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All Aboard! 9 Cruise Ships Launching in 2024

With the dawning of a new year comes the launching of new cruise ships, and the line-up for 2024 brings a variety of floating getaways to discover. While some cruise lines are embracing the mantra ‘bigger is better,’ others are prioritizing a more intimate and luxurious experience. Climb aboard and explore the newest and most cutting-edge ships setting sail this year.

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AmaWaterways - AmaMagdalena  AmaMagdalena, the newest AmaWaterways vessel, will be exploring Colombia by way of the Magdalena River. Sailing from Cartegena or Barranquilla, this 60-passenger ship offers Latin-inspired cuisine along with other Western favorite fares, a heated sun deck pool, and a fitness center onboard. Explore all Colombia has to offer on the 223-foot long AmaMagdalena, and immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural traditions of South America. Check out the AmaMagdalena

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Firenze 

Launching this spring, the newest Carnival ship – Carnival Firenze – has an Italian flair and will sail from its homeport in Long Beach, California with Mexican Riviera itineraries on the horizon. Once onboard, check out the Medici Restaurant with elegant Italian cuisine. If you are looking for a more casual vibe, then hit up La Strada Grill for Italian street food. Of course, with Carnival being known for its ‘fun ships’, there is a Waterworks and SportSquare area that serves up tons of splishy, splashy and sporty shenanigans to encourage hours of active play. Hop on Carnival Firenze Cunard - Queen Anne Put your hands together for a blend of classic Cunard elegance and a touch of contemporary flair on the Queen Anne. Slated to sail to the Canary Islands, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean, the Queen Anne’s itineraries invoke history, culture, and romance. Alternative dining restaurants include – Tramonto with its delightful Mediterranean cuisine, Aji Wa specializing in Japanese-inspired delights, and Sir Samuel’s - an homage to Cunard’s founder with mouthwatering dishes from land and sea. Experience the Queen Anne Disney Cruise Line - Disney Treasure 

Youthful delight and glorious adventures are sure to be found on Disney’s newest ship – Disney Treasure. Sail away on a Caribbean vacation while experiences from the worlds of Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney animation entertain and excite the young and young-at-heart alike. A few adult-exclusive spaces include The Haunted Mansion Parlor, Skipper Society, and Periscope Pub. Go on a hunt for Disney Treasure

Princess Cruises - Sun Princess Soak up the solar rays on the Princess ship with more balconies than any other in the fleet – Sun Princess. A new category of staterooms to choose from includes the Cabana Mini-Suite, which has cabana areas attached to the private balcony. The Sun Princess also unveils The Dome, a versatile space that transitions from a sunlit pool by day to an entertainment venue for starlit shows by night. Bask in the Sun Princess

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Icon of the Seas Known for the largest ships in the world, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has done it again with the Icon of the Seas. This mega-ship launched in January and boasts the largest waterpark at sea, a ‘neighborhood’ designed for family time, and the AquaDome - an immersive space that transforms from a waterfall to a dining experience like no other. Be iconic on the Icon of the Seas 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Utopia of the Seas  If debuting one ship wasn’t enough, meet Utopia of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s second ship to launch in 2024. The Utopia of the Seas is being called a ‘weekend gamechanger’ as it will sail 3 & 4-day itineraries out of Port Canaveral…a perfect addition to the beginning or end of a theme park visit. Melding cruise and land vacations in a unique way is quintessentially Royal Caribbean, the innovators of the mass-market cruising world. Plan an epic getaway on Utopia of the Seas

Silversea - Silver Ray  Slip into luxury with the Silver Ray, Silversea’s newest ship. The Otium Suite, located in the aft of the asymmetrically designed ship, offers 270° views and measures in at 1,324 square feet of space. Choose from eight restaurants ranging in cuisines from France, Italy, and even BBQ favorites. Don’t forget to slip into luxury at the Otium Spa as you massage your worries away. Luxury is calling on the Silver Ray

Viking Cruises - Viking Vela Viking Cruises’ newest ocean ship, Viking Vela, will encourage you to ‘explore like a Viking’ as you journey to the Mediterranean, Iceland, Greece, and other destinations that will awaken the nomad in you. Learn about history, art, and culture from the Viking Resident Historian and experience ports that the larger ocean-faring ships are unable to visit. Every stateroom has a veranda, so seeing the world from the comfort of your cabin will be effortless. Let Viking Vela show you the world

We hope this inspires you to book your next cruise vacation! Are you planning to sail on any of these new ships? Tell us more at Hearing from you will make our day!


By a Staff Contributor dreaming of a floating holiday


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