Cruise Line Directory
Abercrombie & Kent (A&K). 3
AIDA Cruises. 3
American Cruise Lines. 4
Azamara Club Cruises. 5
Blount Small Ship Adventures (American Canadian Caribbean Line). 5
Blue Lagoon Cruises. 6
Canodros S.A. 6
Carnival Cruise Lines. 7
Celebrity Cruises. 9
Classic International Cruises (CIC). 10
Club Med Cruises. 11
Costa Cruise Lines (Costa Crociere S.p.A). 12
CDF Croisières de France. 13
CroisiMer (CroisiEurope). 14
Cruceros Australis. 14
Crystal Cruises Inc. 15
Cunard Line. 16
Delphin Cruises. 17
Disney Cruise Line. 17
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. 18
GAP Adventures. 19
Genting Hong Kong Limited. 19
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. 19
Hebridean Island Cruises. 20
InnerSea Discoveries. 23
Island Windjammers, Inc. 24
Lindblad Expeditions. 24
Louis Cruises. 25
Mano Maritime Ltd. 26
Metropolitan Touring Company. 27
MSC Cruises. 27
Norwegian Cruise Line. 29
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). 30
Oceania Cruises. 30
Orion Expeditions. 31
P&O Cruises plc. 32
P&O Cruises Australia. 33
Pearl Seas Cruises. 34
Peter Deilmann Cruises. 34
Paul Gauguin Cruises. 35
Phoenix Reissen. 35
Princess Cruises. 36
Pullmantur Cruises. 37
Quark Expeditions. 38
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC). 39
Royal Caribbean International 40
Saga Holidays & Cruises Ltd. 42
Seabourn Cruise Line. 42
Sea Cloud Cruises. 43
SeaDream Yacht Club. 44
Silversea Cruises. 45
Star Clippers. 46
Star Cruises/ Genting Hong Kong Limited. 47
Swan Hellenic Cruises. 47
Thomson Cruises. 48
Travel Dynamics International 49
TUI Cruises GMBH.. 49
Variety Cruises. 50
Venus Cruise Line. 51
Voyages of Discovery. 51
Voyages to Antiquity. 52
Windstar Cruises. 53
Zegrahm Expeditions. 53
Abercrombie & Kent (A&K)
1520 Kensington Road
Oak Brooke, Illinois 60523-2156
Eclipse 48 p;
About Abercrombie & Kent
For more than forty years, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has been recognized as a leader in luxury adventure travel. Started in 1962 as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, A&K’s travel and tour operations now extend across the globe. In 1990 it entered the cruise business and today it operates cruises in Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands as well as a number of river cruises on the Nile, Yangzi and Amazon rivers, and Queensland Australia. The company owns two river vessels: the Sun Boat III and the Sun Boat IV for cruises on the Nile and has ownership of the expedition vessel Eclipse in the Galapagos.
Am Strande 3 d
Tel: +49 (0) 381/20 27 06 00
Fax: +49 (0) 381/20 27 06 01
AIDAcara (1996); 1,180 p (do); Italy registry
AIDAvita (2002); 1,266 p (do); Italy tegistry
AIDAaura (2003); 1,266 p (do); Italy registry
AIDAdiva (2007); 2,050 p (do); Italy registry
AIDAbella (2008); 2,050 p (do); Italy registry
AIDAluna (2009); 2050 (do); Italy registry
AidaBlu (2010) 2,174 (do) Italy registry
Three newbuilds with capacities for 2,174 passengers are scheduled for delivery in spring 2011, 2012, and 2013.
About Aida Cruises
AIDA Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc, revolutionized the German cruise market with the introduction of its first “club ships” in 1996. By 2013, a total of 10 “club ships” will be in service for the German market, operating voyages to the Mediterranean, the Canaries, the North Sea, the Baltic, the Caribbean, the Arabian Gulf, Asia and Central America.
American Cruise Lines
741 Boston Post Road, Suite 200
Guilford, CT 06437
Tel: 800-814-6880 / 203-453-6800
American Glory (2002) 49 p; US registry
American Spirit (2005); 100 p; US registry
American Star (2007); 104 p; US registry
Independence (2010); 104 p; US registry
Queen of the West (paddlewheeler); (acquired in 2009); 120 p; US registry
About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines’ ships explore the coastal and inland waterways of the US eastern seaboard. The line recently purchased Queen of the West paddlewheeler for cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Azamara Club Cruises
Corporate Guest Relations
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, Florida 33132
Azamara Journey (2000/2007*); 694 p; Malta registry
Azamara Quest (2000/2007*); 694 p; Malta registry
* Sailed under another name and/for another line
About Azamara Club Cruises
The line was launched in 2007 as Azamara Cruises. The name was changed in 2009 to Azamara Club Cruises when the line separated from Celebrity Cruises and became a separate brand of Royal Caribbean International. Larry Pimentel currently serves as its CEO and President. The line’s vessels, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest received a $25 million refurbishment. The line now focuses on becoming a leading deluxe cruise line with its more elaborate itineraries and extended overnight stays in major ports.
Blount Small Ship Adventures (American Canadian Caribbean Line)
461 Water Street
Warren, Rhode Island 02885
PO Box 368
Tel: (800) 556-7450
Grande Caribe (1997); 100 p; US registry
Grande Mariner (1998); 100 p US registry
Niagara Prince (1994); 84 p US registry
About Blount Small Ship Adventures
Founded by Luther Blount in 1966, the cruise line offers itineraries in the Caribbean and Central America (Winter Schedule); and the US and Canada (Summer Schedule), ranging from five to 15 days. The family-run company renamed itself in 2010 as Blount Small Ship Adventures in honor of its founder, who died in 2007.
Blue Lagoon Cruises
Post Office Box 130
183 Vitogo Parade,
Lautoka, Fiji Islands
Tel: 679 666-1622
Fax 679 666-4098
Reservations Email: email@example.com
MV Mystique Princess 72 p; Fiji registry
MV Fiji Princess 68 p; Fiji registry
About Blue Lagoon Cruises
The concept for Blue Lagoon Cruises dates back to 1950 when Captain Trevor Withers, then a young New Zealand stockbroker with a passion for the sea, originally planned to establish a fishing industry in the local Fijian islands but the idea was not viable. After a slow start, Blue Lagoon Cruises was well established by 1966. After Withers retired, Blue Lagoon Cruises was sold to a well-known New Zealand ship owner named Captain Claude Millar.
Urbanizacion Santa Leonor Mz. 5 Solar 10
Guayaquil – Ecuador
Tel: (593-4) 228 5711
Fax: (593-4) 228 7651 or (593-4) 228 0943
Galapagos Explorer II (1990/1998*) 111 p Liberia registry
*Formerly sailed for another line
Founded in 1987 in Guayaquil Carlos Perez P., along with other partners, created Canodros S.A., a tourism company which operates the M/V Galapagos Explorer II, successor of the original Galapagos Explorer.
Carnival Cruise Lines
3655 N.W. 87 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33178
Holiday (1985); 1,452 P (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Triumph (1999); 2,758 p (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Victory (2000); 2,758p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Fantasy (1990); 2,056 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Ecstasy (1991); 2,052 p (do); Panama registry
Cardinal Sensation (1993); 2,040 p (do); Bahamas registry
Cardinal Fascination (1993); 2,056 p (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Imagination (1995); 2,056 p (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Inspiration (1996); 2,056 p (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Elation (1998); 2,052 p (do) Panama registry
Carnival Paradise (1998); 2,052 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Splendor (2008); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Conquest (2002); 2,974 (do); Panama registry
Carnival Glory (2003); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Valor (2004); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Liberty 2005); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Freedom (2007); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Destiny (1996); 2,642 p (do); Bahamas registry
Carnival Spirit (2001); 2,124 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Pride (2002); 2,124 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Legend (2002); 2,124 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Miracle (2004); 2,124 p (do); Panama registry
Dream Class Carnival Dream (2009); 3,690 p (do); Panama registry
Carnival Magic (2011), 3,608 p (do)
About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines has been operating for more than a quarter of a century and was instrumental in the changes that have incurred in the cruise industry. The company was founded in 1972 by Ted Arison, a Florida-based businessman, who wanted to make a vacation experience available for the average person. Together with a Boston travel agency, they bought the TSS Mardi Gras (the former Empress of Canada) and launched her when on her maiden voyage, she promptly ran aground. Eventually Arison took over the debt-ridden company, assumed its multimillion debt, bought The Empress of Britain for a pittance (renamed her the TSS Carnivale), and created the “fun ship’’ logo-moves, which boosted sales and turned a profit in Arison’s first year as sole owner.
Over the next two decades, the company added more ships and introduced trend-setting superliners-Celebration, Holiday and Jubilee. In 1990, the first of the six new Fantasy class vessels, the 70,367-ton Fantasy, made her debut By 1996, with six Fantasy-Class ships added to the fleet, the company introduced the first Destiny Class passenger vessel to exceed 100,00 tons, the Carnival Destiny, which at the time became the world’s largest cruise ship. By 2002, the company had added two more Fantasy-Class vessels and two more Destiny-Class ships.
In 2001, the first of the new Spirit Class vessels, the Carnival Spirit made her debut. By spring 2004, three more Spirit-Class vessels were launched.
In 2002, Carnival introduced the Conquest Class with its largest ship to date, Carnival Conquest, at 110,000 gross and passenger capacity at 2,974. A year later Carnival Glory made its debut. By spring of 2005, two more Conquest-class ships will have been added: Carnival Valor and Cardinal Liberty. Both the Spirit and Conquest class of ship are not able to transport the Panama Canal.
Along the way, cruise lines were added, and Ted Arison’s son Micky Arison came on board working his way up to president of Carnival in 1979. In 1990 he was appointed chairman of the line. When the parent company, Carnival Corporation, was formed in 1994, Arison assumed the chairmanship.) Micky Arison engineered the acquisition in 1989 of Holland American Line and Windstar Cruises, and partial ownership in Seabourn Cruise Line in 1992; four years later Carnival owned 50 percent of the company.
In 1997, Carnival bought part ownership in Airtours, a European tour company, and together the companies bought Costa Cruises. The following year Carnival acquired a majority interest in Cunard from the line’s parent company Kvaerner ASA and purchased the remaining shares in fall 1998. In 2000, Carnival bought out Airtours’ shares of Costa and took 100 percent ownership of the Italian line. On April 17, 2003, agreements were finalized to combine Carnival Corporation with P & O Princess Cruises plc, creating a dually merged company.
In 2008 Carnival and Spain’s Orizonia Corporation finalize a new multi-ship joint venture serving the Spanish cruise market. Carnival owns 75 percent of the new company, called Iberocruceros, with Orizonia owning 25 percent.
Including the new Iberocruceros brand, Carnival Corporation & plc is comprised of a portfolio of distinct brands operating in North and South America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Australia, which account for nearly 90 percent of cruise passengers worldwide. Carnival Corporation & plc’s fleet comprises 92 ships with 13 new vessels scheduled for delivery between now and 2012.
Carnival Corporation & plc also owns two tour companies to complement its cruise operations–Holland America and Princess Tours in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon.
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, Florida 33132
Celebrity Century (1995); 1,814 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Constellation (2002); 2,034 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Eclipse (2010); 2,850 p (do); Malta registry
Celebrity Equinox (2009) 2,850 p (do); Malta registry
Celebrity Infinity (2002); 2,046 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Mercury (1997); 1,886 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Millennium (2000); 2,034 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Solstice (2008); 2,850 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Summit (2001); 2,034 p; Malta registry
Celebrity Xpedition (2001); 92 p (do); Ecuador registry
Celebrity Silhouette (2011) 2850 p;
Celebrity quest (2012); 2,850 p;
About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1989 by the owners of the Chandris Line to offer upscale cruises at moderate prices. Today, it is operated as a separate brand by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the company formed when Celebrity and Royal Caribbean International merged in 1997. In 2001, the parent company launched Royal Celebrity Tours, which offers integrated land-and-sea packages. In 2004, the line launched Celebrity Xpeditions, a series of unique events and excursions designed to offer travelers premium experiences in exotic settings, including cruises in the Galapagos Islands on the megayacht, Celebrity Xpedition.Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of ten ships. Two more Solstice Class ships are due to debut: Celebrity Silhouette in 2011 and Celebrity Quest in 2012.
Classic International Cruises (CIC)
Classic International Cruises
Av. 24 de Julho, 128-2º
1350-346 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: +351 213 953 264
Tel: 800 20 60 80
Fax: +351 213 953 198
Arion (1965*); 334 p (do); Madeira registry
Athena (1948*); 556 p (do); Madeira registry
Funchal (1961*); 430 p (do); Madeira registry
Princess Danae (1955*); 560 p (do); Madeira registry
Princess Daphne (1955*) 550 p; Madeira registry
* Formerly sailed under another name and/or company
Based in Portugal, Classic International Cruises offers diverse cruises on her refurbished ships in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Mideast.
Club Med Cruises
Club Med 2 (1992); 372p (do); Wallis & Fortuna registry
About Club Med Cruises
Club Med Cruises, part of the French all-inclusive international resorts known as Club Med, was begun in 1990 when it introduced its first ocean vessel. The Club Med 2 is a five-mast, computer-controlled sailing ship that sails the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Compagnie du Ponant
408 avenue du Prado
13008 Marseille, France
Tel: +33 4 88 66 65 64
Le Ponant (1991); 64 p France registry
Le Levant (1999); 90 p; Wallis & Fortuna registry
Le Diamant (1986/2004*); 226 p; Wallis & Fortuna registry
Le Boreal (2010) 224 p (do); France registry
L’Austral (2011) 224 p (do); France registry
About Compagnie du Ponant
The Compagnie du Ponant’s main office in Marseilles (France), is a subsidiary of CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company. The company was created in April 1988. In May 1991. In 2004, the company acquired the Parisian Tour-Operator, Tapis Rouge International, specializing in luxury travel.
Costa Cruise Lines (Costa Crociere S.p.A)
Costa Crociere S.p.A
Via XII Ottobre 2
16121 Genoa, Italy
200 South Park Road
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Costa Allegra (1992); 1072 p Italy registry
Costa Atlantica (2000); 2,114 p Italy registry
Costa Classica (1992); 1,308 p Italy registry
Costa Concordia (2006); 3,800 p; Italy registry
Costa Deliziosa (2010); 2,260 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Europa (1986/2002); 1,494 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Favolosa (2011); 3,780 p; Italy registry
Costa Fascinosa (2012); 3,780 p; Italy registry
Costa Fortuna (2003); 2.720 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Luminosa (2009); 2,260 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Magica (2004); 2,720 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Marina (1990); 772 p (do) Italy registry
Costa Mediterranea (2003); 2,114 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Pacifica (2009); 3,000 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Romantica (1993); 1,356 p; Italy Registry
Costa Serena (2011); 3,000 p (do); Italy registry
Costa Victoria (1996); 1928 p (do); Italy registry
About Costa Cruises
Costa’s parent company, Genoa-based Costa Crociere S.p.A., has been involved in the passenger side of shipping for nearly 50 years. The Costa brand first appeared on the Italian market in 1854 when Giacomo Costa founded a company trading in fabrics and olive oil between Genoa and Sardinia. By 1916,the company was now under the direction of Giacomo’s three sons. They expanded the business and purchased their first ship, Ravenna in 1924, and soon after, the Langano. In the 1930s, Costa, now a major producer of olive oil in Italy, began the tradition of naming their ships after the names of family member. By 1942, Costa’s fleet was made up of nine vessels. After World War II, only the Langano survived.
The family then turned to building and purchasing ships for coastal navigation and started passenger services in 1947 with the sailing of the motor ship Anna C, the first of the Costa fleet to offer air conditioning. The company changed its name to Linea C, which it kept for over three decades on transatlantic links with Latin America. Business services were inaugurated in 1948 to North America and in 1953, the company opened new routes to Venezuela and the Antilles.
In the ensuing years, the company added ships, leased some and owned others, as it streamlined its operations. In the 1980s the Costa group decided to concentrate on the passenger and cruise sector. In 1986, Costa Crociere S.p.A. was created and the idea of a ship as a floating hotel was established. In 1989 the company invited outside investors to increase its financial strength which led to tremendous growth for the company in the 1990s. In June 1997, Costa was purchased by Carnival Corporation and Airtours plc, its European partner at the time. The deal increased the investment capacity of the Genoese company but left its Italian identity untouched. In September 2000, Carnival Corporation purchased all of Airtours’ shares and became the sole shareholder of Costa Crociere.
