An overview of  today’s cruise lines and the ships they operate

Shown are name of vessel/ number of passengers/ Gross tonnage

 

ADVENTURE CANADA

Adventure expedition cruising, focus on wildlife

Sea Adventurer1977/122/4376

 

AIDA CRUISES

Informal ‘club ships ‘, German clientele

Aidaaura, 2003/ 1266/ 42300

Aidabella, 2008/ 2050/ 69200

Aidablu, 2010/ 2200/ 71300

Aidacara, 1996/ 1186/ 38600

Aidadiva, 2007/ 2050/ 69200

Aidamar, 2012/ 2200/ 71300

Aidaluna, 2009/ 2050/ 69200

Aidaprima 2016/3250/125000

Aidasol, 2011/ 2200/ 71000

Aidastella. 2013/2200/7100

Aidavita, 2002/ 1266/ 42300

aidaprima

mv AIDAprima

 

ARCTIQ UMIAQ LINE

Cruising along coast of Greenland

Sarfak Ittuk, 19992/ 52/ 1270

 

bjarl

mv Birger Jarl

ANEDIN LINE

Vintage vessel makes short 4 hr cruises from Stockholm

Birger Jarl, 1953/ 318/ 3564

 

AZAMARA CLUB CRUISE

Worldwide de luxe cruising

Azamara Journey, 2000/ 702/302775

Azamara Quest, 2000/ 702/302775

 

BAHAMA’S PARADISE CRUISE LINE

Short cruises from Palm Beach FL to Bahamas

Grand Celebration 1987/ 1900/ 47260

 

BIRKA CRUISES

24 hr cruises from Stockholm to Aland Islands

Birka Paradise, 2004/ 1468/ 23730

 

BLOUNT SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES

Small ship cruising to North America and Cuba

Grande Caribe, 1997/ 96/ 760

Grande Mariner, 1998/ 96/ 829

 

BLUE LAGOON CRUISES

Small ship cruising Fiji Islands

Fiji Princess, 1998/ 68/ 1260

Mystique Princess, 1996/ 72/ 1533

 

CANODROS

Galapagos Islands cruising

Silver Galapagos 1990/100/4080

 

CAPTAIN COOK CRUISING

Cruises around Australia

Captain Cook, 1979/ 120/ 1200

Murray Princess, 1986/ 120/1700

Reef Endeavour, 1995/ 150/ 3250

Reef Escape, 1987/ 120/ 1815

 

CAPTURE SUCCESS

Gambling cruises from Hong Kong

Maccau Success, 1974/ 400/ 9850

 

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

The world’s largest cruise line; owns vast fleet of mega cruise ships; owners of Costa, Aida, Cunard, Holland Ameica, Princess, P&O, Seabourn Cruise Lines

Carnival Breeze, 2012/ 3650/ 128800

Carnival Conquest, 2002/ 2966/ 110200

Carnival Destiny, 1996/ 2642/ 101353

Carnival Dream, 2009/ 3600/ 128800

Carnival Ecstasy, 1991/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Elation, 1998/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Fantasy, 1990/ 2528/ 70367

Carnival Fascination, 1994/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Freedom, 2007/ 2974/ 110239

Carnival Glory, 2003/ 2966/ 110000

Carnival Imagination, 1995/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Inspiration, 1996/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Legend, 2002/ 2124/ 85700

Carnival Liberty, 2005/ 2966/110200

Carnival Magic, 2011/ 3650/ 128250

Carnival Miracle, 2003/ 2140/ 85900

Carnival Paradise, 1998/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Pride, 2001/ 2120/ 85900

Carnival Sensation, 1993/ 2052/ 70367

Carnival Spirit, 2001/ 2140/ 85900

Carnival Splendor, 2008/ 3000/ 113300

Carnival Sunshine 1996/ 3640/ 101880

Carnival Triumph, 1999/ 2758/ 101500

Carnival Valor, 2005/ 2966/110200

Carnival Victory, 2000/ 2640/ 101500

Carnival 2016/3950/133500

carntrium

mv Carnival Triumph

 

