Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.

AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-381-20-270707, Each name preceded by and blended with AID: Aaura, Abella, Ablu, Acara, Adiva, Aluna, Amar (debuts in May), Asol, Avita.

AMA Waterways, (800) 626-0126, La Marguerite, Zambesi Queen. Each of the following names preceded by and blended with Ama: Bella, Cello, Certo (debuts in April), Dagio, Dante, Dolce, Legro, Lotus, Lyra, Katarina, Verde.

American Cruise Lines, (800) 814-6880, American Glory, Spirit and Star, Independence, Queen of the Mississippi (debuts in August), Queen of the West.

American Safari Cruises, (888) 862-8881, Endeavour (debuts May 27), Explorer, Quest, Spirit.

Aqua Expeditions, (866) 603-3687, Aqua, Aria.

Avalon Waterways, (877) 797-8791, Kasr Ibrim, Mayfair, Royal Lotus, Santa Cruz, Victoria Anna and Victoria Jenna. Each of the following names preceded by Avalon: Affinity, Angkor, Creativity, Felicity, Imagery, Luminary, Panorama, Scenery, Tranquility, Tapestry, Vista and Visionary.

Azamara Club Cruises, (877) 999-9553, Journey, Quest.

Blount Small Ship Adventures, (800) 556-7450, Grande Caribe, Grande Mariner.

Blue Lagoon Cruises, (877) 252-3454, Fiji Princess, Mystique Princess.

Canadros, reservations booked only by email at, Galápagos Explorer II

Carnival Cruise Lines, (800) 327-9501, Each name preceded by Carnival: Breeze (debuts June 3), Conquest, Destiny, Dream, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Liberty, Magic, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Spirit, Splendor, Triumph, Valor, Victory.

CDF Croisieres de France, 011-33-0-173-77-59-20, Bleu de France, Horizon, Sovereign, Empress, Zenith.

Celebrity Cruises, (800) 437-3111, Each name preceded by Celebrity: Century, Constellation, Eclipse, Equinox, Infinity, Millennium, Reflection (debuts in October), Silhouette, Solstice, Summit, Xpedition.

Clipper Vacations, (800) 888-2535, Each name preceded by Victoria: Clipper, Clipper III, Clipper IV.

Club Med Cruises, (800) CLUB MED, Club Med 2

Compagnie du Ponant, (888) 400-1082,, L'Austral, Le Boréal, Le Diamant, Le Levant, Le Ponant.

Costa Cruises, (800) 462-6782. Each name preceded by Costa: Atlantica, Classica, Deliziosa, Fascinosa (debuts in May), Favalosa, Fortuna, Luminosa, Magica, Mediterranea, Pacifica, neoRomantica (formerly Romantica, debuts in February), Serena, Victoria, Voyager.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, 011-44-0845-430-0274, Marco Polo, Ocean Countess.

Crystal Cruises, (888) 722-0021, Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony.