Among them are five departures of Poseidon's most popular Arctic West Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Edge cruise.
When Ponant's Le Laperouse arrives in Cairns later this month, it will be the youngest of this summer's bumper crop of smaller, luxury and expedition-style ships to cruise in local waters. S
The small-group experiences will be accompanied by local insiders.
The 4500-passenger Bellissima is MSC's second Meraviglia-class ship.
Windstar Cruises has announced 152 departures on cruises in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2019 and 2020.
A giant new ship on order for Carnival Cruise Line will boast a deck-top roller coaster.
Cruisers are in for another big one, with 30 million travellers globally expected to take an ocean voyage and 25 ocean-going cruise ships set to launch in 2019,
The recently revamped ship will be spending a record two-month season Down Under in February and March.
Aurora's new ship Greg Mortimer sets sail in June 2020 for 11-day Arctic cruise.
Flamboyant billionaire Sir Richard Branson recently announced that Virgin Voyages plans to build a dedicated cruise terminal.
An emphasis on clever personalised design and a connection to the ocean is what this new cruise offering promises.
Celebrity Cruises' billion-dollar Celebrity Edge has launched in Florida and sails on its maiden guest voyage on Sunday.