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Cruiseline Operators and the Cruise Ships

Here is a pretty good list of current Cruiseline Operators and the Cruise Ships they own or operate. This is an incestuous business. Many ships operate or have operated under many names, many ships are owned by one company and subleased or operated by two companies.   Sometimes it can be confusing, and thats why Elite Cruises and Travel makes your traveling a breeze.

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  • Eclipse (She sails the Galapagos)
  • Sunboat III (River vessel on the Nile)
  • Sunboat IV (River vessel on the Nile)
  • Abercrombie (Hotel barge in France)
  • Safari Quest – Yacht Adventures, 22 pax (She sails near Alaska)
  • Explorer II, 360 pax (Former Swan Hellenic##Q##s Minerva, ex Saga Pearl. Explorer Cruises is operating an Antarctic programme in 2007/08 on the ship from November to March)
  • Yangzi Explorer, 124 (Cruises in China. Abercrombie & Kent partnership with Orient Royal Cruises) 

    Orient Queen, 660 pax (Ex Bolero, ex Starward. Acquired via a bareboat/hire purchase agreement by Louis in 2007)
    Out of Business
    Dalmacija, 300 pax (March ##Q##09: laid up in Rijeka)

    Pacific Monarch, 54 pax (Ex Spirit of Glacier Bay, ex Glacier Bay Explorer)
    Rapture, 142 pax

    Swan Hellenic Cruises

    (London, UK)
    The company operated Minerva II (Former R8) that was transfered to Princess Cruises in April 2007 and renamed Royal Princess. Previously Swan Hellenic operated the Minerva. March 2007: Lord Sterling – former chairman of P&O Cruises – has bought the company from Carnival, but no replacement vessel has been identified at that stage. July 2007: Swan Hellenic has joined the All Leisure Group that own Voyages of Discovery that will charter Minerva as Minerva II.
    Voyages Of Discovery
    (The name was Discovery World Cruises in USA until June 2007)


  • Discovery, 650 pax (Built in 1972 she was the former Island Princess)
  • Explorer II, 360 pax (Former Swan Hellenic##Q##s Minerva, ex Saga Pearl )
    Hebridean International Cruises
    (Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK)


  • Hebridean Princess
    Hebridean Spirit, 79 pax (Former Sun Viva 2, MegaStar Capricorn. March 2009: the ship has been sold. April ##Q##09: All Leisure group plc, which operates Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery, announces that it has purchased the Hebridean Princess)

    AMA WATERWAYS (Westlake Village, CA)

  • La Marguerite, 92 pax (She sails the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia)
  • Amabella, 162
  • Amadolce, 148 pax
  • Amadagio, 73 cabins
  • Amalegro, 73 cabins
  • Amacello, 73 cabins
  • Amadante, 73 cabins
  • Amalyra, 148 pax
    (AMA also leases the Lev Tolstoy in Russia, the Amadouro in Portugal and the Swiss Pearl in France)
    Amadeus Luftner Cruises
    Majestic America Line (Seattle) (November ##Q##08: it has ceased operations)


  • Queen of the West, 146/163 pax (September ##Q##09: sold to Blue Spruce LLC, an affiliate of American Cruise Lines)
  • Empress of the North, 236 pax
  • Contessa, 49 pax (Former Executive Explorer, overnight cruise catamaran, owned until June 2006 by Glacier Bay Cruiseline. October ##Q##08: she has been taken over by the U.S. Maritime Administration due to unpaid debt. November 2010: acquired by Alaskan Dream Cruises and renamed Alaskan Dream)
    Columbia Queen, 161 pax
  • American Queen, 436 pax
  • Delta Queen, 174 pax (She will sail its last season on the Mississippi in 2008 and retired from service in November. Currently moored on the Tennessee River as a boutique hotel)
  • Mississippi Queen, 416 pax (November 2008: she is out of service and probably to be cut down to a barge)
    (American West Steamboat Company and Delta Queen Steamboat Co. began operating under the new name Majestic America Line in October 2006)
    WindStar Cruises (Seattle, WA)
  • Wind Song, 148 pax
  • Wind Spirit, 148 pax
  • Wind Star, 148 pax
  • Wind Surf, 308 pax
    (April 2007: Carnival Corporation & plc announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Windstar Cruises to Ambassadors International Inc. Ambassadors selected V.Ships Leisure to manage the vessels)

    AMERICAN CLASSIC VOYAGES (Chicago) (Out of business)
    American Hawaii Cruises (New Orleans, LA) (Out of business)
    United States Lines (New Orleans, LA) (Out of business)
    Delta Queen Coastal Voyages (New Orleans, LA) (Out of business)
    Cape May Light, 226 pax (Laid up near Jacksonville, Fla. since 2002. April 2010: charter to house earthquake aid workers at Haiti as Sea Voyager)
    Cape Cod Light, 226 pax (Uncompleted. Laid up near Jacksonville, Fla.)
    (MARAD, the U.S. Maritime Administration was the owner of the two ships. June 2008: European shipping consortium Clipper Group purchased the two coastal cruisers. Clipper Group owns 10 cruise ships and two river boats. ISP – International Shipping Partners, will manage the two coastal vessels. The new names would be Clipper Discoverer and Clipper Voyager)




  • RMS St. Helena, 128 pax (Working cargo ship and passenger liner) 

    ANTARCTICA XXI (Punta Arenas, Chile)


  • Grigoriy Mikheev, 46 pax 

    ANTARCTIC SHIPPING SA (Santiago, Chile)
    Antarctic Dream, 39 cabins (She will be in the north this summer and 2009 to cruise around Spitsbergen managed by Oceanwide Expeditions)
    ANTARPPLY S.A. (Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego – Argentina)


  • Ushuaia, 35 cabins (Cruises in Antarctica) 

    AQUA EXPEDITIONS (Lima, Peru – Mekong, Viet Nam)

  • Aqua, 24 pax
  • Aria, 24 pax



  • A##Q##Rosa Viva, 242 pax (New 2010)
  • A##Q##Rosa Bella, 242 pax
  • A##Q##Rosa Donna, 242 pax
  • A##Q##Rosa Mia, 242 pax
  • A##Q##Rosa Riva, 242 pax
  • A##Q##Rosa Stella, 174
  • A##Q##Rosa Luna, 174 pax
    (All the ships are river cruise vessels)

    ASSAM BENGAL NAVIGATION (Ambari in India and London)


Arabella, 40 pax (Sailing cruise ship)
Madeleine (Schooner)
Rum Runner II (Motor yacht for day trips)

Island Sun (Planned charter from Mauritius Island Cruises. To begin cruises at the end of November 2004)
World Discoverer (To begin cruises in mid December 2004. Mortgage holder Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, took possession of the World Discoverer on June 18, 2004, until September 2007 when the ship was sold to Silversea)



  • Avalon Creativity, 138
  • Avalon Felicity, 138 pax
  • Avalon Luminary, 138 pax
  • Avalon Affinity, 138 pax
  • Avalon Scenery, 138 pax
  • Avalon Imagery, 170 pax
  • Avalon Tranquility, 170
  • Avalon Tapestry, 164 pax
  • Avalon Artistry, 178
  • Avalon Poetry, 176 pax 

    Aventura, 75 pax, 6 cabins (River vessel)
    AYRAVATA CRUISES – RV PANDAW 1947 (Yangon, Myanmar)


  • RV Pandaw 1947 16 cabins (The original built in 1947)
    Rv Paukan 2007, 55 paxBIRKA CRUISES – BIRKA LINE ABP (Finland)
    Birka Paradise, 1,800 pax




The Company manages several river cruise ships in China included the OTC Victoria Series (Victoria I, Victoria II, Victoria III, Victoria V, Victoria VII), Victoria Angel, Victoria Princess, Victoria Pearl and Victoria Blue Whale.

