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  • LUXURY– Our latest posts about luxury travel.
  • CUISINE– Dining is a big part of the cruise experience.  We explore that topic here.

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Caribbean Cruising During Hurricane Season

Finding out the most current information about ports in the Caribbean is not an easy matter right after a storm.  Still, as time goes on more information comes out of the destinations and we can get an idea of how long it might take to get back to normal.  Here are our top sources to check with before, during and after a hurricane.

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Cruise Line Ship Cost(1) Tonnage Capacity Yard Sailing Delivery
2017:
Viking Ocean Viking Sky $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri Europe February
TUI Mein Schiff 6 $625 97,000 2,500 Meyer Turku Europe April
Norwegian Norwegian Joy $920 164,600 4,200 Meyer China April
Silversea Silver Muse $400 40,000 596 Fincantieri World April
MSC Cruises Meraviglia $900 167,600 4,500 STX France Europe May
Princess Majestic Princess $760 141,000 3,600 Fincantieri China May
AIDA Cruises AIDAperla $645 125,000 3,250 Mitsubishi Europe May
Viking Ocean Viking Sun $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri World October
Dream Cruises World Dream $960 150,000 3,360 Meyer Asia October
MSC Cruises Seaside $950 154,000 4,140 Fincantieri Carib December
2018:
Star Clippers Flying Clipper $100 8,770 300 Brodosplit World Q1
Carnival Horizon $780 135,000 4,000 Fincantieri Eur/Carib March
Royal Caribbean Symphony $1,300 227,625 5,400 STX France Eur/Carib April
MSC Cruises Seaview $950 154,000 4,140 Fincantieri Europe May
TUI Mein Schiff 1 $625 110,000 2,900 Meyer Turku Europe May
Seabourn Ovation $350 40,350 604 Fincantieri World May
Norwegian Bliss $1,100 164,600 4,200 Meyer Alaska/Carib Q2
Ponant Le Lapérouse $110 10,000 180 VARD World June
Viking Ocean Viking Spirit $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri Europe Mid Year
Ponant Le Champlain $110 10,000 180 VARD World Summer
Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen $220 20,000 600 Kleven Europe August
Scenic Eclipse $175 16,500 228 Uljanik Group World August
Celebrity Edge $900 117,000 2,900 STX France Carib Fall
Holland America Nieuw Statendam $520 99,000 2,660 Fincantieri Carib November
AIDA Cruises AIDAnova $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer Europe December
Mystic Cruises World Explorer $100 9,300 200 West Sea World Q4
2019:
MSC Cruises Bellissima $900 167,600 4,500 STX France Europe April
Hapag-Lloyd Hans. Nature $155 16,100 230 VARD World Q1
Coral Expeditions Unnamed $75 5,500 120 VARD Australia Q1
TUI Mein Schiff 2 $625 110,000 2,900 Meyer Turku Europe Spring
Royal Caribbean Spectrum $950 167,000 4,100 Meyer China Spring
Hurtigruten Fridtjof Nansen $220 20,000 600 Kleven Europe Summer
Saga Cruises S/Discovery $350 58,250 1,000 Meyer Europe Summer
Ponant Le Bougainville $110 10,000 180 VARD World Summer
Ponant Le Dumont-d’Urville $110 10,000 180 VARD World Summer
SunStone Unnamed TBA 8,000 160 CMIH World August
SunStone Unnamed TBA 8,000 160 CMIH World September
MSC Cruises Unnamed $900 177,100 4,888 STX France Europe October
Hapag-Lloyd H/Inspiration $155 16,100 230 VARD World October
Costa Cruises Costa Smeralda $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer Turku Europe October
Costa Cruises Unnamed $780 135,500 4,200 Fincantieri China TBA
Carnival Unnamed $780 135,500 4,200 Fincantieri Carib Fall
Antarctica XXI M/Explorer $50 4,900 100 ASENAV World Q4
