Cruise line Operators and the Cruise Ships
This is a pretty good list of current Cruise line Operators and the Cruise Ships they own or operate. The cruiseline business is incestuous. 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. Elite Cruises and Travel makes your traveling a breeze and can recommend a cruise for you.
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Given the current worldwide cruise situation, this list may not be current. The industry is in constant flux and several lines have either gone out of business or are in the process of selling or scrapping ships. Feel free to contact us for specific information.
Mass-market lines offer good product at affordable prices. Fares range from $50-300 (Inside-Suite) pp per day. Itineraries range from 3 to 10 days. Typical passengers are a mix of veterans and first-timers, many kids and couples in their 50s. Ships are large-sized (over 3000 passengers), providing large resort-like experience. Examples include Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, MSC, Costa, Holland America, AIDA, TUI.
More expensive mass-market fares range from $200-500 pp per day. Itineraries range from 3 to 17 days. Typical passengers are predominantly first-timers, singles, families, kids. Ships are smaller and older, usually serving regional markets. Examples include NCL Norwegian, Disney, Celebrity, Princess, Star Cruises, Marella, P&O, Pullmantur, Phoenix Reisen, Fred Olsen, CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages), Bahamas Paradise.
LUXURY brands are Viking Ocean, Dream Cruises, Cunard, Oceania, Hapag-Lloyd, Ponant, Saga. Services are premium (including 24-hour highly personalized concierge), prices are affordable, ships are new (refurbished more often), but the product is not all-inclusive.
Ultra Luxury or ALL-INCLUSIVE brands are Seabourn, Silversea, RSSC-Regent, Azamara, Crystal, Virgin Voyages, NYV-Norwegian Yacht Voyages, Ritz-Carlton Yachts, SeaDream Yachts. Onboard product is the industry’s best and includes 24-hour personal butler service, all beverages, specialty dining, Internet, shore excursions, gratuities, flights, transfers, sophisticated enrichment programs (world-class performers, professional lectures and classes, art auctions), fewer mega-ship seaports, more yachting destinations. Vessels are mid-sized (mega-yachts) with a capacity between 200-1000 passengers, industry’s highest ratios (passenger-to-space and passenger-to-staff), usually without kids facilities (babysitting arranged with off-duty staff). Passengers are sophisticated, highly social, wealthy, adventurous. Itineraries are diverse and global. Most mega-yachts provide alternative private ship-charter deals to large corporations and the world’s richest families. Smallest ships are yachts with capacity from 100 up to 300 passengers. Some accommodate up to 700-800 guests. Most luxury ships operate in Europe (Mediterranean), Asia, Oceania, Alaska, Galapagos Islands, Around South America, Around the World.
EXPEDITION or soft adventure brands operate nature-themed voyages to unusual destinations (Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Indian Ocean islands, Alaska). Prices depend on itinerary (fares from $150-500+ pp per day. Itineraries range from 1-3 weeks. Passengers are older and more experienced. Ships are usually with ice-strengthened hull (also icebreakers), marina platform (watersports) and Zodiacs (large boats for landings). Examples include Windstar, Lindblad-National Geographic, Quark Expeditions, Uncruise Adventures, Star Clippers, Metropolitan Touring.
RIVER lines operate modern riverboats on inland waterways (lakes, rivers, and canals), mainly in Europe and USA-Canada, also in Russia, China, Egypt, Peruvian Amazon. Fares range from $250-450 pp per day. Itineraries are 1-2 weeks. Passengers are regular and loyal. Most boats accommodate between 90-200 passengers (over 300 on Russian ships). Shipboard amenities and services are of premium quality. Market’s largest are Viking, Uniworld, CroisiEurope, AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Scenic, Scylla, Luftner, American Cruise Lines, Russia lines (Vodohod, Mosturflot, Infoflot, Doninturflot-Orthodox).
Carnival Cruise Line (1972, British-American, Doral-Miami FL, trademarked “The FUN Ships”)
owned by Carnival Corporation
world’s largest and cheapest cruise line, the concept of cheap short cruise deals
built world’s first super-large passenger ship (Carnival Destiny / Sunshine, in 1996 / exceeding for the first time 100,000 GT tons)
Celebrity Cruises (1988 as “Chandris Fantasy Cruises”, Miami FL) owned by RCCL Royal Caribbean
P&O Cruises (since 1837, Southampton, UK)
P&O Cruises Australia (North Sydney, New South Wales)
Carnival Corporation British-American
P&O UK – large-sized / newer liners operating roundtrips from the UK and in Caribbean (from Barbados)
P&O Australia – big-sized liners in Australia New Zealand
Costa Cruises /Costa Crociere SpA (1924 as a cargo carrier, Genoa, Italy) owned by Carnival Corporation
provides passenger shipping services since 1947
a major brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (since 2000)
Europe’s largest line, with Italy-flagged ships (average tonnage 80,000 GT)
Cunard Line (since 1840, British-American, headquarters in Southampton UK, and Santa Clarita CA) owned by Carnival Corporation
established as “British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company”
operates large-sized and luxury ocean cruise liners from the UK, including the only one contemporary regular Transatlantic liner RMS Queen Mary 2 Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
Disney Cruise Line (1998, Celebration FL) The Walt Disney Company
world’s BEST KIDS cruise line has 4 ocean-going vessels (average tonnage 100,000, average capacity of 3,200 passengers) belongs to The Walt Disney Company – with the world’s most famous fantasy characters and themed entertainment.
Holland America Line (since 1873 as “Netherlands-America Steamship Company”, Seattle WA)
owned by Carnival Corporation
operates medium-sized liners, serving over 800,000 passengers a year owned by Carnival Corp since 1989
started operation in 1872 as a Transatlantic cargo-passenger shipping line, mainly between Rotterdam and New York (also to South America) its first sea vacation voyage was offered in 1895
HAL owns “Westmark” hotels (Alaska-Yukon), “Worldwide Shore Services” (warehouse-logistics), and a private island in the Bahamas (Little San Salvador, best known as Half Moon Cay).
MSC Cruises / MSC Crociere SA (since 1987 as “Lauro Lines”, headquarters Geneva, Switzerland)
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company/world’s 2nd largest)
large-sized and cheap ships
ranked the world’s 4th largest
sub-division of MSC Shipping (Mediterranean Shipping Company SA) since 1989
NCL Norwegian Cruise Line (1966, Miami-Dade County, FL)
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
operates large vessels
ranked world’s 3rd largest (8% of the market)
inventor of the “Freestyle Cruising” idea (open seating informal dining)
owner of the first cruise line private island (1977) – Great Stirrup Cay
equally owned (50/50) by Apollo Management and Star Cruises (Genting Group)
NCLH also owns the Hawaii-based cruise ship Pride of America.
Princess Cruises (1965, British-American, Santa Clarita CA)
operates large-sized liners
a former subsidiary of “P&O Princess Cruises PLC”
RCI Royal Caribbean International (1968, Norwegian-American, Miami FL)
RCCL Royal Caribbean
world’s largest passenger ships, 2nd largest (after Carnival)
innovated the coastal property leasing with Labadee (an exclusive resort in northern Haiti)
“Alaskan land and sea tours” (glass-domed train cars)
feature shipboard facilities – rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, Flowrider (surf simulator), “Viking Crown” (top-deck lounge)
Owns the Bahamian island CocoCay / Little Stirrup Cay
company’s name after the merge with Celebrity was “Royal Caribbean Cruise Line”
AIDA Cruises / AIDA Kreuzfahrten (1960 as Deutsche Seereederei)
large liners, serves exclusively the German-speaking market, mostly younger clientele
Pullmantur Cruises (2007, Norwegian-American)
RCCL Royal Caribbean
Spanish brand with medium-sized ships
Marella Cruises / formerly Thomson Cruises (est. 1995, renamed in 2017)
RCCL Royal Caribbean and TUI AG
owned by TUI AG (a subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC) and RCCL
operated by Thomson Holidays (1965, Luton UK)
provides affordable deals on UK roundtrips
TUI Cruises (2007, Hamburg Germany) RCCL Royal Caribbean and TUI AG
large liners to the Caribbean, Europe (Baltic, Med, Canaries)
serves exclusively the German-speaking market
owned by RCCL and TUI AG
Star Cruises (established 1993)
Genting Group (Malaysia)
budget travel brand with over 35,000 berths
leader on the Asia-Pacific market
subsidiary of GHK
fully owns “Cruise Feries” (Wasa Queen ship, 1-night gambling cruises from Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur) and 50% of NCL (a subsidiary of Genting Group, Malaysia)
CMV Cruise and Maritime Voyages (2009, Dartford UK)
serves mainly the UK market with adults-only ships
Azamara Cruises (since 2007)
RCCL Royal Caribbean
premium ships with affordable all-inclusive deals
CDP Compagnie du Ponant (1988, Marseille, France)
Groupe Artemis (Financiere Pinault)
Before 2015 was owned by Bridgepoint Capital (European private equity fund). Serves mainly the French-speaking market
Oceania Cruises (2002, Miami FL) NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
operates top luxury passenger ships (3 medium, and 2 large) – the largest luxury cruise line in the world (with some of the cheapest cruise rates). Fully owned by Apollo Management (“Premier Cruises”), sold to NCL in 2014.
Crystal Cruises (1988, Century City LA)
Genting Group (Malaysia)
world’s most expensive cruise line
operates large-sized, top-luxury ships with all-inclusive (capacity about 1,000 passengers)
subsidiary of GHK
has separate brand divisions for cruises on riverboats, ocean ships, yachts, and airplanes
Dream Cruises (established 2016)
Genting Group (Malaysia) subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong
luxury travel brand with newbuilds
RSSC Regent Seven Seas Cruises (1990, Miami FL)
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
formerly “Radisson Seven Seas Cruises”
owned by “Premier Cruises” / Appolo Menagement since 2008
sold to NCLH in 2014
“the most all-inclusive” deals – alcohol, shore excursions, tips
smaller ships “all-suite, all-balcony”
first Canyon Ranch Spa at sea
Seabourn (1986, Miami FL)
Operates smaller all-suite ships with all-inclusive deals. Some of the largest Spas at sea, up to 4 alternative dining venues
Silversea (1994, Ft Lauderdale FL)
RCCL Royal Caribbean
all-inclusive ships (including 3 expedition ships)
“Personalized Voyages” concept (guests choose their own embarkation/disembarkation ports, with a min of 5 nights, all-suite accommodations)
Until 2018 owned by Lefebvre family (Rome, Italy) and V-Ships (Vlasov Group) of Monaco
Virgin Voyages (established 2017, headquartered in Crawley /Sussex, England)
a subsidiary of Virgin Holidays Ltd (travel brand owned by Virgin Group)
Virgin Group is a UK-based venture-capital company run by Richard Branson.
Virgin Holidays Cruises (est. 2000 under the name “Fast Track Holidays”) was acquired in 2007. Its name was changed to “Virgin Holidays Cruises” in 2009.
