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Three Of The Best New Cruise Ships To Try in 2017

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Three Of The Best New Cruise Ships To Try in 2017If you’re looking to indulge in an exciting, novel cruise adventure in 2017, you’re in luck! Three premier cruise lines are set to launch distinctive ships with eager explorers, family’s traveling together, and travelers desiring an unparalleled pampering experience, in mind.

Viking Sky and Viking Sun

On Viking cruise line the journey absolutely matters, but it’s really all about the destination! Viking will introduce two new liners in 2017, Viking Sky and Viking Sun.

The 10-deck Viking Sky sets sail in February and Viking Sun launches in November. Each cruise ship carries 930 passengers, and boasts increased overnighters in significant ports, mirroring the function of sister ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea.

If your primary aim is spending time ashore, but you still want the amenities that let you know you’re on an exceptional excursion, a Viking cruise is for you.

Viking’s Sky and Sun liners don’t offer floor shows nor casinos, but on both you will constantly feel the pleasures of being at sea. Each has an indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace dining room and lounges with panoramic observation spaces.

Once onboard be sure to take advantage of the Nordic-influenced spa, complete with a Finnish sauna and snow room! Each elegantly appointed stateroom on the Viking Sky and Viking Sun has its own photo-friendly veranda.

Norwegian Joy

In 2017 Norwegian Cruise line will introduce the 4,000 passenger Norwegian Joy. The ship launches during summer season and caters to Chinese vacationers.

Norwegian’s newest ocean liner sets itself apart with activities exclusive to Norwegian Joy. These include high-tech gaming, open-air laser tag, and a two-level electric car raceway.

If high-end pampering is what you desire, Norwegian Joy does not disappoint. In certain areas, travelers can check into an ultra-luxe zone complete with a dedicated concierge, butler service, and a private restaurant.

Asian dining fare is heavily featured, although the aptly named American Diner caters to those with a hankering for comfort food.

Norwegian Joy does not offer single cabins; instead there are family friendly suites, some with connecting doors.

National Geographic Quest

If exploration and intimacy are what you’re looking for, National Geographic Quest, from Lindblad Expeditions, is your cup of tea! Set to launch in June 2017, the ship carries just 100 passengers.

Nature and wildlife viewing is augmented by 24 sea kayaks, individual paddle boards, and both warm and cold water diving gear.

The new liner has a state of the art audio-visual system, specialized equipment for recording animal encounters, and spa and fitness rooms.

Of the 50 cabins on National Geographic Quest, almost half feature balconies.

What are you waiting for? With so many new and unique cruise offerings in 2017, there’s never been a better time to book the cruise of your dreams!

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41 Comments

  1. candy says

    Never ever been on a cruise before. Always wanted to experience going on a cruise and what it would be like. If I am going to spend the money might as well be a high end cruise.

  2. Chrishelle Ebner says

    I plan on taking a family cruise this year. The Norwegian Joy sounds like a good choice for us. The family style cabins and gaming activities would be perfect for my crew.

  3. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom says

    I’ve been on two cruises so far. Both have been RC. A friend of mine loved Norwegian. I’ll have to take a look at other options!

  4. Jeanette says

    Oh my gosh I didn’t even know there was a National Geographic one. I would totally do that. I love cruising anyway and with National Geographic I’m sure to see a lot of animals.

  5. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says

    I don’t go on cruises often, but my cousin does! I will share this post with her. She loves going on cruises every year.

  6. Alli Smith says

    I’ve been on Caribbean cruises, but I have my heart set on a Mediterranean cruise. These days, we usually fly to our location, but a Mediterranean cruise would be a dream come true. These new cruise ships look amazing.

  7. Tammy says

    My mother is a huge fan of cruises and takes several during the year. I will be sure and pass this along to her since she is always looking for new adventures.

  8. Pam says

    So many cool new cruise options in 2017! I have never been on a cruise but posts like this make me want to book one ASAP.

  9. Sarah-Louise Bailey says

    That was an excellent batch of ships this 2017. I love nature and wildlife so I prefer to cruise on National Geographic Quest this year to do some sea animal encounter dive.

  10. kimberly C says

    I am a avid cruiser and have cruised many times. We’re planning a cruise for the end of the year and are thinking of doing Disney, or that gigantic Oasis of the Sea ship. I will definitely look into these too. It’s always nice to be on a brand new ship. Thanks for informing me and peaking my curiosity.

