest “cruise ship to be” on order 2016||Carnival Vista||December 2016||135,000||4000||$780||Fincantieri|
|Holland America new ship 2016 (the line’s largest)||TBA-dam (Pinnacle-class)||February 2016||100,000||2660||$520||Fincantieri|
|NCL new ships 2015-2017||“Breakaway Plus” class
||163,000||4200||$920 each||Meyer Werft|
|MSC Cruises||2 ships (plus 2 more optional); a mega-ship class, similar design to RCCL Quantum-class ships||
|4500 (max 5300)||$950 (Euro 700) each||STX France|
|P&O Cruises||mv Britannia||March 2015||141,000||3600-4370 (crew 1360)||$770||Fincantieri – Monfalcone|
|Princess Cruises||TBA Princess||2017||143,000||3560||Euro 600||Fincantieri|
|RSSC Regent||Seven Seas Explorer||August 2016||54,000||738||$450||Fincantieri – Sestri Ponente|
|Royal Caribbean new ships 2015-2016-2018||
*name speculations (Nov 2012 registered trademarks)
|TUI||Mein Schiff 4||May 2015||99,300||2500||$625||STX Finland|
|Seabourn||TBA (Odyssey-class)||October 2016||40,350||225 -604||$||Fincantieri|
|Viking Ocean Cruises (4 new ships)||
||47,800||944||$350-400 each||Fincantieri (Naples)|
|American Cruise Lines (4 new river cruise ships)||TBA||
|UNIWORLD||SS Maria Theresa||
|Compagnie du PONANT||Le Lyrial||
|Xiamen International||Xiamen China||October 2018||100,000||2000||$490||Xiamen Shipbuilding.|
Newest cruise ships 2013 debuts
|Ship Line (owner)||Ship Names||Inaugural Cruises 2013 Dates||Weight (tonnage, in GT)||Passenger Capacity||Ship Classes||Building Cost (in millions of USD)||Builder/Building Companies|
|AIDA Cruises||AIDAstella||March 17||71,300||2174||-||$575||Meyer Werft|
|the newest MSC cruise ship||MSC Precioza||March 23||139,400||3502||the 4th & last of the Fantasia class||$760||STX France|
|the newest NCL Norwegian ship||Norwegian Breakaway||April 30||144,600||4028||Breakaway||$780||Meyer Werft|
|PRINCESS newest ship||Royal Princess||June 10||141,000||3600||-||$760||Fincantieri|
|the newest HAPAG-LLOYD ship||ms Europa 2||May||39,500||516||-||$340||STX France|
|Maritime Voyages||mv Discovery||March 15||-||-||-||-||-|
|SILVERSEA||Silver Galapagos||September 28 (built 1998)||4,077||100||acquired from the Canodros line (Galapagos)||$||Cantieri-La Spezia|
|Compagnie du PONANT Cruises||Le Soleal||July 23||10,600||264||Arctic||$150||Fincantieri-Ancona|
|Wendy Wu Tours (China)||Henna||January||-||1965||luxury||$||MHI.|
New river cruise ships 2013
|River Cruise Lines||River Ships||Maiden Voyage 2013 dates||Passengers||misc|
|AMA Waterways newest ships||
|AVALON Waterways newest ships||
||“river cruise suite” ships|
|SCENIC Tours||Scenic Jewel||March||169||5th boat|
|VIKING Cruises newest ships||
||190||the Viking River Cruises longships fleet expansion|
|UNIWORLD newest ship||River Orchid||January 27||60||-|
|VANTAGE Deluxe World Travel new ships||
New cruise ships 2012
New river cruise ships 2012 debuts:
- AmaCerto, Avalon Angkor, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Vista, Queen of the Mississippi, River Discovery II, Viking Aegir and Viking Embla (in the summer), Viking Freya (March 22), Viking Idun (March 23), Viking Njord (March 28), Viking Odin (March 24).
The Viking River Cruises new ships 2013 list is showing an amazing parade of not less than 10 new river boats (of the “longship” class) as part of the company’s US $250 million expansion program. Now the list of the world’s ocean/sea-going new cruise ships build in 2012 - which of the operational passenger ships are today “just almost like new”. All ship-links offer full itinerary and schedule information, along with indicative prices.
New cruise ships 2012 debuts:
|Company/Line (owner)||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|
|the new OCEANIA ship||ms Riviera||April 14||66,000||1258||$600||Fincantieri – Sestri Ponente.|
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