The World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society is the oldest and largest cruise organization of its kind. Founded in 1980, when only a few knowledgeable people took cruises, it has since grown to be the most respected group of people who have all found cruises to be the ideal form of vacation.

Through its 16-page monthly publication, Ocean & Cruise News, members receive all the necessary information to allows them to decide which ships will give them the highest degree of satisfaction. Because there is no advertising, and because we are not a travel agency trying to sell you a cruise, you are presented with the type of unbiased information that is most valuable to the planning of your next cruise. 

Whether you're planning a cruise, or just like reading about the cruise industry, Ocean & Cruise News has a lot to offer. Its "Ship of the Month" feature details what to expect from the featured ship. Unlike other publications which all too often have "glossed over" ship features written by people with too little cruise experience, the staff of Ocean & Cruise News is the most experienced of any cruise publication, having taken over 500 cruises over the past 33 years. Our staff know exactly what to look for from each type of ship. Each "Ship of the Month"feature also has an exclusive "Point Grading System" that shows how the featured ship measures up against its nearest competitors.

Members also receive via email our  "E-News" Supplement, written by Bill Miller . It features the latest breaking news, gossip and rumors as they happen between our printed issues. We also have a great Facebook page!!

If you're a ship buff you'll also love our look back at ships of yesteryear. Led by our team of ship historians which include noted author Bill Miller, Tom Cassidy and Peter Knego your enjoy articles, short stories and photos as you explore the grand old days of ocean travel and the birth and growth of the cruise industry.

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Ocean & Cruise News is the most quoted of all the cruise publications. Both the cruise lines and other travel writers often look to Ocean & Cruise News first to learn about all the changes that are taking place. Both frequently quote information that has been published in Ocean & Cruise News.

There is much more to Ocean & Cruise News and in being a member of The World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society than just our news. The society hosts exclusive ship visits in some ports so that our members experience a ship prior to purchase while at the same time meeting some of our writers and members. We also offer exclusive "hosted" cruises each year which have been very popular. These cruises allow our members to spend time together while enjoying hosted cocktail parties, exclusive lectures, special ship tours to see the inner workings of ships, dinners and shore side functions. 2014 will also introduce our first shore-side get-togethers, which will add yet another dimension to membership

We hope by now you have a good idea of what we have to offer and will visit the JOIN link in the menu above and give us a try. Our Full Membership price of $30 for USA Residents and $36 for Foreign Residents is a super great value. With it, you not only receive our printed mailed newsletter and everything else mentioned above, but for 2014 members will receive;

  • A Shipboard Credit Coupon for Holland America Line for their 2014 voyages. This is redeemable for a Shipboard Credit valued at $30 per person in Outside Cabins and $50 per person in Suites (Terms and Conditions apply)

  • A $10 credit towards the purchase of any of the Maritime Art prints sold on our site

A Membership Pays for Itself!

Above all, we would love to add you to our family of cruise enthusiasts. Hundreds of our members have been with us since our beginning in 1980. Please JOIN US ! 

Why Join?

Annual Full Membership is only $30.00 USA / $36.00 Foreign. Member receive

  • Ocean & Cruise News ...our monthly newsletter since 1980
  • Invitations to Ship visits
  • Invitations to Shoreside Lectures
  • Shipboard Credit Coupons (2018 Holland America Voyages.. $30 per person Outside...$50 per person Suite (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • $10 Credit on Maritime Prints by Stephen Card

For a complimentary sample issue of our 16-Page printed newsletter Ocean & Cruise News in PDF formPlease click below..

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