Cruise Shipmate 4+

Reviews, Prices & Excursions

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 41K Ratings
    • Free


Shipmate is the ONLY Cruise App you can use before, during, and after your cruise! AND it works for every cruise line, not just one. Save and share your entire cruise history and learn everything you need to know about your upcoming sailings. Here are just a few things you can do with Shipmate:

-> Meet Your Fellow Cruisers With Roll Calls For Your Specific Sailing
-> Check Prices - Find Discount Cruises and Deals
-> Countdown to Your Cruise
-> Book Port Excursions and Tours
-> Set Price Alerts on Cruises
-> Learn About Your Ship (deck plans & photos)
-> Find Out What to Do In Port (reviews, tips & photos)
-> Discover The Best Port Shopping and Deals (apparel, jewelry & more)
-> Cruise Ship Tracker - See Where Your Cruise Ship is in the World
-> See What’s Happening On Your Ship With Deck Cams
-> Write a Review for your cruise and share your experience with the world
-> Much More

Voted "Best Cruise App," Shipmate has over Two Million Downloads and was the first cruise app ever created!

Inside, you'll find boatloads of content for your cruise ship and ports. You'll get to know your vessel top to bottom using our detailed deck maps, and user-submitted pictures. You can visit your ports well before stepping on board with user tips and reviews, so you’re ready to make the most of your limited time ashore. Got a question? Our cruise forums are packed with happy users, eager to share their cruise knowledge and tips.

Stop waiting for your cruise. Download Shipmate and start your vacation today!

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What’s New

Version 4.27.13

Smooth sailing with bug squashing and little tweaks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41K Ratings

41K Ratings

BRWilliams32 ,

Shipmate is the Tool to Use Before you Cruise!

Shipmate is a great app to use to read reviews from numerous cruisers regarding any ship, any cruise line, venues and options to consider before you set sail. Like any review forum, you need to “sift” through the reviews and weed out what you feel are real versus ones that may be biased. Look through the pictures, read the comments, see what others are say and you be the judge as to what you think is accurate. In most cases you’ll find the truth is a bit of every review. Sometimes bad things happen and it gets noted in review, however in many more cases it is all positive feedback. Take the reviews with a “grain of sand” and consider different points of view. Cruises, like any vacation, are what you make them and you can positively or negatively influence your trip based on what your expectations are. So read them, view the pictures, trust and follow your instincts and you’ll be able to make the right cruise vacation for you!

Power Stroke13 ,

Needs Some Work!

Love the Shipmate App but the developers need to do something about the trolls and people who make nasty comments about others who post just because they don’t like the comment. On some posts it gets completely out of hand and I can easily see you losing a lot of users over nasty people calling others idiot, an asshat, etc. The app shows a minimum age of 4+ years but I would not let my 12 yr old on this app because of the nasty, mean comments.
There needs to be a button to report these nasty users. Flagging a post as inappropriate makes the users comment disappear while you are under that post. But if you go back out to the main feed then back into the same post, the comment that was flagged as inappropriate reappears. Posters should also be able to remove mean comments of others replying to their posts and have the ability to block those users after reporting them.

Mental1000 ,

Cool app

There is definitely room for improvement. The photos section is extremely frustrating to try to add additional pictures to will will now ONLY let me take a picture to add it won’t let me add from my phone photos

One thing I wish they did was let you review and share the excursion information. It lets you book them but I want to share my review after I have done them and that needs improvement

It would also be nice if there was a little more to shipmates so you could search your shipmates and see who would have similar interests that could spark a conversation. As it is now I can see what cruises you have been on and where your from. Bout it. I would rather it have more personal information like what cruise events your interested in, are you traveling as a couple or are you single which would be nice to allow singles to meet on the ship easier or find another couple that may have similar interests. I can see the potential in the shipmates but it has been vastly overlooked and underdeveloped.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Thank you for your review of Shipmate. We appreciate your feedback and will take these suggestions into account as we plan for future upgrades to the app. In regards to your photos, the issue may be that you have not granted Shipmate permission to access your images so that you may add them to the feed. We recommend you visit your App settings - select 'Shipmate' - select the 'Photos' option - and choose Allow Photos to Access 'All Photos'. Please email us at if you continue to have issues and we will be more than happy to troubleshoot!

App Privacy

The developer,, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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