The 12 Most-Anticipated Cruise Ships of 2023

Last updated on September 18th, 2023

Prepare for the ultimate sailing adventure as the cruise industry makes a comeback in 2023!

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This year, a fleet of brand-new cruise ships will set sail, bringing with them a wave of excitement, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of advanced technology and unparalleled comfort, where you can indulge in luxury, soak up the local culture, or embark on thrilling adventures. With so many options, you’re sure to find the perfect cruise that aligns with your desires.

Read on to discover the 12 most-anticipated cruise ships of 2023.
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Emerald Sakara

Emerald Sakara, the second luxury superyacht from Emerald Waterways, promises a high-end cruising experience with its sleek and modern design, spacious accommodations, and exceptional service.

With only 100 guests on board, an intimate yacht experience is guaranteed. Don’t be surprised if the crew addresses you by your name or knows your favorite drink since day one – that’s just how it is on this luxurious ship!

Aboard the Emerald Sakara, you can discover breathtaking destinations around the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea, and the Caribbean. Connect with our cruise experts and select your dream cruise.Section 2 Image

Seabourn Pursuit

Hop aboard the Seabourn Pursuit, the latest and greatest addition to the Seabourn expedition fleet! With state-of-the-art technology and 132 oceanfront suites, this ship is the epitome of luxury and adventure that promises a premium experience for the high-end expedition traveler.

Get ready to explore some of the most awe-inspiring and remote spots on earth! With two custom submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a team of 26 expert guides, the possibilities are endless.

The Seabourn Pursuit will set sail this summer from the Mediterranean, taking you on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage with sailings from 7 to 19 days, visiting beautiful port cities like Taormina, Amalfi, St. Tropez, Cinque Terre, Marseille, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience luxury and adventure like never before. Contact our cruise experts today to start planning your perfect Seabourn Pursuit voyage.
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Oceania Vista

Oceania Cruises sets sail on a quest for innovation and excellence with the launch of the Oceania Vista, the first of the Allura class. With its stunning organic, land-and-sea-inspired interiors, the Oceania Vista offers a journey like no other! As guests step onboard, they’ll meet with exceptional dining options, personalized service, and one-of-a-kind experiences that will leave a lasting impression. The Oceania Vista is determined to take its passengers on a world-class adventure, setting the bar high and leaving them with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Get ready to sail to some of the most unique Mediterranean and French Riviera destinations, then cross the Atlantic from Southampton to New York and explore Canada. To top it all off, the ship will spend the rest of 2023 sailing between Los Angeles and Miami, with a thrilling Panama Canal journey mixed in!

Experience world-class luxury and adventure with the Oceania Vista. Book your voyage today!
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Scenic Eclipse II

There’s a new era in luxury expedition cruising, and Scenic Eclipse II is part of it. This state-of-the-art vessel combines the best design, technology, and exploration for a truly unforgettable experience. Scenic’s new ship promises to exceed all expectations, from soaring above in the helicopter to exploring the depths below in the custom-built Scenic Neptune submarine. With a smaller guest capacity of 228, you’ll enjoy a more intimate cruise experience with spacious suites, personalized Scenic Discovery excursions, savor up to 10 delicious dining options, and butler service for every guest.

This highly-anticipated ship sets sail on April 13, 2023, embarking on an 11-day journey through the Mediterranean, starting in Lisbon and ending in Barcelona.

Are you looking for a cruise that combines luxury, comfort, and adventure? Look no further than Scenic Eclipse II!
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Resilient Lady

Get ready to sail on the adventure of a lifetime with the Resilient Lady! This magnificent vessel is the latest addition to the Virgin Voyages fleet, and it’s taking cruising to a completely different level! With its cutting-edge design that challenges conventional cruise ships, the Resilient Lady is a true testament to the innovative spirit of the Virgin Group.

Live life like a rockstar with endless onboard entertainment, or escape to a peaceful oasis for much-needed relaxation. Accommodating up to 2,770 guests, the Resilient Lady offers endless possibilities for fun and relaxation.

Discover endless entertainment and excitement as you sail the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles. Whether you’re looking for adventure or want to unwind, the Resilient Lady has something for everyone.

Talk to our vacation consultants and book your Virgin voyage today!
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Explora I

Embark on a journey of transformation with Explora I, the first of six best-in-class ships from Explora Journeys. With its breathtaking views from 461 oceanfront suites, diverse and sustainable culinary experiences, and the latest environment-supporting technologies, Explora I promises to offer a redefining luxury cruise experience.

Join the inaugural voyage on July 17, 2023, from Southampton and embark on a 15-night adventure to Northern Europe and the Arctic Circle, with stops at magnificent destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Iceland, and Greenland. Discover even more incredible sights as the ship sets sail to the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, and Hawaii.