This UK cruise line company owns 3 vessels (every 110,000 GT-tons, capacity 2860 passengers plus 1150 crew)
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection (founded 2017, based in Miami FL)
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
3 mega-yachts, each with capacity 298 passengers accommodated in 149 balcony suites
Itineraries are in Europe, Canada New England, Caribbean, South Pacific
Windstar (1984, Tall-Sailing ship cruise company)
Xanterra Parks and Resorts
tall-sailing ships and small ships
operates in the Mediterranean (summer) and Caribbean and Pacific (winter)
owned by Xanterra since May 2011
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (since 1970, Hamburg, Germany)
Hapag-Lloyd AG (world’s 5th largest container shipping company)
smaller luxury ships (including newbuilds
has worlds most expensive cruise ship (MS Europa)
1998-2017 was owned by TUI AG
HAPAG (“Hamburg American Line”) was founded in 1912 as Transatlantic cargo-passenger ship line
LLOYD (“North German Lloyd”, or NGL) was formed in 1856 as Bremen-New York cargo and passenger line
Fred Olsen Cruise Line (since 1848, Ipswich, Suffolk UK)
Fred Olsen Group
Norwegian company with 4 smaller ships
operates from England (Caribbean fly-cruises from Barbados during winter), around South America, World Voyages
brand of Fred Olsen Group (luxury hotels, real estates, property development, aviation, crewing and building ships)
Hurtigruten (since 1893)
cruise ferries and cruise ships
passenger cruise and freight ferry line
operates 10-night roundtrips in Norway (referred to as “World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”), also to Antarctica, Greenland, around South America
Hurtigruten ships depart from 38 ports in Norway alone
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (2008, Riviera Beach FL)
2-day Bahamas cruises from Florida (Port Palm Beach)
the successor of “Imperial Majesty Cruise Line”
Saga Cruises /SAGA Holidays (est. 1996, Canterbury, England)
Serves exclusively the UK market. Has newbuild expedition ships.
SMALL Cruise Lines
Birka Cruises (1971, Mariehamn, Aland/Finland) operates one ship (MS Birka Stockholm) for the Baltic Sea departing from Stockholm. This line has a cargo-shipping subsidiary, and today Birka Line is part of the Rederiaktiebolaget Eckero’ “Eckero Line” (Finnish shipping company, ferries to Sweden from Aland Islands). Birka Stockholm
Blue Lagoon Cruises (Australia) – 2 ships for Fiji Cruises roundtrip from Denarau Fiji Princess
Captain Cook Cruises (Western Australia) – 1 cruise ship (Murray Princess) for Murray River, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Swan River (Perth), land tours, ferry services. The company was acquired in 2016 by SeaLink Travel Group.
Operates private charters and Sydney Harbour cruises on smaller ships.
Murray Princess smaller yachts
Coral Expeditions (until 2015 known as “Coral Princess Cruises” /est. 1984) is a small ship line operating large catamarans. The ships (capacity 44-72 pax) operate on itineraries to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Ocean islands. The list of destinations includes Tasmania, New Guinea, Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Great Barrier Reef, Cape York.
Coral Expeditions 1
Coral Expeditions 2
Star Clippers (luxury tall sailing ships) for the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Northern Europe, and Panama Canal/Transatlantic.
GAP Adventures (1990, Toronto, Canada) – the largest cruise company in Canada, with over 1,000 sea travel tours per year, to over 100 countries.
InnerSea Discoveries (founded 2011, renamed in 2013 to UnCruise Adventures) – Seattle expedition line, sister-brand of ASC/American Safari Cruises (founded 1996). Destinations include Southeast Alaska and BC Canada, Columbia and Snake Rivers, Washington DC, Sea of Cortes, Hawaii.
Kristina Cruises (1985, family-owned, Kotka, Finland) – operates in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.
Lindblad Expeditions (founded 1979 by Sven-Olof Lindblad, since 2004 the line has a joint fund and alliance with the National Geographic Society, and since 2007 all vessels are renamed with the prefix “National Geographic”)
a leader in adventure sea voyages
5 private and 6 chartered small ships, including riverboats (28-148 passengers)
the founder of eco-tourism
the best academic and enrichment programs at sea led by renown superb naturalists
operates in Galapagos, Arctic, Antarctica, Baja California, Central America, Peruvian Amazon, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Egypt, West Africa, New Zealand.
Celestyal Cruises (formerly Louis Cruises – Greek Islands and Holy Land cruises leaving from Greece and Turkey
headquarters in Limassol, Cyprus), a subsidiary of Louis plc (the leader of the East Mediterranean tourism industry) in 2014 was re-branded “Celestyal Cruises”
Celestyal operates mainly 2nd and 3rd hand charter vessels, often sub-chartered to other companies.
Black Sea Cruise Line (since 2017) is owned by Rosmorport (Russian Federation). Operates Black Sea cruises exclusively. Knyaz Vladimir
Metropolitan Touring – owns and operates all three Galapagos Islands luxury cruise yachts
Santa Cruz 2
Paul Gauguin Cruises (1998, Bellevue, WA, USA) – 1 small ship (ms Paul Gauguin) for Galapagos Islands, year-round.
Pearl Seas Cruises – operates in the regions of US Great Lakes, Canadian Maritimes, Caribbean Islands
Phoenix Reisen (1988, Germany) – operates chartered ships of smaller sizes, serves the German-speaking market exclusively
Polar Star Expeditions – 1 ship (converted icebreaker) in Artica and Antarctica. Polar Star
Quark Expeditions (1991) – luxury polar cruises, among its chartered ships is 50 Years of Victory (nuclear-powered icebreaker cruise ship).
ResidenSea (top luxury ship operator of privately-owned liners ms The World
Silja Line (est. 1957, Helsinki, Finland) – ferry-cruise company (car and passenger services between Sweden and Finland. capacity is over 3 mill passengers and 200,00 cars annually. ferries
The Boat Company (founded 1979 non-profit line and educational organization by McIntosh Foundation, in “Alaska Small”).
RIVER Cruise Lines
A-ROSA – 3 ships for Rhine, Danube & Rhone cruises.
AMAWaterways (2002 as Amadeus Waterways, 12 newly built river ships) – a top luxury river ship cruise company, operates Western Europe, Russia, and Asia (Mekong River), innovative river vessel designs and construction (balcony cruise accommodations, onboard pools, and Jacuzzis).
APT River Cruises /APT Touring (1970, a division of APT Group – an initialism for “Australian Pacific Touring”) – Europe and Russia, Egypt, South America, North America (Canada Alaska), South Pacific (Australia New Zealand), and Asia, also operates chartered ships.
American Cruise Lines (1991, Guilford CT) – 6 small ships (capacity 50-120 guests), including a renovated authentic paddle-wheeler. Operates the USA East and West coasts, and rivers.
American Queen Steamboat Company – Mississippi River cruises on paddle-wheel riverboats.
Avalon Waterways (2004, Lugano, Switzerland, 18 vessels, the majority of which are newly built, and after 2006 (including the industry’s first “suite boat”), with average capacity of 170 guests) – small ship and river cruise company, a brand of the Globus corporation, operating Europe (11 ships), Egypt (3), China (3), and the Galapagos islands (1 ship).
Crystal River Cruises (since 2017) – a division of Crystal Cruises, offers fully all-inclusive deals. Its product is marked by gourmet dining, expert enrichment, high-class entertainment, top-luxury amenities and impeccable service on newbuild European riverboats. In each port along the itinerary is offered culture-themed tours and excursions. In some ports, Crystal river ships offer overnight stays to allow passengers to enjoy high-end gourmet dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants (ashore) and also exclusive evening events and entertainment (on the boat).
CroisiEurope (1965 as Alsace-Croisieres, 4-star brand name, newly built vessels) – 26 top luxury river passenger ships in Europe exclusively, with capacity 100-180 guests.
Emerald Waterways (2014) – a Scenic Tours subsidiary for the European market. This new river cruise line starts with two riverboats (each with 182-passenger capacity) – “Emerald Star” and “Emerald Sky”, on 7- and 14-night itineraries. As a price niche, this line will compete on the less expensive “most popular rivers in Europe” cruising market with Viking and Avalon.
European Waterways (1977, Datchet, Berkshire UK) – operates in 9 European countries (including Ireland and Scotland), with 3 small riverboats and 18 luxury boutique-hotel barges (4-15 passengers).
Scenic River Cruises (established in 1987 in Australia by Glen Moroney) – among the most inclusive riverboat cruise lines today. The all-inclusive fares cover meals, drinks, excursions, gratuities. The deals feature price-included unlimited drinks – from the beverages in-cabin minibars to alcohol drinks at all onboard dining and lounge venues. Butler service on European voyages is also included.
Uniworld (1976, Los Angeles CA) – 21 luxury river ships (average capacity 130 passengers, shore tours and excursions are included), with over 500 itineraries annually in more than 20 countries (Europe, China, Russia, Egypt).
Viking River Cruises (1997, headquartered in Woodland Hills CA, and Basel, Switzerland) is the world’s largest river ship cruise company. It owns and operates around 70 luxury river ships with all-inclusive deals. The riverboats’ capacity ranges from 100 to 250 guests). Itineraries are offered on major rivers in Europe, Asia (China and Russia) and soon in the USA. The line also offers cheap fly-cruises from the UK, with complimentary, fully guided tours and excursions ashore. Since 2015, this line has a sister-company – run by the same corporate owners and named Viking Ocean (see in the table below).
Crucemundo (2008, headquartered in Barcelona Spain) currently operates under charter 5 riverboats and 1 yacht.
Pandaw Expeditions (renamed in 1998 from “Irrawaddy Flotilla Company” / 1865-1942) was the first large river cruise company in Southeast Asia. It is currently also the largest by (vessel number, not tonnage). Pandaw was the first Irrawaddy river cruise operator and now operates cruise tours also on the rivers Brahmaputra and Ganges (India). Pandaw ships have local industry’s highest guest-to-space ratios, passenger capacity between 36 and 56, comfortable public areas, premium staterooms (all outside, most with common terrace), traditional cuisine, well-trained staff, and crew.
Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN, founded 2002, headquarters Calcutta) is the first and currently the only company operating long-distance river cruises in India (Brahmaputra, Hughli, and Ganges rivers). The travel experience features wildlife viewing tours (elephant rides, jeeps), visiting temples, towns, and villages, tea gardens. Shore excursions are also via buses, cycle rickshaws and on foot. The company’s staff is highly trained and the crew has extensive knowledge and expertise in river conditions.
Mystic Cruises USA (2019-founded) subsidiary of Mystic Invest (Portugal)
The shipowner is the Ferreira family-owned Portuguese financial holding with brands mainly in the travel tourism and leisure industries.
The company has a 6-vessel , with 2 ships being chartered to Quark Expeditions and Nicko Cruises (brand of Mystic Invest). All ships operate on global itineraries. The company relies mainly on North American passenger sourcing with discounted fly-cruise deals.
TUI River Cruises (established in 2019, operational since 2020) is owned by TUI AG and operated via its subsidiary “TUI UK and Ireland”
TUI’s new river cruise brand targets predominantly the UK market with 3 riverboats (TUI Maya, TUI Skyla, TUI Isla). Each boat has capacity 155 pax plus 40 crew, length 135 m, 4 decks (3 with cabins).
CSSC Carnival China Cruise Shipping (founded 2015 October, headquartered in Hong Kong), starts operations in 2019
The Carnival-CSSC company has a budget of USD 4 billion for newbuilds and cruise port terminals over 10 years (2015-2025). The company is a joint venture between Carnival Corporation, CIC (China Investment Corporation) and CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation). Most of CSSC Carnival is owned by the Chinese shareholders (60%), and the remainder by Carnival (40%). CSSC Carnival will build 2 new ships (133,50 tons each), with optional 4 more, with planned deliveries starting 2023. The shipbuilder is Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company (a joint venture between shipyard owner CSSC and Fincantieri). The shipbuilding contract was signed in November 2018 (2-unit cost USD 1,5 billion).
CSSC Carnival starts operations in late 2019 with two existing Costa ships – Costa Atlantica (2210-passenger, since 2019) and Costa Mediterranea (2114-passenger, since 2020).
Zen Cruises (founded 2018 as a subsidiary of Essel Group) – President and CEO of Zen Cruises Pvt Ltd is Jurgen Bailom.
An India-based brand with 1 ship – MS Karnika (Pacific Jewel) purchased in 2018 from P&O Australia
Shipowner Essel Group (founded 1926, headquartered in Mumbai India) is a conglomerate of several corporations with business divisions news, media, technology, entertainment, packaging, infrastructure developments, financial services, precious metals (gold and silver refinery), education, charity.
