Cruise Ship Passenger Capacity

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By ,   November 26, 2015 ,   Ships and Lines

View cruise ship ratings and learn what is average/normal and max cruise ship passenger capacity. Cruise ships capacity (passengers and crew/hotel staff) and space ratios of the world's most famous ships are sorted alphabetically by the names of their owners (companies, lines and operators) according to the official cruise ship data.

The survey is integrated with top 10 cruise ships - the "top best" cruise ships in the world with ratings based on Overall Value, itineraries, shore excursions/tours, service, cabins and food.

Most online travel media publish cruise vessel ratings based on onboard amenities (dining / entertainment), itineraries / destinations, special / unique facilities and experiences. Some ratings are based on site visitotrs feedbacks and conducted polls. However, while the latter ratings could by easily manipulated, the "expert review" based ratings could be only suggestive as top-rated will be always the largest and the newest cruise ships.

Cruise Ship Passenger Capacity - CruiseMapper

Cruise Ship Capacity

The "full" cruise ship passenger capacity is based on double occupancy (2 guests per cabin). The cabin's capacity varies according to stateroom's type, category, and also by line and ship. A standard passenger ship cabin usually accommodates 2 or 3 guests, but there are some "smaller" and "bigger" exceptions.

Our survey also includes smaller ships (under 500 passengers), and some ships are intentionally omitted from the big table to be included in the small one (about passenger capacity of top luxury cruise ships, with emphasis made on their highest guests-to-crew ratio. If searching for a particular vessel, use the Ctrl+F key combination and type the name in the search box. Good to know things:

  • ships will sail at varying capacities depending on itinerary and season.
  • the average cruise ship passenger capacity is around 3,000 guests for ocean liners and around 150 guests for bigger river cruise ships.
  • the largest cruise ship passenger capacity is 5,412 (at double occupancy) and 6,318 max capacity if all berths are occupied. And, of course, these big numbers are part of the specifications of the first in the list of the biggest cruise ships in the world - the Oasis ship of Royal Caribbean International.
  • Single cruise cabins (called also "studios", or "solo cabins"), though rarely available, offer some of the cheapest rates for solo travelers by avoiding the double occupancy policy of all the major cruise ship companies, with the range of single supplement rates being between 50 and 100% (depending on line and ship).
  • Family suite cruise accommodations generally have the biggest passenger capacity (up to 6 guests) and are some of the most expensive cabin categories (again, not available on all ships). Cheap suites are available on most Carnival, Royal Caribbean, MSC and Costa ships.

Max (largest) passenger capacity of a cruise ship would signify this ideal financial situation, when all the berths, plus all upper and lower bunks, "Pullman" beds and single and double sofa beds (available in types and numbers according to the ship's cabin grades) are all occupied by the most numerous crowd the ship can ever gather on board. However, on most of the sailings, even the full-ship capacity (at double occupancy level) is not reached. Which automatically opens the "big ships doors" for great deals, like kids sail for free, buy one get one free, free cabin upgrades, bonus amenities, and also huge price discounts on luxury cruise deals. For more info you can read our survey on unsold cruise cabins/cheap cruise upgrades.

Cruise passengers-to-space ratio

The ship's "space ratio" (by definition) is the enclosed space (measured in ft3/cubic feet) per passenger. A ship of 45,000 GT (gross tonnage) with capacity 1,000 passengers will have a space ratio 45 (or 45ft3=45000/1000). So if your ship has generally smaller cabins but very large public spaces, she will have a higher space ratio, and the higher the space ratio number, the more guests will enjoy a sense of spaciousness on board.

Average/max cruise passenger capacity

AIDA Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
AIDAaura 1266 - 1300 418 33
AIDAbella 2050 - 2500 587 34
AIDAblu 2192 - 2500 607 33
AIDAcara 1180 - 1339 360 33
AIDAdiva 2050 - 2500 587 34
AIDAluna 2050 - 2500 587 34
AIDAmar 2194 - 2686 609 33
AIDAnova 5200 - 6600 1500 28
AIDAperla 3286 - 3400 900 38
AIDAprima 3286 - 3400 900 38
AIDAsol 2194 - 2686 609 33
AIDAstella 2194 - 2700 609 33
AIDAvita 1266 - 1582 384 33

Azamara Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Azamara Journey 710 - 781 408 39
Azamara Pursuit 680 - 748 400 40
Azamara Quest 710 - 781 408 39

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Grand Celebration 1502 - 1896 670 32
Grand Classica 1308 - 1570 650 34

