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Updated May 26, 2020

For every ship are indicated: number of passengers, delivery date and shipyard

With COVID-19 shutting down shipyards throughout the world several cruise companies are delaying the debut of their new ships from the first months of the year to mid / late 2020

AIDA Cruises
  • AIDAcosma (Second LNG-powered Helios-class) (2700 staterooms - Spring 2021) Meyer Werft (See image of sister ship AIDAnova )
  • Third LNG-powered Helios-class (2700 staterooms - 2023) Meyer Werft

    Amadeus River Cruises - Lüftner Cruises
  • Amadeus Imperial (168 - Spring 2020) Shipyard De Hoop (Sister-ship of the Amadeus Silver III) (See image)
  • Amadeus Cara ( - Spring 2021) Shipyard De Hoop (She will be the fourth in a series that also includes Amadeus Silver III, Amadeus Queen and Amadeus Imperial)

    AMAWaterways The AmaDahlia (Artist rendering, courtesy AmaWaterways)
  • AmaSiena (156 - July 2020) Vahali Shipyard ("Certo-class" ship) (See image of sister ship AmaMora)
  • Amalucia (156 - March 2021) Vahali Shipyard ("Certo-class" ship)
  • AmaDahlia (68 - September 2021) Nile River Cruise Ship

    American Cruise Lines
    American Song: first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats
  • American Jazz (Third of 5 new class of riverboats) (200 - 2020) Chesapeake Shipbuilding (She will be slightly larger than both the 1st and 2nd ships in the series. The image refers to the American Song )
  • American Melody (Fourth of 5 new class of riverboats) (200 - 2021) Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • Fifth of 5 new class of riverboats (200 - 2021) Chesapeake Shipbuilding

    American Queen Steamboat Company - AQSC
  • American Countess (245 - April 2020) Gulf Island Fabrication (Paddle wheeler river ship. She is a gaming vessel, the Kanesville Queen, to be refurbished and updated)

    Amundsen Expeditions
  • Unnamed new class of expedition cruise vessels (200 - ) (April 2020: Wartsila will develop a luxury cruise vessel design for polar and tropical cruise expeditions. The ships will be owned and operated by Amundsen Expeditions and are targeted primarily at the growing Chinese market)

    Aqua Expeditions
  • Aqua Nera (20 suites - October 2020) (River boat to sail the Amazon)

    Aranui Cruises - Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime AraMana
  • AraMana (280 - 2022) Hunghai Shipyard in China (A dedicated leisure cruising vessel, not passenger-cargo ship)

    A-ROSA The new E-Motion Ship River Cruise Vessel
  • "E-Motion Ship" River Cruise Vessel (140 cabins - Spring 2021) Concordia Damen

  • Avalon View (65 suites - 2020) (Suite Ship for European river cruises)

    Blue Star Line
  • Titanic II Project (2,435 - Delayed to 2018) CSC shipyard (February 2016: Australian media reports that the ship was just a proposal and the project has never launched)

    Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Mardi Gras (New LNG-powered ship design) (5,200-plus lower berth - October 2020) Meyer Turku (See artist's impression)
  • Second XL Vessel (New LNG-powered ship design) (5,200-plus lower berth - 2022) Meyer Turku

    Carnival Corp & Plc
    March 2015: Carnival Corp & plc is ordering a total of nine cruise ships, five from Fincantieri and four from Meyer Werft. The new ships would be delivered over a four-year period between 2019 and 2022. Fincantieri will build five of the new vessels at its shipyards in Monfalcone and Marghera in Italy while Meyer Werft will construct the remaining four at both its German yard at Papenburg and its new and larger capacity Finnish yard at Turku. June 2015: it was announced that the two at Meyer Werft will be for AIDA Cruises. July 2015: the two at Meyer Turku will be for Costa Cruises. April 2015: the remaining five ships will be for Costa Asia (two), Princess (two) and P&O Cruises Australia (One).

