Inaugural Cruises

Thirteen ships from eight different cruise lines currently are scheduled to embark on their maiden voyages between now and September 2018. As is always the case when new ships hit the market, all of this new inventory will ensure a continuing supply of deep discounts -- on virtually all ships -- for Vacations To Go customers, especially those who can wait to book within 90 days of departure.

Click here to go straight to a list of these upcoming ships and their inaugural voyages. Or, read on for a few details about each vessel and links to departure dates and discounts.

If you are interested in being among the first passengers to sail on any of these ships, I recommend calling us as soon as possible. The early sailings of any new-build generally are in very high demand.

Celebrity Xperience (48 passengers) and Celebrity Xploration (16 passengers) -- These 4.5-star expedition vessels from Celebrity will cruise the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands year-round. Passengers can take advantage of wetsuits and snorkeling gear, dinners under the stars and a lounge that hosts daily talks and films. Both ships debut March 23, 2017. For Celebrity Xperience dates and prices, click here. For Celebrity Xploration dates and prices, click here.

Silver Muse (596 passengers) -- A 6-star ship, the Silver Muse will debut Silversea's first two-bedroom Silver Suites and will have more connecting staterooms than the line's other ships. The vessel's designers have made the most of its outdoor spaces, adding open-air restaurants and lounge areas. Debuts April 10, 2017. For dates and prices, click here.

MSC Meraviglia (4,500 passengers) -- A digital sky above the inside promenade will display sunrises, sunsets and starry nights on this 4-star MSC ship. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil will dazzle guests with an original show in the Carousel Lounge, which was specifically designed for the acrobatic performers. Debuts June 11, 2017. For dates and prices, click here.

Viking Sun and Viking Spirit (930 passengers) -- Each 5.5-star Viking ship will sport a modern Scandinavian design, a glass-backed pool cantilevered off the stern and a Nordic-inspired spa. A theater will host enrichment lectures and movies inspired by the sailing destination. The Viking Sun debuts December 1, 2017, and the Viking Spirit debuts July 8, 2018. For Viking Sun dates and prices, click here. For Viking Spirit dates and prices, click here.

MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview (5,429 passengers) -- These 4-star vessels will be designed to "follow the sun," according to MSC, with elements that make the most of their warm-weather sailing destinations. A wraparound promenade, for example, is lined with alfresco bars and restaurants. Some staterooms can be configured to accommodate up to 10 guests. MSC Seaside debuts December 1, 2017, and MSC Seaview debuts June 10, 2018. For MSC Seaside dates and prices, click here. For MSC Seaview dates and prices, click here.

Carnival Horizon (3,974 passengers) -- With a 4.5-star rating, the second ship in Carnival's Vista class will feature an IMAX theater, Family Harbor cabins for up to five people in a dedicated family zone and Skyride, where passengers can pedal hanging recumbent bikes along a track suspended above the ocean. Debuts April 2, 2018. For dates and prices, click here.

Seabourn Ovation (600 passengers) -- Sister ship to the recently debuted Seabourn Encore, this six-star Seabourn vessel will feature The Grill by Thomas Keller, balconies on every suite and a marina at the stern that provides complimentary water sports. Debuts May 5, 2018. For dates and prices, click here.

Norwegian Bliss (4,004 passengers) -- This five-star Norwegian ship has been designed for Alaska cruising; an observation lounge at the front of the ship will be perfect for viewing glaciers and spotting whales. The Haven features the vessel's most luxurious accommodations along with butler service, a private sundeck and its own observation lounge. Debuts May 10, 2018. For dates and prices, click here.

Le Laperouse and Le Champlain (184 passengers) -- These intimate 5.5-star ships are the first vessels in the Ponant Explorers class for French line Ponant. They'll have two dining venues, a main lounge, a pool with alfresco bar and a theater. Hydraulic platforms with adjustable heights will allow easier boarding of Zodiacs for expeditions. Le Laperouse debuts June 19, 2018, and Le Champlain debuts September 20, 2018. For Le Laperouse dates and prices, click here. For Le Champlain dates and prices, click here.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
Vacations To Go

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