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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: October 7, 2017. Illustrated from a variety of sources.

Listed by Cruise Line

Ship Name / Tonnage / Date Due / Builder

AIDA CRUISES

AIDANOVA           183,000  November 2018    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED           183,000   Winter 2021    Meyer Werft,  Papenburg, Germany

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

AMERICAN CONSTITUTION 4,500   April 2018    Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, USA

ANTARCTICA XXI
 
MAGELLAN EXPLORER        4,900        December 2019                    ASENAV, Chile

MV MAGELLAN EXPLORER illustration

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                                    135,500    Winter 2019     Fincantieri, Italy (previously intended for P&O Cruises Australia)

UNNAMED                                    180,000    TBA 2020        Meyer Turku, Finland

UNNAMED                                    180,000    TBA 2022        Meyer Turku, Finland

CELEBRITY CRUISES

CELEBRITY EDGE                        117,000    Fall 2018            STX France

CELEBRITY BEYOND                  117,000    Winter 2020     STX France

UNNAMED                                      117,000    Fall  2021          STX France

UNNAMED                                      117,000    Fall  2022         STX France

Celebrity Edge renderings

CORAL EXPEDITIONS

UNNAMED                                   5,500           March 2019   Vard Group, Vung Tau, Vietnam

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  January 2018   Asenave Shipyard, Valdivia, Chile

CRYSTAL CRUISES

CRYSTAL ENDEAVOUR        25,000        TBA 2019       MV Werften, Germany

UNNAMED                                25,000        TBA 2020      MV Werften, Germany

UNNAMED                                25,000        TBA 2021       MV Werften, Germany

CRYSTAL EXCLUSIVE           100,000      March 2022    MV Werften, Germany

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CUNARD LINE
UNNAMED                113,000    TBA     2022    Fincantieri, Italy

DISNEY CRUISE LINE

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

UNNAMED                135,000    Winter 2022    Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

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

DREAM CRUISES

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

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES

HANSEATIC NATURE      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. 

HANSEATIC INSPIRATION   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    99,836 November 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                        99,836                    2021  Fincantieri Marghera, Italy

ms KONINGSDAM

ms KONINGSDAM

HURTIGRUTEN

ROALD AMUNDSEN    20,000    June 2018       Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

FRIDTJOF NANSEN     20,000    June 2019       Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED                      20,000   August 2019    Kleven, Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED                      20,000        TBA              Kleven, Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway

New Hurtigruten designs

New Hurtigruten designs

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VENTURE    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

UNNAMED      36,600     February 2019        Tianjin Xingang, China

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

Rendering of new Mercy Ship newbuild

MSC CRUISES

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 MERAVIGLIA class

MYSTIC CRUISES

WORLD EXPLORER    9,300 tons     October 2018   Builder:   West Sea Shipyard, Portugal (Part of Martifer Group)

Mystic Cruises rendering of WORLD EXPLORER

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

NORWEGIAN BLISS        167,600    Spring, 2018        Meyer Werft, Germany

UNNAMED                         167,600    Fall, 2019              Meyer Werft, Germany

UNNAMED                         140,000    TBA, 2022            Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                         140,000    TBA, 2023            Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                         140,000    TBA, 2024            Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                         140,000    TBA, 2025            Fincantieri, Italy

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Revised rendering of the NORWEGIAN BLISS with the hull art by Wyland, courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line

Project Leonardo rendering of new 140,000 ton class for NCL

OCEANWIDE EXPEDITIONS 

HONDIUS                        5,590        2019                 Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia

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Rendering of HONDIOUS.

P&O CRUISES

UNNAMED                      180,000      2020                       Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

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

UNNAMED                      143,700      November 2019          Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     143,700      November 2020          Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     145,000 tons 2022                          Fincantieri Monfalcone, Italy

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

UNNAMED                     54,000        May 2020                     Fincantieri Sestri, Italy

Seven Seas Explorer rendering

RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION

UNNAMED                24,000        November 2019       Barreras Shipyard, Vigo, Spain

UNNAMED                24,000        TBA, 2020               Barreras Shipyard, Vigo, Spain

UNNAMED                24,000        TBA, 2021               Barreras Shipyard, Vigo, Spain

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS        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

UNNAMED                                    200,000    2022                    Meyer Werft Turku, Finland.

UNNAMED                                    200,000    2024                    Meyer Werft Turku, Finland.

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist's rendering

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist’s rendering

SAGA CRUISES

SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY                 58,240             Summer of 2019   Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE              58,240              Summer of 2020   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 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 MOON             40,700       TBA  2020       Fincantieri, Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy

STAR CLIPPERS

FLYING CLIPPER         8,770        March  2018      Brodosplit Shipyard, Split, Croatia

STAR CRUISES

UNNAMED                     201,000    Spring 2020    MV Werften, Germany

UNNAMED                     201,000    Spring 2021     MV Werften, Germany

SUNSTONE SHIPS

UNNAMED                5,500 est.    August, 2019        China Merchants Industrial Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMIH) Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                5,500 est.    August, 2020        CMIH   Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                5,500 est.    August, 2021        CMIH   Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                5,500 est.    August, 2022        CMIH   Shanghai, China

Sunstone Ships renderings

Sunstone Ships renderings

Sunstone Ships renderings

TUI

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

MEIN SCHIFF 1             111,500    Winter, 2018    Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy., Turku, Finland

MEIN SCHIFF 2             111,500   Winter, 2019     Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy., Turku, Finland

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES

VIKING SUN                 47,800  October 2017       Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SPIRIT             47,800  June 2018           Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                    47,800  March, 2019        Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                    47,800  March, 2021        Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                    47,800  March, 2022       Fincantieri, Italy
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VIKING class rendering

VIRGIN VOYAGES

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:  96

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER: 9,506,582

As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.  Current new tonnage on order now tops over 9 million gross tons.  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