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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: August 10, 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

UNNAMED    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   135,000  April 2016   Fincantieri, Italy

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

COSTA CROCIERE

COSTA DIADEMA 132,500 October 2014 Fincantieri, Italy

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

UNNAMED  99,700 February 2016  Fincantieri, Italy

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   TBA 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

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

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

QUANTUM OF THE SEAS    167,800   October 2014  Meyer Werft, Germany

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

UNNAMED    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 Fall 2016    Fincantieri, Italy

STAR CRUISES

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

UNNAMED  150,000 tons   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

UNNAMED 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:  38

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER:  4,208,826

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

Current tonnage on order now amounts to over 4.2 million gross tons. The majority of the most recent contracts lean heavily toward vessels over 100,000 gross tons or nearly so, including the latest and largest ships for Aida, Carnival, Costa, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC 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