Best Websites for Cruise Vacation Deals

in Cruise Vacations, Travel Deals

Is the weather starting to get chilly in your neck of the woods? Perhaps a cruise would really hit the spot but you don’t think you can afford one.

Think again. There are plenty of cruise deals to be found online, you just have to know where to look. Start doing your research now before the snow falls and you’ll be on cruise before you can say “ship’s ahoy!” Here are some online resources to get you started.

Cruise Deals

Cruise Deals provides you with the opportunity to search a variety of Caribbean, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Mexican or European cruises at low prices. The search engine allows you to search by date, location, length of cruise and price. You can also see pictures of the cruise ships and locations. Booking can be done online 24-7 or you can call 1-800-866-6414 during normal business hours to book a cruise or ask questions.

Orbitz Cruises

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This spin-off of the larger Orbitz search engine is where to go to find some of the lowest prices on cruises throughout the world. Go here to find rock bottom prices and last minute deals as well as package deals (include flight and attractions). The search engine allows you to refine your criteria based on cruise location, date, length of cruise, departure port, cruise line and type of ship.

Last Minute Cruises

If you’re feeling adventurous and have a flexible schedule, then head to Last Minute Cruises for some of the best deals around (you’ll save on average 50-65%). Their extensive search engine will help you find amazing deals on cruises leaving in the near future (you can search by destinations, cruise lines and special deals). Book online 24/7 or call 1-866- 836-6963 during normal business hours to book a cruise. boasts a large database of bargain cruises and special offers across all major cruise lines and in a variety of locations. This is the place to look for package deals and free upgrades. Book online 24/7 or call the “cruise experts” at 1-888-333-3116 during normal business hours to ask specific questions about the deals offered on the site.

Cruise Cheap

Cruise Cheap allows you to search cruise deals in a variety of locations. They specialize in package deals comprised of a combination of airfare/cruise/land excursion/hotel/cruise upgrades. You can search by destination, cruise line and departure date/cruise length. Book cruises 24/7 online or call 1-800- 543-1915 to speak to an agent.

Cruise Critic: Cruises Reviews and News

In addition to providing you with the latest news regarding various cruise lines and up-to-date reviews of cruises by actual vacationers like yourself, Cruise Critic offers a searchable database including a variety of cruise deals.

Of course, you should also check the big travel sites: Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, and Travelocity.

Keep in mind that going straight to the source (individual cruise lines themselves) may be another effective way to find excellent deals. All of the major cruise lines have websites that feature last minute cruises and package deals. Many of these cruise line also have reward programs that will allow you to go on the cruise of your dreams for much, much less. Here are some suggestions:

Carnival Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Princess Cruises

Disney Cruise Line

What are you waiting for? Go for it! Set sail!

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