There are 32 cruise ships expected to launch in 2021, even as the majority of the cruise industry has currently suspended cruising. Add that to the 19 cruise ships that made their debut in 2020, but weren’t able to cruise due to the pandemic. Here is an overview of some of the newest cruise ships for 2021 along with links to cruise ship job information.
Biggest Cruise Ships to Debut in 2021
- MSC Virtuosa (MSC Cruises)
- MSC Seashore (MSC Cruises)
- Odyssey of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
- Aida Cosma (Aida Cruises)
- Costa Toscana (Costa Cruises)
- Valiant Lady (Virgin Voyages)
- Rotterdam (Holland America)
River Cruise Ships to Debut in 2021
AMA Waterways will be introducing Siena, Lucia, and Dahlia in 2021. Siena and Lucia will both carry 156 passengers and 51 crew. Whereas, Dahlia will carry 68 passengers. Amadeus River Cruises will be launching Amadeus Cara in 2021 with a capacity of 170 passengers. The 126-passenger Amadeus Imperial debuted in 2020.
New Expedition Ships for 2021
Sunstone will introduce three new expedition ships (Ocean Explorer, Ocean Victory, and Sylvia Earle) for their charter clients. Havila Voyages will be debuting Capella and Castor in 2021 to cruise the Norwegian Fjords. Other expedition ships scheduled for delivery in 2021 are the following:
- Viking Octantis (Viking Expeditions)
- Ultramarine (Quark Expeditions)
- Crystal Endeavor (Crystal Yacht Expeditions)
- National Geographic Resolution (Lindblad)
- Seabourn Venture (Seabourn)
- Le Commandant-Charcot (Ponant)
- World Navigator (Mystic Cruises)
New Cruise Ships of 2020
Nearly 20 cruise ships were delivered in 2020, but few have cruised with passengers since the cruise industry has been on pause since March 2020. Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady has been postponing her inaugural cruises since March 2020. Other cruise ships that were delivered in 2020 and waiting to sail with passengers are Celebrity Apex (Celebrity Cruises), Enchanted Princess (Princess Cruises), Iona (P&O Cruises), Costa Firenze (Costa Cruises), and Carnival Mardi Gras (Carnival Cruise Line).
Posted February 27, 2021