Top New Cruise Ships Launching in 2022

It’s time for the annual TalkingCruise guide to The Top New Cruise Ships in 2022. This year we’re highlighting our Top 10 picks of the latest and greatest.   The 2022 lineup of new ship builds will offer tons of variety in design, purpose and features and we’re certain you’ll find at least one that you can’t wait to board. Delayed Cruise Ships from 2021 Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages Launching: March 2022 Ship Class: 2nd Lady Ship Home-Port: Barcelona, Spain: Miami, Florida Size: 110,000 Gross Tons Guests/Crew: 2,770 Guests (double),…

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Norwegian Viva – Cruise Ship Preview (2023)

Norwegian Viva

With the first ship of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima class being readied for launch in 2022, a second, Norwegian Viva, has been announced, that captures most of the essence of her sister, including all of the newly designed elements specific to this class. While smaller than the most recent Breakaway and Breakaway Plus ship classes, Prima class ships are all about the wide-open spaces.   Ocean Boulevard Ocean Boulevard, located on Deck 8, features the Oceanwalk glass bridge, swim to the horizon in one of two infinity pools and…

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Carnival’s 3rd Excel Class Ship Coming to Texas in 2023

Carnival Jubilee

With the official launch and naming of Carnival’s Mardi Gras now complete, Carnival Cruise Line has just announced that the third Excel-Class ship Carnival Jubilee, will be based in Galveston, Texas for when she debuts in 2023. Also Watch: Carnival Mardi Gras | Full Ship Walkthrough Tour Carnival Jubilee, will follow Carnival Celebration, the line’s second Excel Class vessel, coming to PortMiami in November 2022. However, this new Excel-class ship will not be the first Jubilee to sail from Galveston. As it gets ready to celebrate its 50th birthday in…

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Carnival to Grow Fleet with Two Additional Ships by 2023

Here they grow again! Carnival Cruise Line announced plans today to grow its fleet by two additional ships by 2023, taking the delivery position of an Excel-class ship that had previously been assigned to sister line AIDA Cruises that will arrive in late 2023, as well as taking ownership of Costa Magica from another of its European sister lines, with that ship going through a dry dock, renaming and Carnival-branded conversion and joining the fleet by mid-2022. Costa Magica was built on the same platform as the original Carnival Destiny/Triumph…

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Royal Caribbean’s 1st Ship In New Class: Icon of the Seas

While we’ve known the brand-new Icon class of ships was coming, what we didn’t know, was the name of the first ship, until now. Royal Caribbean International marked the start of construction on its first Icon Class ship, revealing the name, Icon of the Seas during the steel-cutting ceremony at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku, where the revolutionary ship will be constructed. In attendance at the ceremony was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group; Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International; and Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.…

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