What's the smallest cruise ship you've ever sailed?

The smallest ship I have cruised on was the old RCI Song Of America, 37,584 tons and max 1,575 passengers. Built in 19982 I cruised on her 12-15 1996 and 04-12-1998. She was the second ship I had been on.

I have great memories of cruising on her both times. On my bucket list is to go on her now as the Celestial Olympia for a Greek Island cruise.

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Probably the SS Meridian from Celebrity Cruises. I cruised on it for my first cruise in the 90's. Technically, it was an ocean liner ship that was converted into a cruise ship. I even remember having to step over the threshold to get into the cabin!

Hmm, all the river cruise ships we’ve sailed were well under 200 passengers, but for ocean cruising it would be Azamara Journey at 30,277 gross register tonnage carrying 694 passengers.


ss Azure Seas

Golden Odyssey. Royal Cruise Line. 420 passengers. My second cruise. So memorable. PERFECTION !!

My parents went on that one for the Baja cruise.

It was a three-way between Carnival Fascination, Carnival Elation, and Carnival Ecstasy, until Elation added 38 new staterooms during its 2017 drydock.

Two of the Fantasy Class ships and a third ship during the March 2022 for the 50th Sailabration.


Does a dinner cruise count? Took one of those while staying near Sydney Harbor AUS. About 100 people on the ship.

Both Carnival Imagination and Inspiration. Both ships were built in the 90s and are around 70k Gross Ton.

I was on Sitmar's Fairwind in 1983. It was around 33,000 ton, but he smallest was RCL's Nordic Prince in 1982 which was 22,000 ton. I still love the smaller ships to this day.


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