New Cruise Ships Launching In 2018

Industry Growth Means More Hiring

The cruise industry is booming! There are a record 58 ocean and river cruise ships under construction or on order for deliveries over the next three years (2018 - 2020). Twenty-eight of these are large cruise ships carrying over 1,000 passengers each. Eighteen are mega cruise ships which each carry over 4,000 passengers. This is in addition to more than 152 cruise ships major cruise line companies have introduced since 2000. As this boom continues, 2018 - 2020 will be an outstanding years for new cruise ships. 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 an additional 500+ jobs to provide the support services.

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Being Built

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Launching in 2020

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Lindbald

NG Endurance

126

January 2020

Regent

Splendor

738

Q1 2020

Ponant

Le Bellot

180

Q1 2020

Crystal

Endeavor

200

Q1 2020

Virgin

Unnamed

2,860

Q1 2020

Celebrity

Beyond

2,900

Spring 2020

P&O Cruises

Iona

5,200

Spring 2020

Silversea

Silver Moon

596

April 2020

Scenic

Eclipse II

228

Q2 2020

Ponant

Le Surville

180

Q2 2020

Saga

S/Adventure

1,000

Summer 2020

SunStone

Unnamed

160

August 2020

MSC Cruises

Virtuosa

4,888

September 2020

Royal Caribbean

Unnamed

4,100

Fall 2020

Dream Cruises

Unnamed

5,000

Q4 2020

Costa Cruises

Unnamed

4,232

TBA

Carnival

Unnamed

5,000

TBA

Princess

Unnamed

3,600

TBA

Quark

Unnamed

200

TBA

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Launching in 2019

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Coral Expeditions

Adventurer

120

Q1 2019

Viking Ocean

Viking Jupiter

930

February 2019

MSC Cruises

Bellissima

4,500

March 2019

Costa Cruises

Costa Venezia

4,232

March 2019

Hapag-Lloyd

Hans. Nature

230

April 2019

TUI Mein Schiff 2

2,900

Spring 2019

Royal Caribbean

Spectrum

4,100

Spring 2019

Hurtigruten

Roald Amundsen

530

Spring 2019

Oceanwide

Hondius

196

May 2019

Celebrity

Flora

100

May 2019

Saga Cruises

S/Discovery

1,000

Summer 2019

Ponant

Le Bougainville

180

Summer 2019

Ponant

Le Dumont d'Urville

180

Summer 2019

SunStone

Greg Mortimer

160

August 2019

Hapag-Lloyd

H/Inspiration

230

October 2019

Costa Cruises

Costa Smeralda

5,000

October 2019

Princess

Sky Princess

3,600

October 2019

Norwegian

Encore

4,200

October 2019

MSC Cruises

Grandiosa

4,888

November 2019

Carnival

Panorama

4,200

Fall 2019

Antartica XXI

M/Explorer

100

Q4 2019

Ritz-Carlton

Unnamed

298

Q4 2019

Hurtigruten

Fridtjof Nansen

530

TBA

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Launching in 2018

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Star Clippers

Flying Clipper

300

March 2018

Carnival Cruise Lines

Horizon

4,000

March 2018

MSC Cruises

Seaview

4,140

May 2018

TUI

Mein Schiff 1

2,900

May 2018

Seabourn Cruise Line

Ovation

604

April 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line

Bliss

4,200

April 2018

Ponant

Le Laperouse

180

June 2018

Viking Ocean

Viking Orion

930

June 2018

Ponant

Le Champlain

180

July 2018

Hurtigruten

Roald Amundsen

600

August 2018

Scenic

Eclipse

228

August 2018

Celebrity Cruises

Edge

2,900

November 2018

Holland America Line

Nieuw Statendam

2,660

November 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Symphony

5,400

March 2018

Mystic Cruises

World Explorer

200

November 2018

AIDA Cruises

AIDAnova

5,200

December 2018


Cruise Ships Launched in Prior Years

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Launched in 2017

Cruise Line

Vessel

Capacity

Set Sail

Viking Ocean

Viking Sky

944

February 2017

TUI

Mein Schiff 6

2,500

April 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Joy

4,200

April 2017

Silversea

Silver Muse

596

April 2017

MSC Cruises

Meraviglia

4,500

April 2017

Princess Cruises

Majestic Princess

3,600

May 2017

AIDA Cruises

AIDAperla

3,250

June 2017

Viking Ocean

Viking Sun

944

October 2017

Dream Cruises

World Dream

3,360

October 2017

MSC Cruises

Seaside

4,140

November 2017

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

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 River

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

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

 

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