A guide to current cruise ship stats and itineraries, plus what's coming on board in the next two years

American Hawaii Cruises * Contact: Lori Purcell, vice president, field sales, (800) 933-9933, fax: (800) 933-4904

Ship: Independence Passengers: 864

* Meeting facilities: Conference center holds 50, theater (144), Hoi Hoi Show-place (400), Orchid Dining Room (100); largest of six other public rooms can host groups of up to 400 for cocktails.

* Itinerary: 7-day Hawaii

Carnival Cruise Lines * Contact: Sharon Goldfarb, manager, incentive sales, (800) 438-6744, (305) 599-2600, fax: (305) 406-5856

* Ships: Celebration and Jubilee Passengers: 1,486 each

* Meeting facilities: Fourteen public rooms hold from 32 to 1,000.

* Itinerary: Celebration: 7-day Caribbean; Jubilee: May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska

* Ship: Destiny Passengers: 2,642

* Meeting facilities: 11 public spaces, from card room (45) to Palladium (1,400)

* Itinerary: 7-day eastern and western Caribbean

* Ships: Ecstasy, Fantasy, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, and Sensation Passengers: 2,040 each

* Meeting facilities: 13 public spaces, from library (43) to lounge (1,300)

* Itinerary: Ecstasy: 3-day from Nassau, Bahamas; 4-day Mexico/Carib-bean from Key West; Fantasy: 3-day from Nassau, Bahamas; 4-day from Freeport, Bahamas; Fascination and Inspiration: 7-day southern Caribbean; Imagination: 7-day western Caribbean; Sensation: 7-day eastern Caribbean

NEW FOR 1998 * Ships: Elation and Paradise Passengers: 2,040 each

* Dates of completion: Elation: March 1998; Paradise: Fall 1998

* Meeting facilities: 13 public spaces, from library (43) to lounge (1,300)

* Itinerary: Elation: 7-day Mexican Riviera; Paradise: 7-day Caribbean

* Ship: Holiday Passengers: 1,452

* Meeting facilities: Fifteen public spaces hold groups from 25 to 1,000 in the Americana Lounge.

* Itinerary: 3-day from Ensenada, Mexico; 4-day from Catalina Island

Coming in 1999 and 2000 * Ships: Triumph and Victory Passengers: 2,758

* Dates of completion: Triumph: July 19, 1999; Victory: 2000

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces include 18 bars and lounges, three restaurants, and more, all of which can accommodate groups.

* Itinerary: Triumph: July-Oct.: 4- and 5-day Atlantic Canada; Victory: Not yet determined

Celebrity Cruises Contact: Contact: Mary Reichenback-Lynch, director, incentive sales, (800) 345-7225, fax: (800) 722-5210

* Ship: Century Passengers: 1,750

* Meeting facilities: The theater and conference center seat 225; other public rooms hold from 30 in the library to 1,080 in the restaurant.

* Itinerary: 7-day alternating eastern and western Caribbean

* Ship: Galaxy Passengers: 1,870

* Meeting facilities: The cinema and conference center seat 200; seven other public rooms seat up to 1,100 (the Orion Restaurant).

* Itinerary: Summer: 7-day Alaska; winter: 7-day Caribbean

* Ship: Horizon Passengers: 1,354

* Meeting facilities: The Palladium Show Lounge (868 for a meeting or 1,350 for a reception), Coral Seas Cafe and Bar (700 for a banquet or 1,350 for a reception), and the Starlight Restaurant (852)

* Itinerary: Summer: 7-day Alaska; winter: 10- or 11-day Caribbean

* Ship: Mercury Passengers: 1,870

* Meeting facilities: The cinema and conference center hold 183; the library seats 32; the Manhattan Restaurant holds 1,134.

* Itinerary: Summer: 7-day Alaska; winter: 7-night western Caribbean

* Ship: Zenith Passengers: 1,354

* Meeting facilities: 10 public rooms include the Celebrity Show Lounge (seats 833, receptions for 1,370), Windsurf Cafe (seats 700, receptions for 1,370), and Caravelle Restaurant (seats 856).

* Itinerary: Summer: 7-day Bermuda; winter: 10- or 11-day Caribbean

Costa Cruises Contact: Teddy VanKuren, manager, charter & incentive sales, (305) 358-7325, fax: (305) 373-3128

* Ship: CostaAllegra Passengers: 820

* Meeting facilities: One small meeting room and eight public rooms hold a maximum of 474.

