These Cruise Ships Score the Highest Passenger-Crew Ratio

How many crew members are there for one passenger, and why this is important for you? This ranking will inform you about cruise ship passenger and crew capacities and help you understand how much "crew time" you can expect on which cruise ship.

Crew Passenger ratio explained the easy way

The passenger-crew ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of passengers by the total number of crew members. It is a measure of the level of service you can expect during your journey. The higher the ratio, the more time each crew member has to fulfill your wishes.

It is not to be confused with the passenger-space ratio, which is the gross tonnage of a cruise ship divided by the number of guests.


Why should you check a cruise ship's passenger to crew ratio?

If comfort and excellent quality of service is a priority for your cruise vacation, knowing this will help you choose the best cruise ship for you. Although the largest cruise ships can guarantee onboard space, getting personalized service from the cruise staff is even more crucial. Many cruise lines, especially from Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International or MSC Cruises are taking this more seriously.

As you will see in the below ranking, the biggest cruise ships in the world like Symphony of the Seas, Oasis Of The Seas, Quantum of the Seas or Harmony Of The Seas, all from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line don't necessarily offer the highest passenger to crew ratio.


Cruise ship passenger to crew ratio ranking

The following list will show vessels with the highest crew-passenger ratio first so you have a good idea of cruise ships that have the most crew available per guest. Moreover, getting a large crew is expensive, that's why the ranking is dominated by luxury cruise ships.

Once you have scrolled down to view the entire list, you'll never book the wrong cruise ship again. Click next on the cruise ship's name to get more information about its available sailings, average price per day and cabin type, and finally the ship's current location.


