The Best Cruise Ships of 2016
The Cruise industry is hitting the open seas with a bang in 2016! Cruising is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to travel and many cruise lines are in the process of building new ships to keep up with the demand. In total there are seven new cruise ships to watch for in 2016. Which are the best cruise ships? Try them all and let us know!
#1 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas: Largest of the new ships set to sail in 2016 is Harmony of the Seas. This 5,479 passenger cruise ship will have plenty to do on board for everyone. Up for some adventure? The Harmony of the Seas is sure to meet the challenge featuring the tallest slide at sea, their famous Flowrider x2, water slides, a zip line, and a rock wall, just to name a few!
This new ship will also feature some of the latest and greatest technology available at sea. The Harmony boasts of having the fastest internet connection at sea. For you tech savvy people you can enjoy RFID WOWBands, which help you keep track of your on board purchases, make reservations, and even act as your room key! And, with the Royal IQ app you can stay in touch with your friends and family onboard, and even track help your luggage.
The Harmony of the Seas homeport is in the Port Everglades and will be sailing to East and West Caribbean locations by the end of 2016.
#2: Seabourn Encore: If you are looking for luxury the Encore by Seabourn is sure to delight. All 302 staterooms feature their own private balconies and attention to the finest of detail. The designer, Adam D. Tihany, intended extreme elegance when he helped to create the Encore.
When sailing with Encore you can expect top notch service, upscale entertainment, and enriching experiences. The Encore is scheduled to launch in December of 2016 and scheduled to set sail to the most desirable locations around the world.
#3: Carnival Vista: Carnival is back in action! The Vista, which will be sailing to the Caribbean and Mediterranean, is scheduled to be launched in May of 2016.
True to Carnival’s “fun ship” reputation, the Vista will offer several exciting ways to play while on board. You can try out their new SkyRide, a strap in bike course above the deck, or you can enjoy an outdoor party at the Havana Bar by the pool. Let’s not forget the waterslides and 3D theatre!
The Vista will be the first in Carnival’s new Vista Class. Which means we can looked forward to even more Carnival ships coming soon!
#4: Regent Seven Sea Explorer: Regent is reaching new heights with this ship. The Explorer will have almost double the space compared to their other ships. Launching in the summer of 2016, this ship will feature all-inclusive amenities, exquisite cuisines, and an elegant atmosphere.
If you are a Regent Seven Sea’s cruiser you have something to look forward to with the Explorer. Aboard the Explorer you can look forward to much larger staterooms; even a suite with 1,500 square feet, which is almost unheard of in the industry. All of this expansion and still maintaining an intimate environment puts the Explorer in a class of its own.
#5: Holland America Koningsdam: Holland America broke the mold with the Koningsdam! If you are looking for a generational cruise or just want to cruise solo, the Koningsdam has you covered.
The Koningsdam will be Holland’s biggest ship to date! The Koningdam is also the first in Holland America’s new Pinnacle Class, so once again we can look forward to more ships in this class. Aboard you can expect brand new dining options and even create your own wine blend!
The Koningsdam is scheduled to launch April of 2016 and here at CruiseExperts.com, we have secured exclusive offers and discounts for some of their best itineraries. Don’t wait to book, the Koningsdam is introducing a lot of first for Holland’s line and space is expected to go fast!
#6: Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas: Yes, Royal Caribbean out did itself for 2016 and is featuring two new ships instead of just one. The Ovation of the Seas will be the third ship in the Quantum Class, which include onboard bumper cars and virtual balconies! Not to mention Royal’s big hit the North Star, a capsule that takes passengers above the ship for a 360 view of their surroundings! Other favorites aboard the Ovation will include Two70 and the skydiving simulator. If you are looking for a true vacation experience the Ovation seriously has it all!
The Ovation is scheduled to launch in April of 2016 and cruise a China itinerary.
#7: Viking Sea: Ocean cruises aren’t the only cruises gaining in popularity, river cruising is also breaking records and Viking has delivered with their new Viking Sea.
The Viking Sea is scheduled to launch in April of 2016 and cruise the popular Mediterranean. Keeping true to the Viking brand you can expect the highest quality in dining, itineraries, and enrichment activities.
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Kimberly Wheeler joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in September 2014. Her role as a Social Media Marketer is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. Kimberly has an extensive background in Public Relations and Marketing and a passion for engaging the public. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an option in Public Relations from Fresno State University in May 2014.