* Itinerary: Mediterranean, Fjords/North Cape, and Baltic/Russia

Coming in 2000 * Ship: CostaAtlantica Passengers: 2,112

* Date of completion: Spring 2000

* Meeting facilities: Information not yet available

* Itinerary: Information not yet available

* Ships: CostaClassica Passengers: 1,308

* Meeting facilities: Business/conference center seats up to 150 and three meeting rooms hold up to 30. Other rooms hold up to 756.

* Itinerary: Greek Isles

* Ship: CostaMarina Passengers: 776

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces for groups of 20 to 450 in 7 rooms

* Itinerary: Fjords, Baltic, and Russia

* Ships: CostaRomantica Passengers: 1,356

* Meeting facilities: Business/conference center seats up to 150; an adjacent meeting room holds up to 20; other rooms hold up to 756.

* Itinerary: May-Oct.: western Mediterranean; Nov.-Apr.: eastern and western Caribbean

* Ship: CostaVictoria Passengers: 1,928

* Meeting facilities: Conference/meeting rooms seat up to 150; other public rooms accommodate from 25 to 800.

* Itinerary: May-Oct.: Greek Isles; Nov.-Apr.: eastern and western Caribbean

Crystal Cruises Contact: Eric Graves, vice president, group sales, (800) 446-6620, (310) 785-9300, fax: (310) 286-9231

* Ship: Crystal Harmony Passengers: 940

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces include Hollywood Theater (seats 277), Club 2100 (288), and Galaxy Show Lounge (525).

* Itinerary: Options include 13- to 16-day South America; 7-day Mexican Riviera; 11-day Panama Canal; 12-day Alaska/Canada.

* Ship: Crystal Symphony Passengers: 940

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces include Hollywood Theater (seats 143), Starlite Club (350), and Galaxy Show Lounge (463).

* Itinerary: Options include 13-day Panama Canal; 12-day Europe/ Mediterranean; world cruise in seven segments (11- to 99-day).

Cunard Line Ltd. (includes ships of the Seabourn Cruise Line)

Contact: Tanya Barnette, regional vice president, incentive sales, (773) 276-7601, fax: (773) 276-7602

* Ship: Queen Elizabeth 2 Passengers: 1,500

* Meeting facilities: Boardroom holds 55 theater-style; theater holds 576; six other rooms include Chart Room (60) to Grand Lounge (600).

* Itinerary: Summer: 6-night transatlantic from New York to Southampton, England; Jan.-Mar.: 3-month world cruises with 7-night segments available; 5- to 14-day Bermuda, Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and other one-time itineraries

* Ship: Royal Viking Sun Passengers: 758

* Meeting facilities: 101-seat theater, six public spaces hold from 20 in the library to 700 in the Norway Lounge.

* Itinerary: Jan.-Mar.: 3-month world cruise with 7-night segments available; summer: 7- to 14-day Mediterranean and Baltic; fall-winter: 7-plus-day Holy Lands, South America, and Caribbean

* Ships: Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II Passengers: 116

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces include the library (seats 10), club salon (34), and the main salon and dining room (126 each).

* Itinerary: Sea Goddess I: Winter-spring: Caribbean; summer-early fall: Mediterranean; late fall-winter: Caribbean; Sea Goddess II: Winter-spring: Orient, Holy Lands; summer-early fall: Mediterranean; fall-winter: Caribbean

* Ships: Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Pride (formerly of Seabourn Cruise Line) Passengers: 200 each

* Meeting facilities: For all three ships, the show lounge holds 200 (charters only); the Legend has a boardroom for 20.

* Itinerary: Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Orient

* Ship: Vistafjord Passengers: 677

* Meeting facilities: In addition to a 200-seat theater, five public rooms hold groups from 10 in the library to 600 in the ballroom.