Carnival Cruise Line ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Carnival Breeze 3690 - 4428 1386 29
Carnival Conquest 2984 - 3581 1150 31
Carnival Dream 3626 - 4533 1369 29
Carnival Ecstasy 2056 - 2467 920 29
Carnival Elation 2128 - 2554 980 28
Carnival Fantasy 2056 - 2467 980 29
Carnival Fascination 2052 - 2462 980 29
Carnival Freedom 2984 - 3581 1150 31
Carnival Glory 2984 - 3581 1150 31
Carnival Horizon 3930 - 4716 1450 28
Carnival Imagination 2052 - 2462 980 29
Carnival Inspiration 2052 - 2462 980 29
Carnival Legend 2124 - 2549 961 34
Carnival Liberty 2978 - 3574 1150 31
Carnival Magic 3690 - 4428 1386 29
Carnival Miracle 2124 - 2549 961 34
Carnival Panorama 3930 - 4716 1450 28 
Carnival Paradise 2204 - 2668 980 28
Carnival Pride 2124 - 2549 961 34
Carnival Sensation 2056 - 2467 980 29
Carnival Spirit 2124 - 2549 961 34
Carnival Splendor 3016 - 3619 1150 31
Carnival Sunshine 3012 - 3765 1150 27
Carnival Triumph 2758 - 3310 1040 31
Carnival Valor 2984 - 3581 1150 31
Carnival Victory 2774 - 3329 1040 30
Carnival Vista 3930 - 4716 1450 28

Celebrity Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Celebrity Beyond 2918 - 3373 1320 38
Celebrity Constellation 2130 - 2556 997 35
Celebrity Eclipse 2850 - 3420 1000 36
Celebrity Edge 2918 - 3521 1320 37
Celebrity Equinox 2850 - 3420 1000 36
Celebrity Infinity 2170 - 2604 997 35
Celebrity Millennium 2158 - 2590 997 35
Celebrity Reflection 3046 - 3655 1000 34
Celebrity Silhouette 2886 - 3463 1000 35
Celebrity Solstice 2850 - 3420 1000 36
Celebrity Summit 2158 - 2590 997 35
Celebrity Xpedition 98 - 118 48 24

Celestyal Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Celestyal Crystal 1200 - 1452 406 27
Celestyal Majesty 1462 - 1970 600 28
Celestyal Nefeli 800 - 1074 340 21
Celestyal Olympia 1611 - 1664 540 26
Louis Aura 828 - 895 400 17

Ponant Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
L'Austral 224 - 264 136 54
Le Boreal 224 - 264 139 54
Le Bougainville 92 - 184 110 54
Le Champlain 92 - 184 110 54
Le Dumont d'Urville 92 - 184 110 54
Le Laperouse 92 - 184 110 54
Le Lyrial 224 - 264 139 54
Le Ponant 64 - 67 32 23
Le Soleal 224 - 264 139 54

Costa Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Costa Atlantica 2210 - 2652 902 32
Costa Concordia (sank in 2012) 3000 - 3600 1100 31
Costa Deliziosa 2260 - 2712 1050 34
Costa Diadema 3772 - 4526 1253 29
Costa Fascinosa 3014 - 3617 1100 32
Costa Favolosa 3014 - 3617 1100 32
Costa Fortuna 2698 - 3250 1068 31
Costa Luminosa 2260 - 2712 1050 34
Costa Magica 2698 - 3250 1068 32
Costa Mediterranea 2114 - 2537 920 34
Costa neoRiviera 1248 - 1498 670 32
Costa neoRomantica 1578 - 1894 650 30
Costa Pacifica 3014 - 3617 1100 32
Costa Serena 3014 - 3617 1068 32
Costa Smeralda 5200 - 6518 1682 28
Costa Venezia 4200 - 5260 tba 26
Costa Victoria 1928 - 2314 820 32

Cruise and Maritime Voyages ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Astor 600 - 650 300 32
Astoria 550 - 600 200 30
Columbus 1546 - 1855 700 34
Magellan 1250 - 1452 660 37
Marco Polo 800 - 850 356 28

Crystal Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Crystal Endeavor 100 - 200 200 125
Crystal Esprit 62 - 71 91 47
Crystal Serenity 1090 - 1254 635 54
Crystal Symphony 904 - 1040 530 49

Cunard ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Queen Elizabeth 2077 - 2503 900 36
Queen Mary 2 2726 - 3271 1253 45
Queen Victoria 2074 - 2489 900 36

