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Cruise vessels ordered and under construction
Updated July 9, 2024

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

Due to Covid-19 several cruise companies are delaying the debut of their new ships and the global cruise ship orderbook slims for 2024 / 25 and beyond.

Abercrombie & Kent
  • Peru Riverboat (22 - April 2025) (Amazonian River Exploration)

    Accor Group - Orient Express Silenseas
  • OE Corinthian (54 Suites - 2026) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Previuos name Orient Express Silenseas. Sailing ship. OE Corinthian is the first in a series of luxury cruise ships ordered in early 2023 by French hotel group Accord for its subsidiary Orient Express)

    Neptune Co. (Aman Group and Cruise Saudi)
  • Aman at Sea (Project Sama) (23,000 grt - 2027) T. Mariotti
    (December 2023: T. Mariotti has signed the ship building contract with the Aman Group and Cruise Saudi, for Aman at Sea)

  • AmaLilia (156 - 2024) (Cruises in Egypt on the Nile) See image of sister ship AmaDahlia)
  • AmaMagdalena (60 - March 2024) (River cruises along Magdalena River in Colombia)
  • AmaMelodia (64 - June 2025) (River cruises along Magdalena River in Colombia)
  • AmaSintra (102 - 2025) Sister ship to AmaDouro
  • AmaSofia ( - May 2026) (Europe's most popular rivers)
  • AmaKaia ( - August 2026) (She joins AmaDara on the Mekong River)

    American Cruise Lines
    (June 2024: American Cruise Lines confirmed that it has seven new ships on order, all scheduled for delivery before the end of 2026. The new ships include six Project Blue series ships and a brand-new American Riverboat)
    American Eagle
  • American Liberty (105 - 2024) Chesapeake Shipbuilding ("Project Blue") (See American Eagle image)
  • American Legend (100 - Late 2024) Chesapeake Shipbuilding (4th new Coastal Cat in the company's Project Blue series)
  • American Patriot (125 - June 2025) Chesapeake Shipbuilding (5th ship of Project Blue)
  • American Pioneer (125 - November 2025) Chesapeake Shipbuilding (6th ship of Project Blue)
  • New ship under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • New ship under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • New ship under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding
    December 2023: American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that it currently has three more new ships under construction, all scheduled for delivery over the next two years. All ships will include a mix of American Riverboats and Coastal Cats. The new ships will be built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding.
    (January 2022: The company announced "Project Blue" a plan for 12 identical sister ships featuring an innovative hybrid catamaran design. Ships will be built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD.)

    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)

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

  • Magellan Discoverer (76 - 2026) Asenav, Chile (Designed for Antarctic exploration)

    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 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).

    Carnival Cruise Line
  • Fourth Excel-Class Ship (Over 6,400 - Spring 2027) Meyer Werft (She is the 10th Excel-class ship in the Carnival Corp & Plc fleet across four of its brands. She will join Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration and Carnival Jubilee)
  • 5th Excel-Class Ship (Over 6,400 - 2028) Meyer Werft (11th Excel-class ship)

    Celebrity Cruises
  • Celebrity Xcel (Fifth Edge-Class Ship) (3,260 - Fall 2025) (Celebrity Ascent sister ship) Chantiers de l'Atlantique

    Century Cruises
  • Century Glory ( - 2022) River cruises in China
  • Century Victory ( - 2022) River cruises in China
  • Century Oasis ( - 2022) River cruises in China

    Crystal Cruises (Out of business)
    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)
  • New Crystal Diamond class ship (800 - ?) MV Werften (See image)

    Crystal Cruises - A&K Travel Group
    July 2023: Crystal Cruises plans to order four newbuilds at two European shipbuilders. This will include two classic ships and two expedition vessels. All will be launched by the end of 2029. Two expedition ships likely to carry up to 220 passengers each, and the classic ships bringing 650 passengers apiece)
    June 2024: Crystal signs memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri for two 690-passenger new ocean ships. The expected delivery of the first ship will be in the Spring of 2028. The construction and delivery timeline on the second ship will be announced at a later date.

    Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises (Out of business)
  • Crystal Endeavor sister ship (200 - 2021) MV Werften (See image of Crystal Endeavor ) Crystal Endeavor  (June 2021) (July 2022: Silversea Cruises has acquired the vessel as Silver Endeavour)
  • Crystal Endeavor third sister ship (200 - ) MV Werften

    Crystal River Cruises(Out of business)
  • Unnamed ( - 2019) MV Werften
  • Unnamed ( - 2019) MV Werften

    CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited - Adora Cruises (Joint venture between Carnival plc and China State Shipbuilding Corporation - CSSC)
    Adora Magic City
  • Adora Magic City sister ship (About 5,248 / 2,144 rooms - End 2026) CSSC's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co Ltd in joint venture with Fincantieri
    (There is an option for four further vessels)
    November 2022: CSSC announced that its homegrown domestic Chinese brand, in partnership with Carnival Corporation, will launch service soon under the name Adora Cruises with the two 135,000-ton Vista-class new ships slated for this new brand.
    November 2022: new 80,000-ton cruise newbuild concept designed and developed by CSSC and its CSSC Cruise Technology Development subsidiary. She could also join the Adora Cruises new brand.

    Disney Cruise Line
    Disney Cruise Line's rendering of its new generation of ships, with deliveries set for 2021, 2022 and 2023 (Courtesy Disney Cruise Line)
  • Disney Treasure (Second LNG ship of three-ship class that debuted with the Disney Wish) (2,500 - December 2024) Meyer Werft
  • Third LNG ship (2,500 - 2025) Meyer Werft
  • Disney Adventure (6,000 - 2025) (November 2022: Disney Cruise Line announces acquisition of partially completed Global Dream. Construction will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft)

    Dream Cruises (Out of business)
    Global Dream (Artist impression)
  • Global Dream - First "Global" class ship (5,000 berth - Late 2022) MV Werften (She previously allocated to Star Cruises - image. (November 2022: Disney Cruise Line announces acquisition of partially completed Global Dream. Construction will be completed at the former MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft)
  • Genting Hong Kong has a unnamed sister ship set for a 2023 delivery, which could also be poised to join Dream Cruises. June 2022: the unfinished hull of Genting Cruise Lines' second Global Class newbuild will be sold for scrap)

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

    Emerald Cruises - Scenic Group
  • Emerald Kaia (128 - April 2026) (Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara measure 110 metres in length and have a capacity for 100 passengers, Emerald Kaia grows to 120 metres and increases its passenger capacity to 128)
  • 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)

    Explora Journeys (MSC Group)Explora II, the second of four new-concept luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Explora Journeys, the new luxury brand of the cruises division of MSC Group
  • Explora II (461 guest suites - September 2024) Fincantieri
  • Explora III (461 guest suites - Summer 2026) Fincantieri (Hydrogen-powered luxury cruise ship. She will be enlarged by 19 metres to enable the installation of new LNG systems)
  • Explora IV (461 guest suites - Spring 2027) Fincantieri (Hydrogen-powered luxury cruise ship. She will be enlarged by 19 metres to enable the installation of new LNG systems)
    (September 2023: Explora Journeys confirms orders to Fincantieri for two new hydrogen-powered ships to join the fleet)
  • Explora V (- 2027) Fincantieri (Hydrogen-powered luxury cruise ship)
  • Explora VI (- 2028) Fincantieri (Hydrogen-powered luxury cruise ship)

    EWE Cruises, Deltamarin and Tillberg Design of Sweden
  • New expedition vessel project (200 - ) (EWE Cruises, Deltamarin, and Tillberg Design of Sweden's jointly developed an expedition cruise vessel project)

