Mainstream Cruise Lines


A great choice for couples, families, singles, and first time cruisers looking for a lively and casual atmosphere focused on fun. With a huge variety of entertainment and educational options, these sailings offer significant bang for the buck, with fares typically ranging from around $50 - $125 per night. Ship sizes tend to be larger, decor brighter, and onboard dining and pool possibilities plentiful. Specialty restaurants, top-shelf drinks, and other services and excursions will cost extra.

Ships 28
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $166
Price drop this week -41%
Ships 15
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $439
Price drop this week -37%
Ships 12
ø Quality Stars 2
ø Price/day $186
Price drop this week -32%
© Disney Cruise Line by Matt Stroshane
Ships 5
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $657
Price drop this week -41%
Ships 15
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $219
Price drop this week -32%
Ships 20
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $180
Price drop this week -48%
© Norwegian Cruise Line
Ships 18
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $279
Price drop this week -35%
Ships 17
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $209
Price drop this week -33%
Ships 28
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $262
Price drop this week -47%

Premium Cruise Lines


Premium cruise lines cater to passengers seeking to explore the world comfortably. Respite from crowds not only in port but also on the ship is important for these lines, and most ships lower their capacities to allow for larger, more spacious cabins, and public spaces designed for easy-going socializing. Cuisine tends to be of a higher caliber, with perhaps some included regional wine pairings for refined palates. The average age is slightly older than mainstream cruises, and you can expect to pay roughly $125 - $350 per night.

Ships 4
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $413
Price drop this week -25%
© Cunard Line
Ships 3
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $360
Price drop this week -43%
© Hurtigruten
Ships 12
ø Quality Stars 0
ø Price/day $680
Price drop this week -34%
© Piergiuliano Chesi [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $382
Price drop this week -30%
© von Windstar cruises (Eigenes Werk) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $510
Price drop this week n/a

Luxury Cruise Lines


With fares starting at $400 per night, luxury cruise lines attract a decidedly well-heeled, well-traveled demographic. Sky high standards mean passengers receive outstanding personalized service, exclusive itineraries to ports all over the world, world-class (occasionally Michelin-rated) cuisine, and luxurious and elegant accommodations. While the price is admittedly steep, most fares are all-inclusive, from onboard amenities to dining, drinks, and even gratuities. Sometimes prices also include flights and transfers, smoothing even the stress of travel. Ships tend to be smaller, more intimate, and finely decorated.

© Crystal Cruises
Ships 4
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $738
Price drop this week -30%
Ships 1
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $858
Price drop this week n/a
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $772
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© Traveloscopy via Flickr
Ships 4
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $649
Price drop this week -18%
Ships 2
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $671
Price drop this week n/a
© Seabourn
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $707
Price drop this week -16%
Ships 9
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $1833
Price drop this week -36%
© Star Clippers
Ships 3
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $436
Price drop this week n/a
© Silversea Cruises
Ships 9
ø Quality Stars 4
ø Price/day $570
Price drop this week -26%