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List of cruise lines

A cruise line is a company that operates cruise ships and markets cruises to the public. Cruise lines are distinct from passenger lines which are primarily concerned with transportation of their passengers. Cruise lines have a dual character; they are partly in the transportation business, and partly in the leisure entertainment business, a duality that carries down into the ships themselves, which have both a crew headed by the ship’s captain, and a hospitality staff headed by the equivalent of a hotel manager.

Because of mergers and consolidations, a cruise line may also be a brand of a larger holding corporation. For example, as noted below, Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line are cruise lines within the larger parent corporation Carnival Corporation & plc. This industry practice of using the brand, not the larger parent corporation, as the cruise line is also followed in the member cruise lines in Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA); the listing of cruise ship sales, transfers, and new orders; cruise line market share; and the member-based reviews of cruise lines.

Cruise ships can cruise in oceans or rivers.

AIDA Cruises

Birka Line

Compagnie du Ponant

Cunard Line

FTI Cruises


Mano Maritime

Oceania Cruises

Pearl Seas Cruises

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Silversea Cruises

TUI Cruises

Voyages to Antiquity

American Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Line

Costa Cruises

Disney Cruise Line

Hansa Touristk

Majestic International Cruises

MSC Cruises

P&O Cruises

Phoenix Reisen

Pullmantur Cruises

Saga Cruises

Star Cruises

UnCruise Adventures

Azamara Club Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Dream Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

St Hilda Sea Adventures

North Pacific Expeditions

P&O Cruises Australia

Plantours Kreuzfahrten

Quark Expeditions

Seabourn Cruise Line

Thomson Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Celestyal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Holland America Line

The Majestic Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Poseidon Expeditions

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

SeaDream Yacht Club

Transocean Tours

Windstar Cruises