Norwegian Yacht Voyages (established 2017, rebranded from “Nordic Cruise Company”)
Ultra-luxury / all-inclusive brand has 4 newbuild mega-yachts (polar expedition vessels with ice-strengthened hulls). Operations started in 2019.
Virgin Voyages (established 2017, Crawley /Sussex, England)
a subsidiary of Virgin Holidays Ltd (travel brand, owned by Virgin Group)
Virgin Group is an UK-based venture-capital company run by Richard Branson
Virgin Holidays Cruises (est. 2000 under the name “Fast Track Holidays”) was acquired in 2007
Its name was changed to “Virgin Holidays Cruises” in 2009
owns 3 large liners (each 110,000 GT-tons, capacity 2860 passengers plus 1150 crew)
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection (founded 2017, based in Miami FL)
3 mega-yachts with capacity 298 pax (149 balcony suites). Itineraries are in Europe, Canada New England, Caribbean, South Pacific
“French America Line” is a USA river cruise company launching service in August 2016.
Targets the premium river cruising market in the USA with the newly refurbished MS Louisiane paddle wheeler (150-passenger, fka Columbia Queen)
“Diamond Cruise” is a start-up Chinese company operating with departures out of Shanghai China. It started with 1 ship (Aegean Paradise). Intends to invest USD 2,1 billion in newbuilds by the year 2020
Anteros Cruises is an LGBT cruise line since 2017 with a 400-passenger ship. provides “luxury yacht-like experience” with unparalleled personalized service by highly trained personnel. Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries range from 5 to 14 days, with homeports St Maarten, Colon, Barcelona, Piraeus-Athens
Abou Merhi Cruises is a Lebanese private / family-owned company and shipowner (since 2012) of Orient Queen. Started operations in 2018 with Eastern Mediterranean cruises (to Greek Islands) leaving roundtrip from Beirut (Lebanon). Has 1-ship (Orient Queen, ex Med Queen)
“Alteza Cruises” is a joint venture between the Argentina-based “Hotel Express Latam” and a Greek private investor. Started operations in November 2017. Offers seasonal 4- to 11-night roundtrips from Ushuaia to Antarctica, and to Atlantic South America ports from Buenos Aires. Alteza Cruises are all-inclusive (shore excursions included on longer voyages)
Dream Cruises (operational since November 2016) started with 2 newbuilds initially ordered for the sister-company Star Cruises owned by Genting Group
serves the premium Asian cruise market
Dream Cruises deals are priced higher than Star Cruises.
Itineraries are round-trip from China, with duration 2-, 5- and 7-nights.
“Royal Asian Cruises” (RAC) is a luxury cruise line based in Sri Lanka, with offices in India and the USA. The Thailand BOI company will invest in this venture around USD 200 mill. This includes the acquiring/operating of two ships in 2015 and 2016. The business focus is on India/Sri Lanka and the Europe/Southeast Asia markets.
The first vessel has capacity 800 passengers (launched in late-2015, homeported in Colombo Sri Lanka). The second vessel has capacity 1500-2000 passengers (launched in early-2016).
Both ships feature “Tillberg Design” interiors. The itineraries list will include 7-days Maldives and Cochin, India, 3-4-days mini-cruises around Sri Lanka, and 10-11-days roundtrip voyages from Sri Lanka to Singapore.
The RAC cruise company is planning to invest by the end of 2020 a total of USD 720 million.
“Sterling Cruise Lines” (established 2015, headquarters in Miami)
Targets the Latin American market, has 1 ship (Sterling Gemini). The itinerary program offers year-round Caribbean cruises leaving from Aruba
Viking Ocean Cruises (est. 2015 April) is a sister-line to Viking River Cruises (see in the above table). Both brand companies are owned by Torstein Hagan.
Viking Ocean started operations with all 4 newbuilds (by Fincantieri)
Along with the all-inclusive deals, Viking Ocean ships have many other features and amenities resembling their riverboat mates. Among those are alfresco lounge Aquavit, observation lounge Explorers, price-inclusive Wi-Fi, shore excursions, wines, and beers (at lunch and dinner).
Viking Ocean itineraries are in Europe, Asia, Caribbean, South Pacific, various one-way voyages are offered to ports in the Mediterranean and Baltic.
Blue World Voyages (established 2017) is a Miami-based wellness cruise line funded via Wefunder (crowdfunding platform). All investors become shareholders and members of Blue World Founders Club giving them perks, discounts and a voice in product developments. The new line is managed by Gene Meehan (chairman and founder), Fredy Dellis (co-founder) and John B Richards (CEO, former Starbucks president).
Before the company’s official launch (May 2019), all Club members were asked about itineraries selection, cabin design, facilities, services, and onboard menus. Signature ship facilities include industry’s largest Spa complex (as m2 per pax, with solarium, therapy tub, indoor-outdoor treatment rooms), 26 cabins (1- and 2-bedroom residences)
The company intends to refit an existing cruise ship with original capacity around 900 pax retrofitted down to 425 berths (225 cabins), allowing space for bigger staterooms, entire (dedicated) wellness deck, plus 26x one- and two-bedroom private residences available for purchase on the ship. Most cabins will be connecting, with French balconies, large bathrooms, walk-in closets. Of all the 225 staterooms, 25 are single. Two upper decks are with private residences. A full deck is dedicated to wellness, another full deck to sports-fitness.
Operations are planned to start in early-2021 with 7-day Mediterranean cruises.
Arctic Cruise Line (2018-founded, starting operations in 2021) is run by Gert Brask (CEO) – a private entrepreneur with experience in commercial fishing. The company’s current offices are in Greenland and Denmark. The new expedition cruise line will operate two 200-passenger vessels (polar-class new builds) with plans for a 5-ship .
Cruise Retirement (2019-founded) is the US (Miami) and Australia (Melbourne) based company offering long-term residential cruise shipping with a planned start in 2020. The company’s CEO is Dr. Marc Baron. Operations are planned to start in 2020 with the ship Enchanted Explorer (550-passengers plus 210 crew, vessel’s current name is unknown/TBA). Vessel’s USD 15-million drydock refurbishment (in Veracruz, Mexico) started in March 2019. The liner has buffet areas, a la carte restaurant, facilities for sporting activities (Spa, sauna, swimming pool), tours and land-based activities.
Style Cruise China (2019-founded) starts operations in 2022. The shipowner (Shanghai Style Cruise Industry Development Co Ltd) signed in May 2019 a shipbuilding deal with CMG (China Merchants Group) for the construction of two vessels. The newbuilds are with GT 37,000 tons, passenger capacity 534 and interior designed by Tillberg Design (Sweden).
Ocean Residences is a new brand with chief executives Kristian Stensby (President-CEO), Alain Gruber (operations CEO) and Patrick Webster (financial CEO). Ocean Residences (2020-founded) plans to start operations in 2024 with a single vessel (MS The Njord). “MS The Njord” is a newbuild (superyacht-like ship) with length 282 m, width 34 m and draught 8 m. The ship will have 118 apartments (in different cabin configurations – 2 to 6 bedrooms per cabin), 16 suites, single cabins (for the crew), Sun Deck (2 swimming pools, hot tubs), several outdoor terraces, 6 restaurants and bar lounges, cooking studio, outdoor cinema, supermarket, boutique shops, garden lounge, wellness complex (gym, spa, studio for exercises), sports court, golf simulator, billiards room, personalized concierge services, 2 helicopters, 2 mini-submarines, 10 Zodiac boats, 2 fishing boats, mudroom (expedition gear storage), 4 luxury tender boats (for embarkation-disembarkation).
Well Star Travel Cruise China (2018-founded) is a Chinese state-owned company – a joint venture of CTS (China Travel Services International) and COSCO Shipping Group.
Star Travel Cruise plans short-breaks from homeports in China to ports in Japan and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia). The liner Piano Land (ex P&O Oriana) started operations in August 2019.
Kontiki Expeditions (2020-founded) is an Ecuador-based luxury small-ship cruising company, plans to start operations in 2020-Q3.
Kontiki Expeditions owns 2x yachts (9-cabin/18-passenger/10-crew each) and operates two 8-day Ecuadorian coastal itineraries – “The Toquilla Expedition” and “The Spondylus Expedition”. The voyages are themed on wildlife viewing (seabirds, animals, flora), indigenous foods, professional onboard wellness program, culture/traditions and support to local communities.
World’s largest cruise companies
Carnival Corporation & plc (American-Panamanian passenger ship company, founded in 1972) is the world’s largest cruise company, with almost 52% share of the market. Dual-listed (as Carnival Corp and Carnival plc), headquartered at Carnival House Southampton. Has a combined of 116 cruise passenger ships (including 10 on order), more than 160,000 berths, over 10,000 employees and 75,000 crew, USD 38,9 billion in assets, and USD 16,4 billion revenue (data 2016). Owns 11 cruise brands (in brackets – the year of acquisition /establishment) – AIDA (2000), Carnival (1972), Costa (2000), Cunard (1998), Holland America (1989), Ibero (2007), P&O UK and P&O Australia (2003), Princess (2003), and Seabourn (1992). Carnival’s major stock-holder is the company founder’s Arison family (47%).
Royal Caribbean International – founded 1997 as an American-Norwegian ship cruise company. RCCL is the 2nd largest cruise line in the world, with headquarters in Miami FL. RCCL controls over a quarter of the cruise market, with 58,000 employees, nearly US $20 billion in assets, and almost US $7 billion in revenue (data 2011). The combined of 46 cruise passenger ships (including 3 on order), of 5 distinct brands – Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Pullmantur (purchased 2006), Azamara Club (established 2007), CDF Croisières de France (est 2008 / merged with Pullmantur in 2017). RCCL also fully owns Air Pullmantur, and 50% of TUI Cruises (2009, a joint venture with TUI AG).
Apollo Global Management LLC (founded in 1990 as Apollo Advisors). Apollo is one of the world’s largest private investment companies (over US $37 billion in assets, US $16 billion in companies, headquartered in NYC). The firm specializes in private equity funds (buyout transactions, and purchasing distressed securities), and capital markets (with hedge funds and real estate funds, corporate restructuring, and consolidations).
The Walt Disney Company – founded in 1923, and nowadays the largest and richest media conglomerate in the world. Headquartered in Burbank CA, and owning 6 major divisions, 10 subsidiaries (almost 150,000 employees, US $71 billion in assets, US $38 billion revenue – data 2011). Amongst the Disney’s best known (and priced) assets are the ABC media, the ESPN cable network, and the PIXAR Animation Studios, along with all the Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide.
Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC, founded in 1970, owned by the Aponte family) – the 2nd largest shipping line in the world (by container ship capacity), with more than 555 vessels of almost 2,2 million TEU (including 11 under construction – some of the world’s largest container ships ever built, with capacity 15,000 TEU each). The MSC shipping line serves 270 ports worldwide, with over 29,000 employees.
Genting Group (founded in 1964, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Genting is a leading Asian multinational company (developing, operating and marketing in Tourism, 1,800 ha Resorts World Genting, Gaming (casinos), Real Estates, 54,000 ha Plantations, Power Generation, Oil-Gas, e-commerce, over 58,000 employees, the US $5,1 billion revenue, US $13,5 in assets). One of the most famous tourist features of Malaysia is the “Genting Highlands” resort, with a world-class casino and a theme park. Owns about 20% of Star Cruises (the world’s 3rd largest operator).
