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10 New Luxury Cruise Ships that Completely Revolutionised the IndustrySaturday 16 September 2017
As of recent years, luxury cruise ships have become quite the favourite when it comes to vacations and travelling. It has become a competitive field and there is a wide variety of offers in regards to sizes, styles, and personality. This year, we have seen an increase of debuting cruise lines by renowned leading figures industry that allow yachting enthusiasts to have the ultimate experience over seas. Today, COVETED will display 10 of the most captivating and luxurious cruise ships that are taking the world by storm right now, even though, some of them are only set to launch later this year or in 2018, nevertheless, be prepared to be in awe by these majestic vessels.
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Patricia Urquiola, Kelly Hoppen, and Tom Wright brought to the luxurious world of yachting, the exclusive and luxurious Celebrity Cruises. This mega-vessel is set to break major boundaries in the industry due to its technological and revolutionary character as well as being a $5 Billion Class heavy hitter. It is set to sail in 2018.
Debuted in a year-round cruise from Berlin to Prague last year, the CroisiEurope has 50 ships in the fleet and six barge cruises. A particularity of this cruise is that due to its advanced paddle-wheel technology, guests will be able to travel in the lowest water levels of the Elbe. Missoni Home fabrics was responsible for the interior decor of the barge cruises.
The Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises was conceived as boutique hotels on water, thus they provide an intimate and sophisticated experience to all of its guests. Jaw-dropping interiors and remarkable social lounges that exude easy elegance set the high-quality level of this enticing experience, in addition to many other amenities. It is considered to be the largest cruise yet to sail the European seas.
The MSC will be launched in December and takes “a condo-on-the-beach” approach to the stateroom design by having an outward orientation toward the water. One of the most notorious features is the jutting glass-floor catwalks that will almost make guests feel like walking over water.
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Renowned designers Teresa Anderson and Giacomo Mortolo have worked on the brand’s seventeen ships. Visitors will have an ethereal feel when boarding one of the massive ships due to the marble and glass spiral staircases in the atrium and the decor of the aft dining room which was influenced by the work of late architect and designer, Frank Lloyd Wright.
With four ships already sailing, the U.K operator will launch another one in the spring of 2018 that will be larger than all the others. The all-suite MS Emily Brontë, MS Thomas Hardy, MS Oscar Wilde, and MS Robert Burns sail the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, as well as tributaries, while the Douro Elegance will sail the Douro River.
January will make the debut of the Seabourn cruises. The Encore vessel will have a more intimate and yacht-like ambience than the others, courtesy of the interior design prowess of Adam Tihany’s team. In regards to a colour palette, the cruises are characterized by nautical blues, mahogany, and shiny chrome.
Last month, Silversea launched its biggest ship, the Silver Muse that can accommodate up to 596 passengers. Guests will be able to enjoy plush amenities, from the Balsorano Owner’s Suite to a veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, as well as a series of onboard dining options, like La Dame that serves dishes by Relais & Châteux chefs.
Viking Cruises has completely taken the industry by storm by creating its first round-the-world, a 35-country itinerary for this winter. The Ship is comprised of 465 well-appointed cabins that embody clean-lined Scandinavian aesthetics. The Newly christened Viking Sky presents an incredible Owner’s Suite with bleached-wood walls and a first-floor spa with a wood sauna and an icy grotto.
During this spring, Uniworld launched through the north of France its latest supership, the S.S. Joie de Vivre. Drawing inspiration from the Parisian elegance of the 30’s-50’s, the ship features accents of handcrafted antique bronze as well as highly grained veneers and decorative painting in the staterooms and bathrooms. S.S. Joie de Vivre includes two royal suites, eight junior suites, and 54 staterooms.
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Source: Architectural Digest