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You will find as you explore the many ships we list, that the line between categories can be blurred. For the purpose of cruising it appears…
CLIPPERS – wind-assisted or sail assisted motorised cruise ships. Some have 5 masts of sails.
YACHTS – normally motorised, very luxurious cruisers that carry 120 guests or less.
SMALL SHIPS – The term used for ships with 1,000 guests or less. Viking, SAGA and R-Class fit here.
EXPLORATION – These can be small ships, like the new Viking vessels Octantis and Polaris, or specialised small ships. These are all normally Ice Class.
OCEAN SHIPS – this is where the bulk of cruising is done. Floating hotels to beaches, or ships in the Baltic or the Fjords.
RIVER SHIPS – These are the long Viking like ships that sail the Rhine, the Douro, the Nile, Danube and Asia.
MISSISSIPPI PADDLE SHIPS – I want to write steamers, but most are otherwise powered.
Yachts and even small cruise ships venture into some wider rivers. Many go into larger Rivers.