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Cruise Tips: Learn The Top 20 Winning Ways To Get More Cruise For Less. Cruise Traveler Magazine readers went on some great cruise vacations this summer to Europe, Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, even Hawaii. Whether you traveled across the globe, or just took a weekend Bahamas cruise, you came back with lots of pictures, stories and fond memories. Read all about their favorite moments in words and pictures. Cruise reviews from cruise travelers just like you help others in our community choose the best cruise ships, destinations and ports of call, making the experience better for everyone. A fair, unedited and unbiased resource of cruise ship reviews ratings and rankings, cruise line reviews, cruise ship listings, cruise destinations, cruise reports, cruise line reviews, ratings and cruise ship reviews, ratings by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships.

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Alaska Cruisetour Review - Read our 7 day Alaska Rail, Lodge, and Denali National Park Review: Island Princess, Coral Princess & Star Princess.

Grand Asia Cruise Review - Read our 14 day Asia cruise review of Diamond Princess. Loaded with destination information and tips.

Viking River Cruise Review - Our Rhine Getaway River Cruise Review

Viking Ocean Cruise Review - Our Viking Cruises' Viking Star Cruise Ship Review
Let's Debate - Holland America -vs - Princess Cruises in Alaska. Cruise Traveler Magazine compares the real difference between Holland America vs. Princess Alaska Cruises

Why For This Travel Advisor Alaska Is Hot - A very special level of service differentiates this travel advisor from others.


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Alaska Cruise Tour Review :7 Nights - 8 Days Anchorage to Fairbanks plus a 7 day Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise.
Alaska - The Last Cruise Frontier : A destination that should be at the top of every cruise enthusiasts bucket list.


Girls' Guide to Cruising

101 Things Us Girls Can Do On A Cruise

How To Convince Your Man To Take A Cruise


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From sea to shore, from must see sights to must-do adventures, to departure dates, everything you need to know about shore excursions before you go on your cruise. Such as our Ultimate Shore Trips List. The definitive guide to what to do ashore on your next cruise...read about exciting locales in Destinations Uncovered or learn more about our readers favorite cruises and shore tours for the kids and teens, seniors or active couples. All the Tips and tricks to have a successful cruise vacation. Check out the Traveler's Picks: Top rated tours before, during and after your cruise. Are you taking kids and teens, looking for a high adventure, or the best romantic cruises? Find all the tips and tricks to choose the right ship to have a successful cruise vacation. From staterooms and dining to nightlife and youth programs, first-time cruisers will find all the information you need about cruising right here.

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Best cruise ships of 2019
Best Ocean Cruise Ship Overall
Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

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Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Ship for Dining
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Symphony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Coral Princess - Princess Cruises Alaska

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Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises


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ALASKA Trek across the "Great Frontier" and explore mile after mile of stunning fjords, glaciers, forests and mountains.

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     Ketchikan, Alaska Excursions

    Skagway, Alaska Excursions

:: Bermuda Excursions

BAHAMAS & BERMUDA Soak up electric blue waters, track the pursuits of legendary pirates and unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.  

:: Canada Excursions

:: New England Excursions

CANADA & NEW ENGLAND Breathe in the life of rugged seaside villages and the spirit of the American Revolution.  

:: Caribbean Excursions

CARIBBEAN Bury your toes in sugar-white sand, unearth Mayan ruins and shop at outdoor markets for duty-free handicrafts.

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MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE Stand at the feet of Michelangelo's David, stare into the eyes of da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and take in the most inspired works of art ever created.
NORTHERN EUROPE Toast to the wonders of lofty castles, grandiose cathedrals and pastoral countryside in an Irish pub.

:: Hawaii Excursions

HAWAII Relax on Waikiki Beach and snorkel amidst lava rock in Nawiliwili Kauai. Or explore Hawaii's memorials and monuments.

:: Mexico Excursions

MEXICO Tour ancient villages, old-world factories and traditional plantations. Or daydream in a hammock on a sun-drenched beach.

:: Australia Excursions

:: New Zealand Excursions

AUSTRALIA & SOUTH PACIFIC Trek past boiling mud pools and powerful geysers in Tahiti and then attend a world-class performance at the Sydney Opera House.  

:: Panama Canal Excursions

PANAMA CANAL Sail through this $350 million man-made wonder en route to fascinating countries like Costa Rica and Aruba.

:: South America Excursions

SOUTH AMERICA Encounter mummies, active volcanoes and pink dolphins in a country that celebrates both ancient tribes and sophisticated cities.









Q. How can I view shore excursions & hot shore tour deals, specifically for my cruise?

A. Excursion finder will help you identify which ports your cruise visits and the tours available for those dates in each of the ports. You will need your cruise departure date, cruise line and ship and we will provide you with the ports and tours available in each of those ports for the days you are in port. Select your cruise line here, then click on go!




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An Alaska Cruise...where a balcony cabin and a spectacular train ride become front-row seats for one of the most breathtaking shows in nature!
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