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2021 is promising to be an exciting year in the cruise industry as not only will cruises start back up, but three new cruise lines will sail for the first time. It’s been several years since we’ve had a new cruise line and there will be several within a span of six months.

Here are the three new cruise lines that will sail for the first time in 2021 offering cruisers more choices than ever before when taking a vacation.

Virgin Voyages – Virgin will finally sail for the first time (with paying passengers) in 2021 with two new cruise ships, Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady.

The new adults only cruise line was scheduled to launch in 2020.  They had one short press cruise in the U.K. and a Transatlantic voyage with friends and family of the cruise line. All cruises out of the U.S. were shut down before their inaugural cruise could set sail on April 1.

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What makes Virgin special is that no kids will be allowed on board and many of the extras that other cruise lines charge extra for will be complimentary on Virgin ships.  The cruise line will include all gratuities, WiFi, all restaurants, and basic beverages in cruise fares.  View Cruises on Virgin Voyages

Atlas Ocean Voyages – Atlas will be a new all-inclusive cruise line and will be the only line to include medical evacuation insurance in with cruise fares.

Also included in cruise fares, which Atlas calls All Inclusive All the Way, are premium wines and craft beers, prepaid gratuities, coffees and smoothies, WiFi, complimentary shore excursions in select ports, L’Occitane bath amenities, and personalized bar service in every room.

On extended voyages, guests also enjoy MAX SHORE, complimentary 3-5 night, overland immersions that bring you to the must-see attractions and cultural gems only found inland.

Atlas Ocean Voyages has five cruise ships on order and their first vessel, World Navigator, will begin offering cruises in July 2021. Their second ship, World Traveller, will follow a year later. Their last three ships will be named World Seeker, World Adventurer, and World Discoveror and launch over the next few years.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection – Ritz-Carlton is the first luxury hotel company to bring the ambiance of their resorts to the sea.

With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and ports at sought after destinations around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry.

Evrima, the first specially designed yacht for Ritz-Carlton, will measure 190-meters, accommodate up to 298 passengers and feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace. The yacht will also feature two 158 square-meter lavish Owner’s suites, each with its own private whirlpool, modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden.

Ritz-Carlton is scheduled to sail their first cruise in April 2021. View Prices on Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A fourth cruise line geared towards active travelers, Blue World Voyages, has on their website that their maiden voyage will take place in early 2021.  However, they do not have any cruises listed at this time and there are doubts in the industry whether they will ever launch.

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