Magic, Massage & Marvels - New For Cruise Coming Soon
By the end of this year, 167 new cruise ships will have been built since 2000, with plenty more ships and innovations to come in the coming few years.
In 2014 we'll see the launch of 6 new-build ships on the oceans, followed by another 8 in 2015, while 2016 already has 8 scheduled – including the Titanic II.
The following ships are some of the new vessels gearing up to debut at sea next year and introduce some innovative special features to cruisers.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway launches in February 2014 and will carry 4208 passengers. Highlights of the ship will include tropical-themed outdoor bars and restaurants; Latin-inspired food; the Grammy Museum; “Illusionarium” special-effects magic show; and a broadway show, “Legally Blonde”.
Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess will launch in May 2014 with capacity for 3560 passengers. Amongst it's amenities will be a glass-enclosed walkway called The Seawalk which extends beyond the ship’s edge; poolside cabanas; and the Princess live! television studio.
Costa Cruises’ Costa Diadema will carry 3700 passengers from October 2014. It will be Italy’s biggest ship with a 4-storey wellness area encompassing day spa, gym, 3 pools and 8 hot tubs); 7 restaurants; 15 bars; a 4 D cinema; 3-storey theatre; and 2-storey games area with laser shooting and video games.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas hits the waves in November 2014 and will have space for 4,180 passengers. Cruise travellers will be able to enjoy the virtual balconies (floor-to-ceiling TV screens in inside cabins, linked to the ship’s external camera; the North Star Pod that hangs over the ship for panoramic views; bumper cars; and skydiving simulator.
Source: Cruise Lines International Association
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