The flurry of new cruise ships post-pandemic is just about over and the pace of cruise ship newbuilding is slowing down slightly. Yet, there's still plenty to be excited about and keep track of with 11 ocean-going cruise ships debuting in 2024. Travel Market Report has compiled a list of all the new ships coming out in 2024, along with their capacity, number of cabin categories, and maiden season itineraries, to help you keep it all straight.
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Icon of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International), January 2024
Icon of the Sea will be the first in an all-new class of ship for Royal Caribbean and will feature a number of new innovations including the largest waterpark at sea and a new neighborhood dedicated to kids younger than 6 years old.
Guest capacity (double occupancy): 5,610
Inaugural sailing: January 28; 7-day RT from Miami (St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Perfect Day at CocoCay)
Maiden season: Caribbean
# of cabin categories: 39 (including 14 that are new to Royal Caribbean)
Sun Princess (Princess Cruises), February 2024
Sun Princess will be the first in an all-new class of ship for Princess Cruises. While it will have most of the line's popular signature spaces, it will also debut The Dome, a stunning geodesic dome that boasts an indoor pool by day and an entertainment stage by night. It will also be the first Princess ship with a suites-only complex.
Guest capacity (double occupancy): 4,300
Inaugural sailing: February 8; 10-day Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona, Mallorca, Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi, Santorini, Naples, Rome)
Maiden season: Mediterranean, followed by Western and Eastern Caribbean out of Port Everglades in the fall
# of cabin categories: 32 (including at least one that is new to Princess)
Queen Anne (Cunard), May 2024
Cunard's fourth Queen will be the line's first new ship in 12 years and will have a completely redesigned interior that blends Cunard's traditional feel with a contemporary aesthetic. The ship will also be the first in the Cunard fleet to have a two-deck theater and 15 restaurants.
Guest capacity (double occupancy: 2,996
Inaugural sailing: May 3; 7-night RT from Southampton (La Coruna, Lisbon)
Maiden season: European cruises out of Southampton (Mediterranean, Scandinavia, the Canary Islands, Norwegian Fjords)
# of cabin categories: 28
Silver Ray (Silversea Cruises), June 2024
Silver Ray will be the second in an all-new class of ship for Silversea. Like Silver Nova, it will feature the line's largest selection of restaurants, bars and suite categories, and will boast a crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3.
Guest capacity (double occupancy): 728
Inaugural sailing: June 3; 12-day Western Europe (Southampton, Hornfleur, Cherbourg, St. Peter Port, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Oporto, Lisbon)
Maiden season: Mediterranean (through December 2024)/South America (through early March 2025)
# of cabin categories: 13
American Liberty (American Cruise Lines), June 2024 + American Legend (late 2024)
Not quite ocean-going ships, American Liberty and Legend will be the third and fourth catamaran-style cruise vessels designed for coastal sailing. The all-balcony ship will have lots of outdoor space for scenic cruising, as well as an swim/activity platform at the back equipped with kayaks.
Guest capacity (full occupancy): 100
Inaugural sailing: American Liberty -- June 17; 8-day Chesapeake Bay RT from Baltimore (Annapolis, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michaels) | American Legend -- November 25, 8-day Florida Gulf Coast & Keys RT from St. Petersburg (Punta Gorda, Marco Island, Key West)
Maiden season: American Liberty -- Chesapeake Bay, New England, Historic South | American Legend -- Florida Gulf & Keys, Mid-Atlantic, New England
# of cabin categories: 5