Norwegian Unnamed $1,100 164,600 4,200 Meyer China Q4
Ritz-Carlton Unnamed $225 25,000 298 Barreras TBA Q4
Crystal Endeavor $180 20,000 200 MV Werften World TBA
Oceanwide Hondius $150 6,300 196 Brodosplit World TBA
Viking Ocean Unnamed $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri Europe TBA
Princess Unnamed $760 141,000 3,600 Fincantieri TBA TBA
2020:
Celebrity Beyond $900 117,000 2,900 STX France TBA Spring
SunStone Unnamed TBA 8,000 160 CMIH World March
Silversea Silver Moon $370 40,700 596 Fincantieri World April
Saga S/Adventure $350 58,250 1,000 Meyer Europe Summer
SunStone Unnamed TBA 8,000 160 CMIH World September
MSC Cruises Unnamed $900 177,100 4,888 STX France Europe September
Royal Caribbean Unnamed $950 167,000 4,100 Meyer TBA Fall
Virgin Unnamed $710 110,000 2,800 Fincantieri Carib TBA
Costa Cruises Unnamed $780 135,500 4,200 Fincantieri China TBA
P&O Cruises Unnamed $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer TBA TBA
Carnival Unnamed $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer Turku TBA TBA
Regent Unnamed $478 54,000 738 Fincantieri World TBA
Crystal Unnamed $180 20,000 200 MV Werften World TBA
Princess Unnamed $760 141,000 3,600 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Star Cruises Unnamed $1,100 204,000 5,200 MV Werften China TBA
2021:
Ritz-Carlton Unnamed $225 25,000 298 Barreras TBA Q4
Royal Caribbean Unnamed $1,300 227,625 5,400 STX France TBA Spring
Costa Cruises Unnamed $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer Turku TBA TBA
Virgin Unnamed $710 110,000 2,800 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Disney Unnamed TBA 135,000 2,500 Meyer TBA TBA
Crystal Unnamed $180 20,000 200 MV Werften World TBA
MSC Cruises Unnamed $950 154,000 4,140 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Celebrity Unnamed $900 117,000 2,900 STX France TBA Fall
AIDA Cruises Unnamed $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer TBA TBA
Star Cruises Unnamed $1,100 204,000 5,200 MV Werften China TBA
Holland America Unnamed $520 99,000 2,660 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Viking Ocean Unnamed $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri Europe TBA
2022:
Ritz-Carlton Unnamed $225 25,000 298 Barreras TBA Q4
Crystal Unnamed TBA 117,000 1,000 MV Werften World Q1
Royal Caribbean Unnamed TBA TBA 5,000 Meyer Turku TBA Q2
Celebrity Unnamed $900 117,000 2,900 STX France TBA Fall
Virgin Unnamed $710 110,000 2,800 Fincantieri TBA TBA
MSC Cruises Unnamed $1,200 200,000 5,400 STX France TBA TBA
Carnival Unnamed $950 183,900 5,000 Meyer Turku TBA TBA
Princess Unnamed $760 141,000 3,600 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Norwegian Unnamed $850 140,000 3,300 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Viking Ocean Unnamed $400 47,000 930 Fincantieri Europe TBA
Disney Unnamed TBA 135,000 2,500 Meyer TBA TBA
Cunard Line Unnamed TBA 113,000 3,000 Fincantieri World TBA
2023:
Disney Unnamed TBA 135,000 2,500 Meyer TBA TBA
Norwegian Unnamed $850 140,000 3,300 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Carnival China Unnamed $750 135,000 5,000 CSSC China TBA
2024:
Royal Caribbean Unnamed TBA TBA 5,000 Meyer Turku TBA Q2
MSC Cruises Unnamed $1,200 200,000 5,400 STX France TBA TBA
Norwegian Unnamed $850 140,000 3,300 Fincantieri TBA TBA
Carnival China Unnamed $750 135,000 5,000 CSSC China TBA
2025:
MSC Cruises Unnamed $1,200 200,000 5,400 STX France TBA TBA
Norwegian Unnamed $850 140,000 3,300 Fincantieri TBA TBA
2026:
MSC Cruises Unnamed $1,200 200,000 5,400 STX France TBA TBA

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