There’s always something going on in the world of cruising and one of the most exciting things is when there’s a new ship on its way. In this blog post, we’ve highlighted some of the upcoming new ships you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean’s newest addition to their collection is Wonder of the Seas, the fifth Oasis-class ship. It probably comes as no shock to you that it’s going to be the largest cruise ship in the world, as Royal Caribbean are known for always pushing the boundaries and coming up with extremely innovative ideas.
Wonder of the Seas’ homeport will be Shanghai in China, making her the first Oasis-class vessel to sail the Asia Pacific. Royal Caribbean has been the market leader in China for the past 10 years, so Wonder of the Seas is the perfect creation to showcase this and allow more guests to travel around the country and see its amazing sights.
Construction started on 10th of October 2019 at the Chantiers De L’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The construction process will include more restaurants and entertainment facilities, on top of improved technology and a seven-neighbourhood concept, which can be seen on other Oasis-class ships.
Unnamed Ship, Cunard
Cunard announced a 4th cruise ship for the fleet a while back, but her arrival moves ever closer. She’ll carry 3,000 passengers and feature both traditional signatures – loved by regulars – and new designs and facilities. Although she hasn’t been named yet, you only have to wait until the start of next year to find out and, in the spring, you can book onto the ship’s spectacular sailings.
Construction started on 11th of October 2019 at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard in Italy and the ship itself will be based in Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy. As this is the first Cunard vessel to be built in 12 years, previous passengers had a lot to say on the design aspects. Most comments regarded the theatre having more comfortable seats and good acoustics, but the Queen’s Room remaining the same.
The designers who helped take the passengers’ comments on board and put into action are Adam D Tihany, Simon Rawlings, Terry Mc Gillicuddy and Sybille de Marderie.
Discovery Princess, Princess Cruises
With her name only announced on 4th of October 2019, Discovery Princess is Princess Cruises’ sixth Royal-class cruise ship, set to launch on 3rd of November 2021. This ship will hold up to 3,660 passengers and feature an adult-only sanctuary and three-deck-high piazza atrium. She’s also set to be powered by a cleaner liquefied natural gas, making her more environmentally friendly.
The ship is currently being built in Fincantieri’s shipyard in Trieste, Italy and her inaugural cruise will be a seven-day trip from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Piraeus (Athens), stopping at five ports along the way. During her inaugural season, she will also explore Europe, the Caribbean, California, Mexico and South America.
Discovery Princess will be a Medallion-class cruise ship. This means guests will be able to use Ocean Medallion technology, a wearable device that makes embarkation easy, unlocks your cabin door and allows you to track your friends and family on board.
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