    Caspian Shipping Company (ACSC) - Moscow River Shipping Company (MRSC) - Mosturflot
  • Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) (310 - Late 2019) Project PV300VD by Lotus shipyard in Astrakhan, Russia (See artist's impression, courtesy CruiseMapper)

    Celebrity Cruises
  • Celebrity Beyond (Third Project Edge class ship) (2,900 - Fall 2021) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (She will be bigger, at 140,600 tons, as compared to 130,818 tons for the Celebrity Apex)
  • Fourth Project Edge class ship (2,900 - Fall 2022) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Fifth Edge-Class Ship (2,900 - 2024) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Option)

    Coral ExpeditionsCoral Adventurer
  • Coral Geographer (120 - December 2020) Vard (See image of sister ship Coral Adventurer)

    Costa Cruises Asia
  • Costa Firenze (4,200 - 2020) Fincantieri (Click to see image of sister ship Costa Venezia)

    Costa Cruises
    Costa Smeralda at sea trials (November 2019, courtesy of Costa Cruises)
  • Costa Toscana (New LNG-powered ship) (6,600 - April 2021) Meyer Turku (See image of sister ship Costa Smeralda)

  • Zimbabwean Dream ( - 2020) (River cruises in Southern Africa on Lake Kariba)

    Crystal Cruises
    January 2018: Crystal Cruises has confirmed that its "Diamond" class newbuildings are going to be smaller than the 100,000 tons originally envisaged for its "Exclusive" class ships (See image)
    The Crystal Diamond (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)
  • New Crystal Diamond class ship (800 - 2022) MV Werften (See image at right)

    Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
  • Crystal Endeavor (200 - November 2020) MV Werften (See image)
  • Crystal Endeavor sister ship (200 - 2020) MV Werften
  • Crystal Endeavor third sister ship (200 - 2021) MV Werften

    Crystal River Cruises
  • Unnamed ( - 2019) MV Werften
  • Unnamed ( - 2019) MV Werften

    CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited (Joint venture between Carnival plc and China State Shipbuilding Corporation - CSSC)
  • Unnamed cruise ship (- 2023) CSSC's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co Ltd in joint venture with Fincantieri
  • Unnamed cruise ship (- ) CSSC's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co Ltd in joint venture with Fincantieri
    (There is an option for four further vessels)

    Cunard Line
  • Unnamed line's fourth ship (3,000 - 2022) Fincantieri (Memorandum of agreement)

    Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney Wish (2,500 - late 2021) (LNG ship) Meyer Werft
  • Second LNG ship (2,500 - 2023) Meyer Werft
  • Third LNG ship (2,500 - 2022) Meyer Werft

    Dream Cruises
    Global Dream (Artist impression)
  • Global Dream - First "Global" class ship (5,000 berth - Early 2021) MV Werften (She previously allocated to Star Cruises - image)
  • Genting Hong Kong has a sister ship set for a 2022 delivery, which could also be poised to join Dream Cruises)

  • Evolve (20 - Spring 2021) (Galápagos Islands cruises)

    Emerald Waterways
  • Emerald Luna (180 - Spring 2021) (Star-Ship class river boat)
  • Emerald Belle (182 - April 2016) (Den Breejen Shipyard) (Jan. 2016: a shipyard fire has caused damage and is likely to delay the vessel's launch. May 2016: the construction was abandoned)

    Emerald Yacht CruisesEmerald Azzurra (Artist impression)
  • Emerald Azzurra (100 - July 2021) Shipyard in Ha Long City, Vietnam

    Exotic Heritage Group - Heritage River Journeys
  • Nauka Vilas (- late 2019) (River cruises in India)
  • Ganga Vilas ( - 2020) (River cruises in India)

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Four Seasons Ocean Residence (48,600 grt - ) Kvaerner Masa (Aker Yards) (Conditional contract)

    Fujian GuoHang Ocean Shipping
    January 2018: Wuchang Shipbuilding, part of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a pair of 70,000-ton luxury cruise ships. The shipyard group inked the deal with Fujian GuoHang Ocean Shipping, a self-described provider of integrated maritime services. The MOU signing lets the two groups establish and effective communications process to negotiate further. No additional details were available. (Source: Cruise Industry News)

    General Maritime Transportation Company (GNMTC)
  • Unnamed ship (1,739 - December 2012) STX Europe St Nazaire
    (June 2011: STX France has rescinded the contract and is looking for a new buyer. March 2012: sold to MSC Cruises)

    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Hanseatic spirit (230 - 2021) Fincantieri Vard ) Hanseatic inspiration (See image of sister ship Hanseatic inspiration)

