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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

First-ever cruise ship 'for millennials' to set sail in 2018

Most millennials probably wouldn't cite a cruise as their dream vacation, but one company is hoping to change that. Aiming to attract the 21 to 45-year-old set with "the first-ever river cruise brand for millennials," U by Uniworld has finally released ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:09:00 GMT

Why G Adventures Is the Expedition or River Cruise Line for You

G Adventures offers cruises to some of the world's least explored and lesser-known destinations, which is a big draw if you prefer not to follow the crowd. It offers ocean voyages in the Galapagos, polar regions, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:07:00 GMT

In the wake of river cruise success, Backroads launches fleet of ocean trips

Fourteen different small-ship ocean cruise itineraries will be offered in 2019, for a total of 51 departure dates throughout that year. Founded in 1979, Backroads has long been known for its guided cycling, hiking and multi-sport vacations around the globe.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:35:00 GMT

Bahamian Girl Falls to Her Death on Carnival Cruise Ship

... is located at ... FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday October 18, 2017 - A dream vacation turned into a nightmare for one family after an eight-year-old Bahamian girl fell to ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Alaska Cruises: Sail the Inside Passage with an Insider

Get a unique perspective of The Last Frontier through a one-of-a-kind Alaskan vacation. 7-Day Sawyer Glacier Cruise from Seward Welcome to Fairbanks and get ready to explore Alaska's Golden Heart City. Enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks in a deluxe motorcoach ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:28:00 GMT

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Multigenerational Vacation

Whether opting for a cruise, a theme park or a luxury resort, careful planning helps ensure a successful multigenerational trip. We asked experts for the 10 biggest mistakes people make when planning multigenerational vacations and how to avoid them ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:17:00 GMT

7 Best Vacation Spots For Teens

Being out in the middle of the ocean with a temperamental teen may not sound like the ideal vacation, but try it. "Cruises can be a great option for families looking to give teens the independence and cool experiences they're looking for, while also ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:18:00 GMT

Royal Caribbean's WOW Sale: Kids Cruise Free & Up to $300 in Spending Money

Offer applies to sailings departing on or after November 18, 2017. Learn the cruise secrets most people don't know and cruise like a boss. Check out Intelligent Cruiser here for a better cruise vacation. (Sponsored)

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:57:00 GMT

Spotted: AIDA Starts Its First World Cruise

Destinations such as Recife and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego are just some of the stops along the way before AIDAcara travels from Valparaiso (Chile) to Easter Island. The cruise ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:31:00 GMT

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