Caspian Cruise Line

Russian cruise line intended to start up cruise service on Caspian Sea; ship laid up

Maria Yermolova, 1974/ 256/ 3940

 

CDF CROISIERES DE FRANCE

Company ceases trading in 2017

Horizon Horizon, 1990/ 1440/ 46800

Zenith 1992/1375/47400

 

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Up market 5 star cruise line

Celebrity, 2002/ 1750/ 90280

Celebrity Constellation, 2002/ 2040/ 90280

CelebrityEclipse, 2010/ 2880/ 121900

CelebrityEquinox, 1995/ 1750/ 70606

Celebrity Infinity, 2001/ 1980/ 90228

CelebrityMillennium, 2000/ 1980/ 90228

CelebrityReflection, 2012/ 3000/ 12600

CelebritySilhouette, 2011/ 2900/ 122100

CelebritySolstice, 2008/ 2850/ 121900

CelebritySummit, 2001/ 1980/ 90228

celequin

mv Celebrity Equinox

 

CELEBRITY EXPEDITION CRUISES

Owned by Celebrity Cruises; expedition cruising

Xpedition, 2001/ 98/ 2329

 

CELESTYAL CRUISES

Former Louis Cruise Lines, Mediterranean cruising

Celestyal Crystal 1992/970/25611

Celestyal Odyssey 2002/830/24320

Celestyal Olympia 1982/1450/37770

celestyal-olympia

mv Celestyal Olympia

 

CHINA CRUISE

De luxe cruising, world’s only SWATH,twin hulled ship, cruising from China

China Star 1992/350/20295

 

CLUB MEDITERRANEE

Sail ship cruises

Club Med 2, 1992/ 392/ 14983

 

CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES

Small ship cruising in Australian waters

Oceanic Discoverer, 2005/ 76/ 1780

 

COSTA CRUISES

Cruising Italian style

Costa Atlantica, 2000/ 2114/ 85620

Costa Deliziosa, 2010/ 2260/ 92700

Costa Diadema 2014/3700/133000

Costa Fascinosa, 2012/ 3000/ 114150

Celebrity Favolosa, 2011/ 3000/ 113200

Costa Fortuna, 2003/ 2700/ 101300

Costa Luminosa, 2009/ 2260/ 92700

Costa Magica, 2004/ 2700/ 101300

Costa Mediterranea, 2003/ 2114/ 85620

Costa neoClassica, 1991/ 1300/ 52926

Costa neoRomantica, 1993/ 1356/ 53049

Costa Pacifica, 2009/ 3000/ 114500

Costa Serena, 2007/ 3000/ 114150

Costa Victoria, 1996/ 1950/ 75951

costa-favolosa

mv Costa Favolosa

 

CROISIEUROPE

Operates fleet of river vessels, owns one seagoing ship which makes coastal voyages along Croatian, Greek, Cyprus coast

La Belle de L’Adriatique, 2007/ 200/ 3000

 

CRUCEROS AUSTRALIS

Cruises in Chilean waters (fjords)

Mare Australis, 2002/ 130/ 2664

Stella Australis, 2010/ 2000/ 4500

 

CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES

UK clientele; world wide cruising on classic vessels

Astor 1987/570/20600

Azores /1948/500/1614

Magellan 1985/1450/4600

Marco Polo, 1965/ 850/ 22080

marco-polo2

mv Marco Polo

 

CRYSTAL CRUISES

Luxury, 6 star cruising

Crystal Esprit 1989/62/3340

Crystal Symphony, 1995/ 980/ 51044

Crystal Serenity, 2003/ 1096/ 68000

 

CUNARD LINE

150 year old company, emphasises it’s heritage

Queen Elizabeth , 2010/ 2100/ 90900

Queen Mary 2, 2003/ 2520/ 142200

Queen Victoria, 2007/ 2000/ 90050

qm22

mv Queen Mary 2

 

DEPT OF SOUTH AFRICA ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

Ice breakers sails on scientific oriented cruises to Antartic

SA Agulhas II 2012/100/12900

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINES

Family oriented cruises; Disney theme on board

Disney Dream, 2010/ 2500/ 130000

Disney Fantasy , 2012/ 2500/ 130000

Disney Magic, 1998/ 1754/ 83338

Disney Wonder, 1999/ 1754/ 83308

 

