Three New Ships
Three New Ships
Growth in the cruise industry knows no bounds with more and more people choosing to cruise. To meet this demand cruise lines are announcing new ships with increasing regularity. At the end of September Cunard took the industry by storm announcing the addition of a fourth ship to its fleet. The as yet unnamed ship will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. This is the first time since 1998 that the famous cruise brand will have four ships in simultaneous service. The new 113,000-tonne ship will carry 3,000 guests and will be launched in 2022.
Just two days later P&O Cruises announced that their smallest ship in the fleet – Adonia – will make its last cruise in February 2018 undertaking a round-trip Caribbean fly/cruise from Barbados. In tandem with this news, Azamara Club Cruises announced they were purchasing the ship. Comparable in size to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, the newly-acquired ship will be christened Azamara Pursuit and will commence sailings in October 2018.
Also in September the ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises announced the construction of a sister-ship to their highly successful Silver Muse which was launched to great acclaim in April. The new 596-passenger vessel will be christened Silver Moon when she enters service in 2020 and will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation which is the hallmark of the Silversea experience.
In recent years the hottest new ships have come with a host of innovations such as bigger and better thrill rides; activities that appeal to adrenalin-junkies; water parks for even the most demanding kids; a greater array of speciality dining options; larger suites or dedicated enclaves for passengers seeking indulgence; and ever-more lavish spas and recreation facilities. The three new ships for Cunard, Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea Cruises will be understated and appeal to those looking for premium and luxury cruising experiences. If you like to be a ‘maiden voyager’ then call our cruise specialists now on 0800 484 0370.
- 11th October 2017