The Top 2016 Cruises According To Cruise Critics

Cruise Critics new 2016 cruises

Cruise Critic® has the top cruises launching in 2016. Keep them on the radar for your next vacation! 

Among the new ships, five will be largest-in-fleet and four will be inaugural ships in brand new ship classes.

New ships in 2016 include:

Holland America Line – Koningsdam: Holland America's largest-in-fleet and first in its new Pinnacle Class
Launch Date: April 2016
New Features: Solo and family cabins, new dining venues, and farm-to-table dinners in the Culinary Arts Center

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Ovation of the Seas: The third ship in Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class
Launch Date: April 2016
New Features: Quantum Class features redesigned specifically for the Asian market

Viking Ocean Cruises – Viking Sea: Viking's second ocean-going vessel
Launch Date: April 2016
New Features: Popular elements from the line's first ocean ship – Viking Star – will be incorporated, including The Kitchen Table (a hands-on cooking experience), complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner, and some complimentary shore excursions

Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Vista: Carnival's largest-in-fleet and first in its new Vista Class
Launch Date: May 2016
New Features: First-at-sea IMAX theater, onboard brewery, and dedicated family cabin area with a family lounge and family concierge

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Harmony of the Seas: Royal Caribbean's largest-in-fleet and third Oasis Class ship
Launch Date: June 2016
New Features: Royal Caribbean's first-ever waterslides, an aqua park for kids, a 10-story slide, and full-length productions of the Broadway hit Grease

Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Seven Seas Explorer: Regent's largest-in-fleet and a brand new ship layout
Launch Date: July 2016
New Features: All-suite, all-balcony cabins; two new specialty restaurants; and the line's first culinary center, the Culinary Arts Kitchen

Seabourn Cruise Line – Seabourn Encore: Seabourn's largest-in-fleet 
Launch Date: December 2016
New Features: All-suite cabins with private balconies; a new restaurant from world-renowned chef, Thomas Keller; and expanded public areas

For additional details on 2016's class of new ships, visit Cruise Critic's round-up of New Cruise Ships in 2016.

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