Disney Cruise Line ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Disney Dream 2500 - 3500 1458 37
Disney Fantasy 2500 - 3500 1458 37
Disney Magic 1754 - 2456 947 34
Disney Wonder 1754 - 2456 947 34

(Genting) Dream Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Genting Dream 3376 - 3400 2000 45
World Dream 3376 - 3400 2000 45

Fred Olsen ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Balmoral 1350 - 1420 510 29
Black Watch 804 - 846 330 33
Boudicca 880 - 924 329 32
Braemar 929 - 970 370 25

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Hanseatic 175 125 43
Hanseatic Inspiration 199 - 230 170 68
Hanseatic Nature 199 - 230 170 68
ms Bremen 155 100 37
ms Europa 408 285 64
ms Europa 2 251 - 516 370 77

Holland America ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
ms Amsterdam 1380 - 1656 647 38
ms Eurodam 2104 - 2525 929 34
ms Koningsdam 2650 - 3194 1025 31
ms Maasdam 1258 - 1510 588 37
ms Nieuw Amsterdam 2106 - 2527 929 34
ms Nieuw Statendam 2650 - 3194 1025 31
ms Noordam 1972 - 2366 820 35
ms Oosterdam 2024 - 2429 817 34
ms Prinsendam 838 - 1006 470 38
ms Rotterdam 1404 - 1685 620 37
ms Veendam 1350 - 1620 588 35
ms Volendam 1432 - 1718 647 36
ms Westerdam 1968 - 2362 817 35
ms Zaandam 1432 - 1718 647 36
ms Zuiderdam 1970 - 2364 817 35

Hurtigruten ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
MS Finnmarken 1000 150 24
MS Fram 318 75 44
MS Fridtjof Nansen 600 tba tba
MS Kong Harald 622 70 23
MS Lofoten 340 40 18
MS Midnatsol 1000 75 24
MS Nordkapp 622 76 33
MS Nordlys 622 70 23
MS Nordnorge 623 70 33
MS Nordstjernen 300 40 20
MS Polarlys 619 70 25
MS Richard With 623 70 23
MS Roald Amundsen 600 tba tba
MS Spitsbergen 320 80 35
MS Trollfjord 822 75 23
MS Vesteralen 510 50 20

National Geographic - Lindblad ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
National Geographic Endeavour 96 - 112 64 24
National Geographic Endeavour II 96 - 96 64 22
National Geographic Explorer 148 - 162 70 41
National Geographic Islander 48 - 50 27 25
National Geographic Orion 102 - 106 75 38
National Geographic Quest 50 - 100 35 29
National Geographic Sea Bird 62 - 70 24 9
National Geographic Sea Lion 62 - 70 24 9
National Geographic Venture 50 - 100 35 29

Thomson / Marella Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Marella Celebration 1262 - 1350 520 27
Marella Discovery 1830 - 2074 760 36
Marella Discovery 2 1832 - 2198 735 31
Marella Dream 1533 - 1773 600 36
Marella Explorer 1924 - 2681 900 40
Thomson Spirit 1254 - 1350 520 25

MSC Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
MSC Armonia 1950 - 2340 721 28
MSC Bellissima 4488 - 5386 1400 31
MSC Divina 3502 - 4202 1388 33
MSC Fantasia 3274 - 3929 1637 35
MSC Grandiosa 6334  tba 28
MSC Lirica 1976 - 2371 721 28
MSC Magnifica 2506 - 3007 1038 32
MSC Meraviglia 4488 - 5386 1400 31
MSC Musica 2550 - 3060 1014 30
MSC Opera 2142 - 2570 728 26
MSC Orchestra 2550 - 3060 1054 30
MSC Poesia 2550 - 3060 1039 30
MSC Preziosa 3502 - 4378 1388 32
MSC Seaside 4134 - 4961 1413 31
MSC Seaview 4134 - 4961 1413 31
MSC Sinfonia 1950 - 2340 721 28
MSC Splendida 3274 - 3929 1370 35

