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New Cruise Ships coming in 2023

If you love cruising, then you’re in for a treat as 2023 is set to be a year of innovation, extraordinary onboard experiences and incredible itineraries. With so many new cruise ships being introduced, you’ll have a wide selection of destinations to choose from. So whether you’re travelling with the family or on a romantic cruise with a loved one, you’re bound to find a 2023 cruise that will tick all the boxes!

New Cruise Ships in 2023

Ship Cruise Line Launch
Ambition Ambassador Cruise Line March 2023
Oceania Vista Oceania Cruises April 2023
Resiient Lady Virgin Voyages Spring 2023
Carnival Venezia Carnival Cruise Line June 2023
Explora I Explora Journeys July 2023
Norwegian Viva Norwegian Cruise Line August 2023
Silver Nova Silversea Cruises August 2023
Celebrity Ascent Celebrity Cruises September 2023
Carnival Jubilee Carnival Cruise Line October 2023
MSC Euribia MSC Cruises October 2023
Seven Seas Grandeur Regent Seven Seas November 2023
Brillian Lady Virgin Voyages December 2023
Seabourn Pursuit Seabourn Cruises Late 2023

 

Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Ascent

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Embarking on its first sailing from Fort Lauderdale in December 2023, Celebrity Ascent is the fourth in Celebrity’s Edge Series. Top highlights on this contemporary cruise ship include the sumptuous Spa, 32 different food and beverage experiences (including 8 speciality restaurants and 4 main dining restaurants) and 14 bars, cafes and lounges to enjoy throughout your trip.

Celebrity Ascent also has the popular Magic Carpet bar and eatery, giving you unparalleled views out towards the ocean, the beautiful Rooftop Garden and the adults-only Solarium.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 140,600
  • Guest Capacity: 3260 (at double occupancy)
  • Cabins: 1646

MSC Euribia

MSC Euribia

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Sailing from Southampton in October 2023, MSC Euribia is MSC’s third Meraviglia-Plus class ship. Powered by LNG, MSC Euribia has an array of dining options and experiences to choose from, including 5 specialty restaurants. The exterior of the ship is also unique, featuring artwork by Alex Flamig. Dedicated to the marine ecosystem, this vibrant design makes MSC Euribia stand out from the crowd.

Other highlights include 5 pools and the Galleria Euribia, the longest LED dome at sea.

Key stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 181,541
  • Guest Capacity: 6,334
  • Cabins: 2,421
  • Crew: 1,704

Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Jubilee

Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line

Setting sail in October 2023, Carnival Jubilee will have its inaugural sailing from Galveston, Texas. Named after the Holiday-Class cruise ship MS Jubilee, this cruise ship promises a entertainment-filled sailing experience with six different zones of fun. Some of the popular highlights on Carnival Jubilee include Seuss at Sea, Playlist Productions, the Cloud 9 Spa and WaterWorks.

As well as the beloved attractions seen on previous Carnival ships, Carnival Jubilee also has new attractions, such as the Tiki Bar, the Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster and the Alchemy Bar.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 182,800
  • Guest Capacity - 5,374
  • Length of Ship - 1,130
  • Onboard Crew - 1,735

Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Viva

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Embarking on its first journey from Civitavecchia, Italy in August 2023, Norwegian Viva is the sister ship of Norwegian Prima. A project Leonardo-Class cruise ship, this extraordinary ship is bursting with incredible new features, from the exhilarating Viva Speedway that gives you the chance to race around a three-level track in go-karts to the 10 story tall slides, The Drop & The Rush. There’s also a selection of brand new complimentary dining experiences (such as the stunning Hudson’s restaurant) and speciality restaurants (such as Hasuki, a tantalising Japanese grill).

For those looking to treat themselves to something luxurious, The Haven accommodation is just the ticket. Within The Haven you can expect 24-hour butler service, and other first-class amenities.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 142,500
  • Guest Capacity: 3,250
  • Decks: 20
  • Length: 965ft
  • Number of Crew: 1,388

Resilient Lady

new cruise ship resilient lady

Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages

Resilient Lady is the third ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, sailing alongside Valiant Lady and Scarlet Lady and eventually Brilliant Lady (coming in 2023 also). An adults-only cruise ship, Resilient Lady will have its inaugural sailing from Athens and has several new features that guests will undeniably love. For example, if you love the theatre, you’ll be delighted by Resilient Lady’s live performances and exciting stage shows. Or if you want to toast to an unforgettable holiday, then a trip to the Sip champagne lounge, On the Rocks cocktail bar or Draught Haus tap room should be on the menu. For those wanting a permanent reminder of their holiday, Resilient Lady also has a tattoo bar onboard!

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000
  • Year built: 2022
  • Guest Capacity: 2,770
  • Number of Crew: 1,160
  • Length: 909ft
  • Decks: 17

Brilliant Lady

Brilliant Lady

Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages

Casting anchor in 2023, Brilliant Lady is the fourth Virgin cruise ship. Another adult-only cruise ship, Brilliant Lady not only follows the same contemporary design of its predecessors, but also includes all the same beloved features. Fun and entertainment at every turn, aboard Brilliant Lady you’ll have the chance to experience drag act brunches, The Manor (an exciting nightclub that features live shows), and private karaoke sessions at The Groupie!

