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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Viking Mars 455 465 1 : 1
SeaDream I 94 95 1 : 1
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SeaDream II 94 95 1 : 1
star star star star halfstar
Crystal Endeavor 200 200 1 : 1
Silver Origin 102 90 1 : 1.13
star star star star star halfstar
Zambezi Queen 28 22 1 : 0.8
Crystal Mahler 110 85 1 : 0.8
Crystal Bach 110 85 1 : 0.8
Silver Explorer 144 111 1 : 0.8
star star star star
Silver Whisper 388 295 1 : 0.8
star star star star halfstar
Silver Shadow 388 295 1 : 0.8
star star star star halfstar
Seabourn Quest 450 340 1 : 0.8
star star star star
Seabourn Sojourn 450 340 1 : 0.8
star star star star halfstar
Seabourn Odyssey 450 340 1 : 0.8
star star star star halfstar
Seabourn Ovation 604 450 1 : 0.7
star star star star halfstar
Seabourn Encore 604 450 1 : 0.7
star star star star halfstar
Seven Seas Explorer 750 540 1 : 0.7
star star star star halfstar
Silver Spirit 540 376 1 : 0.7
star star star star halfstar
Viking Octantis 378 260 1 : 0.7
Viking Polaris 378 260 1 : 0.7
Silver Moon 596 408 1 : 0.7
Silver Muse 596 408 1 : 0.7
star star star star halfstar
Silver Dawn 596 408 1 : 1.46
star star star star star halfstar
Paul Gauguin 320 217 1 : 0.7
star star star halfstar
Avalon Saigon 36 24 1 : 0.7
Silver Wind 296 197 1 : 0.7
star star star star
Star Legend 212 140 1 : 0.7
star star star star
Star Pride 212 140 1 : 0.7
star star star star
Crystal Debussy 84 55 1 : 0.7
Crystal Ravel 84 55 1 : 0.7
Celebrity Xpedition 98 64 1 : 0.7
star star star
Seven Seas Voyager 706 450 1 : 0.6
star star star star halfstar
Marina 1258 800 1 : 0.6
star star star star halfstar
Riviera 1258 800 1 : 0.6
star star star star halfstar
Seven Seas Navigator 506 320 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Disney Wish 2476 1550 1 : 0.6
Celebrity Xploration 16 10 1 : 0.6
Seven Seas Mariner 708 440 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Lyrial 224 139 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Soleal 224 139 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Boreal 224 139 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Star Breeze 312 190 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Champlain 184 110 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Bougainville 184 110 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Le Laperouse 184 110 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Azamara Quest 686 410 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Azamara Journey 686 410 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Azamara Pursuit 686 410 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Sirena 684 400 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Disney Dream 2500 1458 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Disney Fantasy 2500 1458 1 : 0.6
star star star star
Crystal Serenity 1090 630 1 : 0.6
star star star star halfstar
Wind Surf 310 178 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Insignia 698 400 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Regatta 704 400 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Nautica 704 400 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Wind Spirit 148 84 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Wind Star 148 84 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Crystal Mozart 160 90 1 : 0.6
Norwegian Spirit 2012 1125 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Crystal Symphony 952 530 1 : 0.6
star star star star halfstar
Pacific Princess 670 373 1 : 0.6
star star star halfstar
Azamara Onward 672 373 1 : 0.6
Viking Helgi 210 114 1 : 0.5
Viking Ingvar 210 114 1 : 0.5
Viking Truvor 210 114 1 : 0.5
Disney Wonder 1754 950 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Disney Magic 1754 950 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Viking Spirit 930 470 1 : 0.5
Viking Jupiter 930 470 1 : 0.5
Viking Venus 930 470 1 : 1.98
Viking Sky 930 470 1 : 0.5
star star star star halfstar
Viking Sea 930 470 1 : 0.5
star star star star halfstar
Viking Orion 930 470 1 : 0.5
Viking Star 930 470 1 : 0.5
star star star star halfstar
Viking Neptune 930 470 1 : 0.5
MSC Sinfonia 1554 770 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Constellation 2118 1000 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Royal Clipper 227 106 1 : 0.5
star star star star
Costa Deliziosa 2260 1050 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Costa Luminosa 2260 1050 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Millennium 2158 1000 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Summit 2158 1000 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Star 2344 1084 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Infinity 2170 1000 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Jewel 2388 1100 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Carnival Elation 2128 980 1 : 0.5
star star star
Queen Mary 2 2726 1250 1 : 0.5
star star star star halfstar
Norwegian Jade 2402 1100 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Sea Princess 1998 910 1 : 0.5
star star star halfstar
Seabourn Venture 264 120 1 : 2.2
star star star star star halfstar
Zaandam 1432 650 1 : 0.5
star star star
Volendam 1432 650 1 : 0.5
star star star
Celebrity Edge 2918 1320 1 : 0.5
star star star star
Celebrity Apex 2918 1320 1 : 0.5
Norwegian Joy 3850 1730 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Carnival Ecstasy 2052 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Inspiration 2052 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Imagination 2052 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Fascination 2052 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Sensation 2052 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Coral Princess 2000 895 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Fantasy 2056 920 1 : 0.4
star star star
Viking Mekong 56 25 1 : 0.4
Carnival Paradise 2204 980 1 : 0.4
star star star