Today, the Costa Crociere SpA operates three distinct brands: Costa, Aida Cruises and Iberocruceros, with a total of 24 ships in service and orders for two more.
Costa is the only cruise fleet flying the Italian flag and therefore is the only line whose cruise ships are subject to more restrictive environmental, safety and social accountability regulations.
CDF Croisières de France
8 Rue du Dahomey
Tel: +33 (0) 173 77 59 20
Bleu de France (1982)* 752 p; Bahamas registry
* Originally sailed for another cruise line
About CDF Croisières de France
The Paris-based cruise line, owned by Royal Caribbean International, was founded in 2007 for the French trade. It began operations in 2008. A second ship is expected to join the line.
12 rue de la Division Leclerc
67000 Strasbourg – Alsace – FRANCE
Tel: 0825 333 777 *
Fax : 03.88.32.49.96
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Belle de l’Adriatique (2007) 200 p; French registry
CroisiMer is the maritime division of CroisiEurope which primarily sails the 15 European rivers. In 2007 Croisimer began sea cruises to the Croatian Islands and Coast, Montenegro, Egypt and Jordan, and Greek Islands on its first new ship MS Belle de l’Adriatique.
4014 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Toll Free: 877-678-3772
Av. El Bosque Norte 0440
Fax. (56 2)-203-5173
MV Mare Australis (2002); 128 p Chile registry
Via Australis (2005); 128 p (do); Chilean registry
Stella Australis (2010) 200 p (do); Chilean registry
About Cruceros Australis
Cruceros Australis S.A. promotes and sells ship tickets for the Expedition Cruisers M/N Mare Australis and M/N Via Australis, of the Cruising Companies, Transportes Marítimos Terra Australis S.A. and Transportes Marítimos Via Australis S.A. that sail the Magellan Strait and Beagle Channel, exploring one of the most beautiful and unexplored regions of the world such as Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Operating three- or four-night cruises in the Chilean-Argentinean Patagonia from September to April annually.
Crystal Cruises Inc.
2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, California 90067
Crystal Symphony (1995); 962 p Bahamas registry
Crystal Serenity (2003); 1,100 p Bahamas registry
Crystal Cruises, created in 1988, is owned by Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), which began operating its first commercial ship in 1885. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm operates over 800 ships, has offices around the globe and is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. The company’s first ship, Crystal Harmony, entered service in 1990, and in November of 2005 left the fleet to join Crystal Cruises’ parent company Japan’s NYK’s cruise division.
24303 Town Center Drive
Valencia, California 91355-0908
Cunard Line Ltd
Southampton S015 2BF, England
Tel: Reservations: +44 845 071 0300
Fax: +44 02380 657 353
Australia office website: http://www.cunardline.com.au/
Queen Mary 2 (2004); 3,056 p; UK registry
Queen Victoria (2007) 2,000 p; UK registry
Queen Elizabeth (2010); 2092 p; UK registry
About Cunard Line
Cunard Line dates back to 1840, when its founder Samuel Cunard began steam-powered crossings of the Atlantic. In succeeding decades, the company built and operated a high impressive fleet of ocean liners. But with the growing popularity of the jet age in the 1960s, the company adjusted by converting some of their ships to modern cruising. In 1969, the line’s flagship Queen Elizabeth 2 made her debut and continued to cross the Atlantic on a regular basis until her retirement in 2008. In 1971 Trafalgar House, based in London, acquired Cunard. In the 1980s Cunard acquired two more cruise ships and added the twin Sea Goddesses I and II to it fleet. In 1994, Cunard acquired the Royal Viking Sun.
In 1996, Norwegian company Kvaerner ASA took over Trafalgar House and Cunard underwent massive changes again. In 1998 Kvaerner sold the Cunard Cruise Line to Carnival Corporation and a group of Norwegian investors, who then merged it with the Yachts of Seabourn. A year later the Royal Viking Sun and the two Goddesses were transferred to Seabourn and renamed, leaving only the QE2 and the Vistafjord, which was renamed the Caronia after Cunard’s original ship that sailed in the 1950’s and 1960’s and which introduced World Cruises.
The 150,000-ton Queen Mary 2 is the first transatlantic liner to be built in more than 30 years, and operates regular transatlantic crossings in addition to regional cruises in Europe and the Caribbean. A third ship—the 90,000-ton Queen Victoria—made her debut in 2007. The Queen Elizabeth 2 was retired and sold to a consortium in Dubai in 2008, where she currently languishes, her fate unknown. The new Queen Elizabeth will make her debut in autumn 2010.
Delphin Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Tel: +49 40 378578-26
Fax: +49 40 3742739
Delphin Voyager (2007); 650 p; Malta registry
About Delphin Cruises
The cruise line is based in Offenbach, Germany and operates cruises for the German market.
Disney Cruise Line
P.O. Box 10210
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Tel: 1-888-DCL-2500 (US toll-free)
Fax: +1 954 761 7768
For travel agents: www.disneytravelagent.com
Disney Magic (1997); 2,400 p; Bahamas registry
Disney Wonder (1999); 2,400 p; Bahamas registry
Disney Dream (2011); 2,500 p (do); Bahamas registry
Disney Fantasy (2012); 2,500p (do); Bahamas registry
About Disney Cruise Line
In June 1994, the Walt Disney Company launched the Disney Cruise Line. A year later, a contract was signed to build two ships at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. In 1997, the Disney Magic makes her debut. A year later, the Disney Cruise Line Terminal,, which was built to replicate the original ocean terminal in Southampton, England used by Cunard ships of the past, opens at Port Canveral, Florida. In 1999, the Disney Wonder begins her inaugural series of cruises. Two new Disney ships–Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy–are currently under order at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and are scheduled for delivery in June 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred Olsen House
White House Road
Ipswich, Suffolk 1p1 5LL
Tel: + 1473 292200
Balmoral (1988/2008*); 1,397 p (do); Bahamas registry
Boudicca (1973/2006*); 839 p (do); Bahamas registry
Black Watch (1992/1996*); 804 p (do); Bahamas registry
Braemar (1993/2001*); 977 p; Bahamas registry
* Formerly sailed under a different name for other cruise lines
About Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines
The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, when the three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas, bought their first ships and began an international shipping company in 1848. Four generations later, the family now operates companies skilled in various aspects of the tanker, liner, cruise and passenger trade, as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries. Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.
Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.
Tel: 1 888 800 4100 (North America)
Tel: 1 416 260 0999 (Intl.)
M/S Expedition (1974/2009*) 124 p
*Refurbished inn 2009.
About Gap Adventures
Gap Adventures offer small group adventures on all seven continents that focus on culture, nature and active travel. Besides their Swedish/Finnish Ice Classification 1B vessel, the company also operates cruises in the Galapagos, the Amazon River and in the Greek Isles on smaller vessels.
Genting Hong Kong Limited
See Star Cruises
MS Hanseatic (1993); 184 p (do); Bahamas registry
MS Bremen (1990/1993*); 164 p (do); Bahamas registry
MS Columbus (1997); 410 p (do); Bahamas registry
MS Europa (1999); 408 p (do); Bahamas registry
* Sailed formerly under another name
About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Hapag-Lloyd AG was created on September 1, 1970 as a result of the merger of the shipping lines Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hamburg-American Line or Hapag), based in Hamburg, and Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL), based in Bremen. At that time these companies, founded in 1847 and 1857 respectively, had been active in ocean shipping for over 120 years. Its cruise division is the leading supplier of cruises in German-speaking countries, offering both sea going and river cruises. The MS Europa is its flagship. In 2004, the company began offering more bilingual international cruises.
Hebridean Island Cruises
Kintail House Carleton New Road
Tel: 01756 704 794
Fax: 01756 704 794
US Toll Free Tel: 1-800-659-2648
Hebridean Princess (1964/1989*); 50 p; Scotland registry
*Formerly sailed for another line or under another name
About Hebridean Island Cruises
Hebridean Island Cruises has been operating cruise ships since 1989.The first vessel, Hebridean Princess, has cruised Scotland’s West Coast waters for more than two decades. A second ship Hebridean Spirit joined the line in July 2001 for international cruises but was later sold. In 2009, All Leisure group plc, which operates Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery, acquired Hebridean Island Cruises and the Hebridean Princess.
