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New Luxury Cruise Ships on Order
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New Luxury Cruise Ships on Order

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This year will be a crowed year for luxury vessels, with a number of ships delayed from 2020 making their debut in 2021.

If you're like us, you can't wait to see what these new luxe options will look like. Check out our list below to see which new luxury ships are hitting the waves next.

If you're curious about expedition, we've got those covered too: New Expedition and Adventure Cruise Ships, as well as the larger ships: New Cruise Ships on Order.

New Luxury Cruise Ships Launching in 2021

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Silver Moon

Launch Date: April 2021

Tonnage: 40,7000

Berths: 596

Delayed by eight months, this twin sister to Silver Muse was handed over to the line in October and will make its debut on April 1, in Italy. Silver Moon will be first in the Silversea fleet to inaugurate the line's new Sea And Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) culinary concept that rolls out specialized bar, restaurant and test kitchen facilities to showcase local foods, beverages and ingredients.

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Evrima

Launch Date: April 22, 2021

Tonnage: 26,500

Berths: 298

Ritz-Carlton’s first foray into luxury ocean cruising has been delayed by almost a year, but it's launch date is now fast approaching. The boutique vessel will offer yacht-like design, dedicated personal assistants in all suite categories, and a selection of five dining venues, in addition to other luxe amenities.


Sea Cloud Spirit

Launch Date: April 2021

Tonnage: 452.7 feet

Berths: 136

Another ship delayed from last year, Sea Cloud Spirit will be the third sailing ship in Sea Cloud Cruises' fleet. It will feature 69 outside cabins, 25 of which will have a balcony; there will be three owner's suites. Onboard cruisers will find an elevator, spa and fitness area.

Viking Venus

Launch Date: May 3, 2021 (TBD)

Tonnage: 47,800

Berths: 930

Viking Venus will be the seventh ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises brand when it launches at some point this year (May is a tentative date). The ship will include several of the company's popular riverboat features, such as the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining venue, and plenty of outdoor space on the sundeck and beyond. The vessel also will feature a promenade that fully encircles the ship. Cruises on Viking's ocean ships are inclusive of wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, shore excursions and unlimited use of the thermal suite.


Silver Dawn

Launch Date: November 2021

Tonnage: 40,700

Berths: 596

Silversea Cruises has ordered a third Muse-class ship to be built by Fincantieri. The ship will have the same layout as Silver Muse and Silver Moon.

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New Luxury Cruise Ships Launching in 2022

Viking Ocean Cruises (Unnamed)

Launch Date: March 2022

Tonnage: 47,800

Berths: 930

Viking's as yet-unnamed vessel will be the eighth ship from its Viking Ocean Cruises brand. The ship will include several of the company's popular riverboat features, such as the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining venue, and plenty of outdoor space on the sundeck and beyond. The vessel also will feature a promenade that fully encircles the ship. Cruises on Viking's ocean ships are inclusive of wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, shore excursions and unlimited use of the thermal suite.


Crystal Cruises (Unnamed)

Launch Date: Early 2022

Tonnage: 100,000

Berths: 1,000

The first of Crystal Cruises' 800-passenger Diamond Class ships will debut in 2022 -- the line's first new builds in more than a decade. The all-suite, all-balcony vessel will have the highest passenger-to-space ratio of any ship afloat.


Silversea Cruises

Launch Date: 2022

Tonnage: Evolution-Class Ship

Berths: TBD

The first of two Evolution-Class luxury cruise ships will debut in 2022. No further details have been announced.


Oceania Cruises (Unnamed)

Launch Date: 2022

Tonnage: 67,000

Berths: 1,200

The first ship in Oceania’s Allura class doesn’t have a name yet. But the line promises that the two 1,200-passenger Allura class vessels -- the second one is due in 2025 -- will retain the warmth, popular design elements and amenities of Marina and Riviera.


Updated January 19, 2021

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