NYK Line (“Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha”, translated as “Japan Mail Shipping Line”), main headquarters Chiyoda (Tokyo) and regional in London, NYC, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Sao Paulo. Established 1870, a core Mitsubishi company and currently the world’s 10th largest cargo-container and shipping company. In the recent past, the majority of Japan’s merchant sailed under its flag (1900-1950). Entered the passenger cruise ship business with one of the most expensive cruise lines in the world – its newly-formed in 1989 subsidiary Crystal Cruise Lines. The NYK Line also operates the MS Asuka II (the ex MS Crystal Harmony), catering to the Japanese market exclusively. Financial data: revenue about the US $25 billion, about 55,000 employees worldwide, with 240 offices in 26 countries.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) ownership is 43,4% Genting Group, 32,5% Apollo Management and 10,8% TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group, large private equity global investments firm). NCL controls ~8% of the global cruising market.
P&O Princess Cruises PLC was a restructured company between 2000 and 2003. This company was the successor of “Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company” (P&O, founded in 1837). P&O owns 6 cruise line brands and 26 ships. The company merged into Carnival Corp in 2003.
Adventure Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Brilliance Of The Seas
Empress Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Explorer Of The Seas
Freedom Of The Seas
Grandeur Of The Seas
Harmony Of The Seas
Independence Of The Seas
Jewel Of The Seas
Liberty Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Mariner Of The Seas
Navigator Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas
Odyssey Of The Seas
Ovation Of The Seas
Quantum Of The Seas
Radiance Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Serenade Of The Seas
Spectrum Of The Seas
Symphony Of The Seas
Vision Of The Seas
Voyager Of The Seas
Wonder Of The Seas
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Mardi Gras
Norwegian Cruise Line
Pride of America
Achille Lauro StarLauro Cruises 1947 23,629 Sunk. Built between 1939 and 1947 as the Willem Ruys, a passenger liner for Rotterdamsche Lloyd. Began service as the Achille Lauro for StarLauro Cruises since 1965. She is most remembered for her 1985 hijacking. In 1994, the ship caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean off Somalia.
Adonia Azamara 2001 30,277 Operating. Began operation in 2001 as the R Eight for Renaissance Cruises, in 2003 as the Minerva II for Swan Hellenic, in 2007 as the Royal Princess for Princess Cruises, and in 2011 as the Adonia. Transferred to fathom in 2016. Returned to P&O in 2018, before being sold to Azamara as the Azamara Pursuit.
Adriana Adriana Shipping 1972 4,490 Scrapped in 2019. Began operation in 1972 as the Aquarius for Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, Adriana (1987–2008), Adriana III (2008–2010).
Adventure of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2001 137,276 Operating
Aegean Goddess Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1994 55,819 Operating. Formerly Ryndam, Pacific Aria
Aegean Majesty Optimum Shipmanagement Service 1996 55,451 Operating; Formerly Veendam
Aegean Odyssey Voyages to Antiquity 1973 11,563 Operating. Formerly, the ferry Narcis for Zim Lines, the Aegean Dolphin in 1986 for Dolphin Hellas, and the Aegean I in 1996, while chartered to Renaissance Cruises. Since 2009, the Aegean Odyssey.
Aegean Paradise New Century Cruise Line 1990 23,287 Operating. Formerly, Orient Venus, Cruise One, Delphin Voyager, Hainan Empress, Happy Dolphin.
AIDAaura AIDA Cruises 2003 42,289 Operating
AIDAbella AIDA Cruises 2008 69,203 Operating
AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 2010 71,304 Operating
AIDAcosma AIDA Cruises 2022 Operating
AIDAdiva AIDA Cruises 2007 69,203 Operating
AIDAluna AIDA Cruises 2009 69,203 Operating
AIDAmar AIDA Cruises 2012 71,300 Operating
AIDAnova AIDA Cruises 2018 Operating
AIDAperla AIDA Cruises 2017 125,572 Operating
AIDAprima AIDA Cruises 2016 125,572 Operating
AIDAsol AIDA Cruises 2011 71,304 Operating
AIDAstella AIDA Cruises 2013 71,304 Operating
AIDAvita AIDA Cruises 2002 42,289 Sold to an unknown owner
Albatros Royal Viking Cruises 1973 20,018 Scrapped in 2021 in Alang India
Allure of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2010 225,282 Operating
Amadea Phoenix Reisen 1991 28,856 Operating. Originally the Asuka for Nippon Yusen Kaisha, sold in 2006 to Amadea Shipping Co., and now under charter to Phoenix Reisen.
Ambience Ambassador Cruise line 2007 69,845 Operating. Formerly: Regal Princess, Pacfic Dawn, Satoshi.
American Eagle American Cruise Lines 2000 Defunct as a cruise ship. Permanently moored at Chesapeake Shipbuilding as housing for contractors.
American Glory American Cruise Lines 2002 Sunk as an artificial reef
Amerikanis Chandris Line / Costa Cruises 1952 17,041 Scrapped. Originally, the Kenya Castle for Union-Castle Line. Sold to Chandris Line in 1967, and renamed the Amerikanis, leased to Costa Cruises from 1980 to 1984. Laid up in 1996 and scrapped in 2001.
Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2015 168,666 Operating
Aranui 3 CPTM 1959 3,800 Defunct. Operating passenger freight cruise line to the Marquesas Islands from Tahiti, became the portal to the Marquesas and cruise ship in 1990 with the Aranui II in addition to the freight services to the Marquesas, Aranui III began cruising in 2003 and was replaced by the Aranui V in early 2015.
Aranui 5 CPTM 2015 7,500 Operating
Arcadia P&O Cruises 2004 86,799 Operating
Arosa Kulm Arosa Line 1919 8,929 Scrapped. Formerly built in 1919 by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Pennsylvania. Then sold in 1924 for American Merchant Lines, then in 1934 transferred to United States Lines, then in 1940 sold to Société Maritime Anversoise, then in Belgium renamed Ville d’Anvers, then in 1945 returned to USL, then in 1946 it was transferred to Isbrandtsen Line renamed City of Athens, then in 1947 sold to Incres Line renamed Protea, then in 1952 it was sold to Arosa Line renamed Arosa Kulm, then in 1959 it was scrapped at Bruges. Arosa Star Arosa Line 1931 9,070 Grounded. Originally a liner, the Borinquen (1931), renamed Puerto Rico in 1949, Arosa Star in 1954, Bahama Star in 1959, La Jenelle in 1969, grounded 13 April 1970 in California.
Arosa Sun Arosa Line 1929 Scrapped. Originally a liner, the Félix Roussel (1929), renamed Arosa Sun in 1955. Sold in 1960 and used as a hotel ship. Scrapped in 1974. Artania Phoenix Reisen 1984 44,348 Operating. Originally, the Royal Princess, transferred as Artemis in 2005, sold in 2009, and renamed in 2011 as Artania.
Arvia P&O Cruises 2022 184,700 Joint-largest cruise ship ever built for P&O Cruises and the UK market. Originally planned for the first half of 2022, but delayed to December 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Assedo Kaalbye Shipping International 1968 19,361 Scrapped. Originally the Shota Rustaveli, sold in 2000 as the Assedo. Scrapped in 2003.
Astor Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1987 20,606 Scrapped. Originally, the Astor, renamed Feodor Dostojevskiy in 1998, returned to Astor in 1995 Sold for scrap in 2020
Astoria Grande Aquilon Shipping Co 1996 38,531 Operating. Formerly AIDA, AIDAcara
Asuka II Nippon Yusen Kaisha 2006 50,142 Operating. Formerly Crystal Harmony.
Atlantic Star Pullmantur Cruises 1984 46,000 Scrapped under name Antic in 2013 at Alia?a, Turkey. Ex-Pacific Sky, Sky Princess, Sky Wonder, built as Fairsky.
Aurora P&O Cruises 2000 76,000 Operating
Ausonia Louis Cruise Lines 1956 11,879 Beached for scrapping in March 2010
Azamara Journey Azamara Cruises 2007 30,277 Operating. Formerly R six for Renaissance Cruises until 2000, Blue Dream for Pullmantur Cruises until 2005.
Azamara Quest Azamara Cruises 2007 30,277 Operating. Formerly R seven for Renaissance Cruises until 2000, Blue Moon for Pullmantur Cruises until 2005.
Azura P&O Cruises 2010 116,000 Operating
Bahamas Celebration Celebration Cruise Line 2008 35,483 Scrapped. Formerly, the MS Prinsesse Ragnhild (1981–2008) sold and renamed in 2008, irreparably damaged in a grounding incident in 2014, sold for scrap in 2015.
Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 2007 43,537 Operating. Formerly: Norwegian Crown, Crown Odyssey.
Barcelona Companhia Colonial de Navegacao 1961 23,306 Operated as Infante Dom Henrique until 1975, then operated as a floating hotel until 1988, sold and brought back as a cruise ship under the name Vasco da Gama (1988–91), sold and renamed SeaWind Crown (1991–2002), laid up in 2002, sold and renamed Barcelona, sent to the breakers in India in 2004
Belofin I AG Belofin Investments of Liechtenstein 1970 18,017 Formerly: the SS Monterey (1932–1953), the SS Matsonia (1954–63), and the SS Lurline (1963–1970), SS Britanis (1970–1998) chartered to the US Government as an accommodation ship (1994), laid up in (1996), sold and renamed Belofin I (1998), sold for scrap and sank off the Cape of Good Hope while en route to the breakers in 2000.
Bianca C. Costa Line 1944 18,427 Sunk in 1961.
Birka Stockholm Birka Line 2004 34,924 Operating. Originally the Birka Paradise.
Black Watch Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 1996 28,613 Scrapped 2022 in Alang. Formerly: Star Odyssey, Westward, Royal Viking Star.
Bolette Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 2000 61,000 Operating. Formerly Amsterdam
Bore Steamship Company Bore 1960 4,295 Hotel and museum ship in Turku Finland. Formerly: Bore, Borea, Kristina Regina, changed back to Bore.
Borealis Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 1997 61,849 Operating. Formerly Rotterdam
Boudicca Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 2006 28,388 Operating. Formerly: Grand Latino, Superstar Capricorn, Hyundai Keumgang, Golden Princess, Sunward, Birka Queen, Royal Viking Sky. Scrapped 2021 Aliaga,
Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 2001 19,089 Operating. Formerly: Crown Dynasty, Norwegian Dynasty, Crown Majesty, Cunard Crown Majesty.
Brahe Saimaan Matkaverkko Ltd 2010 1,105 Operating. Formerly: MS Kristina Brahe, USS PCE 830, HMS Kilchrenan, Sunnhordland.
Bremen Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 1993 6,753 Operating
Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2002 90,090 Operating
Britannia P&O Cruises 2015 143,730 Operating
Caly Louis Cruise Lines 1967 11,162 Scrapped in 2013. Originally, the Canguro Verde, formerly 1981–1989: Durr, 1989–1990: Ionian Harmony, 1990–1993: Sun Fiesta, 1993–1994: Regent Jewel, 1994–2007: Calypso, 2007–2013: The Calypso
Canberra P&O 1961 49,073 Scrapped in 1997
Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises 2020 112,894 Operating
Carnival Breeze Carnival Cruise Line 2012 130,000 Operating
Carnival Celebration Carnival Cruise Line 2022 180,000 Delivery 2023, LNG powered
Carnival Conquest Carnival Cruise Line 2002 110,000 Operating
Carnival Dream Carnival Cruise Line 2009 130,000 Operating
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Line 1991 70,367 Operating. Originally, the Ecstasy
Carnival Elation Carnival Cruise Line 1998 70,367 Operating. Originally, the Elation
Carnival Fantasy Carnival Cruise Line 1990 70,367 Originally, the Fantasy. Scrapped in 2020
Carnival Fascination Carnival Cruise Line 1994 70,367 Originally, the Fascination. scrapped in 2022 as the Century Harmony in Gadani
Carnival Freedom Carnival Cruise Line 2007 110,000 Operating
Carnival Glory Carnival Cruise Line 2003 110,000 Operating
Carnival Horizon Carnival Cruise Line 2018 133,596 Operating
Carnival Imagination Carnival Cruise Line 1995 70,367 Originally, the Imagination Scrapped in 2020, Aliaga
Carnival Inspiration Carnival Cruise Line 1996 70,367 Originally, the Inspiration Scrapped in 2020, Aliaga.
