Few things in this industry are more exciting than learning about new ships that the cruise lines have ordered and will be making an appearance in the coming years. We love to take a sneak peak at the facts and features surrounding these vessels, and what new ground-breaking features they may include to attract the discerning traveller. Here we explore the ships going into service over the next 18 months.
Coming in 2019
Launching: 5 July 2019
Sleek and sophisticated, this new boutique ship combines a gloriously open, airy feel with a very special feature: every cabin has its own balcony. Luxurious throughout, from her sumptuous spa and theatre, to her choice of speciality restaurants and full wraparound promenade deck.
Launching: November 2019
MSC Grandiosa offers even more public space than her sister ships, along with a series of exciting innovations. Cirque du soleil at Sea has created 2 brand new shows exclusively for MSC Grandiosa, which you can enjoy in a high-tech lounge while savouring a superb culinary experience. And if you choose the Aurea Experience, you’ll appreciate the pleasures of flexible dining and unlimited drinks in a dedicated restaurant.
Launching: November 2019
Packed with one amazing experience right after the other, Norwegian Encore will launch with unforgettable holidays in The Caribbean from her homeport in Miami. You’ll marvel at the panoramic sea views from the two-story Horizon Lounge, offered exclusively for guests of The Haven, and the Observation Lounge, including a full-service bar, live music and spectacular views spanning two decks. What’s more, Norwegian Encore will feature a vast range of delicious dining options, a variety of bars and lounges, and some of the best entertainment at sea. And when its time to wind down, Norwegian Encore will be ready with a broad range of modern accommodations designed for the way you holiday.
Launching: October 2019
Princess Cruises newest ship Sky Princess will include the best of the incredible features found on sister ships Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Majestic Princess from the relaxing Sanctuary to the expansive three-deck Atrium to some of their newest dining venues with updated décor and design throughout the ship.
Coming in 2020
Launching: Early 2020
The first Lady Ship of the Virgin Voyages fleet is almost here. Scarlet is the embodiment of everything this ship represents. As the figurehead, she takes on a role historically dedicated to goddesses, important women in society, and even mermaid figures. Though beautiful and mysterious in vision, she represents a woman of power – the leader not only on our first voyage, but also in our efforts to encourage front-facing female leaders throughout the company.
Launching: Spring 2020
The second revolutionary Edge Class ship – Celebrity Apex – will be sailing from Southampton in April 2020 for its first ever cruises. Boasting some of the most luxurious accommodations in the fleet, Celebrity Apex will offer Edge Staterooms with Infinite Balcony and twin level Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools, to name a few. Add to this 29 world-class culinary venues, of which 7 are brand new speciality restaurants, and signature spaces such as the incredible Magic Carpet and Rooftop Garden, and you have a ship that elevates modern luxury cruising to new heights.
Launching: May 2020
Iona – the ultimate way to see the Norwegian fjords. The Norwegian fjords are a wild wonderland of breathtaking scenery, cultural gems and action-packed adventure. This dramatic destination is on many travellers must-visit lists, and for good reason – once you’ve visited the fjords, you’ll never forget them. Iona begins her inaugural season in this incredible region. With departures throughout the spring and summer of 2020, you’ll have even more opportunities to explore one of the worlds most iconic destinations.
Launching: Summer 2020
Classic cruises to the fjords and the Mediterranean, short hops around British and Continental shores, celebrations in the Caribbean and the Canaries. Spirit of Adventure, our second new ship, will take to the oceans in the Summer of 2020. Being built by the same expert team at the Meyer Werft shipyard, she’s a beautiful sister ship to Spirit of Discovery, but with a host of surprises all her own.
Launching: June 2020
Enchanted Princess℠, the fifth in line of Princess Cruises‘ Royal-class ships, shares all of their spectacular style and luxury, and introduces new attractions all her own. Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The most pools and whirlpool hot tubs ever. World-class entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances. As well as the breathtaking new Sky Suite, with expansive views from Princess‘ largest balcony at sea.
Launching: September 2020
MSC Virtuosa‘s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in music. Each deck will, in fact, be named after a different musical instrument. This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises‘ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa. One of the highlights of MSC Virtuosa‘s onboard entertainment will be the two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises‘ guests.