As far as fevers go, “new cruise ship fever” tops the list. But according to our new-build order chart, it’ll be March 2012 before the next vessel, Viking Freya, debuts. That’s a long time.
Still, we thought a little giveaway might help everyone get over the lack of smashed Champagne bottles and pseudo-celebrity godmothers. We’ve acquired a lot of “inaugural swag” in our years covering ship launches — commemorative coins, model ships, ship-in-glass paper weights … logo electric salt and pepper dispensers. Anyone who’s subscribed to the Lido Deck Blog as of Friday at 5 p.m. EDT will be automatically entered to win two of these fantastic keepsakes (pictured).
Want to know what else is on the drawing board? Don’t miss our guide to new cruise ships.
Look back on the year’s new-builds with our slideshow featuring the 15 New Cruise Ships in 2011.
Love makeovers and cruise ships? Check out our cruise ship refurb chart.