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During our many years as travel agents, we used to log in to several different booking platforms to look for that one cruise that perfectly fit the needs and desires of our clients.
But today, you as a traveler can research the cruise lines for the best routes, lowest prices, and even last-minute offers, all with one straightforward search and instant results. Using a cruise price comparison site, you have a world of cruise options at your fingertips.
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Our favorite price comparison service is CruiseDirect. Here’s why:
- They present a vast range of ocean and river cruises offered by well-known cruise lines that we like and trust.
- The information is all on an “easy-to-read and compare” results page.
- The website design makes it easy to use filters to select the features that matter most to you.
- They live up to their “Pay less, cruise more” concept by offering a cruise price guarantee.
- CruiseDirect offers flexible payment plans and great freebies and discounts.
- Getting in touch with them is easy by clicking the “enquire” button and sending off a quick email if you get stuck.
Tips for a better CruiseDirect search experience
- Start by using the search box below. Choose the region of the world you want to visit (for example, Europe, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean).
- Do you have a favorite cruise line? Then choose it in the drop-down menu. I usually let the box say “Any Cruise Line” as I have many favorites and want to see the broadest range of offers available for my travel date.
- Next, click search and wait for the results page to load. Be patient. Searches can take up to 30 seconds.
- Now, narrow the search by date and then duration. How long do you want to cruise? Most popular are 5 to 7-night cruises.
- If you know which cruise line you want, click “more search options,” and it’s possible to write in the name of the ship and the number of guests in your party.
- Click “Search” and let the planning begin! Select three cruises by choosing the itineraries that are most appealing to you. Compare options and look for extra incentives the cruise line may offer, such as onboard credit or a discounted beverage package.
- Remember, you can always adjust and refine your search criteria on the results page.
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Please keep the following in mind:
- Result pages can take up to 30 seconds to load. The more comprehensive the search, the longer it will take to present the results.
- Cruisedirect sometimes shows featured cruises at the top of the search result. Just scroll down to see your results.
- Remember to use the filters in the left columns to narrow down your results.
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