(All river vessels)
Three Kingdoms


  • Century Sky
  • Century Sun, 300 pax (Partnership with Viking River Cruises)
  • Century Star, 186 pax
  • Century Diamond
  • Oriental Emperor
    (All the ships are river vessels. The company has a strong relationship with Viking River Cruises)CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL CRUISES – ARCALIA SHIPPING CO. (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Princess Danae, 550 / 640 pax (Former Port Melbourne, Danae, Baltica. Chartered for the 2006, between March and November, by the German operator Vivamare Seereisen)
  • Funchal, 400 pax (Photo D.R.Carneiro. She will return to Western Australia on Dec. 14, 2007)
  • Arion, 340 pax (Ex Astra. Chartered to Marsans, France, from December 25, 2006 until March 19, 2007)
  • Athena, 550 pax (Ex Valtur Prima, ex Italia Prima, ex Caribe)
  • Princess Daphne, 548 pax (Ex Port Sydney, Akrotiri Express, Daphne, Switzerland, Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Monarch. Sister ship of the Princess Danae)CLUB CRUISE (Holland)
    The Company is out of business


  • Van Gogh 506 pax, (Ex Odessa Sky. Photo courtesy ABP. January 2008: Club Cruise has created a new U.K. tour operating division named Van Gogh Cruises which has then closed in May. Van Gogh is to be chartered to the Russian market by company Metropolis Tur from June to October 2008)
  • Albatros (March ##Q##09: purchased by Phoenix Seereisen)
  • Astoria, 500 pax (Former Arkona. Chartered to Transocean Tours. Sold to Saga Holidays)
  • New Flamenco, 798 pax (Ex Spirit of London, ex Festival##Q##s Flamenco. March ##Q##09: sold to Singapore Star Shipping)
  • Alexander von Humboldt, 352 pax (Ex Saga Pearl ex Minerva. All Leisure Group acquired the ship in an auction in November ##Q##09. December ##Q##09: chartered to Phoenix Seereisen in Germany from May to October 2010.)CLUB MED(France)
  • Club Med 2, 392 paxCOMMODORE HOLDINGS LTD (Out of business)
    Commodore Cruise Line (South Hollywood, FL)
    Enchanted Isle, 729 pax (Ex Argentina, Veendam, Brazil, Monarch Star, Bermuda Star)
    Enchanted Capri, 500 pax (October 2006: the ship has been sold to the Mexican Company Demar in a hire-purchase agreement. Enchanted Capri has been on charter to Demar for the past three years. International Shipping Partners, Inc. will still manage the ship)
    Enchanted Sun, 1,050 pax (Interrupted plan of cruises, from the Port of San Diego and Rosarito, Mexico – agreement to charter the vessel)
    Crown Cruise Line
    Crown Dynasty, 820 pax (Former Norwegian Dynasty – sold to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and renamed Braemar)

    COMPAGNIE DU PONANT (Marseille, France. The main shareholder is CMA-CGM, the leading French container group)

  • Le Boreal 224 / 264 pax
  • Le Levant, 90 pax
  • Le Ponant, 64 pax (Sailing yacht)
  • Le Diamant, 226 pax (Former Radisson Seven Seas Cruises##Q## Song of Flower. The ship is co-owned by Compagnie des Iles du Ponant and Tapis Rouge Croisières)CANODROS SA(Equador)
    Galapagos Explorer II, 100 pax (Former Renaissance III)

    Aranui III, 207 pax (Freighter, she has replaced the Aranui II)


  • Coral Princess, 50 pax
  • Coral Princess II, 50 pax
  • Oceanic Discoverer, 76 pax (Former Oceanic Princess)CROISIEUROPE – ALSACE CROISIERE(Strasbourg – France)
    (All river vessels)
  • France, 80 cabins
  • Seine Princess, 60 cabins
  • Rhone Princess, 60 cabins
  • Modigliani, 80 cabins
  • Victor Hugo, 50 cabins
  • Gaspard Corte Real
  • Leonard de Vinci, 72 cabins
  • Ste Odile, 63 cabins
  • Princesse Sissi, 74 cabins
  • La Boheme, 80 cabins
  • Douce France, 80 cabins
  • Camargue, 74 cabins
  • Symphonie, 80 cabins
  • Renoir, 80 cabins
  • Mistral, 80 cabins
  • Van Gogh, 80 cabins
  • Monet, 80 cabins
  • Mona Lisa, 50 cabins
  • Vasco de Gama, 71 cabins
  • Fernao de Magalhaes, 71 cabins
  • Beethoven, 180 pax
  • Vivaldi, 180 -) pax
  • Michelangelo, 80 cabins
  • Botticelli, 154 pax (She will be positioned along the River Thames from mid-November until April 1, 2007)
  • Europe
  • Belle de Cadiz, 180 pax (River and sea cruises in the Iberian peninsula)
  • Belle de l##Q##Adriatique, 200 pax (Coastal cruising in the Adriatic Sea under the new CroisiMer brand. CroisiEurope plans to build other two sisterships with delivery in 2009 and 2010: La Belle du Bosphore and La Belle des Cyclades)CRUCEROS AUSTRALIS (Santiago, Chile)
  • Mare Australis, 132
  • Via Australis (Mare Australis##Q## sistership)
  • Stella Australis, 210CRUCEROS MARITIMOS SKORPIOS (Santiago, Chile)
    Skorpios I, 74 pax
    Skorpios II, 140 pax
    Skorpios III, 100 pax


  • Marco Polo, 826 pax (Former Alexandr Pushkin)
  • Ocean Countess, 814 pax (Ex Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympia Countess)
    (The two ships are operated under charter)CRUISE MARITIME YACHTING (The Netherlands)
    Monarch (River e coastal cruises)

    Lyubov Orlova, 122 pax (September 2010: under arrest in St. John##Q##s, Newfoundland, Canada)

    CRUISE WEST(Seattle, WA)
    The Company ceased operation in September 2010

  • Spirit of Oceanus, 100/135 pax (Former Sun Viva, MegaStar Sagittarius. September 2010 sold to TN Cruise K/S of Denmark. November 2010: renamed Sea Spirit the vessel was chartered to Quark Expeditions)
  • Spirit of Alaska, 78 pax (October ##Q##10: the ships was purchased by Alaskan Dream Cruises and renamed Baranof Dream)
  • Spirit of Columbia, 78 pax (October ##Q##10: the ships was purchased by Alaskan Dream Cruises and renamed Admiralty Dream)
  • Spirit of Discovery, 84 pax
  • Spirit of ##Q##98, 96 pax
  • Spirit of Endeavour, 102 pax (Ex Newport Clipper)
  • Pacific Explorer, 99 pax (Ex Temptress Explorer. Operated in partnership with Temptress Adventure Cruises)
  • Spirit of Yorktown, 138 pax (Ex Yorktown Clipper. Cruise West has acquired the cruise vessel previously part of the Clipper Cruise Line fleet in January 2006)
  • Spirit of Glacier Bay, 102 pax (Ex Spirit of Nantucket, ex Nantucket Clipper. Cruise West has acquired the cruise vessel previously part of the Clipper Cruise Line fleet in January 2006)
  • Sheltered Seas (90-foot, 70 pax touring yacht)DAMI CRUISE (Croatia)
    Darli, 81 pax (Ex Brand and Hardagenfjord)
    Romansa, 18 pax (Sailing ship)

    DCS-TOURISTIK (Germany)
    (Dunav Tours AD, Bulgaria, is the owner of the 3 river ships)
    Rousse Prestige, 161 pax
    Rousse, 210 pax
    Sofia, 210 pax

    (October 2010: the German operator has gone bankrupt)
    Delphin Voyager, 650 pax (The former Orient Venus of Japan Cruise Line)
    Delphin Queen (river vessel)
    Orient Queen, 660 pax (December 2006: Hansa Kreuzfarten and Delphin Kreuzfarten chartered the ship until May 7, 2007)
    (July 2008: Bremen-based Hansa Kreuzfahrten GmbH, formerly an independent venture, has been formally merged with Delphin Kreuzfahrten)

    DESTINA CRUISE LINES (Out of Business)
    OceanMaster, 28 pax
    Destina Legacy (Former Royal Olympic Cruises Jason)


  • MV Discovery, 12 paxDISNEY CRUISE LINE (Celebration, FL)
  • Disney Dream 1,250 staterooms
  • Disney Magic, 1,750 pax
  • Disney Wonder, 1,750 paxDOURO AZUL (Porto, Portugal)
    AltoDouro, 48 pax
    Invicta, 80 pax
    Douro Queen, 65 cabins
    AlgarveCruiser, 65 cabins
    (All river ships. The company manages a fleet of day cruise vessels as well)

    DDSG BLUE DANUBE (Vienna, Austria)
    Hemingway (River vessel, in partnership with GTA-Skyways)

    (August ##Q##09: EasyCruise has been sold to Hellenic Seaways, a Greek ferry company)

