travel tips: cruises


Amazing Experiences Every Traveler MUST Try!

From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone's list.

top cruise stories


  • Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford!

    Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and industry-wide price wars—are making these and other dream cruises more affordable than ever before.

  • Machu Picchu in Peru

    Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

    Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Here's our ultimate list of dream trip adventures—plus, the travel deals to help you get on your way.

  • 6 EASY Ways to Save on a Cruise

    The high cost of a dream cruise vacation can leave you feeling a little queasy before you even set sail. (And let's not mention the add-ons!) Here, our Trip Coach's sage advice about how to save big before boarding.

  • The RIGHT Way to Pack Your Luggage!

    From eco-tours to theme parks to weekend getaways, we’ll show you what to pack—and what to leave at home—for eight common vacation types.

  • Insiders' Guide to the Caribbean

    Whether you've been to these 10 Caribbean islands once or you're planning your fifteenth visit, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best must-see spots in the islands.

  • The Right—and Wrong—Way to Pay for Your Dream Trip

    We offer practical financial solutions to help you indulge your wanderlust.

  • 7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

    Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses.

  • Who Should You Tip—and How Much?

    Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most!

  • Top Tips for Cruising with Kids

    No longer the bastion of grownups trying to get away from it all, cruises are now welcoming the littlest passengers aboard in a big way. Here’s how to keep them safe, entertained—and maybe even save some money, too!

  • Snorkeling Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    The coral at Australia's Great Barrier Reef is spectacular and the marine life will blow your mind.

  • Family Reunion Travel Advice

    How to Plan a Family Reunion

    From choosing the perfect destination to getting your clan organized, Budget Travel offers the ultimate guide to a freakout-free family fest!

  • Aer Lingus Plane

    12 Phrases That Mean Big Travel Savings

    Learn the magic words that can score you a deep discount, a steep upgrade, or some tasty perks.

  • Big Sur California

    5 Unforgettable Summer Getaways to Book Now

    It’s time to book the summer vacation of a lifetime—and lock in a rate that you’ll still be bragging about in September.

See All Travel Tips: Cruises Content

cruise deals


  • Canada & New England Cruise w/Oceanview Cabin (Travelzoo) *

more cruise tips


  • 8 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

    Here are eight great destinations to hit before you have to worry about anyone's nap schedule but your own.

Our newsletter delivers vacation inspiration straight to your inbox.

Check Prices