Regent Seven Seas: Seven Seas Splendor
Seven Seas Splendor is the first in line. She will become the company’s second Explorer-class cruise ship, a sister to Seven Seas Explorer. The 55,254-ton liner will accommodate 750 guests in all-balcony suites.
The Regent Seven Seas’ newest addition is scheduled to take a 14-night sailing from Barcelona to Miami in early February. Her Christening Ceremony in Miami is planned for February 21, 2020.
Virgin Voyages: Scarlet Lady
Undoubtedly the very first representative of Virgin Voyages is among the most anticipated new ships 2020, and no wonder. The cruise line has skillfully held our interest all this time. And let’s face it, Scarlet Lady is a unique ship.
The groundbreaking adults-only liner will accommodate 2,770 sailors in 1,430 cabins.
By the way, each of the 20+ dining venues onboard this lady will be included, and food will be made-to-order. There will be no buffet food.
Scarlet Lady is planned to start her career in March 2020, and we bet she still has many surprises for us.
The long-awaited second representative of the Celebrity Cruises’ Edge series will join her sister, Celebrity Edge, in March 2020. In April 2020, the newbuild will start her maiden season in the Mediterranean. Beginning November 2020, Celebrity Apex will offer Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
The 129,500-ton vessel will please her 2,910 guests with The Retreat, Eden, Rooftop Garden, The Magic Carpet, and many other cruise line’s signature onboard attractions.
P&O Cruises: P&O Iona
P&O Cruises’ upcoming liner is expected to arrive in May 2020. With a tonnage of 183,900 GT, she will become the largest cruise ship to enter service not only for P&O Cruises but for the British market. Besides, she will become the first LNG-powered cruise ship built for the British market.
P&O Iona will accommodate 5,200 cruise lovers. The liner will spend her maiden season offering Norwegian Fjords voyages from Southampton.
Silver Origin will become the Silversea Cruises’ first destination-specific ship. The luxury 5,800-ton vessel will operate expedition cruises to the Galapagos Islands. She will accommodate 100 guests in 50 suites.
Silver Origin will join her fleet next summer.
Silversea Cruises: Silver Moon
Silver Moon, the Silver Muse’s sister, is another luxury cruise ship that will join Silversea Cruises next year. The all-suite vessel will have a tonnage of 40,700 GT and a capacity of 596 guests and 411 crew members. It’s interesting to know that the newbuild will feature the new Sea And Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) programme that will help travelers completely immerse themselves in their destination through the tastes.
Silver Moon will enter service in August 2020.
Spirit of Adventure intends to join Spirit of Discovery in summer 2020. Just like her older sister, the newbuild will have a tonnage of 58,250 GT and a capacity of 999 guests. Each of the ship’s 540 cabins will have a balcony. By the way, she will have 109 staterooms for solo travelers.
Spirit of Adventure inaugural cruise departs on August 21, 2020 from Dover.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Ritz-Carlton Evrima
Ritz-Carlton Evrima is the first of three luxury yachts that will become members of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The vessel will accommodate 300 passengers in 149 suites, all of which will have a balcony.
Evrima will set sail in June 2020.
Princess Cruises: Enchanted Princess
Enchanted Princess, the fifth member of the Royal family, intends to start her maiden Mediterranean season in June 2020. The 145,000-ton newbuild with a capacity of 3,660 cruise lovers will have all of the signature features of her sisters, as well as her own brand-new onboard attractions.
Crystal Cruises: Crystal Endeavor
She is a purpose-built Polar-class yacht, the first expedition vessel of Crystal Cruises. The ship will offer an all-suite, all-verandah accommodation for 200 guests.
In addition to 8 zodiacs, Crystal Endeavor will have 2 submarines and 2 helicopters.
Crystal Endeavour’s exciting adventure begins in August 2020.
Carnival Cruise Line: Mardi Gras
Next year, we will greet one of the most groundbreaking cruise ships of our day. Her roller coaster alone is enough to closely follow the progress in Mardi Gras construction, isn’t it?
The liner will have a tonnage of 185,000 GT and will accommodate 5,200 cruise lovers. Did we mention that LNG-powered Mardi Gras will become the Carnival’s largest and most technologically advanced vessel?
She is scheduled to start a career in the late summer. After several repositioning sailings, Mardi Gras will operate Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, FL.
Costa Cruises: Costa Firenze
Costa Cruises’ Costa Firenze is designed specifically for the Chinese market, where she will join her sister, Costa Venezia. The ship is expected to depart on her first cruise in October 2020.
The 135,500-ton liner will accommodate over 5,200 cruise lovers.
MSC Virtuosa, future addition of MSC Cruises, will have a tonnage of 181,000 GT and a capacity of more than 4,800 guests. She will become the second liner in the MSC’s Meraviglia Plus-class. Together with her sister MSC Grandiosa she will be one of the two largest vessels in the fleet.
MSC Virtuosa will operate Mediterranean voyages beginning November 2020.
Royal Caribbean International: Odyssey of the Seas
She will become the RCI’s second Quantum-Ultra class vessel and a sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas. However, unlike her sister, Odyssey of the Seas will operate sailings in the U.S. and Europe.
The ship with a tonnage of 168,600 GT and a capacity of more than 4,200 travelers will have the Sky Pad, surf simulator, North Star, as well as many other RCI’s signature attractions.
Odyssey of the Seas is expected to start her cruise career in November 2020.
Wow, this list of new ships 2020 is impressive, isn’t it? Who is your number one among them?
By the way, we are going to visit these liners at the shipyards soon, so stay tuned.