The holidays are quickly approaching. What better gift to give than a swanky vacation on some of the world’s latest cruise ships. Below we compiled a list of the best cruise liners, their latest vessel and when each ship will make its grand debut.
The Norwegian Escape is slated to be the brand’s largest ship to homeport year-round in the Magic City. The 164,600 gross ton ship will be able to accommodate 4,248 passengers. It’s 1,065 feet long with a max beam of 13.6 feet. It features a multitude of conveniences such as family-friendly areas, a casino and a Mandara Spa & Salon. There is also a number of culinary options for travellers at sea including the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances. Norwegian Escape will also feature Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road.
Norwegian Escape will sail weekly seven-day cruises from the PortMiami to the Eastern Caribbean beginning on Nov. 14.
The Seven Seas Explore will make its grand debut onto American soil, as part of its inaugural Caribbean season. It will sail into the PortMiami on Dec. 2, 2016. The cruise ship is a 750-guest, all-suite, all-balcony ship. The Seven Seas Explorer offers 10 tiers of suites, with top-quality accommodations such as the 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite. Guests who book the Regent Suite will have access to an in-suite spa, a living room, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a walk-in closet and two separate balconies. There is also a number of Master Suites and Veranda Suites. The Master Suites will range from 1,900 to 2,100 square feet, including two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Veranda Suites will range from 310 to 340 square feet
Located on deck five, the state-of-the-art Canyon Ranch SpaClub will boast uber-luxe treatments developed by Canyon Ranch as well as lifestyle and beauty experts. There are eight treatment rooms, a thermal suite with an ultramodern infrared sauna, aromatic steam room and a “cold room”, announced the cruise liner.
During the new fall 2016 and winter 2017 travel itineraries Seabourn will introduce its new cruise ship the Seabourn Encore. The Seabourn Encore will be designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. It will feature many of the luxurious amenities consistent with the line’s reputation. However, the 40,350-GRT ship will be constructed with one additional deck and new expanded public areas and each suite will have its own private terrace. It is expected to carry 600 guests, based on double occupancy.
Earlier this year, the ultra-luxe cruise liner announced plans to debut a new flagship vessel dubbed the Sliver Muse. The Sliver Muse is being constructed by the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri, which is based in Trieste, Italy. It will accommodate 596 guests.
Guests can now start booking a trip starting Monday, Nov. 2nd, which begins sailing in April 2017.
Featured photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises