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Specialty Cruise Lines Specialty cruise lines offer a wide variety of amenities, schedules, and itineraries and general focus on a specific destination or theme. Sail-assisted motor ships, coastal ships, catamarans and dual-purpose cargo/passenger ships all generally qualify as "specialty." Top Specialty cruise lines include Un-Cruise Adventures, Star Clippers, Compagnie du Ponant and Hurtigruten.
Afloat in France Cruises & Ships
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Afloat in France

Ships Cruising: 5
Newest Afloat in France Ship: Alouette
Originally started by two American women in 1987, Afloat in France is now part of Belmond 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.
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Alaska Marine Highway Cruises & Ships
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Alaska Marine Highway

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.
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Alaskan Dream Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Alaskan Dream Cruises

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.
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Belmond Cruises & Ships
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Belmond

Ships Cruising: 2
Newest Belmond Ship: Belmond Orcaella
Belmond, formerly known as Orient Express, operates two river ships in Asia. The Belmond Road to Mandalay carries well-heeled travelers in luxurious appointments and features excellent regional cuisine and Asian decor. A second ship, the Belmond Orcaella, began service in July 2013 and sails on the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers.
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Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruises & Ships
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Blount Small Ship Adventures

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 two 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.
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Captain Cook Cruises - Fiji Cruises & Ships
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Captain Cook Cruises - Fiji

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.
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Cie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime Cruises & Ships
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Cie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime

Ships Cruising: 1
Newest Cie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime Ship: Aranui III
Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime offers a vessel serving double-duty as a cargo and passenger ship. 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.
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Club Med Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Club Med Cruises

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.
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Compagnie du Ponant Cruises & Ships
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Compagnie du Ponant

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.
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Coral Princess Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Coral Princess Cruises

Ships Cruising: 3
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.
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises & Ships
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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Ships Cruising: 3
Newest Cruise & Maritime Voyages Ship: Astor
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is a newer British line offering cruise departures from ports in the U.K. Passengers can expect exceptional value holidays aboard their classic cruise ships.
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European Waterways Cruises & Ships
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European Waterways

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.
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French Country Waterways Cruises & Ships
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French Country Waterways

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 four luxurious hotel barges that offer a variety of itineraries in Burgundy, Upper Loire and Alsace-Lorraine.
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Gota Canal Steamship Co Ltd Cruises & Ships
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Gota Canal Steamship Co Ltd

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.
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Hurtigruten Cruises & Ships
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Hurtigruten

Ships Cruising: 12
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 became 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...
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Island Windjammers Cruises & Ships
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Island Windjammers

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.
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KR-Line Cruises & Ships
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KR-Line

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.
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Magna Carta Steamship Company Cruises & Ships
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Magna Carta Steamship Company

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.
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Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc Cruises & Ships
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Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc

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.
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Real Journeys Cruises & Ships
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Real Journeys

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.
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St Helena Line Ltd Cruises & Ships
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St Helena Line Ltd

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 up to 156 passengers and carries a wide variety of cargo from frozen food to medical supplies and mail-order catalog purchases.
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Star Clippers Cruises & Ships
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Star Clippers

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.
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Travel Dynamics International Cruises & Ships
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Travel Dynamics International

Ships Cruising: 1
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.
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Un-Cruise Adventures Cruises & Ships
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Un-Cruise Adventures

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...
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Variety Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Variety Cruises

Ships Cruising: 7
Newest Variety Cruises Ship: Variety Voyager
Founded in 2005 and based in Athens, Variety Cruises operates vessels ranging from small sailing ships to mega-yachts. Itineraries focus on the Greek Islands, Turkish coast, Red Sea and Persian Gulf.
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Viking Ocean Cruises Cruises & Ships
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Viking Ocean Cruises

Ships Cruising: 1
Newest Viking Ocean Cruises Ship: Viking Star
Viking will introduce a new era of ocean cruising in April 2015 with the launching of the 930 passenger Viking Star. The ocean cruises will be centered around where you go, with hand-picked itineraries that allow you to immerse yourself in the history, music, art, and cuisine of each destination.
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Voyages to Antiquity Cruises & Ships
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Voyages to Antiquity

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 line features unique cruises exploring the history, archaeology, architecture, art history and cultural aspects of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean a...
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