2017 is becoming the year of the new cruise ship.
This year Seabourn Cruise Line launches their new Encore, a 600 passenger ship.
Silversea Cruises launches its ultra-luxury Silver Muse in April, which has great restaurant choices.
Norwegian Cruise Line is also introducing its new Norwegian Joy. The ship is aimed at Chinese cruisers, complete with a go kart racetrack on deck.
The MSC Meraviglia launches in June, complete with a 262-foot synthetic LED sky above its interior promenade complete with Cirque du Soleil performances.
Later in the year, the massive MSC Seaside will sail in the Caribbean, complete with a large water park and an industry first — a wraparound al fresco boardwalk.
In December of this year, the Viking Sun will sail the company’s first-ever World Cruise, which spans 141 days, five continents, 35 countries, and 66 ports.
Most of the new ships are already sold out — or close to it — for their inaugural season.
But there’s good news — look for very attractive discounts on these cruise lines’ other ships and itineraries. It’s a buyers market for 2017.
For more information about cruise travel, check out:
- Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean
- The Rules Change for Smoking on Cruise Ships
- What Happens When Cruises are Rerouted
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