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World's Oldest Active Cruise Ships

This is a list of the World's 10 Oldest Cruise Ships which are still currently in active service for a cruise line. List is sorted by the ship's original "In Service" date. All ships listed are also trackable using the links located under each ship.

  • 1


    In Service:
    1910
    (112 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1910
    Weight: 300 Gross Tons
    Length: 153.00 Feet
    Beam: 22.00 Feet
    Speed: 6.0 knots / 6.9 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 20
    Crew Capacity: 5

    Track Noorderlicht
  • 2

    Oceanwide Expeditions
    Rembrandt Van Rijn
    Rembrandt Van Rijn

    In Service:
    1922
    (100 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1922
    Weight: 435 Gross Tons
    Length: 162.40 Feet
    Beam: 22.90 Feet
    Speed: 6.5 knots / 7.5 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 33
    Crew Capacity: 12

    Track Rembrandt Van Rijn
  • 3


    In Service:
    1931
    (91 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: May 03, 1931
    Weight: 3,077 Gross Tons
    Length: 360.00 Feet
    Beam: 49.10 Feet
    Speed: 14.0 knots / 16.1 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 64
    Crew Capacity: 60

    Track Sea Cloud
  • 4


    In Service:
    1948
    (74 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: February 21, 1948
    Weight: 15,614 Gross Tons
    Length: 525.30 Feet
    Beam: 69.00 Feet
    Speed: 19.0 knots / 21.9 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 556
    Crew Capacity: 218

    Track Astoria
  • 5

    Noble Caledonia
    Serenissima
    Serenissima

    In Service:
    1960
    (62 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: June 20, 1960
    Weight: 2,598 Gross Tons
    Length: 285.00 Feet
    Beam: 43.00 Feet
    Speed: 18.0 knots / 20.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 118
    Crew Capacity: 50

    Track Serenissima
  • 6


    In Service:
    1963
    (59 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1963
    Weight: 499 Gross Tons
    Length: 164.00 Feet
    Beam: 26.00 Feet
    Speed: 11.0 knots / 12.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 34
    Crew Capacity: 16

    Track Callisto
  • 7

    Belmond
    Belmond Road To Mandalay
    Belmond Road To Mandalay

    In Service:
    1964
    (58 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1964
    Weight: 5,900 Gross Tons
    Length: 300.00 Feet
    Beam: 54.00 Feet
    Speed: 11.0 knots / 12.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 110
    Crew Capacity: 85

    Track Belmond Road To Mandalay
  • 8

    Hebridean Island Cruises
    Hebridean Princess
    Hebridean Princess

    In Service:
    1964
    (58 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: July 30, 1964
    Weight: 2,112 Gross Tons
    Length: 236.00 Feet
    Beam: 46.00 Feet
    Speed: 12.0 knots / 13.8 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 49
    Crew Capacity: 38

    Track Hebridean Princess
  • 9

    Lindblad Expeditions (Nat Geo)
    National Geographic Endeavour
    National Geographic Endeavour

    In Service:
    1966
    (56 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: June 09, 1966
    Weight: 3,132 Gross Tons
    Length: 292.60 Feet
    Beam: 46.00 Feet
    Speed: 11.5 knots / 13.2 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 169
    Crew Capacity: 64

    Track National Geographic Endeavour
  • 10

    Majestic Cruises
    Ocean Majesty
    Ocean Majesty

    In Service:
    1966
    (56 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: July 27, 1966
    Weight: 10,417 Gross Tons
    Length: 443.90 Feet
    Beam: 63.00 Feet
    Speed: 18.0 knots / 20.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 621
    Crew Capacity: 257

    Track Ocean Majesty
  • 11


    In Service:
    1968
    (54 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1968
    Weight: 9,780 Gross Tons
    Length: 440.00 Feet
    Beam: 69.00 Feet
    Speed: 20.0 knots / 23.0 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 360
    Crew Capacity: 120

    Track Freewinds
  • 12

    Alaskan Dream Cruises
    Kruzof Explorer
    Kruzof Explorer

    In Service:
    1968
    (54 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1968
    Weight: 292 Gross Tons
    Length: 131.00 Feet
    Beam: 69.00 Feet
    Speed: 9.0 knots / 10.4 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 12
    Crew Capacity: 9

    Track Kruzof Explorer
  • 13


    In Service:
    1970
    (52 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: March 18, 1970
    Weight: 1,453 Gross Tons
    Length: 223.00 Feet
    Beam: 32.80 Feet
    Speed: 10.0 knots / 11.5 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 60
    Crew Capacity: 28

    Track Monet
  • 14

    Black Sea Cruises
    Knyaz Vladimir
    Knyaz Vladimir

    In Service:
    1971
    (51 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: May 16, 1971
    Weight: 9,159 Gross Tons
    Length: 466.00 Feet
    Beam: 72.00 Feet
    Speed: 18.0 knots / 20.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 850
    Crew Capacity: 274

    Track Knyaz Vladimir
  • 15

    Voyages to Antiquity
    Aegean Odyssey
    Aegean Odyssey

    In Service:
    1973
    (49 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: August 22, 1973
    Weight: 11,906 Gross Tons
    Length: 140.51 Feet
    Beam: 20.42 Feet
    Speed: 18.0 knots / 20.7 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 380
    Crew Capacity: 180

    Track Aegean Odyssey
  • 16

    Quark Expeditions
    Ocean Adventurer
    Ocean Adventurer

    In Service:
    1975
    (47 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1975
    Weight: 4,614 Gross Tons
    Length: 332.00 Feet
    Beam: 53.50 Feet
    Speed: 12.0 knots / 13.8 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 132
    Crew Capacity: 87

    Track Ocean Adventurer
  • 17


    In Service:
    1976
    (46 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1976
    Weight: 3,434 Gross Tons
    Length: 293.00 Feet
    Beam: 47.00 Feet
    Speed: 10.5 knots / 12.1 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 108
    Crew Capacity: 47

    Track Plancius
  • 18


    In Service:
    1980
    (42 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1980
    Weight: 490 Gross Tons
    Length: 143.00 Feet
    Beam: 28.00 Feet
    Speed: 9.0 knots / 10.4 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 49
    Crew Capacity: 21

    Track Baranof Dream
  • 19

    Poseidon Expeditions
    Kapitan Dranitsyn
    Kapitan Dranitsyn

    In Service:
    1980
    (42 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1980
    Weight: 12,919 Gross Tons
    Length: 423.30 Feet
    Beam: 87.10 Feet
    Speed: 13.0 knots / 15.0 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 100
    Crew Capacity: 60

    Track Kapitan Dranitsyn
  • 20

    Quark Expeditions
    Kapitan Khlebnikov
    Kapitan Khlebnikov

    In Service:
    1981
    (41 Years of Service)

    Ship Statistics
    In Service: January 01, 1981
    Weight: 12,288 Gross Tons
    Length: 401.90 Feet
    Beam: 86.94 Feet
    Speed: 15.0 knots / 17.3 mph
    Passenger Capacity: 110
    Crew Capacity: 70

    Track Kapitan Khlebnikov
Page last updated: Tue Sep 20, 2022
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