  • easyCruise Life, 600 pax (September 2007: easyCruise has acquired his second ship, to be named easyCruise Life; formerly The Jasmine – ex Mano Cruises – ex Farah, operated by Arab Ship Management out of Egypt)
  • easyCruise 1, 180 pax (Ex Neptune , ex-Renaissance 2. Following a refurbishment at the Keppel Shipyard in Benoi, Singapore she began operation in March 2005. The ship has been sold in October ##Q##08 to an undisclosed buyer)
  • easyCruiseTwo, 100 pax (River ship, to begin cruises in July 2006. Formerly the ##Q##M.S. Frontera##Q##, the riverboat is owned and operated by Boonstra River Line. The ship had her final voyage on August 17, 2007, ending the season six weeks earlier than the originally scheduled date of September 28, due to financial difficulties faced by Boonstra)Eco Cultural Tourism (Philippines)
  • 1707 Islands Cruise, 300 pax (Ex Caribic Star, ex Coco Explorer 2. The former owner was C&C Marine – C&C Travel from Denmark)ÉCOMERTOURS (Canada)
  • Écho des Mers (Small ship cruises on the St. Lawrence)ECOVENTURA (Guayaquil – Ecuador)


  • Eric, 20 pax
  • Flamingo I, 20 pax
  • Letty, 20 pax
    (Three identical yachts that sail the Galapagos Islands))ELEGANT CRUISES & TOURS, INC. (Port Washington – NY)
  • Andrea, 105 pax (Formerly Harald Jarl of Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Under arrest at Split)
  • Monet, 62 pax (She operates in the Adriatic from March through November with weekly departures from Venice)ELEGANT CRUISE LINES – ELEGANT VOYAGE (Cairo, Egypt)


  • Kon-Tiki (Nile cruise ship)
  • Sindbad (Nile cruise ship)
  • Rose of Nile (Nile cruise ship)
    (February 2008: Soon to be launched is their new luxury cruise ship Moondance)ELYSIAN CRUISES – RAVESCROFT SHIPPING (Coral Gables, FL)
  • New Flamenco, 798 pax (Ex Spirit of London, ex Festival##Q##s Flamenco. Charter to Travelplan. January 2007: chartered to Abu Dhabi##Q##s Tourism Development and Investment Company until the end of February 2007. November 2007: she has now been sold to dutch Club Cruises)
    Blue Monarch (Ex World Renaissance. On charter to Greece##Q##s Monarch Classic Cruises. January 2010: sold for scrap)EMPRESS CRUISE LINES (Malaysia / Singapore)
    The Empress (Currently laid up in Singapore)

    Emeraude, 74 pax

    (Ex Grand Yachts Adventures, Alaska)

    EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES (Amsterdam, The Nederlands)
    Moezelstar, 80 pax
    Esperanza, 148 pax

    (All hotel barges)

  • La Belle Epoque, 12 pax
  • L##Q##Impressionniste, 12 pax
  • La Reine Pédauque, 12 pax
  • L##Q##Art de vivre, 8 pax
  • Anjodi, 8 pax
  • Rosa, 8 pax
  • Meanderer, 6 pax
  • Nymphea, 6 pax
  • Scottish Highlander, 8 pax
  • Actief, 11 pax
  • Shannon Princess, 12 pax
  • Bona Spes, 8 pax
  • La Dolce Vita6 pax (Venice, Italy)FANTASEA ADVENTURE CRUISES (Australia)
    Ammarí, 66 pax (Ex Rivage Saint Martin. Fantasea Cruises that operates day trips around the Great Barrier Reef and island transfers, has bought the 66-passenger Ammarí from Ustica Lines in Sicily. October ##Q##08: she is current out of service)

    (Out of business)
    European Stars, 1566 pax (Sold to MSC Cruises. To begin operation in March 2005 as MSC Sinfonia)
    Bolero, 660 pax (Former Starward, chartered to Spanish Cruise Line, Madrid, Spain. Purchased by Abou Merhi Cruises in the spring of 2005)
    Flamenco, 800 pax (Chartered to the Spanish tour operator Travelplan until January 2005)
    The Azur, 760 pax (Sold)
    Mistral, 1,300 pax (Purchased by Alstom and then sold to Iberojet Cruceros in January 2005)
    Caribe, 500 berth (Purchased by Classic International)


  • Black Watch, 798 pax (Former Royal Viking Star, Westward and Star Odyssey)
  • Braemar, 820 pax (Former Crown Dynasty)
  • Boudicca, 810 pax (Ex Grand Latino, ex SuperStar Capricorn, Royal Viking Sky and Hyundai Kumgang. She was transfered to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in October 2005 and undergo an extensive refit in early 2006. Her maiden cruise to the Canaries departed Dover on February 25, 2006)
  • Balmoral (Ex Norwegian Crown, ex Crown Odyssey. To come into service in January 2008 after works at Blohm + Voss Repair of Hamburg to extend the length of the vessel by about 30m. In addition to increasing public areas, it will also increase passenger capacity by approximately 350)FRENCH COUNTRY WATERWAYS (Duxbury, MA)
    (All river barges)
    Horizon II, 8 pax
    Nenuphar, 12 pax
    Princess, 8 pax
    Esprit, 18 pax
    Adrienne, 12 pax

    FYNE CRUISES (Inveraray, Scotland)
    Fyne Spirit, 12 pax (Cruises around the west coast of Scotland)

    GAP ADVENTURES (Toronto)

  • The Expedition, 122 pax (GAP has bought the 1972 built ferry Alandsfarjan from the Finnish ferry company Viking Line for 2.6 million euro in June 2008. Septembre ##Q##08: Aker Yards and GAP Adventures have signed a contract on converting the Alandsfarjan to an expedition cruise vessel)
    (Explorer, 108 pax: the “Little Red Ship” struck an iceberg in the Antarctic and then sunk on November 23, 2007)
    (GAP Adventures operates yacht cruises in Greek waters and three passenger yachts for the Galapagos Islands as well)GLACIER BAY CRUISELINE
    (Out of business. The small-ship operator filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will not be operating a traditional 2006 cruise season)

(Formed from Dolphin Hellas Cruises and Attika Cruises)
Arcadia, 130 cabins 224 / 300 pax (Former Vicente Puchol, laid up in North America)
Aegean II, , 800 pax (Formerly the Symphony from MSC)

Diana, 55 pax (River vessel)
Juno, 60 pax (River vessel)
Wilhelm Tham (River vessel)

Grand Circle Travel
River Aria
River Melody
River Adagio
Bizet, 120 pax
(Plus other river cruises vessels in Europe and Egypt)
Tikhi Don, 220 pax (River cruises in Russia)
Rossia, 216 pax (River cruises in Russia)
Overseas Adventure Travel
Athena, 50 pax (Cruises in the Adriatic / E. Mediterranean)
Continental Waterways
(The three company operate a fleet of 45 ships ranging from custom-built river ships to rustic barges and gulet-style yachts)

GREAT AMERICAN RIVER JOURNEYS (Seattle) (Currently out of business)

Dream, 1,250 pax (ex Dream Princess. She is sailing roundtrip cruises between Karachi and Dubai between November until February 2007, then she will return to the Mediterranean)

Dalmacija, 260 pax (The owner of the ship is Adriatic Cruises. Hansa will operate the ship for the rest of 2007 to replace the Paloma)
Delphin (Photo D.R.Carneiro)
Delphin Voyager, 650 pax (Ex Orient Venus)

Hanseatic, 170 pax
Bremen, 164 pax
Columbus 423 pax (Owned by Munich based Conti-Group the ship is in bareboat time charter until 2011)
Sea Cloud II, 86 pax (Sailing vessel. Winter 2007 / 2008: she is chartered by Lindblad Expeditions)
Various river cruise vessels


  • Gemini, 900 pax (Ex Star Cruises##Q## SuperStar Gemini, ex Crown Jewel, Cunard Crown Jewel, Vision Star)
  • Ocean Pearl, 1,135 pax (Ex Clipper Pacific, ex Dream, ex Caspi Cruises##Q## Dream Princess, ex Airtours##Q## Sun Cruises Sundream, Song of Norway)
    (Both ships are owned by the Clipper Group of Denmark and managed by International Shipping Partners of Miami)

Georgian Clipper, 18 pax (Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River cruises)

HOLIDAY KREUZFAHRTEN(Germany) (The company has announced bankruptcy in September 2006)

Regal Empress, 875 pax (Former Greek Line Olympia. March ##Q##09: she has been sold to Indian breakers)
(March ##Q##09: the Company is no longer operating)

Ocean Odyssey, 250 pax (The former Jason. Her Indian cruising venture started in January 2007 from Goa)

Explorer, 836 pax (Former Olympic Explorer, Olympia Explorer. She replaces the aging Universe Explorer – formerly the Enchanted Seas, which has operated the University of Pittsburgh##Q##s Semester at Sea program since 1996, currently laid up in Portland, OR.