Carnival Jubilee (first) Carnival Cruise Line 1986 47,262 Also sailed as P&O Australia Pacific Sun and HNA Cruises Henna.
Scrapped in 2017, Aliaga
Carnival Jubilee (second) Carnival Cruise Line 2023 182,000 Delivery 2023, LNG powered
Carnival Legend Carnival Cruise Line 2002 88,500 Operating
Carnival Liberty Carnival Cruise Line 2005 110,000 Operating
Carnival Magic Carnival Cruise Line 2011 130,000 Operating
Carnival Miracle Carnival Cruise Line 2004 88,500 Operating
Carnival Panorama Carnival Cruise Line 2019 133,868 Operating
Carnival Paradise Carnival Cruise Line 1998 70,390 Operating. Originally, the Paradise
Carnival Pride Carnival Cruise Line 2002 88,500 Operating
Carnival Radiance Carnival Cruise Line 2000 102,000 Operating. Originally, the Carnival Victory (renamed after refit)
Carnival Sensation Carnival Cruise Line 1993 70,367 Scrapped in Aliaga 2022 Originally, the Sensation
Carnival Spirit Carnival Cruise Line 2001 85,900 Operating
Carnival Splendor Carnival Cruise Line 2008 112,000 Operating
Carnival Sunrise Carnival Cruise Line 1999 101,509 Operating
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Cruise Line 2013 102,853 Operating. Originally, the Carnival Destiny (renamed after refit)
Carnival Valor Carnival Cruise Line 2004 110,000 Operating
Carnival Vista Carnival Cruise Line 2015 140,000 Operating
Celebrity Century Celebrity Cruises 1995 71,545 Operating as Marella Discovery 2 since 2015
Originally, the Century
Celebrity Constellation Celebrity Cruises 2002 91,000 Operating. Originally, the Constellation
Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Cruises 2010 122,000 Operating
Celebrity Equinox Celebrity Cruises 2009 122,000 Operating
Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Cruises 2001 91,000 Operating. Originally, the Infinity
Celebrity Millennium Celebrity Cruises 2000 91,000 Operating. Originally, the Millennium
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises 2012 126,000 Operating
Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises 2011 122,000 Operating
Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises 2008 122,000 Operating
Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 2001 91,000 Operating. Originally, the Summit
Celebrity Xpedition Celebrity Cruises 2001 2,842 Operating
Celestyal Crystal Celestyal Cruises 2014 25,611 Operating. Originally, the Viking Saga, formerly: Sally Albatross, Leeward, SuperStar Taurus, Silja Opera, Opera, Cristal, Louis Cristal
China Star China Cruise Company 1992 20,295 Operating. Originally, the Radisson Diamond, sold in 2005 and renamed twice, as the Omar Star and Asia Star. Sold in 2011 as China Star.
Clio Grand Circle Cruises 1998 3,504 Operating. Originally, the Le Levant, formerly: Tere Moana
Clipper Adventurer Clipper Group 1975 4,376 Operating as a charter vessel to several tour companies
Clipper Odyssey Clipper Group 1989 5,218 Operating on a long-term charter to Zegrahm Expeditions
Club Med 2 Club Med 1996 14,983 Operating
Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1989 63,786 Formerly: Star Princess, Arcadia, Ocean Village, Pacific Pearl scrapped in Alang 2021
Constitution American Hawaii Cruises 1951 23,754 Sank. Formerly sailed in Hawaii with twin ship Independence
Coral Louis Cruise Lines 1975 14,194 Formerly Cunard Adventurer, Sunward II, Triton. Sold for scrap in 2014.
Coral Princess Princess Cruises 2003 91,627 Operating
Costa Allegra Costa Cruises 1992 28,500 Scrapped in 2012
Costa Atlantica Costa Cruises 2000 86,000 Operating
Costa Classica Costa Cruises 1992 52,926 Operating
Costa Concordia Costa Cruises 2006 114,500 Ran aground, capsized and partially sank off Isola del Giglio, Italy in 2012; Salvaged and raised in 2013/2014. Towed to Genoa, Italy for scrapping. Scrapping completed in 2017.
Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises 2010 92,700 Operating (Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class)
Costa Diadema Costa Cruises 2014 130,000 Operating
Costa Fascinosa Costa Cruises 2012 114,500 Operating
Costa Favolosa Costa Cruises 2011 114,500 Operating
Costa Fortuna Costa Cruises 2003 102,587 Operating
Costa Fortuna Costa Cruises 2003 105,000 Operating
Costa Luminosa Costa Cruises 2009 92,700 Operating (Hybrid Spirit/Vista Class)
Costa Magica Costa Cruises 2004 102,587 Operating
Costa Mediterranea Costa Cruises 2003 86,000 Operating
Costa neoRiviera Costa Cruises 1999 48,200 Operating. Entered service as Mistral for Festival Cruises (1999–2003), formerly Grand Mistral for Ibero Cruises (2003–2013)
Costa neoRomantica Costa Cruises 1993 53,000 scrapped in Gadani 2022 as the Antares Experience
Costa Pacifica Costa Crociere 2009 114,500 Operating
Costa Serena Costa Cruises 2007 115,500 Operating
Costa Victoria Costa Cruises 1996 76,000 Scrapped in 2021, Aliaga
Costa Voyager Costa Cruises 2011 24,391 Operating. Entered service as Olympic Voyager, former Olympia Voyager, Grand Voyager, Voyager, Grand Voyager.
Crown Princess Princess Cruises 2006 113,000 Operating
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises 2003 68,870 Operating
Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises 1995 51,044 Operating
Cunard Ambassador Cunard Line 1972 14,160 Burnt 1974, rebuilt into a livestock carrier, renamed Linda Clausen, later Procyon, Raslan. Scrapped 1984 after a second fire.
Delphin Delphin Seereisen/Hansa Touristik 1993 16,214 Scrapped in 2022 in Aliaga. Formerly: Kazakhstan II, Belorussiya
Diamond Princess Princess Cruises 2004 115,875 Operating
Discovery Voyages of Discovery 2003 20,216 Operating. Formerly: Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess, Island Venture
Discovery I Discovery Cruises 1970 Scrapped. First named Bleheim and owned by Fed Olsen Ltd in 1970, then operated under the name Sandinavian Sea by Scandinavian World Cruises in 1981, then renamed Venus Venture in 1985. Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line 2011 128,000 Operating
Disney Fantasy Disney Cruise Line 2012 128,000 Operating
Disney Magic Disney Cruise Line 1998 83,338 Operating
Disney Wish Disney Cruise Line 2022 144,000 Operating
Disney Wonder Disney Cruise Line 1999 85,000 Operating
Dolphin – 1970s Began operation in the late 1990s as Ocean Breeze.
Dolphin IV Dolphin Cruise Line 1979 13,007 Formerly: the Zion (1956–66), the Amélia de Mello (1966–72), the Ithaca (1972–79), operated as the Dolphin IV for the Dolphin Cruise Line (1979–1998) and the Cape Canaveral Cruise Line (1998–2000), laid up in 2000, sent to the breakers in 2003
easyCruiseOne easyCruise 2005 4,077 Laid up since 2008. Formerly: Renaissance Two, The Neptune
Emerald Princess Princess Cruises 2007 113,000 Operating
Empress of Canada CP Ships 1961 27,284 Scrapped. Built as an ocean liner, sold to Carnival Cruise Lines in 1972, and became its first ship, the Mardi Gras. Sold in 1993 to Epirotiki Line, and renamed the Olympic, Star of Texas, unLucky Star and Apollon. Sold for scrap in 2003.
Empress of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1990 48,563 Operating. Nordic Empress from 1990 – 2004. MS Empress 2008 – 2016. Empress of the Seas 2004 – 2008, 2016 and on.
Enchanted Capri Demar Instaladora y Constructora, S.A de C.V. México 1998 16,331 Currently operating as a hotel ship for oil rigs in the Mexican Gulf – Sold off in 2003 – Formerly: Azerbaihzan, Arkadia, Island Holiday
Enchanted Isle Commodore Cruise Line 1990 23,395 Ended service 2000; scrapped in 2004 as New Orleans
Enchanted Seas Commodore Cruise Line 1990 23,500 Ended service 1995 & scrapped 2004
Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1997 82,910 Operating. Extended in 2005.
Enrico C. / Enrico Costa Costa Crosiere 1965 15,889 Formerly Provence. Ended service 1994; later Symphony, Aegean Spirit, Ocean Glory I, Classica. Scrapped 2001.
Eurodam Holland America Line 2008 86,000 Operating
Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 1999 28,890 Operating
Explorer Dream Dream Cruises 1999 75,338 Operating. Formerly Superstar Virgo of Star Cruises
Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2000 138,194 Operating
Fair Princess Princess Cruises 1988 Former Fairsea, built as the ocean liner Carinthia. Ended service 2000. Subsequently, China Sea Discovery. Scrapped 2005.
Fairland Sitmar Cruises 1967 Former ocean liner Carinthia (fate: see neighbouring entries). Name allocated by new owners during lay-up but changed to Fairsea prior to entering Sitmar service.
Fairsea Sitmar Cruises 1971 Former ocean liner Carinthia. Ended operation in 1988. Subsequently, Fair Princess, China Sea Discovery. Scrapped 2005.
Fairsky Sitmar Cruises 1958 12,464 Migrant passenger ship working as part-time cruise ship 1958–73. Full-time cruise ship 1974–77. Scrapped following a fire, 1980.
Fairstar Sitmar Cruises 1964 21,619 Migrant passenger ship working as part-time cruise ship 1964–74, then full-time cruising. Allocated to P&O Australia fleet in 1988. Ended operation in 1997 and scrapped.
Fedor Shalyapin Far East Shipping Company 1971 21,717 Former ocean liner RMS Ivernia, scrapped in Alang, India 2005
Fifty Years of Victory various owners 2009 23,439 Nuclear powered expedition ship. In service.
Fort Victoria Various operators 1912 7,784 Sank on 18 December 1929 after being hit amidships by SS Algonquin
Fram Hurtigruten 2007 11,700 In service.
Franca C Costa Line 1952 Ended service in 1977. Now operated by Gute Bücher für Alle as MV Doulos Phos, a travelling book shop Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2006 154,407 Operating
Freewinds Church of Scientology 1986 10,328 Operating; formerly Boheme
Gemini Celestyal Cruises 1995 19,093 Operating. Formerly Cunard Crown Jewel, Superstar Gemini, Vision Star, built as Crown Jewel.
Genting Dream Dream Cruises 2016 150,695 Operating
Glen Massan The Majestic Line 2006 Operating. Formerly a fishing trawler
Glen Tarsan The Majestic Line 2007 Operating. Formerly a fishing trawler.
Golden Horizon Tradewind Voyages 2021 8,770 GT Entered service in 2021. Largest sailing ship ever built.
Golden Iris Mano Maritime 1977 16,852 Operating; formerly Cunard Conquest, Cunard Princess, and Rhapsody, broken up in Aliaga in 2022
Golden Princess Princess Cruises 2001 108,865 Operating
Golden Princess Eurasia International 1967 12,704 Entered service as Finlandia, later Finstarr, for Finnlines. Left service in 1980; renamed successively Instarr, Pearl of Scandinavia, Ocean Pearl, Costa Playa, Oriental Pearl, Joy Wave. Operating since 2000 as MS Golden Princess.