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD
    Four Seasons Yacht (Artist impression)
  • Unnamed first Four Seasons Yacht (95 suites - Late 2025) Fincantieri
  • Unnamed second Four Seasons Yacht (95 suites - November 2026) Fincantieri
    (June 2023: the order includes the option for one additional vessels)

    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)

    Hyundai Mipo & Ulsan Information Industry Promotion Agency (Korea)
  • Electric propulsion and LNG-fueled passenger ship (300 - ?) South Korea's shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

  • 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)
    (March 2022: Hurtigruten Norway partners with leading research organization SINTEF to create zero emission ships for the Norwegian coast, with the first ready to sail by 2030)

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

    MSC Cruises
  • MSC World America (Second World Class LNG powered cruise ship) (5,400 - April 2025) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • MSC World Asia (World Class 3) (LNG powered cruise ship) (6,850 - 2026) Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • World Class 4 (LNG powered cruise ship) (6,850 - 2027) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (See image of MSC World Europa)
    (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)
    (July 2021: MSC, Fincantieri and Snam announced the signing a MoU to jointly determine the conditions for the design and construction of what would become the world's first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship). (November 2023: MSC Cruises confirmed the order of two LNG-powered vessels with French ship builder Chantiers de l'Atlantique with an option for a fifth ship)

    MSC Group - MSC Foundation - Mercy Ships International
  • New Hospital Ship (600 crew members and guests - ) (April 2024: a groundbreaking agreement between MSC Group, MSC Foundation and the charity Mercy Ships International prepares for the construction of a brand-new hospital ship - designed to similar specifications as the Global Mercy - that will deliver free surgery and training annually to thousands of people in Africa)

    Mystic Invest Holding / Atlas Ocean Voyages
    Atlas Ocean Voyages' World Navigator (May 2021)(Windstar Cruises will acquire two ships from Mystic Invest, the 2019-delivered World Explorer and the not-yet-delivered World Seeker. World Seeker will be renamed Star Seeker and will become the first ship to join Windstar Cruises when delivered in December 2025. World Explorer will be renamed Star Explorer and will be handed over in December 2026. World Explorer is currently on charter to Quark Expeditions and Nicko Cruises)
  • World Seeker (200 - 2025) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages) (See image of sister ship World Navigator)
  • World Adventurer (200 - ?) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)
  • World Discoverer (200 - ?) WestSea Yard, Portugal (For Atlas Ocean Voyages)

    Murray River Paddlesteamers
  • PS Australian Star (40 - Late 2024) (New river vessel x Murray River, Australia)

    Northern Xplorer
  • Unnamed expedition ship (250 - 2026) (Northern Xplorer and Portuguese shipyard West Sea signed a letter of intent for the construction of the cruise ship. She will be outfitted with batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for its power)

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
    April 2024: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. unveiled the most comprehensive new build order in its history - a total of eight state-of-the-art vessels. The new ship orders across all three brands are scheduled for delivery over a ten-year period, between 2026 and 2036. In partnership with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri
    Note: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. expects a four-ship Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) order to replace a separate, effective, two-ship order for Oceania Cruises initially placed to secure availability with the shipyard. The four-ship order for NCL is still being finalized and is subject to financing. Delivery for the second Oceania Cruises ship is contractually scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2028, but may be delayed to 2029. All expected delivery dates are preliminary and subject to change.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is expected to take delivery of four approximately 200,000-gross-ton ships, each with a capacity of nearly 5,000 guests, in 2030, 2032, 2034 and 2036, which are subject to financing.
  • Oceania Cruises is scheduled to take delivery of two 86,000-gross-ton ships, each with a capacity of 1,450 guests in 2027 and 2029.
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises is scheduled to take delivery of two 77,000-gross-ton ships, each with a capacity of 850 guests, in 2026 and 2029 (June 2024: Regent unveils first look at next generation ultra-luxury ships, "Seven Seas Prestige")

    Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Prima (August 2022)
  • Norwegian Aqua (First of the expanded Prima Plus Class) (3,100 - April 2025) Fincantieri (See image of sister ship Norwegian Prima )
  • Prima Plus class ship (3,100 - 2025) Fincantieri
  • Prima Plus class ship (3,100 - 2026) Fincantieri
  • Prima Plus class ship (3,100 - 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

    NYK Cruises
  • ASUKA III (744 - 2025) Meyer Werft (LNG propulsion)
    (September 2023: construction of the new cruise ship, ordered in 2021 has begun with the symbolic steel cutting ceremony. There is also an option for a further build, to be delivered in 2026. December 2023: Meyer Werft and NYK Cruises celebrated the traditional keel-laying ceremony for the new cruise ship ASUKA III)

    Oceania Cruises
  • Allura (Second Allura-Class Ship) (1,200 - July 2025) Fincantieri (Click to see image of sister ship Vista )

    Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Janssonius (174 - Second quarter 2022) Brodosplit (Croatia) (See image of sister ship Hondius)

    Ocean Residences Development Ltd. (ORD)
    m.y. Njord (Artist impression courtesy Ocean Residences)
  • M/Y Njord (117 apartments - 2025) (Residential yacht) Meyer Werft (Previously planned to be built by DIV Shipbuilding)

    On Board - Tasmanian Expedition Cruises
  • Odalisque III (12 - End of 2022)

    Pandaw Cruises
  • RV Song Hong (Ten enlarged staterooms - Mid 2023) (River cruises in Asia)

    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 - ?) Fincantieri
  • Second new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessel (230 - ?) 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 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)
  • Andrey Dubenskiy (245 - 2023) (Siberian river cruise ship) Project A45-90.2 - Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg
  • Viktor Astafyev (245 - 2024) Project A45-90.2 - Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg

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

    Ponant Swap2Zero - New eco-design sailing ship
  • Swap2Zero - New eco-design sailing ship (100 staterooms - 2030) (July 2023: discussions are ongoing to select the shipyard)

    Princess Cruises
    Sun Princess (New LNG 'Sphere' Class Ship)
  • Star Princess (Second LNG "Sphere" Class Ship) (4,300 - September 2025) Fincantieri Monfalcone (See artist impression of Sun Princess, delivered February 2024)

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seven Seas Prestige (850 - 2026) Fincantieri (A new class of vessel)
  • Second Prestige-Class ships (850 - 2029) Fincantieri

    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
  • Riviera Radiance (178 - 2025) Itinerary on the Danube
  • Riviera Rose (114 - 2025) Itinerary on Douro River

    Royal Caribbean International
    Icon of the Seas arrived in Miami (Jan. 10, 2024)
  • Star of the Seas (Second LNG "Icon" class ship) (5,000 - Summer 2025) Meyer Turku
  • Third LNG "Icon" class ship (5,600 - Spring of 2026) Meyer Turku
  • Fourth LNG "Icon" class ship (5,600 -) Meyer Turku
  • Seventh Oasis Class (5,714 - 2028) Chantiers de l'Atlantique (This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed later this year, 2024)

    Ryobi Holdings (Japan)
  • Unnamed new vessel (100 to 150 - 2027 / 2028) West Sea, Northern Portugal

    Spirit of the Rhine (See image of sister ship Spirit of the Rhine)
  • Spirit of the Main (190 -) (River cruises) (To be confirmed)
  • Spirit of the Elbe (190 - ) (River cruises) (To be confirmed)
  • Spirit of the Douro (63 cabins - ) (River cruises) (To be confirmed)
  • Spirit of the Moselle (182 - July 2025) (River cruises) Vahali shipyard in Serbia

    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)

    Silversea CruisesSilver Moon  (October 2020)
  • Unnamed vessel (596 - ) Fincantieri (Option to build - fourth ship in the Muse-class series) (See image of sister ship Silver Moon )
  • Unnamed vessel (596 - 2023) Fincantieri (Option to build - fifth ship in the Muse-class series)

