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4.2
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9.2

Overall Score

  • Starting low price: $139
  • Starting high price: $1,569
  • Number of destinations: 10

Carnival Cruise Lines

  • Starting low price: $139
  • Starting high price: $1,569
  • Number of destinations: 10

8.3

Overall Score

  • Starting low price: $119
  • Starting high price: $6,077
  • Number of destinations: 15

Royal Caribbean International

  • Starting low price: $119
  • Starting high price: $6,077
  • Number of destinations: 15

7.4

Overall Score

208 User Reviews

2 months ago

  • Starting low price: $109
  • Starting high price: $11,358
  • Number of destinations: 14

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Starting low price: $109
  • Starting high price: $11,358
  • Number of destinations: 14

6.4

Overall Score

47 User Reviews

3 days ago

  • Starting low price: $932
  • Starting high price: $9,566.28
  • Number of destinations: 15

Disney Cruise Line

  • Starting low price: $932
  • Starting high price: $9,566.28
  • Number of destinations: 15

6.4

Overall Score

14 User Reviews

3 days ago

  • Starting low price: $79
  • Starting high price: $19,999
  • Number of destinations: 13

Princess Cruises

  • Starting low price: $79
  • Starting high price: $19,999
  • Number of destinations: 13

5.8

Overall Score

65 User Reviews

3 months ago

  • Starting low price: $159
  • Starting high price: $2,639
  • Number of destinations: 7

MSC Cruises

  • Starting low price: $159
  • Starting high price: $2,639
  • Number of destinations: 7
  • Starting low price: $29
  • Starting high price: $107
  • Number of destinations: 12

Circle Line Cruises

  • Starting low price: $29
  • Starting high price: $107
  • Number of destinations: 12
  • Starting low price: $13
  • Starting high price: $84
  • Number of destinations: 32

Argosy Cruises

  • Starting low price: $13
  • Starting high price: $84
  • Number of destinations: 32
  • Starting low price: $99
  • Starting high price: $55,999
  • Number of destinations: 14

Holland America Line

  • Starting low price: $99
  • Starting high price: $55,999
  • Number of destinations: 14
  • Starting low price: $42.61
  • Starting high price: $85.23
  • Number of destinations: 1

Bob's Sailing Booze Cruise

  • Starting low price: $42.61
  • Starting high price: $85.23
  • Number of destinations: 1
#1
  • Starting low price: $139
  • Starting high price: $1,569
  • Number of destinations: 10

Carnival Cruise Lines operates 24 ships featuring voyages lasting three to fourteen days. Destinations include the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, Alaska, Canada, New England, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Australia. All cruises are family-friendly with lots of activities for children and teenagers to enjoy. Two formal nights are standard on cruises lasting seven nights. Normal attire for men includes dark suits or sport coats and ties. For shorter trips, one night is usually required. All other nights are casual and allow jeans or dress shorts to be worn in the dining areas. The cruise ships request that cutoffs and short-shorts not be worn after 6 p.m.

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#2
  • Starting low price: $119
  • Starting high price: $6,077
  • Number of destinations: 15

Royal Caribbean International features 25 ocean liners. Each ship is full of numerous amenities and activities for guests to enjoy while sailing the open seas. Thrill-seekers will enjoying cruising the newer ships known as Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, and Quantum of the Seas. These ocean liners feature zip lines, zero- gravity machines, and bumper cars. Other ships showcase rock climbing, ice rinks, and wave pools. Royal Caribbean International offers 15 destinations worldwide.

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#3
  • Starting low price: $109
  • Starting high price: $11,358
  • Number of destinations: 14

Norwegian Cruise Lines offers freestyle cruising, allowing guests to do what they want when they want. Dine-in choice restaurants featuring all types of flavorful cuisines, or participate in any of the onboard activities whenever you want. There is no scheduled seating, no preset dining times, and no enforced dress codes. 24-hour room service is available for dining inside your room.

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#4
  • Starting low price: $932
  • Starting high price: $9,566.28
  • Number of destinations: 15

Disney Cruise Lines features exclusive multi-generational, family-friendly entertainment aboard its four ocean liners for guests of all ages. Whimsical amenities and spacious staterooms are perfect for families with small children. Choose from three types of cabins: Inside Staterooms, Ocean View Staterooms, or Suites. All rooms are equipped with queen-size beds, a mini-fridge, and an iPod docking station.

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#5
  • Starting low price: $79
  • Starting high price: $19,999
  • Number of destinations: 13

Princess Cruise Line's claim to fame began when it appeared in the 1977 hit television show, "The Love Boat." Princess Cruise Lines blends indoor and outdoor amenities with style. Ships feature multiple pools and hot tubs, adult-only sun decks, plenty of fitness facilities, and spacious accommodations. At night, guests can watch movies under the stars while enjoying complimentary popcorn.

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#6
  • Starting low price: $159
  • Starting high price: $2,639
  • Number of destinations: 7

MSC originally started as an Italian cruise line, though the ships have been revamped and now only two liners offer an Italian-style cruising. The company's target market is couples, families, and single passengers. 15 ocean liners travel throughout Europe, United Arab Emirates, Caribbean, and on transatlantic voyages daily.

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  • Starting low price: $29
  • Starting high price: $107
  • Number of destinations: 12

Circle Line Cruises provides travelers with a comprehensive overview of Manhattan and New York City. Over 60 million passengers have enjoyed the various cruises so far in the company's 70-year history. Adventurers love the company's boat nicknamed The Beast, which travels past the Statue of Liberty at 45 MPH. The cruise line attracts all types of travelers who desire to learn about New York City and its rich history. The cruises last from thirty minutes to three hours and are offered year round. Prices are very reasonable, starting at $29-$107 per person for a thirty minute to three-hour tour.

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  • Starting low price: $13
  • Starting high price: $84
  • Number of destinations: 32

Argosy Cruises offers travelers private and public cruises that range from one to three hours around the Puget Sound area near Seattle, Washington. For the past 25 years, the cruise line has hosted countless weddings, corporate events, and community activities. Argosy also takes numerous trips to Tillicum Village and many must-see tourist attractions. The company has eight vessels and plans on expanding.

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  • Starting low price: $99
  • Starting high price: $55,999
  • Number of destinations: 14

Holland America caters to affluent older adults with midsize ships that set sail for up to 115 days. Holland America primarily caters to travelers 50 years old and up, but families are welcome. Holland offers affordable cruises to 14 destinations worldwide and convenient amenities to make any travelers stay relaxing and luxurious. Activities are mainly adult-oriented. However, limited programs for children and teenagers are available. Staff members are known for remembering passengers' names, even if they have not seen them for years. Holland America Cruise Lines is one of the oldest cruise services available, having served customers for over 100 years.

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  • Starting low price: $42.61
  • Starting high price: $85.23
  • Number of destinations: 1

Bob's Sailing Booze Cruise is a six hour cruise offered year-round, and perfect for party goers. For nine years, the company has been touring visitors around the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand from 1-7 p.m. each day. Fares range from approximately $42- $85 USD (1500-3000 Baht) and must be paid via PayPal. A 50 percent down payment is required upfront to book a reservation. The company provides all the equipment necessary to enjoy all the activities scheduled for the cruise.

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