As demand for luxury cruising goes from strength to strength, it’s perhaps no surprise to learn there’s no shortage of new luxury cruise ships preparing to set sail in 2023. The coming months are packed with glamorous ships ready to take guests on journeys they will never forget, all while experiencing the incredible service and surroundings that you’d expect from a high-end cruise line.
So, kick back and sip on your glass of chilled champagne as we take a look at some of the new luxury cruise ships launching in 2023.
Oceania Cruises | Vista
In March 2021, Oceania Cruises revealed the upcoming arrival of its newest ship Vista. Esteemed as a marvel in the making and your new view on the world, catering for 1,200 guests, Vista will be extravagant, yet never audacious, refined yet anything but ordinary.
Retaining the distinctive features of the Oceania Cruises experience that guests have come to love and expect, Vista will deliver ‘The Finest Cuisine at Sea’, exceptionally personalised service with two staff members for every three guests, and a newfound residential-style luxury across the all-veranda accommodation through opulent Ralph Lauren interiors.
Purposely designed to deliver the brand’s hallmark small-ship feel, Vista features a wide variety of social, relaxation, and wellness spaces oriented across six of the ship’s 11 guest decks. Unwind in the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre – a sanctuary for tranquil treatments, fitness classes, and sweeping sea views from the pool deck.
It’s time to start looking to the future as Vista’s inaugural voyages are on sale. Be among the first to experience the world from a new perspective. See her hugging the picturesque coastlines of the Mediterranean, before sailing to the historical regions of North America, the vibrant cultures of South America, and the powdery beaches of the Caribbean.
Vista’s inaugural voyages are on sale.
Coming in 2025… Oceania Cruises | Allura
In February 2025 Oceania Cruises announced their second 1,200 guest Allura Class ship. Named to reflect the excitement of starting an immersive new journey, Allura will be the eighth vessel for the line and will be the sister ship to Vista.
Details of Allura’s inaugural season, which will feature an intriguing array of marquee and boutique destinations across Europe and the Americas, will be revealed this spring before going on sale in the summer.
Explora Journeys | EXPLORA I
We rarely get the opportunity to watch a travel brand come to fruition, so we feel incredibly privileged to witness the MSC Group branch out with Explora Journeys – the newest luxury lifestyle travel brand. Taking inspiration from nature and a deep-rooted love of the ocean, Explora Journeys will redefine the luxury cruise market through a non-traditional luxury cruise concept.
Striving to be the pioneers in planet-friendly travel and ‘building ships for tomorrow’ Explora Journeys are using state of the art environmentally-conscious technologies and practices, so you won’t find any single-use plastics onboard or during your land-based experiences – ensuring that only a positive impression is left behind with the people and places Explora Journeys visit.
Set to sail in July 2023, the first of six best-in-class luxury cruise ships – EXPLORA I will house 461 oceanfront suites and residences, where guests can admire the changing vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive private terraces. As for the public spaces, guests can unwind in private cabanas next to four pools, one with a retractable roof for all-weather poolside relaxation.
Flexibility is of the highest importance onboard EXPLORA I. Dine at whatever time you please with 11 culinary experiences including six restaurants and in-suite dining. Each venue will celebrate global culinary talents, with a focus on wholesome ingredients sustainably sourced from local partners. To make sure guests are spoilt for choice, 12 indoor and outdoor bars and lounges will also be available.
‘EXPLORA I’s journeys from July 2023 through until April 2025 are now on sale. Be the first to discover a best-in-class guest experience with journeys starting in Northern Europe before chasing the sun towards the Caribbean.
Coming in 2024… Explora Journeys | EXPLORA II
In December 2022 Explora Journeys announced the second of its sister ships, EXPLORA II. Bookings are now open with a new unique set of itineraries and destinations, allowing guests to explore renowned and off the beaten path locations in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India, the Indian Ocean and Africa.
Silversea | Silver Nova
Silver Nova is set to become the 11th ship to join the Silversea fleet, promising guests ‘a Nova way to travel’. While the luxury cruise line’s signature styling and exceptional service are never far away, this ship pushes the boundaries of what many cruisers have come to expect from the layout of a ship. Think revolutionary horizontal design, coupled with all the spaces you could ever need to fully appreciate the stunning destinations throughout your itinerary.
Silver Nova’s maiden season sees her sail a series of immersive voyages, visiting over 40 countries and 100 destinations across Europe and Central South America. It’s not just her layout that pushes the boundaries; Silver Nova will also visit several new ports including Port Royal, Jamaica and Ilhabela, Brazil.
Much of the all-suite accommodation promises 270-degree views from sea to sky, while the unprecedented choice of bars and restaurants provide plenty of opportunity to sample the fine dining Silversea has become synonymous with. Of course, every suite will be attended to by its own private butler, who will be on hand to cater to your every whim. Sparkling silverware perfectly poured champagne and perfectly starched napkins are all part and parcel of a voyage on board this exceptional ship.