    Somnio - Residential Yacht Liner By Captain Erik Bredhe
  • Somnio (39 apartments - Mid 2024) (Tillberg Design of Sweden in close collaboration with Winch Design)

    Star Cruises (Out of business)
    (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
  • The Narrative (531 onboard residences - ) Brodosplit Shipyard (New planned residence cruise ship) (August 2022: Storylines and Brodosplit have made it official, having signed a newbuild contract for a 2025 delivery of a residence cruise ship. March 2024: Storylines has renewed the shipbuilding contract with Brodosplit shipyard)

    Sunstone Ships Inc. - China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMHI)
  • Ocean Discoverer (Seventh Infinity-class expedition ship) (186 - March 2023) (Charter to Victory Cruise Lines and Aurora Expeditions. May 2022: SunStone Ships moves on to new class after Chinese yard walks away from Infinity contract. Ocean Discoverer will not be built now)
    In addition to the seven vessels already ordered, SunStone has options to build another three Infinity-class vessels. May 2022: SunStone Ships moves on to new class after Chinese yard walks away from Infinity contract. October 2022: SunStone Ships updates on Boundless class project of up to 10 newbuildings: new vessels will be able to carry between 200 and 260 passengers, featuring a distinct inverted bow.
    (January 2023: SunStone Ships will build the seventh Infinity Class vessel as it has come to an agreement with China Merchants for another expedition ship in its highly successful series of newbuilds. Deliver in August 2025. Currently unnamed. December 2023: the steel cutting ceremony for the seventh and final vessel took place at the Haimen shipyard of China Merchants Heavy Industries)
  • Douglas Mawson (154 - December 2025) (Seventh and final Infinity-class expedition ship, for Aurora Expeditions)

    The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • Ilma (456 - September 2024) (Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Sant-Nazaire, France)
    The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection - Luminara
  • Luminara (496 - July 2025) (Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Sant-Nazaire, France) (See image)
  • Unnamed Evrima 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)

    Transcend Cruises
    Transcend Cruises - New river cruises ship
  • First new river cruises ship (60 / 120 - Spring 2024) Den Breejen Shipyard
  • Second new 135-meter river cruises ship (60 / 120 - )Den Breejen Shipyard

    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 Relax - New LNG-powered ship InTUItion class (161,000 ton - March 2025) Fincantieri
  • Mein Schiff 9 - Second LNG-powered ship InTUItion class (161,000 ton - 2026) Fincantieri

    TUI River Cruises
  • TUI Alma (123 - Spring 2025) (She will sail the Douro River)
  • Tui Al Horeya (145 - Winter 2024) Nile Cruises (She is not a new construction but is currently under refurbishment by a TUI partner)

    Undisclosed Chinese Cruise Company
  • Changjiang San Xia 1 (1,300 - End 2021) Yichang Xinhui Ship Repair Co - Wuxi Saisiyi Electric Technology Co. (New electric river cruise ship)

    Undisclosed Cruise Company
  • New ultra-luxury cruiseship (- End of 2025) (July 2022: Fincantieri has signed with an international customer a contract for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruiseship, to be delivered by the end of 2025. The order includes the option for two additional vessels)

    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 Boutique River Cruises
  • S.S. Emilie ( - 2026)

    Unknown River Cruises Russian Operator
  • Optimized version of PV300 Design (180 - 2025) Krasnow Sormovo Shipyard - Russia
    (Click to see image of PV300 Design )
  • Second optimized version of PV300 Design (180 - 2026) Krasnow Sormovo Shipyard - Russia
  • Third optimized version of PV300 Design (180 - 2026) Krasnow Sormovo Shipyard - Russia

    Unknown Cruise Operator
  • Electric Sailing Ship (24 - ) A three-masted schooner, 63.50 meters long and 10 meters (Brodosplit, Croatia. Keel laying: end of October 2022)