Oasis of the Seas 5400 2395 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Eurodam 2104 930 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Grand Princess 2602 1150 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Nieuw Amsterdam 2108 930 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Amsterdam 2108 930 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Pearl 2394 1054 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Sun 1936 850 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Solstice 2850 1250 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Celebrity Equinox 2850 1250 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Celebrity Eclipse 2850 1250 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Carnival Legend 2124 930 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Miracle 2124 930 1 : 0.4
star star star
Wonder of the Seas 5518 2400 1 : 0.4
Allure of the Seas 5492 2384 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Queen Victoria 2074 900 1 : 0.4
star star star star halfstar
Norwegian Encore 4004 1731 1 : 0.4
Norwegian Bliss 4004 1730 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Norwegian Prima 3215 1388 1 : 0.4
Norwegian Dawn 2340 1010 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Beyond 3260 1400 1 : 0.4
Pride of America 2192 940 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Pride 2124 910 1 : 0.4
star star star
Queen Elizabeth 2101 900 1 : 0.4
star star star star halfstar
Westerdam 1916 820 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Zuiderdam 1916 820 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Oosterdam 1916 820 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Noordam 1918 820 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
MSC Opera 1712 730 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Celebrity Silhouette 2898 1230 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Star Flyer 170 72 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Star Clipper 170 72 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Sky 2004 847 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Norwegian Gem 2394 1010 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Empress of the Seas 1592 670 1 : 0.4
star star star
MSC Fantasia 3274 1370 1 : 0.4
star star star star
MSC Splendida 3274 1370 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Harmony of the Seas 5497 2300 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Symphony of the Seas 5518 2300 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Celebrity Flora 120 50 1 : 0.4
Brilliance of the Seas 2143 890 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Radiance of the Seas 2143 890 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
MSC Magnifica 2518 1040 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Celebrity Reflection 3030 1250 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Sapphire Princess 2670 1100 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
MSC Orchestra 2550 1050 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Serenade of the Seas 2146 880 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
MSC Poesia 2550 1040 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Jewel of the Seas 2112 860 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Diamond Princess 2706 1100 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Island Princess 2214 900 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
MSC World Europa 5264 2139 1 : 0.4
Norwegian Escape 4266 1730 1 : 0.4
star star star star
AmaDara 124 50 1 : 0.4
MSC Musica 2550 1014 1 : 0.4
star star star star
MSC Divina 3502 1390 1 : 0.4
star star star star
MSC Preziosa 3502 1388 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Norwegian Getaway 4028 1595 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Norwegian Breakaway 4028 1595 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Carnival Valor 2984 1180 1 : 0.4
star star star
MSC Armonia 1950 770 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Costa Fortuna 2716 1070 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Costa Magica 2716 1070 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Crown Princess 3062 1200 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Emerald Princess 3066 1200 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Liberty 2978 1160 1 : 0.4
star star star
Ruby Princess 3082 1200 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Freedom 2984 1160 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Conquest 2984 1160 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Glory 2984 1160 1 : 0.4
star star star
Koningsdam 2650 1025 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Sky Princess 3668 1411 1 : 0.4
star star halfstar
Nieuw Statendam 2666 1025 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Rotterdam 2668 1025 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Splendor 3002 1150 1 : 0.4
star star star
Carnival Sunshine 3002 1150 1 : 0.4
star star star
Rhapsody of the Seas 1998 765 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Radiance 2896 1108 1 : 0.4
Caribbean Princess 3138 1200 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Grandeur of the Seas 1992 760 1 : 0.4
star star star
Royal Princess 3560 1350 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Discovery Princess 3560 1350 1 : 2.64
star star star star star halfstar
Mariner of the Seas 3114 1180 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Explorer of the Seas 3114 1180 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Adventure of the Seas 3114 1180 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Enchanted Princess 3560 1346 1 : 0.4
Enchantment of the Seas 2252 850 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Breeze 3690 1390 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Magic 3690 1386 1 : 0.4
star star star
Regal Princess 3600 1350 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Carnival Dream 3646 1367 1 : 0.4
star star star
Freedom of the Seas 3634 1360 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Independence of the Seas 3634 1360 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Majestic Princess 3600 1346 1 : 0.4
star star star star
AmaDouro 102 38 1 : 0.4
Carnival Sunrise 2984 1110 1 : 0.4
star star star