Island Passage, 20 pax (Aluminium catamaran)

Ambasador I, 160 pax (due to Galàpagos National Park regulations only 100 people are embarked)

Pacific Venus


  • Mona Lisa (Ex P&O Cruises##Q## Victoria, Kungsholm, Sea Princess, The Scholar Ship, Oceanic II. November ##Q##08: Peaceboat has ended its charter of the Clipper Pacific halfway through the vessel##Q##s world cruise. Instead, Peaceboat has chartered Kyma Shipmanagement##Q##s 1966-built Mona Lisa for the duration of the 2008/2009 northern hemisphere winter season. She is due to resume her voyages with Lord Nelson Seereisen during 2010 from May until August)

JEWEL RIVER CRUISES (Fort Lauderdale, FL and Wollerau SZ)

  • Jewel Imperial Blue, 80 pax (Ex Hispania; the first cruise was planned for May 2008 but after several delay the company announced in October that it would postpone the debut of the brand and consolidate the company. Jewel River Cruise Line##Q##s two other brands, the premium Emerald River Journeys and the contemporary Aqua River Journeys, will continue to operate. These ships are currently chartered to European tour operators through 2009) 

    KLEINTOURS(Quito, Equador)
    Galapagos Legend, 100 pax
    M/Y Coral I, 36 pax
    M/Y Coral II, 20 pax


  • Kristina Brahe, 58 cabins
  • Kristina Katarina (Former the 1982 built The Iris from Mano Cruises of Israel)
  • Kristina Regina, 245 pax (August ##Q##10: sold to Oy S/S Borea Ab, a newly established company, which intends to convert the vessel into a hotel, restaurant and museum located in Turku, Finland) 



  • National Geographic Endeavour, 110 pax (Former Endeavour, former Caledonian Star)
  • National Geographic Sea Lion, 70 pax
  • National Geographic Sea Bird, 70 pax
  • National Geographic Polaris, 80 pax
  • National Geographic Islander, 48 pax (Ex Rivage Guadeloupe, Lord of the Highlands, Islander )
  • Sea Voyager, 64 pax (Ex Temptress Voyager)
  • Sea Cloud II (Chartered for 8 cruises in the Caribbean in winter ##Q##07 and for 4 Med / Atlantic voyages in spring – summer 2007. Charter for the winter 2007 / 2008, Caribbean cruises)
  • National Geographic Explorer, 150 pax (Former 1982-built Hurtigruten##Q##s Lyngen. To begin operation in the summer of 2008) 



  • Sapphire, 660/680 pax (Former Italia, Princess Italia, Ocean Princess, etc.)
  • Calypso, 486 pax (Former Canguro Verde, Regent Calypso, etc. Chartered by Thomson summer-only for a three-year period from 2007 onwards)
  • Ithaca, 650 pax (Ex Ausonia renovated in early 2005)
  • Aquamarine, 724 pax (Ex Nordic Prince, ex Carousel. She sailed under the Sun Cruises banner until May 2005. Transocean Tours of Bremen, Germany will charter the ship for 212 days a year for a period of five years, starting April 2006. The 1971-built ship will be renamed Arielle. Having completed her charter contract as Arielle, Aquamarine returns to the Mediterranean in 2008. Sold in December 2010 to Corporacion De Cruceros Nacionales of Mexico and renamed Ocean Star Pacific)
  • Perla, 790 pax (Ex Seawing, ex Southward)
  • Ruby, 884 pax (Charter. Ex Holiday Kreuzfahrten##Q##s Lili Marleen, ex Ocean Countess, ex Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympia Countess. The owner of the ship is Majestic International Cruises, Inc.)
    Louis Hellenic Cruises
  • Cristal, 1,278 pax (Ex Silja Opera, ex Sally Albatross, NCL Leeward, Star Cruises SuperStar Taurus. Purchased in May 2007 from Sea Containers – Silja Line)
  • Orient Queen, 660 pax (Ex Bolero, ex Starward. Acquired via a bareboat/hire purchase agreement from Abou Merhi Cruises. July ##Q##09: Louis plc has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Agencia De Viagens CVC Tur for the charter of the ship for the period Nov. 20 – March 15, 2010)
  • Coral, 676 pax (Ex Triton, ex Sunward II. Purchased by Louis Hellenic Cruises in April 2005)
  • Princesa Cypria, 633 pax
    (Sea Diamond, 1,537 pax. Ex Birka Princess. Sea Diamond sank on April 4th, 2007 near the Greek island of Santorini)
    (Princesa Amorosa, 354 pax. Currently laid up – sold for scrapping in India. Princesa Victoria, 750 pax, originally the Union Castle Line mailship RMMV Dunnottar Castle, rebuilt in 1959 for Incres Lines as the deluxe cruise ship MV Victoria, and later the Chandris Cruises MV The Victoria, was sold for scrapping)
    (October 2007: in the next 12 month three ageing vessels will disappear from Louis##Q## 14 ship fleet; the Aegean II, the Princesa Marissa and the Serenade. These three vessels, all built in the 1950/60s, don##Q##t meet the new SOLAS 2010 regulations)

    (All river ships)


  • Amadeus Elegant, 150
  • Amadeus, 150 pax
  • Amadeus Rhapsody, 150 pax
  • Amadeus Classic, 150 pax
  • Amadeus Symphony, 150 pax
  • Amadeus Princess, 160 pax
  • Amadeus Royal
  • Amadeus Diamond
  • Danubia 

    Ocean Countess, 814 pax (Ex Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympia Countess. Chartered by German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten from autumn 2005 to summer 2006. She was renamed Lili Marleen. October 2006: Holiday Kreuzfahrten is out of business)
    Ocean Majesty, 519 pax (Chartered to Page & Moy from May through to December 2006. January 2007: chartered to Abu Dhabi##Q##s Tourism Development and Investment Company until the end of February 2007. 2009: charter to Page & Moy)
    Ocean Explorer I
    MANO CRUISES (Israel)


  • Iris, 550 pax
  • Royal Iris, 720 pax (Ex The Azur)
  • Golden Iris, 947 pax (Ex Cunard Princess, ex MSC Rhapsody) 



  • Blue Monarch, 570 (Former World Renaissance, managed by Elysian Cruises. She is currently sailing as Grand Victoria)
  • Ocean Countess, 814 pax (Ex Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympia Countess. Chartered by German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten from autumn 2005 to summer 2006. She was renamed Lili Marleen. October 2006: Holiday Kreuzfahrten is out of business) 

    MSC CRUISES (Naples, Italy)


  • MSC Magnifica, 3887 pax
  • MSC Splendida, 3887 pax
  • MSC Fantasia, 3887 pax
  • Melody, 1,550 pax
  • MSC Lirica , 2,065 pax
  • MSC Armonia, 1,566 pax (Former European Vision)
  • MSC Opera, 2,065 pax
  • MSC Musica, 1,275 cabins
  • MSC Orchestra
  • MSC Poesia, 1,275 cabins (Photo courtesy Luís Miguel Correia)
  • Rhapsody, 947 pax (Originally built as Cunard Princess. October ##Q##08: sold to Mano Lines of Israel and to be renamed Golden Iris)
  • Monterey, 639 pax (The 1952-built ship could be not deployed again in service under the MSC brand: October 2006: she has reportedly been sold. November 9: she has been beached at Alang) 

    MAURITIUS ISLAND CRUISES (Out of business)
    Island Sky, 114 pax (Former Renaissance VII, acquired by Island Sky Owner Ltd. and chartered to Noble Caledonia)
    Island Sun, 114 pax (Former Renaissance VIII. She was scheduled to operate 22 cruises this winter out of the Mauritius capital before proceeding to German tour operator Dertour for charter from next April. Dertour has cancelled its summer charter and the ship is laid up in Singapore. Renamed Corinthian II, she was acquired by Corinthian II Owner Ltd. and will be delivered to Travel Dynamics of New York in March 2005)
    Santa Cruz, 90 pax
    Isabela II, 40 pax
    Flotel Orellana, 48 pax (this vessel operates in Cuyabeno Wildlife)

    MOL GROUP (Japan)
    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
    Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd (MOPAS)
    Nippon Maru
    Fuji Maru
    Nippon Charter Cruise, Ltd
    (Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line and Japan Cruise Line founded Nippon Charter Cruise in 2001)
    Orient Venus (Laid up at port of Aioi)

