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Our 7 Favorite Future Classes of Cruise Ships Being Built by Cruise Lines

The future of the cruise industry is bright with cruise lines having an unprecedented number of cruise ships on order.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Leonardo class

While many of the details on these future cruise ships are still unknown, here are seven exciting classes of ships that we can’t wait to sail on.

Virgin Voyages – Virgin’s first adults only cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will debut in 2020 and sail four and five night cruises to the Caribbean from the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami.
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages promises to be different from every other cruise line.  There won’t be any kids, main dining rooms, buffets, or formal nights.  Cruise gratuities, all dining venues, sodas, and WiFi will be included in cruise fares. Every voyage will stop at a private beach club in the Bahamas.

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Carnival’s Mega Ships – Carnival Cruise Line will be joining the era of mega cruise ships with two 180,000 gross ton ships. They will be fully powered by LNG (the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel) and each carry 5,200 passengers.

Carnival Cruise Line's cruise ship with a roller coaster

The first ship, Mardi Gras, will go into service in 2020 and will be nearly 50,000 gross tons larger than their current largest ship, Carnival Vista.  The cruise ship will be the first ever to have a roller coaster and will sail to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral.  View Prices on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

Disney’s New Ships – Disney Cruise Line has announced that they have ordered three Triton cruise ships, with the first being delivered in 2021. While the ships will be slighter larger than Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, these new cruise ships promise to have exciting new innovations that will be uniquely fun and distinctly Disney.  Disney sets the bar when it comes to the mainstream cruise lines.

Disney Cruise Line's new cruise ships

MSC World ClassMSC Cruises has announced four future 205,000 gross ton cruise ships that will carry nearly 7,000 passengers,   The first ship is scheduled to be completed in 2022 with a new ship being completed each year from 2024 until 2026.

MSC Cruises builds the most beautiful cruise ships at sea and the World class will likely carry on that tradition.  MSC World class ships will be the 2nd largest class of ships in the world, behind Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class.

Norwegian Leonardo Class – Norwegian Cruise Line has six Leonardo class cruise ship on order with the first being entering service in 2022.  Each year, one new ship will be completed until the cruise line takes delivery of the sixth one in 2027.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Leonardo Class Cruise Ship

Ritz-Carlton Yachts – 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.

Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.”

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.

Royal Caribbean Icon Class – Royal Caribbean has ordered two Icon class cruise ships that will go into service in 2022 and 2024.  Unfortunately, right now we know very little about this new class of ship from Royal Caribbean. We do know that they will be among the largest cruise ships in the world at 200,000 gross tons.

Since we know very little about the Icon class, why did we include them?  Royal Caribbean always raises the bar when they announce features on new classes of ships. The Oasis class and Quantum class blew everyone away when the features of those ships were first announced.

It’s pretty safe to say that the cruise line will do that once again with the Icon class.  We can’t wait to hear what Royal Caribbean has up their sleeve for these ships.

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Ben Souza
Ben, a world traveler who has visited 41 countries, currently takes between 8-10 cruises a year. His writings have appeared and been cited in various media outlets such as Yahoo News, MSN, NPR, Drudge Report, CNN, Fox, and ABC News. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Ben on Instagram. Visit Ben Souza on Linkedin. You may email Ben at [email protected]
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