CruiseCompete Offers Listing of Inaugural Cruises For 2019

(DETROIT February 7, 2019) – Every year, the world welcomes a variety of new ocean and river-faring cruise ships, and 2019 is no exception. In total, the cruise industry will launch 37 new ships this year.

(There are currently 100+ ships scheduled to debut from 2019 to 2027. To see a listing of all the ships that you can expect to see in the near future, please click here. This list is constantly evolving as the cruise lines add more ships to their fleets, so check back frequently!)




CruiseCompete has compiled a listing of all cruise ships set to launch this year:


Contemporary Cruise Lines


Aida Cruises will debut the AIDAmira in December 2019.

Carnival Cruise Line will debut the Carnival Panorama ship in December 2019. It will carry 3,974 passengers

Costa Cruises will debut the Costa Venzia in March 2019. It will carry 4,200 passengers. This ship will be part of the Costa Asia brand.

Costa Cruises will debut the Costa Smeralda in October 2019. It will carry 6,660 passengers.

Upscale Contemporary Cruise Lines


MSC Cruises will debut the Bellissima in March 2019. It will carry 4,500 guests.

MSC Cruises will debut the MSC Grandiosa in November 2019. It will carry 4,800 guests.

Norwegian Cruise Line will debut the Norwegian Encore in November 2019. It will carry 4,200 passengers

Royal Caribbean International will debut a new Quantum Class ship, Spectrum of the Seas, in May 2019. It will carry 4,180 passengers.

Premium Cruise Lines


Celebrity Cruises will debut the all-suite Celebrity Flora in May 2019. It will carry 100 passengers and be year-round in the Galapagos.

Princess Cruises will debut Sky Princess in October 2019. It will carry 3,660 passengers

Tui Cruises will debut the Mein Schiff 2 in Spring 2019. It will carry 2,500 passengers

Ultra-Premium Cruise Lines


Viking Ocean Cruises will debut Viking Jupiter in February 2019. It will carry 930 passengers.

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Lines


Hapag-Lloyd will launch Hanseatic Inspiration in October 2019. It will carry 230 passengers. This will be an international ship.

Hapag-Lloyd will launch the Hanseatic Nature in April 2019. It will carry 230 passengers. This ship will be designed for German speakers.

Ponant will launch Le Bougainville in August 2019. It will have 92 staterooms.

Ponant will launch Le Dumont D’urville in 2019. It will have 92 staterooms.

River Cruise Lines


AmaWaterways will debut the AmaMagna in May 2019. It will carry 196 passengers.

AmaWaterways will debut the AmaMora in 2019

AmaWaterways will debut the AmaDouro in 2019. It will carry 102 passengers.

American Cruise Lines will debut the American Harmony in 2019

American Queen Steamboat Company will debut the American Countess in 2019. It will carry 248 passengers.

Avalon Waterways will debut the Avalon Envision in 2019. It will carry 166 passengers.

CroisiEurope will debut the Amalia Rodrigues in 2019. It will carry 132 passengers.

Emerald Waterways will debut the Adriatic Princess II in 2019. It will carry 36 passengers

Emerald Waterways will debut the Emerald Harmony in 2019. It will carry 84 passengers.

Viking River Cruises will debut the Viking Helgrim in 2019. It will carry 106 passengers.

Viking River Cruises will debut the Viking Sigyn; Viking Tir; Viking Ullur; and the Viking Vali in 2019. Each ship will carry 190 passengers.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will debut the SS Bon Voyage in 2019.

Sailing Vessel/Yacht Cruise Lines


Emerald Waterways has ordered is first Yacht. The MV Adriatic Princess II will debut in 2019. It will carry 36 passengers.

Expedition Cruise Lines


Ecoventura will debut the MV Theory March 2019. This ship will carry 20 passengers

Hurtigruten will debut MS Roald Amundsen in July 2019. This ship will carry 530 passengers.

Oceanwide Expeditions will debut a new polar vessel the Hondius in 2019. It will carry 180 passengers.

Small Ship Cruise Lines


Marella Cruises will launch the former Celebrity Century as the Marella Explorer 2 in April 2019

Saga Cruises will introduce a new ship, Spirit of Discovery, in summer 2019. It will carry fewer than 1000 passengers.


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