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New Cruise Ships Coming in 2025

24 June 2024

If you love cruising and you're looking forward to embarking on an exciting adventure on one of the newest cruise ships sailing, then you'll be pleased to know that 2025 is going to be a fantastic year for new cruise ships. From the maiden voyage of the newest Royal Caribbean ship to another magical addition to Disney Cruise Line's impressive fleet, there's going to be a whole host of new extraordinary onboard experiences and incredible itineraries for you to check out in 2025 and beyond.

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So, whether you're thinking about splashing out on an upcoming luxury cruise to the Caribbean, a solo traveller scouting your next short break, or someone hoping to take advantage of the family cruises on a brand-new ship, you're bound to find a 2025 cruise itinerary that ticks all the boxes!

Keep reading for a run-through of all the new cruise ships sailing from 2025 – including details on the largest new cruise ship – and what you can expect if you embark on an epic adventure on any one of these magnificent vessels.

New Cruise Ships 2025

Right, let's get stuck in. Here's the latest information about all the new cruise ships sailing from 2025, a few details about the size of each ship, and what you can expect if you book yourself onto an exciting getaway in 2025 and beyond.

MSC World America

Kicking things off with some truly sensational Caribbean cruises is MSC World America – the new MSC cruise ship that's set to start sailing in Summer 2025.

An incredible addition to MSC Cruises’ already-impressive fleet, you’ll find yourself met with an abundance of activities and entertainment while you’re onboard. From the spectacular Sportplex (offering a tennis court, basketball court and more) to the thrilling Cliffhanger (the world’s first over-the-water swing ride at sea), you’ll find excitement everywhere you look on MSC World America. And, with seven unique districts to discover, each with its own eateries and entertainment venues, you’ll be met with a wealth of options from your first night to your last.

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For more information on what to expect when you sail on MSC World America, check out our quick guide to MSC Cruises right here!

Oceania Allura

Oceania Cruises' latest cruise ship, Allura, is one of the most exciting new cruise ships setting sail in 2025. With opulence and decadence at the forefront of any experience Oceania offers, you'll find all of this cruise line's firm favourites on this remarkable vessel.

Popular restaurants like Ember and Toscana complement the exceptional main dining venue, panoramic ocean views offer a sensational backdrop for comfortable lounges like Horizons, and you'll be able to try your hand – or your luck – at cooking and table games with the Culinary Center and Casino among the other entertainment venues onboard.

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If you want to find out more about what it will be like sailing on Allura, check out our guide to Oceania Cruises' drinks packages here!

Star of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship really is a Star of the Seas and you won’t want to miss out on an exciting cruise getaway on this sensational ship when it starts sailing in Summer 2025.

Boasting an exciting array of onboard activities, with the Flowrider wave machine and Adrenaline Peak climbing wall the perfect complement to the Absolute Zero ice arena and Crown’s Edge daring open-air adventure, you’ll never be bored while aboard Star of the Seas. And, with over 40 ways to dine – including Royal Caribbean favourites like Chops Grille and El Loco Fresh – you’re not going to go hungry either!

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After more information? Check out our ultimate Royal Caribbean guide for a deep dive into this exciting cruise line!

Norwegian Aqua

The third Prima Class ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s remarkable fleet, Norwegian Aqua promises an exciting getaway to any guest onboard – and you’ll find some fantastic transatlantic cruises among its Caribbean itineraries too!

Home to the cruise line’s first specialty Thai restaurant, Sukhothai, and the fleet’s first fully plant-based menu at Planterie, even Norwegian Cruise Line veterans will find sailing on Norwegian Aqua a fresh experience. When you’re not dining on a delicious dish, you’ll find recreation and relaxation available in equal measures; go toe-to-toe with friends and family at The Glow Court (a futuristic sports spot), or take a dip in an infinity pool (and marvel at some sensational views) at Infinity Beach. The choice is yours, and you'll have a lot to choose from on this new Norwegian cruise ship.

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Already planning your dream getaway on Norwegian Aqua? Find out more about the Norwegian Cruise Line drinks packages here!

