Be among the first of the lucky few to travel on exceptional cruise ships making their debuts in 2016. Reservations are already being taken for these much anticipated beauties. Cruise-lovers have much to celebrate this year, with a vast selection to choose from – including the world’s largest ship and thrills galore. Whether you prefer opulence, endless amusements or a combination, your ship will come in.
All boast fabulous culinary options, stunning accommodations, top-of-the line entertainment and other exciting offerings. With many experiencing the “winter doldrums” this time of year — think of these breathtaking new cruise ships that will transport you to your dream destinations. There will be a host of incredible amenities and activities depending on the ship you choose including huge water parks with multi-level water slides, chic bars and breweries, state-of-the-art fitness centers and even bumper cars. World famous spas and new celebrity chef-designed restaurants make cruising better than ever in 2016.
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Meaning “mermaid” in Spanish, the elegant 30,277-ton, 684-guest Sirena will soon be welcomed into the fleet of upscale Oceania Cruises. She was newly designed to deliver a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Exquisite dining is always a highlight at the epicurean-oriented line’s acclaimed specialty restaurants, including the new Tuscan Steak. Enjoy a high level of personal attentive service with a high staff-to-guest ratio.
Ovation of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
The third in the line’s acclaimed Quantum Class, the 167,800-ton, 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas, provides the perfect way to see China. Like her sister ships, she features North Star, a capsule that rises 300 feet above the ship for unforgettable views, Two70, an innovative entertainment area, a sky-diving simulator, Bionic Bar, endless restaurants and lots more.
Viking Sea (Viking Ocean Cruises)
Viking Ocean Cruises’ 47,800-ton, 930-guest Viking Sea will provide a delightful luxury cruise experience that includes a spectacular Infinity Pool. There will be plenty of places to relax and enjoy the views, including the Aquavit Terrace for alfresco dining. Relax on the sundeck, savor delicious cuisine and retreat to ultra-comfortable stunning accommodations. The promenade fully encircles the ship, so guests may enjoy a lovely stroll while stopping at eateries, bars and shops.
Koningsdam (Holland America Line)
At 99,500-tons, the 2,660-guest Koningsdam will be Holland America Line’s largest ship and the first of its Pinnacle Class. This stunning ship will introduce new features. There will be beautifully designed solo and family cabins, new restaurants, including Sel de Mer, serving fresh seafood French-style. Guests will be able indulge in fresh microgreens grown at the Culinary Arts Center and partake in the first wine blending venue at sea.
Carnival Vista (Carnival Cruise Line)
Discover a world of family-friendly activities, delightful dining and a vast selection of accommodations on Carnival Cruise Line’s 133,500-ton, 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista.™ The largest and the first in its Vista Class series will be chock full of places for play and relaxation. Impressive new amenities include an onboard brewery and a families-only zone with staterooms. Additionally, you’ll find an immense WaterWorks Park and the first IMAX® Theatre at Sea. New Havana Cabana Suites boast a private patio – complete with comfy lounge chairs and even a hammock. A first for the ship is the “Family Zone,” with fabulous Family Harbor Staterooms and Suites. Designed with a lovely nautical décor, they can accommodate up to five guests.
Harmony of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
The always innovative Royal Caribbean International will introduce the 5,400-passenger Harmony of the Seas, its third Oasis Class ship and at 227,700 tons, the world’s largest. Discover brand new innovations and activities, including “The Ultimate Abyss,” a 10-story slide that is the tallest at sea, the coolest bartenders at sea and thrilling entertainment that includes Broadway’s “Grease, The Musical.” Explore seven diverse “neighborhoods” and treat your taste buds to 20 fabulous dining options on this family-perfect ship.
Seven Seas Explorer (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Luxury cruisers will feel right at home on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ beautiful all balcony, 56,000-ton, 750-guest Seven Seas Explorer, heralded as the most beautiful cruise ship ever built. Seasoned travelers will delight in Five-Star luxury as they enjoy six open-seating restaurants, a nine-deck atrium, a plush lounge and a two-story theater. Ensconce yourself in the immense 3,875-square-foot opulent suite with a glass-enclosed sitting and a personal spa and sauna. Electrify your palate with world class cuisine at superb restaurants and enjoy a decadent treatment at the world-famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
An intimate ambiance will greet discerning travelers on Seabourn’s all-suite, all-veranda, luxurious and intimate 40,350-ton Seabourn Encore. This beauty carries just 600 guests in elegant, contemporary designed surroundings. A highlight will be the new restaurant by celebrity chef Thomas Keller. Top notch pampering service can be expected with about one staff member for every guest.
Immense cruise ships and smaller, posh, yacht-like vessels will offer something to please everyone’s taste and there is always something special about sailing on a brand new ship.
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