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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: May 14, 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 2020  Meyer Werft,  Papenburg, Germany

Rendering of the new AIDAMIA and AIDATUA

Rendering of the new AIDPRIMA and sister ship

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

UNNAMED    4,500    January 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

UNNAMED                133,500    March 2018     Fincantieri, Italy

CELEBRITY CRUISES

UNNAMED                117,000    Fall 2018    STX France

UNNAMED                117,000    Winter 2020     STX France

COSTA CRUISES

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

UNNAMED    135,500    Winter 2019      Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED     180,000  Winter 2020      Meyer Werft, Turku, Finland

UNNAMED     135,500   Winter 2020      Fincantieri, Italy

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

Rendering courtesy Costa Cruises

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 2023   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    November  2017  Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

GENTING DREAM rendering Dream Cruises

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

UNNAMED     99,500 November 2018  Fincantieri, Italy

ms KONINGSDAM

ms KONINGSDAM

HURTIGRUTEN

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

UNNAMED            2019        25,000 est      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

UNNAMED                154,000    May 2018          Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                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 AUSTRALIA

UNNAMED      135,500    Winter 2019           Fincantieri

PONANT

UNNAMED                10,000        Summer 2018     VARD Group, Norway

UNNAMED                10,000        TBA 2018           VARD Group, Norway

UNNAMED                10,000        TBA 2019           VARD Group, Norway

UNNAMED                10,000        TBA 2019           VARD Group, Norway

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

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

UNNAMED                54,000        May 2020            Fincantieri Sestri, Italy

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

HARMONY OF THE SEAS        227,700        June 2016             STX France

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

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

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  May 2017  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED    47,800    November 2020  Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED    47,800    January 2022     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:  70

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER 7,612,784

As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.  Current tonnage on order now amounts to over 7.5 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 a few smaller and expedition-type 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, 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