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New Cruise Ships 2022

From groundbreaking design to innovative new features, there's nothing more exciting than a cruise line adding new cruise ships to their fleet, and in 2022 there are plenty to look forward to. Whether you want the height of luxury, purpose-built expedition ships or big new additions bursting with activities, keep reading to find out all about new cruise ships in 2022.

New Cruise Ships in 2022

Wonder of the Seas

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Launch Month: March

Set to be the new world's biggest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas begins sailing in March 2022. Kicking off her life at sea with maiden voyages in the Caribbean, she will then spend summer 2022 in the Western Mediterranean, offering sun-drenched adventures from Rome and Barcelona.

new cruise ship wonder of the seas

Highlights

  • All-new Wonder Playscape complete with slides, climbing walls and games for all ages
  • 10-storey Ultimate Abyss slide
  • Live performances at the AquaTheater
  • Izumi Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant

Valiant Lady

Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages

Launch Month: March

Sister ship to Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady is the second ship in the ground-breaking new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, fleet. Offering adult-only escapes designed for guests to detox and retox, expect unique entertainment, modern cabins and an exceptional choice of dining in these all new cruise ships. After debuting in the UK with cruises from Portsmouth, summer 2022 will see Valiant Lady sailing from Barcelona with overnights on board in Ibiza.

Highlights

  • More than 20 restaurants to enjoy, all included in the price of the cruise
  • Free fitness classes
  • Tattoo parlour

Resilient Lady

Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages

Launch Month: July

Resilient Lady is the third ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, sailing alongside Valiant Lady and Scarlet Lady. Following a summer in Europe exploring the Greek Isles from Athens, this brand-new cruise ship will head to the Caribbean for a winter of sunshine.

new cruise ship resilient lady

Highlights

  • More than 20 restaurants to enjoy, all included in the price of the cruise
  • Free fitness classes
  • Tattoo parlour

Discovery Princess

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Launch Month: March

Another cruise ship to set sail in March 2022, Discovery Princess will take the Princess Cruises fleet number to 15. Innovative design combines with fleet-wide favourite venues to create an exceptional on board experience for returning guests and those new to Princess Cruises.

new cruise ship discovery princess

Highlights

  • Some of the largest balconies at sea
  • Speciality dining at Sabatini's Italian Trattoria
  • Al fresco film viewings courtesy of Movies Under The Stars

Seabourn Venture

Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruises

Launch Month: April

If you're looking for unforgettable adventures on an ultra-luxury ship, look no further than Seabourn Venture. A purpose-built expedition ship, expect unique ports of call, immersive shore excursions and world-class service on board. From contemporary accommodation to gourmet cuisine at every meal time, this is what makes cruising extraordinary.

new cruise ship seabourn venture

Highlights

  • Double sea kayaks for guests to use
  • All veranda, all ocean-front suites
  • Guest lectures courtesy of Seabourn Conversations

Celebrity Beyond

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Launch Month: April

The third ship in the Edge Class series of Celebrity Cruises ships, Celebrity Beyond is the exciting new addition to the fleet. Designed to bring guests closer to the ocean, make the most of the fresh sea air and stunning views no matter where you are on the ship. Debuting in April 2022, Celebrity Beyond's maiden voyage will see her sailing from Southampton to the Western Mediterranean.

new cruise ship celebrity beyond

Highlights

  • The Magic Carpet, a moving venue which can travel 13 storeys up and down the side of the ship
  • Rooftop Garden
  • Adult-only Solarium indoor pool

Disney Wish

Cruise Line: Disney Cruise Line

Launch Month: June

From Disney lovers to cruise enthusiasts and those simply looking for a memorable holiday, Disney Cruise Line continues to delight with the introduction of their newest cruise ship: Disney Wish. Whether you're immersing yourself in Disney-themed dining and entertainment, heading to the waterpark or relaxing by the pool, guests of all ages will love their time on board.

new cruise ship disney wish

Highlights

  • Fun-packed clubs for kids aged from 6 months to 17 years
  • Frozen and Marvel themed restaurants
  • Aquamouse water ride

Norwegian Prima

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Launch Month: August

Sailing from August 2022, Norwegian Prima is the first in a brand-new class of Norwegian Cruise Line ships. From family holidays to romantic getaways or solo adventures, get ready for an incredible on board experience and destinations to match. After her maiden voyages in Northern Europe, Norwegian Prima will then sail to New York in September.

new cruise ship norwegian prima

Highlights

  • Infinity Beach complete with infinity pools and restaurant
  • Prima Speedway go kart track
  • The Rush slide

Carnival Celebration

Cruise Line: Carnival Cruises

Launch Month: November

Carnival Cruises celebrates 50 years in 2022, and to commemorate this impressive milestone, new cruise ship Carnival Celebration sets sail towards the end of the year. Kicking off the party with cruises from Miami, guests on board Carnival Mardi Gras' sister-ship should expect fleetwide favourites combined with brand-new additions to make your time on board as exciting as the ports you visit along the way.

Highlights

  • BOLT rollercoaster
  • Cloud 9 Spa
  • RedFrog Tiki Bar

MSC Seascape

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Launch Month: November

From drinks and dining on the seafront boardwalk to the glass Bridge of Sighs and the must-visit Infinity pool, MSC Seascape is built so that guests can truly appreciate the joy of being at sea. Setting sail on her maiden voyage in November 2022, this high-tech new cruise ship will begin her life at sea in the sunny Caribbean.

new cruise ship msc seascape

Highlights

  • MSC RoboCoaster
  • Five speciality restaurants
  • LED walls in the Atrium

MSC World Europa

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Launch Month: December

The second of two ships to join the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC World Europa is the flagship in the all new World-class. Powered by LNG to reduce her environmental impact, expect unique features including a Y-shaped aft. If you want to join this futuristic ship on her maiden voyages, choose from itineraries in the Emirates and Mediterranean.

Highlights

  • The biggest waterpark in the fleet
  • 11-deck Spiral slide
  • Fresh seafood dishes at La Pescadería

Arvia

Cruise Line: P&O Cruises

Launch Month: December

P&O Cruises are rounding off the year in style with their newest ship Arvia. Built to make the most of the sunshine, her maiden season will see her voyaging through the Caribbean. As well as fantastic itineraries, guests on board can relax in signature venues and explore the cruise line's latest additions.

new cruise ship P&O arvia

Highlights

  • Altitude activity zone complete with high ropes, mini golf and splash park
  • SkyDome with retractable glass roof
  • New restaurants Green & Co and Sixth Street Diner

Ambience

Cruise Line: Ambassador Cruise Line

Launch Month: April

The first British cruise line to launch in over 10 years, new cruise line Ambassador will take to the seas with their first ship in Spring 2022. With space for 1,400 guests, Ambience offers no-fly cruises from London Tilbury to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and further afield. In addition, her sister ship, Ambassador Ambition, will join in 2023.

new cruise ship ambience

Highlights

  • Dining at Borough Market, inspired by London's famous food market
  • Adult-focussed with selected multi-generational sailings
  • Kapoor's crafting studio

Azamara Onward

Cruise Line: Azamara

Launch Month: May

Setting sail in time for the summer, Azamara Onward joins the fleet in May 2022. Small enough to visit off-the-beaten track destinations yet large enough to provide an array of dining, entertainment and leisure options, enjoy luxury voyages to ports of call around the world on this new cruise ship.

Highlights

  • AzAmazing evenings ashore
  • 24-hour room service
  • Five-star butler service

More To Come In 2023

While 2022 may be packed with plenty of new cruise ships, rest assured that 2023 won't be any less exciting. Here's a sneak peak of what's to come:

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