Grand Celebration Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line 1987 47,262 Entered service as Celebration.2008 as Iberocruceros Grand Celebration scrapped 2021 at Alang
Grand Princess Princess Cruises 1998 108,806 Operating
Grandeur of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1996 73,817 Operating
Gripsholm Swedish America Line 1925 17,944 Combined ocean liner/cruise ship. Ended service 1954. Later Berlin, scrapped 1966.
Gripsholm Swedish America Line 1957 23,191 Combined ocean liner/cruise ship, built as sister ship to the Kungsholm. Sold to Karageorgis Lines in 1975, renamed the Navarino. Sold to Regency Cruises in 1984 as the Regent Sea, operated until 1995. Sunk 2001. Hamburg Plantours 1997 15,000 Operating; formerly Columbus for Hapag-Lloyd
Hanseatic Hamburg Atlantic Line 1958 30,030 Burnt 1966. Formerly ocean liner Empress of Scotland, built as Empress of Japan.
Hanseatic Hanseatic Tours / Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 1993 8,378 Operating
Harmony of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2016 227,000 Operating
Harmony Princess Polaris Shipping 2012 25,500 Operating. Formerly: Axel Johnson, MS Regent Sun, MS Italia, Costa Marina
Hebridean Princess Hebridean Island Cruises 1989 2,112 Operating
Henna HNA Tourism Cruise 2004 47,000 Formerly: Jubilee, Pacific Sun. Sold for scrap in 2017.
Homeric Home Lines 1954 18,563 Burned 1973. Originally the ocean liner Mariposa.
Horizon Pullmantur Cruises 1990 46,811 Laid up awating scrapping. Formerly Horizon, Island Star, Pacific Dream, Horizon L’Horizon
Icon of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2023 250,800 Delivery 2023, LNG powered
Independence Atlantic Far East Lines / American Hawaiian Cruises 1951 23,719 Renamed Oceanic Independence (1974–79), renamed the Independence (1982–2006), renamed the Oceanic (2006), sold for scrap in 2008
Independence American Cruise Lines 2010 Operating
Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2008 154,407 Operating
Insignia Oceania Cruises 1998 30,277 formerly R One, Insignia, Columbus 2
Island Escape Island Cruises 2002 40,132 Sold for scrap in 2018
Island Princess Princess Cruises 2003 92,000 Operating
Island Sky Noble Caledonia 1992 90,600 Operating. Formerly: MS Renaissance Eight, MS Renai II, MS Sky
Ivan Franko Black Sea Shipping Company 1964 19,861 Scrapped 1997 under name Fran
Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2004 90,090 Operating
Karnika Jalesh Cruises 1990 70,285 Formerly: Crown Princes (1990-2002) A’Rosa Blu (2002-2004) Aidablu (2004-2007) Ocean Village Two (2007-2009) Pacific Jewl (2009-2019) scrapped at Alang 2021.
Klavdiya Yelanskaya Murmansk Shipping 1977 4,329 Operating.
Knyaz Vladimir Black Sea Cruises 1971 9,159 Operating from 11 June 2017. Built as MS Eagle for Southern Ferries, sailed for Paquet Cruises as the Azur, then for Chandris as The Azur, Eloise, Royal Iris, Roy Star.
Koningsdam Holland America Line 2016 99,500 Operating.
Kristina Regina Kristina Cruises 1988 4,295 No longer operating. Formerly: Bore, Borea. Currently in use, under her former name of MS Bore, as a museum and hotel ship docked permanently Turku, Finland
Kungsholm Swedish American Line 1953 21,164 Sold in 1965. Later Europa, Columbus C.. Sunk 1984.
L’Amant Phoenix Voyages 2009 Built in 2009 by the Vietnamese shipyard, Vuot Song, L’Amant operates on the Mekong River in Vietnam. L’Austral Ponant Cruises 2011 10,700 Operating
Le Boréal Ponant Cruises 2010 10,700 Operating
Le Diamant Ponant Cruises 2004 8,282 Operating; formerly: Song of Flower, Explorer Starship Le Levant Ponant Cruises 1999 3,504 Operating
Le Ponant Ponant Cruises 1991 1,489 Operating
Legacy Windjammer Barefoot Cruises 1997 Cut up for scrap at Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Legend of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1995 70,000 Operating
Leisure World New Century Cruise Lines 1969 16,254 Scrapped in 2021. Formerly: Skyward (1969–1991), Shangri-La World (1991–1992), Asean World (1992), Fantasy World (1992–1993), Leisure World (1993–2021)
Leonardo da Vinci Italian Line 1960 33,340 Ended service in 1978. Scrapped 1982.
Leonid Sobinov Black Sea Shipping Company 1974 21,370 Formerly: Saxonia, Carmania. Ended service 1995. Scrapped 1999.
Liberty of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2007 154,407 Operating.
Lord of the Glens Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd 2000 729 Cruises Caledonian Canal and North of Scotland
Louis Olympia Louis Cruise Lines/Thomson Cruises 2005 37,773 Operating. Formerly: Song of America, Sunbird, Thomson Destiny
Lyubov Orlova 1976 4,251 Operated as a charter vessel to several tour companies; sold for scrap to Neptune International Shipping, February 2012. Broke loose under tow from St John’s to the Dominican Republic and was abandoned in international waters off Newfoundland in February, 2013.
Maasdam Holland America Line 1993 55,451 Operating
Macau Success Island Ship 1974 9,848 Operating. Former Omar II, Astra II, built as Golden Odyssey
Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1985 46,052 Entered service as Holiday, operated 2010–2014 by Ibero Cruises as Grand Holiday, sold for scrap in 2020. Scrapped at Alang in 2021
Majesty of the Oceans Seajets 1992 73,941 Laid up, Formerly: Majesty of the Seas.
Mandalay Sail Windjammer 1982 ting. Formerly operated by Windjammer Barefoot Cruises 585 Operating
Marco Polo Orient Lines / Transocean Tours 1991 22,181 Formerly Alexandr Pushkin, sold for scrap in 2020. Scrapped at Alang in 2021
Mardi Gras Carnival Cruise Line 2021 181,808 Operating
Marella Celebration TUI Cruises/Marella Cruises 2005 33,933 Laid up awating scrapping. Formerly Noordam, Thomson Celebration
Marella Discovery TUI Cruises/Thomson Cruises/Marella Cruises 1996 69,130 Operating. Originally, the Splendour of the Seas, formerly: TUI Discovery
Marella Dream TUI Cruises/Marella Cruises 2010 54,763 Scrapped 2022 in Aliaga. Formerly Homeric, Westerdam, Costa Europa, Thomson Dream
Marella Explorer TUI Cruises/Marella Cruises 2009 76,522 Operating. Formerly owned by Celebrity Cruises (1996–2009); formerly named Galaxy, Celebrity Galaxy, Mein Schiff, Mein Schiff 1
Marella Spirit Louis Cruise Lines/Thomson Cruises/Marella Cruises 2002 33,930 Formerly: Nieuw Amsterdam, Patriot, Nieuw Amsterdam, Spirit, Thomson Spirit. Scrapped at Alang in 2018
Marina Oceania Cruises 2011 66,084 Operating
Mariner of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2003 138,000 Operating
Maxim Gorkiy Black Sea Shipping Company
Phoenix Reisen 1974 24,981 Ended service November 2008. Formerly Hanseatic, built as Hamburg.
Mein Schiff 1 TUI Cruises 2018 111,500 Operating
Mein Schiff 2 TUI Cruises 2019 111,500 Operating
Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises 2014 99,526 Operating
Mein Schiff 4 TUI Cruises 2015 99,526 Operating
Mein Schiff 5 TUI Cruises 2016 98,785 Operating
Mein Schiff 6 TUI Cruises 2017 98,811 Operating
Mein Schiff Herz TUI Cruises 2011 77,302 Operating. Formerly owned by Celebrity Cruises (1997–2011); formerly named Mercury, Celebrity Mercury, Mein Schiff 2
Midnatsol Hurtigruten 2003 Operating
Mikhail Lermontov Black Sea Shipping Company – Hit a reef and sank off Picton, New Zealand in 1986
Minerva Swan Hellenic 2008 12,500 Recommenced operation for Swan Hellenic cruises after leaving Swan Hellenic in 2003
Mona Lisa Holiday Kreuzfahrten 2002 27,670 Formerly Kungsholm,Sea Princess,Victoria,Oceanic II. Scrapped in 2016.
Monarch Pullmantur Cruises 1991 73,941 Operated for Pullmantur after being switched from Royal Caribbean in 2013. Sold for scrap in 2020
Monet Elegant Cruises 1970 Refurbished and designed to serve as a large luxury yacht in 1997.
Monterey MSC Italian Cruises 1990 20,046 A Matson cruise ship constructed from a 1952 C4 Mariner-class hull formerly named Free State Mariner; renamed Monte in 2006 to be broken up for scrap in 2007
MSC Armonia MSC Italian Cruises Post-2001 58,174 Formerly: MS European Vision (2001–2004), currently operating
MSC Divina MSC Italian Cruises 2012 139,400 Operating
MSC Fantasia MSC Italian Cruises 2008 137,936 Operating
MSC Lirica MSC Italian Cruises 2003 58,825 Operating
MSC Magnifica MSC Italian Cruises 2010 93,330 Operating
MSC Melody MSC Italian Cruises 1982 35,143 Retired in January 2013. Later partially sank in layup and was subsequently salvaged. Sold for scrap summer 2018. Formerly: Atlantic, StarShip Atlantic, Melody, Qing
MSC Musica MSC Italian Cruises 2006 89,600 Operating
MSC Opera MSC Italian Cruises 2004 58,058 Operating
MSC Orchestra MSC Italian Cruises 2007 89,600 Operating
MSC Poesia MSC Italian Cruises 2008 93,330 Operating MSC Preziosa MSC Italian Cruises 2013 139,072 Operating
MSC Sinfonia MSC Italian Cruises 2005 58,625 Formerly: MS European Stars (2002–2004), currently operating
MSC Splendida MSC Italian Cruises 2009 137,936 Operating
MV Astoria Brock Pierce 1948 12,165 Operating. Ex- Azores, Athena, Völkerfreundschaft, Volker, Fridtjof Nansen, Italia I, Italia Prima, Valtur Prima, Caribe, built as Stockholm.
MV Ocean Dream Ocean Dream Cruise (Thailand) Co. Ltd. 1970 17,042 Formerly: Seaward, Spirit of London, Sun Princess, Starship Majestic, Southern Cross, Flamenco, New Flamenco, Flamenco I, Ocean Dream IMO 7211517. Abandoned by owners and sank off Laem Chebang Port in Thailand 27 February 2016
National Geographic Endeavour Lindblad Expeditions 1996 3,132 Scrapped, originally, the Marburg, formerly Lindmar, North Star, Caledonian Star, Endeavour,
National Geographic Explorer Lindblad Expeditions 1982 6,167 Operating, originally, the Midnatsol, formerly Midnatsol II, Lyngen
Nautica Oceania Cruises 2005 30,277 Operating. Originally the R Five
Navigator of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2002 139,999 Operating
Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Line 2010 86,700 Operating
Noordam Holland America Line 2006 82,500 Operating
Nordkapp Hurtigruten 1996 11,386 Operating
Nordlys Hurtigruten 1993 11,204 Operating
Nordnorge Hurtigruten 1997 11,286 Operating
Norwegian Bliss Norwegian Cruise Line 2018 168,028 Operating
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Line 2013 145,655 Operating
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92,250 Operating. Originally to be named SuperStar Scorpio.
