Here is the list of seven best new cruise ships that are launched this year by some prestigious cruise lines like Oceania, Disney, Carnival, Yachts of Seabourn and Costa.
Launched on May 1, 2011, the Carnival Magic is able to hold 3,690 passengers and has two major magnificent features including RedFrog, the line’s first pub at sea, and ThirstyFrog Red, the line’s own brew. Besides, tourists can take part in some interesting activities on the ship like speedy water slides and a ropes course with nets 150ft above the sea through seven-night to 12-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona until November.
Carnival Magic - Carnival Cruise Line
The Marina, which was launched in Feb. 2011, doubles the size of its existing vessels and can hold 1,258 passengers. It serves Jacques for French cuisine, Red Ginger for Asian food, a culinary studio for cookery lessons and La Reserve for wine tasting. This ship can be seen in the US, the Mediterranean and Caribbean until March 2011 and northern Europe from May to July.
Marina - Oceania Cruises
Launched on January 26, 2011, the Disney Dream becomes a dreaming ship for children and can host up to 2,500 passengers. It also has the world’s first “water coaster” at sea and a teenager’s zone in the bow. Besides, the ship offers its customers a sea view from virtual portholes in the inside cabins.
Disney Dream - Disney Cruise Line
L’Austral is a big yacht featuring stylish cabins and funky open-plan bathrooms. It will be launched on April 27, 2011 and able to hold 264 passengers. Tourists can see this chic ship in the Mediterranean until October and Antarctica in winter.
L’Austral - Compagnie du Ponant
The Seabourn Quest is designed with a casual cruising luxury style and launched on June 9, 2011 with capacity of holding 450 passengers. Tourists will be served open dining, a relaxed dress code and champagne and caviar in the surf by white-gloved waiters on Caribbean itineraries.
Seabourn Quest - Yachts of Seabourn
The Costa Favolosa (favolosa literally means fairy tale in Italian) looks like a contemporary enchanted castle holding 3,000 passengers and even has a new aqua park for water fun and games. It will be launched on July 4, 2011.
Costa Favolosa - Costa Cruises
The Celebrity Silhouette launched on July 23, 2011 will offer a glass-blowing workshop and unusual dishes in its on-board restaurant Qsine and host around 2,850 passengers. You can explore the eastern Mediterranean with the ship on 12-night cruises from Civitavecchia in summer 2011.
Celebrity Silhouette - Celebrity Cruises