There have been plenty of brand new additions to the oceans and seas this year, and the next few years show no signs of slowing down! With innovations and amplifications aplenty, there’s a lot to look forward to on the horizon. See which ships are coming soon for 2020, 2021 and onwards.

New cruise ships for 2020

Scarlet Lady

Maiden voyage: April 2020

Scarlet Lady is the flagship of the Virgin Voyages fleet and will set sail on her maiden voyage in 2020. She is set to offer the ultimate adults-only cruising experience, with over twenty dining options; expertly designed social spaces and wellness zones; and unbelievable ocean views in almost every single one if its staterooms.

Celebrity Apex - Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Apex

Maiden voyage: April 2020

Sister-ship to the incredible Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex promises to be just as exciting and revolutionary. The second-ship in the Edge Class for Celebrity Cruises, Apex offers luxurious accommodations, world-class culinary venues and signature spaces. The ship will set sail in April 2020, offering a range of cruises around Europe and the Mediterranean.

Iona

Maiden voyage: May 2020

A celebration of the sea and the island nation of Iona, P&O Cruises new ship offers a new way to experience the stunning landscapes and epic views of the oceans. She will be the shining star of the P&O Cruises’ fleet when she launches in 2020.

Spirit of Adventure

Maiden voyage: Summer 2020

The second new-build ship for Saga Ocean, Spirit of Adventure is a sister-ship to Spirit of Discovery. While she retains much of the small-ship cruising aspect, the ship remains stylish and innovative – designed with the cruisers in mind. She also offers 100 cabins just for solo travellers, catering to single passengers.

Enchanted Princess - Princess Cruises

Enchanted Princess

Maiden voyage: June 2020

Get ready to set sail in 2020 with this brand new ship – Enchanted Princess! She is the fifth in the line of the cruise line’s Royal-Class ships, sharing all the same spectacular style and comfort, as well as a selection of her own new attractions. She will boast the most pools and whirlpools every, as well as world-class entertainment venues which will host dazzling performances. Guests can also stay in the breathtaking new Sky Suite, featuring expansive views from Princess Cruises’ largest balcony at sea and hosting up to five guests.

Carnival Mardi Gras

Launch date: August 2020

The next ship to join Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet is Carnival Mardi Gras, due to launch in 2020 and be the largest ship ever built by the cruise line! The ship will also be the first in North America to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a fuel which produces almost zero emission and represents a huge turning point for Carnival Cruise Lines, and feature the first-ever rollercoaster at sea!

Mardi Gras - Carnival Cruise Line

MSC Virtuosa

Maiden voyage: September 2020

This new cruise ship will be on of the two largest in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, joined by MSC Grandiosa. MSC Virtuosa will include exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, as well as the personal cruise assistant, Zoe, in every room!

Odyssey of the Seas

Maiden voyage: November 2020

Joining the fleet in November 2020, Odyssey of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra Class ship. She is a sister-ship to Spectrum of the Seas and will feature many of the same exiting facilities and activities. You can expect the North Star observation pod, robot bartenders and the exhilarating RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator plus much more!

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New cruise ships for 2021

Disney Wish

Maiden voyage: January 2021

The fifth ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet, Disney Wish will be the first new-built for the cruise line since 2012. Features include plenty of family-friendly adventures alongside waterslides, dual bathrooms in cabins and exciting kids’ clubs.

Scarlet Lady - Virgin Voyages

Valiant Lady

Maiden voyage: 2021

Sister-ship to Scarlet Lady, this ship will offer many of the same exciting and unique facilities already seen with Virgin Voyages.

Wonder of the Seas

Maiden voyage: 2021

The 2nd Oasis-Class ship, Wonder of the Seas will be the largest in the world when she debuts in 2021! She is currently under construction in France, but she has been confirmed to include the same seven-neighbourhood style concept as her sister-ships, as well as a number of thrilling experiences and imaginative dining.

Edge Class - Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises 3rd Edge-Class ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: Late 2021

Though unamed, we know many of the on-board facilities to expect with this ship as she is a sister-ship to the renowned Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex. The ship will feature a number of the stand-out spaces such as the Magic Carpet; Eden; luxury accommodations and the Rooftop Garden.

MS Ryndam

Maiden voyage: May 2021

Third ship in the Pinnacle Class and fourth ship to carry the Ryndam name, a nod to the historic ships which have come before it to help shape the future of cruising. Ryndam will be similar to sister-ships, Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, alongside enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations.

