We’re almost at the end of 2023 and cruise lines have several new ships launching in the second half of the year. Here’s a look at the six hottest ships coming out before 2024.
The cruises are listed in order of when they will start this year.
First up is a new cruise from the MSC Group. Explora Journeys’ first ship, Explora I, will launch on July 17. This new ship will offer a full experience and guest to crew ratio of 1.25:1.
Explora I offers a cruise with high-speed Wi-Fi, access to a heated room, unlimited drinks, 9 restaurants, and all cruise expenses included in the cruise price.
Explora will offer cruises from Europe, New York, and Miami in 2023. See Prices on Cruises on Explora I
Norwegian Viva will be the second Prima cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship will introduce nine new dining and beverage options never before seen on an NCL ship.
Entertainment on Norwegian Viva includes “Beetlejuice” The Musical and “The Price is Right LIVE”. Norwegian Viva will also present a sports show with the first episode of “Press Your Luck LIVE” at sea. The immersive event invites the audience to participate in a high-profile show and win great prizes.
The ship will also feature the ocean’s fastest water slides, The Drop and Rush, as well as NCL’s regular retail space with the Metropolitan Bar.
Viva Norway will embark on August 19, 2023, on a week-long voyage from Rome to Lisbon. The cruise will remain in Europe until November when the ship will move to the Caribbean from Miami. Check Prices on Cruises on Norwegian Viva
Seven Seas Grandeur
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most luxurious cruise and their new ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, will be the new cruise ship that will launch in 2023. among the most luxurious places and service groups of guests in the industry.
Seven Seas Grandeur will also be home to a multi-million dollar piece of art, the Pièce de Résistance which will be a masterpiece – Journey in Jewels – the first Fabergé Egg to be at sea.
Seven Seas Grandeur will embark on November 18, 2023 with two voyages from Europe to Miami. The luxury cruise ship will sail a variety of routes from Miami until the end of 2024. See Prices on Cruises on Seven Seas Grandeur
Celebrity Ascent will be the fourth Edge ship from Celebrity Cruises and will be the newest ship to offer Caribbean cruises from South Florida during the 2023-2024 winter season.
On Celebrity Ascent, guests will enjoy the signature features of Edge cruise ships, including its corporate exterior that maximizes visibility and outdoor spaces that allow guests to connect with the world around them.
The ship will have a robust food and beverage program with 30 plus options from appetizers to fine dining to satisfy the palate. The ship has spacious and elegant cabins with accommodation that caters to all travelers from solo travelers and couples, to multi-ethnic groups.
Celebrity Ascent will embark on a November 22, 2023, four-night cruise to Cozumel from Port Everglades. After another short cruise, the ship will offer longer weekend cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Check Prices on Cruises on Celebrity Ascent
Carnival Jubilee will be Carnival Cruise Line’s third and last Excel cruise ship and will enter service on December 23, 2023. It will have many of the same amenities as its cruise ships (Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration) including a roller coaster. train.
The cruise will feature two new areas for Carnival ships, Currents and The Shores. Currents, including Deck 6 and Deck 7, is an impressive, deep and dynamic space that takes guests under the waves with a playful vibe.
On Deck 8, The Shores is where the sea meets the land, an area inspired by the way people enjoy the sea including piers, squares and beaches. A spectacular installation of a school of high-rise fish rises from Deck 6 to Deck 8 bringing guests from the Currents below to above.
Carnival Jubilee will homeport in Galveston, Texas and embark on weekend cruises to the Western Caribbean. Check Prices on Carnival Jubilee Cruises
A Wise Woman
The last cruise ship for 2023, Virgin Voyages’ Brilliant Lady, will enter service on December 24, 2023. It will be the fourth major cruise from Virgin, one of the newest cruises in the world.
Included on the cruise are all meals/restaurants, WiFi, gratuities, and basic drinks.
Brilliant Lady will make her maiden voyage on December 24, 2023, a five-night cruise ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ship will offer week-long cruises to the Southern Caribbean. Check Prices on Tours at Brilliant Lady