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10 Amazing New Cruise Ships
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Koningsdam represents a number of firsts for Holland America. The biggest cruise ship in its fleet not only will be the first for the line since 2010's Nieuw Amsterdam, but also frontline a new Pinnacle Class. "New to the line" highlights include solo and family cabins, and new dining venues: Sel de Mer (French), the Lido Market (twist on fleetwide Lido Restaurant), Grand Dutch Cafe and Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center. The ship's maiden season will include Mediterranean, Baltic, British Isles and Northern Europe itineraries.
Royal Caribbean's third Quantum Class vessel will sail in 2016. Like its sister ships - Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas - this third ship will feature new-to-the-seas activities such as onboard bumper cars and a skydiving simulator. It also will feature the North Star, a pod that extends up and over the ship for 360-degree views. Inside cabins will feature "virtual balconies" - essentially floor-to-ceiling LCD TV screens linked to a camera mounted on the outside of the ship. It also will feature the wildly innovative entertainment space, Two70, which integrates HD-digital technology with singing, dancing and acrobatics. Ovation of the Seas will be based in China year-round and is being built to lure Chinese cruisers.
Viking Sea will be the second of six ships to debut for the Viking Ocean Cruises brand. The ship will include several of the company's popular riverboat features, including the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining venue, and plenty of outdoor space on the sundeck and beyond. The vessel also will feature a promenade that fully encircles the ship.
New cruise ship from Carnival will be the line's first since 2012's Carnival Breeze. Vista will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. It will feature Carnival's 2.0 enhancements as well as a number of innovations unique to the ship, which will be the line's 25th "Fun Ship." This is the first ship in the Vista Class, which will include a second unnamed ship set to debut in spring 2018.
Royal Caribbean's third Oasis Class vessel will be built and ready to sail by April 2016. A fourth-in-class ship, still unnamed, will launch mid-2018. When these ships are complete, they will be the largest passenger ships afloat.
Explorer will be the largest ship in Regent Seven Seas Cruises' fleet, growing its fleet capacity by a whopping 40 percent. It will feature 369 suites ranging from 300 square feet to 1, 500 square feet, six open-seating gourmet restaurants, a nine-deck atrium and a two-story theater.
Seabourn will build two ships new all-suite ships that will be the largest in the fleet. All 302 suites will include private balconies. Both ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Viking Sky will be the third of six ships to debut for the Viking Ocean Cruises brand. The ship will include several of the company's popular riverboat features, including the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining venue, and plenty of outdoor space on the sundeck and beyond. The vessel also will feature a promenade that fully encircles the ship.
163, 000/
4, 200
Spring 2017 The second ship in NCL's Breakaway-Plus Class will be the same size as the first in the class Escape, coming in at 163, 000 tons and carrying 4, 200 passengers. It will be custom-built for the Chinese market, and it will be deployed full time to Asia, catering to Chinese passengers. It previously had been named Norwegian Bliss, but Norwegian Cruise Line has said the ship instead will be named for the Chinese market.
40, 000/
596
The 40, 000-ton Silver Muse will be the largest ship in the Silversea fleet and the first vessel in a new three-ship class. Silversea describes the intimate 596-passenger ship as a step toward "ultra-luxury ocean cruising, " will feature all-suite accommodations and a supper club-style specialty restaurant.
Along with the yet-unnamed fleetmate that will launch in 2019, MSC Meraviglia will by passenger capacity become the second-largest ship in the world (after Oasis and Allure of the Seas). The 167, 600 gross ton ships will have 2, 250 cabins holding 4, 500 passengers in double occupancy, and a maximum capacity of 5, 700 passengers and 1, 536 crew members.
MSC Seaside will launch in November 2017 and will herald a new class of MSC ship - Seaside class. The ship will homeport in Miami year-round, and according to MSC it will be be a game changer, along with a (as yet unnamed) fleetmate that will launch in 2018, and an option on a third ship. Each of the ships will have a promenade with shops, restaurants and bars. The 154, 400 gross ton ships will have 2, 070 cabins holding 4, 140 passengers in double occupancy and 1, 413 crewmembers. The ships will be 1, 060 feet long and 135 feet wide, with a height of 230 feet, and have more than 468, 000 square feet of public areas, including a theater, a terraced balcony and panoramic lifts with sea views.
8, 770/
300
Late 2017 The new-build from Star Clippers will be the largest of its kind afloat. The five-masted, square-rigged vessel will feature three pools, including one that funnels sunlight through the ship's atrium into the dining room below and a glass-sided dive-training pool, a watersports platform, an atrium restaurant with open-seating dining and a variety of cabin upgrades, including 34 suites with balconies and four Owner's Suites.
143, 000/
3, 560
2017 With the success of fleetmates Royal Princess and Regal Princess, Princess Cruises is building a third ship in it's Royal Class. After its summer 2017 debut, Majestic Princess will be based in China year-round. Little has been announced about the new ship, except that it will be built by Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and will cost about 600 million euros. It will include features catered to the Chinese market as well as those on other ships, such as a central atrium, adults-only Sanctuary, SeaWalk, Princess Live! studio and Movies Under the Stars. The ship also will include balconies on all outside cabins.
This new Carnival cruise ship will be similar to fleetmate Carnival Vista, which is set to debut in Spring 2016. This new ship, part of the line's new Vista Class, will also be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. It will feature Carnival's 2.0 enhancements as well as a number of innovations unique to the ship, which will be the line's 26th "Fun Ship."
The as-yet-unnamed ship will launch in 2018, and, according to MSC, will be a game changer, along with a fleetmate that will launch in 2017. Each of the two ships will have a promenade with shops, restaurants and bars. The 154, 400 gross ton ships will have 2, 070 cabins holding 4, 140 passengers in double occupancy and 1, 413 crewmembers. The ships will be 1, 060 feet long and 135 feet wide, with a height of 230 feet, and have over 468, 000 square feet of public areas, including a theater, a terraced...

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Where are cruise ships built?

I am pretty sure cruise ships are built in dry docks where they can be flooded to float the ships. This is something i saw on Discovery channel on tv. Once the ship is complete they can flood the dock to float the ship to the ocean.

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