It is one of the most wonderful times of the year outside now. One of the most precious and magical. And not just because of the festive atmosphere, gingerbread flavor, and true fairy-tale happening all around. But also because it's finally time to talk about
new cruise ships 2022
. We've been waiting for this moment for so long. Let's begin!
The sixth and final Royal-class ship, Discovery Princess, is expected to start her career in Spring 2022. She'll debut with a series of Mexican Riviera and California Coast cruises departing from Los Angeles. Then the newbuild is going to spend her summer exploring Alaska.
The fifth member of the RCI's Oasis class of cruise ships will start with Caribbean itineraries in March 2022. In May, the ship will head to Europe to operate Mediterranean sailings. Have we mentioned that she intends to become the world's largest cruise ship?
Due to enter service: April 2022 Class: Mega Yacht Tonnage: 23,000 GT Capacity: 264 passengers Source: Seabourn/Facebook
The purpose-built luxury expedition ship will accommodate its guests in 132 all-veranda, all ocean-front suites. The vessel will carry double sea kayaks, 24 Zodiacs, and even two custom-built submarines.
Probably she is among the most long-awaited new cruise ships of 2022. Disney Wish is expected to depart on her inaugural sailing in June 2022. The ship will homeport in Port Canaveral and take her guests on short Bahamian sailings.
The third representative of Virgin Voyages is scheduled to start her career in the Mediterranean. Then she'll move to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to offer her guests Caribbean voyages.
Viking Cruises: Viking Polaris
Due to enter service: Summer 2022 Class: Polar Class 6 Tonnage: 30,150 GT Capacity: 378 passengers Photo courtesy of Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Polaris will become the second ship in Viking Cruises' new Expeditions brand. The vessel will operate cruises to the Arctic from Tromso, Norway, from Summer 2022. Later she'll take her guests on Antarctic sailings.
No doubt she is one of the most revolutionary newbuilds of the coming year. She'll become the first member of the MSC World-class fleet and will be powered by LNG. MSC World Europa is scheduled to spend her maiden season offering Dubai-Abu Dhabi-Qatar cruises.
It's going to be an eventful year. Let it be happy and peaceful. Let it bring warmth and coziness to every house. Let it share only good cruise news.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Stay brave and positive. Stay safe and healthy. Stay tuned.