* Itinerary: Winter: South America, Panama Canal; spring: Tahiti, Panama Canal; summer-fall: Mediterranean, Baltic, Holy Lands; late fall-winter: Mediterranean, Caribbean

NEW FOR 1998 Disney Cruise Line Contact: Allison Frohmann-Bolanovich, director, incentive sales, (407) 828-3411, fax: (407) 828-5877

* Ship: Disney Magic Passengers: 2,400

* Meeting facilities: 3 conference rooms, theater (seats 975), 5 restaurants, ESPN skybox, Promenade Lounge, entertainment complex

* Itinerary: 3 or 4 days at the Walt Disney World Resort combined with a 3- or 4-day cruise

Coming in 1999 * Ship: Disney Wonder Passengers: 2,400

* Date of completion: Late spring 1999

* Meeting facilities: 3 conference rooms, theater (seats 975), 5 restaurants, ESPN skybox, Promenade Lounge, entertainment complex

* Itinerary: 3 or 4 days at the Walt Disney World Resort combined with a 3- or 4-day cruise

Holland American Cruise Line Contact: Paul Shortall, director, incentive sales and charters,

(800) 445-3731, (206) 298-3808, fax: (206) 281-0631

* Ships: Maasdam, Ryndam, Statendam, and Veendam Passengers: 1,266 each

* Meeting facilities: The Half Moon/Hudson seats 150, the Wajang Theater seats 249, and 13 other public rooms seat up to 403.

* Itinerary: Maasdam: Jan.-Mar.: 10-day Panama Canal; Apr.-Nov.: 9- to 12-day Europe; Ryndam: Jan.-Apr.: 10-day Caribbean; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.-Dec.: 7-day western Caribbean; Statendam: Jan.-Mar.: 10-day Caribbean; Mar.-Apr.: 16-day Panama Canal; Hawaii; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.-Dec.: Hawaii; Mexico from San Diego. Veendam: Jan.-Apr.: 7-day western Caribbean; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.: Panama Canal; Oct.-Dec.: 7-day eastern and western Caribbean

* Ships: Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam Passengers: 1,214 each

* Meeting facilities: The theater seats 230; 14 public rooms include the dining room (holds 720); reception spaces hold from 50 to 650.

* Itinerary: Nieuw Amsterdam: Jan.-May: Australia, New Zealand, and the Orient; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; late Sept.: Panama Canal; Oct.-Dec.: 14-day Caribbean; Noordam: Jan.-Mar.: 16-day South America; Apr.: 19-day Panama Canal; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.-Nov.: 10-day Panama Canal; Dec.: 10- and 14-day Caribbean

* Ship: Rotterdam (VI ) Passengers: 1,310

* Meeting facilities: Wajang Theater seats 165, Queen's Lounge (557), La Fontaine room (740); other rooms hold from 50 to 550.

* Itinerary: Jan.-Apr.: 98-day Grand World Voyage; Apr.-Nov.: 12- to 14-day Europe; Dec.: 10-day Caribbean

Coming in 1999 * Ship: Volendam

* Date of completion: August 1999 Passengers: 1,440

* Meeting facilities: Meeting rooms accommodate from 20 to 720.

* Itinerary: 10-day Canada/New England, 10-day Caribbean; 7-day Alaska in the year 2000

* Ship: Westerdam Passengers: 1,494

* Meeting facilities: Theater seats 237; 14 other rooms range from the card room (40) Admiral's Lounge (800); reception spaces hold from 50 to 800 in the Queen's Lounge or the veranda pool area.

* Itinerary: Jan.-Apr.: 7-day eastern Caribbean; Apr.: 18-day Panama Canal; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Sept.: 21-day Panama Canal; Oct.-Dec.: 7-day eastern Caribbean

KD River Cruises of Europe Contact: J.F. O'Rourke, president, (914) 696-3600, fax: (914) 696-0833 or Nan Wagner, VP, (415) 392-8817, fax: (415) 392-8868

* Ships: Arlene, Normandie (operated by Aqua Viva)Passengers: 104 ea.

* Meeting facilities: Restaurant (104); observation lounge (90)

* Itinerary: 8-day France

* Ships: Austria and Italia Passengers: 184 each

* Meeting facilities: 5 public rooms; observation lounge (118)

* Itinerary: Austria: 8-day Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary; Italia: 2- to 5-day Germany and France

* Ships: Britannia and Deutschland Passengers: 184 each

* Meeting facilities: 5 rooms hold from 6 to 177 (in the lounge).

* Itinerary: 4- to 6-day Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland

* Ship: Clara Schumann Passengers: 124

* Meeting facilities: Two public rooms, both for 116

* Itinerary: 5- to 8-day Germany and Czech Republic

* Ships: Heinrich Heine and Wilhelm Tell Passengers: 104 and 100

* Meeting facilities: Restaurant and observation lounge hold 116.

