Ocean cruises can provide fabulous inclusive vacation experiences with a wide array of amenities to please nearly every preference. Cruise ships range widely in size, accommodating from fewer than 100 guests to more than 4,000. Larger ships include more options and activities onboard, while smaller vessels can better navigate narrower channels and provide more intimate experiences. Stateroom categories range from “inside staterooms” with no windows, to spa staterooms and penthouse suites with private butler service.
Another differentiator is the quality of cuisine, with most cruise lines offering alternative dining venues, some included while others are optionally priced. Cruise lines vary in onboard entertainment and enrichment programs, from guest lecturers and performers; hands-on computer, cooking and art classes; to yoga, spinning or pilates classes.
Understanding stateroom and itinerary options, and more importantly, intangible benefits like cuisine and service, are all part of making the best choice. On hundreds of cruises you'll also enjoy TravelStore's bonus amenities. Contact one of our cruise experts or shop online using the Cruise Finder tool above.
Ocean Cruises Recommendations
Free Upgrade - Save More on Azamara
Book a select 2013 or 2014 itinerary and receive a complimentary upgrade from Club Interior to Club Veranda stateroom, plus $1,000 ChoiceAir credit per couple, plus 25% off shore excursions. (expires May 31, 2013)
Holland America's 140th anniversary
Holland America celebrates 140 years of service in 2013. Get on the bandwagon and receive a $140 onboard credit on ocean-view staterooms, plus enjoy a 50% reduced deposit, save up to 50% on select voyages, and free or reduced rates on 3rd/4th guests (bring the kids!) in your stateroom. (Limited to select voyages.)
Treasures of SE Asia
An incomparable 16-day adventure between Hong Kong and Singapore on the new luxury ship, Le Soleal, carrying no more than 264 guests. (Oct 28, Nov 8 & Nov 19, 2013. From $9,990 inclusive of cruise gratuities, wines and spirits, included sightseeing)
Cruises from California
There are so many cruise vacations that depart from or arrive in California, making it so much easier to get onboard. Our Cruises from California brochure showcases most of the options available in 2013 and early 2014, as well as the bonus amenities we offer.
Special Values from TravelStore on Regent Cruises
We've chosen select Regent cruises for their engaging itineraries and interest, locked in the lowest pricing, and enhanced them with additional value-added amenities of up to $1,000 shipboard credit for use at the Canyon Ranch Spa onboard, concierge services and more. Click here for itineraries, departure dates, stateroom photos, videos and more, or you can search for upcoming Regent cruises using our Cruise Finder tool above.
Special Values from TravelStore on Azamara Cruises
On select voyages on Azamara Quest and/or Azamara Journey, TravelStore offers the best available pricing plus additional value-added amenities. These are cruises our experts have called out for their engaging itineraries and interest. Click here for itineraries, departure dates, stateroom photos, videos and more, or you can search for upcoming Azamara Cruises using our Cruise Finder tool above.
Luxurious Cruising in the South Pacific
Take advantage of our exclusive onboard amenities.
Find true relaxation amid the turquoise waters and lush landscapes of the South Pacific onboard Paul Gauguin cruises. Whether you favor the exotic French flavor of the Tahitian Islands, exploring the culture and beauty of the Marquesas, this five-star South Pacific cruise is sure to delight all your senses. The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail here, visiting small ports larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. Water ski or scuba dive from the ship.
Adventuring on Lindblad Expedition cruises
National Geographic’s experts will enrich your cruise experience.
Charles Darwin called the Galapagos the “center of creation.” Your visit to the archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of Ecuador is like turning back the hands of time, revealing Mother Nature’s broad spectrum of wildlife. Marine iguanas and giant tortoises freely roam about you next to waved albatross and Galapagos penguins, the only one of its kind living in a tropical environment. This immersion in Eden with expert naturalists is the highlight of your Lindblad Expedition National Geographic cruise. Plus, you can enjoy signature exclusives while on an adventure cruise unlike any other in the world.
Discover the Galapagos with Celebrity Xpeditions
There’s an intimacy in the Galapagos rarely felt elsewhere, a place where wildlife doesn’t bat an eyelash as you snap photos just feet away. Catering to just 98 guests, your boutique Celebrity Xpeditions cruise ship offers comfort and comraderie while exploring these amazing islands. At each, expert naturalists onboard accompany you ashore in zodiac boats, or into the water to swim side-by-side with penguins, marine iguanas and sea lions. For a perfect finish, combine your Galapagos cruise with a visit to Machu Picchu in Peru.
A Baltic cruise unveils the best of Northen Europe
The cruise ship sets sail from the beautiful city of Stockholm, the Vienna of the North. The walking tour of the city, including a stop at the Royal Palace and seeing the Vasa was amazing. You retire to your luxurious stateroom to relax and freshen up before the elegant dinner and the evening’s entertainment. The next morning, you’ll awaken to the cultural center of Helsinki outside your window. The wonderful routine will repeat in cities across Scandinavia: amazing St. Petersburg where you'll spend two or three days, the walled city of Tallinn, the island of Visby, and charming Copenhagen among them.
Got a Group?
It's better with company, plus you'll enjoy group benefits.
Cruises are fabulous opportunities for group travel. While traveling together with friends or associates, there’s plenty of freedom onboard for everyone to do what they wish on their own, and to plan as much or as little time together as you wish. Your additional group travel advantages from TravelStore may include complimentary cruise berth(s), complimentary cocktail parties, complimentary champagne or wine in your stateroom, group dining arrangements, shore excursions exclusively arranged for your group, theme events and more. Our cruise experts can negotiate the most favorable arrangements for your cruise group.
Thank you very much for the delicious strawberries! Your professionalism and kindness are greatly appreciated. We enjoyed the Panama Canal cruise very much. The weather was favorable; in Aruba, Cartagena & Costa Rica the heat was intense, but we still enjoyed every minute.
Miron & Olga F.
Culver City, CA
We had the most wonderful cruise and the rooms with the balconies were awesome! Jay and I swam with the dolphins with the kids, and there were so many things for the kids to do onboard – they felt like they were at Disneyland 24/7! Thank you again.