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Voted #1 Cruise App – Over 1 Million Downloads!

Start your Cruise Countdown now! Track Cruises, see who you’re sailing with, view Deck Plans, see Ship & Port Reviews, Cruising Pictures and much more!

Use ShipMate cruise finder to search through 100,000+ itineraries from all major lines.

17 Included Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, MSC, Oceania, P&O, Cunard, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, SeaDream, Thomson Cruises, Windstar, Viking Ocean Cruises.

Cruise countdown clock

One of the most emotional functionality in ShipMate app is cruise countdown — it allows users to track how many days left before cruise starts. It can be displayed anywhere: inside the app, on the notification center widget and even on the Apple Watch.

Roll Call and Cruise Chat

How about to see everybody on your cruise and chat to them? It was never so easy to ask cruise neighborhoods about their impressions and recommendations. It’s very comfortable way to have new contacts and even dates :)

Deck plans & Ship info

Never get lost on your super-sized cruise ship with complete and detailed maps of all decks.

Cruise port info (history, maps, locations)

Excursion options

A lot of free and paid excursions options while staying in port.

Itineraries for 95% of all Cruises

Deck cams

Get an access to the deck cams right from your iPhone and see what’s iteresting happens there.

Cruise Finder / Ship tracker

Track your cruise ship on the map in real time.

Vacation picture gallery

Cruising tips

Cruise Cabin

See real pictures and reviews of a cabin from previous users.

Price Drop Alerts

Subscribe on the cruise price drop and save your money. Get notified by Push Notification or Email.

Voted “Best Cruise App,” Ship Mate has over One Million Downloads and was the first cruise app every created!

Inside, you’ll find tons 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 images. You can visit your ports well before stepping on board, and be ready to make the most of your limited time at each. Our cruise forums are packed with happy users, eager to share their cruise knowledge and tips.

We have over 300 cruise ships, including some of the most popular new vessels, like Carnival Dream, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Splendor, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Pearl, Quantum of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas.

You will NOT need internet service to use the app on the ship. Cruise lines charge roughly $35 per hour for the internet – you can put your phone on “airplane mode” and still use the majority of Ship Mate’s features.

So don’t wait to start your cruise. Download Ship Mate and start the vacation today!

You can read coverage and reviews of the Ship Mate app on Los Angeles TimesMashableMediaPostNBC NewsThe Dish Daily, and Cruise International

User’s feedback

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our Ship Mate users are saying.
“Just want to let you guys know that I love, love, love this app! I’m going on my 5th carnival cruise in January and then 6th in April and I love every aspect of this app! Thank you so much for keeping up the great work!”
– Rachel J.

“Your app was invaluable during this cruise, to record excursions etc. I have since recommended it to many friends, who are equally delighted with it as I am.”
– Julie D.

“I really appreciate the countdown board and all of the other cool features your app offers regarding port tips.Thank you for doing what you do!”
– Angie B.


High Perofrmance


SSL Secured

Rocket Speed

Regular Backups

High Load Ready

ShipMate is an extremely huge application with really rich functionality. It stays in the same row with Facebook by complexity. ShipMate contains more than 80 separate complex screens (for comparison average mobile app has about 10 separate screens), that requires extremely high development and management skills to support it.

ShipMate backend is powered by, it’s the biggest Parse app in the world.

The story about that app will be incomplete without a paragraph about the user interface. There were two huge challenges: cloning a functionality of the Facebook’s feed and making it fast as a thunder — true 60 FPS scrolling with no lags at all. We made all newsfeed’s UI completely asynchronous with off-screen rendering, with a lot of CALayer optimisation. And as a result we can say — time spent on that cost it!

ShipMate bundle contains iOS Notification Center Widget and Apple Watch Application. It was one of the first applications on Apple Watch.

We used next tools while developing ShipMate:



Real-time chat with group chatrooms

Facebook-like newsfeed

Facebook AsyncKit

True 60 FPS scrolling


iOS 7.0 and later


iOS Developer: Oksana Kovalchuk

UI Designer: Alex Zavrazhniy

Quality Assurance: Elena Milshina

Release Date: Nov 11, 2015

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