Forty cruise ships have been ordered in the span of the last 12 months, pushing the cruise ship orderbook to yet new record levels, as November opens with 120 new ships on order and some 273,264 berths with ship deliveries scheduled through 2027, according to a report in Cruise Industry News.
Royal Caribbean-owned Silversea has ordered two luxury ships from Meyer Werft for in 2022 and 2023, plus a third, smaller ship for the Galapagos, which will enter service in 2020.
In October, MSC Cruises formalized plans to enter the luxury cruise sector, ordering four 1,000-berth ships from Fincantieri, with introductions to take place annually from 2023.
Hurtigruten has now made it official with Kleven for a third Explorer-style vessel, due for delivery in 2022.
Finally, Virgin Voyages has picked up another slot at Fincantieri for a 2023 delivery.
With an orderbook of 120 ships, the average passenger capacity per ship is 2,356 guests, with an average tonnage of 94,941.
The average price per berth is estimated by Cruise Industry News to be $252,950.