For a complete list of the Cruise lines, please check our Full Directory, containing detailed info on the Cruise Lines.

It contains detail info on 65 cruise lines. The largest cruise lines in operation in 2014 are listed below.

Name Headquarters Notes
1 AIDA Cruises  Germany Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
2 AmaWaterways  USA River cruises in Europe, Asia and Africa
3 American Cruise Lines  USA Based in Guilford, Connecticut, operates six ships
4 AvalonWaterways  USA River cruises in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America
5 Azamara Club Cruises  USA Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
6 Birka Line  Finland Subsidiary of Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö, operates the Birka Paradise
7 Carnival Cruise Lines  USA Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
8 CDF Croisières de France  France Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
9 Celebration Cruise Line  USA Operates the MS Bahamas Celebration
10 Celebrity Cruises  USA Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
11 Compagnie du Ponant  France Based in Marseille, operates yacht cruises
12 Costa Cruises  Italy Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
13 Cruise & Maritime Voyages  UK Started by Cruise & Maritime Services International, after German based Transocean Tours (for whom they were the UK representative) filed for Bankruptcy.
14 Crystal Cruises  Japan
15 Cunard Line  United Kingdom Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
16 Disney Cruise Line  USA
17 European Waterways  United Kingdom River cruises
18 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines  United Kingdom
19 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises  Germany
20 Holland America Line  USA (originally  Netherlands) Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
21 Hurtigruten  Norway Also marketed as Norwegian Coastal Express
22 Iberocruceros  Spain Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and Orizonia Corporation
23 Kristina Cruises  Finland
24 Louis Cruises  Cyprus
25 Mano Maritime  Israel
26 MSC Cruises   Switzerland
27 Norwegian Cruise Line  USA (originally  Norway) Partially owned by Star Cruises
28 Oceania Cruises  USA
29 Orion Expedition Cruises  Australia
30 P&O Cruises  United Kingdom Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
31 P&O Cruises Australia  Australia Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
32 Paul Gauguin Cruises  United States
33 Peter Deilmann Cruises  Germany
34 Phoenix Reisen  Germany
35 Polar Star Expeditions  Canada
36 Princess Cruises  USA Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
37 Pullmantur Cruises  Spain Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
38 Quark Expeditions  USA Expedition cruising
39 Regent Seven Seas Cruises  USA Previously Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
40 Royal Caribbean International  USA (originally  Norway) Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
41 Saga Cruises  United Kingdom
42 Seabourn Cruise Line  USA Owned by Carnival Corporation & plc
43 Silversea Cruises  USA/ Italy
44 Star Cruises  Malaysia
45 Swan Hellenic  United Kingdom
46 The Majestic Line  Scotland
47 Thomson Cruises  United Kingdom
48 Transocean Tours  Germany
49 TUI Cruises  Germany Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
50 Un-Cruise Adventures  USA
51 Uniworld River Cruises  USA
52 Viking Cruises  USA Formerly known as Viking River Cruises until May 2013 and since then, offering ocean cruises embarking in 2015
53 Windstar Cruises  USA