Cruise Vacations

Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Expedition Cruises & Yachts

The romance and adventure of a cruise vacation is compelling: settling into your comfortable stateroom, being transported to new destinations, be pampered with fine service and dining, entertainment and enrichment –even a personal butler service if you wish. It’s even made better when booked with our exclusive benefits!

Like hotels and airlines, each cruise line has its own policies regarding sustainability and addressing climate change. Eliminating single-use plastics is often cited. Some are investing in or using alternative fuels like LNG (liquified natural gas) which reduces CO2 emissions. Others are using solar and electric power to help offset energy use. For each cruise line we attempt to highlight how they are addressing these important issues.

 

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) made a historic commitment to reduce carbon emissions industry-wide by 40% by 2030. This is another important major cruise lines signing this accord have agreed to in helping reduce their impact on the environment, in addition to meeting new, more stringent air emissions regulations.

Why Cruise With Us?

Top cruise agency

As a top-rated, top producing cruise vacation agency, our professional and experienced cruise advisors can arrange the best cruise line, ship and itinerary suited to your particular needs and interests. After all, each cruise line has its own personality.

Why it matters? We have the personal experience and the leverage with cruise lines when it counts. Why wouldn't you want to work with the best?

The best cruise values

We negotiate and offer exclusive offers and bonus amenities on nearly 5,000 worldwide voyages each year, from booking incentives that include onboard cruise credits, gratuities, and more. We can also offer side-by-side cruise comparisons.

Why it matters? Not only do we have access to the best cruise deals, our buying power enables us to offer added value to help make your cruise all the more enjoyable!

Cutting edge technology

Last year we monitored over 300,000 cruise price changes! Our technology automatically monitors price fluctuations and time-sensitive promotions that can save you money. If they change prices it also sends us notice to our system!

Why it matters? Cruise line pricing and deals are subject to change, and you won't need to keep tabs on it because we'll know if there's better ones available.

1:1 personalized service

Your dedicated travel expert can personalize your cruise vacation the way you want it: whether customized shore excursions, enhancing your stay with pre- or post-cruise hotels, securing your best airfare options, and more.

Why it matters? You can always reach your travel advisor (we are not a call center)! You also don't need to shop for flights or hotels or do comparisons -- we do it all and have all the deals.

Explore Cruise Types

With hundreds of cruise ships and many brands, how do you pick the best cruise vacation? Begin with the type of cruise: traditional ocean cruisesriver cruises, expedition cruises or yacht vacations, and then drill down to the best cruise line options for you. Our cruise experts help guide your best choice. Here’s an overview of cruise types and our preferred cruise line and yacht partners.

Ocean Cruises

Whether you prefer the intimacy of a smaller cruise ship or the fun atmosphere onboard a mega-size ship, there’s an ocean cruise vacation that’s just right for you and will check all the boxes. While destination is important, on an ocean cruise the ship you choose is an important part of your vacation experience.

Today’s Popular and Premium traditional ocean cruises can offer so many experiences that can include rock-climbing walls, water parks, ice rinks, miniature golf, go karts or flow riders; watching movies under the stars on a giant screen or enjoying personal enrichment with guest lecturers; computer, photography and music classes; wine tasting and cooking demonstrations; shopping arcades; spa treatments,  fitness coaches… and much more.

On a Deluxe and Luxury cruise vacation you can enjoy a more refined experience; culinary adventures with wine and caviar bars, dining venues featuring cuisine from some of the world’s top chefs like Jacques Pepin and Nobu Matsuhisa, even ship-based submarines and helicopters!

>>Learn more about Ocean Cruises or see below for more on Expedition Cruises

River Cruises

River cruises offer more intimate vacations at a slower pace, where the trip is all about the destination, as space onboard is limited and river ships offer fewer bells and whistles than ocean cruise ships. Whether in Europe, Southeast Asia, China or the USA, on a river cruise you’ll enjoy authentic experiences filled with culture, art, music, history, heritage and storybook scenery.

A river cruise provides the convenience of docking in the heart of cities and towns along the way, often within steps of the main town square. Most river cruises are all-inclusive: shore excursions are included as are wine and beer with lunch and dinner, while some offer complimentary cocktails and beverages all day.

The best river cruise ships feature quality furnishings like marble bathrooms with heated floors and towel racks, stately beds and luxurious linens, a sense of fine style, large panoramic windows or balconies, and differentiate themselves with better service and upgraded cuisine.

>>Learn more about River Cruises

To learn more about one of our river cruise partners, click on its name.  To view current offers, click “Search Offers.”


LUXURY RIVER CRUISE PARTNERS:

Belmond  Call for details
Crystal River Yachts Search Offers
Tauck River Search Offers
Uniworld River Cruises  Search Offers

 

PREMIUM RIVER CRUISE PARTNERS:

American Queen Steamboat Co. Call for details
Ama Waterways Search Offers
American  Cruise Line Search Offers
Avalon Waterways Search Offers
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UnCruise Search Offers
Viking River  Search Offers

Expedition Cruises

One of the fast-growing newer styles for ocean and river cruises, adventure and expedition cruises enable you to explore remote destinations like AntarcticaThe Arctic Circle, The Galapagos or the Amazon in comfort onboard your floating hotel, and  get closer to nature in the company of naturalists and expedition leaders on unique life-enriching experiences.

There are many exciting expedition cruises to choose from, both ocean and river, offering a range of comforts.

>>Learn more about Expedition Cruises

Yacht-Style Vacations

Yachts come in a variety of shapes and sizes — the unique attribute of yachting is being on a much smaller, more intimate vessel, whether with other travelers you’ve not previously met or on a charter with just your own group and the crew.

There are many places where you may consider a private yacht vacation, especially as a private custom-designed trip for you, including the Croatia’s Adriatic coast, the Greek IslandsTurkey’s coast, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Or, you may wish to consider one of the boutique luxury yacht-style cruise ships.

>>Learn more about Yacht Vacations

To learn more about one of our yacht-style vacation partners, click on its name. To view its current offers, click “Search Offers.”


YACHT-STYLE CRUISE & YACHTING PARTNERS:

Aqua Expeditions Yacht Search Offers
Crystal Yacht Cruises Search Offers
Sea Dream Yacht Club Search Offers
Star Clippers Search Offers
The Moorings Search Offers
The Ritz-Carlton Yachts Call for details
Private yacht charters Call for details

 

“…no one had ever told me of the wonderful new life the sea could bring…that grand solitude, that wide look from horizon to horizon, the sense of space, of freshness.”

Jessie Benton Fremont