In 2017, 11 new ships will enter service at a cost estimated to be 6.8 billion for 28,000 lower berths or 14,000 cabins. The new Silverseas ship, the Silver Muse, will be setting a record of an estimated cost of $469,000.00 per berth or $938,000.00 per suite.
In 2016, 10 new cruise ships entered service at a cost of over 7 billion dollars. This represent a total of 27,580 new lower berths, or 13,790 cabins.
Getting a slot to build a ship has become a major problem, which is why the Crystal Cruise Line group went out and purchased two existing ship yards in Europe. Now that is forward thinking!