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 Adventurer 1977/ 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, 1992/ 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 America, 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 , 1990/ 1440/ 46800

Zenith, 1992/1375/47400

 

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Up market 5 star cruise line

Celebrity Constellation, 2002/ 2040/ 90280

Celebrity Eclipse, 2010/ 2880/ 121900

Celebrity Equinox, 1995/ 1750/ 70606

Celebrity Infinity, 2001/ 1980/ 90228

Celebrity Millennium, 2000/ 1980/ 90228

Celebrity Reflection, 2012/ 3000/ 12600

Celebrity Silhouette, 2011/ 2900/ 122100

Celebrity Solstice, 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/ 200/ 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 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

 

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 (cargo-)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 arctic & antarctic 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,  2013/ 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 large cruise ships, upscale, 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 of the Seas, 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 of the Seas, 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

Sea Cloud II, 2001/ 96/ 3849

 

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 Chinese 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 Gemini, 1992/ 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

 

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