New Cruise Ships in 2011, 2012, and beyond

Carnival Magic

Building a cruise ship is no easy task – from design to production to having hoards of guests filling the staterooms takes years. The Disney Dream and Oceania Cruises’ Marina already debuted earlier this year, but there are four more new ships coming in 2011 and another six in 2012.

One notable trend – there are no mega-ships that compare in size to the Oasis and Allure that have max capacities of over 6,000 passengers.

Check out the details below.

2011

Carnival Magic (Carnival Cruise Lines)
Passengers: 3,690
Maiden voyage: May 1
Notes: Sister ship to 2009’s Carnival Dream, will first offer a series of European voyages before positioning in Galveston, TX – repositioning cruise will be a 16-day from Barcelona.

Seabourn Quest (Seabourn)
Passengers: 450
Maiden voyage: June 12
Notes: Third in the line’s new series of three ships. The first cruise will be a three day cruise from Monte Carlo, followed by an eight day European itinerary.

Costa Favolosa (Costa Cruises)
Passengers: 3,000
Maiden voyage: July 7
Notes: Fourth vessel in Concordia Class series, 1508 Cabins, 5 restaurants, 13 bars, and a 4D cinema.

Celebrity Silhouette (Celebrity Cruises)
Passengers: 2,884
Maiden voyage: July 23
Notes: Fourth in popular Solstice Class series – featuring improvements to the class’s iconic lawns, and a new Lawn Club Grill. Veranda views in 85% of all staterooms. Will start in Europe and reposition to New Jersey.

2012

Riviera (Oceania Cruises)
Passengers: 1,260
Maiden voyage: April
Notes: Sister to 2011’s Marina

Costa Fascinosa (Costa Cruises)
Passengers: 3,012
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: Fifth vessel in Concordia Class series

Carnival Breeze (Carnival Cruise Lines)
Passengers: 3,690
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: Third vessel in Carnival Dream series

Disney Fantasy (Disney Cruise Line)
Passengers: 2,500
Maiden voyage: April 7
Notes: Second of two new ships that are more than doubling line’s capacity

MSC Divina (MSC Cruises)
Passengers: 3,502
Maiden voyage: May
Notes: Lastest Fantasia Class ship

Celebrity Reflection (Celebrity Cruises)
Passengers: 3,030
Maiden voyage: November
Notes: Last of five Solstice Class ships that began rolling out in 2008

2013

Unnamed (Princess Cruises)
Passengers: 3,600
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: First of a new class of ship for Princess

Unnamed (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Passengers: 4,000
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: First of a new class of ship for Norwegian

Europa 2 (Hapag-Lloyd)
Passengers: 516
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: First new ship for the Germany-based luxury line in years

2014

Unnamed (Princess Cruises)
Passengers: 3,600
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: Sister to Princess ship debuting in 2013

Unnamed (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Passengers: 4,000
Maiden voyage: Spring
Notes: Sister to Norwegian ship debuting in 2013

Unnamed (Royal Caribbean)
Passengers: 4,100
Maiden voyage: Fall
Notes: First of a new class of ship for Royal Caribbean

Credit: USAToday

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