7th Mar 2016
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Cruising: five of the best websites
Author: SJ Fallick
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If you’re considering hitting the high seas for your next holiday, be it on a luxury or budget cruise, these five websites will help you make the right choices.

Cruise Guide
Not only can you find affordable cruising options, last-minute deals and handy tips, but also the online community is a great place to ask questions about a particular cruise and get real feedback as to what other fellow cruisers think. After all, there’s nothing quite like an unbiased opinion.

www.cruiseguide.com.au

Cruise Co
Aimed at an Australian audience, this site provides a comprehensive guide to all of the best cruising options available at any given time. It includes cruises all over the world and should be your first stop at which to look when planning your next cruise.

www.cruising.com.au

Cruise Australia
Cruise Australia provides a broad spectrum of cruising options around Australia, including some wanderlust inducing Whitsundays sailing trips. However, for those who have their sights set on horizons further afar, it also caters for around-the-world cruises.

www.cruiseaustralia.com.au

Maritime Matters
Not for first-timers or amateurs, this website is for the seasoned cruisers who want to know more about the ships on which they will cruise. With information on the history of cruising, it even includes a page that lists details of ships currently being built. Nothing like a bit of forward planning!

www.maritimematters.com

CruiseShopping.com
If you know where you want to go, when you want to leave and for how long you want to travel, then this site is for you. Offering last minute deals, added value and competitively priced airfares, Cruise Shopping will help you locate the best deal for your chosen cruise. This is the site to visit when you’re ready to book.

www.cruiseshopping.com

Do you have any other go-to websites for researching, comparing or booking a cruise? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.

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    Kazah
    12th Mar 2016
    3:27pm
    We have used Affordabletours.com for all of our cruises. Based in the States but very easy to deal with.
    CindyLou
    12th Mar 2016
    8:14pm
    I had a brief look at this company on web...I'm glad Kazah had a good experience however I found reviews on the web that are concerning.

    Holidays are meant to be fun and worry free, I suggest people do their due diligence regarding Affordable Tours...
    ozirules
    12th Mar 2016
    9:41pm
    Cruiseco has the easiest website to navigate and is a reliable cruise agent but their prices are not always the best.
    For cruise out of Australia 'Cruise Sale Finder' is hard to beat for price and service and for cruises from further afield with flights/hotels/transfers etc. try 'Cruise1st'.
    Cruisecentre is also worth a look and I have booked with all of these agents with no worries.
    Sign up to their newsletters and get email alerts to regular cruise deals.
    For more info on agents, ships or destinations check out the past passenger forums on sites such as Cruise Critic.
    Radish
    14th Mar 2016
    3:33pm
    Even though we live in WA we have booked and will continue to book through Seniors Holiday Travel based in Brisbane. We found their service excellent and there is no charge for their service and you get extra deals due to their very close connections with Scenic Tours, Evergreen and other companies. i..e. extra nights free prior to starting your cruise.


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