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

Compiled by Shawn J. Dake.
Update: February 8, 2018. 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

AMERICAN SONG       3,000 est.           Sept 2018     Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. USA

UNNAMED                    3,000 est.           TBA 2019      Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. USA

UNNAMED                    3,000 est.           TBA                Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. USA

UNNAMED                    3,000 est.           TBA                Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. USA

UNNAMED                    3,000 est.           TBA                 Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. USA

AMERICAN SONG new riverboat rendering
AMERICAN SONG rendering
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

CARNIVAL PANORAMA            135,500    November 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 FLORA                    5,739       May 2019         De Hoop Shipyard, Lobith, Netherlands

UNNAMED                                    5,739       TBA                   De Hoop Shipyard, Lobith, Netherlands

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
Celebrity FLORA rendering

CORAL EXPEDITIONS

CORAL ADVENTURER            5,500      April 2019   Vard Group, Vung Tau, Vietnam
CORAL ADVENTURER rendering Coral Expeditions

COSTA CRUISES

COSTA VENEZIA                     135,500    March, 2019        Fincantieri, Italy

COSTA SMERALDA                183,900    October  2019    Meyer Werft, Turku, Finland

UNNAMED                                135,500    Winter  2020    Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                                183,900    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

CrystalExclusiveClass_rendering

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

HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES

HANSEATIC NATURE             16,100    March  2019      240 passengers

HANSEATIC INSPIRATION   16,100    October  2019   240 passengers  

Notefor both:  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                5,000        December 2019    Ulstein Group, Ulteinvik, Norway

UNNAMED                16,500 est          TBA 2020    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 SEAVIEW              154,000    May 2018      Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy

MSC BELLISSIMA        167,600    April 2019             STX France

MSC GRANDIOSA        177,100    November  2019   STX France

UNNAMED                     177,100    December 2020   STX France

UNNAMED                    169,380      2021             Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy

UNNAMED                     210,000    2022                    STX France

UNNAMED                    169,380    2023               Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy

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

NORWEGIAN ENCORE  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
NORWEGIAN YACHT VOYAGES

CAROLINE                20,000        2020          MetalShips & Docks, S.A., Vigo, Spain

UNNAMED                20,000        2020         MetalShips & Docks, S.A., Vigo, Spain

UNNAMED                20,000        2021          MetalShips & Docks, S.A., Vigo, Spain.

UNNAMED                20,000        2022          MetalShips & Docks, S.A., Vigo, Spain
Norwegian Yacht Voyages Rendering

OCEANWIDE EXPEDITIONS 

HONDIUS                        5,590        May 2019                 Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia

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Rendering of HONDIOUS.

P&O CRUISES

UNNAMED                      180,000   2020         Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany

UNNAMED                      180,000    2022         Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
P & O newbuild rendering as of January 2018

PONANT

LE LAPÉROUSE                         10,000        June 2018               VARD Group   

LE CHAMPLAIN                        10,000        August 2018            VARD Group   

LE BOUGAINVILLE                  10,000        Summer 2019         VARD Group

LE DUMONT D’URVILLE        10,000         Summer 2019        VARD Group

UNNAMED                                   30,000        2021                        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.
Ponant Polar Class icebreaker, (Ice-class rating PC2) VARD rendering

PRINCESS CRUISES

SKY PRINCESS              143,700      October 2019           Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     143,700      November 2020      Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     145,000      2022                          Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy

Sky Princess on trials

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR         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

SPECTRUM OF THE SEAS        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 2019   Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE              58,240        Summer 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

GREG MORTIMER   8,000   August 2019        China Merchants Industrial Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMIH) Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                8,000   August, 2020        CMIH   Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                8,000   August 2021        CMIH   Shanghai, China

UNNAMED                8,000   August 2022        CMIH   Shanghai, China

Sunstone Ships renderings
Sunstone Ships renderings
Sunstone Ships renderings

TUI

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 ORION             47,800  June 2018           Fincantieri, Italy

VIKING JUPITER         47,800  March, 2019       Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     47,800  March, 2021       Fincantieri, Italy

UNNAMED                     47,800  March, 2022       Fincantieri, Italy
UNNAMED                    47,800   2022                     Fincantieri, Italy
UNNAMED                    47,800   2023                     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:  110

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE ON ORDER: 9,672,250

As with all aspects of the cruise industry, the information is subject to change.  Current new tonnage on order now tops over 9.5 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