There are 38 cruise ships expected to launch in 2021, even as the majority of the cruise industry has currently suspended cruising. Additionally, there were 19 cruise ships that were built and delivered during 2020, most of them have yet to sail with passengers. Between now and 2027, there will be 120 new cruise ships introduced. Here are some of the cruise lines and the ships that will be added to their fleets.
Aida Cruises will introduce Aida Cosma in Q3 of 2021 with an additional ship joining the fleet in 2023. Each ship exceeds 180,000 gross tons with a capacity of 5,400 guests.
Ama Waterways has plans to launch three river cruise vessels in 2021, AmaSiena, AmaLucia, and AmaDahlia.
American Cruise Lines
After launching American Jazz river boat in 2020, American Cruise Lines will also introduce a vessel in 2021 and 2022.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of Mardi Gras in December 2020. They also have another 180,000-ton cruise ship coming out in 2022, called Celebration.
In spring 2022, Celebrity Cruises will be introducing their 3rd Edge-class ship. They will deliver a 4th one in fall 2022 and a 5th one in 2024. In 2020, they took delivery of Apex, but it has yet to have sailed with passengers. The Edge-class vessels are 129,000 tons and carry 2,900 passengers and 1,320 crew.
The new Costa Firenze was delivered to Costa Cruises in December 2020. The Toscana is also under construction with her debut pushed back and expected to enter service later in 2021.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line has plans for at least three new 140,000-ton cruise ships, starting with Disney Wish in 2022. Another ship will be delivered in 2024 and 2025.
Holland America will welcome the new Rotterdam in July 2021. In 2020, Holland America sold off four of their cruise ships.
The National Geographic Endurance was delivered to Lindblad Expeditions in March 2020 and the National Geographic Resolution is scheduled to debut in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The MSC Virtuosa (181,000 tons) has been delayed until spring 2021 and the MSC Seashore will debut in August 2021. Their new World-class ship (205,700 tons), the World Europa, will enter service in 2022. Between 2023 and 2027 MSC Cruises will have nine additional ships on order.
Mystic Cruises has five ships set to debut between 2021 and 2023 under their newly branded name, Atlas Ocean Voyages. Mystic Cruises also owns two new ships that are on charter to Quark Expeditions and Nicko Cruises that were built in 2019 (World Explorer) and 2020 (World Adventurer).
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line has six 140,000-ton cruise ships on order to be delivered between 2022 and 2027, one in each year.
In 2020, Princess Cruises added the Enchanted Princess to their fleet. It is expected that Discovery Princess will debut in spring 2022. Two LNG-powered ships will be delivered in 2023 and 2025.
Royal Caribbean International
In 2019, Spectrum of the Seas joined the Royal Caribbean fleet bring their total number of ships to 24. In 2021, they will debut the Odyssey of the Seas (169,000 tons) and Wonder of the Seas will follow in 2022. Additional ships are on order for 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025.
TUI Cruises will be introducing new ships in 2023, 2024, and 2026.
Viking Cruises currently has six ocean going ships and 10 cruise ships (47,842 tons) on order with deliveries between 2021 to 2029. Viking Venus is set to debut in 2021. They also have two expedition cruise ships on order to be delivered in 2022.
Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady is scheduled to debut in May 2021 and Valiant Lady in November 2021. They have another one due out in 2022 and 2023.
Posted March 31, 2021