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16 New Cruise Ships Delivered in 2020

Sixteen new cruise ships were delivered in 2020, including three before the COVID-19 crisis was declared a pandemic. Most vessels have not entered the service yet but await their official debuts in 2021.

16 New Cruise Ships Delivered in 2020

Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Marketed as the most luxurious ship in the world, Regent took delivery of the Splendor from Fincantieri in January and christened it at a black-tie event a month later.

Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Hurtigruten Fridtjof Nansen

The Fridtjof Nansen is Hurtigruten's second 530-guest expedition ship, built for polar waters.

Hurtigruten Fridtjof Nansen

Virgin Scarlet Lady

Probably the most anticipated ship of 2020, Virgin's debut newbuild joined the fleet early in the year and did preview cruises in Europe before crossing to Miami. The 2,770-guest ship never saw revenue passengers, however, and Virgin hopes to start operations now in the second quarter of 2021.

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Ponant Le Bellot and Ponant Le Jacques Cartier

The fifth Ponant Explorer-class ship, Le Bellot and Le Jacques Cartier joined the French-flagged fleet early in the year from VARD.

Ponant Le Bellot and Ponant Le Jacques Cartier

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity took delivery of the Apex in a virtual ceremony, marking the second Edge-class ship to join the premium line's fleet. After spending summer and autumn in Europe not sailing, the ship has since moved North America.

Celebrity Apex

Lindblad National Geographic Endurance

The most anticipated expedition ship of the year, Lindblad welcomed the National Geographic Endurance in April, as the 126-guest vessel marked the line's first purpose-built blue-water expedition ship, also offering five-star cruises.

Lindblad National Geographic Endurance

American Jazz

Built for US river cruising, the American Jazz awaits her debut on the Mississippi River in 2021.

American Jazz

Silver Origin

The Silver Origin is Silversea's first newbuild tailored to a specific destination, serving 100 guests at a time, year-round in the Galapagos.

Silver Origin

Enchanted Princess

The Enchanted Princess is another Royal-class Princess ship. The 3,660-guest ship was handed over to Princess Cruises in October.

Enchanted Princess

P&O Iona

The 5,200-guest P&O Iona is the UK brand's first LNG-fueled ship.

P&O Iona

Saga Spirit of Adventure

Saga's 999-guest Spirit of Adventure has joined her 2019-built sister, Spirit of Discovery.

Saga Spirit of Adventure

Silver Moon

Built to be a sister to the popular Silver Muse, the 596-guest Silver Moon is a six-star vessel from Silversea Cruises.

Silver Moon

World Voyager

The World Voyager is part of a series of ships Mystic Cruises is building in Portugal. The ship will sail under the Nicko Cruises brand.

World Voyager

Costa Firenze

The Costa Firenze was delivered in December 2020 to Costa Cruises. She will spend her debut season in Europe in 2021 before repositioning to Asia late in the year, where she should be based year-round and targeting the Chinese market.

Costa Firenze

Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival took delivery of its innovative 5,200-guest Mardi Gras in December 2020. The LNG-fueled ship features a rollercoaster, the first at sea, and will sail from Port Canaveral, starting in April 2021.

Carnival Mardi Gras