Neue Mein Schiff 2, a sister ship to Neue Mein Schiff 1, will be the 1st to surprise us this year. The 111,500-ton vessel will accommodate 2,894 cruise travelers and will have 12 restaurants and bistros, 15 bars and lounges, a spa, entertainment venues, and many other public spaces.
Neue Mein Schiff 2 will be christened on February 9, 2019 in Lisbon. Well, there’s less than one month left until this great event.
Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Jupiter
This small 47,800-ton ship will have a capacity of 930 passengers. Each of the liner’s 465 cabins will feature a balcony.
Viking Jupiter is expected to start her cruise career in February. She will spend her inaugural season in Europe.
MSC Cruises: MSC Bellissima
This future member of MSC Cruises’ fleet will have the tonnage of 171,598 GT and will welcome 4,500 guests. A list of her onboard amenities includes numerous dining venues and entertainment spaces, lounges, pools, a spa, a gym, a promenade, the longest LED dome at sea, and many others.
It’s interesting to know that MSC Bellissima will have the world’s 1st digital cruise assistant fitted in every stateroom. Who’s ready to meet Zoe?
MSC Bellissima will take her maiden cruise in March 2019.
Costa Cruises: Costa Venezia
Although her name and interior are dedicated to the famous Italian city, Costa Venezia will be constructed for the Chinese market.This 135,500-ton liner will have 2,116 staterooms for 5,078 (maximum) travelers.
She will start her career with an exciting adventure from Italy to Japan in March-April 2019.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: HANSEATIC nature
HANSEATIC nature is the 1st representative of the company's new expedition class. The 15,600-ton vessel will take 230 guests on sailings to the most breathtaking corners of our planet. She’ll have 7 passenger decks with 120 staterooms and numerous public spaces, including dining venues, lounges, a spa area, a pool area, and more.
The newbuild is expected to enter service in mid-spring.
We should note that this lady will be a German-speaking liner.
Royal Caribbean International: Spectrum of the Seas
No doubt she is among the most antiсipated new cruise ships 2019. Just like all previous additions of RCI, groundbreaking Spectrum of the Seas aims to amaze, and this lady will amaze with Far East cruises.
Yes, as you have probably guessed, this liner is being constructed specifically for China’s market. She’ll have the tonnage of 168,666 GT and the capacity of 4,246 travelers.
The 1st member of the RCI’s Quantum Ultra Class will have all the company’s distinctive amenities, including the Bionic Bar, Sky Pad, North Star, and many others.
In April 2019, Spectrum of the Seas will depart from Barcelona towards Shanghai.
Hurtigruten: Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen is a hybrid-powered expedition ship that will feature environmentally friendly marine technologies.
The vessel with the tonnage of 20,889 GT will accommodate 530 travelers. Her onboard amenities will include three restaurants, the Amundsen Science Center, a pool, a two-level observation deck, and others.
She is expected to take her 1st expedition cruise in May.
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Flora
Celebrity Flora is a destination-oriented vessel designed and constructed specifically for the Galapagos Islands expedition sailings. With the tonnage of 5,739 GT, this all-suite lady will accommodate 100 cruise travelers.
She’ll enter service in May 2019 and will become the newest, largest and the most revolutionary ship operating the Galapagos Islands voyages.
Saga Cruises: Spirit of Discovery
Photo courtesy of Saga Cruises
The 58,250-ton Spirit of Discovery is a small luxury ship that is being built for the British Market.
Saga Cruises’ future addition will offer cruise accommodation for 999 guests. We should note that all cabins will feature a balcony.
Spirit of Discovery will have several dining options, lounges, a theater, a library, a spa, and other onboard amenities.
The liner is expected to take her maiden cruise in July 2019.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: HANSEATIC inspiration
HANSEATIC inspiration will be identical to HANSEATIC nature we’ve already talked about. This cruise ship will offer expeditions for 230 passengers. Her guests may choose from 7 various types of cabins.
The only difference is that HANSEATIC inspiration will be an international vessel with bilingual sailings conducted in English and German.
She is expected to join her fleet in the middle of fall.
Costa Cruises: Costa Smeralda
Another newbuild of Costa Cruises is expected to join her cruise family in October 2019. The ship with the tonnage of 182,700 GT and the capacity of 6,522 guests is going to become the company’s next flagship.
Costa Smeralda will have 2,612 cabins of various types, 11 restaurants, 4 pools, and numerous public venues for travelers of all ages.
Princess Cruises: Sky Princess
Princess Cruises is getting ready to greet the 4th member of the Royal class with such a romantic name. Sky Princess will have the tonnage of 143,700 GT and will accommodate 3,660 guests in 1,830 staterooms.
The ship will have all the distinctive amenities of her class, as well as other innovative features. For example, the ship’s Sky Suite will have the company’s largest balcony at sea.
Sky Princess will debut in October 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Encore
Norwegian Encore will have the tonnage of approximately 167,800 GT and the capacity of about 4,000 cruise lovers. Laser Tag, Race Track, Galaxy Pavilion, Aqua Park – this is just a small part of innovative amenities this ship will offer her friends.
The liner will be homeported in Miami and will operate Eastern Caribbean cruises. In spring 2020, she’ll take her guests on Bermuda cruises from New York.
Norwegian Encore will start her career in November 2019.
MSC Cruises: MSC Grandiosa
MSC Cruises is going to have an eventful year. The company’s 2nd newbuild 2019, MSC Grandiosa, will begin her career in November 2019 and will take 6,334 guests (maximum) on Mediterranean cruises.
181,000-ton vessel will have 19 decks, and 15 of them will be open for passengers. 2,405 cabins for travelers will be located on 11 decks. The ship’s onboard amenities will include numerous dining venues, entertainment lounges, sports facilities, pools and whirlpools, kids’ zones, a cinema, and many others.
Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Panorama
In late fall, another groundbreaking liner, Carnival Panorama, will join her family. She will have the tonnage of 133,500 GT and the capacity of 4,008 travelers.
Panorama’s onboard amenities will include restaurants, bars and lounges, entertainment venues, pools, a waterpark, the SkyRide, and the 1st ever Sky Zone at sea, as wells as many other attractions.
By the way, this newbuild will become the CCL's 1st liner based on the West Coast in 20 years – she’ll operate voyages from Long Beach, California.
Of course, that’s just a small part, and cruise world will greet many other new ships in 2019.
By the way, we’ve already “visited” several of these beautiful ladies at shipyards. You can check an intriguing photo report via this link.
We are moments away from greeting new cruise ships 2019. This is very impressive, right? What ship are you waiting for the most?