    Havila Capella March 2018: Havila is set to operate four new coastal cruise-style ships on a route on the Norwegian coast, according to a decision from the Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications, which has split the coastal route between Hurtigruten and the newcomer, Havila. The new agreement starts on Jan. 1, 2021, leaving Havila little time to build and launch four ships. A shipyard has yet to be named.
    June 2018: The Norwegian company has entered into an agreement with Barreras, in Vigo, Spain, to build two of four vessels. The deal is subject to finalizing and not finalized. September 2018: Havila will build two of its ships set for Norwegian coastal service at Tershan Shipyard in Turkey. August 2019: work around the pair of coastal ships for Havila Kystruten at Barreras has come to a temporary stop. November 2019: the struggling Barreras shipyard has cancelled both newbuilds for Havila Kystruten, which were set to operate on the Norwegian coast by early 2021. December 2019: two Havila Kystruten newbuilds will be towed to Tersan shipyard in Turkey from Barreras in Spain, where construction has been stopped due to financial difficulties at the shipyard. February 2020: Havila Voyages officially announced it has signed contract with the Tersan for the construction of two more Norwegian coastal vessels, with construction set to start soon. Starting in 2021, the company expects to have two new ships from Tersan and two more under construction)
  • Havila Capella (2021) Tersan
  • Havila Castor (2021) Tersan
  • Havila Polaris ( ) Tersan
  • Havila Pollux ( ) Tersan

    Heritage Line launches a new luxury vessel Ylang plying Lan Ha Bay, in North Vietnam (Artist impression)
    Heritage Line
  • Ylang ( - August 2019) (Cruises in Halong Bay, Vietnam)

    Holland America Line
  • Ryndam (2,662 - May 2021) Fincantieri Marghera (Third "Pinnacle" class ship) (See image of sister ship Nieuw Statendam)

  • Third hybrid expedition ship (530 - 2021 ) Kleven Verft, Norway (See image of sister ship Roald Amundsen) Roald Amundsen - Hurtigruten (Photo: Tor Erik Kvalsvik / Kleven / Hurtigruten)
    (The agreement with Kleven Verft would include an option for a fourth vessel)
  • Bard (140 - 2020) (24-meter catamaran to be built in partnership with the Norwegian startup Brim Explorer for daily excursions at Svalbard) (Click to see image)

    Jangada Cruise
  • La Jangada (30 - 2019) (Amazon River cruises)

    Lindblad Expeditions
    Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Endurance  (Courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)
  • National Geographic Endurance (126 - April 2020) Crist Shipyard in Poland (See updated image at right)
  • National Geographic Resolution (National Geographic Endurance sister ship) (126 - Fourth quarter of 2021) Crist Shipyard in Poland

    Lotus Cruises
  • Mekong Muse (14 cabin - October 2021) (Cruises on the Upper Mekong River in Laos)

    Magna Carta Steamship Company
  • Lord of the Highlands (50 - 2020) (Conversion of the Turkish ferry Necdet Ali Yildirim by a group of Spanish firms leaded by Oliver Design)

    MSC Virtuosa
    MSC Cruises
  • MSC Virtuosa (Second Meraviglia-Plus class ship) (4,888 - Early 2021) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship (4,500 - 2023) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • MSC Seashore (First "Seaside Evo" ship) (5,632 - Spring 2021) Fincantieri (Click to see image )
  • Second "Seaside Evo" ship (5,632 - Autunm 2022) Fincantieri
  • MSC Europa (6,761 - 2022) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (First New World Class LNG powered cruise ship) (See artist impression)
  • Second World Class LNG powered cruise ship (6,850 - 2024) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Third World Class LNG powered cruise ship (6,850 - 2025) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Fourth World Class LNG powered cruise ship (6,850 - 2027) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
    (January 2020: MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l'Atlantique also extended their partnership over the next decade with two additional projects: a memorandum of understanding for the development of yet a new prototype class of four LNG-powered cruise ships and the development of yet another innovative prototype ship class concept with which they will explore opportunities that wind power and other advanced technologies)
  • New ultra-luxury ship (962-berth - Spring 2023) Fincantieri
  • New ultra-luxury ship (962-berth - Spring 2024) Fincantieri
  • New ultra-luxury ship (962-berth - Spring 2025) Fincantieri
  • New ultra-luxury ship (962-berth - Spring 2026) Fincantieri

