New cruise ships and passenger vessels under construction in the shipyards of the world.

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: January 1, 2016. Illustrated from a variety of sources.

Listed by Cruise Line

Ship Name / Tonnage / Date Due / Builder

AIDA CRUISES

AIDAPRIMA  125,000 March 2016 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

UNNAMED  125,000  September  2016  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

UNNAMED   180,000     TBA 2019    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED   180,000     TBA 2020  Meyer Werft,  Papenburg, Germany

Rendering of the new AIDAMIA and AIDATUA

Rendering of the new AIDPRIMA and sister ship

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

AMERICA    2,500 est.    Spring 2016    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

UNNAMED    2,500 est.    January 2017    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

America Cruise Lines Launch. Photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines

America Cruise Lines Launch. Photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

CARNIVAL VISTA   135,500  April 2016   Fincantieri, Italy

CARNIVAL VISTA rendering courtesy Carnival Cruise Line

CARNIVAL VISTA rendering courtesy Carnival Cruise Line

UNNAMED                133,500    March, 2018     Fincantieri, Italy

CELEBRITY CRUISES

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall, 2018    STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Winter, 2020     STX France

COSTA CRUISES

UNNAMED    180,000   TBA 2019      Meyer Werft, Turku, Finland

UNNAMED    135,500    TBA 2019        Fincantieri

UNNAMED     180,000  TBA 2020      Meyer Werft, Turku, Finland

UNNAMED     135,500    TBA 2020        Fincantieri

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

CRYSTAL CRUISES

CRYSTAL EXCLUSIVE    2018        100,000 tons            Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CRYSTAL   UNNAMED      TBA        100,000 tons           Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CRYSTAL    UNNAMED     TBA        100,000 tons           Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

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DREAM CRUISES

GENTING DREAM  150,000    November  2016  Meyer Weft, Papenburg, Germany

WORLD DREAM    150,000    November  2017  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

KONINGSDAM  99,500 February 2016  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED     99,500 November 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

ms KONINGSDAM

ms KONINGSDAM

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

UNNAMED                1,450        June 2017         Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland Washington

UNNAMED                1,450        June 2018         Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland Washington

MERCY SHIPS

ATLANTIC MERCY 36,600 July 2017 Tianjin Xingang, China

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

MSC CRUISES

MSC MERAVIGLIA 167,600 May 2017 STX France

MSC SEASIDE 154,000  November 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED  154,000  May 2018  Fincantieri, Italy.

UNNAMED 167,600 April 2019 STX France

UNNAMED   154,000 tons    2021   Fincantieri, Italy

MSC Newbuild

MSC Newbuild

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

NORWEGIAN BLISS    167,600   Spring 2017   Meyer Werft, Germany

UNNAMED  167,600  Spring 2018  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED  167,600  Fall 2019  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE (launched 2016)

P&O CRUISES AUSTRALIA

UNNAMED      135,500    TBA 2019           Fincantieri

PRINCESS CRUISES

MAJESTIC PRINCESS rendering courtesy Princess Cruises

MAJESTIC PRINCESS rendering courtesy Princess Cruises

MAJESTIC PRINCESS   143,000   Winter 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED     143,700    TBA 2020          Fincantieri

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER     54,000   February 2016    Fincantieri Sestri-Ponente yards, Italy

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

OVATION OF THE SEAS    167,800    May 2016    Meyer Weft, Papenburg, Germany

HARMONY OF THE SEAS  227,700  June 2016    STX France, St. Nazaire, France

UNNAMED     227,700   2018    STX France, St. Nazaire, France

UNNAMED    167,800           TBA 2019    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED  167,800  Fall 2020  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist's rendering

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist’s rendering

SAGA CRUISES

UNNAMED    55,900 Summer, 2019   Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

New vessel announced Sept 30 2015 image courtesy Saga Meyer Werft

New vessel announced Sept 30 2015 image courtesy Saga Meyer Werft

SEABOURN CRUISE LINE

SEABOURN ENCORE 40,350   November 2016   Fincantieri, Italy

SEABOURN OVATION 40,350  Spring, 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

SEABOURN ENCORE and OVATION Exterior-renderings. Courtesy Seabourn

SEABOURN ENCORE and OVATION Exterior-renderings. Courtesy Seabourn

STAR CLIPPERS

UNNAMED   8,770         2017   Brodosplit Shipyard, Split, Croatia

 

SILVERSEA CRUISES

SILVER MUSE    40,700           Spring 2017    Fincantieri, Italy

SILVER MUSE artist rendering courtesy Silver Seas

SILVER MUSE artist rendering courtesy Silver Seas

TUI

MEIN SCHIFF 5   99,700    2016  Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy., Turku, Finland

MEIN SCHIFF 6   99,700  2017  Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy., Turku, Finland

MEIN SCHIFF 7    99,700    2018    Meyer Turku, Finland

MEIN SCHIFF 8   99,700    2019     Meyer Turku, Finland

A rendering of MEIN SCHIFF 3 and MEIN SCHIFF 4, courtesy of TUI Cruises.

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES

VIKING SEA  47,800  March  2016  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SKY  47,800  January 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SUN  47,800  May 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED    47,800    November 2020  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED    47,800    January 2022     Fincantieri, Italy

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VIKING class rendering

VIRGIN CRUISES

UNNAMED      110,000           TBA 2020    Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED      110,000           TBA 2021    Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED      110,000           TBA 2022    Fincantieri, Italy

Virgin "ultra ship" concept image

Virgin “ultra ship” concept image

TOTAL NEW SHIPS ON ORDER:  58

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER 6,475,070

Current tonnage on order now amounts to over 6 million gross tons.  This represents the highest total in years.  Over a million additional tons were ordered in the second half of 2014 alone with another million in the first half of 2015.  The majority of the most recent contracts lean heavily toward vessels over 100,000 gross tons, with many considerably larger.  These include the latest and largest ships for  Aida, Carnival, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, TUI Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and the first ships ever ordered for the new Virgin Cruises.  As these newbuilds come on line, the cruise industry will continue to see significant expansion, with ever larger ships.

-Shawn J. Dake