New Cruise Ships Launching In 2017

Industry Growth Means More Hiring

There are 25 ocean and river cruise ships under construction or on order for deliveries in 2017 and 2018. Twenty of these are large ocean cruise ships and five are for the fast expanding river cruise industry. This is in addition to more than 140 cruise ships major cruise line companies have introduced since 2000. As this boom continues, 2017 will be an outstanding year for new cruise ships. At least eight 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 and River Cruise Ships Being Built

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

Ovatiob

604

May 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line

Bliss

4,200

June 2018

Ponant

Le Laperouse

180

June 2018

Viking Ocean

Viking Spirit

944

June 2018

Ponant

Le Champlain

180

July 2018

Hurtigruten

Roald Amundsen

600

August 2018

Scenic

Eclipse

228

August 2018

Celebrity Cruises

Edge

2,900

October 2018

Holland America Line

Nieuw Statendam

2,660

November 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Oasis IV

5,400

TBA

AIDA Cruises

Unnamed

5,000

TBA

Ocean and River Cruise Ships Launching 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

Recently Launched Cruise Ships

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

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.

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

 

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