    Mystic Invest Holding / Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • World Voyager (200 - 2020) WestSea Yard, Portugal (Charter to Nicko Cruises and Quark Expeditions) (click to see image of sister ship World Explorer)
  • World Navigator (200 - Mid 2021) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)
  • World Traveller (200 - 2022) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)
  • World Seeker (200 - 2022) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)
  • World Adventurer (200 - 2023) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)
  • World Discoverer (200 - 2023) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)

    Nicko Cruises
  • nickoSPIRIT (170 - 2020) (River cruises in Europe)

    Norwegian Cruise Line
  • First of six Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2022) Fincantieri (Click to see image )
  • Second of six Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2023) Fincantieri
  • Third of six Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2024) Fincantieri
  • Fourth of six Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2025) Fincantieri
  • Fifth of six Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2026) Fincantieri
  • Sixth Leonardo Project ship (3,300 - 2027) Fincantieri

    Norwegian Yacht Voyages (Former Nordic Cruise Company)
  • Caroline (New LNG expedition ship) (220 - May 2020) MetalShips & Docks (Spain) (Click to see image )
    Three more 220-passenger vessels will follow in 10-month intervals

    Oceania Cruises
  • First Allura-Class Ship (1,200 - 2022) Fincantieri (Click to see video )
  • Second Allura-Class Ship (1,200 - 2025) Fincantieri

    Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Janssonius (196 - October 2021) Brodosplit (Croatia) (See image of sister ship Hondius)

    Ocean Residences Development Ltd. (ORD)
    m.y. Njord (Artist impression courtesy Ocean Residences and Brodosplit)
  • M/Y Njord (118 apartments - 2024) (Residential yacht) DIV Shipbuilding (Shipyards in Norway, Kleven and Croatia, Brodosplit)

    Phoenix Reisen
  • Andrea (190 - 2020) (Owned by Rijfers and chartered to Phoenix Reisen)
  • Annika (180 - 2020) (Owned by Scylla and chartered to Phoenix Reisen)

    Paul Gauguin Cruises - Ponant
    The new units for Paul Gauguin Cruises, due for delivery both in 2022, will represent an evolution of the Ponant Explorers class vessels
  • First new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessel (230 - 2022) Fincantieri
  • Second new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessel (230 - 2022) Fincantieri
    (The agreement also contains an option for a third sister ship)

    Peace Boat
  • New Ecoship (2,000 - 2020) Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (See image at right)

    Pearl Seas Cruises
  • Unnamed sister ship of the Pearl Mist (214 -) (Originally the ship would be built at the Irving Shipbuilding, in Halifax, Nova Scotia but in March 2008 Pearl Seas decided to built the second ship in a different shipyard)

    P&O Cruises
  • Iona (New LNG-powered ship design) (5,200 - 2020) Meyer Werft (See image at right)
  • Second LNG-powered ship (5,200 - 2022) Meyer Werft (Click to see image)

    P&O Cruises Australia
  • Unnamed ship (2,400 - 2019/2020) Fincantieri
    (December 2016: this new ship will be built for Carnival Cruise Line as the third vessel of the Vista class)

    PJSC State Transport Leasing Company (Russia)
  • Unnamed Siberian river cruise ship (245 - 2023) Project A45-90.2 - Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg
  • Unnamed Siberian river cruise ship (245 - 2024) Project A45-90.2 - Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg

  • Le Bellot 'Explorer Class' vessel (180 - April 2020) Fincantieri Vard (Click to see image of sister ship Le Lapérouse)
  • Le Jacques Cartier 'Explorer Class' vessel (180 - July 2020) Fincantieri Vard
    Fincantieri's subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant
  • Le Commandant Charcot (270 - May 2021) Fincantieri Vard (Polar LNG expedition cruise vessel) (See image at right)

    Polar Cruise Enterprises
  • Ursus Maritimus - Ice breaking cruise liner (240 - ) Rauma yard

    Princess Cruises
  • Enchanted Princess (Fifth Royal-class vessel) (3,560 - August 2020) Fincantieri (See image of the Sky Princess) Sky Princess
  • Discovery Princess (Sixth "Royal Princess" class ship) (3,660 berth - November 2021) Fincantieri Monfalcone
  • New LNG class vessel (4,300 - Late 2023) Fincantieri Monfalcone
  • New LNG class vessel (4,300 - Spring 2025) Fincantieri Monfalcone

