I just picked up from another site today, about all the new ships coming out within the next year. Serenade is due to come out August 4th, so the only thing you would know is what the cruise line wants you to know. We all know how that can be. It holds 2,501 passengers with a 10 story glass atrium. Early sailings of the ship are already sold out. With you not wanting to go until next Summer, why not wait until you read some of the reviews. That's what I would do.