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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: May 12, 2015. 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

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 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  99,500 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, 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 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

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE

NORWEGIAN ESCAPE

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

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

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist's rendering

ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Artist’s 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

STAR CRUISES

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

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

TUI

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 SEA  47,800  January  2016  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SKY  47,800  February 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING SUN  47,800  January 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

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VIKING class rendering

TOTAL NEW SHIPS ON ORDER:  35

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER:  3,998,600

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 just under 4 million gross tons.   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