DREAM CRUISES

Cruising in Far Eastern waters, Asian clientele mainly

Genting Dream 2016/ 3360/15100

 

FRED OLSEN CRUISES

UK based company, English clientele, classic ships

Balmoral, 1988/ 1052/ 34240

Black Watch, 1972/ 775/ 28668

Boudicca, 1972/ 900/ 28400

Braemar, 1993/ 800/ 19089

balmoral

MV Balmoral

 

FTI CRUISES

German company, cruising in European waters and Caraibic waters (Cuba)

FTI Berlin, 1980/ 350/ 9570

 

GALAPAGOS CRUISES

Galapagos islands cruising

Santa Cruz, 1979/ 90/ 1623

 

GAP ADVENTURES

Expedition cruises arctic waters

Expedition 1972/ 220/6330

 

GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE

Company operates mainly river cruises, and also sea cruises to Antarctica, Panama and Europe

Corinthian 1990/100/4080

 

GREAT AMERICAN STEAMBOAT CY

Company operates classic stern wheelers on river cruises in USA

American Duchess

American Empress

AMerican Queen

 

HANSA TOURISTIK

German company, classic ship, mainly European waters

Ocean Majesty 1966/540/ 10420

ocean-majesty

mv Ocean Majesty

 

HAPAG LLOYD

Well known German company, offers de luxe and expedition cruises

Bremen, 1990/ 164/ 6752

C. Columbus, 1997/ 420/ 14903

Europa, 1999/ 408/ 28437

Europa 2 2013/516/42830

Hanseatic, 1991/ 170/ 8378

 

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

Up market cruise line, emphasises it’s Dutch roots

Amsterdam, 2000/ 1380/ 60874

Eurodam, 2008/ 2100/ 86275

Koningsdam 2016/2650/99500

Maasdam, 1993/ 1264/ 55451

Nieuw Amsterdam, 2010/ 2100/ 86275

Noordam, 2006/ 1848/ 85000

Oosterdam, 2003/ 1848/ 85000

Prinsendam, 1988/ 766/ 37845

Rotterdam, 1997/ 1318/ 59652

Veendam, 1996/ 1264/ 55451

Volendam, 1999/ 1430/ 60906

Westerdam, 2004/ 1848/ 85000

Zaandam, 2000/ 1430/ 60906

Zuiderdam, 2002/ 1848/ 85000

oosterdam2

mv Koningsdam

 

HURTIGRUTEN

Company owns other vessels, which are in the Norwegian coastal service as ferries

Finnmarken, 2002/ 578/ 15690

Fram, 2007/ 272/11650

Kong Harald, 1993/ 460/ 11204

Lofoten 1964/155/2620

Midnatsol, 2003/ 618/ 16140

Nordkapp, 1996/ 460/ 11386

Nordlys, 1994/ 460/ 11204

Nordnorge, 1997/ 434/ 11384

Polarlys, 1996/ 474/ 11341

Richard With, 1993/ 460/ 11205

Spitsbergen  2009-2016/335/6820

Trollfjord, 2002/ 618/ 16140

Vesteralen 1983/300/6260

ms-spitsbergen

mv Spitsbergen

 

ICELAND PRO CRUISES

Cruising  around Iceland

Ocean Diamant, 1974/ 225/ 8282

 

JAPAN CRUISE LINES

Aims at Japanese market

Pacific Venus, 1998/ 423/ 26518

 

KLEIN TOURS

Galapagos islands cruising

Galapagos Legend, 1963/ 90/ 2746

galleg

mv Galapagos Legend

 

MADURO SHIPPING

Ship sails for Scientology church

Freewinds, 1986/ 500/ 9789

 

MANO MARITIME

Israelian company, ships sail in Med and Black Sea

Golden Iris, 1976/ 760/ 17100

Royal Iris, 1971/ 680/ 14717

 

