There is still a bit of a wait but readers have already decided on their “Most Anticipated Future Cruise Ship” in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards.
Spectrum of the Seas is a future cruise ship which is currently under construction for Royal Caribbean at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Cruise Hive readers voted the ship as the “Most Anticipated Future Cruise Ship in the 2017 Cruise Ship Awards.
The future Royal Caribbean vessel will be the first Quantum Ultra class ship, an evolution of the current Quantum-class ships. The ship will have a similar design but larger than Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. Spectrum of the Seas will be 168,800 gross tons and be able to carry 4,200 passengers at double occupancy. The future ship will arrive in 2019 and there is even a second sister ship on order for 2020.
You can find out more about Spectrum of the Seas and its first block being laid at the Meyer Werft owned construction yard in Rostock-Warnemünde.
Most Anticipated Future Cruise Ship Results
In 2nd place in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards came Norwegian Bliss, a Breakaway Plus-class vessel for Norwegian Cruise LIne which will arrive in 2018. The ship will be based in Alaska at first which you can read more about here. Norwegian Bliss will be 167,800 gross tons and be able to carry over 4,000 guests at double occupancy.
In 3rd place with a fair amount of votes came the first ever Virgin Voyages cruise ship which is being built by Fincantieri in Genoa, Italy. This adults-only vessel is set to be unique and offer a new style of cruising. The ship will sail from Miami, Florida and will be 110,000 gross tons carrying 2,800 guests. The future virgin ship will arrive in 2020.
in 4th position came the future World Class ship for MSC Cruises. The ship is still far away from arriving in 2022 but we do know it will be powered by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), built by STX France and be 200,000 gross tons. You can read more details about the original announcement by MSC in May 2017.
In 5th place came Aidanova for German-based Aida Cruises. This will be the largest ever cruise ship to be built for the Carnival-owned cruise line and there are more on the way for other cruise brands too. Aidanova will be completed in December 2018 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The future vessel will be 180,000 gross tons and be able to carry 6,600 passengers, more than any other ship in the industry.
At the bottom of the results with the lowest amount of votes came the future Global class ship for Asian based Star Cruises. Not much as yet been revealed from the cruise line but we do know the first ship will be 201,000 gross tons and be able to carry around 5,000 passengers. The is set to be delivered in 2019. Read more about this future cruise ship in a previous post.
It’s the first time we’ve done this category for the 2017 Cruise Ship Awards. We aim to focus on the cruise ships in our awards to make them different from most. Voting has been open since September 2017 and thousands of cast a vote. Readers were only able to vote once and any repeats were not counted.
Congratulation to Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas and we look forward to finding out more about the ship which the cruise line will release over time the closer it gets to being completed.