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New cruise ships on the horizon for 2009 and beyond

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On December - 26 - 2007

The launch of a new cruise ship is an exciting time and many loyal cruisers book these new cruise ships in anticpation of being one of the first to sail on them.

Currently, there are 42 new cruise ships on order from 2008-2012 and that number is expected to increase. From luxury lines like Seabourn, Silversea and the new Pearl Seas Cruises through to the next generation of megaships like Royal Caribbean’s “Project Genesis” and Norwegian Cruise Line’s “F3” series, here’s a look into the future at the massive number of new vessels on order. 

Launch Cruise line Ship name Passengers Tonnage
2009
March 2009 MSC MSC Splendida 3,300 133,500
April 2009 Aida Cruises AIDALuna 2,030 68,500
May 2009 Costa Cruises Costa Luminosa 2,260 92,700
June 2009 Costa Cruises Costa Pacifica 3,006 112,000
June 2009 Seabourn Cruise Line Seabourn Odyssey 450 32,000
July 2009 Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Equinox 2,850 122,000
July 2009 Pearl Seas Cruises Pearl Mist 210 8,700
September 2009 Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Dream 3,600 130,000
November 2009 Royal Caribbean International Oasis of the Seas 5,400 220,000
December 2009 Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit 540 36,000
2010
May 2010 Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic 4,200 150,000
Spring 2010 Aida Cruises Unnamed 2,174 71,000
Spring 2010 Seabourn Cruise Line Unnamed 450 32,000
Spring 2010 MSC MSC Magnifica 2,568 90,000
Spring 2010 P&O Cruises Unnamed 3,076 116,000
March 2010 Costa Cruises Unnamed 2,260 92,700
June 2010 Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse 2,850 122,000
Summer 2010 Norwegian Cruise Line F3 4,200 150,000
Aug 2010 Royal Caribbean International Project Genesis 2 5,400 220,000
Autumn 2010 Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth 2,092 92,000
Autumn 2010 Holland America Line Unnamed 2,100 86,000
Sept 2010 Oceania Cruises Unnamed 1,260 65,000
2011
Spring 2011 Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic 3,652 130,000
Spring 2011 Costa Cruises Unnamed 3,012 114,000
Spring 2011 Disney Cruise Line Unnamed 2,500 124,000
April 2011 Aida Cruises Unnamed 2,174 71,000
July 2011 Oceania Cruises Unnamed 1,260 65,000
Summer 2011 Seabourn Cruise Line Unnamed 450 32,000
Autumn 2011 Celebrity Cruises Unnamed 2,850 122,000
2012        
Spring 2012 Costa Cruises Unnamed 3,012 114,000
Spring 2012 Disney Cruise Line Unnamed 2,500 124,000
May 2012 Aida Cruises Unnamed 2,174 71,000

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