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6 New Cruise Ships For 2023 That We Are Excited About!

6 New Cruise Ships For 2023 That We Are Excited About!

We’re always eager to learn about the debut of new cruise ships, discovering all the innovations and creativity that have gone into making them awesome! And 2023 is looking particularly exciting! So if you’re planning a cruise holiday for next year, here are the brand-new cruise ships to look out for.

Royal Caribbean: Icon of the Seas

A new ship from Royal Caribbean is thrilling enough, but Icon of the Seas is the first ship of an all-new class – Icon Class. Royal Caribbean is still keeping the ship’s details under wraps, but we do know that at 200,000 gross tons in size and with a 5,600-guest capacity, it will be slightly smaller than its largest ship, Wonder of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean is also taking steps towards more sustainable sailing, powering the vessel with liquified natural gas and using additional environmentally friendly applications, such as shore power connection for better energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint.

Icon of the Seas was scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2022. However, the pandemic delayed proceeding, and she is now due to arrive in the third quarter of 2023.

Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Ascent is the fourth ship in Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Series and promises to elevate its outward-facing design and ocean connection experience even further. At 140,600 gross tons, it has a passenger capacity of 3276 to 3950.

Celebrity Ascent offers a wide range of staterooms and suites, from Infinite Verandas to two-storey Edge Villas. Guests can expect to enjoy the same creative features on this ship as others in its Edge Class, including the cantilevered, floating bar and restaurant, the Magic Carpet and The Retreat, which offers sumptuous suites, exclusive spaces, private dining and services of a Personal Retreat Host. 

Celebrity Ascent is due to debut in December 2023.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Viva is the cruise line’s second ship in its Prima Class, weighing 142,500 gross tons and accommodating up to 3,219 guests at double occupancy. Designed in line with its sister ship, Norwegian Prima, it will offer wide-open spaces and Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest inside, ocean view and balcony category staterooms. Norwegian Viva will also provide the highest staffing levels of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories.

Guests can look forward to the thrill of Prima Class-exclusive features, such as its freefall drop dry slides and the largest three-level racetrack at sea. Meanwhile, the ultra-premium Haven has been redefined with enhanced features, including an expansive sundeck, infinity pool, outdoor spa and glass-walled sauna.

Norwegian Viva is due to arrive in June 2023.

MSC Cruises: MSC Euribia

Named after the ancient goddess Eurybia, said to use the winds and weather to master the seas, MSC Euriba has a focus on sustainability. Harnessing a range of energy-saving equipment, advanced waste management processes and liquified natural gas fuelling, it seeks to protect and preserve the marine ecosystem and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. And, throughout the ship, there will be artwork highlighting the line’s dedication to this cause.

MSC Euribia is the third ship in MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia-Plus Class and has a capacity for 6,334 passengers. Its Galleria Euribia is a striking feature; an indoor promenade featuring the longest LED dome at sea, lined with speciality restaurants and shops. Meanwhile, its intricate waterpark is one of the largest at sea, being one of the five unique pools onboard.

MSC Euriba’s planned arrival is June 2023.

Carnival Cruises: Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Cruises promise a party at sea with their new ship Carnival Jubilee. At 182,800 gross tonnage, it offers a passenger capacity of 5,374 and is the next ship in line after Carnival Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.

With six themed zones, you can enjoy a unique mix of experiences. Fun features include BOLT, their exciting onboard rollercoaster, the two-storey RedFrog Tiki Bar and its live studio game show, Family Feud Live. Carnival Cruises also promise some brand-new entertainment highlights to enjoy too.

Carnival Jubilee is due to sail from Galveston, Texas, in October 2023.

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Princess Cruises: New class

Princess Cruises is also bringing a brand-new class to its fleet – the Sphere Class. Its first ship has yet to be named but will be its largest, with a capacity of 4,300 passengers and 175,000 gross tons. Princess Cruises is also seeking more sustainable cruising, and this ship will be the cruise line’s first to be powered by liquefied natural gas. We’re still awaiting details on what you can find on board, although they have promised personalisation at scale and authentic experiences.

Princess Cruises’ newest ship is due to launch in November 2023. The second ship in Sphere Class will follow shortly in 2025.

Keep an eye out for more news over the next few months on these brand-new and exciting new ships!

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