Newest Cruise Ships

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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 2015-2018 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 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 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

New MSC ships 2017-2022

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 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.new MSC cruise ships on order 2017-2019

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.

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.

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 2018 56,000 1,680 – 2,435 $500 CSC Jinling (China)
AIDA Cruises new ships
  1. AIDAprima
  2. AIDA (TBA)
  3. AIDA (TBA1)
  4. AIDA (TBA2)
  1. March 2015
  2. March 2016
  3. 2021
  4. 2022
  • 1&2 – 125,000
  • 3&4 – 180,000, LNG powered
  • 1&2 – 3250
  • 3&4 – 6600
  • 1&2 – $645 each
  • 3&4 – $
  • 1&2 – Mitsubishi
  • 3&4 – Meyer Werft
Carnival newest ships
  • December 2016
  • March 2018
133,500 3954 $800 each Fincantieri
Costa Cruises new ships
  • Costa TBA1
  • Costa TBA2
  • 2019
  • 2020
180,000, LNG powered 6600 (2600 cabins) $ Meyer Werft
Celebrity Cruises new ships
  • Celebrity TBA1
  • Celebrity TBA2
  • both vessels are marked as project EDGE
  • fall 2018
  • early 2020
  • 117,000

size in ft 984×123
size in m 300×37

2900 $ STX France
Holland America new ship 2016  (the line’s largest) ms Koningsdam
ms (TBA)
(both  (Pinnacle-class vessels)
February 2016
November 2018
99,500 2660 $520 each Fincantieri
NCL new ships 2015-2017 “Breakaway Plus” class

  • October 2015
  • March 2017
  • Spring 2018
  • Winter 2019
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

2 ships of the Royal Caribbean Oasis class

  1. MSC Meraviglia
  2. MSC tba
  • November 2017
  • May 2018
  1. May 2017
  2. 2019
154,000
323mx41mx70m

  1. 167,600
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 2015-2016-2018-2019
  1. Anthem of the Seas
  2. Ovation of the Seas
  3. TBN of the Seas
  4. Harmony of the Seas
  • On May 9, 2014, was officially announced the 4th Oasis-class ship building order
  1. Spring 2015
  2. Fall 2016
  3. 2019
  4. Fall 2016
  • August 2018
  1. 167,000
  2. 167,000
  3. 167,000
  4. 227,700 (length 362 m)

 

  1. 4180
  2. 4180
  3. 4180
  4. 6360
  1. $950
  2. $950
  3. $950
  4. $1,35 bill
  1. Meyer Werft
  2. Meyer Werft
  3. Meyer Werft
  4. STX France
TUI
  1. Mein Schiff 4
  2. Mein Schiff 5
  3. Mein Schiff 6
  4. Mein Schiff 7
  5. Mein Schiff 8
  1. May 2015
  2. 2016
  3. 2017
  4. 2018
  5. 2019
99,300 2500 $625 each Meyer Werft (Finland)
Crystal Cruises
  1. Crystal Esprit yacht
  2. three new ships
  1. 2015
  2. 2018, 2019, 2020
  1. 3300
  2. 100,000 each
  1. 62
  2. 1000 each
$ Lloyd Werft (Germany)
Seabourn Cruises
  • December 2016
  • Spring 2018
40,350 604 $ Fincantieri
Silversea Silver Muse 2017 40,000 596 $ Fincantieri
Star Cruises
  • Genting World
  • TBA
  • Fall 2016
  • Fall 2017
150,000 3365 $950 Meyer Werft (Germany)
Viking Ocean Cruises (4 new ships)
  • May 2015
  • Spring 2016
  • February 2017
  • early 2017
47,800 944 $350-400 each Fincantieri (Naples)
Virgin Cruises
  • Virgin TBA1
  • Virgin TBA2
  • Virgin TBA3
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
110,000 2860 $650 each Fincantieri
Compagnie du PONANT Le Lyrial
  • June 2015
264 $150 Fincantieri
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings 2 new National Geographic ships
  • 2017
  • 2018
~100 $55 each
Star Clippers TBA (tall sailing ship)
  • 2017
8770 tons
6350 m2 sails
3 pools
watersports platform
300 $ Brodosplit (Croatia)
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 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 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).

Newest 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

The list of new river cruise boats 2012 debuts features:

  • AmaCerto
  • Avalon Angkor, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Vista
  • Queen of the Mississippi
  • River Discovery I
  • 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 new Viking Cruises longships 2013 list shows an amazing parade of not less than 10 new riverboats as part of the company’s US $250 million market expansion program.

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

Thsi ShipCruise.org 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 visit RiverCruiseTracker.com.new river cruise ships

River Cruise Lines Boat Names Launched Passengers Builder
Viking River Cruises longships
  1. Alruna, Egil, Kadlin, Rolf, Tialfi, Osfrid
  2. Mimir, Modi, Ve
  3. Alsvir, Bestla, Buri, Delling, Eistla, Gullveig, Heimdal
  4. Hermod, Idi, Ingvi, Kara, Kvasir, Lif, Hemming, Torgil
  5. Alta, Baldur, Bragi, Forseti, Jarl, Magni, Rinda, Skadi, Tor, Var
  1. 2016
  2. 2015
  3. 2014
  4. 2014
  5. 2013
190 Germany
American Cruise Lines (3 new river ships)
  1. TBA
  2. America
  3. American Eagle
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2015
150-200 USA (Chesapeake Shipbuilding)
AmaWaterways
  1. AMAStella, AMAViola
  2. AMAVista, 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. Tapestry 2, Avalon 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
Emerald Waterways
  1. Emerald Sky, Emerald Star
  2. Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sun
  3. Emerald Belle
  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
182 (82 cabins) Holland
UNIWORLD
  1. SS Maria Theresa
  2. SS Catherine, SS Alexandra
  3. River Orchid
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  3. 2013
  1. 155
  2. 132, 164
  3. 60
Germany
Tauck River Cruising
  1. Esprit
  2. Inspire, Savor
  1. 2015
  2. 2014
  1. 118
  2. 130
Scenic Cruises
  1. Scenic Jasper, Scenic Opal
  2. Scenic Jade, Scenic Gem
  1. 2015
  2. 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), Princesse Elbe
  3. Princess Sissi
  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. 2014
  1. 24 each
  2. 60-80
  3. 150
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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