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Amalia Rodrigues (Photo: CroisiEurope)

New River Cruise Ships on Order

River cruising continues its building spree, with more ships ordered for 2018, 2019 and beyond. Here's our constantly updating list of the newest river cruise ships on order.

Updated February 4, 2019

New River Cruise Ships in 2019

Amadeus

Ship: Amadeus Star

Deployment: 2019; TBD

Passengers: 194



AmaWaterways

(Photo: AmaWaterways)

Ship: AmaMagna

Deployment: 2019; Danube

Passengers: 194


(Photo: AmaWaterways)

Ship: AmaMora

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Danube

Passengers: 158


(Photo: AmaWaterways)

Ship: AmaDouro

Deployment: 2019; Douro

Passengers: 106



American Cruise Lines

Ship: American Harmony

Deployment: Summer 2019; Mississippi River

Passengers: 186



Avalon Waterways

Avalon Envision (Photo: Avalon Waterways)

Ship: Avalon Envision

Deployment: 2019; Danube

Passengers: 166



CroisiEurope

Amalia Rodrigues (Photo: CroisiEurope)

Ship: Amalia Rodrigues

Deployment: 2019; Douro

Passengers: 132



Emerald Waterways

Adriatic Princess II (Photo: Emerald Waterways)

Ship: Adriatic Princess II

Deployment: 2019; Croatia

Passengers: 36


Emerald Harmony (Image: Emerald Waterways)

Ship: Emerald Harmony

Deployment: 2019; Mekong

Passengers: 84



Gate 1 Travel

Ship: Monarch Countess

Deployment: 2019; Rhine

Passengers: 136


Ship: Monarch Governess

Deployment: 2019; Danube

Passengers: 136



Uniworld

Ship: S. S. Bon Voyage (refurb of River Royale)

Deployment: Spring 2019; Bordeaux

Passengers: 124



Viking River Cruises

(Photo: Viking)

Ship: Viking Einar

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190


Viking Helgrim (Photo: Viking)

Ship: Viking Helgrim

Deployment: 2019; Douro

Passengers: 106


Ship: Viking Sigrun

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190


Ship: Viking Sigyn

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190


Viking Tir (Photo: Viking)

Ship: Viking Tir

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190


Ship: Viking Ullur

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190


Ship: Viking Vali

Deployment: 2019; Rhine, Main, Danube

Passengers: 190

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