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February, 2011

Directory of Cruise Lines

 

 

A – C              D - G               H - L               M - P               Q - S               T - Z

 

Abercrombie & Kent (A&K)

1520 Kensington Road

Oak Brooke, Illinois 60523-2156

Tel: 1-800-323-7308

Fax: 1-630-954-3324

Websites: http://abercrombiekent.com or http://www.abercrombiekent.co.uk/cruises/

Ships:

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.

AIDA Cruises

Am Strande 3 d

18055 Rostock

Tel: +49 (0) 381/20 27 06 00

Fax: +49 (0) 381/20 27 06 01

E-Mail: info@aida.de

Website: www.aidacruises.de              

Ships:

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

Fax: 203-453-0417

www.americancruiselines.com  

Ships: 

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

Tel: 1-800-256-6649

Reservations: 877-999-9553

Website: www.azamaraclubcruises.com

Ships:

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

Fax: 1-401-247-2350

Website: http://www.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Ships:

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

Fax: 1-630-954-3324

Tel: 679 666-1622

Fax 679 666-4098

Reservations Email: reservations@blc.com.fj

Website: www.bluelagooncruises.com

Ships:

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.

 

Canodros S.A.

Urbanizacion Santa Leonor Mz. 5 Solar 10

Guayaquil - Ecuador

Tel:  (593-4) 228 5711

Fax: (593-4) 228 7651 or (593-4) 228 0943

Email: canodros@canodros.com

Websites: http://www.galapagosexplorer.com

Ship:

Galapagos Explorer II (1990/1998*) 111 p  Liberia registry

*Formerly sailed for another line

About Canodros

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

1-800-CARNIVAL

Fax: 1-305-599-8630

Website: www.carnival.com              

Ships:

Holiday Class

Holiday   (1985); 1,452 P (do); Bahamas registry

Triumph Class

Carnival Triumph (1999); 2,758 p (do); Bahamas registry

Carnival Victory  (2000); 2,758p (do); Panama registry

Fantasy Class                       

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

Splendor Class

Carnival Splendor (2008); 2,974 p (do); Panama registry

Conquest Class

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

Destiny Class

Carnival Destiny (1996); 2,642 p (do); Bahamas registry

Spirit Class

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.

Celebrity Cruises

1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, Florida 33132

Tel: 1-305-539-6000

Email: info@rccl.com

www.celebritycruises.com

Ships:

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

Email   cruzeiros@cic-cruises.com

Tel: +351 213 953 264

Tel:  800 20 60 80

Fax: +351 213 953 198

Website: http://uk.cic-cruises.com

Ships:

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

About CIC

Based in Portugal, Classic International Cruises offers diverse cruises on her refurbished ships in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Mideast.

Club Med Cruises

Website: http://www.clubmed.us/cm/resorts-
the-caribbean-france-club-med-2_p-115-l-US-v-CM2C-ac-vh.html

Ships:

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

Email: info@ponant.com

Website: www.ponant.com

Ships:

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)

Italy Headquarters:

Costa Crociere S.p.A

Via XII Ottobre 2

16121 Genoa, Italy

Tel: 39-10-5483-396

Fax: 39-10-5483-267

US Headquarters

200 South Park Road

Suite 200

Hollywood, Florida 33021

Tel: 1-954-266-5600

Fax: 1-954-266-2100

Website: www.costacruises.com

Ships: 

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

Paris, 75011

Tel: +33 (0) 173 77 59 20

Website: http://www.cdfcroisieresdefrance.com

Ships:

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.

CroisiMer (CroisiEurope)

12 rue de la Division Leclerc

 67000 Strasbourg - Alsace - FRANCE

Tel: 0825 333 777 *

Fax : 03.88.32.49.96

Email : info@croisieurope.com

Website: www.croisieurope.com

Ship:

MS Belle de l'Adriatique (2007)  200 p; French registry

About CroisiMer

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.

Cruceros Australis

4014 Chase Avenue

Suite 215

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Tel. 305-695-9618

Toll Free: 877-678-3772

Fax: 305-534-9276

Website: www.australis.com 

Chile Address:

Av. El Bosque Norte 0440

Piso 1

Santiago, Chile

Tel. (56-2)-442-3115

Fax. (56 2)-203-5173

Ships:

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

Fax: 1-630-954-3324

Tel: 1-310-785-9300

Reservations: 1-888-722-0021

Fax: 1-310-785-3891

www.crystalcruises.com       

Ships:

Crystal Symphony (1995); 962 p Bahamas registry

Crystal Serenity (2003); 1,100 p Bahamas registry

About Crystal

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.

