Cruises are more popular than ever with nearly 30 million people expected to board a cruise ship this year. As cruising continues to grow at a feverish pace, there are currently four new cruise lines set to debut in the next few years that you should know about.
From much anticipated Virgin Voyages to Ritz-Carlton building new yachts for their cruise line, here are the four new cruise lines you’ll soon be able to take a cruise on.
There won’t be any kids on board as only those who are 18 years and older will be able to sail on Virgin Voyages. The cruise line is throwing nickel and diming overboard and will include WiFi, tips, and all dining venues in cruise fares. While there won’t be a traditional main dining room or buffet, there will be at least 20 dining options to choose from. Formal nights, you won’t find those either onboard.
There will be a tattoo parlor on the ship and the beds in cabins will convert to loungers during the day.
Scarlet Lady will sail 4 and 5 night cruises to the Western Caribbean and Cuba from the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami. Cruises are currently open for pre-sale and will open to the general public on February 14, 2019. Visit VirginVoyages.com for more information.
Ritz -Carlton Yacht Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is poised to become the most coveted experience at sea when the new cruise line debuts in 2020. Created to feel like a private yacht, the vessels will uniquely feature one designer, resulting in a unified flow of design which is refined, relaxed and unlike any other accommodations at sea.
In addition to unparalleled accommodations, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury experience including onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, WiFi and watersports from the yacht’s marina.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with the Ritz-Carlton on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. To provide the highest quality service, there will be nearly as many staff members as guests.
Visit RitzCarltonYachtCollection.com for more information.
Blue World Voyages
Former Starbucks President John B. Richards is serving as the CEO of this new cruise line. Blue World Voyages is promising to create a ship that is unlike any other cruise ship at sea. Blue World Voyages’ first 350 passenger cruise ship will debut in the Summer of 2019 and will have 26 cabins you can purchase as a home, a lap pool in the ocean, beds by the pool deck so you can sleep under the stars, and staterooms for solo travelers. For photo renderings of their first cruise ship, click here.
Blue World Voyages will be 100% geared towards active cruisers. The five star cruise ships will have staterooms that are twice the size of normal cruise cabins and everything will be dedicated to those living active, healthy lifestyles.
Not only will their first ship will have a sea water lap pool, but the ship will have the first full spa deck at sea and first full sports deck at sea. Blue World Voyages will begin sailing in the Mediterranean in 2019 and will be a “gouge-free price zone”. Visit BlueWorldVoyages.com.
The world’s first affordable cruise ship that you can live on with condo/cabins starting at just $125,000. The average entry price will be less than $355,000 with monthly fees similar to the cost of living in a major city. Named My Home At Sea, this signature ownership and travel experience is offering cabin/condos aboard a cruise ship that travels the world. For photo renderings, click here.
Storylines is re-imagining the cruise ship business by refitting well loved commercial cruise ships into residential communities at sea. Their cabin-condo owners are invited to join a unique lifestyle of freedom and comfort aboard luxury ocean liners that travel the world continuously.
Their first 24,000 gross ton cruise ship is bringing the beauty of classic ocean travel into the 21st century. The vessel will offer 450 cabins broken into five tiers that will range from $125,000 to $1 million.
The itinerary is set only from point-to-point every 2 weeks to allow for provisioning and safe running of the vessel. All other ports and locations in between those dates are voted on by you, as a cabin-condo owner, via their app. This innovative approach allows the on-board community to choose destinations just a few days in advance. Visit Storylines.com for more information.