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 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.

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.

Newest cruise ships 2014 under construction

Total passenger capacity of the new build ships: 17410 passengers.
new cruise ships on order

Line Ship 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).

New river cruise ships 2014 luxury river boats

new river cruise ships

Avalon Waterways - - $ Holland
AMA Waterways
  • 2014
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2015
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 $
Croisieurope Princess Sissi - 150 -
Riva Waterways
  • Riva Royale (April)
  • Riva Princess (April)
- 180 $ De Hoop (Netherlands)
Sanctuary Retreats
  • Sanctuary Ananda
- 48 $ Yangon (Myanmar)
Pandaw Expeditions
  • Kindat Pandaw (July)
  • Kalaw Pandaw (July)
- 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
  • Inspire
  • Savor
- 130 $ -
UNIWORLD Cruises -
  • 132
  • 164
$ -
Scenic Cruises
  • Scenic Jade
  • Scenic Gem
- - $ -.

New cruise ships on order 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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 cruise ships on order 2017-2019On 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 2018 56,000 1,680 – 2,435 $500 CSC Jinling (China)
AIDA Cruises (2 new ships)
  1. AIDAprima
  2. AIDA (TBA)
  1. March 22, 2015 (Inaugural from Yokohama, Japan; to operate cruises from Hamburg, Germany)
  2. March 2016
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) ms Koningsdam (Pinnacle-class) February 2016 100,000 2660 $520 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
  • November 2017
  • May 2018
154,000
323mx41mx70m
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
  1. Anthem of the Seas
  2. Ovation of the Seas
  3. Oasis-class*
  • On May 9, 2014, was officially announced the 4th Oasis-class ship building order
  1. Spring 2015
  2. Fall 2016
  3. August 2018
  1. 167,000
  2. 167,000
  3. 227,700 (length 362 m)

 

  1. 4180
  2. 4180
  3. 6,360
  1. $950
  2. $950
  3. $1,35 bill
  1. Meyer Werft
  2. Meyer Werft
  3. STX France
TUI Mein Schiff 4 May 2015 99,300 2500 $625 STX Finland
Seabourn TBA (Odyssey-class) October 2016 40,350 225 -604 $ Fincantieri
Star Cruises
  • TBA1
  • TBA2
  • Fall 2016
  • Fall 2017
150,000 3365 $950 Meyer Werft
Viking Ocean Cruises (4 new ships)
  • Spring 2015
  • Spring 2016
  • mid 2016
  • early 2017
47,800 944 $350-400 each Fincantieri (Naples)
American Cruise Lines (4 new river cruise ships) TBA
  • 2015-2017
- 150-200 $ Maryland, USA
UNIWORLD SS Maria Theresa
  • March 28, 2015
- 155 $ Gemrany
Compagnie du PONANT Le Lyrial
  • June 2015
- 264 $150 Fincantieri
Xiamen International Xiamen China October 2018 100,000 2000 $490 Xiamen Shipbuilding.

Newest cruise ships 2013 debuts

new Royal Caribbean cruise ships

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
  • April 3
  • March 26
  • 164
  • 106
-
AVALON Waterways newest ships
  • April 11
  • May 6
  • 128
  • 166
Holland
SCENIC Tours Scenic Jewel March 169 5th boat
VIKING Cruises newest ships
  1. Viking Alta
  2. Viking Baldur
  3. Viking Bragi
  4. Viking Forseti
  5. Viking Jarl
  6. Viking Magni
  7. Viking Rinda
  8. Viking Skadi
  9. Viking Tor
  10. Viking Var
  1. August 23
  2. August 27
  3. March 21
  4. May 25
  5. July 19
  6. September 10
  7. June 15
  8. March 21
  9. March 31
  10. April 28
190 the Viking River Cruises longships fleet expansion
UNIWORLD newest ship River Orchid January 27 60 -
VANTAGE Deluxe World Travel new ships
  • River Explorer II
  • River Splendor
  • March 13
  • March 17
  • 138
  • 176
-
Orient-Express Hotels
  • Orcaella (Myanmar river cruises)
  • July
  • 50
-.

New cruise ships 2012

New river cruise ships 2012 debuts:

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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