    Quark ExpeditionsBrodosplit to build a groundbreaking new polar expedition ship for Quark Expeditions
  • Ultramarine (200 pax - late 2020) Brodosplit (New Polar Class 6 ship)

    Residential Cruise Line Ltd.
  • Magellan (residential cruise ship) - Aker Yards (Memorandum of Understanding)

    REV Ocean
    REV Ocean Expedition yacht
  • REV Ocean Expedition yacht (30 - 2021) - Vard (The ship, which will be the world's largest yacht, will function as a research vessel, be available for full charters and then also sail expedition cruises with 30 passengers working alongside 24 scientists)

  • Unnamed riverboat ( - June 2021) Shipyard in Slovakia

    Riva Waterways - Evergreen Tours
  • Riva Royale (180 - April 2014) Shipyard De Hoop (River ship)
  • Riva Princess (180 - April 2014) Shipyard De Hoop (River ship)

    Riviera Travel - Scylla AG
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (169 - 2020)

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Explorer
  • Third Explorer class Ship (750 - 2023) Fincantieri (See image of the Seven Seas Explorer)

    Royal Caribbean International
    Spectrum of the Seas
  • Odyssey of the Seas (Fifth Quantum-class ship) (4,100 - Fall 2020) Meyer Werf (See image of sister ship Spectrum of The Seas)
  • Wonder of the Seas (Fifth ship of the Oasis class) (5,400 - Spring 2021) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • New LNG "Icon" class ship (5,000 - second quarter of 2022) Meyer Turku
  • Second LNG "Icon" class ship (5,000 - second quarter of 2024) Meyer Turku
  • Third LNG "Icon" class ship (5,000 - Spring of 2025.) Meyer Turku (Still subject to financing)
  • New LNG "Icon" class ship (5,000 - second quarter of 2024) Meyer Turku
  • Sixth Oasis-Class Vessel (5,714 - Fall 2023) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Order contingent upon financing)

    Saga Shipping - Saga Cruises The new Saga's cruise vessel Spirit of Discovery (Courtesy Saga / Meyer Werft)
  • Spirit of Adventure (Less than 999 - Summer 2020) Meyer Werft (See image of sister ship Spirit of Discovery)
  • Spirit of the Rhine ( - Spring 2021) Vahali (See rendering)

  • Seabourn Venture (New expedition class ship) (264 - June 2021) T. Mariotti (See image)
  • Second expedition class ship (264 - May 2022) T. Mariotti

    SeaDream Yacht Club
    SeaDream Innovation
  • SeaDream Innovation (220 - September 2021) (New expedition cruise ship design by Damen Cruise) Damen Shipyards
    (December 2019: SeaDream Yacht Club and Damen have decided not to proceed with the building of the new ship)

    Scenic - Luxury Cruises & Tours
    The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Courtesy Scenic Cruises)
  • Scenic Eclipse II (228 - ) Maj 3 Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia (MKM Yachts, wholly owned by the Scenic Group, will take full responsibility for all new ocean ship builds starting with the construction of Scenic Eclipse II) (See image at left of Scenic Eclipse )

    Silversea Cruises
  • Silver Moon (596 - October 2020) Fincantieri Genova (Sister ship of Silver Muse but with a different internal layout)
  • Silver Dawn (592 - November 2021) Fincantieri
  • Unnamed vessel (592 - 2022) Fincantieri (Option to build)
  • Unnamed vessel (592 - 2023) Fincantieri (Option to build)
  • Unnamed first "Evolution" class ship ( - 2022) Meyer Werft (Agreement to build)
  • Unnamed second "Evolution" class ship ( - ) Meyer Werft (Agreement to build)
    The Silver Origin
  • Silver Origin (100 - August 2020) De Hoop Shipyard (Expedition ship for Galapagos Islands. She had originally been intended to be introduced as Celebrity Origin)

    Sea Cloud CruisesSea Cloud Hussar (Photo credit Victor H. Lorenzo at
  • Sea Cloud Spirit (136 - Summer 2020) (She is a three-mast sailing vessel. (See artist impression). Metalships will build the new Spirit on the hull of the former construction project of the Sea Cloud Hussar. The shipbuilder, Factoria Naval de Marin, Spain, has closed and is in the process of liquidation and the ship has been abandoned for about five years on the banks of the Pontevedra estuary)

