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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: September 15, 2016. Illustrated from a variety of sources.

Listed by Cruise Line

Ship Name / Tonnage / Date Due / Builder

AIDA CRUISES

AIDAPERLA  125,000  Spring  2017  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

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

UNNAMED   180,000   Winter 2021  Meyer Werft,  Papenburg, Germany

Rendering of the new AIDAMIA and AIDATUA

Rendering of the new AIDPRIMA and sister ship

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

AMERICAN CONSTELLATION  4,500    January 2017    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

UNNAMED  3,500      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 rendering courtesy Carnival Cruise Line

CARNIVAL VISTA rendering courtesy Carnival Cruise Line

CARNIVAL HORIZON                133,500    March 2018     Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                                    180,000    TBA 2020    Meyer Turku, Finland

UNNAMED                                    180,000    TBA 2022    Meyer Turku, Finland

CELEBRITY CRUISES

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall 2018    STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Winter 2020     STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall, 2021    STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall, 2022    STX France

COSTA CRUISES

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

UNNAMED              135,500    Winter 2019      Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED             135,500   Winter 2020      Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED             180,000  Winter 2021      Meyer Werft, Turku, Finland

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

CRUCEROS AUSTRALIS

VENTUS AUSTRALIS         4,500 est.  TBA 2017   Asenave Shipyard, Valdivia, Chile

CRYSTAL CRUISES

CRYSTAL ENDEAVOUR     25,000        August 2018  Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CRYSTAL EXCLUSIVE        100,000   Winter 2019     Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CRYSTAL   UNNAMED       100,000  Winter  2020    Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CRYSTAL    UNNAMED     100,000 tons  Winter 2021   Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany

CrystalExclusiveClass_rendering

DISNEY CRUISE LINE

UNNAMED                135,000    Winter 2021    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED                135,000    Winter 2023    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

DREAM CRUISES

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

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

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES

UNNAMED        16,100    March 2019   240 passengers.  Note:  Built to Polar Class PC6 standards.  Builder:  Vard; Hull constructed at Vard Tulcea, Romania with final delivery from Vard at Langsten, Norway. 

UNNAMED      16,100    October 2019   240 passengers..  Note:  Built to Polar Class PC6 standards.  Builder:  Vard; Hull constructed at Vard Tulcea, Romania with final delivery from Vard at Langsten, Norway. 

Courtesy Hapag_LLoyd

Courtesy Hapag_LLoyd

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

NIEUW STATENDAM    99,500 November 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

ms KONINGSDAM

ms KONINGSDAM

HURTIGRUTEN

UNNAMED              25,000    June 2018     Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED              25,000    June 2019    Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED              25,000   August 2019        Kleven, Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED              25,000        TBA            Kleven, Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

New Hurtigruten designs

New Hurtigruten designs

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST     1,450        June 2017         Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland Washington

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

UNNAMED      16,500 est    TBA 2019        TBA

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST rendering courtesy National Georgraphic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC QUEST rendering courtesy Lindblad Expeditions

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 January 2017  STX France

MSC SEASIDE 154,000  November 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

MSC SEAVIEW              154,000    May 2018          Fincantieri, Italy

MSC BELLISSIMA        167,600    April 2019         STX France

UNNAMED                     177,100    October  2019     STX France

UNNAMED                     177,100    December 2020  STX France

UNNAMED                     154,000    TBA 2021          Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     210,000    2022              STX France

UNNAMED                     210,000    2024              STX France

UNNAMED                     210,000    2025              STX France

UNNAMED                     210,000    2026              STX France

MSC SEASIDE rendering

MSC SEASIDE rendering

MSC Newbuild

MSC Newbuild

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

NORWEGIAN JOY    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

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

P&O CRUISES AUSTRALIA

UNNAMED                135,500    Winter 2019           Fincantieri, Italy

PONANT

LE LAPÉROUSE           10,000        Summer 2018           VARD Group   

LE CHAMPLAIN             10,000        Summer 2018           VARD Group   

LE BOUGAINVILLE       10,000        Summer 2019           VARD Group

LE KERGUELEN            10,000         Summer 2019           VARD Group

Dubbed “Ponant Explorers,” the four ships will be possess Ice Class 1C certification, while keeping an intimate size of 184 passengers double occupancy.

Dubbed “Ponant Explorers,” the four ships will possess Ice Class 1C certification, while keeping an intimate size of 184 passengers double occupancy.

PRINCESS CRUISES

MAJESTIC PRINCESS rendering courtesy Princess Cruises

MAJESTIC PRINCESS rendering courtesy Princess Cruises

MAJESTIC PRINCESS  142,714  April 2017  Fincantieri, Italy (actual name 盛世公主号 Shèng Shì Gōng Zhu Haò)

UNNAMED                143,700      November 2019          Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                143,700   November 2020          Fincantieri, Italy

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

UNNAMED                54,000        May 2020            Fincantieri Sestri, Italy

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

UNNAMED                 227,700       February 2018      STX France

UNNAMED                 168,600       Spring 2019          Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED                 168,600       Fall 2020              Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED                 227,700       February, 2021        STX France

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

SCENIC

SCENIC ECLIPSE            16,500           August 2018         Uljanik Group Pula, Croatia

SCENIC ECLIPSE rendering

SCENIC ECLIPSE rendering

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

SILVERSEA CRUISES

SILVER MUSE            40,700           April 2017                 Fincantieri, Italy

SILVER MUSE artist rendering courtesy Silver Seas

SILVER MUSE artist rendering courtesy Silver Seas

STAR CLIPPERS

FLYING CLIPPER    8,770         Winter 2017   Brodosplit Shipyard, Split, Croatia

STAR CRUISES

UNNAMED                201,000    Spring 2020        Lloyd Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED                201,000    Spring 2021        Lloyd Werft, Papenburg, Germany

TUI

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

MEIN SCHIFF 7       99,700    Winter 2018    Meyer Turku, Finland

MEIN SCHIFF 8       99,700    Winter 2019     Meyer Turku, Finland

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

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES

VIKING SKY         47,800  January 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SUN         47,800  October 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SPIRIT    47,800  June 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED            47,800  January 2020     Fincantieri, Italy

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VIKING class rendering

VIRGIN CRUISES

UNNAMED                110,000       April 2020        Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                110,000       April 2021        Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                110,000       April 2022        Fincantieri, Italy

Virgin "ultra ship" concept image

Virgin “ultra ship” concept image

TOTAL NEW SHIPS ON ORDER:  82

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER  8,691,484

As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.  Current tonnage on order now amounts over 8.5 million gross tons.  This represents the highest passenger ship total in history.  The majority of the most recent contracts lean heavily toward vessels over 100,000 gross tons, with many more than double that, although several smaller, expedition-style ships have been added to the mix.  These new orders include the latest and largest ships for Aida, Carnival, Costa, Crystal, Disney, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, Lindblad, MSC Cruises,  Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, TUI Cruises,  and the first new ships ever ordered for Saga, Scenic and Virgin Cruises.  As these newbuilds come on line, the cruise industry will continue to see significant expansion heading into the next decade.

-Shawn J. Dake