In 2019, cruise lines will debut an impressive Spectrum of new builds, each more Bellissima than the last, and one thing is certain: we’re in for another Grandiosa year—an Encore, if you will. So step back (but watch out for the Flora) and take in the wide Panorama of cruise ships debuting in 2019. Our expectations are so Sky-high, we have Jupiter in our sights!
Continue below to preview the new cruise ships launching in 2019:
Viking Jupiter (Viking Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: February 16, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 930
The Spa: Inspired by Nordic traditions and featuring a pool, snow grotto, sauna.
Infinity Pool: Glass-backed and aft-located to bring your onboard experience closer to your destination, even while swimming!
Explorers’ Lounge: Enjoy light fare and refreshments while taking in panoramic views from this 2-story lounge.
Main Pool: Heated and protected by a retractable roof, this watery oasis is fit for relaxing or swimming laps.
The Theater: Spacious sofa seating to enjoy live entertainment, engaging lectures and destination-themed movies.
Viking Jupiter debuts in Athens, Greece in February 2019, quickly launching into a wonderful season of Mediterranean cruising. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your cruise aboard Viking Jupiter.
MSC Bellissima (MSC Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: March 4, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 4,500
Cirque du Soleil at Sea: Presented exclusively for MSC Cruises, enjoy two unique shows per night in the Carousel Lounge.
Arizona AquaPark: Cool down in the three winding waterslides and dry off while navigating the ropes course.
TV Studio & Bar: Enjoy live games, talent shows, karaoke, comedy and live music in this multi-purpose space complete with a broadcast booth and TV studio.
MSC Yacht Club: A luxurious haven offering bonus amenities and exclusive access to the MSC Yacht Club restaurant, bar, pool and lounge.
Sports at Sea: An F1 Simulator, full-size Bowling Lanes and large Sportplex arena provide thrills for all ages.
MSC Bellissima launches in Southampton, England in March 2019, and quickly begins a full season of Mediterranean cruising. Contact our cruise consultants at 1-800-377-9383 to learn more about MSC Bellissima.
Spectrum of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
Maiden Voyage: May 4, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 4,180
The North Star: Enter this glass capsule and pick your jaw off the floor as a telescoping arm lifts you more than 300 feet above the ocean!
RipCord by iFly: A skydiving simulator that overlooks a surfing simulator—all at sea!
SeaPlex: An indoor sports court that also offers bumper cars and roller skating.
Ultimate Family Suite: Two stories, three bedrooms, a recreation room and in-suite slide.
Spectrum of the Seas premiers in Dubai, UAE in May 2019, and then makes her way to Asia for cruises from Singapore and Shanghai. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your vacation aboard Spectrum of the Seas.
Celebrity Flora (Celebrity Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: May 26, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 100
Private Verandas: Each suite features a private veranda so you can always enjoy your stunning surroundings.
Full Room Automation: Everything within each suite can be controlled with the touch of a button!
Discovery Lounge: Socialize or enjoy entertainment and lectures from the onboard Naturalists.
Ocean Grill: Fresh seafood—sustainably caught and grilled to perfection—enjoyed under a shade canopy or under the stars.
Novurania Yacht Tenders: Custom-built tender crafts with boarding stairs and a hydraulic ramp for wet landings in the Galapagos.
Celebrity Flora debuts in Isla Baltra of the Galapagos Islands in May 2019, and she’ll remain in the Galapagos for expedition-style cruising, for which she was purposely built. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your Galapagos expedition aboard Celebrity Flora.
Sky Princess (Princess Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: October 20, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 3,560
Sky Suite: A 700-square-foot balcony—Princess Cruises’ largest ever—provides 270-degree views for up to five guests.
Pools Galore: Two swimming pools, multiple spa tubs, dancing fountains and an infinity “Wakeview” pool are but some of the watery retreats available onboard!
Princess Live! & Café: Take in live music and comedy or participate in a gameshow in this new gathering area offering refreshments and quick bites.
Take Five: A new lounge filled with live jazz and perfectly crafted cocktails.
The Voice of the Ocean: TV’s #1 singing competition takes to the seas with auditions, coaches and the famous “I Want You” chairs.
Sky Princess debuts in Athens, Greece in October 2019 for a brief Mediterranean season, followed by a Transatlantic Crossing and full season of Caribbean sailings. Contact our cruise consultants at 1-800-377-9383 to learn more about Sky Princess.
Norwegian Encore (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Maiden Voyage: November 2, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 4,000
Race Track: Race friends around two stories and several hairpin turns, including one that extends out beyond the side of the ship!
Laser Tag: Enjoy family-friendly thrills in an Atlantis-themed open-air laser tag arena.
Galaxy Pavilion: Thrilling, high-tech virtual reality experiences and simulators, plus an escape room.
Aqua Park: Twist down the Aqua Racer waterslide, or drop into Ocean Loops and slide through a double loop that extends out over the side of the ship.
Live Entertainment: Enjoy everything from a Beatles cover band in The Cavern Club and a sing-a-long speakeasy musical with Prohibition-era cocktails, to onboard productions of Kinky Boots and The Choir of Man.
Norwegian Encore debuts in Southampton, England in November 2019 and quickly crosses the Atlantic to start a season of Caribbean cruising. Contact our friendly cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your vacation aboard Norwegian Encore.
MSC Grandiosa (MSC Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: November 10, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 6,300
Cirque du Soleil at Sea: Enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment with a dinner-and-show experience exclusive to MSC Cruises.
Polar Aquapark: Climb across the elevated ropes course—dubbed Himalayan Bridge—on your way to this multi-story water park!
Sports Galore: Play court games in a multi-purpose Sportplex arena, race in F1 Simulators and get a strike in the onboard bowling lanes.
Galleria: A central promenade lined with shops and dining, all set beneath an ever-changing digital “sky” LED screen.
MSC Aurea Spa: Luxurious and relaxing, the MSC Aurea Spa offers various treatments, a thermal area and beauty salon.
MSC Grandiosa debuts in Hamburg, Germany in November 2019, beginning with a season of Mediterranean cruising. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your vacation aboard MSC Grandiosa.
Carnival Panorama (Carnival Cruise Lines)
Maiden Voyage: December 11, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 3,934
Sky Zone: An indoor trampoline park and obstacle course—the first of its kind at sea!
SkyRide: An elevated track featuring two pedal-powered vehicles that race above the SportSquare’s mini golf, basketball court and ropes course.
WaterWorks: Twisting waterslides, a giant drench bucket and an expanded kids play area highlight this wet and wild attraction.
Havana Bar & Pool: Enjoy Cuban-inspired food and drinks in a relaxing retreat by day, and the hottest party scene at night.
Family Harbor Staterooms & Suites: Family-friendly accommodations with exclusive access to the Family Harbor Lounge (with breakfast and snacks, Hasbro board games, movies and more) and free babysitting!
Carnival Panorama debuts in Los Angeles, California in December 2019, kicking off a winter season of Mexican Riviera cruising. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan a cruise aboard Carnival Panorama.
Looking for a little personal guidance to help you find the best ship for your cruising needs? Interested in learning more about these amazing new cruise ships? Comment below or, better yet, give us a call at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our friendly cruise experts today!
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