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Norwegian Bliss 4004 - 4903 1731 34
Norwegian Breakaway 3957 - 4819 1595 30
Norwegian Dawn 2340 - 2808 1010 33
Norwegian Epic 4228 - 5074 1404 31
Norwegian Encore 4266 - 5218 1731 32
Norwegian Escape 4266 - 5218 1731 32
Norwegian Gem 2394 - 2873 1010 33
Norwegian Getaway 3957 - 4819 1640 30
Norwegian Jade 2402 - 2882 1100 32
Norwegian Jewel 2388 - 2866 1100 33
Norwegian Joy 3850 - 4620 1731 36
Norwegian Pearl 2394 - 2873 1154 33
Norwegian Sky 2004 - 2405 847 32
Norwegian Spirit 2012 - 2414 1125 31
Norwegian Star 2344 - 2813 1084 33
Norwegian Sun 1936 - 2323 847 34
Pride of America 2192 - 2630 800 31

Oceania Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Oceania Insignia 698 - 803 372 38
Oceania Marina 1258 - 1447 800 46
Oceania Nautica 698 - 803 372 38
Oceania Regatta 698 - 803 372 38
Oceania Riviera 1258 - 1447 800 46
Oceania Sirena 698 - 803 375 38

P&O Cruises (UK and Australia) ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Arcadia 1904 - 1904 880 44
Aurora 1882 - 2258 850 34
Azura 3096 - 3737 1226 31
Britannia 3645 - 4406 1350 33
Oceana 2016 - 2419 870 32
Oriana 1882 - 1882 800 37
Ventura 3106 - 3727 1226 31
Pacific Aria 1260 - 1512 558 37
Pacific Dawn 1596 - 1915 660 37
Pacific Eden 1260 - 1512 588 37
Pacific Explorer 1996 - 2395 924 32
Pacific Jewel 1674 - 2009 621 35

Phoenix Reisen ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Albatros 812 - 830 340 35
Amadea 508 - 624 280 46
Artania 1188 - 1260 537 37
MS Deutschland 520 - 636 280 37

Princess Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Caribbean Princess 3138 - 3766 1200 30
Coral Princess 2000 - 2400 895 38
Crown Princess 3062 - 3674 1200 31
Diamond Princess 2706 - 3247 1100 36
Emerald Princess 3066 - 3679 1200 31
Golden Princess 2632 - 3158 1100 34
Grand Princess 2602 - 3122 1150 34
Island Princess 2214 - 2657 900 35
Majestic Princess 3560 - 4272 1350 33
Pacific Princess 670 - 804 373 38
Regal Princess 3560 - 4272 1350 33
Royal Princess 3560 - 4272 1350 33
Ruby Princess 3060 - 3672 1200 31
Sapphire Princess 2678 - 3214 1100 36
Sea Princess 2014 - 2417 910 32
Sky Princess 3668 - 4402 1350 32
Star Princess 2596 - 3115 1100 35
Sun Princess 2016 - 2419 924 32

Pullmantur ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Pullmantur Horizon 1506 - 1828 620 34
Pullmantur Monarch 2733 - 2752 822 31
Pullmantur Sovereign 2733 - 2852 820 31
Pullmantur Zenith 1440 - 1828 620 34

Quark Expeditions ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Island Sky 108 - 118 70 36
MV Sea Spirit 60 - 120 72 35
Ocean Adventurer 118 - 132 87 47
Ocean Atlantic 132 - 198 140 65
Ocean Diamond 113 - 251 106 37
Ocean Endeavour 300 - 450 124 64
Ocean Nova 68 - 78 38 22
World Explorer 86 - 176 125 53

RSSC Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Seven Seas Explorer 754 - 829 542 68
Seven Seas Mariner 708 - 779 440 60
Seven Seas Navigator 506 - 557 315 51
Seven Seas Splendor 754 - 829 542 68
Seven Seas Voyager 706 - 777 447 63

Royal Caribbean ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Adventure Of The Seas 3382 - 4058 1180 34
Allure Of The Seas 5490 - 6314 2150 36
Anthem of the Seas 4168 - 4825 1300 35
Brilliance Of The Seas 2150 - 2580 858 35
Empress Of The Seas 1592 - 1910 671 25
Enchantment Of The Seas 2288 - 2746 770 30
Explorer Of The Seas 3282 - 3938 1180 35
Freedom Of The Seas 3784 - 4541 1360 34
Grandeur Of The Seas 1994 - 2393 770 31
Harmony Of The Seas 5475 - 6314 2394 36
Independence Of The Seas 3630 - 4356 1360 35
Jewel Of The Seas 2144 - 2573 859 35
Liberty Of The Seas 3630 - 4356 1360 35
Majesty Of The Seas 2386 - 2863 822 26
Mariner Of The Seas 3334 - 4001 1213 35
Navigator Of The Seas 3272 - 3926 1213 36
Oasis Of The Seas 5484 - 6307 2150 36
Ovation Of The Seas 4162 - 4819 1300 35
Passion Of The Seas Quantum-Plus tba tba
Pulse Of The Seas Quantum-Plus tba tba
Quantum Of The Seas 4162 - 4819 1300 35
Radiance Of The Seas 2122 - 2546 858 35
Rhapsody Of The Seas 2026 - 2431 765 32
Serenade Of The Seas 2150 - 2580 859 35
Spectrum Of The Seas 4162 - 4819 1300 35
Vision Of The Seas 2036 - 2443 765 32
Voyager Of The Seas 3282 - 3938 1180 35

