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Major Cruise Lines around the World

Cruising has evolved over the years. It used to be a cheap way for seniors to relax and get away. Nowadays, there are budget cruises, party cruises, luxury cruises, family cruises and destination cruises. If you are going to an exotic destination, such as the Caribbean or Antarctica, cruising may be the most affordable way to travel.

Cruising requires the least amount of planning, a cruise ship is basically a traveling hotel. The cost of food and accommodation are already included. With the exception of top-end cruiseliners, such as Silversea, alcholic drinks are usually not included in the price. The other hidden costs are tips, wifi charges and excursions fees.

Company Name: Ama Waterways
Destination: Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa
Phone: 1-800-626-0126

Company Name: American Cruise Lines
Destination: Alaska & Pacific Northwest, Mississippi River, Northeast US, Southeast US
Note: American Cruise Lines has a small fleet of small ships and paddle wheel river boats to America's most iconic destinations.
Phone: 1-800-460-4518

Company Name: American Queen Voyages
Destination: America's rivers, Great Lakes, Atlantic and Pacific coasts to the Yucatan Peninsula and Alaska
Phone: 1-833-902-1401

Company Name: Avalon Waterways
Destination: Europe, Asia, South America
Note: River cruise company owned by Globus
Phone: 1-866-760-5965

Company Name: Azamara Cruises
Destination: Asia & the Pacific, Mediterranean & Black Sea, Northern & Western Europe, South America, Transatlantic, West Indies
Phone: 1-877-999-9553

Company Name: Carnival Cruises
Destination: Alaska, Australia, Bahamas, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Islands
Note: One of the most affordable cruiselines.
Phone: 1-800-764-7419

Company Name: Celebrity Cruises
Destination: Alaska, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos, Hawaii, Pacfic Coastal, Panama Canal, South America, Transatlantic, Transpacific
Phone: 1-800-647-2251

Company Name: Costa Cruises
Destination: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Red Sea, Eastern Mediterranean, Far East, Great Eastern Cruises, Indian Ocean/Mauritius, Norwegian Fjords, Northern Capitals, Pacific Ocean, Dubai/United Arab Emirates, South America, Transatlantic, Western Mediterranean
Phone: 1-800-462-6782

Company Name: Crystal Cruises
Destination: Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Canada & New England, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America, Northern Europe, Meditarranean, Hawaii & the South Pacific, Trans-Ocean
Phone: 1-800-337-9568

Company Name: Cunard Cruise Line
Destination: Caribbean, Madeira & The Azores, Mediterranean, Mexico and Panama Canal, Northern Europe & UK, Scandinavia, The Baltic & Iceland, Canaries, Southampton, Transatlantic, USA & Canada
Phone: 1-800-728-6273

Company Name: Disney Cruise Line
Destination: Alaska, Bahamas, California Coast, Caribbean, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Transatlantic
Note: Disney Cruise Line is the only cruise line that caters to families with young children.
Phone: 1-800-951-3532

Company Name: Dream Cruises
Destination: Asia Pacific
Phone: +852-2317-7711

Company Name: Emerald Cruises
Destination: Europe, Southeast Asia
Note: Offers river cruising Star-Ships and ocean-going luxury yachts
Phone: 1-844-840-1153

Company Name: Explora Journeys
Destination: Mediterranean & Western Europe, US & Canada pacific Coast & Hawaii, Caribbean & Central America, Red Sea & Arabian Peninsula, Transoceanic
Note: Luxury cruise owned by MSC Group
Phone: 1-833-925-1567

Company Name: Holland America
Destination: Alaska, Asia & Pacific, Australia & South Pacific, Caribbean, Canada & New England, Pacific Northwest & Pacfic Coast, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America
Note: Holland America is known for their consistent quality of service.
Phone: 1-877-932-4259

Company Name: Hurtigruten Cruises
Destination: Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland, Antarctica, Europe, Trans Atlantic
Phone: 1-866-552-0371

Company Name: Louis Cruises
Destination: Greece, Turkey, Cypress
Note: Louis Cruises is a Cyprus-based cruiseline consisting mainly of older second- or third-hand ships.
Phone: +30 210 4583400

