New Ships Debuting in 2022

These are the new cruise ships which will debut in 20222. - Photo by Canva

Ahhhh, that new ship smell. The past two years have left cruise ships docked or floating at sea. Even new ships that would usually launch to a great deal of fanfare and press coverage barely made a splash. However, in 2022, there will be a lot of new ships sailing high seas. Given the pent-up demand and cruisers’ love of new ships, these fresh additions to the fleets are sure to be a welcome sight. Additionally, these ships will be in high demand for bragging rights by those who want to be amongst the first to sail.

Cruiseline.com has rounded up all of the new ships hitting the high seas in 2022. Ships are listed in alphabetical order by cruise line.

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Celebration 

 Photo by Carnival Cruise Line 

The sister ship to the highly acclaimed Mardi Gras and the second ship to carry the name Carnival Celebration debuts to celebrate Carnival Cruise Line’s 50th Anniversary. Sailing year-round from Miami, Carnival Celebration will offer a variety of Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean sailings ranging from five to eight nights.

Launch Date: January 2022

Size: 180,000 gross tons / 5,374 passengers

Homeport: Miami 

Itineraries: Caribbean

Highlights:

  • RedFrog Tiki Bar
  • BOLT sea coaster
  • Big Chicken by Shaq
  • WaterWorks aqua park
  • Serenity Adult-only Retreat
  • Emeril’s Bistro 1396
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse
  • Havana cabins with exclusive bar and pool
  • Family Harbor cabins with exclusive lounge
  • Carnival Excel Suites with Loft 19 sundeck access

Find a Deal on Carnival Celebration

 

Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Beyond

Photo by Celebrity Cruises 

The acclaimed Edge Class ships deliver a third in the series with Celebrity Beyond. Celebrity Cruises brings the outside in and elevates the cruise experience with closer connections to the sea and stunning scenery throughout the ship. Fine dining, luxurious spaces, and a plethora of accommodation types loaded with amenities are sure to please even the most discerning travelers. Making Celebrity an even better value is their Always Included℠ pricing which means WiFi, drinks, and tips are included.

Launch Date: April 2022

Size: 140,600 gross tons / 3,260 passengers

Homeport: Barcelona, Rome, and Cape Liberty

Itineraries: Mediterranean and Caribbean

Highlights:

  • Sunset Bar
  • Rooftop Garden
  • Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud
  • Magic Carpet
  • Eden
  • Infinite Veranda Staterooms
  • The Retreat
  • Craft Social Bar
  • Le Grande Bistro

Find a Deal on Celebrity Beyond

 

Disney Cruise Line - Disney Wish

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Launching in the Summer, Disney Wish elevates the family vacation experience with three all-new family restaurants, including the world’s first Frozen-themed, theatrical dining. Being immersed in the magical world of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars are brought to life throughout the ship with character meet and greets, spectacular shows, and interactive dining. Need an adults-only evening? There are plenty of options from sophisticated dining to upscale lounges and a serene pool area for adults to relax and enjoy sans kids. 

Launch Date: June 2022

Size: 144,000 gross tons / 4,000 passengers

Homeport: Port Canaveral

Itineraries: Bahamas and Caribbean

Highlights:

  • The Cove
  • Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
  • Palo Steakhouse
  • Aquaduck

Find a Deal on Disney Wish

 

MSC Cruises - MSC Seascape

Photo by MSC Cruises 

MSC Seascape, the sister ship to the MSC Seashore, is part of the Seaside Class of ships and is expected to continue the tradition of connecting guests to the sea with innovative designs. Not many details have been released at this time, but expect a multitude of choices for dining, activities, bars, lounges, and entertainment. 

Launch Date: November 2022

Size: 169,400 gross tons / 5,877 passengers

Homeport: TBD

Itineraries: TBD

Highlights:

  • MSC Yacht Club
  • Six pools
  • 11 dining venues
  • 19 bars and lounges
  • Sweeping Ocean views
  • Expansive waterfront promenade
  • Bridge of Sighs

 

MSC Cruises - MSC World Europa

Photo by MSC Cruises 

Debuting a new class of ships, World Class, the MSC World Europa is truly a cutting-edge vessel setting a new standard in cruising with breakthrough green technology and powered by LNG, one of the cleanest marine fuels. The innovative and ultra-modern vessel will feature a  unique exterior design and a Y-shaped aft which opens into a 295’ long promenade bringing the sea views inside. The ship will spend her inaugural voyages based in the middle east, sailing a variety of three to nine nights. In March 2023, MSC World Europa repositions to the Mediterranean to homeport in several cities.

Launch Date: December 2022

Size: 153,516 gross tons / 5,079 passengers

Homeport: Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Itineraries: Middle East

Highlights:

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • MSC Yacht Club
  • New Duplex Suites
  • Indoor Promenade
  • Zen Pool
  • Hola! Tacos&Cantina

Find a Deal on MSC World Europe

 

Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Prima

Photos by Norwegian Cruise Line 

Norwegian Prima is the first in a new series of six ships ordered by Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship features wide open spaces and lots of deck space to get closer to the sea. In addition, the ship will feature new areas such as Ocean Boulevard, home to several dining venues with indoor and outdoor seating. Another new space, Indulge Food Hall, reimages dining with 11 venues, including Coco’s, Q Texas Smokehouse, Starbucks, Seaside Rotisserie, Nudls, Tamara, The Latin Quarter, Tapas Food Truck, Garden Kitchen, Just Deserts, and Just Ice Cream. Norwegian Prima is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with so many options and new spaces.