Don’t be fooled into thinking it is a case of style over substance on board Silver Nova. With a gross tonnage of 54,700 tons, she provides a space-to-guest ratio of 75 GRT-per-passenger, easily earning her a reputation as of the most spacious new luxury cruise ships ever to be built. She will also be Silversea’s most environmentally friendly to date, with groundbreaking technological solutions that will herald the start of a new era of sustainable cruising.
Silver Nova inaugural season voyages are now on sale.
Coming in 2024… Silversea | Silver Ray
Hot on the heels of Silver Nova will be Silversea’s second Nova Class ship, Silver Ray. Mirroring every aspect of her sister ship, she will display an extraordinary use of glass across public areas and will also provide a high space-to-guest ratio.
Emerald Cruises | Emerald Sakara
Luxury yacht-style cruising offers something a little out of the ordinary, where secluded spots and unadulterated views all forge part of the journey. Emerald Sakara is set to host a mere 100 guests, so opportunities to embrace the small-ship experience are never far away. Her inaugural season will visit sun-soaked destinations across the Mediterranean and Caribbean, including smaller ports rendered inaccessible by larger ships.
Expect to find bohemian-meets-modern styling on board, with Paola Lenti day loungers dotted around the open decks, and Kettal deckchairs providing the perfect place to savour a cocktail by the Sky Bar. There truly is indulgence at every turn, as guests are treated to Missoni towels and robes throughout Emerald Sakara, and ESPA beauty products can be enjoyed in every suite and stateroom.
Embarking on Emerald Sakara also creates the opportunity to drop anchor at some of the world’s most jaw-dropping swim stops. Head to the Marina Platform where you’ll be able to dip your toe into the idyllic warm waters, or dive straight in. For an added sense of adventure, a snorkelling excursion will acquaint you with an array of fascinating underwater worlds in an experience that is not to be missed.
As you’d expect from a luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara will serve up some of the finest culinary expertise on the seas. From sommelier-selected wines perfectly paired with your meals, to dishes developed by renowned Executive Chef Tom Goetter – it’s fair to say your taste buds will be well and truly tantalised.
Emerald Sakara inaugural season voyages are now on sale.
Seabourn | Seabourn Pursuit
Seabourn Pursuit invites you to embrace your spirit of adventure and travel to some of the world’s lesser-known ports of call. This new 264-guest ultra-luxury cruise ship will be destined for European coasts when she launches in August 2023, before starting her expedition programme on 10th October 2023, voyaging from Barbados to the tropical shores of the Amazon and the captivating land of Antarctica.
A journey on board Seabourn Pursuit is all about pushing the boundaries of what you think is possible from a luxury cruise line. Given that she’s been constructed to PC6 Polar Class standards, she will familiarise herself with a host of diverse environments. As is the case with her sister ship, Seabourn Venture, this new luxury cruise ship will carry two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-person expert expedition team who will truly bring each destination to life.
Seabourn’s special brand of opulence will never be far away; from once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions to decor so exquisite it could easily feature in an interior design magazine, this is the ultimate way to live the high life at sea.
Breathtaking views are never far away either; the Constellation Lounge affords 270-degree views of your surroundings, while the Expedition Lounge is where guests come together to share their most epic memories of the day.
Seabourn Pursuit inaugural season voyages are on sale.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises | Seven Seas Grandeur™
In June 2021, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced the arrival of its sixth ship to join the fleet, Seven Seas Grandeur™. Destined to take to the waters in November 2023, Seven Seas Grandeur will take luxury cruising to new heights.
Unrivalled in both space, elegance and dubbed as the most luxurious postcode at sea – Seven Seas Grandeur™ oozes style and sophistication around every turn, from quiet alcoves to the awe-inspiring Observation Lounge where thousands of individual crystals are stitched into a wave, illuminating grace above the centre floor.
When travelling on Seven Seas Grandeur™, your home on the water is at the centre of your journey. Relax into your retreat of suite luxury and discover how the calming hues and refreshing textiles are modern yet indulgent in the way only Regent Seven Seas Cruises know how.
Come together at the table and experience transformative dining onboard Seven Seas Grandeur™ – be it in one of the grand and elegant specialist restaurants, from the comfort of your suite or whilst lounging beneath blue skies – there’s always an opportunity to taste, feel and realise new and marvellous epicurean experiences.
Seven Seas Grandeur™s’ anticipated inaugural season voyages are on sale with itineraries taking you to the marvels of South America, the charming shores of the Caribbean, and the glittering coasts of the Mediterranean.
Seven Seas Grandeur™ inaugural season voyages are on sale.
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