Photo: Steel cutting for Queen Anne, Cunard Line

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.

Photo: Rachel Dube

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)

Photo: Princess Cruises

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)

Photo: Cunard Line

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

Photo: Silversea Cruises

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

Photo: American Cruise Lines

American Liberty (American Cruise Lines), June 2024 + American Legend (late 2024)
Not quite an ocean-going ship, American Liberty will be the third catamaran-style cruise ship 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: June 17; 8-day Chesapeake Bay RT from Baltimore (Annapolis, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michaels)
Maiden season: Chesapeake Bay, New England, Historic South
# of cabin categories: 5

Photo: Royal Caribbean

Utopia of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International), July 2024
Utopia of the Seas will be the sixth ship in the line’s super popular Oasis class, but will be the first in the class to be powered by the more environmentally friendly LNG fuel. It will most likely feature a mix of popular Royal Caribbean staples and one or two new venues.

Guest capacity (double occupancy): Approx. 5,668
Inaugural sailing: Not yet revealed
Maiden season: Three- and four-day Bahamas cruises
# of cabin categories: Not yet revealed

Photo: Explora Journeys

Explora II (Explora Journeys), August 2024
The second ship for brand-new cruise line Explora Journeys, Explora II will be a virtual carbon copy of Explora I boasting six restaurants, 27,000 square feet of outdoor space, and all-suite all-balcony accommodations.

Guest capacity (double occupancy): 922
Inaugural sailing: August 12; 11-night Mediterranean (Barcelona, Menorca, Civitavecchia, Rome, Palermo, Corfu, Mykonos, Athens)
Maiden season: The Mediterranean, Middle East, India, the Indian Ocean and Africa
# of cabin categories: 14

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Ilma (The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection), September 2024
Though The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s second yacht is not a carbon copy of its first (Evrima), it will share a number of features including a marina for direct access to non-motorized water play, two pools including an aft infinity pool, five restaurants, a spa, and more.

Guest capacity (double occupancy): 448
Inaugural sailing: September 19; 7-night Mediterranean (Athens, Mykonos, Alanya, Limassol, Haifa)
Maiden season: Mediterranean
# of cabin categories: 7

Photo: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Treasure (Disney Cruise Line), 2024
Beyond a few design details, virtually nothing has been revealed about Disney Treasure, the second in the line’s new Triton Class. However, it is expected to have many of the same features as the first ship in the class, Disney Wish, including the AquaMouse water coaster and six pools.

Guest capacity (full occupancy): approx. 4,000
Inaugural sailing: Not yet revealed
Maiden season: Not yet revealed
# of cabin categories: 26

Unnamed Viking Ocean Ship (Viking), December 2024
No year these days is complete with a new Viking ship (both river and ocean), and 2024 will be no different with an as-yet-unnamed ocean ship due for delivery at the end of the year. The ship will be nearly identical to the rest of the Viking ocean fleet.

Guest capacity (double occupancy): 930
Inaugural sailing: Not yet revealed
Maiden season: Not yet revealed
# of cabin categories: 18

World Seeker (Atlas Ocean Voyages), 2024
The fourth ship from Atlas Ocean Voyages is expected to be a near copy of the line’s first three ships with standout features that include single supplement-free solo cabins, a watersports platform with kayaks and paddleboards, a mud room for changing into and out of wet gear, two restaurants, a pool, and more.

Guest capacity (double occupancy): 198
Inaugural sailing: Not yet revealed
Maiden season: Not yet revealed
# of cabin categories: 11

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