Continuous expansion for the cruise business
Global cruise ship orderbook stands at 120 Ships and 273,264 Berths
As many as 40 cruiseships have been ordered in the span of the last 12 months, pushing the orderbook to new record levels, as there are currently 120 newbuildings on order equal to 273,264 berths, with ship deliveries scheduled through 2027.
The exciting figure was revealed by Cruise Industry News’ latest report.
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 at USD 252,950 by Cruise Industry News.
Among the latter deals agreed in October are: Silversea ordered 2 luxury ships from Meyer Werft for introductions in 2022 and 2023, plus a third smaller ship for the Galapagos, which will enter service in 2020.
MSC Cruises formalized its plans to enter the luxury cruise sector by ordering 4 units of 1,000-berth from Fincantieri with delivery annually starting in 2023.
Hurtigruten made it official with Kleven for a third Explorer-style vessel for delivery in 2022.
Virgin Voyages ordered a fourth ship at Fincantieri of another Lady-class unit for late 2023 delivery.