  11. Jeanine says

    Great to know! Going on a cruise is on my bucket list so I’m always excited to see and hear about cruise related tips! I want to look into one for 2017!

  12. Leigh Anne Borders says

    We have never been on a cruise before, and this year I would love to change that! I need to check into these.

  13. Vishal Vashisht says

    Hopefully my 1st cruise will take place in 2017. I am saving link of your post so that I can refer back to it, when making a decision.

  14. TColeman says

    I am wanting to make it a mission to go on a cruise in the upcoming year. Thanks for sharing the three that I should check out!

  15. Amanda says

    I just love cruises so I will definitely check out these ships. Too bad traveling with kiddos is still so tricky…once they are older I’d love to take them on one of these cruise ships.

  16. R U S S says

    If I have extra extra time, I’m really going on a cruise. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. Viking Sky and Viking Sun seem to be something I’d go for. I’m not a casino person so I’m okay without the floor shows & casinos.

  17. Natasha says

    These look like great new options. I’ve been on one cruise, several years ago and had a blast. I love taking advantage of the Spa and other amenities the ship has to offer.

  18. vanessa says

    I love sailing on Norwegian. I’m looking forward to checking out the new ships during our 2017 travels.

  19. Amy Jones says

    Personally I haven’t been on a cruise before, but it sure seems like a lovely and unforgettable experience! I must go on one

  20. Rebecca Swenor says

    These all sound like great cruises in 2017. I have never been on a cruise but it is on my bucket list. The Norwegian Joy sounds like the one I would so enjoy the most with the luxury pampering. Thanks for sharing the information on all these awesome new cruise ships.

  21. Marielle Altenor says

    The Viking Sky and Viking Sun is HUGE!! One of the things that I put on the bucket list is to take my whole family on a cruise ship.

  22. tauyanm says

    national geographic quest sounds like my family would like! sounds very intersting, i’ve never been to a cruise before, i admit that i am quite scared but hopefully i can try soon

  23. R U S S says

    Going on a cruise is one of the things that I have always wanted to do. For one, a cruise sounds romantic. In my case, I don’t really mind if there are no floor shows & casinos so looks like Viking Sky & Viking Sun would be perfect for me.

  24. Anosa says

    Norwegian joy sounds like one that I would love to give a try one day. I really would love to go on a cruise this year

  25. Emma says

    I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise ship but never had the chance to. I love the idea of going to sleep in one place and waking up somewhere completely different! And all the different food and entertainment to choose from – it all sounds so fun

  26. Rosey says

    There was one a blogger was documenting while she was traveling. I’d like to try it. I also would like to go on a Disney cruise!

  27. Amber Myers says

    I’d love to try out any of these cruises. I’ve always wanted to go on one! Maybe one day.

  28. Chubskulit Rose says

    My family have never been to a cruise yet. We are still trying to convince our kids, they are seem to be scared of the idea. Thank you so much for these tips.

  29. Athena says

    I have never been on a cruise but it is absolutely on my bucket list and I can’t wait til we put our plan into action. This is great information for that moment.

  30. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen says

    oh wow i have been wanting to take a cruise for a while now. these look so luxurious.

  31. Maria Han says

    I never been in cruise but I wanted if I have a chance. I bet being there was so much fun and a great experience

  32. Kendall Rayburn says

    Great list! I’d love to go on a cruise someday – sounds so magical to be able to see a gorgeous view anywhere you go!

  33. Misty Dawn Nelson says

    Such a good list, I want to experience cruise someday and I’m sure so worth it and a good memory

  34. Mimi Green says

    They sounds like winners. I think I’ve added cruises to my bucket list. I’ve never been on one before but I want to give them a try.

  35. Elizabeth O. says

    It’s been a long time since I last went on a cruise! It would be nice to experience these new cruises! I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing experience!

  36. Eloise says

    I’ve never been on a cruise before… I’ve heard a lot of good things about them, but at the same time ‘not so good’ I’ll have to just give it a try as soon as I can find time and money to : ) thanks for sharing!

  37. Hali @daytodayMOMents says

    Oh my goodness it’s so much fun, totally on my wish-list to go on a cruise as family. 🙂

  38. Gustavo Woltmann says

    I have never been on a cruise before. I wish I would have a chance in the future, it really looks amazing 🙂

  39. Samantha says

    I would love to go on all of these! They look like such fun!

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