MSC Seashore

Maiden voyage: June 2021

As an evolution of MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, MSC Seashore is better than ever. She will be 16m longer and have larger main restaurants, casinos, retail and entertainment areas. Launching in 2021, the ship will have new spaces and more powerful engines as well as the innovative MSC for Me technology with an enhanced on-board experience.

Discovery Princess

Maiden voyage: November 2021

The sixth and final ship in the Royal-Class, Discovery Princess is the latest cruise ship to be announced by Princess Cruises. Launching in November 2021, the ship will feature many of the current innovative facilities, such as the luxurious Sky Suite, stunning Piazza and the Ocean Medallion technology.

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New cruise ships for 2022

Virgin Voyages 3rd ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

Sister-ship to Scarlet Lady, this ship will offer many of the same exciting and unique facilities as seen with Virgin Voyages.

Queen Victoria - Cunard

Cunard’s 4th ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

This new ship will be the 249th vessel to sail under the Cunard flag and will bring the cruise line’s current fleet up to four – for the first time since the 1980s. The ship is being built to meet the growing demand for luxury cruising, offering a unique array of exciting on-board amenities when she launches in 2022.

Celebrity Cruises 4th Edge-Class ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

Though unamed, we know many of the on-board facilities to expect with this ship as she is a sister-ship to the renowned Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex. The ship will feature a number of the stand-out spaces such as the Magic Carpet; Eden; luxury accommodations and the Rooftop Garden.

Norwegian Bliss - Exterior view

Norwegian Cruise Line 1st Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

The first of six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

Carnival Cruise Line 2nd LNG powered (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

The sister-ship to Mardi Gras, this ship will also be LNG-powered and will be one of the largest in the world by passenger capacity reaching 6,600!

MSC Seaview - MSC Cruises ship

MSC Europa

Maiden voyage: 2022

This new class of ships will be the first to be LNG-powered for MSC Cruises. The ships will feature cutting-edge design to maximise space and experience for guests, and will offer a host of family-favourites and innovative technologies to ensure everyone enjoys their time on-board. The first one, MSC Europa, will join the fleet in 2022.

Royal Caribbean 1st Icon Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

The first ship in Royal Caribbean’s Icon Class, this ship will be the first to be powered by LNG fuel which will reduce the cruise line’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Disney Cruises 6th ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

The sixth ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet, this ship will be sister-ship to Disney Wish. Features include plenty of family-friendly adventures alongside waterslides, dual bathrooms in cabins and exciting kids’ clubs.

P&O Cruises 2nd Iona ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2022

Sister-ship to Iona, this second addition is sure to be just as spectacular. The ship will join Iona in being the largest-ever built not only for P&O Cruises, but also for the UK market.

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New cruise ships in 2023 and beyond

2023 – Norwegian Cruise Line 2nd Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2023

The second of six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

2023 – Disney Cruises 7th ship (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2023

The seventh ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet, this ship will be sister-ship to Disney Wish. Features include plenty of family-friendly adventures alongside waterslides, dual bathrooms in cabins and exciting kids’ clubs.

2023 – Princess Cruises 1st LNG powered (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2023

The first of a new class of ship, this ship will be powered by LNG fuel.

2024 – MSC Cruises 2nd World Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2024

This new class of ships will be the first to be LNG-powered for MSC Cruises. The ships will feature cutting-edge design to maximise space and experience for guests, and will offer a host of family-favourites and innovative technologies to ensure everyone enjoys their time on-board.

2024 – Royal Caribbean 2nd Icon Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2024

The second ship in Royal Caribbean’s Icon Class, the ship will also be powered by LNG fuel which will reduce the cruise line’s greenhouse gas emissions.

2024 – Norwegian Cruise Line 3rd Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2024

The third of six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

2025 – Norwegian Cruise Line 4th Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2025

The fourth of six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

2025 – Princess Cruises 2nd LNG powered (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2025

The second in the new LNG-powered class of ship, this Princess Cruises‘ ship will follow suit of her sister-ship, launching in 2023.

2025 – Norwegian Cruise Line 5th Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2025

The fifth of six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy-efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

2027 – Norwegian Cruise Line 6th Leonardo Class (Unamed)

Maiden voyage: 2027

The last of the six new ships in this brand-new Leonardo Class, Norwegian Cruise Line are introducing energy-efficient ships which will hold up to 3,300 guests.

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Would you love to set sail on a brand-new ship? Have you booked a cruise aboard one of the above? Let us know in the comments below!

Post updated 28/01/2020

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

2 Responses to “New Cruise Ships in 2020, 2021 & Beyond”

    • Emma Smith

      Hi David, you can see all of our 2022 sailings here, on our website. You can select your ship of choice in the filters on the left-hand side so show what’s available. Thanks, Emma.

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