Get ready for some spectacular new cruise ships to come onto the cruise market in 2017 and 2018. The new beauties will be a range of small ship stunners and large ocean marvels, and plenty of our favorite lines will introduce them.
Here’s what you have to look forward to for vacations in the next year or 2:
The luxury cruise line Seabourn will give us a brand new small ship for an ocean experience unlike any other. Seabourn Encore, the fourth in the line’s fleet, has been designed by Master designer Adam D. Tihany to feel like a luxury yacht and it embodies the nicer things in life.
The ship has finely crafted and curving lines, from its shape to its custom carpet. It first launched in Athens, in 2016, but in 2017, it’s heading back to its home port of Dubai and making some excursions around the Mediterranean along the way.
The 10-deck Viking Sky and Viking Sun are Viking Cruise Line’s newest additions to its fleet. They launch in 2017 and will take 930 travelers on luxury trips on “longships” that showcase Nordic hospitality and spacious promenade decks.
The duo fill feature Aquavit Terrace dining rooms, a Sports Deck, many panoramic areas and a glass-roofed pool. Of course there will be casinos on both vessels and even a fire pit for lounging under the star-lit sky.
Princess Cruises’ new Royal Class ship, Majestic Princess, is a 3,560-passenger ocean liner launching in summer of 2017. It’s similar to sister ships Royal Princess and Regal Princess in design, offering a multi-story atrium where many social activities take place.
The vessel will feature a SeaWalk passageway that extends out beyond the edge of the ship, giving guests a thrilling vantage point to see the sea and land. Majestic Princess will showcase many restaurants, including a Parisian Bistro and the World Fresh Marketplace serving a variety of international flavors.
Look for these ships and more as you make your cruise plans for this year and the next.