When you get peckish, you’ll be able to choose from 20 extraordinary restaurants, including The Wake (surf and turf), Pink Agave (Mexican cuisine) and the Razzle Dazzle Restaurant (cocktail-filled brunches).

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000
  • Guest Capacity: 2,700
  • Decks: 17

Seabourn Pursuit

new cruise ship seabourn venture

Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruises

Sister ship to the Seabourn Venture, Seabourn Pursuit is the second of the Seabourn Expedition fleet. Sailing from Iceland on its inaugural voyage in April 2023, Seabourn Pursuit is designed to PC6 Polar Class standards so it can withstand the freezing climates experienced in its arctic journeys.

Onboard, there is everything you need for an unforgettable trip, including the cosy Expedition Lounge, stylish Constellation Lounge, informative Discovery Centre and 4 types of suites to choose from. For the adventure-seekers, there’s even the chance to experience Seabourn Submarines, giving you an up close look at the diverse marine life.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 23,000
  • Guest Capacity: 317
  • Cabins: 132
  • Decks: 10

Ambition

Ambition

Cruise Line: Ambassador Cruise Line

Sailing from March 2023, Ambassador’s Ambition is designed with luxury and opulence in mind. Featuring 714 cabins, including 125 balcony cabins and 113 suites, you’re guaranteed a relaxing cruise on Ambition.

There are two main restaurants on board (Buckingam and Holyrood), alongside speciality dining options (Olympic Taverna, Saffron, the Alfresco Grill), a bistro-style cafe, a traditional pub and four stylish bars and lounges.

In the evening, you can sit back and enjoy a thrilling show in the main theatre, indulge in some arts and crafts in the craft studio or unwind in one of Ambition’s two swimming pools.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 48,123
  • Guest Capacity: 1,200
  • Length: 709 ft

Seven Seas Grandeur

Seven Seas Grandeur

Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas

Commencing her maiden voyage in 2023, Seven Seas Grandeur offers 750 guests an ultra-luxury experience with new features and enhancements. The latest to join Regent’s Explorer Class, it will begin its cruising journey sailing from Barcelona to Miami.

Seven Seas Grandeur passengers will love the vast array of activities and entertainment onboard, including cooking lessons in the Culinary Arts Centre and a Constellation Theatre that showcases fantastic performances.

When you get hungry, Seven Seas Grandeur have a wide selection of dining experiences available, including seven restaurants. For example, you can indulge in a wonderful meal at the Compass Rose (the signature restaurant of Regent Seven Seas) or delight in delicious French cuisine at Chartreuse.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 55,254
  • Guest Capacity: 750
  • Crew: 542

Oceania Vista

Oceania Vista

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises

Setting sail in April 2023 from Rome to Barcelona, Oceania Vista is luxurious and glamorous at every turn. With a guest capacity of 1,200 passengers, this fabulous ship will make your experience onboard feel intimate. Offering new dining experiences, such as Ember and Aquamar, the whole family will be catered for.

During the day, you can spend your time onboard relaxing on the pool deck, treating yourself to a pampering session at the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center or enjoying a tipple or two at the Martinis Bar.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 67,000
  • Guest Capacity: 1,200
  • Crew: 800
  • Decks: 15

Explora I

Explora 1

Cruise Line: Explora Journeys

Leaving from Southampton in July 2023, Explora I is the first ship that’s been released in Explora Journeys’ fleet. Designed to offer first-class, tailored service, this cruise ship is truly one of a kind.

With 11 types of opulent accommodation options, 7 restaurants (including a tantalising Pan Asian restaurant and the stunning Concept Restaurant), an Ocean Wellness Spa and 64 private cabanas, Explora I has a superyacht feel with all the amenities of a five-star cruise ship.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 64,000
  • Crew: 700
  • Decks: 14

Silver Nova

Silver Nova

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises

The eleventh ship to join Silversea Cruises’ fleet, Silver Nova sets sail in summer 2023. Catering for 728 guests, its spacious interior and five-star facilities make it a luxurious way to travel the world. Onboard there will be a wide selection of suites to choose from, 8 superb restaurants and a pool deck to enjoy. For an afternoon cocktail, there’s the stylish Dusk Bar and the cosy Arts Cafe.

With sustainability in mind, Silver Nova has innovative technological solutions designed to make it more environmentally friendly.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 54,700
  • Guest Capacity: 728
  • Crew: 556

Carnival Venezia

Carnival Venezia

Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line

Featuring an Italian flair, coined as Carnival’s ‘Fun Italian Style’, Carnival Venezia sets sail from New York in June 2023. Throughout the ship you’ll find plenty of Venetian touches, including the Piazza San Marco atrium, Marco Polo Canal Grande Restaurant and La Strada Grill. However, there are also other exciting international eateries on offer to enjoy, including Guy’s Burger Joint and Bonsai Sushi. Carnival Venezia has returning favourites found on its sister ships, including WaterWorks, Playlist Productions and the Piano Bar.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 135,500
  • Guest Capacity: 4,072
  • Length: 1,061ft
  • Crew: 1,424

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