MSC CRUISES

Italian company, ships sail in Med and Caribbean

MSC Armonia, 2001/ 1566/ 58600

MSC Divina, 2012/ 3275/ 138000

MSC Fantasia, 2008/ 3275/ 138000

MSC Lirica, 2003/ 1526/ 58600

MSC Magnifica, 2010/ 2550/ 92400

MSC Musica, 2006/ 2550/ 92400

MSC Opera, 2004/ 1526/ 58600

MSC Orchestra, 2006/ 2550/ 92400

MSC Poesia, 2008/ 2520/ 92600

MSC Sinfonia, 2002/ 1566/ 58600

MSC Splendida, 2009/ 3275/ 138000

splendida

mv MSC Splendida

 

MURMANSK SHIPPING

Russian firm owns vast fleet of ships,

Klaudiya Yelanskaya, 1977/ 256/ 4329

Polaris, 1968/ 80/ 2098

 

NEPTUNE CRUISES

Gambling cruises, Far East

Starry Metropolis, 1976/ 650/ 15790

 

NIPPON CHARTER CRUISES/ MIRA CRUISE

Aims at Japanese market
Fuji Maru/ Mira I 1989/ 400/ 23230,

fujimaru

mv Fuji Maru

 

NOBLE CALEDONIA

Worldwide expedition cruising

Island Sky, 1992/ 114/ 4200,

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Proud of it’s Norwegian roots, line that started Caribbean cruising in the sixties

Norwegian Breakaway 2013/4000/144000

Norwegian Dawn, 2002/ 2240/ 91740

Norwegian Epic, 2010/ 4100/ 155870

Norwegian Escape, 2015/ 4260/ 165150

Norwegian Gem, 2007/ 2370/ 93500

Norwegian getaway 2014/ 4000/144000

Norwegian Jade, 2006/ 2370/ 93500

Norwegian Jewel, 2005/ 2370/ 93500

Norwegian Pearl, 2006/ 2370/ 93500

Norwegian Sky, 1999/ 2000/ 77104

Norwegian Spirit, 1998/ 1966/ 76583

Norwegian Star, 2001/ 2240/ 91740

Norwegian Sun, 2001/ 1936/ 78300

Pride of America 2005/ 2140/ 80439

nepic

mv Norwegian Epic

 

NYK CRUISES
Japanese company, Japanese market, also owners of Crystal Cruises

Asuka II, 1990/ 940/ 48600

 

OCEANIA CRUISES
De luxe ships

Regatta, 1998/ 684/ 30277

Insignia, 1998/ 684/ 30277

Nautica, 2000/ 684/ 30277

Marina, 2011/ 1258/ 66084

Riviera, 20012/ 1258/ 66084

Sirena, 1999/ 684/ 30277

 

OCEANIC GROUP

Soft expedition cruises in Australian waters

Oriental Dragon, 1972/ 580/ 18455

 

OCEANWIDE EXPEDITIONS

Soft expedition cruises waters

Plancius, 1976/ 106/ 3434

 

P&O CRUISES

World wide British style cruising

Adonia, 2001/ 702/ 30277

Arcadia, 2005/ 1952/ 86800

Aurora, 2000/ 1878/ 76152

Azura, 2010/ 3076/ 115000

Britannia  2015/3610/143700

Oceana, 2000/ 2016/ 77500

Oriana, 1995/ 1810/ 69153

Ventura 2008/ 3100/ 116000

britannia

mv Britannia

 

P&O AUSTRALIA

Australian branch of P&O

Pacific Aria 1994/ 1260/ 55820

Pacific Dawn, 1991/ 1590/ 70285

Pacific Eden 1992/1260/55820

Pacific Jewel, 2003/ 1582/ 70300

Pacific Pearl, 1989/ 1578/ 63254

 

PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES

Luxury cruising in South Pacific, Tahiti, South Polynesia

Paul Gauguin, 1997/ 320/ 19170

 

PEACEBOAT

Human rights organization which organises educational world cruises

Ocean Dream, 1981/ 1020/ 35260

 

PEARL SEAS CRUISES

Small ship cruising in Canadian waters, Great Lakes and Caribbean

Pearl Mist 2014/200/4980

 