Holland America Line (HAL)
300 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119
ms Nieuw Amsterdam (2010); 2,106 p; Netherlands registry
ms Eurodam (2008); 2,104 p; Netherlands registry
ms Noordam (2006); 1,918 p; Netherlands registry
ms Westerdam (2004); 1,916 p; Netherlands registry
ms Oosterdam (2003); 1,848 p; Netherlands registry
ms Zuiderdam (2002) ; 1,916 p; Netherlands registry
ms Prinsendam (2002); 793 p; Netherlands registry
ms Amsterdam (2000); 1,380 p; Netherlands registry
ms Zaandam (2000); 1,432 p; Netherlands registry
ms Volendam (1999); 1,432 p; Netherlands registry
ms Rotterdam (1997); 1,316 p; Netherlands registry
ms Veendam (1996); 1,266 p; Netherlands registry
ms Ryndam (1994); 1,258 p; Netherlands registry
ms Maasdam (1993); 1,258 p; Netherlands registry
ms Statendam (1993); 1,258 p; Netherlands registry
About Holland America Line
Holland America Line (HAL) was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-America Steamship Company (NASM), a shipping and passenger line. Because it provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line. The company’s first ocean liner was the original Rotterdam, which sailed its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to New York City on October 15, 1872—a crossing that took 15 days.
The line was a principal carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn of the century, carrying 850,000 passengers to new lives in the New World. The line offered its first cruise in 1895; Three years later, HAL owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships that also provided service between Holland and the Dutch East Indies via the Suez Canal.
With the growing preference of the public for jet travel to Europe, HAL suspended in 1971 its trans-Atlantic passenger trade and turned to offering cruise vacations full time. It introduced two radically designed vessels–the new Nieuw Amstersdam and the Noordam–in the 1980s, which allowed for more space for leisure-cruising activities. HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation in 1989. Today HAL operates a fleet of 15 ships.
Tel: +47 76 96 76 00
Reservations: +47 810 30 000
Fax: +47 76 96 76 01
Emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.hurtigruten.com |
5100 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 255
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
MS Finnmarken 670 p Norway registry
MS Fram (2007); 318 p; Norway registry
MS Trollfjord 670 p; Norway Registry
MSMidnatsol (2003); 1000 p; Norway registry
MS Kong Harald (1993); 691 p; Norway registry
MS Lofoten (1964); 400 p; Norway registry
M/S Nordnorge (1997); 691 p; Norway registry
MS Nordlys (1994); 691 p; Norway registry
M/S Nordkapp (1996); 691 p; Norway registry
MS Nordstjernen (1956); 400 p; Norway registry
M/S Polarlys (1996); 737 p; Norway registry
MV Polar Star (1969); 105 p; Norway registry
M/S Richard With (1993); 691 p; Norway registry
M/S Vesteralen (1983); 510 p; Norway registry
In 1893, the Norwegian government grated permission to Richard With to open a regular route along the country’s coast. He sailed the Trondheim to Hammerest route successfully and soon other companies jointed in the venture. Part of the fleet was lost during the Second World War but after the war the fleet was rebuilt with new ships followed by 11 more in the following decade. When the auto became the mode of transportation, new ships were built to accommodate the cars, and passengers in cabins for their comfort.
Today, Hurtigruten is an international company of Ofotens og esteraalen Dampskipsselskab AS Narvik, Norway and Troms Fylkes Dampskipsselskab AS Tromsø, Norway, who run the Norwegian Coastal Voyage fleet, known as the Hurtigruten—often referred to as the Coastal Express, The Coastal Steamer, or even the Mail Boats. Hurtigruten, operates year-round on a 1,250-mile stretch of Norway’s spectacular west coast, offers seven-day northbound sailings from Bergen, six-day southbound cruises from Kirkenes above the Arctic Circle and 12-day roundtrips. The line’s newest ship MS Fram is built for expedition cruises in the Greenland/Arctic and Antarctica regions.
Grand Mistral (1999/2005)* 1,600 p; Marshall Islands registry
Grand Voyager (2000/2004*) 836 p; Bahamas registry
Grand Celebration (1987/2008*); Panama registry
Grand Holiday 1,848 p;
* Formerly sailed under another name or for another line
In 2008 Carnival and Spain’s Orizonia Corporation finalized a new multi-ship joint venture serving the Spanish cruise market. Carnival owns 75 percent of the new company, called Iberocruceros, with Orizonia owning 25 percent. The cruises are operated for the Spanish market.
3826 18th Ave W
Seattle, Washington 98119
Tel: 1-877-901-1009 Tel:
Toll Free: (877) 901-1009
Wilderness Adventurer 49 p Wilderness Discoverer 49 p
About InnerSea Discoveries
InnerSea Discoveries is a sister brand to American Safari Cruises. Founded in 1997, it is headquartered at historic Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington, InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises offer an alternative to traditional large- and small-ship cruises by taking guests into areas that are not accessible to most larger ships and on excursions and to activities that are exclusive, private and unavailable to most other travelers.
Island Windjammers, Inc.
165 Shaw Drive
Acworth, GA 30102
S/V Diamant brigantine schooner 20p
About Island Windjammers
Island Windjammers began operations in 2009. The company was founded by a group of diverse individuals sharing a passion for the windjammer tall ship cruise experience. Island Windjammers offers six-night cruises out of Port Louis, Grenada. Our destinations include the Grenadines, a chain of islands in the Caribbean’s Windward Islands. The Grenadines is considered to be one of the most exclusive sailing areas in the world. Our tall ship sailing cruises include an amazing selection of the most desired ports of call, including locations unreachable by the masses on larger ships.
96 Morton Street
New York, New York 10014
Tel:1-800-EXPEDITION or 1-212-765-7740
National Geographic Explorer (2007) 148 p; Bahamas registry
National Geographic Endeavour (1996/1984*) Bahamas registry
National Geographic Sea Bird (1981); 62 p; US registry
National Geographic Sea Lion (1982); 76 p; US registry
National Geographic Islander 48 p; Ecuador registry
**River Cloud (river vessel) Swiss Registry
**Sea Cloud II (2001); 96 p; Malta Registry
**Panorama (Sailing Yacht) 45 p
**Triton (river vessel); 41 p; Egyptian registry
**Lord of the Glens (river vessel); 54 p
**Sea Voyager (expedition yacht) 12p;
*Sailed under a former name or for another line
About Lindblad Expeditions
In the 1950s, Lars-Eric Lindblad set out with the first groups of expedition travelers to discover unknown places and to share the unique cultural and environmental aspects of these places with others. These first adventure travel expeditions led many to define him as the father of “eco-tourism.” In Antarctica, where Lindblad also pioneered expedition travel, the US Geological Survey mapped a cove in Lars-Eric’s name, Lindblad Cove, on Trinity Peninsula.
Sven-Olof Lindblad, Lars’ son, traveled extensively with his father, learning early on the joy and wonder of exploring the pristine corners of the globe. Following in the footsteps of his father, he founded Special Expeditions in 1979 as a division of Lindblad Travel, enabling the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. Offerings expanded to Costa Rica, Alaska and Baja California. The company’s name was later changed to Lindblad Expeditions. In 2004 Lindblad Expeditions formed a partnership with the National Geographic Society (NGS), enabling Lindblad travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet.
As of 2010, Lindblad Expeditions owns five ships–National Geographic Explorer, the National Geographic Endeavour, the National Geographic Sea Bird, the National Geographic Sea Lion and the National Geographic Islander. In addition, Lindblad Expeditions charters six ships — the Sea Cloud II, the Triton, the Lord of the Glens, the River Cloud, the Panorama and the Sea Voyager.
