New Cruise Ships Perfect for a Getaway With You and Your Family

For the past several months, most cruises have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Construction for new ships, however, did not stop — and now they are ready to take you and your family on luxurious travels!

Even if you’ve been on a cruise before, these new ships are going to be a new and improved experience ready to make all your dreams come true.

Cruises are a great way to travel for families and there’s always something for everyone! From endless buffets and open bars to activities like karaoke, dance competitions, and water parks, there’s sure to be something for every member of your family.

After a year of postponing and isolation, this coming year will be a big one for new cruise ships and adventures. Your drab routines of working from home and ordering takeout are sure to end soon, and we know just the places for you to go exploring with your family.

Many cruises now have reduced capacity to make your adventure safe during the pandemic, which is all the more reason to book your dream vacation now and save your spot before they fill up.

These are the most highly-anticipated new cruise ships setting sail for 2021 — including new mega-ships with 15 decks, more culinary choices than ever before, and even a cruise ship with a roller coaster!

Mardi Gras from Carnival Cruise

The Mardi Gras ship perfectly lives up to its name: a generously sized venue to party and have a good time! With an extensive water park with several water slides on the top deck, this will be the first cruise ship with a roller coaster!

All the different water parks and amusement features will make this perfect for families, with fun to be had in every nook and cranny of the new ship.

Mardi Gras has 15 decks worth of activities and delicious treats — from water parks to Swirls soft serve ice cream to Guy Fierri’s BBQ. This is Carnival’s biggest ship ever constructed and the seventh-largest cruise ship in existence.

This ship has six different themed fun-zones like the French-Quarter, which features food inspired by New Orleans. Grand Central is another zone, with a piano bar, sushi, and a comedy club.

Assorted restaurants will keep the entire family having a blast on this extraordinary vessel and allow you to explore new experiences you won’t soon forget.

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Celebrity Apex from Celebrity Cruises

This ship is the second in Celebrity’s Edge ship series, which absolutely just breathes elegance and relaxation. It boasts 29 unrivaled appetizing culinary venues, which is perfect if you’re tired of cooking every night.

Here you can kick back and relax as someone else does the work for you. At Le Petit Chef, digital displays on the table tell unique stories as you enjoy your meal, engaging all ages as you dine and laugh.

Innovative deck designs combine the best of both indoor and outdoor living like The Magic Carpet, a floating platform balcony that surrounds you in 270-degrees of ocean views.

It has comfortable seating, a full bar, and its own entertainment, making it a destination itself on the ship. Complete with a Rooftop Garden, theater, club, and spa, it’s like a floating city!

Best of all, Celebrity Cruises are all-inclusive so that your journey can be worry-free.

For all passengers’ safety, Celebrity Cruises are making sure you’re safe at sea, too, so you can truly sit back and relax. Reduced capacities, enhanced sanitization, and social distancing will keep you and your loved ones safe.

Learn more about the Celebrity Apex cruise >

Enchanted Princess from Princess Cruises

Adorned with two grand spiral staircases in their Italian-inspired piazza, Princess Cruises certainly know how to make their guests feel special.

Topdeck pools, a Retreat pool for secluded relaxation, and even Wakeview pool are great places to relax and watch the sunset dip into the ocean beside you.

Relax on a date as your kids hang out at youth and teen lounges. Staffed with experienced counselors, you can take a day off while your kids make crafts, have talent shows, and pizza parties. Discovery at Sea programs will entertain the whole family and teach your kids about sea creatures and constellations.

Each meal will make you feel like royalty as you dine from your choice of 25 exquisite restaurants and bars hosting the best cuisine, including French and Italian-inspired menus and premium steak and seafood options. Even your picky eaters will love the Salty Dog Grill’s hotdogs and loaded fries with bacon.

The ocean liner features the Princess theater and the Take Five lounge with live jazz music every night. You can enjoy a movie under the stars on the top deck, with a screen big enough to make you feel like you’re at a drive-in movie theater.

When you’re here, every moment will be one to remember.

Rejuvenate your body and mind with the spas and fitness centers, which include an adult-only retreat on the top deck for when you need some quiet time to yourself.

Learn more about the Enchanted Princess Cruise >

MSC Virtuosa (MSC Cruises)

The Virtuosa is in the top 10 biggest cruise ships in the world with 19 decks and a whole world of restaurants and a giant pool deck christening its top deck. At the Starship Club, meet the first humanoid robotic bartender at sea! He’ll pour you a drink, bust some moves, and tell some jokes sure to impress you and your family!

Designed with the environment in mind, the Virtuosa is a green-energy role model for modern cruises with features like reduced emissions and more advanced purification systems for disposing of wastewater.

LED screens stretch the ceiling of the promenade to paint a “digital sky” to make every moment feel magical as you dine with your loved ones or have a drink with your sweetheart.

Complete with a theater, water park, and amusement area including fully immersive VR experiences and a whole video games room, there will never be a dull moment as you cross the seas.

Learn more about the MSC Virtuosa cruise >

Evrima from the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

This intimate ship holds just 298 passengers, making it easier to avoid big crowds during your vacation while sailing in style. But that doesn’t make it any less luxurious.

Spacious cabins along with a pristine spa compete with the activity-packed and sometimes crowded giant cruise ships we’re seeing these days.

The deck has plenty of lounging areas for laying out in the sun so you can soak up the feel-good energy and vitamin D you’ve been missing.

Even on a significantly smaller vessel, there are still five eateries with top-notch menu items, including a restaurant design by Sven Elverfeld of the three-star Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Take your time arriving in European ports with beautiful landscapes as you fully relax and take a load off under the sun with award-winning food.

Learn more about the Evrima cruise >

Odyssey of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

A something-for-everyone collection of cabins range from interior traditional cozy spaces to two-deck-high Royal Loft Suites. These rival penthouses in New York at almost 10 times as big as the interior cabins!

This ship design has been highly anticipated in the U.S. since the first of its kind was sent to Shanghai last year. Finally, this mega-ship which can hold up to 4,198 passengers is here and ready to accommodate your every wish.

An array of activities and fun include multiple pool areas, an aqua park for the kids, surfing and skydiving simulators, and even a bumper car pavilion. Your whole family will be reliving their days on this huge ship of possibilities for weeks to come!

Learn more about the Odyssey of Seas cruise >

Your Dream Cruise is Right Around the Corner

A relaxing getaway is just what your family needs to refresh and restore their minds and bodies. Traveling in style has peaked with these new ships ready to take you to new lands and places while enjoying endless delicious food and drink.

Setting sail this year is just what you and your family need, both for your mental and physical health. Spending time together on once-in-a-lifetime adventures with luxurious accommodations along the way will be the well-deserved vacation you’ve been waiting for.

Making memories with your loved ones with all the fun and relaxing activities is just what the doctor ordered. Exploration is right around the corner, and we’re ready to help.

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