    Star Cruises
    (December 2018: as part of its recent 25th anniversary celebrations, Genting Cruise Lines announced that it will build a series of Contemporary-class ships for Star Cruises)
  • First "Contemporary-class ship" ( - 2023) MV Werften

  • The Narrative ( - ) New planned residence cruise ship

    Sunstone Ships Inc. - China Merchants Industry Holdings
  • Ocean Victory (200 - October 2020) (Number three in the SunStone Ships' Infinity series: Charter to Victory Cruise Lines and Albatros Expeditions) (See image) Ocean Victory
  • Ocean Explorer ( - January 2021) (Charter to Vantage Cruise Line)
  • Sylvia Earle (126 - October 2021) (Number 2 in SunStone's Infinity series, sister ship of Aurora Expeditions' Greg Mortimer)
  • Ocean Odyssey ( - March 2022) (Charter to Vantage Cruise Line)
  • Ocean Albatros ( - October 2022) (Charter to Albatros Expeditions)
  • Ocean Discoverer (Seventh Infinity-class expedition ship) (200 - September 2022) (Charter to Victory Cruise Lines)
    (All vessels ordered have long-term charter agreements in place. In addition to the seven vessels already ordered, SunStone has options to build another three Infinity-class vessels)

    Tauck - Scylla AG
  • Andorinha (84 - Spring 2020) Vahali Shipyard in Serbia (Cruises on the Douro River in Portugal)

    The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
    The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • Evrima (298 - April 2021) Barreras Shipyard - Vigo, Spain ( August 2019: work around the ship has come to a temporary stop) (See image)
  • Unnamed sister ship (298 - ) Barreras Shipyard - Vigo, Spain
    (The order has still one option with delivery in 2022. September 2019: a statement from the cruise operator did not elaborate on the timeline on further vessels in the series)

    Travelmarvel (APT Group)
    January 2019: Australian Travelmarvel announced the order of three new European river ships. Sailing on Travelmarvel's European Gems itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest and vice versa, the first of the brand-new Contemporary Class vessels will commence sailing in April 2020, with the two sister ships setting sail in April 2021. Each new ship will have 91 cabins.
  • Travelmarvel Polaris (April 2020) (New Contemporary River Ship)
  • Travelmarvel Capella (March 2021) (New Contemporary River Ship)
  • Travelmarvel Vega (March 2021) (New Contemporary River Ship)

    TUI Cruises
  • Mein Schiff 7 (2894 - Spring 2023) Meyer Turku Oy (See image sister ship Mein Schiff 2 ) Mein Schiff 2 out of Turku, Finland
  • New LNG-powered ship (161,000 ton - 2024) Fincantieri
  • New LNG-powered ship (161,000 ton - 2026) Fincantieri

    Undisclosed Customer
  • Helsinki Shipyard in Finland which has just changed owners, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an undisclosed customer to build two expedition cruise ships (

    Undisclosed International Cruise Company
  • Expedition cruise vessel (220 - 2019) Vard Romania (Letter of Intent. August 2017: VARD said its letter of intent had expired)

    Uniworld River CruisesThe Mekong Jewel
  • S.S. Sphinx (84 - September 2020) (Nile cruises, chartered boat)
  • Mekong Jewel (56 - January 2020) (Mekong River, chartered boat) (See image)
  • S.S. Sao Gabriel (100 - March 2020) (Douro River, chartered boat)

    Unknown Cruise Operator
  • New Expedition Vessel for Extreme Conditions (60 - December 2014) Kleven Maritime AS (Norway)

    Utopia Residences
  • Utopia - private residential vessel (105,000 ton - ) (June 2011: the letter of intent for the Utopia is expected to become a firm contract) Samsung Heavy Industries

    Victoria Cruises
  • Victoria Sabrina (Over 200 - 2020) (River cruises in China)

    Viking River Cruises
    Viking Mississippi Viking Mississippi (386 - August 2022) Shipyard in Louisiana (Voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi)
    (See image at right )
  • Viking Osiris (82 - September 2020) (Built specifically for the Nile River, Egypt) (See image) )
    Viking Osiris (March 2015: Viking Cruises announced plans for the construction of six new vessels over the next three years for Mississippi River cruises. March 2016: Viking River Cruises is delaying its entry to the Mississippi River market by at least a year)
    Viking has announced that from 2020, the line will expand its France river cruise fleet with the launch of four new Viking Seine Ships, exclusively sailing the eight-day Paris & The Heart of Normandy itinerary on the Seine River.
  • Viking Kari (168 pax - 2020)
  • Viking Radgrid (168 pax - 2020)
  • Viking Skaga (168 pax - 2020)
  • Viking Fjorgyn (168 pax - 2020)

    Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Viking Venus (930 - Early 2021) Fincantieri (See image sister ship Viking Star - Photo Neven Jerkovic at
  • Eigth unit of the series (930 - 2022) Fincantieri
  • Ninth unit of the series (930 - 2022) Fincantieri
  • Tenth unit of the series (930 - 2023) Fincantieri
  • Eleventh unit of the series (930 - 2024) Fincantieri
  • Twelfth unit of the series (930 - 2025) Fincantieri
  • March 6, 2018: Viking announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships by 2027, which will be delivered in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027. Ten ships are now on order for delivery starting in 2021, which will bring Viking's ocean fleet to 16 ships by 2027.
    Viking Polaris
  • Viking Octantis (Polaris-Class Expedition vessel) (378 - Early 2022) Vard
  • Viking Polaris (Polaris-Class Expedition vessel) (378 - 2022) Vard
    (There is an option for two more)

    Virgin Voyages
  • Valiant Lady (2,860 - 2021) Fincantieri (See artist impression of Valiant Lady)
  • Unnamed new class ship (2,860 - 2022) Fincantieri
  • Unnamed fourth new class ship (2,860 - 2023) Fincantieri

    Viva Cruises
  • Viva One (95 cabins - June 2021) (River cruises in Europe)

    Vodohod Mustai Karim: the new Russian riverboat
  • Mustai Karim (329 - May 2020) Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (River cruises in Volga River, Russia) (Ship project PV300) (See image)
  • Unnamed new expedition vessel (157 - August 2021) Helsinki Shipyard
  • Unnamed new expedition vessel (157 - January 2022) Helsinki Shipyard

    Volgaservice - Gama Group
    Zolotoye Koltso a new Russian riverboat
  • Zolotoye Koltso (180 - 2020 ) (Project PKS180 paddle-wheel river cruise ship) Lotos Shipyard in Astrakhan, Russia
  • Zolotoye Koltso sister ship (180 - ) (Project PKS180 paddle-wheel river cruise ship) Lotos Shipyard in Astrakhan, Russia

    Xiamen International Cruise Co Ltd
  • China Xiamen (2,000 - planning for October 2018) Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry
    (August 2015: Cruise Industry News has reported that Xiamen Shipbuilding has dropped plans to build the ship)

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    Newbuild planned to be delivered in 2019:

  • La Jangada
  • Nauka Vilas
  • Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great)
  • Ylang

    Newbuild to be delivered in 2020:

  • Amadeus Imperial
  • AmaSiena
  • American Countess
  • American Jazz
  • Andorinha
  • Andrea
  • Annika
  • Aqua Nera
  • Avalon View
  • Caroline
  • Coral Geographer
  • Costa Firenze
  • Crystal Endeavor
  • Crystal Endeavor sister ship
  • Global Dream
  • Ganga Vilas
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Iona
  • Le Bellot
  • Le Surville
  • Lord of the Highlands
  • Mardi Gras
  • Mekong Jewel
  • MSC Virtuosa
  • Mustai Karim
  • National Geographic Endurance
  • nickoSPIRIT
  • Ocean Victory
  • Odyssey of the Seas
  • Peace Boat's New Ecoship
  • Sao Gabriel
  • Sphinx
  • Scenic Eclipse II
  • Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Silver Origin
  • Spirit of Adventure
  • Travelmarvel Polaris
  • Ultramarine
  • Victoria Sabrina
  • Viking Osiris
  • Viking Kari
  • Viking Fjorgyn
  • Viking Radgrid
  • Viking Skaga
  • World Voyager
  • Zimbabwean Dream
  • Zolotoye Koltso