Norwegian Epic Norwegian Cruise Line 2010 155,873 Operating
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Cruise Line 2015 165,300 Operating
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 93,530 Operating
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Cruise Line 2014 145,655 Operating
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Cruise Line 2006 93,558 Operating
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Cruise Line 2005 93,502 Operating
Norwegian Joy Norwegian Cruise Line 2017 167,725 Operating
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Cruise Line 2006 93,530 Operating
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Cruise Line 1999 77,104 Renamed in 2003 to Pride of Aloha, and back to Norwegian Sky in 2008 Operating
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Cruise Line 2004 75,904 Operating. Formerly SuperStar Leo
Norwegian Star Norwegian Cruise Line 2001 91,740 Operating. Originally to be named SuperStar Libra
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Cruise Line 2001 78,309 Operating
Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2009 225,282 Operating
Ocean Atlantic 2009 12,798 IMO 8325432, originally built as the ferry Konstantin Chernenko, formerly: Rus (ru), Rus (rebuilt to cruise ship in 2009), SC Atlantic
Ocean Countess Royal Olympic Cruises, Monarch Classic Cruises c. 1997 17,593 Formerly: Cunard Countess, Awani Dream II, Olympia Countess, Lili Marleen, Ruby, Olympic Countess
Ocean Dream Peace Boat 1981 35,190 Scrapped in 2021 in Alang. Formerly: Tropicale, Costa Tropicale, Pacific Star
Ocean Endeavour Fleetpro Ocean 1982 12,688 Operating. Built as Konstantin Siminov for Baltic Shipping. Formerly: Francesca, The Iris, Kristina Katarina, The Iris, Kristina Katarina
Ocean Life easyCruise 2008 9,878 Entered service with easyCruise April 2008. Formerly: easyCruise Life, Farah, The Jasmine, Palmira, Natasha, built as Lev Tolstoy, IMO 7625809
Ocean Majesty Majestic International Cruises 1966 10,417 Operating. Originally, the Juan March, formerly: Sol Christina, Kypros Star, Ocean Majesty, Olympic, Homeric.
Ocean Mist 1956 5,067 Originally, the San Giorgio, formerly: City of Andros, Ocean Islander, Royal Star; sold for scrap in 2012.
Ocean Odyssey Indian Ocean Cruises 1965 4,561 Originally, the Eros, formerly: Jason, Iason; scrapped in 2009
Ocean Odyssey Vantage Cruise Line 2022 8,228 Laid-Up
Ocean Pearl Quail Cruises 1970 19,300 Formerly: Song of Norway, Sundream, Dream Princess, Dream, Clipper Pearl, MS Clipper Pacific, Festival
Ocean Princess Princess Cruises 2009 30,277 Formerly: R Four, Tahitian Princess
Ocean Princess Ocean Cruise Lines 1984 Sank March 1993 in Amazon’
Ocean Star Pacific Ocean Star Cruises 1971 23,149 Operating; formerly: Nordic Prince, Carousel, Arielle, Aquamarine
Oceana P&O Cruises 2003 77,499 Operating. Formerly: Ocean Princess
OceanBreeze Dolphin Cruise Lines / Premier Cruise Line 1992 20,204 Formerly: Southern Cross, Calypso, Calypso I, Azure Seas. Scrapped 2003.
Oceanic Peace Boat 2001 38,772 Scrapped in 2012. Formerly: Oceanic, StarShip Oceanic, Big Red Boat 1
Oceanic Discoverer Coral Princess Cruises 2005 2,000 Formerly: Oceanic Princess
Oceanic Independence American Hawaiian Cruises / American Global Line 1974 23,719 Named formerly (1951–1974) and subsequently renamed (1982–2006) Independence, renamed Oceanic (2006) and then Platinum II (2009), sold for scrap in 2008 but remains in mothballs
Oceanos Starlight Cruises 1952 14,000 Sank off South Africa’s eastern coast on 4 August 1991.
Ola Esmeralda Ola Cruises 1966 11,209 Scrapped 2013. Formerly: Venus and Black Prince.
Oosterdam Holland America Line 2003 81,769 Operating
Oranje Netherland Line / Lauro Lines 1939 20,117 / 24,377 Sunk. Built as a passenger liner, was a hospital ship during WWII. Sold to Lauro Lines in 1964, rebuilt and renamed Angelina Lauro. Destroyed by fire on 30 March 1979, in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Refloated in July 1979, sank in September 1979 in the Pacific Ocean, while on the way to Taiwan to be scrapped.
Oriana Orient Steam Navigation Company 1973 41,910 Formerly served as an ocean liner. Retired in 1986. Served as a floating hotel until 2002. Damaged in a storm in 2004, then dismantled.
Oriana Astro Ocean 1995 69,153 Operated with P&O Cruises from launch until 2019. Sold to Astro Ocean as Mv Piano Land. Operates as a casino ship for Chinese market.
Orient Queen Louis Cruises 1968 16,000 In 2018, she was sold for scrap, and was broken up at Alang, India on 17 July 2018.
Oriental Dragon Capital Dragon Global Holdings Limited 1972 18,455 Scrapped 2022 in Gadani. Formerly: Sun Viking, SuperStar Sagittarius, Hyundai Pongnae, Omar III, Long Jie
Orion Orion Expedition Cruises 2003 4,000 Originally operated by Travel Dynamics International and transferred to Orion Expedition Cruises in March 2005. Currently operating from Australia.
Ovation of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2016 168,666 Operating
Pacific Pullmantur Cruises / Viagens CVC / Quail Cruises 2002 19,903 Sold For Scrap. Formerly: Pacific Princess, built as Sea Venture.
Pacific Eden P&O Cruises Australia 1993 55,451 Operating. Formerly MS Statendam.
Pacific Explorer P&O Cruises Australia 1997 77,441 Operating. Formerly Dawn Princess.
Pacific Explorer Cruise West Operating. Formerly: Temptress Explorer
Pacific Princess Princess Cruises / P&O Cruises Australia 2002 30,200 Operating. Formerly: R Three.
Pacific Venus Venus Cruise 1998 26,594 Operating
Pacifique Club Mediterranée 1953 13,473 Destroyed by fire in 1974, scrapped in 1976.
Pallas Athena Epirotiki 1992 20,469 Formerly ocean liner SS Flandre, Carla C, Costa Carla. Destroyed by fire and scrapped in 1994.
Palm Beach Princess Palm Beach Casino Line 1997 6,659 Retired in 2010. Was scrapped in 2015. Formerly” Viking Princess, built as Ilmatar.
Paul Gauguin Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1998 19,200 Operating
Pearl Mist Pearl Sea Cruises 2014 5,109 Operating
Pearl Seaways DFDS 1993 40,022 Operating. Formerly: Athena, Star Aquarius, Langkapuri Star Aquarius, Aquarius MS Pearl of Scandinavia.
Polaris Murmansk Shipping 2005 2,097 Operating. Formerly: Disko, Shearwater, Brand Polaris, Viking Polaris.
Porto Portuscale Cruises 1965 5,888 Scrapped in 2018 in Aliaga. Originally: the Istra, formerly: Astra, Astra I, Arion, Nautilus 2000, Arion
Pride of America NCL America 2005 80,000 Operating
Princess Daphne Classic International Cruises 2008 15,833 Scrapped 2014 under the name Daphne. Originally, the Port Sydney, formerly Akrotiri Express, Daphne, Switzerland, Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Monarch
Prinsendam Holland America Line 1988 38,000 Operating. Formerly: Seabourn Sun, built as Royal Viking Sun.
Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2014 168,666 Operating, cruise ship
Queen Elizabeth Cunard Line 2010 92,000 Operating, cruise ship
Queen Mary 2 Cunard Line 2004 148,528 Operating, ocean liner and cruise ship
Queen Victoria Cunard Line 2007 90,000 Operating, cruise ship
Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2001 90,090 Operating
Red Boat Costa Crosiere 1966 30,567 Ended service 1997. Later Edinburgh Castle, The Big Red Boat II. Sold for scrap 2005.
Regal Empress Imperial Majesty Cruises 1993 23,979 Formerly: SS Olympia (1953–81), Caribe (1981–83), and Caribe I (1983–93). Laid up and sold for scrap in 2009
Regal Princess Princess Cruises 2014 142,229 Operating
Regatta Oceania Cruises 2003 30,277 Operating. Formerly: Insignia; built as R Two.
Regent Sea Regency Cruises 1957 23,191 Originally Gripsholm. Operated as the first cruise ship for Regency Cruises, from 1984 to 1995. Rembrandt Premier Cruises 1997 Seized by creditors in September 2000 which ended her service. Under restoration restored in Germany in 2006. See Rotterdam.
Renaissance Paquet Cruises 1966 On her way to an Indian scrapyard.[when?] Rhapsody of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1997 78,491 Operating
RIO Rio Cruises 1971 16,710 Formerly: Southward, Seawing, Perla, and Aegean Pearl. Has been sold at auction in Ashdod, Israelfor US$4.8 million to undisclosed buyers. The ship, which is now[when?] reportedly at Piraeus, has been laid up since May 2011.
Ritz Carlton The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company 2019 Planned
Riviera Oceania Cruises 2012 66,084 Operating
RMS Andes Royal Mail Lines 1939 27,000 Scrapped. Built as liner for South American trade. Troopship 1939–1945, then reverted to liner, becoming a cruise ship in 1959 and scrapped in 1971. RMS Franconia Cunard Line 1963 21,717 Scrapped Alang, India 2005
RMS Mauretania Cunard Line 1906 31,938 Scrapped at Rosyth in 1935
RMS Mauretania II Cunard Line 1938 35, 738 Scrapped at Ward’s Shipbreaking in 1965
RMS Olympic White Star Line 1911 45,324 Retired at Southampton after 24 years service & scrapped. Superstructure dismantled at Jarrow, England, and the hull at Inverkeithing, Scotland.
Rotterdam Holland America Line 1959 38,650 Sold to Premier Cruises in 1997. Withdrawn from service in 2000. A foundation was created in 2001 whose ongoing effort is to find a new vocation for the ship in Rotterdam. As of 2010, the ship is used as a recreational and tourist attraction in the city of Rotterdam.
Royal Clipper Star Clippers 2000 5,000 Operating
Royal Pacific Sophlex Ship Managers 1967 9,805 Capsized in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung harbor in 2005. Built as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1967, formerly: Crown del Mar, Don Juan, Riviera I
Royal Pacific Starlite Pre-1992 Sank, formerly: Empress of Australia
Royal Princess Princess Cruises 2013 142,714 Operating
Ruby Princess Princess Cruises 2008 116,000 Operating
Running on Waves 88parsec 2011 634 Operating
Ryndam Holland America Line 1994 55,451 Transferred November 2015 to P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Aria
Saga Rose Saga Cruises 1965 24,474 Sold for scrap in May 2010; formerly Gripsholm, built as Sagafjord
Saga Sapphire Saga Cruises 1981 37,301 Operating; formerly: Europa, SuperStar Europe, SuperStar Aries, Holiday Dream, Bleu de France
Salamis Filoxenia Cypriot Salamis Cruises 1999 15,402 Scrapped in 2022 in Gadani as Titan. Formerly: Club I, Odessa Sky, Gruziya, Van Gogh
Salamis Glory Cypriot Salamis Cruises 1996 10,392 Formerly: Danaos, Constellation, Regent Spirit, Anna Nery. Scrapped in 2010
Sally Albatross Sally Cruise 1986 15,179 Formerly: Viking Saga. Destroyed in a shipboard fire, 1990. Parts of the hull were salvaged for Sally Albatross (II).
Sapphire Louis Cruise Lines 1967 12,263 Formerly: Italia, Ocean Princess, Sea Prince, Sea Prince V, Sea Prince (again), Princesa Oceanica. Sold for scrap in 2012.
Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises 2004 115,875 Operating
Sea Breeze Dolphin Cruise Lines 1989 21,000 Ended operation in 2000. Sank later that year. Formerly: Federico C., Royale, StarShip Royale
Sea Cloud Sea Cloud Cruises 1979 2,523 Operating, formerly: Hussar II, USCGC WPG-284, IX-99, Angelita, Patria, Antarna, Sea Cloud of Cayman
Sea Cloud II Sea Cloud Cruises 2001 3,849 Operating
Sea Diamond Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines 2006 22,412 Formerly: Birka Princess. Capsized and sank within the caldera of the Greek island of Santorini 6 April 2007 after running aground.
Sea Explorer Poseidon Expeditions 1991 4,200 Operating
Sea Princess Princess Cruises 1998 77,000 Transferred to P&O Cruises in 2002 as Adonia, but returned to Princess in 2005. Operating
Seabourn Odyssey Seabourn Cruise Line 2009 32,346 Operating
Seabourn Quest Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32,348 Operating
Seabourn Sojourn Seabourn Cruise Line 2010 32,346 Operating
SeaDream I SeaDream Yacht Club 1984 4,333 Operating. Originally, the Sea Goddess I, formerly: Seabourn Goddess I
SeaDream II SeaDream Yacht Club 1985 4,333 Operating. Originally, the Sea Goddess II, formerly: Seabourn Goddess II
SeaWind Crown Seawind Cruise Lines 1991 23,306 Formerly: the Infante Dom Henriquec (1961–75) and the Vasco de Gama (1988–91), Operated as a hotel 1976–88, laid up in 2002, sold and renamed the Barcelona, sent to the breakers in India in 2004
Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2003 90,090 Operating
Serenissima Premier Cruises 1960 2,598 Operating; originally, the Harald Jarl, formerly: Andrea
Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2001 48,075 Operating
Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1999 28,550 Operating
Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2003 42,363 Operating
Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 1994 16,800 Operating
Silver Explorer Silversea Cruises 2007 6,130 Operating. Formerly: MS Delfin Clipper, MS Sally Clipper, MS Baltic Clipper, MS Delfin Star, MS Dream 21, MS World Discoverer, MS World Adventurer, MS Prince Albert II
Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises 2000 28,258 Operating
Silver Spirit Silversea Cruises 2009 39,519 Operating
Silver Whisper Silversea Cruises 2001 28,258 Operating
Silver Wind Silversea Cruises 1995 16,800 Operating
Silverstar Silver Star Cruises 1952 5596 + Formerly: LST HMS Bruiser (1942–1946) tonnage 5596, NILLA (1946–1951). Stern lengthened 22 feet (6.71 m), converted to SS Silverstar (1951–1956) chartered by Silver Star Cruises, charter transferred to Caribbean Cruise Lines December 1956; January 1957 sold to state-owned Flota Argentina de Navegación Fluvial (Buenos Aires) renamed CIUDAD DE SANTA FÉ (1957–1965), scrapped in Argentina in 1968. Siritara Ocean Queen Siritara Enterprise 1964 6,262 Capsized in 2006. Originally, the Bashkiriya (1964–1992), Odessa Song (1992–1997), Royal Dream (1997–1998), Silver Star (1998–2003), Nandini (2003–2003), Olviara (2003–2004), Ocean Princess (2004–2006)
Skorpios I Cruceros Skorpios 1978 Laid up
Skorpios II Cruceros Skorpios 1988 1,210 Operating
Skorpios III Cruceros Skorpios 1995 1,600 Operating
Sovereign Pullmantur Cruises 1988 73,192 formerly: Sovereign of the Seas sold for scrap in 2020
Spirit of ’98 Cruise West Operating
Spirit of Adventure Saga Cruises 2006 9,570 Operating; formerly: Berlin, Princess Mahsuri, Orange Melody
Spirit of Alaska Cruise West Operating
Spirit of Columbia Cruise West Operating
Spirit of Discovery Cruise West Operating
Spirit of Endeavour Cruise West Operating; formerly: Newport Clipper
Spirit of Glacier Bay Cruise West 1984 Operating; formerly: Spirit of Nantucket and Nantucket Clipper
Spirit of Oceanus Cruise West Ended service 1992. Subsequently: Renaissance Five, Sun Viva, Megatar Sagittarius, Hanseatic Renaissance.
Spirit of Yorktown Cruise West 1988 2,354 Operating; formerly: Yorktown Clipper
SS Lurline (1931) Matson Lines 1963 18,017 Formerly SS Monterey (1932–1953) and SS Matsonia (1954–63), sold and renamed the Britanis (1970), chartered to the US Government as an accommodation ship (1994), laid up in (1996), sold and renamed Belofin I (1998), sold for scrap and sank off the Cape of Good Hope while en route to the breakers in 2000
SS Norway Norwegian Cruise Line 1980 76,049 Former ocean liner France. Ended operations in May 2003 due to a boiler explosion. Was scrapped as Blue Lady in Alang 2008.
SS Stella Solaris Royal Olympic Cruises 1953 10,595 Formerly: Cambodge; rebuilt 1971–1973; scrapped 2003
SS Uganda British-India Steam Navigation Company 1952 17,000 Began life as an ocean liner, served as a hospital ship in the Falklands War. Sold for scrap in 1986.
Star Breeze Windstar Cruises 1989 9,975 Operating. Formerly: Seabourn Spirit
Star Clipper Star Clippers 1992 2,298 Operating
Star Flyer Star Clippers 1991 2,298 Operating
Star Legend Windstar Cruises 1990 9,975 Operating. Formerly: Seabourn Legend 1996, Queen Odyssey 1995, Royal Viking Queen 1992
Star of Venice American Star Line 1953 6,669 Sold for scrap in 2001; formerly Amalfi 1989, Betsy Ross 1987, Albatross 1985, Alegro 1984, Albatross 1981, Najla 1979, built as Leda
Star Pisces Star Cruises 1993 40,053 Scrapped in 2022 in Alang. Formerly: Kalypso.
Star Pride Windstar Cruises 1988 9,975 Operating. Formerly: Seabourn Pride
Star Princess (2001) Princess Cruises 2002 108,977 Operating; underwent repairs following a shipboard fire
Stella Polaris Bergen Line – Sweden 1927 5,020 1927–1940: Cruising; 1940–1945: German Army; 1945: Bergen Line + rebuilt; 1952: Clipper Line – Sweden + rebuilt; rebuilt in 1954, 1965 and 1968; 1969: International Houdse Cy. – Japan Floating hotel in Kisho Nishiura (Japan) under the name “Stella Polaris – Floating Restaurant Scandinavia”. 2005: Petro Fast AB – Sweden. End of August 2006: leaves under tow her berth for the first time in 30 years for refitting and voyage to Europe. Sept. 2, 2005: Sunk while under tow in southeastern Japanese waters in 70 meters deep water. Unconfirmed plans to raise her from the ocean floor or to rebuild this iconic cruise ship. Sun 11 German Atlantic Line 1967 25,338 Ended service 1973. Built as the ocean liner SS Shalom. Subsequently: Hanseatic, Doric, Royal Odyssey, Regent Sun. Sunk 2001.
Sun Princess Princess Cruises 1995 77,441 Operating
Sun Vista Sun Cruises 1997 30,440 Formerly: Meridian, Galileo, built as ocean liner SS Galileo Galilei. Sank 1999.
SuperStar Aquarius Star Cruises 1993 51,309 Laid up awating scrapping, formerly: Windward and Norwegian Wind.
SuperStar Gemini Star Cruises 1992 50,764 Laid up awating scrapping. Formerly: Norwegian Dream and Dreamward.
SuperStar Libra Star Cruises 1988 42,275 Scrapped in 2022. Formerly a hotel ship for MV Werften employees
Svea Corona Rederi AB Svea / Silja Line 1975 13,257 Ended service in 1984. Later Sundancer, Pegasus. Scrapped 1995.
Symphony of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2018 228,081 Operating
Taras Shevchenko Black Sea Shipping Company 1966 19,549 Scrapped 2005
The Big Red Boat Premier Cruises 1998 32,000 Repossessed by creditors in 2000. Formerly: SS Big Red Boat III, SS IslandBreeze, SS Festivale, SS S.A. Vaal, RMS S.A. Vaal, RMS Transvaal Castle. Sold for scrap in 2003.
The Calypso Louis Cruise Lines/Thomson Cruises 2000 11,162 Operating. Formerly: Canguro Verde, Durr, Ionian Harmony, Sun Fiesta, Regent Jewel
The Emerald Louis Cruise Lines/Thomson Cruises 1997 26,428 Scrapped in 2012. Formerly: Regent Rainbow, Diamond Island, Santa Rosa
The World ResidenSea 2002 53,524 Operating
Thomson Majesty Louis Cruise Lines/Thomson Cruises 1997 48,876 Operating. Formerly: Royal Majesty, Norwegian Majesty, Louis Majesty
Topaz Peace Boat 1955 Scrapped in 2003.
Turama Sete Yacht Management 1990 8,343 Operating. Formerly: Delfin Caravelle, Sally Caravelle, Columbus Caravelle
Variety Voyager AdventureSmith Explorations 2012 1,593 Originally, the Harmony A (IMO 9657090)
Vasco da Gama Nicko Cruises 1994 55,451 Formerly Statendam for Holland America Line, then transferred November 2015 to P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Eden
March 2019 Transferred to Cruise & Maritime Voyages as Vasco da Gama
Ventura P&O Cruises 2008 116,017 Operating
Vidanta Elegant Vidanta Cruises 1990 15,396 Formerly: Voyager, Crown Monarch, Cunard Crown Monarch, Nautican , Walrus, Havens Star, Neptune, Rembrandt II, Jules Verne, Alexander Von Humboldt II
Viking Jupiter Viking Cruises 2019 47,842 Operating
Viking Mars Viking Cruises 2022 47,842 Operating
Viking Octantis Viking Cruises 2022 30,150 Operating
Viking Orion Viking Cruises 2018 47,842 Operating
Viking Sea Viking Cruises 2016 47,842 Operating
Viking Sky Viking Cruises 2017 47,800 Operating
Viking Star Viking Cruises 2015 47,842 Operating
Viking Venus Viking Cruises 2021 47,842 Operating
Vision of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1998 78,340 Operating
Vistamar Plantours & Partner 1989 7,500 Operating; since 2012 Orient Queen II (Abou Merhi Cruises)
Volendam Holland America Line 1999 60,906 Operating
Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 1999 138,194 Operating
Westerdam Holland America Line 2004 81,811 Operating
Wind Song Windstar Cruises 1987 5,350 Devastated by fire in 2002 and scuttled in January 2003
Wind Spirit Windstar Cruises 1988 5,350 Operating
Wind Star Windstar Cruises 1986 5,350 Operating
Wind Surf Windstar Cruises 1998 14,745 Operating; formerly: Club Med I
Wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2022 236,857 Operating
World Discoverer Adventurer Cruises 1975 3,724 Wrecked April 30, 2000
World Dream Dream Cruises 2017 150,695 Operating
World Explorer Nicko Cruises 2018 9,300 Operating
World Odyssey Semester at Sea 2015 22,400 Operating since August 2015; formerly: MS Deutschland 1998
World Voyager Nicko Cruises 2020 9,300 Operating
Xpedition Celebrity Cruises 2004 2,842 Operating; formerly Sun Bay I
Yamal Poseidon Arctic Voyages 1992 23,445 Operating
Yankee Clipper Windjammer Barefoot Cruises 1965 327 Operating
Yorktown Cruise West 1988 2,354 Operating
Zaandam Holland America Line 2000 60,906 Operating
Zenith Pullmantur Cruises 1992 47,255 Operating. Transferred from Pullmantur Cruises to CDF Croisières de France in 2014
Zuiderdam Holland America Line 2002 81,679 Operating