* Itinerary: 8-day Hungary, Austria, and Germany

* Ship: Helvetia Passengers: 1,440

* Meeting facilities: Four public spaces for 20 to 126 in the restaurant

* Itinerary: 8-day Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland

* Ships: Theodore Fontane Passengers: 120

* Meeting facilities: Two public rooms, both for 116

* Itinerary: 8- to 15-day Germany, Holland, and Austria

Norwegian Cruise Line Contact: Cindy Wolf, director, corporate and incentive sales, (800) 327-9020, (305) 436-4720, fax: (305) 436-4059

* Ship: Leeward Passengers: 950

* Meeting facilities: Meeting rooms hold up to 80; other group options range from Le Bistro (74) to the Stardust Lounge (510).

* Itinerary: 3-day Key West and Bahamas; 4-day Mexico

* Ship: Norway Passengers: 2,032

* Meeting facilities: Leif Erickson Conference Room seats 30; Saga theater seats 813; 10 other rooms hold from 43 to 670.

* Itinerary: Nov.-Mar.: 7-day east. and west. Carib.; Apr.-Oct.: Europe

* Ship: Norwegian Crown Passengers: 1,050

* Meeting facilities: 7 rooms hold up to 500 (Stardust Lounge).

* Itinerary: Nov.-Mar.: 14-day South America; Apr.-Sept.: 7-day Ber- muda; Oct.: 7-day Canada/New England; 13-day Colonial America

* Ships: Norwegian Dream (formerly Dreamward) and Norwegian Wind (formerly Windward)

* Passengers: Norwegian Dream: 1,726; Norwegian Wind: 1,748

* Meeting facilities: Conference room holds 60; 9 other rooms range from Le Bistro (78) to the Stardust Lounge (720).

* Itinerary: Norwegian Dream: Nov.-Apr.: 7-day Caribbean; Apr.-Nov.: 7-day Europe; Norwegian Wind: Oct.-Apr.: 7-day Caribbean; May-Aug.: 7-day Alaska; Sept.-Oct.: 7-day Hawaii

* Ship: Norwegian Dynasty (formerly Royal Odyssey) Passengers: 800

* Meeting facilities: 5 lounges hold groups up to 474.

* Itinerary: Jan.: 13-day Hawaii; 10-day Panama Canal; Feb.-Apr.: 10- to 15-day Panama Canal; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.: 15-day Panama Canal

Coming in 1999 * Ship: Norwegian Majesty (formerly Majesty Cruise Line's Royal Majesty) Passengers: 1,460

* Date of completion: Expansions/renovation to be done April 1999

* Meeting facilities: 7 rooms hold up to 602 (Majesty Lounge).

* Itinerary: Apr.-Oct.: 7-day Bermuda; Nov.-Dec.: 10- and 11-day Panama Canal

* Ship: Norwegian Sea (formerly Seaward) Passengers: 1,504

* Meeting facilities: 11 rooms hold from 32 to 658 (Cabaret Lounge).

* Itinerary: 7-day western Caribbean/Texas

Coming in 2000 * Ship: Norwegian Sky Passengers: 2,002

* Date of completion: August 1999

* Meeting facilities: Victoria Conference Center (seats 126); six other spaces range from 57 (Windjammer Bar) to 1,000 (Stardust Lounge).

* Itinerary: Aug.: 10- to 14-day Europe; Sept.-Oct.: 10-day Canada/ New England; 15-day Bermuda/Caribbean; Nov.-Dec.: 7-day eastern and western Caribbean

Orient Lines Contact: Cindi Occhuizzo, manager, charters and incentives, (800) 333-7300, (954) 527-6660, ext. 208, fax: (954) 527-6657

* Ship: M/V Marco Polo Passengers: 850

* Meeting facilities: Ambassador Lounge holds 438, Seven Seas Restaurant (446), seven other rooms available for groups.

