|Ships Cruising: 5 Newest Afloat in France Ship: Alouette|
Originally started by two American women in 1987, Afloat in France is now part of Orient-Express and offers high-end, boutique-style barges cruising French rivers and canals. The fleet is comprised of five ships, all carrying a pilot, chef, guide and occasionally one additional sailor.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Alaska Marine Highway Ship: Kennicott|
A state-owned operation founded in 1963, the Alaska Marine Highway primarily serves as a passenger, vehicle and freight service for British Columbian and Inside Passage ports that lack road access to the outside world. Tourists and sightseers are welcome, but accommodations are basic as these are working vessels.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Alaskan Dream Cruises Ship: Alaskan Dream|
Alaskan Dream Cruises offers small-ship cruising on unique itineraries designed by true Alaskans.
The cruises go to less traveled places with extraordinary scenic qualities, historical significance and abundant wildlife.
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest American Cruise Lines Ship: Queen of the Mississippi|
American Cruise Lines is a U.S.-flagged (rare these days) company specializing in coastal cruises that builds all its ships in its own yard in Salisbury, Maryland. After being sold and going bankrupt in the 1980s, the line has since been revived by the original owner and operates a variety of itineraries along the East Coast.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Blount Small Ship Adventures Ship: Grande Mariner|
Blount Small Ship Adventures, previously the American Canadian Caribbean Line, offers basic and affordable cruises aboard three shallow-draft vessels. Specializing in coastal and inland voyages, Blount Small Ship Adventures enjoys loyal passengers who return time and again to try new itineraries.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Captain Cook Cruises - Fiji Ship: Reef Endeavour|
Founded in the 1970s, this family-owned cruise line operates cruises to the Fiji Islands.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Cie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime Ship: Aranui III|
Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime offers vessels serving double-duty as cargo and passenger ships. Accommodations are of a surprisingly high-quality and itineraries usually confined to the South Pacific, focusing on the Polynesian island chains of Marquesas and Tuomotus.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Club Med Cruises Ship: Club Med 2|
Best-known for its all-inclusive resorts, Club Med also caters to well-heeled cruisers with the Club Med 2, a sail-assisted motorship carrying 392 passengers. Delicious French cuisine is a highlight aboard Club Med Cruises and a variety of Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries are offered.
|Ships Cruising: 5 Newest Compagnie du Ponant Ship: Le Lyrial|
Compagnie du Ponant offers a fleet of smaller cruise ships carrying between 64 and 264 passengers. All feature high-end accommodations and their ideal size makes them an attractive option for full-ship charters.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Coral Princess Cruises Ship: Oceanic Discoverer|
Comprised of three modestly-sized vessels (two catamarans and one expedition ship), Coral Princess Cruises is an Australian-owned line offering cruises of the Great Barrier Reef and South Pacific. All three vessels have a casual atmosphere and reasonable prices.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Cruise & Maritime Voyages Ship: Marco Polo|
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is a brand new British line offering two ships, the Marco Polo and Ocean Countess, and itineraries to the British Isles and Northern Europe. Passengers can expect generally high-end accommodations and good service.
|Ships Cruising: 18 Newest European Waterways Ship: Shannon Princess II|
An upscale U.K.-based company founded in 1974, European Waterways boasts a fleet of 18 luxurious barges that sail itineraries throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Belgium and Italy. Although itineraries are themed around sightseeing, delicious food is always one of the highlights on a European Waterways cruise.
|Ships Cruising: 4 Newest French Country Waterways Ship: Adrienne|
French Country Waterways is actually an American-owned venture based in Massachusetts. The line has a fleet of five luxurious hotel barges that offer a variety of itineraries in Burgundy, Upper Loire and Alsace-Lorraine.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Gota Canal Steamship Co Ltd Ship: Diana|
The Gota Canal Steamship Company owns three tiny vessels carrying between 50 and 58 passengers. All offer scenic summer cruises of Sweden's Gota Canal , a 19th-century waterway connecting Stockholm and Gothenburg.
|Ships Cruising: 13 Newest Hurtigruten Ship: Fram|
A daily coastal passenger and cargo service linking three-dozen cities and towns on Norways rugged coast, Hurtigruten (fast route) has been operating for well over a century and only become a tourist attraction in the last few decades. Originally ships offered only the most basic accommodations but Hurtigruten has slowly larger and more modern cabi...
