New Cruise Ships Launching In 2016

Industry Growth Means More Hiring

There are 39 ocean and river cruise ships under construction or on order for deliveries in 2016 and 2017. Seventeen of these are large ocean cruise ships and 22 are for the fast expanding river cruise industry. This is in addition to more than 120 cruise ships major cruise line companies introduced since 2000. As this boom continues, 2016 will be an outstanding year for new cruise ships. At least nine new ocean 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 ocean cruise 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.

Ocean Cruise Ships Being Built

Ocean Cruise Ships Launching in 2016

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Holland America

Koningsdam

2,660

February 2016

Royal Caribbean

Ovation of the Seas

4,180

April 2016

Viking Ocean

Viking Sea

930

April 2016

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Vista

3,954

May 2016

Royal Caribbean

Harmony of the Seas

5,497

June 2016

Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

738

July 2016

Seabourn

Seabourn Encore

604

December 2016

Recently Launched Cruise Ships

Ocean Cruise Ships Launched in 2015

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

P&O Britannia
3,610
March 2015

AIDA

Unnamed

3,250

March 2015

Royal Caribbean

Anthem

4,100

April 2015

Viking Ocean

Viking Star

890

April 2015

Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 4

2,500

April 2015

Norwegian

Escape

4,200

October 2015

AIDA

AIDAprima

2,250

Fall 2015

Cruise Ships Launched in 2014

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Norwegian Cruise Line Getaway
4,020
January 2014

Princess Cruises

Regal Princess

3,600

May 2014

Viking

Viking Longship Buri

190

March 2014

Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 3

2,500

June 2014

Royal Caribbean

Quantum of the Sea

4,100

October 2014

Costa

Costa Diadema

3,700

October 2014

Cruise Ships Launched in 2013

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

AIDA

AIDAstella

2,194

March 2013

MSC

Preziosa

4,345

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 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.

 

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