Cunard Line

24303 Town Center Drive

Suite 200

Valencia, California 91355-0908

Tel: 1-800-728-6273

Website: www.cunard.com

UK Office:

Cunard Line Ltd

Mountbatten House

Grosvenor Square

Southampton S015 2BF, England

Tel: Reservations: +44 845 071 0300

Fax: +44 02380 657  353

Website: www.cunard.co.uk 

Australia office website: http://www.cunardline.com.au/

Ships:

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 Cruises

Delphin Kreuzfahrten GmbH

Deichstraße 9

20459 Hamburg

Tel: +49 40 378578-26

Fax: +49 40 3742739

Email: info@delphinkreuzfahrten.de

Website: http://www.delphinvoyager.de

Ship:

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)

1-407-566-3500

Fax:  +1 954 761 7768

Website: www.disneycruise.com

For travel agents: www.disneytravelagent.com  

Ships:

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

England

Tel: + 1473 292200

Websites: www.fredolsencruises.com

Ships:

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.

 

GAP Adventures

Toronto, Canada

Tel: 1 888 800 4100 (North America)

Tel: 1 416 260 0999 (Intl.)

Website: http://www.gapadventures.com/marine-expedition-cruises

Ship:

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

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Ballindamm 25

D-20095 Hamburg

Germany

Tel: 040-3001-4600

Fax: 040-3001-4601

Website: http://www.hlkf.de

Ships:

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

Skipton

North Yorkshire

BD23 2DE

Tel: 01756 704 794

Fax: 01756 704 794

US Toll Free Tel: 1-800-659-2648

Ships:

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

Tel: 1-877-724-5425

Fax: 1-206-301-5282

Website: www.hollandamerica.com   

Ships:

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.

Hurtigruten

Havnegata 2

Box 43,

8514 Narvik

Tel: +47 76 96 76 00

Reservations: +47 810 30 000

Fax: +47 76 96 76 01

Emails: firmapost@hurtigruten.com; book@hurtigruten.com

Website: www.hurtigruten.com |

US Office

5100 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 255

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Tel: 866.552.0371

Fax: 954.486.9340

Email: retailsales@hurtigruten.us

Website: www.hurtigruten.us

Ships:

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

About Hurtigruten

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.

Iberocruceros

Website: http://www.iberocruceros.com/default.aspx

Ships

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

About Iberocruceros

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.

 

InnerSea Discoveries

3826 18th Ave W

Seattle, Washington 98119

Tel: 1-877-901-1009 Tel:

Toll Free: (877) 901-1009

Website: www.innerseadiscoveries.com

Email: info@innerseadiscoveries.com

Ships

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

Tel: 1.877.772.4549

Fax: 1.877.766.6502

Email: info@islandwindjammers.com

Website: www.islandwindjammers.com

Ship

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.

Lindblad Expeditions

96 Morton Street

New York, New York 10014

Tel:1-800-EXPEDITION or 1-212-765-7740

Website: www.expeditions.com          

Ships:

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     

**Chartered

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.

Louis Cruises

150A Franklin Roosevelt & Omonias Ave

P.O. Box 5612

3045 Limassol, Cyprus

Tel. + 25570000

Fax. +25573320

Websitewww.louiscruises.com

Ships:

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.

Haifa, Israel

Website: http://www.mano.co.il/cruises/eng//ships.php

Ships:

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

Quito, Ecuador

Offices also in: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Galapagos Islands

Website: www.metropolitantouring.com

Ships

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.

 

 

MSC Cruises

Via A. Depretis, 31

80133 Naples - Italy

General Phone: +39-081-7942111

Italy Res.Tel: +39-081-7942400

Foreign Res.: +39-081-7942200

Email: cruiseinfo@cruit.mscgva.ch

Website: www.msccruises.com

US Office

MSC Cruises (USA) Inv.

6750 North Andrews Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Tel: 954-772-6262

Tel: 1-877-665-2600 (reservations)

Fax: 1-908-605-2600

Email: info@msccruisesusa.com

Websites: www.msccruisesusa.com or www.msccruises.com

Ships:

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

NCL Corporation

7665 Corporate Center Drive

Miami, Florida 33126

Tel: 1-305-436-4000

Website: www.ncl.com

NCL/UK Office

Norwegian Cruise Line

1 Derry Street

Kensington

London W8 577

Tel: 0845-658-8010 (Res.)

