When it comes to first time cruisers it can be quite daunting to learn all about cruise ships, and what you need to take with you and also what you are not allowed to take on a cruise ship, but before you even get this far you need to find the cruise line company you’d like to sail with.
Most people going on a cruise for the first time will find a cruise line via a travel agent, or by a recommendation from friends and family. We wanted to help our readers that have never been on a cruise ship, and those that are new to cruising with a cruise line list, which also explains the country each cruise company has their headquarters in and expands with more information on each cruise line.
One of the best cruise company lists can be found here. Notable companies found in their article include Windstar Cruises, Viking Line, TUI, Transocean Tours, Thomson Cruises, Star Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, Princess Cruises, Polar Star Expeditions, Peter Deilmann Cruises, P&O Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Island Cruises, Hurtigruten, Holland America Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Crystal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Classic International Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Azamara Club Cruises, AIDA Cruises, and a number of other cruise lines.
To find out the best cruise lines and their ratings you may want to visit a few review websites, you can visit our own more personal reviews that will capture the family perspective found at cruiseshipreviews.org.uk, or you can visit some more well established cruise review sites like Cruise Critic, or this page Cruise Mates that has a review for each cruise line.
What cruise companies have you sailed with? Name cruise ships you love and hate.