2020 is an exciting year for cruise lovers with a handful of new ships setting sail. Ship enthusiasts can look forward to new itineraries, state-of-the-art technology and amazing amenities.
Some of the more noteworthy new ships (and CruiseAway’s top picks) include the Celebrity Apex by Celebrity Cruises, MSC Virtuosa by MSC Cruises, Pacific Adventure by P&O Cruises Australia, Enchanted Princess by Princess Cruises and Seven Seas Splendor by Regent Seven Seas. Read on to discover more about these spectacular new ships setting sail in 2020 along with several other new cruise ships.
The Best New Cruise Ships of 2020
Celebrity Apex (Celebrity Cruises)
Setting the standard for modern cruise travel, Celebrity Cruises will introduce Celebrity Apex in April 2020. Following closely behind her sister Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex is the second ship in the Edge series. Like her sister ship, Celebrity Apex will feature beautiful artistic spaces and a state-of-the-art sea-facing design allowing you to see the world through a new perspective.
Celebrity Apex will sail from Southampton, the UK to the magnificent Mediterranean. The ship will island-hop around the Caribbean via Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning in November 2020. Relax in well-appointed accommodations that mix the indoors and outdoors. Float 13 stories above the waves on the ever-changing Magic Carpet venue space. Soak up the sun on the Resort Deck with swimming pool, Rooftop Garden and multi-level jogging track. Tantalise your tastebuds at the unbeatable range of restaurants, bars and lounges. And for suite guests, enjoy the exclusive atmosphere of the luxurious Retreat Lounge, Retreat Sundeck and private dining area.
MSC Virtuosa (MSC Cruises)
One of the two largest ships in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, MSC Virtuosa hits the European stage in 2020 featuring two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests.
The poolside space per passenger on board MSC Virtuosa is set to be some of the more plentiful at sea whilst the MSC Yacht Club provides a private haven for indulgence and entertainment.
Elegant suites, cabins and family accommodations feature everything from multi-levels to whirlpools and all spaces include ZOE, the Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant.
Pacific Adventure (P&O Cruises Australia)
P&O Cruises Australia’s newest and largest ship, Pacific Adventure, will join the fleet in October 2020. With initial itineraries departing from Sydney and voyages to New Zealand, Fiji and New Guinea, the grand cruise ship will also offer a three-night comedy cruise and a four-night cruise to Moreton Island. The stunning new vessel will also help you escape the Christmas holiday stress with South Pacific cruises around the Christmas and New Year’s period.
Those passengers booked in suites and certain mini-suites will gain access to the private retreat Byron Beach Club, an exclusive beach club with a secluded outdoor pool, whirlpool spas and panoramic sea views in a stylish setting.
With more bars, pubs and nightclubs than ever before, Pacific Adventure will focus on playful food combinations, fresh and familiar fare and specially selected local wines.
Enchanted Princess (Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises’ fifth Royal-class ship, Enchanted Princess, will mirror her predecessors in luxury and remarkable style and will deliver an innovative cruise experience. The onboard attractions of Enchanted Princess will be where the similarities end. Enjoy delectable dining experiences, featuring fresh ingredients and regional flavours, choose from several pools and whirlpool baths (more than any other cruise ship) and take a seat for a showstopping performance at one of the first-class entertainment venues. You will feel right at home in your modern stateroom and if you opt for the new Sky Suite, you will be treated to expansive sea views from the largest balcony at sea. Enchanted Princess will set sail in Europe in 2020.
Seven Seas Splendor (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
From the sparkling beaches of the Caribbean to the picturesque isles of Greece, Seven Seas Splendor will set sail in style. Superb service, delicious cuisine and all-balcony suites are just a few of the features of this luxurious ship. Broadway choreographers will deliver endless entertainment, 65 new shore excursions will allow you to explore exciting destinations and the Pool Deck will deliver with an elegant swimming pool and two whirlpools. Experience the extraordinary Seven Seas Splendor in 2020.
More New Cruise Ships
Viking Jupiter (Viking Ocean Cruises)
Viking Cruises has been very busy building new cruise ships and Viking Jupiter is the newest addition to the fleet. The sixth of a total of ten identical cruise ships being built for the company, Viking Jupiter holds up to 930 passengers who will enjoy a wide-range of accommodation offerings, from Veranda Staterooms to Suites. The Scandinavian-styled public area includes elegant restaurants, bars and lounges with intimate and relaxing spaces. The cruise ship will spend its first season in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Norwegian Encore (Norwegian Cruise Lines)
The 17th ship in the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ fleet, Norwegian Encore can accommodate up to 4,000 passengers at once and features a colourful bow designed by Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo. Cruisers will enjoy the usual high-quality entertainment, plethora of dining options and fun-filled activities that they know and love from Norwegian Cruise Lines. Norwegian Encore will sail roundtrip from Miami, Florida to the Caribbean.
Sky Princess (Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises knows better than anyone: Never try to improve something that’s already perfect. That’s why their latest ship, the Sky Princess, features tried-and-true amenities popular amongst the cruise line’s loyal passenger base. Princess fans will be delighted to see the European-style central Piazza, Movies Under the Stars, dining by Curtis Stone and an expanded adults-only retreat.
Debuting on this ship is the Take Five jazz bar, where guests can enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz while sipping drinks and chatting with other passengers, as well as an aft-facing infinity pool to enjoy a quick dip.
Spectrum of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
The latest from Royal Caribbean, Spectrum of the Seas is your key to a spectacular Asian adventure sailing to China, Japan and East Asia. The first Quantum Ultra-class ship, Spectrum of the Seas features energy-efficient technology, an exclusive VIP area onboard and top-notch entertainment and activities. Families in particular will look forward to the two-story private playground the Ultimate Family Suite, first seen on Symphony of the Seas. Quantum-class standards such as the North Star, an elevated glass-walled pod that grants guests 360-degree views from high above the sea, also makes a reprise on this ship.
MSC Bellissima (MSC Cruises)
The recently-launched MSC Bellissima joins her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia, in being one of the most popular ships to sail the Mediterranean. Cirque du Soleil will perform in the custom-built Carousel Lounge with some of the most incredible acrobatics you’ll see at sea, complemented by stunning LED and laser-assisted visuals and an incredible wrap-around sound system. The ship’s theatre isn’t the only place you’ll find high-end technology onboard. MSC Bellissima features the world’s first-ever voice-activated digital cruise assistant, Zoe, which can be found in every stateroom.
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