* Itinerary: Apr. to Oct.: 5- and 7-night Mediterranean and Greek Isles; Nov.: Egypt, Africa, Seychelles; Dec. to Feb.: southern Transatlantic and Antarctica; Feb. to Mar.: New Zealand and Australia; Mar. to Apr.: Southeast Asia and India

Premier Cruises (includes the former Premier Cruise Line, Dolphin Cruise Line, Majesty Cruise Line, and Seawind Cruise Line)

Contact: Arthur Pollack, director of charter and incentives, (800) 992-4299, fax: (305) 358-3399

* Ship: IslandBreeze Passengers: 1,146

* Meeting facilities: 11 rooms seat 20 (library) to 700 (theater).

* Itinerary: Dec.-Apr.: 7-night Canary Islands, African coast

* Ship: Oceanic "The Big Red Boat" (formerly StarShip Oceanic) Passengers: 1,116

* Meeting facilities: 11 rooms for 12 (library) to 725 (restaurant)

* Itinerary: 3- and 4-night Bahamas

* Ship: OceanBreeze Passengers: 776

* Meeting facilities: Theater seats 120; boardroom (15); six other public rooms seat up to 440.

* Itinerary: 7-night Panama Canal

* Ship: Rembrandt (formerly Holland America Cruise Line's Rotterdam V) Passengers: 1,316

* Meeting facilities: 16 rooms hold up to 607 in the theater.

* Itinerary: May-Oct.: 7-night Mediterranean

* Ship: SeaBreeze Passengers: 840

* Meeting facilities: 8 rooms hold from 45 (bar) to 496 (restaurant).

* Itinerary: Winter/spring/fall: 7-night Mayan Americas; summer: 2-night from New York City; 5-night New England and Canada

* Ship: Seawind Crown Passengers: 764

* Meeting facilities: 10 rooms hold from 209 (cinema) to 480.

* Itinerary: 7-night Caribbean

Princess Cruises Contact: Hilary Ann Sullivan, director, incentive & charter sales, (310) 553-1770, fax: (310) 843-3865

* Ships: Crown Princess and Regal Princess Passengers: 1,590 each

* Meeting facilities: 15 rooms include library (holds 19), International Show Lounge (740), main dining room (844), and theater (169).

* Itinerary: Crown Princess: Oct.-May: 10-day Panama Canal; June-Sept.: 7-day Gulf of Alaska. Regal Princess: Oct., Nov., Apr., May: 12-day Tahiti; Nov.-Mar.: 10-day Mexico; May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska

* Ships: Dawn Princess and Sun Princess Passengers: 2,000 each

* Meeting facilities: 15 rooms include the Princess Theater (seats 550), and others that hold from 12 to 552 in two main dining rooms.

* Itinerary: May-Sept.: 7-day Gulf of Alaska; Oct.-Apr.: Dawn Prin- cess: 7-day Caribbean; Sun Princess: 10- to 11-day Panama Canal

NEW FOR 1998 * Ship: Grand Princess Passengers: 2,600

* Date of completion: May 1998

* Meeting facilities: 20 rms. incl. 2 lounges, theater (748), conf. rm. (36), 3 dining rms. (500 ea.), 6 restauraunts.

* Itinerary: Oct.-May: 7-night eastern Caribbean; June-Sept.: 12-night Istanbul/Barcelona and vice versa

* Ships: Island Princess and Pacific Princess Passengers: 640 each

* Meeting facilities: 9 rooms include theater (250) and lounge (400).

* Itinerary: Year-round: Black Sea, Holy Land, Southeast Asia, South Africa, British Isles, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Western Europe

Coming in 2000 * Ship: Ocean Princess Passengers: 2,000

* Date of completion: February 2000

NEW FOR 1998 * Meeting facilities: 15 rooms include the Princess Theater (seats 550), and others that hold from 12 to 552 in two main dining rooms.

* Itinerary: May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.-Apr.: 7-day Caribbean

* Ship: Royal Princess (refurbished 1998) Passengers: 1,200

* Meeting facilities: 13 rooms range from the library (seats 8) to dining room and lounge (each seat 600) to the theater (seats 150).

* Itinerary: Nov.-Apr.: 14- to 31-day South America, Africa, and Mediterranean; May-Aug.: 13-day Baltic, Norwegian; Sept., Oct.: 10-day Canada, New England

* Ship: Sea Princess Passengers: 2,000

* Date of completion: December 1998

* Meeting facilities: 15 rooms include the Princess Theater (seats 550), and other rooms that hold from 12 to 552 in two main dining rooms.