Celebrity Xcel

Celebrity Xcel, the new Celebrity cruise ship joining the Celebrity Cruises’ impressive fleet of Edge Class ships, is set to start sailing in late 2025 and you’re not going to want to miss an itinerary aboard this fantastic vessel.

With an expanded Rooftop Garden on the upper decks and Celebrity Cruises’ famous Magic Carpet on the starboard side, you’ll find yourself with plenty of places to soak up the sunshine, relax with a refreshing drink, and appreciate some sensational sea views. As for the dining options, you’ll be pleased to know that Celebrity Cruises classics like Normandie and Raw on 5 will return; so, rest assured knowing you’ll be getting some fantastic food during your cruise getaway. Celebrity Xcel will also be home to the Grand Plaza and Celebrity Theater, among other entertainment venues, so you’ll never find yourself without live performances to enjoy.

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If you want to know more about this exciting cruise line, read our ultimate Celebrity Cruises guide for all the details!

Disney Destiny

Disney Destiny is the latest cruise ship to join Disney Cruise Line’s magical fleet and promises to dazzle and delight with family-friendly fun and all your favourite Disney characters new and old.

With three main dining rooms, each offering a unique themed experience, and plenty of places to grab a tasty treat during the day, every mealtime will be truly marvelous. And, with West End-calibre theatrical performances, chances to meet and greet Mickey and friends, and sensational swimming pools (with thrilling water slides) to sun-soak in, you’ll have a blast whatever you decide to do with your day onboard.

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Want to know a little more about what it's like to sail with Disney? You can check out all the top Disney Cruise Line suites here!

Disney Adventure

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Another brand new Disney Cruise Line ship is expected to start sailing in 2025, bringing even more magic to the seven seas. Disney Adventure, which will start with exciting itineraries around Asia, will feature all the family-friendly fun you would expect and is the perfect place to have an unforgettable getaway.

Like other Disney Cruise Line ships, including the aforementioned Disney Destiny, you’ll find a wonderful selection of themed dining restaurants and eateries available on Disney Adventure; and, either side of mealtimes, there will be plenty of enchanting theatrical performances to enjoy, glistening swimming pools to soak in, and even the chance to meet some of your favourite Disney characters! With parties aplenty and more than enough entertainment for Disney fans of all ages, everyone can expect to enjoy a truly magical experience aboard Disney Adventure when it sets sail in 2025.

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If you're after family-friendly fun, check out our picks for the best cruise lines for teens here (Disney Cruise Line included)!

Brilliant Lady

Virgin Voyages' Brilliant Lady is almost here and with it comes a fantastic selection of North America cruise itineraries and holidays packed with excitement from start to finish.

Offering cruisers an adults-only experience, you'll find more than 20 dining options onboard (such as Bento Baby and the Razzle Dazzle Restaurant), a healthy selection of bars and lounges (The Manor and The Dock House offer live entertainment too), and everything from an outdoor gym to The Groupie (a private karaoke venue perfect for belting out chart-topping hits with friends and family).Whatever you decide to do with your time on Brilliant Lady, you’ll be spoilt for choice – whether you’re looking for relaxation, recreation, or a blend of both.

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Virgin Voyages is one of the most unique cruise lines sailing right now; find out why with our ultimate Virgin Voyages guide here!

*Some details are educated estimations and will be updated with confirmed numbers when available.

New Cruise Ships 2026, 2027, and 2028

That's not all, though; you can find out a little more about all the new cruise ships confirmed for 2026, 2027, and 2028. Details are going to be a little light for some of these ships, but keep an eye on these pages because we're going to make sure they're updated with the latest information when it's available.

New Cruise Ships 2024

Below, you can find a list of all the newest cruise ships sailing throughout 2024 – with a rough release window if they're yet to embark on their maiden voyage.

New Cruise Ships 2023

It's safe to say that 2023 was a fantastic year for cruising; several incredible ships made their maiden voyages this year, with a fantastic selection of new cruise ships joining already-impressive fleets worldwide. Here's all the newest cruise ships in 2023:

New Cruise Ships 2022

In a similar fashion, 2022 was also an excellent year for new cruise ships. Here's a run-down of all the newest cruise ships in 2022 if you'd like to find out more:

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