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 26
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $200
Price drop this week -44%
Ships 16
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $472
Price drop this week -44%
Ships 13
ø Quality Stars 2
ø Price/day $209
Price drop this week -33%
© Disney Cruise Line by Matt Stroshane
Ships 5
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $545
Price drop this week -44%
Ships 11
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $206
Price drop this week -38%
Ships 22
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $174
Price drop this week -45%
© Norwegian Cruise Line
Ships 20
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $395
Price drop this week -46%
Ships 16
ø Quality Stars 2.5
ø Price/day $204
Price drop this week -39%
Ships 27
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $312
Price drop this week -45%

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 $397
Price drop this week -36%
© Cunard Line
Ships 3
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $268
Price drop this week -35%
© Hurtigruten
Ships 12
ø Quality Stars 0
ø Price/day $666
Price drop this week -4%
© Piergiuliano Chesi [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $432
Price drop this week -33%
© von Windstar cruises (Eigenes Werk) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $403
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 $900
Price drop this week n/a
© Traveloscopy via Flickr
Ships 5
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $656
Price drop this week -35%
© Seabourn
Ships 6
ø Quality Stars 3.5
ø Price/day $584
Price drop this week -34%
Ships 10
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $852
Price drop this week -49%
© Star Clippers
Ships 2
ø Quality Stars 3
ø Price/day $484
Price drop this week n/a
© Silversea Cruises
Ships 8
ø Quality Stars 4
ø Price/day $674
Price drop this week -40%