Saga Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Saga Pearl II 446 - 512 252 36
Saga Sapphire 706 - 748 415 45
Spirit of Adventure 999 530 56
Spirit Of Discovery 999 530 56

Seabourn Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Seabourn Encore 532 - 638 330 63
Seabourn Odyssey 450 - 540 330 60
Seabourn Ovation 532 - 638 330 63
Seabourn Quest 450 - 540 330 60
Seabourn Sojourn 450 - 540 330 60

SeaDream yachts capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
SeaDream I 94 - 112 100 39
SeaDream II 94 - 112 100 39

Scenic Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Scenic Eclipse 114 - 228 172 72
Scenic Eclipse II 114 - 228 172 72

Silversea Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Silver Cloud 252 - 302 217 56
Silver Discoverer 128 - 154 70 34
Silver Explorer 144 - 173 111 35
Silver Galapagos 100 - 120 75 34
Silver Moon 576 - 691 408 59
Silver Muse 576 - 691 408 59
Silver Shadow 388 - 466 295 61
Silver Spirit 540 - 648 376 56
Silver Whisper 388 - 466 295 61
Silver Wind 296 - 355 197 48

Small Cruise Lines ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Aegean Paradise 648 - 720 250 32
Americana 108 - 138 45 22
Amusement World 946 - 1300 450 10
Aranui 3 200 - 208 64 35
Aranui 5 206 - 256 64 45
Asuka 2 872 - 960 545 52
Caledonian Sky 114 75 37
Chinese Taishan 832 927 29
Club Med 2 372 - 386 214 38
Funchal 480 - 524 155 20
Galapagos Legend 100 - 110 55 37
Golden Iris 800 - 959 350 20
Greg Mortimer tba tba tba
Hebridean Sky 114 - 120 72 36
Knyaz Vladimir 720 - 770 325 12
Leisure World 580 - 850 250 18
Lisboa 576 - 640 225 30
Magellan Explorer 100 60  49
MS Adriana 308 - 350 80 13
MS Berlin 412 - 420 180 23
MS Birka Stockholm 1800 - 2000 200 17
MS Hamburg 394 - 420 170 38
MS Qing 1064 - 1550 530 28
MS Serenissima 110 - 118 50 26
ms The World 150 - 200 280 216
mv Aegean Odyssey 378 - 396 180 31
MV Glory Sea 838 230 30
MV Hondius 180 - 196 76 32
mv Minerva 320 - 394 160 36
MV Ortelius 100 - 116 52 46
MV Plancius 106 - 116 47 29
MV Reef Endeavour 140 - 150 50 21
MV Stella Australis 100 - 210 62 21
MV Ventus Australis 100 - 210 62 21
Oasia 655 - 766 380 37
Ocean Dream 1340 - 1422 550 26
Ocean Gala 1544 - 1760 540 23
Ocean Majesty 548 - 621 257 19
Oriental Dragon 542 - 600 350 23
Pacific Venus 680 - 720 220 32
Paul Gauguin 320 - 352 199 54
Pearl Mist 210 - 216 65 24
Porto 324 - 372 200 16
Rex Fortune 460 - 512 200 19
RMS St Helena 128 - 156 56 43
Royal Clipper 224 - 224 106 22
SkySea Golden Era 1808 - 1814 843 32
Star Clipper 170 - 170 72 14
Star Flyer 170 - 170 72 14
Vidanta Alegria 540 215 28

(Genting) Star Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Star Pisces 1552 - 1900 750 40
SuperStar Aquarius 1750 - 2150 700 32
SuperStar Gemini 1750 - 2150 700 32
SuperStar Libra 1480 - 1500 740 28
SuperStar Virgo 1974 - 2800 1300 38