150A Franklin Roosevelt & Omonias Ave
P.O. Box 5612
3045 Limassol, Cyprus
Tel. + 25570000
M/V The Aegean Pearl*** 91971/1995*); 781 p (do); Greece registry
M/V Aquamarine (1971/2008*); 1050 p (do); Greece registry
M/V The Calypso (chartered**)
M/V Coral (1971/2005*); 756 p (do); Greece registry
M/S Cristal (1980/2007*); 3,114 p (do); Greece registry
Emerald (1958/1997*); 990 p (do) Greece registry
M/V Louis Majesty (1992/1997/2009*); 1460 p Malta aegistry
M/V Orient Queen (1968/2006*); 828 p (do); Marshall Islands registry
M/V Sapphire (1967/1996*); 576 p; Marshall Islands registry
Thomson Destiny (1982/2005*); (chartered to 2011**); 1,450 p (do); Cyprus registry
M/V Thomson Spirit (1983/2002*); (chartered**) 1,254 p (do); Malta registry
*Formerly sailed under different name for other cruise lines
**chartered from Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc.
*** Currently under charter to Golden Star Cruises
About Louis Cruises
The cruise line was founded in 1935 as a travel agency. In 1987 the Louis Group began acquiring ships and began operating short cruises out of Limassol, Cyprus to the Eastern Mediterranean, a program that is still in force. Today with a fleet of 11 cruise ships the company also operates cruises from the ports of Genoa and Marseilles to the West Mediterranean, North Africa as well as to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Mano Maritime Ltd.
Golden Iris (1977/2009*) 1000 p Panama registry
Royal Iris (1997/2005**) 1000 p Panama registry
*Originally sailed under other names for other cruise lines
**Originally sailed as a cruise ferry
About Mano Maritime Ltd
The Mano Holdings Group was founded by CEO Moshe Mano, but its roots date back to the time prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, when Moshe Mano’s father, the late Mordechai Mano, a shipping and financial pioneer in the country, founded and ran Israeli shipping and finance companies as far back as 1945. Its Mano Maritime division offers a huge selection of vacation cruise options to destinations on the Mediterranean and the Black Sea coasts.
Metropolitan Touring Company
Main Office Headquarters:
Av. De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquídeas
Offices also in: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Galapagos Islands
MV Santa Cruz
Yacht Isabela II
Yacht La Pinta
About Metropolitan Touring
Metropolitan Touring has its ground operations in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. It is the owner and operator of ships for expedition cruises in the Galapagos Islands.
Via A. Depretis, 31
80133 Naples – Italy
General Phone: +39-081-7942111
Italy Res.Tel: +39-081-7942400
Foreign Res.: +39-081-7942200
MSC Cruises (USA) Inv.
6750 North Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Tel: 1-877-665-2600 (reservations)
MSC Armonia (2001/2004); 2,065 p; Panama registry
MSC Melody (1982/1997*);1,600 p; Panama registry
MSC Sinfonia (2002/2005*); 2,223 p; Panama registry
MSC Lirica (2003); 2,065 p; Panama registry
MSC Opera (2004); 2,200p; Panama registry
MSC Musica (2006); 3,013 p; Panama registry
MSC Orchestra (2007); 3,013 p; Panama registry
MSC Poesia (2008); 3,013 p; Panama registry
MSC Fantasia (2008); 3,959 p; Panama registry
MSC Splendida (2009); 3274 p (do); Panama registry
MSC Magnifica (2010); 2,500 p; Panama registry
About MSC Cruises
Mediterranean Shipping Company was founded in 1970 as a private company by Gianluigi Aponte when he bought his first ship and began sea trade to Africa. In 1989 MSC turned its attention to the passenger cruise industry by purchasing Lauro Lines. Lauro marketed their services as Starlauro Cruises but the name was changed to Mediterranean Shipping Cruises in 1995. Finding the capacity of the three existing Starlauro ships inadequate for the potential clientele the company envisioned, MSC Cruises embarked on an ambitious expansion plan. In 2010, MSC Cruises has 11 ships in operation. A 12th ship, MSC Fantasica will make her debut in 2012.
Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, Florida 33126
Norwegian Cruise Line
1 Derry Street
London W8 577
Tel: 0845-658-8010 (Res.)
Norwegian Dawn (2002); 2,840 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Epic (2010); 4,100 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Gem (2007); 2,394 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Jade (2006); 2,890 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Jewel (2005); 2,786 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Pearl (2006); 2,846 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Sky (1999/2008*); 2,450 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Spirit (1998/2004**); 2,475 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Star (2001); 2,846 p; Bahamas registry
Norwegian Sun (2001); 2,400 p; Bahamas registry
Pride of America (2005); 2,440 p; US registry
* Formerly sailed as Pride of Aloha in Hawaii for NCL America 2004 to 2008
** Formerly sailed for Star Cruises as Superstar Leo
NCL dates back to 1966 when the Oslo-based Kolsterss Rederi A/S acquired the M/S Sunward and repositioned the ship from Europe to Miami, establishing a company called Norwegian Caribbean Lines. The next three decades brought new ships, new itineraries and a new corporate name–Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL further expanded the fleet and in a move to strengthen the company’s brand identity, most of the ship names had Norwegian added to them.
In 1998,NCL’s parent company, NCL Holding ASA acquired Orient Lines. In February 2000, NCL was acquired by Star Cruises Ltd, a Hong Kong stock exchange listed company, and part of Malaysia’s Genting Group. Following the acquisition of NCL, Star Cruises became the third largest cruise line in the world. Under 100 percent ownership by Star, NCL embarked on an expansion program that involved new ships, on-board product enhancements and innovative itineraries.
In August 2007, the private equity group Apollo Management, LP agreed to make a $1 billion cash equity investment in NCL. Under the terms of the investment, which closed on January 7, 2008, Apollo became a 50 percent owner of NCL and has named a majority of the NCL board with certain consent rights retained by Star. Star retains all of its existing stock in NCL and, like Apollo, is a 50 percent owner of the recapitalized company. Since 1999, NCL has launched 11 new ships as of July 2010 when newbuild Norwegian Epic–joined the fleet.
NCL is the only major cruise line to operate a US-flagged ship, which enables the company to offer entirely inter-island Hawaii cruises under the brand NCL America.
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)
Asuka II (1990*); 800 p (do); Japan registry
*Formerly sailed under another name and/or company
Nippon Yusen Kaisha based in Tokyo operates the MS Asuka II, which originally built by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan as MS Crystal Harmony for Crystal Cruises. In 2006 Crystal Harmony was transferred from the fleet of Crystal Cruises to that of Crystal’s parent company Nippon Yusen Kaisha and entered service under her current name for the Japanese market. She replaced NYK’s first cruise ship Asuka.
8300 NW 33 Street, Suite 308
Miami FL 33122
Toll free 800-531-5658
Regatta (1998/2003*); 684 p; Marshall Islands registry
Insignia (1998/2004*); 684 p; Marshall Islands registry
Nautica (1998/2005*) 684 p Marshall Islands registry
Marina (2011); 1,258 p (do); Marshall Islands registry
Riviera (2012); 1,258 p (do);
* Built originally for now defunct Renaissance Cruises
About Oceania Cruises
Formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio, Oceania Cruises is headquartered in Miami, Florida. It is owned by Prestige Cruise Holdings, a subsidiary of Apollo Management L.P. Prestige Cruise Holdings, a market leader in the Upper Premium and Luxury segments of the cruise industry.
The line will introduce two new mid-size Oceania-Class ships to its fleet in 2011 and 2012.
Level 2, 8 West Street
North Sydney N.S.W. 2060
Phone: +61 2 9033 8700
Fax: +61 2 9033 8799
Toll Free Australia: 1300 361 012
Toll Free New Zealand: 0800 44 44 62
International: +61 2 9033 8777
Orion 106 p (do); Bahamas registry
Orion II* 100 p;
*Formerly the Clelia II
About Orion Expeditions
Founded in early 2004, Orion Expeditions offers expeditions to Australasia and Antarctica. In 2008 the company was purchased by KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm in the US. Sarina Bratton, founder of Orion will continue as a major shareholder and Managing Director of Orion Expeditions. In 2011, a second ship, Orion II, will join the fleet.
P&O Cruises plc
100 Harbour Parade
SO15 1ST, UK
Tel: 0845 678 00 14
Fax: 023 8065-7030
Websites: www.pocruises.com or www.pocruises/australia
Adonia (2001/2011*); 710 p;
Arcadia (2005); 2,556 p; Bermuda registry
Artemis (1984/2005*); 1,260 p; Bermuda registry
Aurora (2000); 1,975 p; UK registry
Azura (2010); 3,100; UK registry
Oceana (2000/2002*); 2272 p; Bermuda registry
Oriana (1995); 1,975 p; Bermuda registry
Oceana (2002*); 1,950 p; UK registry
Ventura (2008); 3,574 p; Bermuda registry
*Formerly sailed for another line
About P&O Cruises
P&O’s beginnings go back to the 1837 when as the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company began passenger conveyance. Novelist William Makepeace Thackeray made a “Mediterranean cruise” — a Grand Tour by sea aboard a series of P&O ships in 1844, and published his enthusiastic memoirs in “Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo.” The company to this day has remained a British-based shipping line and in its heyday served the British Empire.