Launch Date: August 2022

Size: 142,500 gross tons / 3,219 passengers

Homeport: Amsterdam, Southampton, Miami, Port Canaveral

Itineraries: Northern Europe, Transatlantic, Caribbean

Highlights:

  • Ocean Boulevard
  • Infinity Beach
  • The Concourse
  • Prima Speedway
  • The Drop &  The Rush
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Aqua Park
  • The Haven
  • Broadway-style shows
  • Light Balance
  • Syd Norman’s Pour House
  • Indulge Food Hall

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Princess Cruises - Discovery Princess

Photo by Discovery Princess

Originally scheduled to launch in 2021, the Discovery Princess will debut in Spring 2022 as the final Royal-class ship and third purpose-built MedallionClassTM ship. Featuring the largest balconies at sea, the ship offers sweeping views of the sea. Additionally, the hallmark dining options, entertainment, and activities will keep cruisers busy during their voyages to the Mexican Riviera and Alaska.

Launch Date: March 27, 2022

Size: 145,000 gross tons / 3,660 passengers

Homeport: Los Angeles, Seattle

Itineraries: Mexican Riviera, Alaska

Highlights:

  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Take Five
  • The Piazza
  • The Salty Dog Gastropub
  • Crown Grill
  • Deck Parties
  • The Sanctuary
  • Lotus Spa
  • Kid’s Program
  • Original Musical Productions

Find a Deal on Discovery Princess

 

Royal Caribbean - Wonder of the Seas

Photo by Royal Caribbean International 

Setting the bar even higher, Royal Caribbean launches the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Wonder of the Seas, in March 2022. This mega-ship is sure to bring jaw-dropping excitement and entertainment. Wonder of the Seas will be sailing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale for the inaugural season before heading to Europe for the Summer and Fall.

Launch Date: March 4, 2022

Size: 228,081 gross tons / 7,912 passengers

Homeport: Fort Lauderdale, Barcelona, Rome

Itineraries: Caribbean, Transatlantic, Mediterranean

Highlights:

  • World’s Biggest Ship
  • All-new Suite Neighborhood
  • FlowRider
  • Ultimate Abyss
  • AquaTheater
  • Playscape
  • Giovanni’s℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade
  • Hooked Seafood℠
  • Boleros
  • Schooner Bar
  • Award-Winning Broadway and Ice Skating Shows

Find a Deal on Wonder of the Seas

 

Viking Cruises - Viking Mars

Viking Mars, the new intimate, all-balcony ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, sets sail its inaugural year with a series of European voyages for 8 to 29 nights before heading to India and Bangkok with its final destination down under. Winter 2022 into 2023, the Viking Mars will be doing a series of voyages between Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.

Launch Date: May 28, 2022

Size: 48,000 gross tons / 930 passengers

Homeport: Various

Itineraries: Europe, Indonesia, Australia/New Zealand

Highlights:

  • Manfriedi's Italian Restaurant
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Torshavn Jazz Lounge
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • The Wintergarden
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • The Viking Living Room

Find a Deal on Viking Mars

 

Viking Cruises - Viking Neptune

A sister ship to Viking Mars, the Viking Neptune is an all-balcony stateroom ship sailing an inaugural 137 night maiden World Voyage before returning to London to spend summer and fall 2023 sailing various itineraries throughout Europe. 

Launch Date: December 2022

Size: 48,000 gross tons / 930 passengers

Homeport: Various

Itineraries: World Voyage, Europe

Highlights:

  • Manfriedi's Italian Restaurant
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Torshavn Jazz Lounge
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • The Wintergarden
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • The Viking Living Room

Find a Deal on Viking Neptune

 

Virgin Voyages - Resilient Lady

Photo by Virgin Voyages

The third in a series of ships from the new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, the Resilient Lady, continues breaking the mold on traditional cruising. Expect a yacht-like experience with always included tips, WiFi, sodas, and coffees from unique cabin designs. Virgin takes things a step further with all 20+ restaurants onboard, including no assigned dining times and no buffets. Each of the themed eateries has its own kitchen and chef, ensuring everything is fresh, made to order, and never mass-produced. 

Launch Date: July 2022

Size: 110,000 gross tons / 2,770 passengers

Homeport: San Juan, Athens

Itineraries: Caribbean, Mediterranean

Highlights:

  • Adults Only (no one under 18 yrs old)
  • The Red Room
  • Redemption Spa
  • 20+ Eateries all included
  • Hammocks on all sea terraces (balconies)
  • The Manor
  • Unique Entertainment Programming
  • Voyage Vinyl

Find a Deal on Resilient Lady

Curious about other new ships that have hit the high seas recently? Check out the lineup of ships that debuted in 2021.

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