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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!

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The Best Cruises for Kids

Cruises are one of the top choices for an all-inclusive value vacation. Known for their superb dining, award-winning entertainment, impressive amenities, and the chance to visit more than one destination, cruises are one of the best options for a family ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:44:00 GMT

Why You Should Go On A Cruise For Your Next Big Vacation

Ready for a hassle-free vacation by the sea Look no further than a cruise. You heard that right! A cruise is the ultimate way to see beautiful new places, eat all of the food you want, lounge poolside, and enjoy live entertainment. It hardly takes any ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:48:00 GMT

Top cruise lines offering overnight stays and excursions

Oceania Cruises lingers in Benoa (Bali), Hong Kong, Yangon, Jerusalem and Venice, among many other destinations; Celebrity overnights in ports such as Cartagena, Cozumel and Barbados on some 40 different Caribbean cruises; Silversea lingers in Halong Bay ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:08:00 GMT

Celebrity Cruises' New Excursions Include Scaling a Volcano and Racing a Yacht

The new Great Adventures designed in collaboration with Ben Fogle are now open for booking. 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, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Introducing the world's first cruise to ever visit all seven continents

The itinerary, starting with Florida's Fort Lauderdale port, includes 40 new destinations from the luxury small ship operator, comprised of nine legs with a string of overnight stays in the world's major capitals. From the US, the all-suite cruise ship ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:30:58 GMT

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Lines Bring #MeToo Offshore

Cruise vacations continue to be a popular choice for those looking to get away. According to statistics from the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the cruise industry has been the fastest growing category in the travel leisure market since 1980 ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:07:00 GMT

2018 Acadia Cruise

Explore Acadia National Park and the surrounding area aboard the fully restored 1920s luxury racing schooner Ladona. Enjoy classic Maine food and drink by land and sea. Take a break from the water to explore historic Bar Harbor and Acadia, including stops ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:55:00 GMT

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