* Itinerary: May-Sept.: 7-day Alaska; Oct.-Apr.: 7-day Caribbean

* Ship: Sky Princess Passengers: 1,200

* Meeting facilities: 12 rooms include theater (283) and showroom (900).

* Itinerary: Oct.-Apr.: Orient, Asia, So. Pacific; May-Sept.: 11-day Alaska

Radisson Seven Seas Cruises Contact: Maggie Mantia, vice president, charter and incentive sales, (937) 291-2225, fax: (937) 291-2226

* Ship: Paul Gauguin Passengers: 320

* Date of completion: January 1998

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces hold from 10 to 320.

* Itinerary: 7-night Tahiti

* Ship: Radisson Diamond Passengers: 350

* Meeting facilities: Theater-style seating for 220 in Constellation Center. breaks down into 6 meeting rooms that hold up to 35, 2 boardrooms seating 30, one boardroom for 10; 49-square-foot personal computer room attached to boardroom A; 4 public areas seat up to 350.

* Itinerary: Nov.-Feb.: 7- to 12-night Panama Canal; Nov., Feb.-April: 4- to 7-night Caribbean; May-Oct.: 7-night Mediterranean/Baltic

Coming in 1999 * Ship: Seven Seas Navigator

* Date of completion: August 1999 Passengers: 490

* Meeting facilities: Data not available

* Itinerary: Summer 1999: Mediterranean; fall 1999-spring 2000: South America; Panama Canal; Caribbean; summer 2000: Alaska

* Ship: Song of Flower Passengers: 172

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces hold groups from 30 to 175.

* Itinerary: 7- to 12-night Europe and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Burma, Singapore, and Bali

Renaissance Cruises Contact: Sandy Herrell, manager of marketing development, (954) 463-0982, ext. 678; fax: (954) 356-0154

* Ship: R1 and R2 Passengers: 684 each

* Dates of completion: R1: July 1998

* R2: Nov. 1998

* Meeting facilities: Lounge (358), library (60), bar (194), card rm. (40)

* Itinerary: R1: Winter: 10-day Mediterranean; summer: 5-day Mediterranean; R2: 10-day Mediterranean

Coming in 1999 * Ship: R3 and R4 Passengers: 684 each

* Dates of completion: R3: July 1999 R4: Oct. 1999

* Meeting facilities: Cabaret Lounge seats 358, library (60), sports bar (194), and card room (40).

* Itinerary: 10-day Tahiti

* Ship: Renaissance 7 and Renaissance 8 Passengers: 114 each

* Meeting facilities: Show lounge seats 75, plus small card rooms.

* Itinerary: Renaissance 7: Winter: 9-day Asia; summer: 7-day Baltic; Renaissance 8: Winter: 9-day Asia; summer: 5-day Mediterranea

Royal Caribbean International Contact: Contact: Mary Reichenback-Lynch, director, incentive sales, (800) 345-7225, fax: (800) 722-5210

* Ship: Enchantment of the Seas Passengers: 1,950

* Meeting facilities: Conf. center seats 184; 4 lounges seat up to 870.

* Itinerary: 7-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean

* Ship: Grandeur of the Seas Passengers: 1,950

* Meeting facilities: Conference center seats 184; 4 lounges up to 575.

* Itinerary: 7-night eastern Caribbean

* Ships: Legend of the Seas , Splendour of the Seas Passengers: 1,804 ea.

* Meeting facilities: Conference center seats 100, theater (802), 2 other rooms (52 and 554).

* Itinerary: Panama Canal; Mediterranean

* Ships: Majesty of the Seas , Monarch of the Seas Passengers: 2,354 ea.

* Meeting facilities: Conf. room seats 100, cinema (200) 4 lounges hold 1,050, 675, 450, and 350.

* Itinerary: Majesty: 7-night Caribbean; Monarch: 7-day so. Caribbean

* Ship: Nordic Empress Passengers: 1,600

* Meeting facilities: Conf. center (90); 4 rooms (720, 360, 100, 24)

* Itinerary: Spring/fall: 3 and 4-night southern Caribbean; summer: 7-night Bermuda

* Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas Passengers: 2,000

* Meeting facilities: Conf. center (180); 4 lounges (870, 575, 250, 100)

* Itinerary: Summer: 7-night Alaska; fall-spring: 7-night southern Caribbean; Panama Canal

* Ship: Sovereign of the Seas Passengers: 2,280

* Meeting facilities: Conference center seats 80 and two cinemas seat 146; 4 other rooms hold groups of 1,050, 675, 450, and 175.

