How To Decide On The Best Cruises To Take In 2022

Cruise vacations are a type of vacation that many people enjoy. They allow for an all-inclusive style of vacation where you can partake in your favorite activities on the ship and off, with selected excursions.

Many different types of cruises vary in cost, from river cruises to mega-ship cruising to yacht cruising and beyond. Ocean and river cruises, for example, have some similarities yet lots of differences and target different ages and types of travelers.

Cruise Capacity: Health And Safety

We have always appreciated the measures cruise lines take to ensure it is the safest way to travel. That includes sanitization of the ship, cleaning all areas of the vessel, and the lengths they go to reporting these methods to the public.

The United States Embarkation Ports

– Seattle, Washington – San Diego, California – Los Angeles, California – Miami, Florida – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Destination Ports Of Call

– For a cruise to Baja California (which sails into Mexico), leave Los Angeles. – Do you want to cruise to Alaska? Search for cruises that leave from Seattle, Washington.

Best Cruise Lines To Consider

– Celebrity Cruises – Royal Caribbean – MSC Cruises – Norwegian Cruise Line – Princess Cruises – Cunard

Cruise Pricing

– Length of the cruise. – Cruise destinations (or ports the cruise visits). – The season you’re sailing. – The number of guests in your cabin or stateroom

Travel Agent Kickbacks And Perks

If you book a cruise with a travel agent, there is potential to get an onboard stateroom credit to use on the ship. Many people use the credit for cocktails, dining reservations, or spa treatment.

Loyalty Programs

If you like loyalty rewards, consider cruise lines that reward repeat cruisers. For example, Disney Cruise Line has its “Castaway Club,” and Princess has its Captain’s Circle. Some enrollment is automatic after your first cruise, and others are not.

Ship-Within-A-Ship Cruises

The ship-within-a-ship cruise category is for cruisers who want a large ship’s amenities, activities, and entertainment but the exclusive treatment of smaller cruises.

Private Islands

Some cruise lines have private islands that are cool to visit. These islands are ideal for cruiser vacationers. They are complete with memorable excursion adventures, waterslides, rides (like zip-lines), bars, restaurants, and more.

Family Friendliness

Some cruise lines are more friendly towards multi-generational groups. Disney Cruise Line has repeatedly gets voted the best cruise line for families, which is not a surprise to anyone! Other cruise lines aren’t necessarily known for their “youthful” activities.