    Melanesian Discoverer, 42 pax
    Suwannee River, 16 pax

    CHINA REGAL CRUISES (Wuhan in China and San Gabriel, CA)
    (All river vessels)
    Princess Jeannie, 258 pax
    Princess Elaine, 258 pax
    Princess Sheena, 258 pax

    NEW CENTURY CRUISE LINES (Casino cruises out of Singapore)
    Leisure World, 250 cabins (Former Renaissance One, The Mercury, Skyward)
    Coral Princess

    Asuka II, 720 pax (Ex Crystal Harmony)
    Crystal Cruises (Los Angeles, CA)
    Crystal Symphony, 960 pax (She will enter in shipyard on Oct. 31 for a 12-day drydock and refurbishments / upgrades)
    Crystal Serenity, 1,080 pax

    Tu Moana, 74 / 78 pax
    Tia Moana, 74 / 78 pax (October 2010: sold to undislosed buyer)



  • Atmosphere, 28 pax 

    NORTH STAR CRUISES (Western Australia)

  • True North, 36 pax 

    Newest ships

  • Fram, 328 pax
  • Finnmarken, 675 pax (Oct. ##Q##09: chartered for use as a hotel ship in Western Australia for an initial period of 18 months)
  • Trollfjord, 674 pax
  • Midnatsol, 674 pax (The ship will leave Oslo on January 25, 2006 and arrive in Savona on February 10. After a 17-days as an accommodation vessel during the Winter Olympic Games in Turin she will depart for three Mediterranean cruises. The Midnatsol will sail back to Norway in March)
    New ships (Approximately 490 pax)
  • Nordlys
  • Richard With
  • Kong Harald
  • Polarlys
  • Nordkapp
  • Nordnorge
    Mid-Generation ships (Approximately 320 pax)
  • Vesteralen
  • Narvik
    Traditional ships (Approximately 200 pax)
  • Lofoten 


  • Nordstjernen, 177 pax
  • Salten, 40 cabins with 50 beds 

    OBEROI GROUP (India)

  • Oberoi Vrinda (River cruises, Cochin, India)
  • Oberoi Zahra (River cruises, Nile)
  • Oberoi Philae (River cruises, Nile) 

    OCEAN CLUB CRUISES – MAGIC CRUISE LINE SERVICES CO. (Port Canaveral) (Out of business)
    Mirage 1, 900 pax (She began service in May 2003 from Port Canaveral on two and three night cruises to the Bahamas and Key West and ceased operations on 10 January 2004 – Isramco Inc., a publicly held oil company operated by Israelis paid $8.05 million to purchase the ship a bankruptcy-court auction in March 2004. On March 2005 Isramco announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magic 1 Cruise Line, Corp., entered into a lease agreement pursuant to which it will lease the cruise liner Mirage 1 to a cruise line tour operator for the period from April 14, 2005 through October 31, 2005)

    OCEANSTAR (Dreieich, Germany)

  • Hanse Explorer, 12 pax (Expedition ship) 


  • Plancius, 116 pax (Maiden voyage on January 8, 2010) 


  • Ola Esmeralda, 450 pax (Ex Fred. Olsen Black Prince. Charter to house earthquake aid workers at Haiti) 


  • Road To Mandalay, 118 pax (She will again cruise the rivers of Myanmar starting on August 26, 2009) 

    June 2008: Origin Cruise Group LLC acquired the Orient Lines brand from Star Cruises Ltd. August 2008: Orient Lines announced its flagship: The Marco Polo II (formerly the 650 pax Maxim Gorkiy) will begin cruises in April 2009 from Barcelona. November ##Q##08: Orient Lines announced it shall delay the launch of its cruises.
    In June 2007 NCL Corp. announced the sale of the 826 pax Marco Polo(Former Alexandr Pushkin) to Global Cruise Lines, Piraeus effective March 23, 2008. She joins the fleet of Transocean Tours in 2008 on long term charter. August ##Q##09: Cruise and Maritime Services (CMS) has signed a five-year deal to operate the 820-passenger Marco Polo year-round from the UK starting January 2010)

    (River cruises in China)

  • East King, 192 pax
  • East Queen, 192 pax (sister ship) 

    Orion, 106 pax (Ex Sun Bay Kreuzfahrten##Q##s Sun Bay. Following a programme of expedition cruises for Travel Dynamics International of New York she arrived in Sydney at the end of March 2005 to begin operation for Orion Expedition Cruises)


  • M/V Atalante, 260 cabins 


  • Pandaw II, 24 cabins
  • Tonle Pandaw, 28 cabins
  • Mekong Pandaw, 68 pax
  • Pandaw IV
  • Orient Pandaw, 30 cabins
    (All the ships are for river cruises)
    (May 2008: Pandaw IV and Pandaw II are turned to the relief work in Myanmar)

    Peter Deilmann Cruises will shut down its river cruise division beginning in 2010. The ocean-going cruise ship, Deutschland, will not be affected and will continue to offer luxury cruises. August 2010: Aurelius, the Munch based industrial holding company, has acquired a controlling interest in Reederei Peter Deilmann.

  • Deutschland, 513 pax
  • Dresden, 106 pax (River Vessel)
  • Konigstein, 58 pax (River Vessel. July ##Q##09: she has been sold and will be operated by Nicko Tours from 2010)
  • Mozart, 204 pax (River Vessel)
  • Cezanne, 100 pax (River Vessel)
  • Katharina, 79 pax (River Vessel)
  • Princesse de Provence, 148 pax (River Vessel. July ##Q##09: she has been sold and will be operated by Nicko Tours from 2010)
  • Casanova, 96 pax (River Vessel)
  • Frederic Chopin, 79 pax (River Vessel)
  • Heidelberg, 110 pax (River Vessel)
    (The 50 pax sailing cruiseship Lili Marleen was sold and converted into a private yacht in October 2004)
    (The river Vessel Danube Princesswas sold to Favorit Reisen. Summer 2007: Donauprinzessin is sailing under the name Rossini for Favorit Reisen)

    PHOENIX REISEN GMBH (Bonn, Germany)

  • Amadea, 592 pax (Ex Asuka)
  • Albatros (Former Cunard##Q##s Sylvania, P&O##Q##s Dawn Princess. Sold to Indian shipbreakers) (The ship will be replaced by the Crown, former Royal Viking Sea)
  • Maxim Gorki (Former Hanseatic. November 2007: Phoenix announced that the ship will be retired in the autumn of 2008)
  • Athena, 550 pax (Ex Valtur Prima, ex Italia Prima, ex Caribe)
  • Viktoria, 180 pax (River vessel)
  • Aurelia, 158 pax (River cruises) 

    PLANTOURS & PARTNER GMBH (Bremen, Germany)
    Vistamar, 320 pax
    Swiss Crystal (River Vessel)
    Swiss Coral (River Vessel)
    Swiss Tiara, 146 pax (River Vessel)
    Vatchenko (River Vessel in Russia)

    Polar Star, 105 pax

    PREMIER CRUISE LINES (Port Canaveral, FL) (Out of business) 

    (All river ships)
    President No 1, 188 pax
    President No 3, 168 pax
    President No 4, 190 pax
    President No 5, 104 pax
    President No 6, 196 pax
    Oceania Cruises (Miami)


  • Marina, 1,252 pax
  • Regatta, 684 pax (Former R2)
  • Insignia, 684 pax (Former R1. January 2011: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is set to charter the ship, as Columbus 2, for 2 years, starting in April 2012)
  • Nautica, 684 pax (Former R5, ex Pullmantur##Q##s Blue Dream)
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Ex Radisson Seven Seas Cruises)(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Paul Gauguin, 320 pax (She will depart the Regent Seven Seas fleet in January 2010 upon completion of the current management agreement with Paul Gauguin Shipping Limited (PGSL), the owner of the vessel. Paul Gauguin Shipping Ltd. is owned by Grand Circle Corp. and Vantage Deluxe World Travel of Boston. August ##Q##09: Paul Gauguin Cruises has been sold to resort leader Pacific Beachcomber)
  • Seven Seas Navigator, 490 pax
  • Seven Seas Mariner, 700 pax,
  • Seven Seas Voyager, 700 paxQUEST OWNER LTD. (BAHAMIAN CLIPPER GROUP)
    Quest, 100 pax (Ex Disko II. Built by Arctic Umiaq Line as Saqqit Ittuk and sold in April 2007. Charter for the 2007 summer season to Albatros Travel – Denmark. Summers from 2008 chartered by Polar Quest – Sweden)

