New Cruise Ships Under Construction/On Order

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by Ben Souza

Cruise lines have a record number of cruise ships on order over the next ten years with the major cruise lines having over 40 new ships to enter service by 2026.

Here is a list of the mainstream cruise lines and the cruise ships that each one has either under construction or on order.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has the more cruise ships in their fleet (25) than any other cruise line in the world.  Carnival has four ships on the order block over the next five years including the largest in their fleet.

  • Carnival Horizon (2018) 133,500 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • 3rd Vista Class Ship (2019)  133,500 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • LNG Powered Ship (2020)  180,000 GT, 6,600 passengers
  • 2nd LNG Powered Ship (2022)  180,000 GT, 6,600 passengers

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Edge (2018) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • Celebrity Beyond (2020) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • 3rd Edge Class Ship (2021) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers
  • 4th Edge Class Ship (2022) 129,500 GT, 2,918 passengers

Disney Cruise Line

  • TBA  (2021) 135,500 GT, 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)
  • TBA  (2023) 135,500 GT, 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)

Holland America Line

  • MS Nieuw Statendam (2018) 99,800 GT, 2,650 passengers
  • 2nd Pinnacle Class Ship (2021) 99,800 GT, 2,650 passengers

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has begun a $10 billion investment to bring 11 new cruise ships into their fleet over the next decade.

  • MSC Meraviglia (2017) 167,600 GT, 4,500 passengers
  • MSC Seaside (2017)  154,000 GT, 4,140 passengers
  • MSC Seaview (2018)  154,000 GT, 4,140 passengers
  • MSC Bellissima (2019)  167,600 GT, 4,500 passengers
  • Meraviglia Plus Class Ship ( 2019) 177,000 GT, 6,300 passengers
  • 2nd Meraviglia Plus Class Ship (2020) 177,00 GT, 6,300 passengers
  • 3rd Seaside Class Ship (2021)  154,000 GT, 4,500 passengers
  • World Class Ship  (2022)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 2nd World Class Ship  (2024)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 3rd World Class Ship  (2025)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers
  • 4th World Class Ship  (2026)  200,000 GT, 5,400 passengers

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Norwegian Bliss (2018) 168,800 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • Breakaway Plus Class Ship (2019) 168,800 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • Project Leonardo  (2022) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 2 (2023) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 3 (2024) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers
  • Project Leonardo 4 (2025) 140,000 GT, 3,300 passengers

Princess Cruises

  • 4th Royal Class Ship (2019)  143,700 GT, 3,560 passengers
  • 5th Royal Class Ship (2020)  143,700 GT, 3,560 passengers
  • 6th Royal Class Ship (2022)  143,700 GT, 3,560 passengers

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has the second most cruise ships (24) in their fleet and will welcome another six ships over the next seven years.

  • Symphony of the Seas (2018)  230,000 GT, 6,780 passengers
  • 4th Quantum Class Ship (2019) 168,666 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • 5th Quantum Class Ship (2020) 168,666 GT, 4,200 passengers
  • 5th Oasis Class Ship (2021) 230,000 GT, 6,780 passengers
  • 1st Icon Class Ship (2022)  200,000 GT, 5,000 passengers
  • 2nd Icon Class Ship (2024)  200,000 GT, 5,000 passengers

Virgin Voyages

Probably the most anticipated new class of cruise ships in years, Virgin Voyages has three cruise ships planned for the start of their new cruise line.

  • TBA  (2020)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers
  • TBA  (2021)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers
  • TBA  (2022)  110,000 GT, 2,800 passengers

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