New Cruise Ships Launching In 2014

Industry Growth Means More Hiring

There are 24 cruise ships under construction or on order for deliveries in 2014 and 2015, and that does not include many river boats, fully refurbished and smaller vessels. This is in addition to more than 98 cruise ships major cruise line companies introduced since 2000. As this boom continues, 2014 will be an outstanding year for new cruise ships. At least sixteen new cruise ships will take their maiden voyages this year. This is great news for those looking for cruise ship employment and other cruise line employment. Each of these new ships provides an average of over 1,100 new jobs needed to staff the cruise ship and and an additional 500+ jobs to provide the support services.

Cruise Ships Launched in 2013

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

AIDA

AIDAstella

2,194

March 2013

MSC

Preziosa

3,900

March 2013

Norwegian

Norwegian Breakaway

4,000

May 2013

Hapag-Lloyd

Europa 2

516

May 2013

Princess

Royal Princess

3,600

June 2013

Ponant

Le Soleal

264

June 2013

Cruise Ships Being Built

Cruise Ships Launching in 2014

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Norwegian Cruise Line Unnamed
4,020
Winter 2014

Princess Cruises

Regal Princess

3,600

Spring 2014

Viking

Unnamed

890

Spring 2014

Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 3

2,500

Spring 2014

Royal Caribbean

Unnamed

4,100

Fall 2014

Costa

Costa Diadema

NA

Fall 2014

Cruise Ships Launching in 2015

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

P&O Unnamed
3,610
March 2015

AIDA

Unnamed

3,250

March 2015

Royal Caribbean

Unnamed

4,100

Spring 2015

Viking

Unnamed

890

Spring 2015

Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 4

2,500

Spring 2015

Norwegian

Unnamed

4,200

Fall 2015

Holland America

Unnamed

2,660

Fall 2015

Recently Launched Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Launched in 2012

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy
4,000
March 2012

Oceania Cruises

Riviera

1,258

April 2012

Costa

Costa Fascinosa

3,012

May 2012

Carnival

Breeze

3,650

June 2012

AIDA

AIDAmar

2,174

May 2012

MSC

Divina

3,500

June 2012

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Reflection

3,028

October 2012

Cruise Ships Launched in 2011

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream
4,000
January 2011

Oceania Cruises

Marina

1,250

January 2011

Carnival

Carnival Magic

3,650

March 2011

AIDA

AIDAsol

2,170

April 2011

Ponant

L'Austral

264

May 2011

Seabourn

Quest

450

June 2011

Costa Cruises

Costa Divina

3,012

July 2011

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Silhouette

2,850

October 2011

Cruise Ships Launched in 2010

Cruise Line

Ship Name

Capacity

Set Sail

Costa Cruises

Costa Deliziosa

2,260

March 2010

MSC Cruises

MSC Magnifica

2,550

March 2010

AIDA

AIDAblu

2,174

April 2010

P&O Cruises

Azura

3,076

Spring 2010

Seabourn

Seabourn Sojourn

450

Spring 2010

Ponant

Le Boreal

264

May 2010

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse

2,850

June 2010

American Cruise Lines

Independence

100

June 2010

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic

4,200

June 2010

Holland America Line

Nieuw Amsterdam

2,100

Fall 2010

Cunard Line

Queen Elizabeth

2,092

Fall 2010

Royal Caribbean

Allure of the Seas

5,400

December 2010

*The lists above do not include luxury river boats, harbor cruise vessels, & big passenger ferries, each of which provides many employment opportunities.

*This is but a sampling of the new ships that were launched and/or completely refurbished in recent years.

Cruise Ship Jobs

If you are looking for a cruise ship job, now is a fantastic time to start your search. Over the next three years, more than 30 new cruise ships are scheduled to be launched. Most are mega-cruise ships carrying over 2,000 passengers each. This year cruise lines and their support industries will need to hire over 16,000 new employees! This is on top of the thousands of jobs that need to be filled due to normal turnover. So now is one of the best times ever to make that dream cruise ship job a reality!

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