Ship Passengers Crew Passenger to Crew Ratio Stars
Crystal Esprit 62 91 1 : 1.5
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Crystal Endeavor 200 200 1 : 1
SeaDream I 112 95 1 : 0.8
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SeaDream II 112 95 1 : 0.8
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Silver Explorer 144 117 1 : 0.8
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Silver Shadow 388 302 1 : 0.8
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Silver Whisper 388 302 1 : 0.8
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Avalon Siem Reap 36 28 1 : 0.8
Silver Discoverer 124 96 1 : 0.8
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Seabourn Encore 604 450 1 : 0.7
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Silver Wind 302 222 1 : 0.7
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Seabourn Odyssey 450 330 1 : 0.7
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Seabourn Sojourn 450 330 1 : 0.7
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Seabourn Quest 450 330 1 : 0.7
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Seven Seas Explorer 750 542 1 : 0.7
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Celebrity Xpedition 90 64 1 : 0.7
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Silver Muse 596 411 1 : 0.7
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Silver Moon 596 411 1 : 0.7
Celebrity Xploration 16 11 1 : 0.7
Silver Spirit 608 412 1 : 0.7
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Seven Seas Navigator 490 325 1 : 0.7
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Crystal Serenity 980 650 1 : 0.7
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Paul Gauguin 332 215 1 : 0.6
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Ganges Voyager II 56 36 1 : 0.6
Crystal Symphony 848 545 1 : 0.6
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Marina 1258 800 1 : 0.6
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Riviera 1258 800 1 : 0.6
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Seven Seas Voyager 708 445 1 : 0.6
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Seven Seas Mariner 708 445 1 : 0.6
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Le Laperouse 180 110 1 : 0.6
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Le Bougainville 180 110 1 : 0.6
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Le Champlain 180 110 1 : 0.6
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River Tosca 82 50 1 : 0.6
Crystal Mozart 154 92 1 : 0.6
Wind Star 148 88 1 : 0.6
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Wind Spirit 148 88 1 : 0.6
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Azamara Journey 680 400 1 : 0.6
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Viking Sun 928 545 1 : 0.6
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Viking Sea 930 545 1 : 0.6
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Viking Star 930 545 1 : 0.6
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Viking Sky 930 545 1 : 0.6
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Star Pride 212 124 1 : 0.6
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Star Breeze 212 124 1 : 0.6
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Star Legend 212 124 1 : 0.6
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Disney Fantasy 2500 1458 1 : 0.6
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Disney Dream 2500 1458 1 : 0.6
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Le Lyrial 244 140 1 : 0.6
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Viking Ingvar 199 114 1 : 0.6
Regatta 684 386 1 : 0.6
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Nautica 684 386 1 : 0.6
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Insignia 684 386 1 : 0.6
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Viking Akun 204 115 1 : 0.6
Viking Helgi 199 110 1 : 0.6
Seabourn Ovation 604 330 1 : 0.5
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River Victoria 202 110 1 : 0.5
Pacific Princess 688 373 1 : 0.5
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Sirena 688 373 1 : 0.5
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Disney Magic 1750 945 1 : 0.5
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Disney Wonder 1750 945 1 : 0.5
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Viking Emerald 256 138 1 : 0.5
Le Boreal 264 140 1 : 0.5
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Le Soleal 264 140 1 : 0.5
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Wind Surf 312 163 1 : 0.5
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Viking Truvor 204 105 1 : 0.5
Viking Mekong 60 30 1 : 0.5
Celebrity Flora 100 50 1 : 0.5
Carnival Legend 2124 1030 1 : 0.5
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Carnival Pride 2124 1029 1 : 0.5
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Queen Victoria 2083 1001 1 : 0.5
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Ryndam 1258 602 1 : 0.5
Queen Elizabeth 2101 1005 1 : 0.5
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Amsterdam 1380 650 1 : 0.5
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Norwegian Joy 3883 1821 1 : 0.5
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Norwegian Sun 1936 906 1 : 0.5
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Royal Clipper 228 106 1 : 0.5
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Costa Deliziosa 2260 1050 1 : 0.5
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Costa Luminosa 2260 1050 1 : 0.5
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Sapphire Princess 2674 1238 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Summit 2158 999 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Millennium 2158 999 1 : 0.5
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Queen Mary 2 2705 1250 1 : 0.5
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Sun Princess 1950 900 1 : 0.5
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Star Princess 2602 1200 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Infinity 2170 999 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Constellation 2170 999 1 : 0.5
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Coral Princess 1974 900 1 : 0.5
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Island Princess 1974 900 1 : 0.5
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Zaandam 1432 650 1 : 0.5
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Volendam 1432 650 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Apex 2910 1320 1 : 0.5
Carnival Miracle 2124 961 1 : 0.5
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Celebrity Edge 2918 1320 1 : 0.5
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Norwegian Spirit 2018 912 1 : 0.5
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Carnival Sensation 2040 920 1 : 0.5
