The Compendium of the World’s Passenger Ships 2023 is the latest edition of the most up-to-date passenger ship database currently available anywhere online or in bookstores.

The Compendium lists 2120 liners, troopships, ferries and cruise ships, listing every passenger carrying ship over 10000 gross tons, dating from 1858 to the new-builds currently on order with launch dates projected out to 2028.

Included in The Compendium of the World’s Passenger Ships:

-Launch name and subsequent names where applicable

-Dates in service,

-Length, beam, speed

-Number of passengers

-Shipping company, builder and launch location,

-IMO number to help you search for more details and the vessel’s ultimate fate, if not still in service.

The Compendium of The World’s Passenger Ships comprises 160 pages, including the listing of an additional 80 ships currently on order or under construction.

Who is the target reader for The Compendium of the World’s Passenger Ships?

Ship historians, researchers, serving and retired seafarers, cruise passengers, lovers of passenger ships, & specifically followers of my ship posts who want the information in a quick searchable format.

NB:  If you are simply interested in one particular ship – I do not recommend you buy the Compendium.  Just use the free search function on here

For more details please email me at don.hazeldine@btinternet.com

I’ve posted every vessel onto my Facebook page with several photos and the hyperlink is on the database for you to view the ship, often under different names and after rebuilds; for example the Dutch liner WILLEM RUYS converted into the liner then cruise ship ACHILLE LAURO

The entry reads:

No.740 Willem Ruys 1946-1994 48years 23,629grt built for Rotterdamsche Lloyd by De Schelde, Vlissingen

No.740a Achille Lauro 1965 Flotta Lauro 192.4m x 25.1m 24.6kts 900 passengers IMO: 5390008

Fire, sank Indian Ocean

This database is available now pdf format.  I will also include a list of all named ships with links to external sites such as Wikipedia or specialist sites as well as the entry in this site, providing further details of the vessels, and additional photographs. Here is an example of the Franconia https://ship-history.com/2023/06/01/no-364-franconia-launched-in-1922/

Price: Database via email download plus links: £10.00 ($US 12.50/Euro 11.50)

To Pre-order The Compendium of The World’s Passenger Ships:

Email me at don.hazeldine@btinternet.com

Payment can be made via Pay Pal or Direct Bank Transfer. Details on request.

A snapshot from the database and a link

Don Hazeldine served as an army officer and then as an aviation executive for forty years. Before retirement he was involved with warships and submarines in a project management role. He has been a ship enthusiast since the early 1960s after living in Cyprus, Singapore, Aden and Dover.