Shipbook, created by some members of the Costa Crociere crew, is the first social network dedicated to seafarers.

Shipbook icon
Shipbook logo
Type of siteSocial network
LanguageEnglish, automatic translation available
Created bySome members of the Costa Crociere crew, anonymous.
Launch date1 December 2019
Current stateActive
Slogan“The social network for seafarers”
Used technologiesJavascript, php, asp and mysql

What is that? is the only social network dedicated to seafarers. The cruise ships social network!

A reference point for sailors, a meeting place and interaction between people who work or travel on board cruise ships.

The idea was born in May 2019 by some members of the Costa Crociere crew, and the aim is to give crew and passengers a place to get to know each other, socialize, share news and keep in touch.

Before Shipbook, nobody has ever managed to accomplish something to satisfy the real needs of those who live on board.

The willingness of the developers to compensate for the shortcomings of the app made available to date for the crew is evident.

Shipbook improves the lives of those on board

Working aboard a ship means living many months away from home and spending short periods of rest before leaving again for many months.

Living with the same people for long periods, then losing sight of and getting to know other people with whom you will spend a lot of time again.

The rhythms of life at sea and relationships are very different from those typical of ordinary people, who return home every night after work.

Sentimental relationships, professional collaborations and friendships, work differently on board, contract after contract, ship after ship. is the tailor-made tool to meet the needs of those who work and live aboard a cruise ship.

What can you do with Shipbook?

The service allows seafarers to get to know each other, interact, stay in touch and share news, on board the same ship or from a distance.

With Shipbook you can know before boarding, the people who will be on board, participate in public discussions concerning friends, the ship and the entire fleet.

The site is useful to all people on board cruise ships, both passengers and crew members.

Shipbook is independent of the shipping companies for which it is active, such as any website, or any off-shore location, it is the perfect place to get around the prohibitions that make on-board approaches difficult, between passengers and crew members .

For more information about this, we refer to the terms of use and the Privacy Policy, which regulate the attribution of responsibilities between the founders of the site and the subscribers, in terms of interaction between users, publication and dissemination of content.

How is the interaction between the subscribers?

To wink

The first page accessed, the Homepage, suggests the people we might like, to whom we might like.

This is possible because Shipbook crosses the information in our profile with that of other users, to select potential partners.

On the same page it is possible to attract the attention of a potential partner, “winking”.

The person who receives our attention can choose to ignore them or accept them and establish a friendly relationship.

Friendship requests

To connect with known people
, who do not necessarily fit into the selection of potential partners, it is customary to send the friend request, which can be approved or ignored.

To find people, enter the first and / or last name in the homepage search engine.

As an alternative to name and surname, you can enter the ShipbookID, the identification number of each member of the service; In order for someone to find us on the site, we can personally notify them of our ShipbookID.

Private messages

Those listed so far are the two ways to establish a friendship relationship, a necessary requirement to be able to send and receive private messages. provides a messaging system, to send and receive private messages between people who have established a friendly relationship between them.

A mailbox collects all the conversations started and notifies new incoming messages.

News flows

The news section allows each member to publish content that will be visible to all other Shipbook users.

Each user of the service can view separate posts and comment on the contents published by:

  • your friends,
  • by people aboard the same ship,
  • from people aboard other ships in the fleet,
  • from people aboard other shipping companies.

The reports

Anyone can tell site administrators and moderators about someone’s non-compliance with community rules.

The “Report user” button draws the attention of the administrators to contents or actions that could be contrary to the conditions of use.

The reports act immediately, progressively reducing the visibility of the reported users, within the site.

Shipbook belongs to everyone, so it is in everyone’s interest to take care of the platform, avoiding breaking the rules and signaling those who do.


How much?

The service is completely free
, as indicated in the Terms and Conditions of Use document.

Created by some members of the Costa Crociere crew, considering the high cost for using the Internet connection on board, Shipbook has been made available to everyone free of charge.

Languages ​​available

The service is currently in English, because it is the most common language on board cruise ships.

However, each section of the site is equipped with an automatic translator, provided by Google, thanks to which it is possible to translate instantly:

  • private messaging, to communicate with users of other nationalities,
  • posts published by other users, to read news written in other languages

Shipping companies available

At the moment Shipbook works for those who navigate on board:

  • AIDA Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • American Cruise Line
  • American Queen Steam
  • Arosa Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Azamara Cruises
  • Bahamas Paradise Cru
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Compagnie du Ponant
  • Costa Cruises
  • CroisiEurope
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • Crystal Cruises
  • CSSC Carnival China
  • Cunard
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Dream Cruises
  • Emerald Waterways
  • European Waterways
  • Ferries
  • Fred Olsen
  • Grand Circle Cruise
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Holland America
  • Hurtigruten
  • Icebreakers
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Luftner Cruises
  • Marella Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Mystic Cruises
  • Nile River Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Lin
  • Norwegian Yatch Voya
  • Oceania Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Pandaw River Cruises
  • Phoenix Reisen
  • Princess Cruises
  • Pullmantur
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Ritz-Carlton Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Russian River Cruise
  • Saga Cruises
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Scylla Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • SeaDream
  • Silversea
  • Small Cruise Lines
  • Star Cruises
  • TUI Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Uniworld
  • Viking Cruises
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Windstar

Mobile devices

Shipbook was born for mobile devices, to be easily used by those who usually connect to public wifi, in the most uncomfortable contexts.

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