In the 1880s the Orient Line and the North of Scotland company, both later to be taken over by P&O, pioneered modern-style cruises, and in 1904 P&O offered its first program–First Class only with shore excursions arranged by Thomas Cook, using the 23-year-old liner Rome, renamed Vectis in her new role as a “cruising yacht.” Between the wars cruising became more popular, often using the newest ships in the fleet rather than the oldest. Tourist class cruises began in the early 1930s and Pacific cruises from Australia a few years later. In 1960, the company merged with the Orient Line to form P&O-Orient Lines
P&O’s last ship built for scheduled line voyages, Canberra, was delivered in 1961, but by the 1970s, jet airlines had taken over the company’s traditional passenger trades while the container ship packed up liner cargoes. Forced to concentrate on the leisure side of sea travel, P&O abolished passenger classes, acquired Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises in 1974, and Sitmar Cruises in 1988. Sitmar cruises was then merged with Princess Cruises.
In 1999, P&O entered Continental Europe with the acquisition of a majority stake in AIDA cruises, and the following year acquired the remainder of AIDA and Seetours, a company specializing in the German cruise and riverboat sector. That same year, the company demerged from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and became known as P&O Princess Cruises. In 2003, P&O Princess Cruises plc merged with Carnival Corporation, to become Carnival & plc.
P&O Cruises Australia
Level 5, 15 Mount Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
PO Box 2006
North Sydney NSW 2059
Tel: 13 24 94
Fax: (02) 8424 9161
New Zealand Office
PO Box: 155045
Wellesley St Auckland, NZ
Tel: 0800 78 0716
Fax: 0800 95 1201
Pacific Dawn (1991/2007*); 2,020 p; UK registry
Pacific Jewel (1991); 1,950 p; UK registry
Pacific Pearl (1987); 1800 p; UK registry
Pacific Sun (1986/2004); 1,960 p; Bahamas registry
About P&O Cruises/Australia
P&O Cruises Australia is a branch of P&O Cruises, offering cruises from Australia and New Zealand; and a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc.
Pearl Seas Cruises
741 Boston Post Road,
Guilford, CT 06437,
Tel: l 800.983.7462
Pearl Mist (2011) 210 p Marshall Islands Registry
About Pearl Seas
A new premium company, Pearl Seas Cruises’ first ship, Pearl Mist, is scheduled for a 2011 delivery. The vessel will offer cruises in the Canadian Maritimes, New England and the Caribbean.
Peter Deilmann Cruises
MS Deutschland (1998); 560 p; Germany registry
About Deilmann Cruises
IN 1972, Peter Deilmann Reederei is founded as a management company with ten cargo vessels under its control and three years later became involved in passenger shipping, opening a passenger ferry service between Nolstein, Germany and Bornholm, Denmark. In 1979, the company focused on passengers cruises and began construction of its first ship MS Berlin. In 1998 the company launched its flagship, the ocean liner MS Deutschland. The company also briefly operated the barquentine Lili Marleen until 2005.
The company also operated nine river vessels but in 2009, the company announced that it was leaving the river cruising operation. The Deutschland is the company’s only remaining ship.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
11100 Main Street, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tel: 800 848-6172 (inside the U.S. or Canada)
Tel: +1 (425) 440-6171 (International)
M/S Paul Gauguin (1998/2006*) 332 p; Bahamas registry
*Refurbished in 2006
About Paul Gauguin Cruises
Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., a leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing cruises in Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific and has undergone more than $25 million in enhancements since the ship’s inaugural sail in 1998.
MS Albatros (1973*); 1.100 p; Bahamas registry
MS Amadea (1991*); 624 p; Bahamas registry
MS Alexander von Humboldt (1990*); 559 p; Bahamas registry
MS Artania (2004/2011*) 1,196 p; Bahamas registry
*Formerly sailed under another name and/or cruise line
About Phoenix Reissen
Phoenix Reisen is a Germany-based travel agency that also operates a fleet of chartered cruise ships. The company first entered the cruise business in 1988 by chartering the Soviet Union-owned cruise ship SS Maxim Gorkiy.
24844 Avenue Rockefeller
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Caribbean Princess (2004); 3,100 p; Bermuda registry
Coral Princess (2002); 1,970 p do; Bermuda registry
Crown Princess (2006); 3,080 p; Bermuda registry
Dawn Princess (1997); 1,950 p; UK registry
Diamond Princess (2004); 2,670 p Bermuda registry
Emerald Princess (2007); Bermuda registry
Golden Princess (2001); 2,600 Bermuda registry
Grand Princess (1998); 2,590 p; Bermuda registry
Island Princess (2003); 1,970 p; Bermuda registry
Ocean Princess (1999/2002*); 826 p; Gibraltar registry
Pacific Princess ( 1999/20002*); 680 p Gibraltar registry
Royal Princess (2001/2007*); 838 p; Bermuda registry
Ruby Princess (2008); 3,080 p; Bermuda registry
Sapphire Princess (2004); 2,670 p Bermuda registry
Sea Princess (1998/2005*); 1,950 p UK registry
Star Princess (2002); 2,590 p; Bermuda registry
Sun Princess (1995); 1,990 p; UK registry
*Formerly sailed for another cruise line or under another name
Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. In 1977, the cruise line became famous when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new US television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. Many credit the show with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.
The company has long been the leader in building ships specifically designed to accommodate an extensive number of the most sought-after shipboard luxury–the private balcony. In the 1980s Princess pioneered the concept of the affordable veranda, once an exclusive feature incorporated in only the most expensive suites.
In the mid-1990s the company pioneered the concept of putting passengers in control of their own cruise experience with the introduction a wide range of flexible onboard facilities, amenities and services in order to create a personal vacation experience. The company also pioneered 24-hour dining with the first ‘round-the-clock restaurant. Princess’ fleet now consists of 17 luxury vessels in a range of sizes and amenities. Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & Plc. Two new 139,000 gross-ton ships are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014.
C/ Mahonia, Nº 2, Planta 5ª
Campo de Las Naciones
28043 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 418 8700
Reservations: +34 902 24 00 70
MS Empress (1990*); Malta registry
MS Ocean Dream (1982*) Malta registry
MS Zenith (1992*) Malta registry
MS Sovereign (1988*); Malta registry
MV Pacific Dream (1990*); Malta registry 2010/2011 season
MV Atlantic Star (1984*); 2009 Malta
Bleu de France 1000 p (do); Bahamas registry
*Formerly sailed under another name and/or company
About Pullmantur Cruises
Pullmantur was founded in 1971 in Madrid, Spain, as a tour operator with bus tours throughout Spain and Europe. In the 1980’s the company switched to planes. In the late 1990s, Pullmantur joined the cruise industry with its new affiliate Pullmantur Cruises, which markets to the Spanish trade. In 2006, Pullmantur cruises was purchased by Royal Caribbean International. A subsidiary of Pullmantur is Croisieres de France, also owned by Royal Caribbean, that is based in France for the French market.
For the 2010/2011 winter season in South America, MS Sovereign, MV Pacific Dream and MS Zenith are chartered to Viagens CVC in Brazil. The line markets to the Spanish trade.
