List of cruise lines

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A cruise line is a company that operates cruise ships. Cruise lines are distinct from passenger lines which are primarily concerned with transportation of their passengers: instead, cruise lines are primarily in the leisure entertainment business, some of which occurs at the destination but a great deal of which takes place aboard ship. Cruise liners typically have two separate staffs: the crew under the captain and a hospitality staff under the equivalent of a hotel manager.

In operation[edit]

AIDA CruisesOperational GermanyOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
AmaWaterwaysOperational USARiver cruises in Europe, Asia and Africa
American Cruise LinesOperational USABased in Guilford, Connecticut, operates six ships
Avalon WaterwaysOperational USARiver cruises in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America
Azamara Club CruisesOperational USAOwned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Birka LineOperational FinlandSubsidiary of Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö, operates the Birka Paradise
Bohai Ferry CompanyOperational ChinaOperates the Chinese Taishan
Carnival Cruise LinesOperational USAOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
CDF Croisières de FranceOperational FranceOwned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Celebration Cruise LineOperational USAOperates the MS Bahamas Celebration
Celebrity CruisesOperational USAOwned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Compagnie du PonantOperational FranceBased in Marseille, operates yacht cruises
Costa CruisesOperational ItalyOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
Cruise & Maritime VoyagesOperational UKStarted by Cruise & Maritime Services International, after German based Transocean Tours (for whom they were the UK representative) filed for Bankruptcy.
Crystal CruisesOperational Japan
Cunard LineOperational United KingdomOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
Disney Cruise LineOperational USA
European WaterwaysOperational United KingdomRiver cruises
Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesOperational United Kingdom
Hapag-Lloyd CruisesOperational Germany
Holland America LineOperational USA (originally  Netherlands)Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
HurtigrutenOperational NorwayAlso marketed as Norwegian Coastal Express
IberocrucerosOperational SpainOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc and Orizonia Corporation
Kristina CruisesOperational Finland
Louis CruisesOperational Cyprus
The Majestic LineOperational Scotland
Mano MaritimeOperational Israel
MSC CruisesOperational  Switzerland
Norwegian Cruise LineOperational USA (originally  Norway)Partially owned by Star Cruises
Oceania CruisesOperational USA
Orion Expedition CruisesOperational Australia
P&O CruisesOperational United KingdomOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
P&O Cruises AustraliaOperational AustraliaOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
Paul Gauguin CruisesOperational United States
Peter Deilmann CruisesOperational Germany
Phoenix ReisenOperational Germany
Polar Star ExpeditionsOperational Canada
Poseidon ExpeditionsOperational United KingdomExpedition cruises
Princess CruisesOperational USAOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
Pullmantur CruisesOperational SpainOwned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Quark ExpeditionsOperational USAExpedition cruising
Regent Seven Seas CruisesOperational USAPreviously Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean InternationalOperational USA (originally  Norway)Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Saga CruisesOperational United Kingdom
Seabourn Cruise LineOperational USAOwned by Carnival Corporation & plc
SeaDream Yacht ClubOperational Norway
Silversea CruisesOperational USA/ Italy
Star CruisesOperational Malaysia
Swan HellenicOperational United Kingdom
Thomson CruisesOperational United Kingdom
Transocean ToursOperational Germany
TUI CruisesOperational GermanyOwned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Uniworld River CruisesOperational USA
Un-Cruise AdventuresOperational USA
Viking CruisesOperational USAFormerly known as Viking River Cruises until May 2013 and since then, offering ocean cruises embarking in 2015
Windstar CruisesOperational USA

Shipping lines no longer operating cruise ships[edit]

Blue Star LineNo Ships so far, Getting The Next One in 2016 EnglandOwner of the Liner "Titanic 2" coming in 2016
Club CruiseNo longer operates cruise ships NetherlandsContinues to charter cruise ships to other companies
EasyCruiseNo ships in operation. Greece
Far East Shipping CompanyNo longer operates cruise ships Soviet Union
FinnlinesNo longer operates cruise ships Finland
Ocean Star CruisesNo ships in operation. MexicoMV Ocean Star Pacific laid up, as of 2012.
Silja LineNo longer operates cruise ships Finland


American Classic VoyagesDefunct USABankruptcy
Baltic Shipping CompanyDefunct Soviet Union
Black Sea Shipping CompanyDefunct Soviet Union
Chandris CruisesDefunct GreeceWas merged and re-branded into Celebrity Cruises in 1988
Classic International CruisesDefunct AustraliaLiquidated on 20 December 2012[1]
Commodore Cruise LineDefunct USA
Crown Cruise LineDefunctUnknown
Cruise WestDefunct USACeased operations September 18, 2010
Dolphin Cruise LineDefunct GreeceMerged into Premier Cruise Line
EffoaDefunct Finland
Festival CruisesDefunct Greece
Hamburg Atlantic Line
German Atlantic Line
Hanseatic Tours
Defunct GermanyMerged into Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Home LinesDefunct ItalyMerged into Holland America Line
Imperial Majesty Cruise LineDefunct USABecame Celebration Cruise Line in 2009.
Island CruisesDefunct UK
Italian Line / Italian CruisesDefunct Italy
Majesty Cruise LineDefunctUnknownMerged into Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian America LineDefunct NorwayMerged into Cunard Line
Norwegian Capricorn LineDefunct AustraliaMerged into Star Cruises
Ocean VillageDefunct United KingdomOperations ceased in 2010.
Orient LinesDefunct USA
Premier Cruise LineDefunct USA
Renaissance CruisesDefunct USAMerged into Oceania Cruises
Royal Viking LineDefunct NorwayMerged into Cunard Line
Sally CruiseDefunct FinlandMerged into Silja Line
Shaw, Savill & Albion LineDefunct United Kingdom
Sitmar CruisesDefunct ItalyMerged into P&O Cruises/Princess Cruises
Swedish American LineDefunct Sweden
Van Gogh CruisesDefunct United Kingdom
White Star LineDefunct United KingdomMerged with Cunard Line
Windjammer Barefoot CruisesDefunct USA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Classic International Cruises Pty Ltd". Press Release. Lawler Partners. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013.