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New Cruise Ships

29 Jul 2019 | by Ian McAleavy

Updated in August 2023

From the initial design to the laying of the keel, through to the launch, the process of getting a new cruise ship on to the seas normally takes between two and three years. Throughout this period, information about the ships gets drip-fed to us, building our anticipation until the big reveal. Read on for all the info on the new best ships at sea in 2024 and everything you need to know about them.

New Cruise Ships For 2024

Ship Cruise Line Launch Date
Sun Princess Princess Cruises February 2024
Silver Ray Silversea Cruises May 2024
Queen Anne Cunard January 2024
Icon of the Seas Royal Caribbean January 2024
Disney Treasure Disney Cruise Line Summer 2024
Explora II Explora Journeys Summer 2024
Carnival Firenze Carnival Cruise Line May 2024

Sun Princess, Princess Cruises

sun princess


Sun Princess is the new Princess Cruises' ship launching in 2024. The largest addition to Princess Cruises’ fleet, it’s setting sail from Port Everglades in Florida and features an array of extraordinary features throughout its 21 decks, including Park19 - a brand new thrilling family activity zone, out-of-this-world entertainment in The Dome and a variety of decadent eateries including favourites such as Alfredo’s Pizzeria. Offering itineraries across Europe, the Mediterranean and beyond, Sun Princess is bound to be popular with families, couples and solo travellers alike.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 175,500
  • Guest Capacity: 4,300
  • Crew: 1,550
  • Total Cabins: 2,150 (1,518 balcony cabins)

Silver Ray, Silversea Cruises

silver ray


If you’re looking for new luxury cruise ships in 2024, Silver Ray is the ultimate choice for you. A new addition to the Silversea Cruises fleet and sister ship to Silver Nova, there are an abundance of luxurious amenities onboard, including the Otium Spa, the elegant Dusk Bar, unforgettable entertainment in the Venetian Lounge and a selection of tantalising cuisine in restaurants such as La Dame. With cruises around the Mediterranean, Greece, South America and other fantastic destinations, Silver Ray offers the perfect luxury cruise getaway in 2024.

Silver Ray is also ideal for those looking for small ship cruises in 2024, as it caters for just over 700 people.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 54,700
  • Guest Capacity: 728
  • Crew: 556
  • Total Cabins: 363 (all cabins have balconies)

Queen Anne, Cunard

Queen Anne


Cunard’s much anticipated new vessel, Queen Anne, sets sail in January 2024 from Southampton. Boasting the beloved White Star Line service, and offering a delightful combination of modern and traditional touches, Queen Anne has lots of incredible features from the dazzling Bright Lights Society Bar to the Royal Court Theatre and the Top Deck Wellness Studio. Offering something for all tastes and preferences, Queen Anne has itineraries throughout 2024 and beyond to destinations such as Asia, Australia and the United States.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 113,000
  • Guest Capacity: 3,000
  • Crew: 1,225
  • Total Cabins: 1,331 (744 balcony cabins)

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

icon of the seas


Another new cruise ship in 2024 is Royal Caribbean’s breathtaking Icon of the Seas. Set to be the world’s largest cruise ship in 2024, it caters for a mind-blowing 7,600 passengers, and is comparable to a city at sea. Onboard, you’ll find a large selection of wonderful amenities and features, including magical entertainment in Absolute Zero (the largest ice rink at sea), the popular Flowrider the Overlook Lounge, Category 6 Waterpark and dining throughout its 20+ eateries. Icon of the Seas will be offering Caribbean cruises to an array of exotic islands.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 250,000
  • Guest Capacity: 5000 - 7,600
  • Crew: 2,350
  • Total Cabins: 2,805 (1,815 balcony cabins)

Disney Treasure, Disney Cruise Line

disney treasure


Families will love Disney Treasure, Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, setting sail in 2024. A Wish-Class ship that’s powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), it has amenities onboard that will cater for kids and adults alike. Top highlights include the Neverland Cinema, Buena Vista Theater, Senses Spa & Salon and dining within favourites such as the Animator’s Palate and Enchanted Garden. The new Disney Cruise ship in 2024 also has a varied selection of cruises on offer to destinations such as the Caribbean.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 144,000
  • Guest Capacity: 3,500
  • Crew: 1,555
  • Total Cabins: 1,254 (948 balcony cabins)

Explora II, Explora Journeys

explora 2


Another luxury cruise ship setting sail in 2024 is Explora II. Explora Journeys’ second ship, its divine selection of opulent amenities are bound to impress. Providing exceptional service and a luxury sailing experience from start to finish, onboard you can take advantage of 6 different restaurants, including Fil Rouge (offering French inspired cuisine), 4 pools and entertainment within the Journeys Lounge. Explora II will set sail to destinations including South America, Canada and the Mediterranean.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 64,000
  • Guest Capacity: 933
  • Crew: 700
  • Total Cabins: 461 (all cabins have balconies)

Carnival Firenze, Carnival Cruise Line

carnival firenze


And finally, there is Carnival Firenze. A new cruise ship in 2024 for Carnival Cruise Line, there is a mixture of impressive features onboard, from the popular Dive-in Movies, to the exhilarating WaterWorks waterpark. There are also mouth-watering eateries onboard, including Bonsai Sushi, the Seafood Shack and the Chef’s Table, amongst extraordinary entertainment offered in the Piano Bar and the Punchliner Comedy Club. Carnival Firenze is currently offering itineraries to Mexico and the United States.

Key Stats:

  • Gross Tonnage: 135,156
  • Guest Capacity: 4,126
  • Crew: 1,424
  • Total Cabins: 2,136 (969 balcony cabins)

Book a 2024 cruise with Planet Cruise

Discover Planet Cruises’ wide range of cruise holidays in 2024 and enjoy a getaway unlike any other. With so many new cruise ships in 2024 to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice- whether you’re looking to enjoy a cruise with your family, your partner, solo or with your friends in tow.

You can also check out our variety of luxury cruises in 2024, along with the Top Family Summer Cruises 2024.

Other New Cruise Ships 2024


New Cruise Ships 2026, 2027 and 2028

New Cruise Ships 2025


New Cruise Ships in 2022

We don’t have many details about the cruise ships that are on the horizon beyond 2024, but these are the confirmed ones that we know of:

Ships Launched in 2022

Ships Launching in 2023 and beyond



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