It’s been discussed multiple times with this news source, the premise that COVID-19 has abolished the cruising industry & created a fallout that’s unsustainable for future growth. Against all odds, there are still operators manufacturing new cruise liners for the open ocean. It’s shocking when considering that corporations like Carnival are selling off large quantities of their fleets, thousands of employees industry-wide have been furloughed, and dozens of operators have borrowed billions in finances.
The cruise industry has experienced an avalanche of disasters throughout 2020, and there are concerns that significant operators won’t sustain another year of postponements. Most headlines regarding the cruising industry have become negative in the last nine months. However, positive announcements & revelations are still being announced. Avid cruisers are continuing to purchase travel packages with cruise operators, and the European Union has seen a successful relaunch of cruising operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Below we’ve selected three vessels that are in-development to date & slated to arrive before 2022. These new cruise ships will define future luxury stands with open-water vacations. Read below to determine which ship is best for you.
- Odyssey of the Seas – Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas will arrive for Summer 2021. Its manufacturing was completed in Summer 2020 and was removed from the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany. Odyssey of the Seas will become the largest & most premium cruise liner that Royal Caribbean has to offer.
- Wonder of the Seas – Royal Caribbean is designing a sister-ship to Odyssey. It’ll be named Wonder of the Seas, which completed manufacturing in August & sailed from the Saint-Nazaire Shipyard in France on September 4th. It marks the fifth vessel under the “Oasis Class” from Royal Caribbean, pairing Wonder of the Seas with multiple ships.
- Carnival’s Mardi Gras – The marketing ploy of ocean partying from Carnival is highlighted with their upcoming ship “Mardi Gras”. The Carnival Mardi Gras began its sea trials on September 28th at the Meyer Turku Shipyard. It’ll be removed from the Shipyard before October 31st. A prominent feature of Mardi Gras is the 1st roller coaster on a cruise ship and the updates atrium design.