    December 2007: all programmed cruises have been cancelled

  • Razzmatazz (Ex Bremerhaven, Stella Maris II, Viking Bordeaux, Madagascar. The maiden voyage was scheduled for August 31, 2007. February 2008: the ship is still under arrest in Durban and was sold at auction in May 2008)REGAL CRUISES(St. Petersburg, FL – Out of Business)

    RENAISSANCE CRUISES (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) (Out of business)
    R1 (Currently Oceania Cruises Insignia)
    R2 (Currently Oceania Cruises Regatta)
    R3 (Currently Pacific Princess)
    R4 (Currently Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess)
    R5 (Currently Oceania Cruises Nautica)
    R6 (Currently Azamara Journey – Photo courtesy FrangiB46 at
    R7 (Currently Azamara Quest. Ex Delphin Renaissance, ex Pullmantur Cruises##Q## Blue Moon)
    R8 (RClass ship), 684 pax (Leased for seven years to Swan Hellenic. She was renamed Minerva II)
    Renaissance VII, 114 pax (Sold to Mauritius Island Cruises)
    Renaissance VIII, 114 pax (Sold to Mauritius Island Cruises)

    (December ##Q##08: RiverBarge Excursion Lines has ceased operations, according to a statement on the company##Q##s website)
    River Explorer, 198 pax

    Celebrity Cruises (Miami, FL)

  • Celebrity Eclipse, 2,850 pax
  • Celebrity Equinox, 2,850
  • Century, 1,740 pax
  • Mercury, 1,740 pax (She will become the second ship of TUI Cruises as Mein Schiff 2 in February 2011)
  • Millennium, 1,950 pax
  • Celebrity Infinity, 1,950 pax
  • Celebrity Summit, 1,950 pax (Photo courtesy Port of Cherbourg)
  • Celebrity Constellation, 1,950 pax
  • Celebrity Solstice, 2,850 pax
    Celebrity Xpedition
  • Celebrity Xpedition, 92 pax
    Azamara Cruises
  • Azamara Journey, 698 pax (Ex Celebrity Journey, Ex Blue Dream, ex Blue Star: the former Renaissance R6. Photo courtesy FrangiB46 at
  • Azamara Quest, 684 pax (Ex R7, Delphin Renaissance, ex Pullmantur Cruises##Q## Blue Moon)
    Royal Caribbean International (Miami, FL)
  • Oasis of the Seas, 6,360 pax
  • Grandeur of the Seas, 1,950 pax
  • Legend of the Seas, 1,808 pax
  • Majesty of the Seas, 2,354 pax
  • Monarch of the Seas, 2,354 pax
  • Rhapsody of the Seas, 2,000 pax
  • Splendour of the Seas, 1,808 pax
  • Vision of the Seas, 2,000 pax
  • Enchantment of the Seas (Enchantment of the Seas before the addition of a new 73-foot midsection)
  • Voyager of the Seas, 3,114 pax
  • Explorer of the Seas, 3,840 pax
  • Radiance of the Seas, 2,100 pax
  • Adventure of the Seas, 3,138 / 3,840 pax
  • Brilliance of the Seas, 2,400 pax
  • Navigator of the Seas, 3,138 pax
  • Serenade of the Seas, 2,490 pax
  • Mariner of the Seas, 3,138 / 3,807 pax
  • Jewel of the Seas, 2,110
  • Freedom of the Seas, 3,600 pax
  • Liberty of The Seas, 3,634 pax
  • Independence of the Seas, 3634 pax
  • Allure of the Seas, 6,360 pax (2,704 staterooms)
    Pullmantur Cruceros (Spain)
  • Sovereign, 2324 pax (Ex Sovereign of the Seas)
  • Empress, 1,602 pax (Ex Empress of the Seas, former Nordic Empress)
  • Zenith, 1,374 pax (Ex Celebrity Zenith)
  • Pacific Dream, 1,442 pax (Ex Island Star, ex Celebrity Cruises##Q##Horizon. November 2010: she will be transfered to CDF Croisieres de France as replacement of the Bleu de France sold to Saga and renamed L##Q##Horizon)
  • Ocean Dream, 980 pax (Ex Pacific Star ex Costa Tropicale, Carnival Tropicale. December ##Q##09: sold to undisclosed buyers)
    (Oceanic, 1,132 pax, ex Premier Cruises##Q## Big Red Boat I. March ##Q##09: sold to a Panamanian company with operations in Asia for use by the Peace Boat educational program)
    (Atlantic Star, 1,200 pax, ex Sky Wonder, ex Pacific Sky ex Fairsky and Princess Sky. May ##Q##09: Pullmantur has decided to withdraw the ship from cruise service: she will be placed in Brazil operated by CVC Cruises and Pullmantur. December ##Q##09: laid up in Marseilles. January 2011: sold to Kyma Ship Management)
    CDF Croisiéres de France
  • Bleu de France, 752 pax (Pullmantur##Q##s Holiday Dream. Former SuperStar Aries, ex former Hapag-Lloyd##Q##s Europa. November 2010: she has been acquired and will enter service with Saga in March 2012).
    TUI Cruises (Germany)
  • Mein Schiff, 1870 pax (Ex Celebrity Galaxy)ROYAL OLYMPIA CRUISES (Piraeus – Athens, Greece and New York, NY – out of business)
    (merger of Sun and Epirotiki)
    Odysseus, 448 pax (Purchased by a Chinese company in April 2005. May 2008: arrived at shipbreakers in Alang, India)
    Stella Solaris, 628 pax (Laid up)
    Triton, 676 pax (Former Sunward II. Purchased by Louis Hellenic Cruises in April 2005)
    World Renaissance, 474 pax (Purchased by Ravenscroft Shipping – Elysian in April 2005 and renamed Grand Victoria)

    ROYAL STAR CRUISES / AFRICAN SAFARI CLUB (Basel, Switzerland and Mombasa, Kenya)
    Royal Star, 220 pax (Former names: Ocean Islander, San Giorgio, City of Andros. September ##Q##08: The ship has officially ended her programme of cruises and will no longer sail)

    Caribbean Duchess

    SAGA HOLIDAYS (UK, U.S. office in Boston, MA)
    Spirit of Adventure

  • Spirit of Adventure, 470 pax (Ex Berlin)
    Saga Cruises
  • Saga Ruby (Former Caronia, Vistafjord)
  • Saga Pearl II (Ex Astoria. August 2009: Saga purchased the ship to replace the Saga Rose)SALAMIS CRUISE LINES(Cyprus)
  • Salamis Filoxenia, 500 / 800 pax (Ex Gruziya, Odessa Sky, Club I and Van Gogh)SCENIC TOURS(Australia)
  • Scenic Emerald
  • Scenic Sapphire
  • Scenic Diamond
  • Scenic Ruby
    (All river cruise ships based in Europe)SCYLLA TOURS (Basel, Switzerland)
    (All river vessels)
    Swiss Pearl, 123 pax
    Swiss Crystal, 125 pax
    Swiss Crown, 150 pax
    Swiss Coral, 90 pax
    Swiss Diamond, 124 pax
    Saxonia, 89
    Switzerland, 115 pax
    Switzerland II, 107 pax
    Venezia, 104 pax
    Swiss Ruby
    Swiss Corona (Managed by Transocean Tours)
    Swiss Emerald, 124 pax
    Swiss Gloria, 153 pax
    Swiss Tiara, 153 pax

    SEA CLOUD CRUISES(Germany, U.S. office in Parsippany, NJ)
    Sea Cloud, 64/70 pax (Sailing vessel)
    Sea Cloud II, 96 pax (Sailing vessel, chartered by Hapag-Lloyd)
    River Cloud, 90 pax
    River Cloud II, 88 pax


  • SeaDream I, 56 staterooms (Former Seabourn Goddess I)
  • SeaDream II, 56 staterooms (Former Seabourn Goddess II)SIAM WHITE ASIA LTD. CO. (Thailand)
    Thanatharee, 12 pax (Rice barge, Chao Phrya River, Thailand)

    SILVERSEA CRUISES(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

  • Silver Spirit, 540 pax
  • Silver Shadow, 388 pax
  • Silver Cloud, 296 pax
  • Silver Whisper, 382 pax
    Silver Wind, 296 pax
  • Prince Albert II, 140 pax (Ex World Discoverer. The company took delivery of the vessel in Singapore on September 17, 2007)SOCIETY EXPEDITIONS (Bremen, Germany and Seattle, WA)
    (Out of business. March ##Q##9: The Seattle-based company Resort Society announced that it acquired the Society Expeditions brand and other intellectual property)