93 Pilgrim Park,
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676
Tel: +1 (203) 803 2888
Toll free: 1 888 892 0334
Fax: +1 (203) 857 0427
Kapitan Khlebnikov 112 p Russian registry
Akademik Shokalskiy 48 p; Russian registry
M/V Lubov Orlova 112 p Malta registry
Akademik Ioffe 109 p; Russian registry
Clipper Adventurer 122 p; Bahamas registry
Akademik Sergey Vavilov 104 p; Russian registry
Ocean Nova 68 p; Bahamas registry
Fifty Years of Victory (nuclear-powered ice breaker); 128 p; Russian registry
About Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions has been operating expedition cruises on its chartered ships since 1991 to the north and south polar regions. The company pioneered and developed a concept of adventurous journeys in first-class comfort on powerful, polar icebreakers and successfully navigated the first North Pole voyage, the first transpolar voyage through the North Pole, the first Circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first “Far Side” of Antarctica voyage, the first Weddell Sea voyage, the first Northeast Passage and the first Circumnavigation of the Arctic. Within that fleet, which is chartered, is the only helicopter-equipped, polar-class icebreaker outfitted for expeditions in Antarctic waters – Kapitan Khlebnikov. In 2008, Quark added Adventure vessels to its fleet to enable ships to explore Spitsbergen, Svalbard, add kayaking options, and to experience channels and bays not accessible to its icebreakers.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC)
1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3334
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Southampton, SO14 2AQ
Tel: 02380 682 280
Seven Seas Mariner (2001); 700 p Bahamas registry
Seven Seas Navigator (1999); 490 p Bahamas registry
Seven Seas Voyager (2003); 700 p; Bahamas registry
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises was formed in December 1994 with the merger of Diamond Cruises and Seven Seas Cruises, each line operating only one ship. From these modest beginnings, RSSC joined the major players in the luxury cruise industry with a total of four cruise ships. The company changed its name to Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2007, and one of the ships, the Paul Gauguin, was sold to a new line named Paul Gauguin Cruises. RSSC is currently owned by Prestige Cruise Holdings, a market leader in the Upper Premium and Luxury segments of the cruise industry.
ResidenSea Corporate Offices
4471 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, Florida 33027,
Telephone 1 954.538.8400
Fax: 1 954.431.7151
The World (2002); 390 p (max 976) Bahamas registry
The World was the idea of Knut U. Kloster Jr., whose family had a long history in the cruise ship industry. The ship, now managed by ResidenSea, was built in Rissa, Norway, by Fosen Mek. Verksteder A/S, and launched in March 2002. The floating resort travels the world and provides 110 spacious, fully furnished residences and 88 guest suites. For rental guests, stays are booked at daily fares.
Royal Caribbean International
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, Florida 33132
Allure of the Seas (2010); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry
Oasis of the Seas (2009); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry
Freedom of the Seas (2006); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Independence of the Seas (2008); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Liberty of the Seas (2007); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Adventure of the Seas (2001); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Explorer of the Seas (2000); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Mariner of the Seas (2003); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Navigator of the Seas (2002); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Voyager of the Seas (1999); 3,114 p; Bahamas registry
Brilliance of the Seas** (2002); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Jewel of the Seas (2004); 2,501 p Bahamas registry
Radiance of the Seas (2001); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Serenade of the Seas (2003); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Enchantment of the Seas (1997); 2,446 p; Bahamas registry
Grandeur of the Seas (1996); 2,446 p; Bahamas registry
Legend of the Seas (1995); 2,076 p; Bahamas registry
Rhapsody of the Seas (1997); 2,435 p Bahamas registry
Splendour of the Seas (1996); 2,076 p; Bahamas registry
Vision of the Seas (1998); 2,435 p; Bahamas registry
Majesty of the Seas (1992); 2,744 p; Bahamas registry
Monarch of the Seas (1991); 2,7444 p; Bahamas registry
** Brilliance of the Seas is operated by RCL (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was founded by three Norwegian shipping companies in 1969-Anders Wilhemsen & Co., I.M. Skaugen & Co., and later Gotaas Larsen and a year later its first ship, Song of Norway, entered service. By 1986, several ships had been added to the fleet and the company had created its own exclusive destination resort Labadee on Hispaniola.
In 1988 Royal Caribbean and Admiral Cruises merged. Anders Wilhemsen & Co. bought out its original partners and gained full ownership of Royal Caribbean. Subsequently Wilhelmsen entered into a joint ownership agreement with an entity of the Pritzker family (owner of the Hyatt hotel chain) and the Ofer family who own a major shipping company. As the company grew, adding six more ships to its fleet of four ships over the next five years, it went public, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RCL in 1993. Four years and five more ships later, the company changed its name to Royal Caribbean International in 1997 to reflect its growing global itineraries. In the same year, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where it operates as a separate brand.
Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is the world’s second largest cruise company, operating Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France brands, with 38 ships and a passenger capacity of approximately 84,050; and TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.
Saga Holidays & Cruises Ltd.
Freepost, Folkestone, Kent
CT20 3SE United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 056-5880
Saga Pearl II 352 p; Bahamas registry
Saga Ruby (1973/2005*); 655 p; UK registry
About Saga Cruises
Saga Cruises is a subsidiary of Saga Holidays, a travel agency that specializes in vacations exclusively for people aged 50 and over (a traveling companion or family member may be aged 40 or over). The cruises are only available directly through Saga and not through travel agents. All of Saga’s cruising holidays include insurance and cancellation cover.
Seabourn Cruise Line
6100 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, Florida 33126
US Tel: 1-305-463-3000
Toll free: 1-800-929-9391
UK Tel: 0845.070.0500
Europe Tel: 00800 180 84180
Australia Tel: 13 24 02
Seabourn Legend(1992/1996*); 212 p; Bahamas registry
Seabourn Pride (1998); 212 p; Bahamas registry
Seabourn Spirit (1989); 212 p; Bahamas registry
Seabourn Odyssey (2009); 450 p; Bahamas registry
Seabourn Sojourn (2010); 450 p; Bahamas registry
Seabourn Quest (2011); 450 p; Bahamas registry
*Formerly operated under another name
Founded in 1987 by Norwegian industrialist Atle Brynstead, who wanted to create nothing less than a totally new concept of cruising with absolute dedication to the highest level of personal service found in top-of-the-line hotels and restaurants on land. In March 1998, Carnival Corporation and a group of Norwegian investors acquired Cunard Line and merged it with Seabourn Cruise Line with the goal of retaining the two lines as separate brands. Seabourn Cruise Line now operates as an independent unit of Carnival Corporation with its own executive team responsible for the line’s initiatives and results.
Sea Cloud Cruises
32-40 North Dean Street
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Toll free: 1-888-732-2568
Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH
Phone: + 040-309592-0
Fax: + 040-309592-22
Sea Cloud (1931.1979*); 68 p Malta registry
Sea Cloud II (2001); 94 p Malta registry
Sea Cloud Hussar (2011); 136 p; Malta registry
*Formerly sailed under other names
About Sea Cloud Cruises
The German-based company operates three tall sailing vessels, which offer cruises in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. It also operates the River Cloud II boat on European waterways.
SeaDream Yacht Club
2601 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Toll free: 1 800 707-4911 Reservations
Fax: (305) 856-7599
Tel: 47 23 28 96 60
SeaDream I (1984/2002*); 110 p; Bahamas registry
SeaDream II (1985/2002*); 110 p; Bahamas registry
About SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream Yacht Club is the innovative new yachting venture by Norwegian entrepreneur Atle Brynestad who founded the Seabourn Cruise Line and Larry Pimentel, who was President of Seabourn under Brynestad and later President and CEO of the merged companies Cunard-Seabourn. Formerly the Sea Goddess twins, both SeaDream I and II were redesigned and refitted this year and are offering cruises in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
110 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Toll free: 1-877-760-9052
77/79 Great Eastern Street
London, UK EC2A 3HU
Silver Cloud (1994); 296 p; Bahamas registry
Silver Shadow (2000); 382 p; Bahamas registry
Silver Whisper (2001); 382 p; Bahamas registry
Silver Wind (1995); 296 p; Bahamas registry
Silver Spirit (2010); 540 p; Bahamas registry
Prince Albert II (1989/2008*); 132 p; Bahamas registry
*Formerly sailed for different lines
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises was created in the early 1990s by the Lefebvre family in Rome, former owners of Sitmar Cruises. The venture was conceived and organized as a unique cruise company that would build and operate the highest quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment of the cruise industry. John Bland, former president of Sitmar, was appointed as Silversea’s founding president. In the ensuing years and six ships later, the line has received consistently high marks for its ultra-deluxe cruising services. Recently, Silversea paired with the exclusive international boutique hotel association, Relais & Chateaux to create special onboard culinary programs and unique pre- and post-cruise land programs in conjunction with Relais & Chateaux properties the world over.
760 NW 107th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33172
4, rue de la Turbie,
Tel: (377) 97-97-84-00
Fax: (377) 97-97-84-01
Star Clipper (1992); 170 p Luxembourg registry
Star Flyer (1991); ,170 p Luxembourg registry
Royal Clipper (2000); 227 p; Luxembourg registry
About Star Clippers
Star Clippers was founded by Swedish shipping entrepreneur Mikael Krafft in 1991. Replicas of the old clippers used in sea trading in the 19th century before steam-driven vessels made their debut, the line’s three sailing clippers equipped with auxiliary power are a hundred feet longer than their predecessors and offer state of-art technology and modern cruising embellishments. The company operates cruises in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific South Seas and Asia.
