What will be the next big thing to hit the seas?

I keep an eye on the top new ship launches this year and next. I also lift the curtain and take a peek at the fascinating world behind the scenes of the cruise industry.

I chat with cruise line representatives to learn what innovations they are working on, and I visit shipyards to see the latest ships under construction.

Here you will also find articles about the shipbuilding process, and the dismantling process when vessels reach the end of their lives.

MSC Meraviglia under construction MSC Cruises

What to expect on MSC Meraviglia

“Wonder” in Italian, MSC Meraviglia will be the first Vista-class ship to join the MSC Cruises fleet in mid-2017. The ship represents the beginning of MSC Cruises’ ambitious seven-ship, €5.

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MSC Seaside rendering MSC Cruises

An Innovative Design Concept For MSC Seaside

MSC Cruises will soon launch a new €700 million ship featuring an innovative design. Reminiscent in places of the curvy art deco buildings in Miami’s South Beach, the ship will be intended for hot climates.

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