New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2020

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Some industry-firsts are debuting in 2020! - Photo by Saga Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, and Costa Cruises

Just when you thought 2019 couldn't be topped, 2020 is shaping up to be a huge year for the cruise industry. The first roller coaster at sea will debut with the launch of Carnival’s largest ship ever: Mardi Gras, Celebrity is launching a sister ship to the well-received Celebrity Edge, and P&O Cruises is launching their biggest vessel to date: Iona. Two brand-new cruise lines will also be launching their first ships this year, Scarlet Lady from Virgin Voyages, and Evrima from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Here are the new ships in store for us in 2020. 

Mardi Gras

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BOLT rollercoast and WaterWorks aqua park - Rendering by Carnival Cruise Line

Launch Date: November 2020
Line / Class: Carnival Cruise Line / XL Class
Size: 180,000 gross tons / 5,200 passengers 
Homeport: Port Canaveral
Itineraries: Caribbean
Highlights: 

  • BOLT rollercoaster
  • Big Chicken by Shaq
  • RedFrog Tiki Bar
  • WaterWorks aqua park
  • Emeril’s Bistro 1396
  • Havana cabins with exclusive bar and pool
  • Family Harbor cabins with exclusive lounge
  • Carnival Excel Suites with Loft 19 sundeck access

 

Mardi Gras Deals From  

 

 

Odyssey of the Seas

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The main pool deck and North Star observation capsule - Rendering by Royal Caribbean

Launch Date: Fall 2020
Line / Class: Royal Caribbean / Quantum Ultra Class
Size: 168,800 gross tons / 4,200 passengers
Homeports: Fort Lauderdale and Rome
Itineraries: Caribbean and Mediterranean
Highlights: 

  • Sky Pad bungee trampoline
  • Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Bumper cars
  • RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator
  • Imaginative Alice-inspired restaurant Wonderland
  • North Star observation capsule
  • Two-story Lime and Coconut Bar

 

Odyssey Deals From  

 

 

Celebrity Apex

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A stateroom on Celebrity Apex - Rendering by Celebrity Cruises

Launch Date: April 2020
Line / Class: Celebrity Cruises / Edge Class
Size: 117,000 gross tons / 2,900 passengers 
Homeports: Fort Lauderdale, Barcelona, and Southampton
Itineraries: Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe
Highlights: 

  • Magic Carpet transformative mobile space
  • Rooftop Garden sundeck
  • Qsine restaurant with the Le Petit Chef projection mapping experience
  • The Retreat sundeck and lounge for suite guests
  • Three-story transforming Eden lounge

 

Celebrity Apex Deals From  

 

 

Scarlet Lady

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Gunbae Korean barbecue restaurant - Rendering by Virgin Voyages

Launch Date: March 2020
Line: Virgin Voyages
Size: 110,000 gross tons / 2,770 passengers
Homeport: Miami
Itineraries: Caribbean
Highlights: 

  • The Test Kitchen Cooking Lab & Restaurant
  • Squid Ink tattoo parlor
  • Gunbae Korean BBQ restaurant
  • Draught Haus tap room
  • The Groupie private karaoke rooms
  • Included WiFi
  • The Dock sundeck lounge
  • Pink Agave upscale Mexican restaurant

 

Scarlet Lady Deals From  

 

 

Enchanted Princess

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Wakeview Pool at the ship's aft - Rendering by Princess Cruises

Launch Date: June 2020
Line / Class: Princess Cruises / Royal Class
Size: 145,000 gross tons / 3,660 passengers
Homeports: Fort Lauderdale, Rome, Barcelona, and Athens
Itineraries: Caribbean and Mediterranean
Highlights: 

  • Phantom Bridge escape room
  • Bistro Sur La Mer, a French restaurant created with Chef Emmanuel Renaut
  • Discovery at SEA programs
  • Sky Suites with the largest balconies at sea
  • The Voice of the Ocean
  • Wakeview Pool at the aft
  • Festivals of the World onboard parties
  • The Salty Dog Gastropub

 

Enchanted Princess Deals From  

 

 

MSC Virtuosa

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MSC Virtuosa exterior  - Rendering by MSC Cruises

Launch Date: November 2020
Line / Class: MSC Cruises / Meraviglia Plus Class
Size: 181,000 gross tons / 4,842 passengers
Homeports: Barcelona, Rome, Genoa, and Marseille
Itineraries: Mediterranean
Highlights: 

  • Two-story promenade with LED “sky”
  • A virtual cruise assistant in every cabin
  • Exclusive MSC Yacht Club cabins and shared areas
  • A polar-themed water park
  • Multipurpose Sportplex space
  • Two original Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows
  • Full-size bowling alley

 

MSC Virtuosa Deals From  

 

 

Iona

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SkyDome - Rendering by P&O Cruises

Launch Date: May 2020
Line / Class: P&O Cruises / XL Class
Size: 183,900 gross tons / 5,200 passengers
Homeport: Southampton
Itineraries: Northern Europe, Canary Islands, and Spain & Portugal
Highlights: 

  • Fusion Asian Kitchen restaurant
  • 18 whirlpools
  • The Glass House tapas restaurant
  • SkyDome entertainment hub with swimming pool
  • The Keel & Cow gastropub
  • 710 Club - a “secret” nightclub with live music
  • The Olive Grove Mediterranean restaurant
  • Sindu restaurant - Indian cuisine with an English twist

