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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

Cruise Passenger Arrivals to St Kitts Exceed One Million for First Time Ever

"Having reached this benchmark, St Kitts is now considered by the cruise lines to be in the same elite port status category as much larger destinations in the region. Cruise passengers clearly enjoy o...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Move Another Mega Ship to Alaska in 2019

Details of its itineraries have yet to be revealed, but we do know the ship will offer pre- and post-cruise packages, giving cruisers more time to explore on land. "We're seeing a very strong European ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:16:00 GMT

Booking Cruises Online Made as Easy as 1, 2, 3 with Updated Consumer Website from Dream Vacations

Consumers can now easily navigate complex promotions. July 17, 2018 // // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Recognizing that communicating, selling and supporting the landscape of complex promot...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:31:00 GMT

What to Pack for a Cruise-and 6 Things Not to Bring

These are the best cruises for every type of traveler. If you're someone who doesn't like to unplug during a vacation, this one is a biggie-especially if you have more than one device or spend hours o...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:13:00 GMT

Cruise Line's 5 Month Cruise Will Visit 36 Countries, 5 Continents, and 62 Cruise Ports

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:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:52:00 GMT

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