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AIDA Cruises Cruises & Ships
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AIDA Cruises
Ships Cruising: 11  Newest AIDA Cruises Ship: AIDAprima
This German cruise line offers quality accommodations on a variety of European itineraries. Ships generally sail out of German ports.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Cruises & Ships
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Ships Cruising: 2  Newest Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Ship: Grand Classica
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers high quality, low price Bahamas cruises from West Palm Beach, Florida to The Bahamas.
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises & Ships
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Carnival Cruise Line
Ships Cruising: 27  Newest Carnival Cruise Line Ship: Carnival Panorama
Carnival is famous for pioneering the Fun Ship concept and opening the cruise industry to middle-class passengers. Although the line began with a shaky start in 1972, it now boasts more than 25 ships carrying primarily North American passengers on Caribbean, Mexican and Alaskan itineraries (although Mediterranean offerings are growing in number).
CDF Croisieres de France Cruises & Ships
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CDF Croisieres de France
Ships Cruising: 2  Newest CDF Croisieres de France Ship: Zenith
CDF Croisieres de France, owned by Royal Caribbean, is a cruise line which caters to the French cruise market, with French as the only language used onboard their ship. The company offers an all-inclusive product.
Celestyal Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Celestyal Cruises
Ships Cruising: 3  Newest Celestyal Cruises Ship: Celestyal Nefeli
Celestyal Cruises is a new brand launched in late 2014. Their ships formerly operated under Louis Cruises.
Costa Cruise Lines Cruises & Ships
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Costa Cruise Lines
Ships Cruising: 15  Newest Costa Cruise Lines Ship: Costa Diadema
Europe's largest cruise line, Costa Cruises offers more than a dozen ships in a variety of sizes and themes. DTcor ranges from traditional and sleek on the older vessels while the newer megaships sport colorful and glitzy interiors designed by Carnival's Joe Farcus. The line is popular among middle-class Europeans and Italian newlyweds.
Disney Cruise Line Cruises & Ships
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Disney Cruise Line
Ships Cruising: 4  Newest Disney Cruise Line Ship: Disney Fantasy
Built specifically to cater to families, Disney's ships offer an incredible array of amenities and activities. The ships are largely divided between areas for children and adults, allowing kids to have all the fun they want under the watch of well-trained staff, while parents can relax in adult-only bars, lounges, restaurants and swimming pools.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruises & Ships
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Ships Cruising: 4  Newest Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ship: Braemar
Catering almost exclusively to the middle-class British market, this Norwegian family-owned line dates back to 1848 and has four ships that all feel like a floating piece of England. Itineraries are generally to Northern Europe or the Mediterranean with a few trans-Atlantic voyages to the Caribbean thrown into the mix.
Marella Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Marella Cruises
Ships Cruising: 6  Newest Marella Cruises Ship: Marella Discovery
Marella Cruises, recently operating as Thomson Cruises and part of the TUI group, sells travel packages catered to the mainstream British market. The ships have a casual atmosphere and a generally older crowd. Primary competitors are P&O and Fred. Olsen.
MSC Cruises Cruises & Ships
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MSC Cruises
Ships Cruising: 16  Newest MSC Cruises Ship: MSC Bellissima
Mediterranean Shipping Cruises (MSC) is a fast-growing, European-based outfit whose fleet currently boasts over a dozen ships. The ships and itineraries cater to the European mass-market, with the vessels bearing Italian interiors and itineraries split between the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises & Ships
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Norwegian Cruise Line
Ships Cruising: 17  Newest Norwegian Cruise Line Ship: Norwegian Encore
Originally debuting as the Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) got its new name (and several new ships) in the late 1990s and now competes with Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean. The line operates more ships from U.S. ports than any other, and is known for its Freestyle Cruising concept where guests are allowed to eat...
P&O Cruises Cruises & Ships
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P&O Cruises
Ships Cruising: 8  Newest P&O Cruises Ship: Britannia
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) was founded in 1837 as a mail and passenger carrier for the then sprawling British empire. The line caters primarily to mass-market Britons and a few North Americans (being an Anglophile helps), offering plenty of activities but not much enrichment. Fred. Olsen is their main competitor.
P&O Cruises (Australia) Cruises & Ships
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P&O Cruises (Australia)
Ships Cruising: 5  Newest P&O Cruises (Australia) Ship: Pacific Explorer
P&O Cruises Australia operates several second-hand ships, all designed to cater to British taste with reasonable prices and a homey atmosphere.
Peter Deilmann Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Peter Deilmann Cruises
Ships Cruising: 1  Newest Peter Deilmann Cruises Ship: Deutschland
A family-owned line based in Neustadt, Germany, Peter Deilmann Cruises operated nine river cruising vessels that have been taken out of service because of financial difficulties. The line still operates a single, 513-passenger deep-sea vessel that caters to the German market offering itineraries all over the world, but concentrating on Northern Eur...
Princess Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Princess Cruises
Ships Cruising: 18  Newest Princess Cruises Ship: Sky Princess
Part of Carnival Corp. since 2003, Princess Cruises operates nearly 20 vessels based around the world in North and South America, Europe, the western Pacific and Australia. Despite its strong international presence and past reputation as a premium line, the Princess now caters primarily to middle-market American cruisers looking for a dependable an...
Pullmantur Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Pullmantur Cruises
Ships Cruising: 2  Newest Pullmantur Cruises Ship: Monarch
Owned by Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur Cruises currently operates a fleet of cruise ships ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,800 passengers. Catering primarily to the Spanish market, the line offers a variety of one-week itineraries of the western Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Their main competitor is Ibero Cruises.
Royal Caribbean International Cruises & Ships
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Royal Caribbean International
Ships Cruising: 26  Newest Royal Caribbean International Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line boasts a fleet of the world's largest ships, with fourteen of them weighing 135,000 tons or more. Royal Caribbean ships are basically cities at sea, arguably offering the best variety of bells and whistles out of all the mainstream cruise lines. Main competitors are Carnival and NCL.
Saga Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Saga Cruises
Ships Cruising: 2  Newest Saga Cruises Ship: Saga Sapphire
Saga Cruises operates two vessels, the Saga Pearl II and the Saga Sapphire, which feature classic ocean-liner exteriors and cater exclusively to older travelers. Itineraries are usually longer than a week (as most passengers are retired), extending up to world cruises that can last 100 days or more. Passengers are mostly elderly Britons with a few ...
Star Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Star Cruises
Ships Cruising: 6  Newest Star Cruises Ship: SuperStar Virgo
Parent company to Norwegian Cruise Line, Star Cruises is a Malaysian-based company. They operate vessels that vary widely in size and cater primarily to Asian cruisers seeking mass-market prices and off-shore gambling.
TUI Cruises Cruises & Ships
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TUI Cruises
Ships Cruising: 3  Newest TUI Cruises Ship: Mein Schiff 3
TUI Cruises is a joint venture between German tour operator TUI AG and Royal Caribbean. Started in 2009, the line is currently offering sailings on two ships, the Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, with a third new build ship entering sevice in 2014.