Cruise Ship Launches 2012- 2013

The 2012 and 2013 cruise diary is filling up at a rate of knots with up and coming launch dates and whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a luxury getaway or a couple’s hideaway, 2012 is guaranteed to be an exciting time for cruisers everywhere.

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Disney Fantasy

Building on the classic style of her sister ship, 2011’s Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the expanding Disney Cruise Line fleet.

Disney Fantasy cruise ship information

Oceania Riviera

Riviera debuts in April 2012 and continues Oceania’s focus on sophisticated design, as befits the world’s largest upper premium cruise
line.

Oceania Riviera cruise ship information

Msc Divina

MSC Cruises will bring its fleet of ships to 12 with new vessel, Divina, due to launch in May 2012. Named in honour of screen legend and MSC ‘godmother’ Sophia Loren.

MSC Divina cruise ship information

Carnival Breeze

Carnival’s new ‘Fun Ship’, Carnival Breeze, arrives in June 2012 with a debut schedule of 12-day Mediterranean voyages before repositioning to Miami in November.

Carnival Breeze cruise ship information

Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Reflection is the fifth and final planned Solstice-class cruise ship. It will have one more deck than other Solstice class and will have the first Aqua Class Suites

Celebrity Reflection cruise ship information

Costa Fascinosa

She is a Concordia-class cruise ship that was ordered as part of a five-ship expansion of the Costa Cruises fleet. Costa hasn’t revealed much about the ship yet however.

Costa Fascinosa cruise ship information

Royal Princess

The new Royal Princess is the first of two new-generation ships for Princess Cruises. “Princess passengers will easily recognize our next ship as a natural progression in our fleet,” says Princess President and CEO Alan Buckelew.

Royal Princess cruise ship information

Hapag-Lloyd Europa 2

Hapag-Lloyd’s sister ship, Europa 2, will have family suites, kids’ clubs, babysitting services, West End-style shows, seven dining rooms and a spa. The 516-passenger ship will have the same levels of luxury as Europa.

Hapag Lloyd cruise ship information


Cruise Launches in 2013 and beyond

 

Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway

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April 2013 and April 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the ship names for its two new ‘Project Breakaway’ vessels which will launch in 2013 and 2014. The Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will feature accommodations designed specifically for families, spa enthusiasts and solo travellers, and the ships will see the return of oceanview staterooms, some of which will have five berths.

The two new ships were named following a national naming competition with USA Today in the US receiving over 230,000 entries, and Norwegian felt these names best reflected the innovation of the brand along with the freedom and flexibility of the line’s signature Freestyle Cruising.

Compagnie du Ponant

June 2013

Compagnie du Ponant’s new build will be identical to the twin ships Le Boréal and L’Austral; and will be the third ship the line has launched in the last three years.

Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, Compagnie du Ponant’s managing director, says: “following fast on the success of introducing our sleek super yachts Le Boréal and L’Austral and their acceptance in the international arena, we are committed to progressing our business development plan and philosophy to create exceptional, state-of-the-art ships, perpetuating the yachting spirit of our fleet.

“We will continue to fulfil our promise to guests of offering unique itineraries, dream locations off the beaten track, new cultures and close encounters with the wonders of nature – these privileges are on offer thanks to the small size and technical capabilities of the vessels belonging to Compagnie du Ponant.”

Princess Cruises

2014

A new Princess ship is due to be launched in 2014. As yet unnamed, it will be the same size as its sister ship Royal Princess.

P&O

March 2015

P&O Cruises will expand its fleet with a 141,000-tonne cruise ship in 2014. The as-yet-unnamed 3,611-passenger vessel will be the largest in the P&O Cruises fleet, as well as the largest cruise ship built specifically for the British market.