TUI Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Mein Schiff 1 tba 1000 tba
Mein Schiff 2 1912 - 2669 780 40
Mein Schiff 3 2506 - 2700 1000 40
Mein Schiff 4 2506 - 2700 1000 40
Mein Schiff 5 2534 - 2700 1000 40
Mein Schiff 6 2534 - 2700 1000 40

Viking Ocean Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Viking Jupiter 928 465 52
Viking Orion 928 465 52
Viking Sea 928 465 52
Viking Sky 928 465 52
Viking Star 928 465 52
Viking Sun 928 465 52

Windstar Cruises ships capacity

Vessel Name Passengers (Min - Max) Crew Passengers-to-Space-Ratio
Star Breeze 212 - 254 140 39
Star Legend 212 - 254 140 39
Star Pride 212 - 254 140 39
Wind Spirit 148 - 178 84 32
Wind Star 148 - 178 84 32
Wind Surf 312 - 374 178 39

Cruise Ship Ratings

  • 0 (or no Stars) doesn't mean the ship is the worst ever, but not yet rated.
  • "Specialty" means usually a smaller ship offering deals on adventure or expedition cruises. Emphasis on itinerary/destination and unique experiences rather than onboard services/amenities/activities. Cabins are modest (as sizes and amenities), but also comfortable.
  • 3 Stars means "Contemporary" and big resort-like experiences on bigger ships with a multi-generational clientele, a huge variety of family and kids programs, at least 2 swimming pools, huge fitness/spa centers, distinct nightlife (clubs, a casino, deck parties), several dining options. Cabins range from cozy Inside to large family suites and many connecting/adjoining rooms. Itineraries from 3 to 7-night in length (repeating, round-trip) leaving from big and popular ports.
  • 4 Stars means a "Premium" product, medium-sized ships with higher guest to crew ratios compared to similar sized mainstream ships. The onboard experience - fewer kids, larger than average cabins with upgraded (luxurious) amenities, high-level of service, dining and entertainment, extensive enrichment programs, a luxury spa, longer itineraries (from 7 to 14 and even 21-night in length).
  • 5 Stars means a "Deluxe" product, from medium-size to small cruise ships with deluxe staterooms, bedding and cabin amenities, impeccable service, multiple specialty (gourmet) dining options, also less entertainment and onboard activities. The itinerary is mostly port-intensive, and longer than 10 nights, with deals on back-to-back cruises.
  • 6 Stars means "Best Luxury" on small ships, intimate cruising experiences, highest guest-to-crew ratios (fewer guests). These are mostly ships with all-inclusive cruise deals - gratuities and beverages (often alcohol) and gourmet (specialty restaurant) dining are all included in the fares (often with shore excursions and tours), spacious staterooms and public spaces, highest level of service. Many of these are all-suite ships (with different category suites). Port-intensive itineraries and exotic destinations, often offering Around the World Cruises deals.

All cruise ship ratings are based on CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) categorizations, and reviews from "WMPH Vacations" (iCruise, AlaskaCruises, EuropeCruises, HawaiiCruiseOutlet, RegentCruises and CruiseCheap) specialists and advisors. Cruise ratings also may vary on ships age, sizes, cabins/venues/amenities, passenger feedback, etc.

Besides CLIA and WMPH, other cruise vessel rating sources are Berlitz Guide, Fieldings Guide, Sterns Guide, CruiseCritic, CruiseReviews and CruiseMates.

Cruise ship star ratings meaning

  • 5,5 stars rating - a top luxury cruising, impeccable and highly personalized service, finest quality food & amenities; attention to detail, perfect maintenance, spacious accommodations, gourmet cuisine, highest level of service, authentic furnishings, top of the line fitness & spa facilities.
  • 5 stars rating - a highest level of food/service in a premium cruising market, high quality meals, attentive service, well equipped staterooms (not necessarily large), list of cabin amenities includes bathrobes; butler service, public spaces are with beautiful decors.
  • 4,5 stars rating - friendly decor, good maintenance, full range of onboard activities.
  • 4 stars rating - best overall experience, above average food & service, satisfactory entertainment.
  • 3,5 stars rating - an average overall experience, very small to large accommodations, good service, delicious food, kids facilities without dedicated areas, mediocre entertainment.
  • 3 stars rating - modest experience on an older cruise ship, may not have balcony cabins, mediocre food & lack of proper service, expect interesting destinations/itineraries.
  • 2 stars rating - the ship is comparable to a low-budget hotel, a major refurbishment needed for refit and renovation of public areas and staterooms, lousy service (the staff will only supply the most basic service), itineraries with little or no popular (cheap charging) ports of call.