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The Newest Cruise Ships Making Waves in 2024

This year, the cruise industry is boasting all things bigger and better than ever. Travelers can expect a host of redesigned and re-imagined restaurants, lounges, spa spaces, and suites.

Cruising is a magical way to see the world, either solo, as a couple, or it's one of the easiest ways to travel with a large group. Travel to many new and faraway places while only unpacking once! Be among the first to experience the newest luxury innovation, art and culinary experiences on the waters.

One of the top trends for 2024, especially for Gen Z and Millennials, is spending quality time in a destination by taking longer trips and building connections. Cruising allows you to travel at a more leisurely pace, with mesmerizing and refreshing ocean views.

Indulge in Every Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Grandeur

Good things come in threes – including ultra-luxury cruise ships. Introducing the Seven Seas Grandeur - third Explorer Class vessel.

You can count on Regent Seven Seas standards, such as all-inclusive sailings, generous staff-to-guest ratios, and impeccably personal service. Plus the decor and design includes a custom-made Fabergé egg. The ship sails full seasons of 7-to-16-night voyages in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

The Grandeur's polished and organic styles meld beautifully in its Observation Lounge, located on the bow, where art nouveau detailing recalls old New York City and Rockefeller Center. Quiet alcoves offer private spots to soak in port views. Travelers will have a hard time taking their eyes off the lounge’s centerpiece – an oversize chandelier made with thousands of overlapping crystals resembling gardenia petals.

Video: Unveiling Elegance at Sea: The Legacy of Entertainment Aboard Regent Seven Seas.

Soak Up The Relaxation on Sun Princess

See the world in a new light: get the first look at the newest Princess product in the water! On this ship, the sun revolves around you. Living true to its name, the Sun Princess debuts in the Caribbean. Princess Cruises are the leaders in personalized service with the unique MedallianClass. Anything you want and need is just at your finger tips anywhere on the ship!

> When you book with us, enjoy 1 complimentary specialty dinner for two when booked in a mini-suite or higher on all published 6+ day voyages.

Video: First Look: Inside the Revolutionary Sun Princess

Step aboard the future of cruising with this exclusive first look at the Sun Princess.

The Celebrity Effect: Celebrity Ascent & Below Deck

Celebrity Ascent is the first ship to have two brothers as co-captains, and now it’s our first ship to have two sisters as co-godmothers. In a groundbreaking announcement that bridges the world of luxury cruising with reality TV fame, Celebrity Cruises is thrilled to reveal Captain Sandy Yawn from the hit series “Below Deck” as the new co-godmother of their latest fleet addition. 

This video takes you on an exclusive journey behind the scenes of this exciting revelation, showcasing the momentous ceremony and the visionary leadership of Captain Sandy.

Captain Sandy Yawn is not just a celebrated captain but a symbol of pioneering leadership and relentless dedication in the maritime world. Her role as co-godmother signifies Celebrity Cruises’ commitment to excellence, innovation, and breaking new ground in the luxury cruising industry.

Michelle Dunham is the successful founder and executive director of a nonprofit school for children with autism. What started as a mission to help her own son with autism is now a beacon of hope within the broader autism community. These are two sisters on a mission to make a life impact for others in their pursuit to educate, engage and inspire.

Video: Behind the Scenes Ilma's Design

Meet Ilma, the newest superyacht from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection: Ilma

Meaning “water” in Maltese, Ilma pays homage to the sea – the scenic pathway that carries you to the world’s celebrated yachting destinations. Spacious suites with private terraces, open-air lounges and an aft Marina right on the water are all designed to connect you with the seascapes you sail and the seaside harbors you discover. The freedom of the yachting lifestyle invites you to relax in an atmosphere of casual elegance, savor multiple dining experiences, and indulge in rejuvenating treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. The intimate yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are purposefully designed to explore the world’s celebrated cities and island hideaways.

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life's exceptional experiences; exploration of earth's exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

Announcing Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas

Choose a different pool for every day of the week, including Royal Bay — the largest pool at sea. Next-level views are never far away, with an array of infinity edges to keep you connected to the ocean.

Discover adventure for the ages—all the ages—on Royal Caribbean. With a kid-approved sprawling aqua park, a pool just for grownups, plus plenty of bites to fuel up for bolder bonding —your whole crew will never want to leave.

Brace yourself for Category 6, the largest water park at sea with six record-breaking slides. Like the Frightening Bolt, the tallest water slide to sail. And the Pressure Drop, the first open, free-fall water slide on a cruise.

Make the most of every moment onboard Icon of the Seas. Unwind like never before. Bond over new bites and toast to next-level nightlife. And catch shows topping spectaculars that will leave you in awe. This is your week to enjoy everything you’ve ever loved about every vacation—all rolled into one. 

> Book to receive a specialty dinner for 2 when booked in a suite on select sailings.

What to Pack in your Cruise Bag? Keep in mind, it is usually colder and windy over sea-regardless of the destination. Some evergreen basics for your cruise bag include:

Luxury cruisers will have a new river to explore on AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways debuts the first of two ships on Colombia’s Magdalena River. Sailings on the 60-passenger AmaMagdalena, which launches in November 2024, will immerse travelers in the diverse populations, cultures, and music along the river that explorers sailed to pave the way for trade and communications between the Andes and the Caribbean. Today, the river basin is home to about 80 percent of Colombia’s population, which has a blend of people with Indigenous, European, and African ancestry.

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