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World Voyager in Antarctica on a sunny day (Photo: Jeri Clausing)

New Expedition and Adventure Ships On Order

World Voyager in Antarctica on a sunny day (Photo: Jeri Clausing)
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Crazy about adventure but still want all the creature comforts? An expedition cruise might just be the right fit to get your adrenalin pumping. Find out about all the new adventure cruise ships on the horizon in our chart below.

But if you are more of a mainstream cruise fan then we've got that covered: New Cruise Ships on Order. Or perhaps Luxury floats your boat? If so, check out New Luxury Cruise Ships on Order article.

New Expedition and Adventure Cruise Ships Launching in 2024

Janssonius (Image: Oceanwide Expeditions)

Oceanwide Expeditions Janssonius

Launch Date: TBA 2024

Tonnage: 5,537

Berths: 170

Oceanwide’s next new vessel Janssonius will have a Polar Class 6 designation, ice-strengthened to cruise through the polar region during the spring and summer. The vessel will have 80 oceanview cabins that will accommodate up to 170 guests. Six grand suites will have private balconies, while all other accommodations will have windows or portholes. Bedding configuration will range from bunk beds to two separate lower beds and one double bed. The ship will have one main dining room, a lecture room, an observation lounge with a bar and a coffee corner, a library, and a shop.

New Expedition and Adventure Cruise Ships Launching in 2025

SunStone (Unnamed)

Launch Date: August 2025

Tonnage: 8,200

Berths: 190

Yet to be named, the seventh and final vessel of SunStone’s Infinity Series will be a Polar Class 6/Ice class 1A vessel and will feature 95 guest cabins that will accommodate up to 190 guests. Like all other Infinity class ships, the vessel will have an inverted bow, designed to cut through the waves to offer a smoother ride. In addition to restaurants, lounges, and a lecture hall, there will also be a 180˚ observation deck, a fitness center, a spa, a sauna, and a platform designed for kayakers and divers.


World Navigator in Porto Venere, Italy (Photo: Chris Gray Faust)

World Seeker

Launch Date: TBA 2025

Tonnage: 9,939

Berths: 200

World Seeker will be operated by expedition line Atlas Ocean Voyages, whose fleet currently includes World Navigator, World Voyager, and World Traveller – all built by Mystic Cruises. The vessel will have a yacht-like onboard ambiance with a main restaurant, an outdoor grill, three bars and lounges, a fitness studio, a spa, a sauna, a pool, and hot tubs. All accommodations will have oceanviews with windows, Juliette balconies, or verandahs, and there will be three categories of one-bedroom suites.


Northern Xplorer (Unnamed)

Launch Date: TBA 2025

Tonnage: TBA

Berths: 250

The newly created Norwegian company is planning to launch the world’s first emissions-free expedition ship, and a letter of intent has been signed with a Portuguese shipyard to build it. The ship will run fully on electric propulsion, and according to its website: “Northern Xplorer will offer a first-class, sustainable cruise experience exploring the smaller, hidden gems of Northern Europe.” The project is currently still in the design and capital-raising stages.

New Expedition and Adventure Cruise Ships Launching in 2026

The Sauna aboard Atlas Ocean Voyages' World Navigator (Photo: Chris Gray Faust)

World Adventurer

Launch Date: TBA 2026

Tonnage: 9,939

Berths: 200

World Adventurer will also be operated by expedition line Atlas Ocean Voyages. Although no details have been announced yet, the vessel is expected to be nearly identical to World Seeker and will offer similar amenities.

New Expedition and Adventure Ships Launching in 2027

Bathrooms aboard World Navigator are lavishly appointed (Photo: Chris Gray Faust)

World Discoverer

Launch Date: TBA 2027

Tonnage: 9,939

Berths: 200

World Discoverer will also be operated by expedition line Atlas Ocean Voyages. Although no details have been announced yet, the vessel is expected to be nearly identical to World Seeker and World Adventurer and will offer similar amenities.

Publish date January 23, 2020
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