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Island Windjammers Ship: Diamant|
Started in 2009, Island Windjammers was founded by a group of former passengers of Windjammer Barefoot Cruises who were dedicated to bringing tall ship cruising back to the Caribbean.The line offers six night cruises aboard its two ships, the 12-passenger Diamant and the 24-passenger Sagitta.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest KR-Line Ship: Johanna|
KR-Line offers barge cruises on Belgium's rivers and canals, allowing you to discover both the natural and historical treasures the country has to offer.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Le Boat Inc Ship: Roi Soleil|
Part of the enormous TUI Travel, Le Boat specializes in chartering barges, renting self-drive boats, and selling individual hotel barge bookings on European river cruises. Their fleet is comprised of 62 yachts and two dozen barges.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Magna Carta Steamship Company Ship: Lord of the Glens|
The Magna Carta Steamship Company is a London-based firm offering cruises of the River Thames and Scottish coast aboard a luxuriously appointed vessel. Catering primarily to North Americans and a few Britons, the vessel offers the comfort and style of a Scottish hotel and is sometimes chartered by Lindblad Expeditions.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc Ship: Kawartha Voyageur|
A family-owned, Ontario-based venture, Ontario Waterway Cruises has a single vessel that carries 45 passengers and crew of 11. The line caters primarily to older middle-class Americans and Canadians who enjoy the ship's homey feel and family-style meals.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Orient Express Ltd Ship: Orcaella|
Orient Express operates the Road to Mandalay, an 82-passenger riverboat that carries well-heeled travelers in luxurious appointments and features excellent regional cuisine and Asian decor. A second ship, the Orcaella, will begin serivce in July 2013.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Real Journeys Ship: Fiordland Navigator|
Real Journeys is a New Zealand-based outfit operating three vessels, two of which troll the majestic Milford Sound and a third that explores further reaches of the South Island and its famous Fiordland National Park. Accommodations are basic but comfortable, and passengers range from well-heeled tourists to backpacking students.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest St Helena Line Ltd Ship: St Helena|
Serving one of the most remote places on earth, the St. Helena Line is a one ship fleet carrying mail, passengers and any cargo residents of St. Helena require. The ship offers basic accommodation for 128 passengers and carries a wide variety of cargo from frozen food to medical supplies and mail-order catalog purchases.
|Ships Cruising: 3 Newest Star Clippers Ship: Royal Clipper|
The brainchild of Swedish yachting enthusiast Mikael Krafft, Star Clippers operates a fleet of three sail-assisted motor ships catering to people who own their own yachts or those who are simply turned-off by the mainstream cruise experience. The line offers port-intensive itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Thailand and Tahiti.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest The Barge Company Ship: Anacoluthe|
The Barge Company, based in France and operating luxurious hotel-barges, caters primarily to well-heeled Americans looking for a relaxed, culturally-oriented vacation. Passengers will appreciate the excellent food and attention to detail.
|Ships Cruising: 2 Newest Travel Dynamics International Ship: Corinthian|
Travel Dynamics International is a New-York based, special-interest cruise line offering top-notch educational cruises to destinations around the world. Passenger capacity ranges from 34 to 114 depending on the ship, and itineraries can last from a week to a month.
|Ships Cruising: 8 Newest Un-Cruise Adventures Ship: Safari Explorer|
InnerSea Discoveries, parent company of American Safari Cruises, launched new wilderness adventure voyages under its Un-Cruise Adventures branding in 2013. The Un-Cruise concept offers several alternative styles to traditional cruising, allowing passengers to explore areas inaccessible to larger ships, stepping ashore in small communities, and gett...
|Ships Cruising: 6 Newest Variety Cruises Ship: Variety Voyager|
Founded in 2005 and based in Athens, Variety Cruises operates eight vessels ranging from small sailing ships to mega-yachts. Itineraries focus on the Greek Islands, Turkish coast, Red Sea and Persian Gulf.
|Ships Cruising: 1 Newest Voyages to Antiquity Ship: Aegean Odyssey|
Voyages to Antiquity is a small ship niche cruise line, introduced by Gerry Herrod, original founder of Orient Lines, and managed by former Orient Line executives. The new line features unique 14 day cruises exploring the history, archaeology, architecture, art history and cultural aspects of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, Adriati...