PHOENIX SEEREISEN

German tour operator

Albatros, 1973/ 820/ 28518

Amadea, 1991/ 584/ 28717

Artania, 1984/ 1180/ 44600

 

PLANTOURS

German company, German passengers

Hamburg, 1997/ 420/ 14900

hamburg

mv Hamburg

 

POLAR STAR EXPEDITIONS

Company has ceased operations

Polar Star 1969/90/5000

 

PONANT CRUISES

Cruising French style on yacht-like ships

L’austral 2011/ 264/10944

Le Boreal 2010/ 264/10944

Le Lyrial 2015/ 264/10944

Le Ponant 1991/ 64/ 1190

Le Soleal/ 264/10944

le-soleal

mv le Boreal

 

PREMIER CRUISES

Worldwide expedition cruises; ship chartered out to Noble Caledonia

Serenissima 1960/ 120/ 2620

 

PRINCESS CRUISES

Owns fleet of mega cruise ships, worldwide cruising

Caribbean Princess, 2004/ 3000/ 120000

Coral Princess, 2002/ 1950/ 88000

Crown Princess, 2006/ 3114/ 113000

Dawn Princess, 1997/ 1950/ 77441

Diamond Princess, 2004/ 2670/ 113000

Emerald Princess, 2007/ 3114/ 113000

Golden Princess, 2001/ 2600/ 108806

Grand Princess, 1998/ 2600/ 108806

Island Princess, 2003/ 1950/ 88000

Ocean Princess, 1999/ 702/ 30277

Pacific Princess, 1999/ 702/ 30277

Regal Princess 2014/ 3600/141000

Royal Princess 2013/ 3600/141000

Ruby Princess, 2008/ 3110/ 113650

Sapphire Princess, 2004/ 2670/ 113000

Sea Princess, 1998/ 2000/ 77500

Star Princess, 2002/ 2600/ 108806

Sun Princess, 1996/ 2020/ 77440

Diamond Princess in Alaska
mv Diamond   Princess

 

PULLMANTUR

Spanish tour operator, Spanish market

Empress, 1990/ 1600/ 48560

Monarch 1991/ 2350/ 73940

Sovereign, 1987/ 2275/ 73192

 

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

Operates in the de luxe segment

Seven Seas Mariner, 2001/ 730/ 48075

Seven Seas Navigator, 1999/ 490/ 28550

Seven Seas Voyager, 2003/ 700/ 46000

Seven Seas Explorer 2016/ 738/ 54000

sevenseasexplorer

mv Seven Seas Explorer

 

RESIDENSEA

Ship offers 110 apartments for permanent living on board

The World, 2002/ 386/ 43188

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Operates large fleet of mega cruise ships in US waters and Europe mainly

Adventure of the Seas, 2002/ 3114/ 138300

Allure of the Seas, 2010/ 5400/ 225280

Anthem 2015/ 4180/168600

Brilliance of the Seas, 2002/ 2100/ 90090

Enchantment of the Seas, 1997/ 1958/ 73817

Explorer of the Seas, 2000/ 3114/ 137308

Freedom of the Seas 2006/ 3634/ 158000

Grandeur of the Seas, 1996/ 1958/ 73817

Harmony 2016/ 5400/ 227000

Independence of the Seas 2006/ 3634/ 158000

Jewel of the Seas, 2004/ 2100/ 90000

Legend of the Seas, 1995/ 1804/ 70950

Liberty of the Seas 2007/ 3634/ 158000

Majesty of the Seas, 1992/ 2354/ 73941

Mariner of the Seas, 2003/ 3114/ 138300

Navigator of the Seas, 2002/ 3114/ 138300

Oasis of the Seas, 2009/5400/ 225280

Ovation of the Seas, 2016/ 4180/ 168600

Quantum of the Seas, 2014/4180/168600

Radiance of the Seas, 2001/ 2100/ 90090

Rhapsody of the Seas, 1997/ 1998/ 78491

Serenade of the Seas, 2003/ 2100/ 90090

Splendour of the Seas, 1996/ 1804/ 69130

Vision of the Seas, 1998/ 1998/ 70491

Voyager of the Seas, 1999/ 3138/ 137276

 

