This year has been an incredibly exciting one for cruise-goers everywhere, and it’s only going to get more exciting as we get closer to the end of the year. That’s because some of the world’s biggest and most luxurious cruise lines have launched or will be launching their newest ships. Not only are these ships technically advanced, they’ll also be embarking on some truly stunning itineraries, including one that will take passengers across the Arctic Circle!
On this list, we’ve collected the six ships launching this year that you should be most excited about. One of them comes from a cruise line that’s built quite a reputation for itself by offering river cruises and that will be now be taking its first tentative steps into the sea. Two of these ships are among the biggest to take to the oceans and offer amenities and entertainments that need to be seen to be believed. And two of them may very well offer the most luxurious cruising experiences that money can buy.
So what are the ships that you can’t miss in 2015? Well, get ready for a quick tour of each of them, and decide for yourself which one you’ll be cruising on in the near future!
1. Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean recently unleashed the Anthem of the Seas on the world, the sister ship to the massive Quantum of the Seas.
At full capacity, the Anthem of the Seas is capable of housing nearly 5,000 passengers; it’s that huge!
If you book passage, be sure to get out on the “North Star” which extends out over the boat to offer 360-degree views of the surroundings.
Even if you don’t get a room with a balcony room, the interior cabins are treated to stunning “virtual balconies”.
Currently, the Anthem of the Seas is cruising European itineraries, but it will be coming to the United States later this year.