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As the name implies, Cruise Direct offers cruises - and does so better than any other site we reviewed. With that focus, Cruise Direct surpasses those vacation sites which try to be all things to all people. Ease of use, low prices, and best guarantee combine to give this site our highest rating.

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This site is among the easiest we've found to shop for and buy a cruise. Although you can research and purchase other types of vacations from this site, it's clear that cruises are where Vacation Outlet focuses most of its energy. A simple to use format, wealth of information, and low prices give this site a very high score.

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No Gnomes here - Travelocity does an admirable job of allowing customers to be able to research, find and book a cruise. With a wealth of travel experience to draw on, Travelocity makes the process simple and affordable.

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Priceline made its mark as the first "name your own price" airline fare site, where customers could submit a price for an airfare and see if the airlines accepted it. Over the years they have expanded their repertoire of offerings to include vacation packages and cruises. And they've done it very well.

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Cruises are not Easy Click Travel's bread and butter, and it shows. This Florida-based company does everything from cars to vacations, from hotels to hotel transfers. While encompassing a lot of travel options, this busy site is not what we'd call pretty or intuitive; and it's depth of cruise information pales in comparison to our higher-rated selections.

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This is a sister site to Easy Click Travel. Both are based in Altamonte Springs, FL. The sites look and navigate very much the same except for one difference; while Easy Click Travel focuses on hotels and vacations, Last Minute leads with airline booking. Unfortunately, we consistently found lower cruise fares - and even airfares - on other sites.

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Cruise Vacations

Vacation cruises have seen rapid growth in recent years. People enjoy waking up to a new port-of-call adventure every day, without having to unpack and move all their belongings. New ships offer roomy accommodations, a feast of food options, and shipboard activities that boggle the mind. Indeed, many vacation cruise ships now are full-fledged vacation destinations all by themselves.

To be sure, the increased popularity of vacation cruises is also due in part to better affordability. Lower costs for cruises, and the all-inclusive nature of many cruise programs, prove an attractive option for many vacationers.

The internet is, of course, part of the reason for that affordability. Booking a cruise online can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over traditional booking methods. When reviewing cruise booking sites, the following traits should factor prominently in your consideration:

  • Selection.  What good is a cruise booking site if it only gives you a few options You want to see and compare the greatest number of destinations and cruise lines possible.
  • Cost.  One big reason for booking a cruise online is to save money. You want a site that reliably gives the best deals.
  • Information.  You may want to research the shipboard amenities, port of call excursions, or read other customer's reviews before booking a cruise. The best cruise vacation sites give you this information and more. has reviewed and ranked the best cruise vacation sites available today. We hope these reviews help you book your next cruise quickly and easily!

Cruise Vacations In The News

These Are the Most Amazing Cruise Perks That Only Frequent Travelers Know About

Cruising is a big industry - there might be no better way to take a vacation than to get on board and not have to worry about accommodations, meals and entertainment Although those things are typically included in a cruise vacation, it still isn't ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:42:00 GMT

Cruise Shipping: Eight Trends to Watch in 2018

Cruise lines come with up innovative ways of enticing sailing passengers every year. Dream a destination or favorite vacation activity, and it's very likely you can get there via water. The following are the eight top sailing trends for 2018. 1.

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:08:00 GMT

Princess Cruises Awarded "Best Itineraries" by Cruise Critic Editors

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering more than 150 itineraries to popular bucket-list destinations all over the world, Princess Cruises has earned top honors for its cruise vacation itineraries in the Cruise Critic Annual Editors ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:38:00 GMT

Cruise Line Adding Second Cruise Ship for Daily Cruises to the Bahamas

as well as its signature Cruise & Resort Stay packages. The 1,900 passenger Grand Celebration will set sail on December 23 with the following upgrades: Expanded, Enhanced Casino - For those seeking lady luck at sea, Grand Celebration's Par-A-Dice ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:11:00 GMT

Thanksgiving cruise with our extended family!

We had a great cruise. Galveston has streamlined the embark experience ... Our first time purchasing the Cheers and Bottomless Bubbles packages. We didn't like that the kids had to get their soda from the bar and sign bills, too much to ask of a child.

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:28:00 GMT

Best winter cruise destinations

No matter what destination you have in mind, planning a cruise in the wintertime could be a perfect option for you. Winter cruises are great choice if you're looking for a bargain with off-season pricing or want to avoid crowds, kids or spring breakers.

Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:34:00 GMT

Dubai 'on track' to lure 1m cruise tourists by 2020

"Cruise tourism within the Arabian Gulf has experienced explosive growth over the past five years," said Chris Hayman, chairman, Seatrade UBM EMEA. "As deployment continues to boom, destinations across the region have already made major investments ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:38:00 GMT

Two really, really big cruise ships headed to Alaska

She said Alaska is catching up with other cruise destinations. "The large ships have been going to the Caribbean for several years. They've been over in Europe. They've been over in Asia and Australia," she said. So, why are they headed our way

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:37:00 GMT

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