SAGA CRUISES

British company, aims at passengers aged 50-plus

Quest for Adventure, 1981/ 448/ 18590

Saga Sapphire, 1981/ 752/ 37300

 

SALAMIS LINES

Short cruises from Cyprus

Salamis Filoxenia, 1975/ 500/ 16630

 

SEA CLOUD CRUISES

Sailing ship cruises

Sea Cloud, 1931/ 64/ 2532 (sail cruiser)

Sea Cloud II, 2001/ 96/ 3849 (sail cruiser)

 

SEABOURN CRUISES

6 star de luxe cruising

Seabourn Encore, 2016/ 600/ 40350

Seabourn Odyssey, 2009/ 450/ 32346

Seabourn Quest, 2011/ 450/ 32346

Seabourn Sojourn, 2010/ 450/ 32346

seabsoj

mv Seaborn Quest

 

SEADREAM CRUISES

6 star de luxe cruising

Seadream I, 1984/ 116/ 4260

Seadream II, 1984/ 116/ 4260

 

SEMESTER AT SEA

World cruises for students

World Odyssey 1998/600/22500

 

SILVERSEA CRUISES

De luxe cruises on mid sized ships

Silver Cloud, 1994/ 296/ 16927

Silver Explorer, 1989/ 132/ 6072

Silver Shadow, 2000/ 388/ 28258

Silver Spirit, 2009/ 540/ 36000

Silver Whisper, 2001/ 388/ 28258

Silver Wind, 1994/ 296/ 16927

silvspir

mv Silver Spirit

 

SKORPIOS CRUISES

Coastal cruises in Chilean waters

Skorpios II, 1988/ 128/ 1263

Skorpios III, 1995/ 102/ 1450

 

SKYSEA CRUISES

Joint venture between Chines travel agency Ctrip and Royal Caribbean Cruises; cruises from China

Skysea Golden Era 1995/ 1825/ 72450

 

STAR CLIPPERS

Cruises on sail ships

Star Clipper, 1992/ 170/ 3025

Star Flyer, 1991, 170/ 3025

Royal Clipper, 2000/ 224/ 5000

 

STAR CRUISES

Cruises in Far East and Australian waters

Star Pisces, 1990/ 1378/ 40053

Superstar Aquarius, 1993/ 1750/ 51300

Superstar Gemini1992/ 1750/50760

Superstar Libra 1988/ 1500/ 42276

Superstar Virgo, 1999/ 1964/ 75338

The Taipan 1989/ 72/3340

SONY DSC

mv  Superstar Virgo

 

SWAN HELLINIC

Firm ceased operations beginning of 2017

Minerva, 1995/ 360/ 12500

 

THOMSON CRUISES

British tour operator

Thomson Celebration, 1984/ 1214/ 33930

Thomson Dream, 1986/ 1494/ 54760

Thomson Spirit, 1983/ 1214/ 33930

Thomson Majesty 1992/1460/40875

 

TROPICANA CRUISES

Short Caribbean cruises from Port of Spain

Adriana, 1972/ 264/ 4591

 

TUI CRUISES

German line, German passengers mostly

Mein Schiff 1, 1996/ 1920/ 77000

Mein Schiff 2, 1997/ 1920/ 77300

Mein Schiff 3, 2014/ 2500/ 99520

Mein Schiff 4, 2015/ 2500/ 99520

Mein Schiff 5, 2016/ 2500/ 995200

meinschiff

mv Mein Schiff 3

CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES

British operator, destination oriented cruises; ship has been transferred to Cruises & Maritime Voyages fleet

Discovery, 1972/ 472/ 20186

 

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY

Cultural travel in European waters

Aegean Odyssey, 1988/ 380/ 11560

 

WINDSTAR CRUISES

All vessels sail cruisers

Wind Spirit, 1988/ 148/ 5736

Wind Star, 1986/ 148/ 5703

Wind Surf, 1989/ 312/ 14745

wind-surf

mv Wind Star

 

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

Company ceased trading January 2017

Voyager 1990/510/15200

 

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY

Aegean Odyssey  1973/380/11560