    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 announced (February 2023) it will welcome a new Viking Longship, purpose-built for the Seine River, to its fleet in 2025. The new sister ship will join four Viking Longships that were officially named in 2022, the Viking Fjorgyn, the Viking Kari, the Viking Radgrid and the Viking Skaga. All five ships are designed specifically to navigate the Seine River.
    Viking Osiris
  • Viking Hathor (82 - August 2024) (Built specifically for the Nile River, Egypt - Identical sister ship to the Viking Osiris) (See image of sister ship Viking Osiris)
  • Viking Sobek (82 - 2025) (Built specifically for the Nile River, Egypt - Identical sister ship to the Viking Osiris)
  • Viking Tonle (80 - 2025) (Sister ship of the Viking Saigon for the Mekong River in Asia)
  • December 2023: Viking announced it will welcome an additional 10 Viking Longships to its river fleet in the coming years. Eight of the new vessels will sail Viking's popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, while two additional Viking Longships will join the fleet on the Seine River. The total order is also inclusive of one Viking Longship for the Seine River that was announced in February 2023. Five of the new vessels will be delivered in 2025, with the remaining five to be delivered in 2026.
    (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. Summer 2022: Viking Mississippi was delivered)

    Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Viking Vela (First of a new series) (998 - Late 2024) Fincantieri (She will be slightly larger than its predecessors) (See image of similar ship Viking Star - Photo Neven Jerkovic at
  • Viking Vesta (Second of a new series - 12th new ocean-going cruise ship) (998 - Mid 2025) Fincantieri
  • 2026: Two Newbuilds
  • 2027: One Newbuild
  • 2028: One Newbuild
  • 2029: Two Newbuilds
  • 2030: Two Options
  • March 6, 2018: Viking announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships which will be delivered in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027.April 2021: nine ships, options included, are now on order for delivery starting in 2022, which will bring Viking's ocean fleet to 16 ships by 2027.
    September 2022: Fincantieri will build four further cruise ships for Viking. As of today, the collaboration between Fincantieri and Viking reaches a total of 18 vessels, including two purpose-built expedition vessels of the subsidiary Vard.May 2024: Viking has exercised two more shipbuilding options with Fincantieri for two newbuild cruise ships for delivery in 2029 bringing the company's newbuild orderbook to eight ships with options for two more. June 2024: Fincantieri and Viking have announced that they have signed contracts for the construction of two cruise vessels to be delivered in 2028 and 2029)

    Viva Cruises
  • Viva Enjoy (190 - September 2024) (See image of sister ship Viva Two)

    Windstar Cruises
    Star Seeker and Star Explorer  - Windstar Cruises (Rendering April 2024)(Windstar Cruises will acquire two ships from Mystic Invest, the 2019-delivered World Explorer and the not-yet-delivered World Seeker. World Seeker will be renamed Star Seeker and will become the first ship to join Windstar Cruises when delivered in December 2025. World Explorer will be renamed Star Explorer and will be handed over in December 2026. World Explorer is currently on charter to Quark Expeditions and Nicko Cruises)
  • Star Seeker (224 - December 2025) WestSEA Shipyard
  • Star Explorer (224 - December 2026) (Currently on charter)

    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 to be delivered in 2022 / 2023 (list to be updated):

  • AraMana
  • Caroline
  • Century Glory
  • Century Oasis
  • Century Victory
  • Changjiang San Xia 1
  • Evolve
  • Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen sister ship
  • Janssonius
  • Mekong Muse
  • Odalisque III
  • Peace Boat's New Ecoship
  • REV Ocean Expedition
  • Riseday Unnamed riverboat
  • Travelmarvel Capella
  • Travelmarvel Polaris
  • Travelmarvel Vega
  • Victoria Sabrina
  • Viking Hathor
  • World Seeker
  • Zolotoye Koltso

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