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Norwegian Jewel 2376 1069 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Sky 2004 899 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Paradise 2052 920 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Pearl 2394 1072 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Fantasy 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Inspiration 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Imagination 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Fascination 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Elation 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Ecstasy 2056 920 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Gem 2394 1070 1 : 0.4
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Rotterdam 1404 620 1 : 0.4
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Eurodam 2104 929 1 : 0.4
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Nieuw Statendam 2106 929 1 : 0.4
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Nieuw Amsterdam 2106 929 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Dawn 2340 1032 1 : 0.4
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Maasdam 1266 557 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Star 2348 1031 1 : 0.4
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Harmony of the Seas 5479 2394 1 : 0.4
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Costa Mediterranea 2112 920 1 : 0.4
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Zuiderdam 1848 800 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Bliss 4004 1730 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Encore 4004 1730 1 : 0.4
Norwegian Jade 2402 1037 1 : 0.4
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Empress of the Seas 1600 685 1 : 0.4
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Azamara Quest 716 306 1 : 0.4
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Westerdam 1916 817 1 : 0.4
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Noordam 1924 820 1 : 0.4
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Celebrity Equinox 2852 1210 1 : 0.4
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Celebrity Solstice 2852 1210 1 : 0.4
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Celebrity Eclipse 2852 1210 1 : 0.4
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Pride of America 2186 927 1 : 0.4
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Star Flyer 170 72 1 : 0.4
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Star Clipper 170 72 1 : 0.4
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Grand Princess 2600 1100 1 : 0.4
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Azamara Pursuit 710 300 1 : 0.4
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Sea Princess 2016 850 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Epic 4100 1724 1 : 0.4
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Celebrity Silhouette 2886 1210 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Getaway 3929 1646 1 : 0.4
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MSC Fantasia 3274 1370 1 : 0.4
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MSC Splendida 3274 1370 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Breakaway 3963 1657 1 : 0.4
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Celebrity Reflection 3046 1271 1 : 0.4
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Oosterdam 1918 800 1 : 0.4
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Veendam 1348 561 1 : 0.4
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Costa Victoria 1928 800 1 : 0.4
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MSC Orchestra 2550 1054 1 : 0.4
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MSC Magnifica 2518 1038 1 : 0.4
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Brilliance of the Seas 2112 869 1 : 0.4
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Serenade of the Seas 2097 858 1 : 0.4
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MSC Poesia 2550 1039 1 : 0.4
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Diamond Princess 2702 1100 1 : 0.4
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Jewel of the Seas 2110 858 1 : 0.4
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Norwegian Escape 4266 1733 1 : 0.4
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AmaDara 124 50 1 : 0.4
Allure of the Seas 5408 2164 1 : 0.4
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Oasis of the Seas 5408 2164 1 : 0.4
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Radiance of the Seas 2146 858 1 : 0.4
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Symphony of the Seas 5503 2200 1 : 0.4
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MSC Musica 2550 1014 1 : 0.4
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MSC Divina 3502 1388 1 : 0.4
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Costa Fortuna 2716 1068 1 : 0.4
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Costa Magica 2718 1068 1 : 0.4
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MSC Preziosa 3502 1370 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Liberty 2974 1160 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Conquest 2974 1160 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Valor 2974 1160 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Glory 2974 1160 1 : 0.4
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Grandeur of the Seas 1950 760 1 : 0.4
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Koningsdam 2650 1025 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Freedom 2974 1150 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Splendor 2974 1150 1 : 0.4
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Emerald Princess 3114 1200 1 : 0.4
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Ruby Princess 3114 1200 1 : 0.4
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Liberty of the Seas 3630 1397 1 : 0.4
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Independence of the Seas 3634 1397 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Sunshine 3006 1150 1 : 0.4
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Rhapsody of the Seas 2000 765 1 : 0.4
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Mariner of the Seas 3114 1185 1 : 0.4
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S.S. Maria Theresa 150 57 1 : 0.4
Explorer of the Seas 3114 1181 1 : 0.4
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Royal Princess 3560 1346 1 : 0.4
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Regal Princess 3560 1346 1 : 0.4
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Majestic Princess 3560 1346 1 : 0.4
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Voyager of the Seas 3114 1176 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Breeze 3690 1386 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Magic 3646 1367 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Dream 3646 1367 1 : 0.4
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Freedom of the Seas 3634 1360 1 : 0.4
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Caribbean Princess 3114 1163 1 : 0.4
