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 $184
Price drop this week -39%
Ships 16
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $394
Price drop this week -41%
Ships 11
ø Quality Stars 2
ø Price/day $199
Price drop this week -37%
© Disney Cruise Line by Matt Stroshane
Ships 5
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $591
Price drop this week -41%
Ships 11
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $194
Price drop this week -37%
Ships 23
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $193
Price drop this week -42%
© Norwegian Cruise Line
Ships 20
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $324
Price drop this week -41%
Ships 17
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $168
Price drop this week -44%
Ships 28
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $312
Price drop this week -44%

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 $19008
Price drop this week -44%
© Cunard Line
Ships 4
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $406
Price drop this week -36%
© Hurtigruten
Ships 12
ø Quality Stars 0
ø Price/day $688
Price drop this week -30%
© Piergiuliano Chesi [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $475
Price drop this week -37%

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 3
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $654
Price drop this week -13%
© Traveloscopy via Flickr
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $841
Price drop this week -40%
© Seabourn
Ships 7
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $676
Price drop this week -37%
Ships 9
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $884
Price drop this week -36%
© Silversea Cruises
Ships 8
ø Quality Stars 4
ø Price/day $733
Price drop this week -36%