62 New Cruise Ships Slated to Enter Service Through 2036

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The global cruise ship orderbook has now reached its farthest extension ever, encompassing 62 ships scheduled to enter service through 2036.

In April, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings placed a significant order, and Viking followed suit in May, adding two new ships to its roster. Set for delivery in 2029, these new ocean-going vessels, each accommodating 998 guests, will be constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

With these additions, Viking is slated to receive eight new ships over the next five years, with options for two more in 2023. The latest update to the global cruise ship orderbook also features recent orders from other major cruise brands.

Three of the industry's largest corporations have new ships scheduled for 2024. Carnival Corporation led the announcements in February and April, unveiling deals for new vessels. These two ships, part of the Excel class series, will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and will join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.

Carnival Corporation is now expected to take delivery of three new ships through 2028.

In March, Royal Caribbean Group announced an agreement for a new Oasis class ship for Royal Caribbean International. This 5,714-guest ship will be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, expanding Royal Caribbean's lineup to nine ships through 2028.

A significant industry development came from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which revealed plans to build eight new ships through 2036. With these additions, the cruise operator will receive a total of 13 ships over the next 12 years, serving its three brands.

Additionally, MSC Cruises Group has substantial orders, with eight new ships scheduled for delivery through 2028.