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18 New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2022

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The order book for new vessels in 2022 is looking full; lots of cruise lines have new ships on the horizon that we can’t wait to experience. Yes, it’s only a little over halfway through 2021 right now, but we couldn’t resist putting together this piece a little early this year.

Here is our overview on 18 new cruise ships scheduled to launch in 2022.

Arvia

  • Scheduled Debut Date: December 2022
  • Line/Class: P&O Cruises / Excel Class
  • Size: 184,700 gross tons / 5,200 passengers
  • Itineraries: Caribbean and Canary Islands

Highlights:

  • SkyDome with retractable glass roof
  • Grand Atrium with aerial shows
  • Infinity pool
  • Green & Co restaurant with sushi bar
  • Skywalk ropes course
  • Altitude Splash Valley water play area
  • Oasis Spa with thermal suite
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Aft pools (Rendering courtesy of P&O Cruises)

Carnival Celebration

  • Scheduled Debut Date: November 2022
  • Line/Class: Carnival Cruise Line / Excel Class
  • Size: 180,000 gross tons / 6,500 passengers
  • Itineraries: Caribbean

Highlights:

  • BOLT roller coaster
  • Two-story RedFrog Tiki Bar
  • Family Feud Live game show
  • Carnival Excel Suites
  • WaterWorks aqua park
  • Serenity adults-only sundeck
  • Chibang! Chinese and Mexican restaurant
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse
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(Rendering courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Celebrity Beyond

  • Scheduled Debut Date: April 2022
  • Line/Class: Celebrity Cruises / Edge Class
  • Size: 140,600 gross tons / 3,260 passengers
  • Itineraries: Caribbean and Mediterranean

Highlights:

  • AquaClass Sky Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Two-story Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools
  • SEA Thermal Suite in the spa
  • Two pools that cantilever over the side of the ship
  • Rooftop Garden
  • Magic Carpet moving platform
  • Le Voyage specialty restaurant
  • A much larger Sunset Bar space
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Rooftop Garden (Rendering courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

Discovery Princess

  • Scheduled Debut Date: March 2022
  • Line/Class: Princess Cruises / Royal Class
  • Size: 145,000 gross tons / 3,660 passengers
  • Itineraries: Alaska, Mexican Riviera, and California Coast

Highlights:

  • Sky Suites
  • Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria specialty restaurant
  • Two deep-tank pools
  • Princess Live! Café
  • Gigi’s Pizzeria sit-down restaurant
  • The Salty Dog Gastropub
  • The Enclave at Lotus Spa thermal suite
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Discovery Princess (Rendering courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Disney Wish

  • Scheduled Debut Date: Summer 2022
  • Line/Class: Disney Cruise Line / Triton Class
  • Size: 144,000 gross tons / 4,000 passengers
  • Itineraries: Bahamas

Highlights:

  • Worlds of Marvel restaurant
  • Moana-themed Wish Tower Suite in the funnel
  • AquaMouse upper deck water attraction
  • Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure restaurant
  • Enchanté specialty restaurant
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge
  • Adults-only Quiet Cove sundeck with infinity pool
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Lab for kids
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Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge (Rendering courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

READ MORE: 5 Things We Can’t Wait to Experience on Disney Wish

E-Motion

  • Scheduled Debut Date: March 2022
  • Line: A’Rosa Cruises
  • Size: 280 passengers
  • Itineraries: European rivers

Highlights:

  • Separate adults’ and kids’ pools
  • Spa & wellness area with sauna
  • Steakhouse restaurant
  • Wine bar
  • Indoor and outdoor lounges
  • Kids club
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(Rendering courtesy of A’Rosa)

MSC Seascape

  • Scheduled Debut Date: November 2022
  • Line/Class: MSC Cruises / Seaside EVO Class
  • Size: 169,380 gross tons / 5,877 passengers
  • Itineraries: Not yet announced

Highlights:

  • Six swimming pools, including an infinity pool
  • Largest MSC Yacht Club in the fleet
  • Glass-floored Bridge of Sighs
  • 1,772 foot long waterfront promenade
  • 11 dining venues and 19 bars and lounges
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The coin ceremony for MSC Seascape (Photo by Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)

MSC World Europa

  • Scheduled Debut Date: December 2022
  • Line/Class: MSC Cruises / World Class
  • Size: 205,700 gross tons / 6,850 passengers
  • Itineraries: Mediterranean and Middle East

Highlights:

  • 11 deck tall “The Spiral” slide
  • The partially enclosed Europa Promenade
  • Chef’s Garden Kitchen
  • Kaito Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi Bar
  • Masters of the Sea Pub, a two-story craft brewery
  • Six pools and 14 hot tubs
  • The MSC Yacht Club complex
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The Spiral (Rendering courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Norwegian Prima

  • Scheduled Debut Date: August 2022
  • Line/Class: Norwegian Cruise Line / Prima Class
  • Size: 142,500 gross tons / 3,215 passengers
  • Itineraries: Northern Europe, Caribbean, Bermuda, and Iceland

Highlights:

  • Multiple infinity pools
  • Indulge Food Hall with 11 venues including Nudls noodle bar, Tamara serving Indian dishes, Seaside Rotisserie, Q Texas Smokehouse, Garden Kitchen serving salads, and a Starbucks
  • Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant
  • The Concourse sculpture garden
  • Oceanwalk glass bridges
  • The Haven, which has been relocated to the aft with its own elevators, sundeck, infinity pool, and outdoor spa
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(Rendering courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Resilient Lady

