This past week, three cruise lines (Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and MSC Cruises) took delivery of the three newest cruise ships in the world.
Here is a look at the cruise ships that were delivered to cruise lines over the past few days providing new options for cruises.
Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of their 27th cruise ship, Carnival Panorama.
The 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama – the third in the highly successful Vista-class that includes Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon – is set to debut from Long Beach December 11, 2019, marking the first new Carnival Cruise Line ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.
Carnival Panorama offers many of the innovative indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options featured on Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon, including a suspended course, and a massive WaterWorks aqua park with corkscrew slides, a tipping bucket and other attractions promising lots of splash-tastic fun. Smokehouse Brewhouse with BBQ favorites from Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri, along with craft beers brewed on board.
A wide range of accommodations are also available, including spa staterooms with exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.
Carnival Panorama will make a special three-day voyage on December 11, 2019, followed by the launch of year-round Mexican Riviera cruises beginning December 14, 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest mega ship is jammed packed with activities including a race track, an outdoor laser tag arena, a virtual reality theater, and water parks for adults and kids. The cruise ship will also feature 34 venues for food and drinks.
Norwegian Encore is now the largest cruise ship in the cruise line’s fleet at almost 170,000 gross tons.
As part of a recent partnership with JUST Goods, Inc., Norwegian Encore will be the first Norwegian cruise ship to be plastic bottle free when she debuts. By January 1, 2020 Norwegian Cruise Line will be the first major cruise line to eliminate plastic bottles across its entire fleet, a significant effort towards providing guests with more sustainable options at sea.
Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and will offer seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first sailing on November 24, 2019, through April 19, 2020. After her inaugural Caribbean season, the ship will reposition to New York City for a summer of Bermuda cruises through November 22, 2020.
MSC Grandiosa is the third ship of the innovative Meraviglia generation and the first of the Meraviglia-Plus class. She is the fifth new next-generation ship MSC Cruises has launched in just two and a half years.
MSC Grandiosa is the largest ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet with further enriched facilities, more staterooms, more public space and new features.
Highlights of MSC Grandiosa include:
- Two original, never-before-seen shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea
- A Mediterranean Promenade lined with restaurants, including the new Il Campo, mall-style shopping and a 305 ft.-long LED Sky Screen displays atmospheric images and animations throughout the day and night
- An immersive art experience in L’Atelier Bistrot with 26 original etchings by French Impressionist Edgar Degas
- Dedicated kids areas designed in partnership with LEGO and Chicco
- The world’s first virtual personal cruise assistant, ZOE, in every stateroom
- New environmental technologies, including a selective catalytic reduction system and a state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment system