New Cruise Ships Coming in 2017

Posted January 26th, 2017

Built to marvel, entertain and be the perfect home away from home, cruise ships transport passengers on unforgettable voyages to new destinations and experiences. While 2016 brought us the likes of Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas and Carnival’s Carnival Vista, 2017 is certainly shaping up to be a truly impressive year. Below, we’ve rounded up just some of the new faces set to join the cruise industry.

Silver Muse

Due to be delivered in April of 2017, Silversea’s Silver Muse is described as an ultra-luxury ship. The 213.1-metre-long vessel will accommodate 596 guests and 411 crew and feature eight passenger decks. Public spaces include the Spa at Silversea, a theatre, a pool deck, a Jacuzzi area, and a gym, along with an assortment of restaurants, bars and lounges.

As part of its 2017 itinerary, the Silver Muse will visit an astounding 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and call at 34 countries and over 130 ports. The Silver Muse will set sail from Monte Carlo before spending the northern hemisphere’s spring and summer in and around the Mediterranean.

 

MSC Seaside

Inspired by a beach condo, the MSC Seaside has been specially designed for warmer regions and boasts one of the highest ratios of outdoor space in the industry. Passengers can drink and dine al fresco, enjoy panoramic glass lifts, marvel at the 30-metre bridge on the top deck, stroll along the 360° ocean level promenade and take a dip in one of the stunning pools on board. 76% of the MSC Seaside’s cabins are positioned on the outside of the ship, meaning guests can be close to the beautiful ocean at all times.

Homeporting in Miami in December 2017 and sailing around the Caribbean, the MSC Seaside will be home to up to 5,197 guests.   

National Geographic Quest

Whether it be journeying along Alaska’s Inside Passage or the tropical coastline of Costa Rica, the National Geographic Quest is equipped for comfort and active exploration. This sturdy expedition ship will boast 22 cabins with step-out balconies and a designated mudroom for gear and equipment. Families and large groups will also love the six sets of connecting cabins that will be available.

With a 100-guest capacity, the National Geographic Quest will be larger than sister ships the Sea Bird and the Sea Lion, but it features the same shallow draft depth, allowing it to navigate the heart of destinations. Twin expedition craft landing platforms ensure passengers and crew can disembark and embark the ship quickly and effectively, while open decks, generous windows and speciality exploration tools makes the National Geographic Quest the ideal ship for adventure and discovery.

Majestic Princess

Taking to the waters in April 2017, the extraordinary Majestic Princess will voyage in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia during its maiden season. Joining sister ships the Royal Princess and Regal Princess, the Majestic Princess will be part of the Royal class and boast unique attractions such as the SeaWalk, a glass-floor walkway that extends eight metres beyond the edge of the ship!

Weighing 143,700 tonnes and 330 metres in length, this striking vessel will have 1,780 guest cabins (200 connecting cabins), 19 decks, and special Chinese-inspired touches.

MSC Meraviglia

Set to be christened in June 2017, the larger-than-life MSC Meraviglia will be overflowing with amazing features, such as the longest LED dome at sea. When strolling along the inside promenade, guests can look up and be greeted with the sight of a 480-square-metre LED screen that transmits everything from sunrises, sunsets and a star-filled night sky.

Other attractions on board this remarkable vessel include the technology-packed Carousel Lounge, which will feature the unique performances of Cirque du Soleil from 16 July, 2017, the Polar Aquapark, a full-sized bowling alley, F1 simulators and the MSC Aurea Spa.


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