You may have seen the news of the Disney Dream as it pulled into its home in Port Canaveral, Fla. this week. With this news and the New Year, it’s prime time to recognize the industry’s newest ships. They’re big; they’re bad (and by that I mean awesome!); and they sparkle like a shiny new ship should.

Disney Dream

This ship brings the magic of Disney to the sea. It was built with families in mind, and features the very first water coaster at sea. Other amenities include three pools, including one for adults-only, live shows, 3-D movies and parties for the entire family. Sailings start at $372 per person.


Disney Dream Teen Club
Disney Dream’s Teen Club

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

Making headlines as the world’s largest ship, this cruise features entertainment that rivals Broadway. See the How to Train Your Dragon Ice Show and Madagascar Aqua Show while on-board, or take a stroll through Central Park. Sailings start at $709 per person.

Allure of the Seas

Celebrity Eclipse

A fantastic cruising option for adults, this new ship is known for its 5-star amenities. Its design is sleek and cosmopolitan, catering to a well-traveled cruiser. The ship features dining options from around the world; a hip internet cafe that also offers classes; and a first class spa. Sailings start at $497 per person.

Norwegian Epic

Touted as the Las Vegas of the sea, cruisers can watch Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams or celebrity impersonations from Legends in Concert. There are more than 20 dining options, entertainment for the kids and beautiful, comfortable accommodations. Sailings start at $399 per person.

Norwegian Epic Ice Bar

Carnival Dream

Known as the ultimate fun ships, Carnival prides itself in providing levels of entertainment that everyone can enjoy. It features adult-only areas such as its Serenity Retreat along with family fun zones such as its WaterWorks park. Sailings start at $429 per person.

Carnival Dream's Carnival WaterWorks