* Itinerary: 3- and 4-night Bahamas

* Ship: Viking Serenade Passengers: 1,516

* Meeting facilities: Conference room seats 133; breaks down into 2 rooms for 65 each; 3 other rooms seat from 70 to 550.

* Itinerary: 3-night to Ensenada, Mexico; 4-night to Catalina Island, Calif., and Ensenada

* Ship: Vision of the Seas Passengers: 2,000

* Date of completion: May 1998

* Meeting facilities: Conference center seats 184, the theater 870; 4 lounges hold up to 570.

* Itinerary: 10-night Panama Canal; Alaska

Sea Cloud Cruises, Inc. Contact: Maritza Bush, sales coordinator, (888) 732-2568, (973) 884-0407, fax: (973) 884-1712

* Ship: River Cloud Passengers: 90

* Meeting facilities: the lounge (70)

* Itinerary: 7-night Budapest/Nuremberg; other European river options

* Ship: Sea Cloud Passengers: 69

* Meeting facilities: Lido Deck holds 60; the dining room seats 50.

* Itinerary: Winter: 7-night Caribbean; spring-summer: 7-night Mediterranean/south Europe

Coming in 2000 * Ship: Sea Cloud II Passengers: 96

* Date of completion: Winter 2000 Meeting facilities: Lounge holds 70.

* Itinerary: Information not yet available

Silversea Cruises Contact: Jan Loeff, director of incentive sales & charters, (954) 522-4477, (800) 722-9955, fax: (954) 522-4499

* Ships: Silver Cloud and Silver Wind Passengers: 296 each

* Meeting facilities: Conference rooms hold up to 40, observation lounge (70), show lounge (296).

* Itinerary: Worldwide cruises of 7+ days

Coming in 2000 and 2001 * Ships: 2 ships, information not yet available Passengers: 396 each

* Dates of completion: July 2000; May 2001

* Meeting facilities: Show lounge will hold 400; other facilities to include observation lounge, computer center, and conference center.

* Itinerary: Worldwide cruises of 7+ days

Star Clippers Contact: Jack Chatham, vice president, sales & marketing, (800) 442-0553, fax: (305) 442-1611

* Ships: Star Clipper and Star Flyer Passengers: 170 each

* Meeting facilities: Library (seats 20), Tropical Bar (85), piano bar (85), dining room (190).

* Itinerary: Star Clipper: Oct.-Apr.: 7- to 14-night Grenadines or Treasure Islands (Caribbean); May-Sept.: 7- to 14-night French or Italian Riviera; Apr.-May and Oct.:

7- to 28-night transatlantic.

Star Flyer: Nov.-Mar.: 7- to 14-night Far East; May-Oct.: 7- to 14-night Greek Isles and Turkey; Apr. and Oct.: 8 to 35-night Indian Ocean crossing

Coming in 1999 * Ship: Royal Clipper Passengers: 228

* Date of completion: Late 1999

* Meeting facilities: Library (seats 50), piano lounge (265), dining room (250), forward observation lounge (90).

* Itinerary: 7- and 14-night lower Windward Islands and Grenadines

Windstar Cruises Contact: Nancy Marino, director of charter & incentive sales, (800) 628-3354, (206) 286-3927, fax: (206) 286-3229

* Ship: Wind Surf Passengers: 312

* Date of completion: May 1998; refurbished (formerly the Club Med 1)

* Meeting facilities: Conference center seats 120; other spaces include the library (20), bistro (80), restaurant (240), and lounge (312).

* Itinerary: November-March: 7-day Caribbean from Barbados; May-Oct.: 7-day Mediterranean from Nice, France, and Rome

* Ships: Wind Song, Wind Spirit, and Wind Star Passengers: 148 each

* Meeting facilities: Public spaces include the library (12), veranda terrace (40), veranda (80), lounge and restaurant (148).

* Itineraries: 6-, 7-, and 14-night cruises; Nov.-Apr.: Caribbean from St. Thomas or Barbados and Costa Rica from Puerto Caldera; Apr., Oct.: Panama Canal; May-Oct.: Mediterranean, Riviera, Adriatic, and Greek Isles