  • Scheduled Debut Date: August 2022
  • Line/Class: Virgin Voyages / Lady Ships
  • Size: 110,000 gross tons / 2,700 passengers
  • Itineraries: Mediterranean and Caribbean

Highlights:

  • Pink Agave Mexican restaurant
  • Gunbae Korean barbecue restaurant
  • The Loose Cannon nautical-themed bar
  • The Manor nightclub
  • Squid Ink tattoo studio
  • The Athletic Club outdoor playground
  • Spa thermal suite with a mud room, salt room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, and more
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(Rendering courtesy of Virgin Voyages)

Viking Mars

  • Scheduled Debut Date: Early 2022
  • Line: Viking
  • Size: 47,842 gross tons / 930 passengers
  • Itineraries: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, and Australia

Highlights:

  • Thermal suite with thalassotherapy pool, snow room, sauna, steam room, and more
  • Two-story Explorer’s Lounge at the front of the ship
  • Infinity pool
  • All-balcony cabins featuring heated bathroom floors
  • Manfredi’s Italian restaurant
  • Wintergarden space with glass roof
  • Torshaven lounge with live music
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(Photo courtesy of Viking)

Viking Mississippi

  • Scheduled Debut Date: August 2022
  • Line: Viking
  • Size: 450 feet long / 386 passengers
  • Itineraries: Mississippi River

Highlights:

  • All-outside staterooms
  • Infinity plunge pool
  • River Café serving American specialties and Mamsen’s Norwegian specialties
  • Two-story Explorers’ Lounge and Bar
  • The Bow sitting area at the front of the ship
  • Aquavit Terrace for al fresco dining
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The infinity pool on Viking Mississippi (Rendering courtesy of Viking)

READ MORE: Viking Launches Mississippi River Cruises

Viking Neptune

  • Scheduled Debut Date: December 2022
  • Line: Viking
  • Size: 47,842 gross tons / 930 passengers
  • Itineraries: World Cruise

Highlights:

  • Thermal suite with thalassotherapy pool, snow room, sauna, steam room, and more
  • Two-story Explorer’s Lounge at the front of the ship
  • Infinity pool
  • All-balcony cabins featuring heated bathroom floors
  • Manfredi’s Italian restaurant
  • Wintergarden space with glass roof
  • Torshaven lounge with live music
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The Wintergarden on one of Viking’s ocean ships (Photo courtesy of Viking)

Viking Octantis & Polaris

  • Scheduled Debut Dates: Octantis — January 2022, Polaris — August 2022
  • Line/Class: Viking / Polar Class 6 expedition ships
  • Size: 30,150 gross tons / 378 passengers
  • Itineraries: Arctic, Antarctica, Canada/New England, and Great Lakes

Highlights:

  • The Hanger, an in-ship marina with launch platforms and a submarine
  • The Laboratory, a working scientific research center with resident scientists
  • Pool with a retractable dome
  • Staterooms with floor to ceiling glass retractable windows
  • The Nordic Spa with thermal suite
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Explorer’s Lounge on Viking Octantis (Rendering courtesy of Viking)

Wonder of the Seas

  • Scheduled Debut Date: March 2022
  • Line/Class: Royal Caribbean International / Oasis Class
  • Size: 236,857 gross tons / 6,988 passengers
  • Itineraries: Asia

Highlights:

  • Reimagined aft AquaTheater
  • Open-air Central Park neighborhood
  • All-new Suite Neighborhood
  • Ten-story Ultimate Abyss spiral slide
  • Chops Grille steakhouse
  • FlowRider surfing simulators
  • The Vitality Spa & Fitness Center
  • Ice skating rink
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(Rendering courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

World Traveller & World Seeker

  • Scheduled Debut Dates: 2022, exact months unknown
  • Line/Class: Atlas Ocean Voyages / Explorer Class
  • Size: 9,300 gross tons / 196 passengers
  • Itineraries: Northern Europe, Iceland, Greenland, Antarctica, and Arctic

Highlights:

  • All-suite cabins with 90 percent featuring step-out balconies and 10 percent featuring French balconies
  • Glass-domed observation lounge
  • Polar Library open 24 hours a day
  • Spa treatments and a sauna
  • Heated saltwater plunge pool
  • Kayaks, paddle boards, and Zodiac boats
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Sister-ship World Navigator (Photo courtesy of Atlas Ocean Voyages)

BONUS: Azamara Onward

We’re including Azamara Onward as a bonus because it’s not actually a new ship, in fact, it debuted in 1999. Most recently, you might recognize it as Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess. In 2021, Carnival Corporation (Princess Cruises’ parent company) announced that it had sold the vessel to Sycamore Partners, which owns Azamara.

  • Scheduled Debut Date: May 2022
  • Line/Class: Azamara / R Class
  • Size: 30,277 gross tons / 670 passengers
  • Itineraries: Mediterranean

Highlights:

  • Aft sunset veranda
  • Aqualina specialty restaurant
  • Prime C steakhouse
  • The Living Room forward lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Mosaic Café
  • Cabaret Lounge theater
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Pacific Princess (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

If you want to see the ships that have/are set to launch in 2021, head over here.

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