Get ready for a journey like no other, where luxury and sustainability come together in perfect harmony! Start planning your cruise aboard Explora I today
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Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Cruise Line is keeping pace by introducing its latest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Viva, boasting a state-of-the-art design and a host of never-before-seen experiences at sea.

Take in stunning ocean views from the infinity pools, get your adrenaline pumping on the three-story racetrack, or find peace and tranquility on the ample outdoor deck space. Savor delicious cuisine at The Commodore Room or enjoy a wide variety of refreshing drinks at The Outdoor Bar. The Ocean Boulevard experiences offer a range of activities to keep you entertained and inspired.

Step into adventure with the highly anticipated debut of Norwegian Viva. This June, embark on a journey to discover the rich history of the Mediterranean and later bask in the tropical beauty of the Caribbean’s white sand beaches.

Reserve your spot on Norwegian Viva today!
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Silver Nova

Sail away to a world of luxury and eco-friendliness with Silversea’s brand-new ship, Silver Nova. You’ll feel like you’ve found a floating oasis with this ship’s cutting-edge asymmetrical design, spacious open spaces, and ample room to wander.

The ship’s innovative architecture ensures that every outdoor area offers breathtaking, unobstructed views, giving you a chance to marvel at the beauty of your surroundings throughout the journey.

Immerse yourself in breathtaking Mediterranean and South American destinations with the ultimate destination connection, extreme elegance, and luxury on the Silver Nova.

Discover an unforgettable adventure with the Silver Nova way of traveling!
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Seven Seas Grandeur

Regent Seven Seas sets the bar high in luxury cruising with its latest ship, the Seven Seas Grandeur. The ship lives up to the cruise line’s tagline of “an unrivaled experience” with inclusive features such as unlimited shore excursions, pre-paid gratuities, open bars and lounges, and unlimited beverages. Besides, with one of the industry’s highest space-to-passenger and crew-to-passenger ratios, guests can expect exceptional pampering and care throughout their voyage.

All suites on Seven Seas Grandeur boast a furnished balcony offering breathtaking views and an expansive outdoor living space. Regardless of your choice of suite, you can be sure that the same high standards of design and comfort apply to all the rooms.

After its maiden voyage and a transatlantic crossing, the Seven Seas Grandeur will embark on a wide range of Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. These itineraries range from 7 to 16 nights in length and offer guests the opportunity to visit and explore some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Get ready for an unforgettable luxury experience with the Seven Seas Grandeur.
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Celebrity Ascent

Step aboard the newest addition to the Celebrity fleet, Celebrity Ascent, and embark on a journey of unparalleled luxury and comfort. With a wide selection of staterooms and suites, guests are guaranteed a personalized experience that suits all their needs. Get ready to indulge in 32 unique food and beverage experiences and a wide range of entertainment options, including one of the most luxurious Spas at sea.

Celebrity Ascent promises to take your cruise vacation to the next level with its effortless ship access and seamless guest experience. In 2023, explore the Caribbean and experience the warm waters of stunning islands. In the spring of 2024, you can embark on a transatlantic voyage to Portugal and Spain, followed by breathtaking Mediterranean sailings to destinations such as the Italian Riviera, France, Greece, and Turkey.

Get ready for a journey of more space, luxury, and connection with Celebrity Ascent.
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Carnival Jubilee

A new adventure awaits you on the latest addition to the Carnival fleet – Carnival Jubilee! Launching in October, this versatile ship promises to offer something for everyone, from solo travelers to families and couples seeking a romantic escape.

For those adrenaline-seekers, the ship offers the thrill of the classic Bolt Roller Coaster combined with breathtaking ocean views from the three-deck atrium. And when night falls, the atrium transforms into a vibrant entertainment hub, adding even more excitement to your journey.

Join the Carnival crew on a six-night Western Caribbean voyage, starting December 23, 2023, with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, and Roatan Island, Honduras.

Book your spot nowand get ready for an unforgettable experience aboard Carnival Jubilee!
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Brilliant Lady

Embark on an unparalleled adventure with the upcoming fourth ship of the Virgin fleet, Brilliant Lady, offering a perfect blend of comfort from your favorite land-based destinations and the excitement of the open sea. Like her sister ships, Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, and Resilient Lady, Brilliant Lady is designed to provide a unique and unforgettable experience. The ship’s name pays homage to women who advocate for equal treatment and representation, showcasing their intelligence, creativity, and self-confidence.

Experience the ultimate luxury and convenience onboard Brilliant Lady with state-of-the-art home automation technology. Indulge in unlimited dining options and a diverse range of entertainment venues.

You can book your journey on Brilliant Lady starting December 2023 in one of its seven-night itineraries to the Southern and Eastern Caribbean.

The cruise industry continues to push the boundaries of travel in 2023. From innovative ship designs to unique destinations, there’s never been a better time to set sail and discover the world. Don’t miss out on this chance to make unforgettable memories and revive the adventurous spirit of cruising!

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