7 New ship coming on line in 2017 (From Cruise Radio.com)


1. Viking Sky

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

  • Debuting: February
  • Capacity: 930 guests
  • Itinerary: Mediterranean and Northern Europe
  • Features: All-veranda rooms, holistic LivNordo spa with snow grotto, afternoon tea service in The Wintergarden, wine tastings, included shore excursions, and the market-to-table The Kitchen Table restaurant.
2. Majestic Princess

photo: Princess Cruises

  • Debuting: April
  • Capacity: 3,560 guests
  • Itinerary: inaugural season in the Mediterranean and then to permanent home of China
  • Features: classic Italian restaurant Alfredo’s, SeaWalk glass walkway, Chinese cuisine restaurant Harmony, a water and light show called Water Color Fantasy, and the SeaView bar with “flair” bartending.
3. Norwegian Joy

Rendering: Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Debuting: June
  • Capacity: 3,850 guests
  • Itinerary: China/Eastern Asia
  • Features: a two-level racetrack, Food Republic restaurant with dishes and flavors from around the world, two multi-story waterslides, bumper cars, interior rooms with virtual balconies, a noodle bar, and a new category of staterooms called Concierge.
4. MSC Meraviglia

Rendering: MSC Cruises

  • Debuting: June
  • Capacity: 4,500 guests
  • Itinerary: Western Mediterranean
  • Features: The Carousel Lounge for Cirque du Soleil shows, an indoor promenade with an LED “sky”, a tech lab for kids, three pools, ten types of staterooms, four water slides, and twelve dining venues.
5. National Geographic Quest

Rendering: Lindblad Expeditions

  • Debuting: June
  • Capacity: 100 guests
  • Itinerary: Alaska and Central America
  • Features: fresh and local cuisine, adjoining cabin options for families, guest speakers, photography talks, a bar, LEXspa, kayaks, boats for getting closer to the nature, and gear for snorkeling.
6. Viking Sun

photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

  • Debuting: November
  • Capacity: 930
  • Itinerary: Cuba/Caribbean/World Cruise
  • Features: included shore excursions, all-veranda rooms, holistic LivNordo spa with snow grotto, the market-to-table The Kitchen Table restaurant, and free wifi.
7. MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside rendering: MSC Cruises

  • Debuting: December
  • Capacity: 5,179
  • Itinerary: Caribbean
  • Features: three glass outdoor catwalks, open-air promenade, bowling alley, 5D cinema, a zip line, an interactive water park, 20 bars, and an Asian restaurant in partnership with Chef Roy Yamaguchi.