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A cruiseferry is a ship that combines the features of a cruise ship with a Ro-Pax ferry. Many passengers travel with the ships for the cruise experience, staying only a few hours at the destination port or not leaving the ship at all, while others use the ships as means of transportation.
Cruiseferry traffic is mainly concentrated in the seas of Northern Europe, especially the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. However, similar ships traffic across the English Channel as well as the Irish Sea, Mediterranean and even on the North Atlantic. Cruiseferries also operate from China and Australia.
Baltic Sea cruiseferries
In the northern Baltic Sea, two major rival companies, Viking Line and Silja Line, have for decades competed on the routes between Turku and Helsinki in Finland and Sweden's capital Stockholm. Since the 1990s Tallink has also risen as a notable company in the area, culminating with acquisition of Silja Line in 2006.
List of largest cruiseferries of their time
The term "cruiseferry" did not come into use until the 1980s, although it has been retroactively applied to earlier ferries that have large cabin capabilities and public spaces in addition to their car- and passenger-carrying capacity. 
List of cruiseferry operators
- 22x20px Acciona Transmedditerranea
- 22x20px ANEK Lines
- 22x20px Blue Star Ferries
- 22x20px Brittany Ferries
- Color Line
- 22x20px Corsica Ferries
- File:Flag of Denmark.svg DFDS Seaways
- 22x20px Eckerö Line
- 22x20px Endeavour Lines
- 22x20px Grandi Navi Veloci
- 22x20px Grimaldi Ferries
- 22x20px Hellenic Seaways
- Irish Ferries
- 22x20px Minoan Lines
- 22x20px Moby Lines
- P&O Ferries
- 22x20px Silja Line
- Spirit of Tasmania
- File:Flag of Denmark.svg Smyril Line
- 22x20px SNCM
- Stena Line
- 22x20px Superfast Ferries
- 22x20px Tallink
- 22x20px Tirrenia di Navigazione
- 22x20px Viking Line
M/S Silja Europa, the largest cruiseferry in the world 1993-2001.
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M/S Color Fantasy, the largest cruiseferry in the world 2004—2007.
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MS Galaxy in Helsinki West Harbour.