  • Sonesta Star Goddess, 66 pax
  • Sonesta Moon Goddess, 100 pax
  • Sonesta Sun Goddess, 124 pax
  • Sonesta Nile Goddess, 130 pax
  • Sonesta St. George I, 118 pax
  • Sonesta Dahabeya
    (All river ships sailing the Nile)SPANISH CRUISE LINE (Madrid, Spain)
    Crown Mare Nostrum, 800 – 1,150 pax (Ex Crown, ex Norwegian Star 1, ex Royal Viking Sea / Royal Odyssey)

    STAR CLIPPERS (Coral Gables, FL)
    Royal Clipper, 228 pax
    Star Clipper, 170 pax
    Star Flyer, 170 pax
    (January 2006: the three tall ships have recently undergone a series of upgrades and refurbishments)

    STAR CRUISES (Singapore and Port Klang, Malaysia)

  • Star Pisces, 2,192 pax (July ##Q##09: laid up in Port Klang, pending sale)
  • Superstar Virgo, 2,800 pax
  • MegaStar Taurus, 72 pax
  • MegaStar Aries, 72 pax
  • SuperStar Libra, 1,534 pax (Ex Norwegian Sea)
  • SuperStar Aquarius, 1,529 lower berth pax (Ex Norwegian Wind. Transfered to Star Cruises in June 2007)
    Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)(Miami, FL)
  • Norwegian Epic, 4,200 pax
  • Norwegian Sky (Ex Pride of Aloha, formerly the Norwegian Sky)
  • Norwegian Gem, 2,384 pax lower berths
  • Norwegian Spirit, 2,800 pax (Ex SuperStar Leo)
  • Norwegian Sun
  • Norwegian Majesty, 1,462 (Former Royal Majesty. April 2008: sold to the Cyprus Louis Group. She will be chartered back to complete her announced scheduled itinerary. July ##Q##09: Louis will rename the ship Louis Majesty)
  • Norwegian Dream, 1,750 pax (Former Dreamward. April 2008: sold to the Cyprus Louis Group. She will be chartered back to complete her announced scheduled itinerary. September 2008: Star Cruises said it has called off the US$218 million sale of its Norwegian Dream cruise ship after the buyer Louis Ltd. failed to take delivery of the vessel within the deadline. October 2010: she is still in the Mediterranean awaiting a buyer)
  • Norwegian Star, 2240 pax (March ##Q##09: chartered for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver)
  • Norwegian Dawn, 2,224
  • Norwegian Jewel, 2,224 pax
  • Norwegian Pearl, 2,394 pax
  • Norwegian Jade, 2400 pax (Ex NCL America##Q##s Pride of Hawaíi)
  • Pride of America, 2000 (Ex Project America ship 1)
  • S/S United States (NCL intends to convert the vessel to a modern cruise ship)
    NCL America (This brand has ceased operations)TAHITI CRUISES
    Haumana, 36 pax


  • Swiss Emerald, 118 pax (River ship)
  • Swiss Diamond, 124 pax (River ship)
  • Swiss Sapphire, 118 pax (River ship)
  • Swiss Jewel, 118 paxTEMPTRESS ADVENTURE CRUISES (Miami, FL)
    Temptress Explorer, 99 pax (Operated in partnership with Cruise West)
    Voyager, 63 pax

Amsterdam, 98 pax
Lady Anne, 106 pax

The World, 110 privately owned residences and 88 guest suites


  • Astor, 590 pax (Former Fedor Dostoyevskiy)
  • Astoria, 500 pax (Former Arkona. She will be back to owner Club Cruise in May 2008)
  • Arielle, 1,050 pax (Transocean Tours chartered the Aquamarine from Louis Cruise Lines for 212 days a year for a period of five years, starting April 2006; the 1971-built ship was renamed Arielle. The Aquamarine is the Nordic Prince, ex Carousel)
  • Bellevue, 198 pax (TwinCruiser class river ship)
  • Marco Polo, 826 pax (Former Alexandr Pushkin. The owner of the ship is Global Cruise Lines, Piraeus. Marco Polo joins in 2008 the fleet of Transocean Tours on long term charter; she will replace Arielle that will be redelivered to owner Louis Cruises. From 2008 Transocean will operate three ships: Astor, Astoria and Marco Polo)TRAVEL DYNAMICS INT. (New York)
  • Corinthian II, 114 pax (Ex Island Sun, ex Renaissance VIII)
  • Clelia II, 100 pax (Ex Renaissance IV)
  • Callisto, 34 paxTRAVELSCOPE (UK)
    December 2007: Travelscope Holidays has gone into administration and ceased taking bookings
    Funchal, 400 pax (Charter for the 2006 summer. Photo D.R. Carneiro)
    Athena, 550 pax (Ex Valtur Prima, ex Italia Prima, ex Caribe. Charter for the 2006)

    Adriana, 300 pax (Ex-Adriana III from Plein Cap)

Thomson Cruises (UK)

  • The Emerald, 1174 pax (Former Santa Rosa, Regent Rainbow, chartered from Louis Cruise Lines. Thomson Cruises will no longer charter the ship after the ##Q##08 summer)
  • Thomson Spirit, 1,212 pax (Formerly the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1983, ex AMCV##Q##s Patriot. Chartered from Louis Cruise Lines. Owner of the ship is HAL. Winter 2005: the ship is based in Sharm el Sheikh offering seven-night sailings to ports in Egypt and Jordan. Spirit departs the Red Sea at end April, heading back to her summer Palma de Mallorca base)
  • Thomson Celebration, 1350 (Ex Noordam. The ship left the HAL fleet on November 2004)
  • Thomson Destiny, 1432 pax (Ex Song of America, ex Sunbird. To begin operation in 2005. Chartered by Louis Cruise Lines)
  • The Calypso, 486 pax (Former Canguro Verde, Regent Calypso, etc. Chartered by Thomson summer-only for a three-year period from 2007 onwards. To be taken out of service at the end of ##Q##09)
    Island Cruises (A former joint venture between UK tour operator First Choice – TUI Travel and Royal Caribbean International)

  • Island Escape, 1,514 pax (Photo D.R.Carneiro) (ex Viking Serenade. She underwent a 16-day makeover which included the addition of 20 new outside balconies, plus refurbishment of various public areas in April 2006)
  • Island Star, 1,506 lower berth pax (Ex Horizon)
    (October ##Q##08: RCL has sold its 50 percent interest to First Choice Holidays Ltd. As part of the transaction, RCL and TUI agreed to an early termination of the charter of Island Star. TUI has not decided on the future of the Island brand. The Island Star, will be returned to Celebrity Cruises and the Island Escape will move to Thomson cruises. January ##Q##09: The Island Star is going over to Pullmantur at the end of her Island Cruises stint and relaunching as the Pacific Dream)

    TUI Travel PLC (Germany)
    (TUI Travel PLC is formed by the merger of First Choice Holidays PLC with the Tourism Division of TUI AG)
    Grand Expeditions, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida)
    Grand Expeditions brands include The Moorings, (yacht charter company) and NauticBlue (power yacht vacations)
    Le Boat, Crown Blue Line, Connoisseur and Emerald Star (Canal boating vacations in Europe)
    Intrav / Clipper Cruise Line (St. Louis, Missouri )
    Clipper Odyssey, 128 pax (May 2007: sold to International Shipping Partners. INTRAV will operate the ship through September. Zegrahm Expeditions of Seattle has chartered the ship for five years starting in April 2008)
    Clipper Adventurer, 122 pax (ex Alla Tarasova. May 2007: sold to International Shipping Partners. INTRAV will operate scheduled departures through February, and will charter the vessel for next spring. Noble Caledonia and Albatros Travel has chartered Clipper Adventurer for the summer 2008. For Winter 08/09 and the next four winters the vessel has been chartered by First Choice/Quark Expeditions. Summer 2010 the ship is operated by Adventure Canada)
    Peregrine Adventures (Melbourne)
    Akademik Ioffe / Peregrine Mariner, 110 pax
    Akademik Sergei Vavilov / Peregrine Voyager, 110
    In November 2006 the two vessels of Clipper Cruise Line, along with the two small ships operated by the First Choice Holidays-owned Australian travel company Peregrine, will be brought together under one management and brand: First Choice Expedition Cruising.
    (The Yorktown Clipper and the Nantucket Clipper were acquired by Cruise West in January 2006)
    Zegrahm Expeditions (Seattle, WA)
    Quark Expeditions(Darien, CT)
    Professor Multanovskiy, 49 pax
    Professor Molchanov, 52 pax
    Kapitan Khlebnikov, 112 pax
    Orlova, 122 pax
    Sapik Ittuk, 82 pax (November 2006: sold to Nova Cruising Ltd. and then chartered to Supernova Expeditions Ltd. April 2007: the ship has been renamed Ocean Nova. She is managed by ISP)

    UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION (Los Angeles, California and Basel, Switzerland)


  • River Beatrice, 80 cabins
  • River Ambassador, 140 pax
  • River Duchess, 136 pax
  • River Queen, 136 pax
  • River Empress, 136 pax
  • River Princess, 136 pax
  • River Countess, 136 pax
  • River Baroness 140 pax
  • River Royale, 132 pax
  • Douro Queen, 130 pax (Operated jointly with Douro Azul)
    (Douro Spirit and River Antoinette are scheduled to enter service in 2011)
  • River Victoria (Renovated and reconstructed for the 2011 sailing season)
    Nile and Egypt (Ships under charter agreements)
  • M.S. Prince Abbas, 120 pax
  • River Tosca
    (Affiliation with the river cruise ships of Victoria Cruises)

    River Discovery, 166 pax
    (+ 3 other river cruise ships navigating in European rivers)
    VARIETY CRUISES (Athens, Greece)
    (The merger of Zeus Cruises and Hellas Yachts)
    M/S Viking Star, 50 pax
    M/Y Zeus II, 34 pax
    Harmony G, 44 pax
    Harmony V, 50 pax
    Galileo, 50 pax
    Panorama , 50 pax (Luxury motor sailor)

    VERMONT DISCOVERY CRUISES (Burlington, Vermont)


  • Moonlight Lady, 8 staterooms (Waterway yacht) 

    (All river vessels in China)


  • Victoria Jenna, 378 pax
  • Victoria Queen, 204 pax
  • Victoria Star, 204
  • Victoria Prince, 170 pax
  • Victoria Empress, 198 pax (Refurbished in winter 2007/2008)
  • Victoria Katarina, 266 pax
  • Victoria Rose (Rebuilt in 2001)
  • Victoria Anna, 308 pax 

    VIKING RIVER CRUISES(Woodland Hills, California and Basel in Switzerland)
    (Vessels cruising in Europe)
    Viking Legend, 189 pax
    Viking Seine, 162 pax (formerly Viking Rhone)
    Viking Burgundy, 162 pax
    Viking Danube
    Viking Pride, 150 pax
    Viking Europe, 150 pax
    Viking Spirit, 75 cabins
    Viking Neptune, 75 cabins
    Viking Sky, 144 pax (Former Blue Danube II, sister ship of the Viking Danube)
    Viking Sun, 198 pax
    Viking Schumann, 120 pax (Ex Clara Schumann)
    Viking Helvetia, 198 pax (The ship is a sister to Viking Sun)
    Viking Fontane, 122 pax (Ex Theodor Fontane)
    Viking Primadonna, 149 pax
    (Vessels cruising in Russia and Ukraine)
    Viking Kirov
    Viking Pakhomov
    Viking Lavrinenkov
    Viking Surkov, 199 pax (She is to undergo a conversion and upgrading by Aker Yards Lifecycle Services for the 2008 season)
    Viking Peterhof
    (Vessels cruising in China)
    Viking Century Sky, 300 pax (In partnership with the Chongqing New Century Cruise Company)
    Viking Century Sun, 300 pax (In partnership with the Chongqing New Century Cruise Company)
    (February ##Q##09: The line will not operate two chartered ships this year — the Viking Century Sky in China and the Lavrinenkov in Ukraine. Viking will operate three ships — the Viking Surkov, the Viking Kirov and the Viking Pakhomov — in Russia this year)
    VIVADA CRUISES (Vivada Inland Waterways, India)
    M.V. Ahalya, 20 cabins + 12 suites (River cruises, Sunderban, Bengal, India)

    September 2007: the ships are all stranded. Yankee Clipper is in Trinidad, Mandalay is in Panama, Polynesia is in Aruba and Legacy is in Costa Rica
    S.V. Legacy (Tall ship)
    S.V. Mandalay (Tall ship)
    S.V. Polynesia (Tall ship)
    S.V. Yankee Clipper (Tall ship)

    S.S. Universe Explorer, 739 pax max (Formerly the Enchanted Seas, currently laid up in Portland, OR. The Institute for Shipboard Education used the ship during the fall and spring semesters for their school programs on board, WEC used the ship during the summer for their voyages to Alaska. World Explorer Cruises have advised that they have acquired the Brasil, which will commence cruising as of winter (US). She is currently in Hong Kong where she is to receive a refit)

    WORLD HERITAGE CRUISES (Tasmania – Australia)
    Discovery. T, 24 pax (A luxury catamaran. The vessel will operate three-day/two-night cruises around Tasmania##Q##s World Heritage Wilderness from Dec. 31)

    WT-CRUISES (Rotterdam, Holland)
    (All river vessels)
    Erasmus, 114 pax
    Esmeralda, 126 pax
    Mr. Jan Elshout, 136 pax
    Elegant Lady, 128 pax
    Europa, 84 pax

    Miscellaneous Ships


  • M.S. Giselle, 158 pax (Ex Uniworld)
  • Regent Spirit (Ex Salamis Glory)
  • Saga Rose, 580/747 pax (Ex Sagafiord. Ritired in December ##Q##09)
  • Polaris, 74 pax (Ex Disko, ex Shearwater until 2000. In 2001 she became Viking Polaris and then in 2003 Brand Polaris. In 2005 she was sold to her current owners, Murmansk Shipping Company and renamed Polaris)
  • M/Y Diogenis V., 50 pax
  • Sepik Spirit, 16 pax (Papua New Guinea, Sepik River)
  • Britannia, 184 pax
  • Universe Ambassador, 729 pax (Ex Argentina, Veendam, Brazil, Monarch Star, Bermuda Star, Enchanted Isle)
  • Rembrandt, 1,075 pax (Ex Big Red Boat IV, ex Rotterdam V)
  • Terra Australis, 114 pax
  • Prussian Princess (River Vessel), 144 pax
  • OceanBreeze, 776 pax (Former Southern Cross, Calypso, Azure Seas – out of service)
  • Liberte, 8 pax (River barge)
  • Grand Latino, 701 pax, formerly SuperStar Capricorn, Royal Viking Sky and Hyundai Kumgang. Iberojet Cruceros sold the ship to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in October 2005)
  • Grand Amazon, 144 pax (River cruises in the Amazon River from Manaus, Brazil)
  • Aegean Glory
  • Akademic Sergey V
  • Akademik Ioffe
  • Anacoluthe (Continental Waterways)
  • Chardonnay (Continental Waterways)
  • Andropov
  • Arlene (Boonstra River Line)
  • The Topaz, 1050 (Former Olympia. The owner of the ship is Kyma Ship Management, Inc.)
  • Letty (Austin-Lehman Adventures )
  • Chekhov (Orthodox Cruise Company)
  • Princess Donia (River Nile)
  • Etoile, 4-6 pax (France Cruises)
  • M.V. Amazing Grace, 92 pax
  • Galapagos Adventurer V, 15 pax
  • Radisson Diamond, 350 pax (She left the Radisson##Q##s fleet on June 2005 and sailed for Hong Kong to be renamed Omar Star and operated as a casino vessel for the new owners Asia Cruises. December ##Q##09: she is now based in Singapore)
  • Princesa Marissa, 853 pax (Former Finnhansa. May 2008: Louis Cruise Lines announced that she has been sold to breakers)
  • Serenade, 739 pax (Formerly Jean Mermoz, Mermoz. May 2008: Louis Cruise Lines announced that she has been sold to breakers)
  • Aegean I, 280 cabins (Louis purchased the ship from Golden Sun Cruises in June 2005 and then laid-up in Piraeus for the past few years. April 2008: it is reported she has been sold for conversion into an expedition-type cruise ship)
  • Independence (Purchased at federal auction from the US Maritime Administration. February 2008: renamed Oceanic she was towed out of her berth in San Francisco. NCL sold the ship last year)
  • Wasa Queen, 250 cabins (Star Cruises sold the cruise ferry in early 2009 to a Greek operator who renamed the ship Arberia)
  • Rousse, 210 pax (River cruise ship)

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