Star Cruises/ Genting Hong Kong Limited
Suite 1501, Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Tel : (852) 23782000
Fax : (852) 23143809
SuperStar Aquarius (1993/2007*); 1,607 p; Bahamas registry
SuperStar Libra (1988/2005*); 1,800 p; Bahamas registry
Star Pisces (1990*); 1,900 p; Panama registry
SuperStar Virgo (1999); 1,800 p; Panama registry
*Formerly sailed for another line or under a different name
About Star Cruises/Genting Hong Kong Limited
Incorporated in September 1993, representing a bold initiative to tap Asia-Pacific’s potential as an international cruise destination. Genting Hong Kong, formerly known as Star Cruises Limited, is a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A primary business activity of the company is cruise and cruise related operations under the brand of Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Star Cruises together with Norwegian Cruise Line, is the third largest cruise operator in the world, with a combined fleet of 17 ships cruising to over 200 destinations, offering approximately 30,000 lower berths.
Swan Hellenic Cruises
1 Victoria Way
Booking Enquiries: +44 (0) 844 871 4603
Facsimile: +44 (0) 844 412 1765
Non Booking Enquiries: +44 (0) 1444 462 150
M/V Minerva (1996/2009*); 350 p; Bahamas registry
*Formerly sailed for another cruise line
About Swan Hellenic Cruises
Originally founded in 1954 by R.K. Swan, the company chartered small vessels for years. It was purchased by P&O Cruises in 1982 and then it became a unit of Carnival Corp. when Carnival merged with P&O Cruises in 2004. In 2007 the brand was ended and its single ship, the Minerva II, was transferred to another Carnival unit, Princess Cruises, with the new name Royal Princess. That same year the former chairman of P&O Cruises, Lord Sterling, purchased the Swan Hellenic brand from Carnival/UK and in 2008 began operating cruises on Minerva, which once had sailed for the original company. Swan Hellenic was subsequently acquired by the All Leisure Holidays Group Plc, who also own Voyages of Discovery cruise line.
Thomson Celebration (1984/2005*); 1,254 p (do); Dutch Antiles registry
Thomson Destiny (1982/2005*); 1,450 p (do); Bahamas registry
Island Escape (1982/2002*); 1710 p; Bahamas registry
Thomson Spirit (1983/2002*); 1,254 p; Bahamas registry
Thomson Dream (1986/2010*); 1,506 p; Malta registry
*Formerly sailed with another line or under another name
About Thomson Cruises
Tour operator Thomson Holidays operates cruises to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea primarily for the British trade. It is part of TUI Travel PLC, a leading international leisure travel group, which operates in approximately 180 countries
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70 Street
New York, New York 10021
Callisto 34 p Greece registry
Clelia II (1991/2009*); 100 p; Malta registry
Corinthian II (1991/2005*); 114 p; Malta registry
About Travel Dynamics
Travel Dynamics, formerly known as Classical Cruises, was founded more than three decades ago and offers educational and cultural cruises to various parts of the world.
TUI Cruises GMBH
20537 Hamburg, Germany
Mein Schiff (1,948*) (do); Malta registry
Mein Schiff 2 (1997/2011*)
*Formerly Sailed Under Another Name and/or Cruise Line
About TUI Cruises
Based in Hamburg, TUI Cruises was founded in 2007 as a joint-venture cruise line of the German tourist firm, TUI AG and Royal Caribbean International Ltd. TUI Cruises began
its cruise operations in 2009 with the purchase of the Celebrity Galaxy; and after an extensive refit, the ship is now sailing for the German trade as Mein Schiff. A second ship, Mein Schiff 2, the former Celebrity Mercury, will join the fleet in 2011 after a major refit.
Variety Cruises House
214-216 Syngrou Avenue
17672 – Athens – Greece
Tel : + 30 210 6919191
Fax : + 30 210 699 8484
Variety Cruises USA
494 Eighth Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 1 800 319 7776
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
M/Y Harmony V (2009); US registry
MY Harmony G (2001); 44 p; Greece registry
S/C Panorama (2001); 49 p; Greece registry
M/S Galileo (1992/2007rebuilt); 52 p; Greece registry
M/Y Pegasus (1992); 49 p; Greece registry
M/Y Halis Temil (2010); 24 p; Turkey registry
M/Y Variety Voyager (2011) 58 p; US registry
About Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises charters its vessels with sizes varying from four to 25 cabins for a total yachting experience. It was established in 2005 following the merger of Zeus Tours & Yacht Cruises – a third generation cruise and tourism business operating since 1949 and Hellas Yachts which started operating small ships cruises in 1993. Variety Cruises acquired the twin hull M/Y Pegasus in 2006 and the 25-cabin M/Y Harmony V that launched in2008. The latest addition to the fleet is the wooden motor yacht Halis Temel, and in 2011 the Variety Voyager, a 66-meter mega yacht, debuts in 2011.Variety also operates seven smaller yachts for charter.
Venus Cruise Line
Umeda Hanshin Daiichi Bldg.
5-25 Umeda 2-chome
Osaka 530 0001
Website: www.venus-cruise.co. (Japanese language only)
Pacific Venus 532 p; Japan registry
About Venus Cruise Line
Venus Cruise Line is a unit of the Japan Cruise Line, which, in turn, is owned by four Japanese ferry companies. The line offers international cruises for the Japanese-speaking traveler.
Voyages of Discovery
1 Victoria Way
Booking enquiries: +44(0) 844 822 0802
Fax: +44(0) 844 412 1764
1800 S.E 10th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
M/V Discovery (1972/2003*); 796 p; Bermuda registry
*Formerly sailed under another name and/or for a cruise line
About Voyages of Discovery
Originally founded in the 1980s to offer low-cost ship cruises to the British trade, the cruise line became a brand of the All Leisure Holidays group, which acquired the line in 2005. In 2007, the company name was changed to Voyages of Discovery in all markets.
All Leisure Holidays also owns the cruise brands Swan Hellenic and Hebridean Island Cruises, and tour operator Discover Egypt.
Voyages to Antiquity
8 South Parade, Summertown
Oxford, OX2 7JL, UK
Reservations: 0845 437 9737
General Enquiries: 01865 302 550
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 240
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Reservations & General Enquiries:
1 877 398 1460 or 954 302 6340
Aegean Odyssey (2010*) 350 p; Malta registry
* Previously sailed under another name or other cruise line
About Voyages to Antiquity
Voyages to Antiquity is a new cruise line started by Gerry Herrod, who started and managed Orient Lines for fifteen years. The line launched in May 2010 and is operating cruises exploring classical civilizations in the Mediterranean on its refurbished ship, Aegean Odyssey.
2101 4th Avenue Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98121
Wind Spirit (1998) 148 p Bahamas registry
Wind Star (1986) 148 p Bahamas registry
Wind Surf (1998) 312 p Bahamas registry
Founded by New York-based Karl Andren as Windstar Sail Cruises, in 1984, the company was sold to Holland America Line in 1988. In 2007 the company was then sold to Ambassadors Cruise Group, owned by Ambassadors International.
192 Nickerson St., Ste. #200
Seattle, Washington 98109
Tel: 1-800-628-8747 or 206-285-4000
Chartered Ships in 2010:
Clipper Adventurer 122p; Bahamas registry
Clipper Odyssey 110 p; Bahamas registry
Isabella II 40 p; Ecuador registry
Island Sky 100 p; Mauritius registry
Kapitan Khlebnikov 112 p; Russia registry
Le Diamont 220 p; France registry
Le Levant 80 p; France registry
Le Ponant 56 p; France registry
Maldives Aggressor 20 p; Maldives registry
Oceanic Explorer 65 p; Australia registry
About Zegrahm Expeditions
Since October 1990, Zegrahm Expeditions has offered cruises to destinations around the world, chartering select expedition ships, yachts, icebreakers, and sailing vessels. Expeditions range from two to three weeks in length ensuring an in-depth look at the regions. A sister company, Eco Expeditions, provides land destinations to exotic spots on the seven continents.