Website: www.uk.ncl.com

Ships:

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

About NCL

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)

Tokyo, Japan

Website: http://www.asukacruise.co.jp/

Ships:

Asuka II (1990*);  800 p (do); Japan registry

*Formerly sailed under another name and/or company

About NYK

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.

Oceania Cruises

8300 NW 33 Street, Suite 308

Miami FL 33122

Tel: 305-514-2300,

Toll free 800-531-5658

Email: customerinfo@oceaniacruises.com

Website: www.oceaniacruises.com 

Ships:

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.

Orion Expeditions

Level 2, 8 West Street

North Sydney N.S.W. 2060

Australia

Phone: +61 2 9033 8700       

Fax: +61 2 9033 8799

Email: info@orionexpeditions.com    

Reservations

Toll Free Australia: 1300 361 012

Toll Free New Zealand: 0800 44 44 62             

International: +61 2 9033 8777       

Website: www.orionexpeditions.com 

Ships:

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

Carnival House

100 Harbour Parade

Southampton

SO15 1ST, UK

Tel: 0845 678 00 14

Fax: 023 8065-7030

Websites: www.pocruises.com or www.pocruises/australia

Ships:

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 Address:

PO Box 2006

North Sydney NSW 2059

Tel: 13 24 94

Fax: (02) 8424 9161

Email: information@pocruises.com.au

New Zealand Office

PO Box: 155045

Wellesley St Auckland, NZ

Tel: 0800 78 0716

Fax: 0800 95 1201

Email: information@pocruises.com.au

Website: www.pocruises.com.au

Ships:

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,  

Suite 250

Guilford, CT 06437,

Tel: l 800.983.7462

Website: www.pearlseascruises.com

Ship:

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

Website: www.deilmannkreuzfahrten.de  

Ship:

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)

Website: www.pgcruises.com

Ship:

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.

Phoenix Reissen

Bonn, Germany

Website: http://www.phoenixreisen.com

Ships:

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.

Princess Cruises

24844 Avenue Rockefeller

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Reservations: 1-800-774-6237

Fax: 1-661-753-1535

Website: www.princesscruises.com

Ships:

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

About Princess

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.

Pullmantur Cruises

C/ Mahonia, Nº 2, Planta 5ª

Edificio Pórtico

Campo de Las Naciones

28043 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 91 418 8700

Reservations: +34 902 24 00 70

Email: pullmantur@pullmantur.es

Website:  www.pullmantur.es

Ships

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.

Quark Expeditions

93 Pilgrim Park,

Suite 1,

Waterbury, Vermont, 05676

Tel: +1 (203) 803 2888

Toll free: 1 888 892 0334

Fax: +1 (203) 857 0427

Email: enquiry@quarkexpeditions.com   

Website: www.quarkexpeditions.com

Ships:

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

Tel: 1-954-776-6123

Reservations: 1-877.505.5370,

Fax: 1-954-772-3763

Website: www.rssc.com

UK Office

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Beresford House

Town Quay

Southampton, SO14 2AQ

Tel: 02380 682 280

Email: cruise@rssc.co.uk

Website: http://www.rssc.co.uk

Ships:

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

Website: http://www.residensea.com

Ship:

The World (2002); 390 p (max 976) Bahamas registry

About ResidenSea

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

Tel: 1-305-379-2601

1-800-327-6700

Fax: 1-305-536-0140

Website: www.rccl.com

Ships:

Oasis Class

Allure of the Seas (2010); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry

Oasis of the Seas (2009); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry

Freedom Class

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

Voyager Class

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

Radiance Class

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

Vision Class

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

Sovereign Class

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

Fax: 040-3001-4601

Website: www.saga.co.uk

www.sagacruises.com

Ships:

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

Suite 400

Miami, Florida 33126

US Tel: 1-305-463-3000

Toll free: 1-800-929-9391

Fax: 1-305-463-3070

Europe contact:

UK Tel: 0845.070.0500

Europe Tel: 00800 180 84180

Australia Tel: 13 24 02

Website: www.seabourn.com  

Ships

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

US Office

32-40 North Dean Street

Englewood, New Jersey 07631

Tel: 1-201-227-9404

Toll free: 1-888-732-2568

Fax: 1-201-227-9424

Germany Office

Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH

Ballindamm 17

20095 Hamburg

Phone: + 040-309592-0

Fax: + 040-309592-22

Email: info@seacloud.com

Website: www.seacloud.com

Ships:

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

Penthouse 1B

Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

Tel: 1-305-631-6100

Toll free: 1 800 707-4911 Reservations

Fax: (305) 856-7599

Europe Office

Tel: 47 23 28 96 60

Website: www.seadreamyachtclub.com

Ships:

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.