 

Evrima

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Water-level marina and infinity pool at the aft - Rendering by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Launch Date: June 2020 
Line: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection 
Size: 26,500 gross tons / 298 passengers
Homeports: Various
Itineraries: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Canada & New England, and the Caribbean
Highlights: 

  • Aft marina and terrace at the water’s edge
  • Infinity pool
  • Ritz Kids programming
  • Talaat Nam restaurant serving Southeast Asian cuisine
  • Observation Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Al fresco restaurant Mistral, serving Mediterranean-inspired dishes
  • All staterooms are suites with private balconies and double vanity bathrooms.
  • Access to non-motorized water sports while anchored
  • Included WiFi

 

Evrima Deals From  

 

 

Seven Seas Splendor

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Sette Mari at la Veranda - Rendering by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Launch Date: February 2020
Line / Class: Regent Seven Seas Cruises / Explorer Class
Size: 55,254 / 750 passengers
Homeports: Miami, Barcelona, and other various ports
Itineraries: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Panama Canal
Highlights: 

  • All staterooms are suites with private balconies.
  • Infinity-Edge plunge pool
  • Sette Mari at la Veranda, an Italian restaurant
  • Culinary Arts Kitchen for cooking classes
  • A Golf Net and putting greens
  • Pacific Rim restaurant, serving Pan-Asian cuisine
  • Prime 7 American steakhouse

 

Splendor Deals From  

 

 

Crystal Endeavor

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Solarium - Rendering by Crystal Cruises

Launch Date: August 2020
Line / Type: Crystal Cruises / Expedition ship
Size: 20,000 gross tons / 200 passengers
Homeports: Various
Itineraries: Alaska, Northern & Western Europe, South America, South Pacific/Australia, Asia, and Antarctica
Highlights:

  • All staterooms are suites with private balconies.
  • Two helicopters and a 7-person submersible
  • Solarium with a pool and hot tub
  • The Marina fold-out platform
  • Resorts World at Sea Casino
  • Crystal Life Spa with a sauna and steam room
  • Zodiacs, kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear
  • Connoisseur Club cigar lounge

 

Crystal Endeavor Deals From  

 

 

Silver Moon

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Zagara Beauty Spa - Rendering by Silversea Cruises

Launch Date: August 2020
Line / Class: Silversea Cruises / Muse Class
Size: 40,700 gross tons / 596 passengers
Homeports: Various
Itineraries: Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America, and Panama Canal
Highlights: 

  • S.A.L.T. Lab (Sea, Land, and Taste), which hosts workshops and cooking demonstrations
  • S.A.L.T. Bar, serving locally-inspired cocktails and drinks
  • S.A.L.T. Kitchen, the ship’s destination-focused restaurant
  • La Terrazza Italian restaurant
  • Arts Cafe, a space that showcases paintings and sculptures and is a cafe and deli-bar by day, and a cocktail lounge by night
  • Observation Library
  • Connoisseur’s Corner cigar lounge
  • Zagara Beauty Spa with an outdoor hot tub as well as sauna and steam rooms

 

Silver Moon Deals From  

 

 

Fridtjof Nansen

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Nansen Science Center - Rendering by Hurtigruten

Launch Date: April 2020
Line / Type: Hurtigruten / Expedition ship
Size: 20,889 gross tons / 530 passengers
Homeports: Hamburg, Germany and Reykjavik, Iceland
Itineraries: Northern and Western Europe
Highlights:

  • All cabins are exterior, with either a window or balcony 
  • Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue
  • Aft infinity pool
  • Expedition boats, kayaks, and Blueye underwater drones
  • Lindstrøm, a restaurant serving modern Norwegian cuisine
  • Young Explorers’ kids program
  • Included WiFi

 

Fridtjof Nansen Cruises From  

 

 

Sea Cloud Spirit

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Sea Cloud Spirit exterior - Photo by Sea Cloud Cruises

Launch Date: August 2020
Line: Sea Cloud Cruises
Size: 4,228 gross tons / 136 passengers 
Homeports: Various
Itineraries: Mediterranean, Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Morocco & Canary Islands
Highlights: 

  • Cabins with balconies (not all)
  • Spa with a sauna, steam bath, and multi-sensory shower
  • Fitness sun deck
  • Library with panoramic windows
  • Flexible lido dining

 

Spirit of Adventure

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Khukuri House - Rendering by Saga Cruises

Launch Date: August 2020
Line / Type: Saga Cruises / Expedition ship
Size: 58,250 gross tons / 1,000 passengers
Homeports: Dover and Southampton
Itineraries: Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and Caribbean
Highlights:

  • All cabins have private balconies.
  • Khukuri House, the first Nepalese restaurant at sea
  • The Spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, and steam room
  • Amalfi, serving high-end Italian dishes
  • Supper Club steakhouse and live music venue
  • Included WiFi, specialty dining, and select alcoholic beverages
  • The Library with a cafe as well as card and craft rooms

 

Costa Firenze

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Enclosed pool deck - Rendering by Costa Cruises

Launch Date: October 2020
Line / Class: Costa Cruises / Vista Class
Size: 135,225 gross tons / 4,200 passengers
Homeport: Hong Kong
Itineraries: Asia
Highlights: 

  • The ship’s interior design is inspired by Florence, Italy
  • An enclosed pool deck area

 

Passenger capacity numbers based on double occupancy. 

Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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