When cruises are able to finally start back up, cruisers will have the choice of several new cruise ships that were recently completed.
Cruise lines have taken delivery of a number of new cruise ships since all cruises were paused from U.S. ports nine months ago. Here is a look at six new cruise ships that will begin sailing for the first time when cruises resume.
Virgin’s Scarlet Lady
Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship has been completed since the spring. This new adults only cruise ship will provide an experience unlike any other ship as it is geared towards those who haven’t wanted to take a cruise.
Included in all cruise fares are gratuities, WiFi, all restaurants, basic beverages, and fitness classes. The ship will sail from the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMaimi, and offer a variety of cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
All cruises will visit the cruise line’s private port in the Bahamas, The Beach Club at Bimini. View Top Itineraries on Scarlet Lady
Carnival’s Mardi Gras
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest cruise ship, Mardi Gras is the world’s first cruise ship with a roller coaster. It is also Carnival’s first vessel powered by LNG.
Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of Mardi Gras earlier this month. The cruise ship is divided into six zones of fun for the entire family. The vessel has a wide range of accommodation choices, including more than 180 suites across 11 different levels.
Mardi Gras will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida offering week long cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Celebrity Cruises’ second Edge class vessel, Celebrity Apex, has been completed since the summer and is waiting for her first guests to board.
From impeccable accommodations, including Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas and two-story Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools, to 29 world-class culinary venues, Celebrity Apex has it all.
Celebrity Cruises will now have WiFi, drinks, and tips included in cruise fares making them the first cruise line to offer a true luxury experience on a large cruise ship.
The fifth Royal class cruise ship from Princess Cruises, Enchanted Princess is the cruise line’s newest ship since Sky Princess debuted.
Princess Cruises recently took delivery of Enchanted Princess and will debut as soon as the cruise line resumes cruises. The vessel is a MedallionClass ship and will carry 3,660 guests.
The newest cruise ship that has been delivered to a cruise line, Costa Firenze is inspired by the Florentine Renaissance.
The 133,500 gross ton ship has a capacity of 5,200 guests and will start off sailing two different week long cruises cruises in the Mediterranean.
Silversea Cruises took delivery of Silver Moon at the end of October.
At 40,700 gross tons and with a maximum capacity of just 596 guests, Silver Moon takes influence from the successful design of her sister ship, Silver Muse, and maintains the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
Enriched with elegant décor, premium materials, and luxurious amenities, Silver Moon’s 298 spacious suites benefit from one of the highest space-to-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodation, offering superlative comfort to guests—a characteristic feature of the Silversea experience.