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Cruise NewsUpdated: New Cruise Ships Ordered by Cruise Lines

Updated: New Cruise Ships Ordered by Cruise Lines

Cruise lines have a record number of cruise ships on order over the next decade with the major cruise lines having over 60 new ocean ships entering service by 2027.  This includes Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Virgin Voyages.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Leonardo Class Cruise Ship

Here is a list of the mainstream cruise lines (in alphabetical order) and the cruise ships that each one has either under construction or on order.  Also listed are the names, dates, and size of each cruise ship.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has the more cruise ships in their fleet (26) than any other cruise line in the world.  Carnival has three ships on the order block over the next five years including the largest in their fleet.

  • Carnival Panorama (2019)  133,500 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • Mardi Gras (2020)  180,000 GT, 6,600 passengers (View Prices)
  • 2nd LNG Powered Ship (2022)  180,000 GT, 6,600 passengers

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Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Apex (2020) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • 3rd Edge Class Ship (2021) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • 4th Edge Class Ship (2022) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • 5th Edge Class Ship (2024) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers

Cunard Line

  • TBA (2022) 113,000 GT, 3,000 passengers

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney Wish  (2021) 140,000 GT, 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)
  • TBA  (2022) 140,000 GT, 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)
  • TBA  (2023) 140,000 GT, 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)

Holland America Line

  • Ryndam (2021) 99,800 GT, 2,650 passengers

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has begun a $10 billion investment to bring 16 new cruise ships into their fleet over the next decade. Four are already in service with the following twelve on order or under construction:

  • MSC Grandiosa ( 2019) 177,000 GT, 4,900 passengers
  • MSC Virtuosa (2020) 177,000 GT, 4,900 passengers
  • MSC Seashore (2021)  169,000 GT, 4,500 passengers
  • World Class Ship  (2022)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 2nd Seaside Evo Class Ship (2023) 154,000 GT, 4,500 passengers
  • Luxury Ship (2023) 64,000 gross tons, 1,000 passengers
  • 2nd World Class Ship  (2024)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 2nd Luxury Ship (2024) 64,000 gross tons, 1,000 passengers
  • 3rd World Class Ship  (2025)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 3rd Luxury Ship (2025) 64,000 gross tons, 1,000 passengers
  • 4th World Class Ship  (2026)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 4th Luxury Ship (2026) 64,000 gross tons, 1,000 passengers

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Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Norwegian Encore (2019) 168,800 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • Project Leonardo  (2022) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 2 (2023) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 3 (2024) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 4 (2025) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 5 (2026) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 6 (2027) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers

Princess Cruises

  • Enchanted Princess (2020)  143,700 GT, 3,560 passengers
  • Discovery Princess (2022)  143,700 GT, 3,560 passengers
  • LNG Class Vessel (2023) 175,000 GT, 4,300 passengers
  • 2nd LNG Class Vessel (2025)  175,000 GT, 4,300 passengers

Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton is entering the cruise industry with new yachts that will start to debut in 2020.

  • Evrima (2020)  25,000 gross tons, 298 passengers
  • 2nd Yacht (2021)  25,000 gross tons, 298 passengers
  • 3rd Yacht (2022)  25,000 gross tons, 298 passengers

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has the second most cruise ships (24) in their fleet and will welcome another six ships over the next seven years.

  • Odyssey of the Seas (2020) 168,666 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • Wonder of the Seas (2021) 230,000 GT, 6,780 passengers
  • 1st Icon Class Ship (2022)  200,000 GT, 5,000 passengers
  • 6th Oasis Class Ship (2023) 230,000 GT, 6,780 passengers
  • 2nd Icon Class Ship (2024)  200,000 GT, 5,000 passengers
  • 3rd Icon Class Ship (2025) 200,000 GT, 5,000 passengers

Viking Cruises

  • 8 more currently unnamed 47,000 GT ships with delivery dates in 2021, 2022, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027.
  • 2 expedition ships (Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis) debuting in 2022.

Virgin Voyages

Probably the most anticipated new class of cruise ships in years, Virgin Voyages has four cruise ships planned for the start of their new adults only cruise line.

  • Scarlet Lady (2020)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers
  • TBA  (2021)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers
  • TBA  (2022)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers
  • TBA  (2023)  110,000 Gt, 2,800 passengers

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Cruise NewsUpdated: New Cruise Ships Ordered by Cruise Lines

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  1. Just how safe are these LNG-powered cruise ships? We have had more experience with nuclear-powered ships than LNG-powered ships. At a time when ships are opened to being targeted by small rapid crafts, drones and with fires being a constant threat, just who decided that it is safe to put 6600 passengers on top of potential bombs?

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