When it comes to cruise ships, outrageous comes in all different forms. Most regularly, the vessels simply create shock and awe through sheer scale. Then, the boats amaze with the breadth of amenities—from Broadway-size theaters to adventure waterparks. Finally, there is luxury. Some of these suckers will let you live millionaire dreams on a regular dude salary.

The cruise ships selected here are new to (or just about to hit) the world's waterways and are each redefining the travel niche in a distinct way.

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