MSC Lirica 1976 730 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Vista 3954 1450 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Panorama 3954 1450 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Carnival Horizon 3954 1450 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Spectrum of the Seas 4246 1550 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Costa Fascinosa 3014 1100 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Costa Pacifica 3014 1100 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Costa Favolosa 3016 1100 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Vision of the Seas 2050 740 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Quantum of the Seas 4180 1500 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Ovation of the Seas 4180 1500 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Anthem of the Seas 4180 1500 1 : 0.4
star star star star
Voyager of the Seas 3282 1175 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
AmaMagna 196 70 1 : 0.4
Costa Serena 3014 1070 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Liberty of the Seas 3853 1360 1 : 0.4
star star star halfstar
Majesty of the Seas 2354 822 1 : 0.3
star star star
MSC Bellissima 4488 1536 1 : 0.3
star star star star halfstar
MSC Meraviglia 4488 1536 1 : 0.3
star star star star halfstar
MSC Seaview 4134 1413 1 : 0.3
star star star star halfstar
MSC Seaside 4134 1413 1 : 0.3
star star star star halfstar
Viking Torgil 106 36 1 : 0.3
Viking Osfrid 106 36 1 : 0.3
Viking Helgrim 106 36 1 : 0.3
Viking Hemming 106 36 1 : 0.3
Odyssey of the Seas 3844 1305 1 : 2.95
star star star star star halfstar
Costa Diadema 3724 1250 1 : 0.3
star star star halfstar
MSC Seashore 4961 1648 1 : 3.01
star star star star star halfstar
Norwegian Epic 4228 1404 1 : 0.3
star star star halfstar
Carnival Celebration 5282 1745 1 : 0.3
Navigator of the Seas 3686 1210 1 : 0.3
star star star halfstar
AmaLea 156 51 1 : 0.3
Costa Smeralda 5282 1678 1 : 0.3
AmaStella 158 50 1 : 0.3
AmaKristina 158 50 1 : 0.3
AmaViola 158 50 1 : 0.3
Costa Toscana 5322 1678 1 : 0.3
MSC Grandiosa 4888 1536 1 : 0.3
AmaMora 164 51 1 : 0.3
Viking Prestige 189 58 1 : 0.3
AmaCerto 162 49 1 : 0.3
Costa Firenze 4232 1278 1 : 0.3
AmaSonata 164 49 1 : 0.3
AmaPrima 164 49 1 : 0.3
AmaSerena 164 49 1 : 0.3
Avalon Imagery II 128 37 1 : 0.3
Avalon Envision 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Vista 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Panorama 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Passion 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Impression 166 47 1 : 0.3
Avalon Illumination 166 47 1 : 0.3
MS Roald Amundsen 530 150 1 : 0.3
AmaVida 108 30 1 : 0.3
AmaLyra 148 41 1 : 0.3
AmaDolce 148 41 1 : 0.3
AmaDante 148 41 1 : 0.3
AmaCello 148 41 1 : 0.3
Avalon Poetry II 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Visionary 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Tranquility II 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Tapestry II 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Expression 128 35 1 : 0.3
Avalon Artistry II 128 35 1 : 0.3
MS Fram 276 75 1 : 0.3
Viking Ve 190 51 1 : 0.3
River Princess 132 35 1 : 0.3
Viking Legend 189 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Vilhjalm 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Tialfi 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Ullur 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Vali 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Rolf 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Tir 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Einar 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Kadlin 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Egil 190 50 1 : 0.3
Viking Alruna 190 50 1 : 0.3
River Empress 134 34 1 : 0.3
River Duchess 134 34 1 : 0.3
Viking Embla 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Idun 190 48 1 : 0.3
Viking Aegir 190 48 1 : 0.3
MS Spitsbergen 335 80 1 : 0.2
Viking Gefjon 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Lif 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Hild 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Herja 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Vidar 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Lofn 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Vili 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Tor 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Skirnir 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Rinda 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Modi 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Mimir 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Mani 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Kvasir 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Alsvin 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Jarl 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Ingvi 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Idi 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Hermod 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Heimdal 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Gullveig 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Forseti 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Eir 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Delling 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Buri 190 45 1 : 0.2
Viking Bragi 190 45 1 : 0.2
MS Vesteralen 294 50 1 : 0.2
MS Nordnorge 451 70 1 : 0.2
MS Nordkapp 458 70 1 : 0.2
MS Richard With 464 70 1 : 0.2
MS Nordlys 469 70 1 : 0.1
MS Kong Harald 474 70 1 : 0.1
MS Polarlys 473 64 1 : 0.1
MS Trollfjord 638 75 1 : 0.1
Viking Beyla 98 Data not available
Viking Ra Data not available
Viking Var 190 Data not available
Viking Skadi 190 Data not available
Viking Magni 190 Data not available
Viking Kara 190 Data not available
Viking Hlin Data not available
Viking Emerald 264 Data not available
MS Antares Data not available
Viking Astrild 98 Data not available
Viking Baldur 190 Data not available
Viking Atla 190 Data not available
Viking Akun 210 Data not available
S.S. Maria Theresa Data not available
S.S. Joie de Vivre Data not available
S.S. Catherine Data not available
S.S. Antoinette Data not available
River Tosca 82 Data not available
Ganges Voyager II 56 Data not available
Treasure of Galapagos Data not available
Avalon Siem Reap 24 Data not available
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