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Crown Princess 3114 1163 1 : 0.4
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Enchantment of the Seas 2252 840 1 : 0.4
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MSC Sinfonia 1952 721 1 : 0.4
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MSC Armonia 1952 721 1 : 0.4
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Costa Pacifica 3012 1110 1 : 0.4
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Costa Favolosa 3014 1110 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Sunrise 2988 1100 1 : 0.4
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Enchanted Princess 3660 1346 1 : 0.4
Vision of the Seas 2000 735 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Horizon 3954 1450 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Panorama 3954 1450 1 : 0.4
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Costa Fascinosa 3014 1100 1 : 0.4
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MSC Lirica 1976 721 1 : 0.4
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Costa Serena 3000 1090 1 : 0.4
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Carnival Vista 4000 1450 1 : 0.4
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Navigator of the Seas 3286 1185 1 : 0.4
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S.S. Catherine 159 57 1 : 0.4
Adventure of the Seas 3319 1185 1 : 0.4
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MSC Grandiosa 4842 1703 1 : 0.4
Majesty of the Seas 2380 827 1 : 0.3
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MSC Meraviglia 4488 1540 1 : 0.3
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MSC Bellissima 4488 1536 1 : 0.3
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MSC Seaview 4134 1413 1 : 0.3
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MSC Seaside 4134 1413 1 : 0.3
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Viking Hemming 106 36 1 : 0.3
Viking Osfrid 106 36 1 : 0.3
Viking Torgil 106 36 1 : 0.3
Costa Diadema 3708 1253 1 : 0.3
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MSC Opera 2142 721 1 : 0.3
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AmaKristina 156 51 1 : 0.3
AmaStella 156 51 1 : 0.3
AmaViola 158 51 1 : 0.3
AmaLea 158 51 1 : 0.3
River Princess 130 41 1 : 0.3
River Duchess 130 41 1 : 0.3
River Empress 130 41 1 : 0.3
Quantum of the Seas 4180 1300 1 : 0.3
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Spectrum of the Seas 4180 1300 1 : 0.3
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Anthem of the Seas 4180 1300 1 : 0.3
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Ovation of the Seas 4180 1300 1 : 0.3
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AmaSonata 164 50 1 : 0.3
AmaDolce 148 45 1 : 0.3
AmaSerena 164 49 1 : 0.3
AmaPrima 164 49 1 : 0.3
AmaCerto 164 49 1 : 0.3
Viking Hild 190 55 1 : 0.3
Viking Herja 190 55 1 : 0.3
Avalon Poetry II 128 37 1 : 0.3
Avalon Tapestry II 128 37 1 : 0.3
Avalon Panorama 164 47 1 : 0.3
Carnival Radiance 3873 1108 1 : 0.3
Viking Astrild 98 28 1 : 0.3
Viking Beyla 98 28 1 : 0.3
Avalon Illumination 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Impression 166 47 1 : 0.3
MS Roald Amundsen 530 150 1 : 0.3
AmaVida 106 30 1 : 0.3
AmaCello 148 41 1 : 0.3
AmaLyra 148 41 1 : 0.3
AmaDante 148 41 1 : 0.3
Viking Mani 190 52 1 : 0.3
Avalon Tranquility II 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Artistry II 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Visionary 128 35 1 : 0.3
Viking Ve 190 51 1 : 0.3
Viking Spirit 150 40 1 : 0.3
Avalon Passion 166 44 1 : 0.3
Viking Magni 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Tialfi 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Mimir 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Modi 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Rinda 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Rolf 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Skadi 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Skirnir 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Var 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Vili 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Kadlin 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Jarl 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Vilhjalm 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Tor 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Lofn 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Alruna 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Gefjon 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Forseti 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Eir 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Egil 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Bragi 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Baldur 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Atla 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Alsvin 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Vidar 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Lif 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Heimdal 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Kvasir 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Aegir 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Buri 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Gullveig 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Delling 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Hermod 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Hlin 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Idi 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Ingvi 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Kara 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Prestige 188 45 1 : 0.2
MS Spitsbergen 335 80 1 : 0.2
Viking Legend 189 45 1 : 0.2
MS Fram 318 75 1 : 0.2
MS Richard With 458 60 1 : 0.1
MS Kong Harald 622 80 1 : 0.1
MS Nordkapp 622 76 1 : 0.1
MS Trollfjord 646 75 1 : 0.1
MS Polarlys 619 70 1 : 0.1
MS Nordlys 622 70 1 : 0.1
MS Finnmarken 628 70 1 : 0.1
MS Midnatsol 674 75 1 : 0.1
MS Nordnorge 590 57 1 : 0.1
Viking Embla Data not available
S.S. Antoinette Data not available
S.S. Joie de Vivre Data not available
MS Antares Data not available
Viking Ullur Data not available
Viking Einar Data not available
Viking Helgrim Data not available
Viking Tir Data not available
Crystal Mahler Data not available
Viking Vali Data not available
Crystal Ravel Data not available
AmaDouro Data not available
Crystal Debussy Data not available
Crystal Bach Data not available
Avalon Vista Data not available
Avalon Imagery II Data not available
Avalon Expression Data not available
Zambezi Queen Data not available
Avalon Envision Data not available
Treasure of Galapagos Data not available
Sky Princess Data not available
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Avalon Saigon Data not available
AmaMora Data not available
AmaMagna Data not available
Viking Ra Data not available
List of Passengers and Crew Ratios per Cruise Ship