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The A-Z Of Why You Should Be Booking A Cruise In 2017

The A-Z Of Why You Should Be Booking A Cruise In 2017

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the cruise world in 2017. From brand new ships and brand new cruising locations to even more sailings from the UK, 2017 is set to be a bumper year for cruises.

In fact, there’s so much happening that we’ve been able to round it all up in a handy A-Z! Read on to find out exactly what waits for cruisers and why you should be booking your next cruise very soon…


A – Adonia Is Back!

P&O delighted fans when they announced that the Adonia would be returning from the fleet after previously leaving the line to join Fathom cruises. Read more about this here!

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B- Bellissima Is Coming

MSC recently announced that their next ship will be called the MSC Bellissima, which you can read all about here!


C- Celebrity Edge Sails

2017 is set to see the launch of the newest Celebrity ship! We expect to find out more about the ship early next year, but we certainly can’t wait to step on-board their newest class of vessel….


D- Dublin Gets Celebrity Eclipse

Staying with Celebrity Cruises, it was recently announced that Dublin will be homeport to the Celebrity Eclipse! As we reported here, the ship is rumoured to be sailing on Northern Europe itineraries and many of you told us how excited you were to start your cruise in Dublin.


E- Encore For Seabourn Launches

It’s always exciting when a luxury brand launch a new ship, and we couldn’t be more excited about the Seabourn Encore. You can find out exactly what to expect from the ship here.

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F- Fred Olsen’s Black Watch Gets A Refurb!

Fred’s fans were happy to hear that the oldest ship in the fleet would be getting some TLC. Watch this space as the www.CRUISE.co.uk team will be investigating the refurb very soon!


G- Green Light For Cuba Cruises

After years of talks, Cuba has finally given a green light to cruises sailing from the US. Expect to see Cuba on your list of Caribbean ports of call very soon…


H- Horizon Comes For Carnival

The Carnival Vista launched this year (which you can find out more about here) and her sister ship Horizon will be launching in 2017.


I – Icon Class Set To Be Built

As we reported a few months ago, Royal Caribbean have ordered two ships to start a brand new class of ship and further details are expected to be announced next year. What we do know so far is that they’re set to be featuring smaller passenger ships!

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J- Joy For Norwegian Joy

2016 was definitely the year for innovation when it was announced that the Norwegian Joy would have the very first race track at sea. We certainly can’t wait to hear what other new innovations at sea are announced next year as ship design gets even more creative!


K- Kickoff For The Celebrity Silhouette

Ex-UK cruisers were all excited to hear about Celebrity Silhouette coming to Southampton in 2018 and eager passengers will be able to book these sailings next year.


L- Liquefied Natural Gas

The eco-friendly amongst you will have paid attention to the news that more cruise ships than ever will be sailing on liquefied natural gas which is far more environmentally friendly.


M- Meraviglia: Biggest Passenger Ship In The World

The www.CRUISE.co.uk team were lucky enough to have an exclusive look at the brand new MSC ship set to launch next year. You can find out all about her for yourself here!


M- Marella Discovery 2 Launches

You may well have read our exclusive look behind the scenes of the TUI Discovery which launched last year (and if not you can do so here.) 2017 is set to see her sister ship the TUI Discovery 2 set sail and she’ll begin itineraries from Malaga in May.

N- November Say Hello To MSC Seaside

MSC have not one but two ship launches in 2017! The MSC Seaside is also launching a little later in the year and you can take a look at the ship in construction here.


O- Oasis 4 Goes On Sale

The Royal Caribbean fans amongst you will already have put the date in your diary that the fourth ship in Oasis class goes on sale in March! Make sure you keep a beady eye out to bag yourself a space on her maiden voyage.


P- Princess Build Their Latest Ship the Majestic Princess

The Majestic Princess is almost ready to launch and is set to start sailing in April 2017! You can find out more about the sister ship to the Royal Princess here.


Q- Quantum Class Ship To Start Build

As well as the Oasis 4, Royal Caribbean passengers will be excited to know that work will begin on the brand new Quantum class ship. Watch this space…

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R- Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager Comes Out of Dry Dock!

Fans of luxury cruising will have heard about the launch of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer, but don’t forget that the Voyager will be coming out of dry dock next year as well – and will be more luxurious than ever.


S- Silver Muse The Largest Ship In The Fleet

Silversea cruises are set to welcome a brand new ship (their first for some years!) and we can’t wait to see what the Silver Muse will offer passengers.



U- UK Return Of Celebration

The Marella Celebration will be sailing out of Newcastle next year, so ex-UK cruisers will have even more choice of vessels to sail on!

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V- Viking Sky Launches

Viking cruises aren’t just for rivers you know… their ocean ships are fast becoming some of the best at sea with fabulous Scandinavian design and a famed relaxed feel to the vessel. The third ship in the fleet is launching in 2017 and will be called the Viking Sky.


W- What on Earth – BBC Team Up With Holland America

As we reported here, BBC are teaming up with Holland America to provide education and entertainment centred around BBC Earth. Step on-board for an experience full of wonderful wildlife and nature; David Attenborough eat your heart out!


X- Xploration – Celebrity’s New Ship Sails The Galapagos

Continuing with the wave of new ships, the Celebrity Xploration will be jetting off in 2017 to whisk guests to the islands famed for incredible wildlife. If you want a once in a lifetime trip, make sure you book yourself on the Xploration now!


Y- Yay! More Princess Sailings From Southampton

Another victory for ex-UK cruisers is the news that 2017 will be Princess’ biggest EVER year of Southampton sailings. With a choice of ships and destinations, what are you waiting for?

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We know you’re falling asleep by now but lastly… the UK is set to get more ports of call in 2017! Read more about where you could be cruising from around the UK here!  


So there you have it! Which letter has got you most excited? What cruising event are you most looking forward to in 2017? Have you got a cruise planned for next year? Let us know in the comments below…

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