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7 minutes read • December 22nd, 2021
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!
New Cruise Ships 2022
Carnival Celebration
Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

 

Viking Cruises: Viking Octantis

Due to enter service: January 2022
Class: Polar Class 6
Tonnage: 30,150 GT
Capacity: 378 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Source: Viking Cruises/Facebook

Viking Octantis will become the first representative of the cruise company's Viking Expeditions brand. She will operate expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Great Lakes of North America.
 

Princess Cruises: Discovery Princess

Due to enter service: March 2022
Class: Royal Class
Tonnage: 143,700 GT
Capacity: 3,660 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

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.
 

Royal Caribbean International: Wonder of the Seas

Due to enter service: March 2022
Class: Oasis-Plus
Tonnage: 236,857 GT
Capacity: 6,988 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International

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?
 

Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Beyond

Due to enter service: April 2022
Class: Edge-class
Tonnage: 140,600 GT
Capacity: 3,260 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Captain Kate McCue
Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises


Celebrity Edge and Apex's groundbreaking sister is getting ready for her Europe debut in April 2022. By the way, can you guess her beautiful future captain? No doubt, you can!
 

Seabourn: Seabourn Venture

Due to enter service: April 2022
Class: Mega Yacht
Tonnage: 23,000 GT
Capacity: 264 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022Source: 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.
 

Viking Cruises: Viking Mars

Due to enter service: May 2022
Class: small ships
Tonnage: 47,842 GT
Capacity: 930 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Viking Ocean Cruises

This all-veranda small ship will be identical to her sister ships. She is scheduled to start her cruise career in Europe. Then the newbuild will offer her guests sailings in Asia and Australia.
 

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wish

Due to enter service: June 2022
Class: Triton Class
Tonnage: 144,000 GT
Capacity: 3,466 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Source: Disney Cruise Line/Facebook

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.
 

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Prima

Due to enter service: August 2022
Class: Project Leonardo class
Tonnage: 142,500 GT
Capacity: 3,215 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Source: Norwegian Cruise Line/Facebook

She is the first of six Project Leonardo class liners. The ship with a distinctive look will debut in August 2022 in Europe. In September 2022, she'll move to the USA.
 

Virgin Voyages: Resilient Lady

Due to enter service: August 2022
Class: Lady Ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Capacity: 2,860 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages

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
New Cruise Ships 2022Photo 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.
 

Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Celebration

Due to enter service: November 2022
Class: Excellence Class
Tonnage: 180,800 GT
Capacity: 5,374 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

A sister to Carnival's revolutionary Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, is expected to join her cruise family at the end of the year. The liner will homeport in Miami and will offer Caribbean cruises.
 

MSC Cruises: MSC Seascape

Due to enter service: November 2022
Class: MSC Seaside EVO
Tonnage: 170,412 GT
Capacity: 5,877 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Source: MSC Cruises/Facebook

The second Seaside EVO class ship, she'll join her fleet in November 2022. The vessel is scheduled to spend her maiden winter season offering cruises from Miami.
 

Viking Cruises: Viking Neptune

Due to enter service: November 2022
Class: small ships
Tonnage: 47,842 GT
Capacity: 930 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of Viking Ocean Cruises

She will become the cruise line's ninth ocean cruise ship and will be identical to her sisters. The liner is scheduled to depart on a 138-day World Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on December 22, 2022.
 

P&O Cruises: P&O Arvia

Due to enter service: December 2022
Class: Excel Class
Tonnage: 184,700 GT
Capacity: 6,264 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy P&O Cruises

She will become P&O Cruises' second Excel-class ship and will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The liner is scheduled to operate sailings in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
 

MSC Cruises: MSC World Europa

Due to enter service: December 2022
Class: World Class
Tonnage: 153,516 GT
Capacity: 6,314 passengers
New Cruise Ships 2022
Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises

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.

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