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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: December 20, 2014. Illustrated from a variety of sources.

Listed by Cruise Line

Ship Name / Tonnage / Date Due / Builder

AIDA CRUISES

AIDAPRIMA  125,000  September  2015  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

UNNAMED  125,000  September  2016  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

Rendering of the new AIDAMIA and AIDATUA

Rendering of the new AIDPRIMA and sister ship

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

AMERICAN EAGLE    2,500 est.    Spring 2015    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

UNNAMED    2,500 est.    TBA 2016    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

UNNAMED    2,500 est.    TBA 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

UNNAMED                133,500    March, 2018     Fincantieri, Italy

CELEBRITY CRUISES

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall, 2018    STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Winter, 2020     STX France

COMPAGNIE DU PONANT

LE LYRIAL  10,950  April 2015   Fincantieri, Italy

COMPAGNIE POLYNESIENNE DE TRANSPORT MARITIME

ARANUI 5      10,900 est.      September 2015      Huang Hai Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Shandong, China

ARANUI 5, rendering

ARANUI 5, rendering

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

KONINGSDAM  99,700 February 2016  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED     99,500 November 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

ms KONINGSDAM

ms KONINGSDAM

MERCY SHIPS

ATLANTIC MERCY 36,600 July 2017 Tianjin Xingang

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

MSC CRUISES

UNNAMED 167,600 January 2017 STX France

UNNAMED  154,000  November 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED  154,000  May 2018  Fincantieri, Italy.

UNNAMED 167,600 April 2019 STX France

MSC Newbuild

MSC Newbuild

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE   163,000  October 2015   Meyer Werft, Germany

NORWEGIAN BLISS      163,000    Spring 2017   Meyer Werft, Germany

UNNAMED    164,600  Spring 2018  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED    164,600  Fall 2019  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

Artist rendering Norwegian Breakaway-plus

Artist rendering Norwegian Breakaway-plus

P & O CRUISES

BRITANNIA   141,000 gross tons, March 2015 Fincantieri, Italy

BRTANNIA P&O Newbuild

BRTANNIA rendering of P&O Newbuild

Revised rendering, January 2014

Revised rendering, January 2014

PRINCESS CRUISES

UNNAMED    143,000   Winter 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

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

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS    167,800 March 2015  Meyer Werft,Papenburg, Germany

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

UNNAMED    227,700  June 2016    STX France, St. Nazaire, France

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

QUANTUM OF THE SEAS

QUANTUM OF THE SEAS

SEABOURN CRUISE LINE

UNNAMED   40,350   November 2016   Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED   40,350  Spring, 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

STAR CRUISES

UNNAMED  150,000    October  2016  Meyer Weft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED  150,000    October  2017  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

TUI

MEIN SCHIFF 4    99,526    April 2015    STX Finland, Turku Shipyard

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

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

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

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES

VIKING STAR  47,800  May  2015  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SEA  47,800  January  2016  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SKY  47,800  May 2016  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SUN  47,800  January 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

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VIKING STAR rendering

XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL CRUISE CO., LTD. (SHAN HAI SHU GROUP)

CHINA XIAMEN  100,000   October 2018 Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd., Xiamen, China

 

TOTAL NEW SHIPS ON ORDER:  41

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER:  4,416,176

The above information is accurate as of publication. As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.

As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.  Current tonnage on order now amounts to over 4.4 million gross tons.  Over a million additional tons were ordered in the second half of 2014 alone.  The majority of the most recent contracts lean heavily toward vessels over 100,000 gross tons or nearly so, 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 and Norwegian Cruise Line.  As these newbuilds come on line, the cruise industry will continue to see significant expansion, with ever larger ships.

-Shawn J. Dake