No Sign of Slowing Down for Global Cruise Ship Orderbook

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The global cruise ship orderbook has now expanded to its most extended timeline, with bookings stretching to 2026. This expansion is largely due to a significant newbuild agreement announced by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings with Fincantieri in April.

According to a recent update from Cruise Industry News, eight new ships from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have been incorporated into the orderbook.

This includes two new vessels each for the Oceania and Regent brands, and four for Norwegian Cruise Line itself. Notably, the per berth prices for the new Oceania and Regent ships are higher than those of previous models.

Moreover, Windstar Cruises is set to receive its first new vessel in over 30 years, named the Star Seeker, which will be built by West Sea in Portugal and is scheduled for delivery in 2025. Initially, this ship was intended for Mystic’s U.S. brand under Atlas Ocean Voyages.

Another significant update involves the MSC World Asia, which was officially named this April. It is slated to serve the Asian market following its construction at Chantiers in France.

With 60 ocean-going vessels now ordered through 2026, the average price per ship stands at just over $760 million, with an average capacity of 2,346 guests.