Company Name: Marella Cruises
Destination: Europe, Africa, North America, Central America Caribbean, Asia
Phone: 0203 636 1862

Company Name: MSC Cruises
Destination: Canary Islands, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South Africa, South America, South Carribean, UAE, Transatlantic
Phone: 1-954-772-6262

Company Name: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
Destination: Alaska, Bahamas & Florida, Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada & New England, Europe, Pacific Coastal, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal
Phone: 1-866-234-7350

Company Name: Oceania Cruises
Destination: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, South Pacific, Transatlantic
Phone: 1-855-623-2642

Company Name: P&O Cruises
Destination: Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Note: P&O specializes in South Pacific destinations.
Phone: 1300 159 454

Company Name: Paul Gauguin Cruise Line
Destination: Tahiti, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America, Panama Canal, Europe
Phone: 1-855-338-4546

Company Name: Pearl Seas Cruises
Destination: Canadian Maritimes & St Larence, Great Lakes & Georgian Bay
Phone: 1-800-981-9146

Company Name: Ponant
Destination: Alaska, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Northern Europe Pacific and Oceania, Russia, The Arctic, The Adriatic, The Mediterranean
Phone: 1-866-623-2689

Company Name: Princess Cruises
Destination: Africa/India, Alaska, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Panama Canal, South America
Phone: 1-800-774-6237

Company Name: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Destination: Alaska, Caribbean & Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Europe and Mediterranean, Scandinavia & Russia, Asia, Tahiti & South Pacific, Africa and India, Antarctica
Note: Regent Seven Seas is known for being an all-inclusive cruise. Everything, including alcoholic beverages, are included.
Phone: 1-844-473-4368

Company Name: Resort World Cruises
Destination: Asia
Phone: +65 800 8528188

Company Name: Royal Caribbean International (RCI)
Destination: Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada & New England, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Transatlantic, Dubai
Note: Because of their prices, RCI Carribean cruises are popular with college students and the party goers.
Phone: 1-800-762-0585

Company Name: Saga Cruises
Destination: Africa, Baltic & Scandinavia, British Isles & Ireland, Canary Islands, Caribbean & Central America, Greenland, Iceland & the Arctic, Mediterranean, North America
Note: Saga Cruises is a British based cruiseline specializing in cruisers aged 50 and older.
Phone: 0800 096 0074

Company Name: Scenic
Destination: Antarctica, Arctic, Australia, Baltics & the Fjords, Caribbean, Central America, EastAntarctica & theRossSea, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Mediterranean, North America, Northwest Passage, Polynesia & The Pacific Islands, Scotland, South America
Phone: 1-844-839-7841

Company Name: SeaDream Yacht Club
Destination: Mediterranean, Transatlantic, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Asia-Pacific & Northern Australia
Note: Luxury cruiseline with a maximum limit of 56 couples.
Phone: 1-800-707-4911

Company Name: Silversea Cruises
Destination: Africa, Arabia & Indian Ocean, Alaska & Pacific Coast, Asia, Far East, New Zealand & Australia, Canada & New England, Carribbean, Panama Canal & Bermuda, Mediterranean, Northern Europe & Baltic, South America, Transoceanic
Note: Silversea is the most luxurious cruiseline of the world. They are one of the few cruiselines with prices including alocholic drinks; and you have the option choose to upgrade to the premium drinks package. You will not be going on this cruise if you are price conscious.
Phone: 1-954-687-9067

Company Name: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Destination: Caribbean, Mediterranean, North Europe ^ Baltic, Transatlantic
Note: Luxury cruise offered by Ritz-Carlton
Phone: 1-833-999-7292

Company Name: The Yachts of Seabourn
Destination: Arabia, Africa & India, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America & Antarctica, Transatlantic
Note: Seabourn is a luxury cruiseline.
Phone: 1-866-755-5619

Company Name: Uniworld
Destination: Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, United Kingdom
Phone: 1-800-733-7820

Company Name: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Danube, Rhine, France, Douro (Portugal), Elbe (Germany), Asia, Egypt, Mississippi, Antarctica
Phone: 1-800-207-7286

Company Name: Windstar Cruise Line
Destination: Italy, Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Northern Europe, Transatlantic
Phone: 1-800-258-7245