The Newest Cruise Reviews for 2021 and Beyond

by Donna Heiderstadt

The Newest Cruise Reviews for 2021 and Beyond

by Donna Heiderstadt

There’s never been a better time to research (and book) your next cruise. Our cruise expert has sourced the latest ship—and ship line—reviews and previews for future sailings. From the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Line to Atlas Ocean Voyages, here are the newest cruise reviews for 2021 and beyond.

There’s never been a better time to research (and book) your next cruise. Our cruise expert has sourced the latest ship—and ship line—reviews and previews for future sailings. From the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Line to Atlas Ocean Voyages, here are the newest cruise reviews for 2021 and beyond.

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Evrima Main Pool Deck Rendering; Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice
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Ritz-Carlton Evrima

Cruisers who prefer an all-inclusive small luxury ship experience will have a gleaming new option in 2021. Ritz-Carlton Evrima, the first of three 298-passenger “superyachts” being launched by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection under a licensing agreement with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is set to debut in April after a 10-month delay caused by the global pandemic. Read the full review here

Cruisers who prefer an all-inclusive small luxury ship experience will have a gleaming new option in 2021. Ritz-Carlton Evrima, the first of three 298-passenger “superyachts” being launched by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection under a licensing agreement with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is set to debut in April after a 10-month delay caused by the global pandemic. Read the full review here. 

MSC Seashore Aft Lounge Rendering
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MSC Seashore

The third ship in MSC Cruises Seaside-class, each designed for sailing in warmer weather, MSC Seashore will launch in July 2021 in the Mediterranean, followed by Caribbean sailings in winter, as the longest and largest in the fleet. Read the full review here

The third ship in MSC Cruises Seaside-class, each designed for sailing in warmer weather, MSC Seashore will launch in July 2021 in the Mediterranean, followed by Caribbean sailings in winter, as the longest and largest in the fleet. Read the full review here. 

MSC Seaview Panorama Pool
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MSC Seaview

As the sister ship to 2017’s MSC Seaside, this 4,132-passenger, family-friendly mega-ship from Europe-based MSC Cruises debuted in 2018 with most of the same onboard concepts and experiences to entertain and appeal to adults and kids alike. Its public spaces are designed to dazzle, with glittering Swarovski staircases and glass-floored “Bridge of Sighs” catwalk ideal for glam selfies and Formula 1 Racing simulators, a 5D theater, spiraling waterslides and the longest zip line at sea to thrill tweens and teens. Read the full review here

As the sister ship to 2017’s MSC Seaside, this 4,132-passenger, family-friendly mega-ship from Europe-based MSC Cruises debuted in 2018 with most of the same onboard concepts and experiences to entertain and appeal to adults and kids alike. Its public spaces are designed to dazzle, with glittering Swarovski staircases and glass-floored “Bridge of Sighs” catwalk ideal for glam selfies and Formula 1 Racing simulators, a 5D theater, spiraling waterslides and the longest zip line at sea to thrill tweens and teens. Read the full review here. 

Explorer Lounge
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MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen, the newest ship from Hurtigruten—which built its business with less-glamorous vessels designed to transport both freight and passengers along the coast of Norway before venturing into luxury expedition cruising—briefly joined the fleet in summer 2020 before being sidelined by the global pandemic. Read the full review here

MS Fridtjof Nansen, the newest ship from Hurtigruten—which built its business with less-glamorous vessels designed to transport both freight and passengers along the coast of Norway before venturing into luxury expedition cruising—briefly joined the fleet in summer 2020 before being sidelined by the global pandemic. Read the full review here. 

Enchanted Princess Sanctuary
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Princess Cruises Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess, the fifth ship in Princess Cruise Lines’ Royal Class and the second with enhancements introduced on 2019’s Sky Princess, joined the fleet in September 2020 and is expected to debut in May 2021 after the cruise pause necessitated by the global pandemic. Carrying 3,660 passengers, the ship will spend the summer cruising the Mediterranean from Rome and Barcelona before a transatlantic voyage to Fort Lauderdale, where it will offer Caribbean itineraries through the winter. Read the full review here

Enchanted Princess, the fifth ship in Princess Cruise Lines’ Royal Class and the second with enhancements introduced on 2019’s Sky Princess, joined the fleet in September 2020 and is expected to debut in May 2021 after the cruise pause necessitated by the global pandemic. Carrying 3,660 passengers, the ship will spend the summer cruising the Mediterranean from Rome and Barcelona before a transatlantic voyage to Fort Lauderdale, where it will offer Caribbean itineraries through the winter. Read the full review here. 

La Mer
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Majestic Princess

Since joining her Royal-class sisters Royal Princess and Regal Princess in 2017, Majestic Princess has reigned over several corners of the Pacific, initially offering itineraries in Asia (she was designed for the Chinese market and sailed there and Australia and New Zealand after her debut) and is scheduled to cruise the Pacific Coast and Alaska through Spring 2022. Read the full review here

Since joining her Royal-class sisters Royal Princess and Regal Princess in 2017, Majestic Princess has reigned over several corners of the Pacific, initially offering itineraries in Asia (she was designed for the Chinese market and sailed there and Australia and New Zealand after her debut) and is scheduled to cruise the Pacific Coast and Alaska through Spring 2022. Read the full review here. 

Regent Suite
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Regent Seven Seas Splendor

The sister ship to 2016’s Seven Seas Explorer, 750-passenger Seven Seas Splendor launched in February 2020 and made a transatlantic and Panama Canal crossing just before the global pandemic canceled virtually all cruises worldwide. Now scheduled for a re-launch in April 2021. Read the full review here

The sister ship to 2016’s Seven Seas Explorer, 750-passenger Seven Seas Splendor launched in February 2020 and made a transatlantic and Panama Canal crossing just before the global pandemic canceled virtually all cruises worldwide. Now scheduled for a re-launch in April 2021. Read the full review here. 

