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.
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.
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 2018||56,000||1,680 – 2,435||$500||CSC Jinling (China)|
|AIDA Cruises (2 new ships)||
||125,000||3250||$645 each||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Carnival newest ships||
|Celebrity Cruises new ships||
size in ft 984×123
|Holland America new ship 2016 (the line’s largest)||ms Koningsdam
(both (Pinnacle-class vessels)
|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||
|TUI||Mein Schiff 4||May 2015||99,300||2500||$625||STX Finland|
|Viking Ocean Cruises (4 new ships)||
||47,800||944||$350-400 each||Fincantieri (Naples)|
|Compagnie du PONANT||Le Lyrial||
|Lindblad Expeditions Holdings||2 new National Geographic ships||
|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.
|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||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).|
Newest cruise ships 2013
|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:
- 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 river boats 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.|
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).
|River Cruise Lines||Boat Names||Launched||Passengers||Builder|
|Viking River Cruises longships||
|American Cruise Lines (4 new river ships)||
||182 (82 cabins)||Holland|
|Tauck River Cruising||Inspire, Savor||2014||130||-|
|Scenic Cruises||Scenic Jade, Scenic Gem||2014||-||-|
|Vantage Deluxe World Travel||
|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|
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