MSC Cruises currently has the largest number of new cruise ships on order of any cruise line in the world, a total investment worth more than €10.5 billion! The cruise line definately has ambition growth plans and that includes the United Kingdom.
Antonio Paradiso, who is the Managing Director for MSC Cruises in the UK & Ireland was kind enough to take part in this CRUISE Q&A interview with us and talks about his ambitious plans to make MSC Cruises one of the top three cruise lines in the UK.
P&O Cruises has announced the name of its largest and most exciting cruise ship yet which is due to launch in 2020. The new ship will be named Iona. The announcement was officially made on 24 May 2018.
The announcement was as a result of a competition ran last year, when the cruise line invited members of the public to suggest a suitable name for the ship. Over 30,000 submissions were received and a panel of experts made the final decision.
Richard Twynam is the Managing Director of Azamara Club Cruises in the UK and Ireland and has held the position since January 2014. Richard took a moment to chat with us about the exciting new ship joining the fleet, Azamara Pursuit and its multi-million pound refurbishment taking place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Majestic Princess is the first cruise ship which Princess Cruises have specifically designed for the Chinese cruise market. The ship was constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and was delivered to Princess Cruises on 30 March 2017.
Majestic Princess is the third cruise ship in Princess Cruises’ Royal-Class of ships and is sister to Royal Princess and Regal Princess. The new ship features many of the same iconic features as her sister ships but also boasts some new unique features not found on her sister ships. The ship is the first new build in the Princess Cruises fleet to feature the cruise line’s new Seawitch livery design on the bow, with her hair flowing towards the stern.
Viking Sky is the third in a series of six new build cruise ships for Viking Ocean Cruises. Viking Sea was the first in the series and launched in 2015, followed by the second, Viking Star in 2016.
Viking Sky is the latest new ship to join the fleet and was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises in January 2017. The ship will depart on its maiden voyage in February 2017. The ship will be officially christened in Tromsø, Norway on 22 June 2017, under Norway’s ‘midnight sun’.
There's so many new cruise ships on order that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. That's why we have put together this list of all the cruise ships which are currently on order. As they launch and further new cruise ships are ordered we will continue to update the list so be sure to check back from time to time.
Last Updated: 16 February 2017