Scarlet Lady
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Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

As Scarlet Lady, the innovative new cruise ship by Virgin Voyages, was headed across the pond in early March on its virgin transatlantic voyage after its christening in England, the global pandemic that would go on to define 2020 forced the cancellation of the 2,770-passenger ship’s inaugural season in the Caribbean—for an unexpected 14 months. Read the full review here

As Scarlet Lady, the innovative new cruise ship by Virgin Voyages, was headed across the pond in early March on its virgin transatlantic voyage after its christening in England, the global pandemic that would go on to define 2020 forced the cancellation of the 2,770-passenger ship’s inaugural season in the Caribbean—for an unexpected 14 months. Read the full review here. 

Aquatic Club
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Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady

Always set for a 2021 debut, 2,770-passenger Valiant Lady will become the second Virgin Voyages cruise ship to welcome passengers in this calendar year when it begins offering four- and five-night cruises in the Caribbean in November alongside its twin vessel, Scarlet Lady. But then Valiant Lady will head to the Mediterranean in May 2022, where through October 2022 she will sail a rotation of seven-night itineraries from Barcelona that call on a dozen sunny ports in France, Spain and Italy—and yes, party-centric Ibiza is among them. Read the full review here.

Always set for a 2021 debut, 2,770-passenger Valiant Lady will become the second Virgin Voyages cruise ship to welcome passengers in this calendar year when it begins offering four- and five-night cruises in the Caribbean in November alongside its twin vessel, Scarlet Lady. But then Valiant Lady will head to the Mediterranean in May 2022, where through October 2022 she will sail a rotation of seven-night itineraries from Barcelona that call on a dozen sunny ports in France, Spain and Italy—and yes, party-centric Ibiza is among them. Read the full review here.

World Navigator Spa
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Navigator

The first ship in Atlas Ocean Voyages’ planned fleet of five expedition-style vessels, 196-passenger World Navigator is scheduled to sail its inaugural voyage from Malta in July 2021 and cruise the Black Sea, Holy Land and Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean, South America and Antarctica. Read the full review here.

The first ship in Atlas Ocean Voyages’ planned fleet of five expedition-style vessels, 196-passenger World Navigator is scheduled to sail its inaugural voyage from Malta in July 2021 and cruise the Black Sea, Holy Land and Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean, South America and Antarctica. Read the full review here.

Reception Area
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Traveller

Launching sometime in 2022, World Traveller is the second polar-class ship in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and a twin to 2021’s World Navigator. Carrying 196 passengers, she will expand the horizons for what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” Read the full review here.

Launching sometime in 2022, World Traveller is the second polar-class ship in the Atlas Ocean Voyages fleet and a twin to 2021’s World Navigator. Carrying 196 passengers, she will expand the horizons for what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” Read the full review here.

Observation Lounge
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Seeker

The second Atlas Ocean Voyages ship scheduled to launch in 2022, and the third in the new cruise line’s fleet, 196-passenger World Seeker will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator and World Traveller in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” Details on World Seeker’s itineraries and ports of call haven’t been released yet, but Atlas promises adventure on a global scale. Read the full review here.

The second Atlas Ocean Voyages ship scheduled to launch in 2022, and the third in the new cruise line’s fleet, 196-passenger World Seeker will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator and World Traveller in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” Details on World Seeker’s itineraries and ports of call haven’t been released yet, but Atlas promises adventure on a global scale. Read the full review here.

Dining
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Adventurer

The last of five Atlas Ocean Voyages polar-class ships scheduled to launch from 2021 to 2023, 196-passenger World Discoverer will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator, World Traveller, World Seeker and World Adventurer in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” With its initial fleet established on the heels of a global pandemic that halted cruising for a full year, Atlas hopes to capitalize on pent-up demand for all-inclusive luxury expedition cruising. Read the full review here

The last of five Atlas Ocean Voyages polar-class ships scheduled to launch from 2021 to 2023, 196-passenger World Discoverer will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator, World Traveller, World Seeker and World Adventurer in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” With its initial fleet established on the heels of a global pandemic that halted cruising for a full year, Atlas hopes to capitalize on pent-up demand for all-inclusive luxury expedition cruising. Read the full review here. 

Deluxe Stateroom
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Atlas Ocean Voyages World Discoverer

The last of five Atlas Ocean Voyages polar-class ships scheduled to launch from 2021 to 2023, 196-passenger World Discoverer will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator, World Traveller, World Seeker and World Adventurer in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” The Fort Lauderdale-based company is a subsidiary of Portugal’s Mystic Invest Holding, which operates river cruise line DouroAzul and other brands, and is staffed by executives with decades of experience at cruise lines that include Oceania, Regent, Seabourn, Cunard, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Read the full review here.

The last of five Atlas Ocean Voyages polar-class ships scheduled to launch from 2021 to 2023, 196-passenger World Discoverer will join identical polar-class vessels World Navigator, World Traveller, World Seeker and World Adventurer in offering what Atlas is calling “luxe-adventure” cruising to “destinations less traveled.” The Fort Lauderdale-based company is a subsidiary of Portugal’s Mystic Invest Holding, which operates river cruise line DouroAzul and other brands, and is staffed by executives with decades of experience at cruise lines that include Oceania, Regent, Seabourn, Cunard, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Read the full review here.

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