Cruise NewsWorld's Newest Cruise Ships Arrive in South Florida for Caribbean Season

World’s Newest Cruise Ships Arrive in South Florida for Caribbean Season

As the Caribbean cruise season kicks into high gear, the world’s newest cruise ships have made their way over to South Florida. New builds from Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Holland America will soon be joined by the most luxurious cruise ship ever built, Regent Seven Seas Explorer.

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Regent Seven Seas Explorer – Called the most luxurious cruise ship ever built, Regent Seven Seas Explorer will arrive in PortMiami on December 2 and begin a series of cruises to the Caribbean and Central America.  This 54,000 gross ton ship, which has a capacity of 750 passengers, was christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco this past July.

Seven Seas Explorer is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. She brings elegance and glamour to the world’s greatest destinations, offering exquisite dining options that rival those of the finest restaurants ashore and in her 375 all-suite, all-balcony accommodations boasting the largest balconies at sea.  View Cruises on Seven Seas Explorer

Carnival Vista – Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest cruise ship, Carnival Vista arrived in PortMiami on Sunday and kicked off year-round six to eight night cruises to the Caribbean.

Carnival Vista takes cruising to new heights, introducing groundbreaking features such as SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship; Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first water tube slide, part of the ship’s massive WaterWorks aqua park; and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery featuring the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship.  View Cruises on Carnival Vista

ms Koningsdam – Holland America Line’s newest and largest cruise ship at slightly under 100,000 gross tons, ms Koningsdam arrived in Port Everglades earlier this month after a season in Europe. The ship is currently sailing seven to 11 night cruises to the Caribbean.

Koningsdam debuts several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with the cruise line.

Features on ms Koningsdam include a 270 degree LED projection at World Stage, the B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge, Lincoln Center Stage, the cruise line’s first purpose built staterooms for families and solo travelers, and a wide variety of dining venues and alternative restaurants. The redesigned Lido Market has themed serving stations revolutionizing the buffet experience. View Cruises on ms Koningsdam

Harmony of the Seas – Royal Caribbean’s 3rd Oasis class ship, Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship every built at 226,000 gross tons and arrived in Port Everglades three weeks ago. Harmony of the Seas is sailing week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale every Saturday.

Harmony of the Seas is so large that it is divided into seven distinct neighborhoods. The ship features the following:

  • 20 dining venues
  • Perfect Storm – a trio of waterslides
  • Splashaway Bay, a water park for children
  • The Aqua Theatre
  • Bionic Bar with robot bartenders
  • Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea that drops 10 stories
  • Two rock climbing walls and two Flowriders
  • A 1,400 seat theatre that hosts Broadway shows
  • Over 11,000 works of art
  • View Cruises on Harmony of the Seas

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Ben Souza
Ben Souza
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