Silversea Cruises

110 East Broward Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Tel: 1-954-522-2299

Toll free: 1-877-760-9052

Fax: 1-954-356-5881

UK Office

77/79 Great Eastern Street

London, UK EC2A 3HU

Tel: 0844-770-9030

Fax: 0844-770-9040

Website: www.silversea.com

Email: info@silverseacruises.com

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.

Star Clippers

760 NW 107th Avenue

Suite 100

Miami, Florida 33172

Tel: 1-305-442-0550

Reservations: 1-800-442-0551

Fax: 1-305-442-1611

Website: www.starclippers.com

E-mail: info@starclippers.com  

Europe Office:

Star Clippers,

Clipper Palace,

4, rue de la Turbie,

98000 Monaco

Tel: (377) 97-97-84-00

Fax: (377) 97-97-84-01

E-mail: info.monaco@starclippers.com         

Ships:

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

Website: http://www.gentinghongkong.com/

Ships:  

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

Lynnem House

1 Victoria Way

Burgess Hill

West Sussex

RH15 9NF

Booking Enquiries:      +44 (0) 844 871 4603 

Facsimile:        +44 (0) 844 412 1765   

Non Booking Enquiries:          +44 (0) 1444 462 150

Website: http://www.swanhellenic.com

Ship:

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 Cruises

Wigmore House

Wigmore Lane

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU2 9TN

England

Fax: 1-203-655-6623

Website: http://www.thomson.co.uk/cruise.html

Ships:

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

Tel: 1-212-774-1569

Reservations: 800-257-5767

Fax: 1-212-774-1545

Website:www.traveldynamicsinternational.com       

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

Anckelmannsplatz 1

20537 Hamburg, Germany

Website: www.tuicruises.com

Ships:

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

Variety Cruises House

214-216 Syngrou Avenue

17672 - Athens - Greece

Tel : + 30 210 6919191

Fax : + 30 210 699 8484

US Office

Variety Cruises USA

494 Eighth Avenue, 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

Tel: 1 800 319 7776

Website: www.varietycruises.com 

Email: info@varietycruises.com    or  infousa@varietycruises.com

Ships:

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

Kita-ku

Osaka 530 0001

Japan

Email: info@venuscruiseline.com

Website: www.venus-cruise.co. (Japanese language only)

Ship:

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

UK Office

Lynnem House

1 Victoria Way

Burgess Hill

West Sussex

RH15 9NF

Booking enquiries: +44(0) 844 822 0802

Fax: +44(0) 844 412 1764

Email: info@voyagesofdiscovery.com

reservations@voyagesofdiscovery.com

Website: http://www.voyagesofdiscovery.co.uk

US Office

1800 S.E 10th Avenue

Suite 205

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Tel: (866)-623-2689

       (954)-761-7878

Website: www.voyagesofdiscovery.co.uk

Ship:

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

Email: reservations@voyagestoantiquity.com

Reservations: 0845 437 9737

General Enquiries: 01865 302 550

US Office

1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 240

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

info@voyagestoantiquity.com

Reservations & General Enquiries:

1 877 398 1460 or  954 302 6340

Website: http://us.voyagestoantiquity.com/

Ship

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.

Windstar Cruises

2101 4th Avenue Suite 210

Seattle, WA 98121

Phone:  206-292-9606

Fax:  206-340-0975

E-Mail:  info@windstarcruises.com

Website: www.windstarcruises.com

Ships:

Wind Spirit  (1998) 148 p  Bahamas registry

Wind Star  (1986)    148 p  Bahamas registry

Wind Surf   (1998)   312 p  Bahamas registry

About Windstar

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.

 

Zegrahm Expeditions

192 Nickerson St., Ste. #200

Seattle, Washington 98109

Tel: 1-800-628-8747 or 206-285-4000

Fax: 206-285-5037

Website: http://www.zeco.com

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.

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The Cruise Lines Directory was revised August 2010