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Posted October 11th, 2018

Which Cruise to Choose?

Posted September 27th, 2018

October is National Plan a Cruise Month – a month-long industry-wide celebration of the best cruise destinations and deals – and a chance for us to help travelers navigate the different options available for every travel style and budget.

Need help narrowing down the various types of cruises and the variety of cruise lines? That's what our CruiseInsider travel advisors do every day.

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Insider Focus: Viking Cruises

Posted January 26th, 2018

Some cruise lines "rule" the river. Others cruise lines "own" the ocean. But only one cruise line truly reigns supreme over both–Viking Cruises. Offering destination-centric river and diverse ocean cruising, Viking excels at exciting journeys that are competitively priced for genuine value and maximum experience.

What makes Viking so popular with cruisers?

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Cruising's Best Kept Secret

Posted October 12th, 2017

At CruiseInsider, we pride ourselves in knowing more than the average travel agency by bringing you information and insight on the biggest deals, best cruise lines, and most beautiful destinations. Combining all three of these is Azamara Club Cruises, one of the best kept secrets in cruising and our insider pick for the best cruise line you may not have heard of . . . at least not yet.

From true destination immersion to top-notch service with unique touches that make Azamara unlike any other cruise line, you’ll experience the world’s wonders in elegance and modern-style from your boutique hotel at sea. We know you’ll love Azamara as much as we do, so we’ve highlighted a few of the things that make Azamara Club Cruises absolutely amazing in order to get the secret out and help you plan your next voyage!

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Try Something New Today

Posted September 11th, 2017

Loyalty is a virtue in life, and one that cruise lines like to reward. From extra incentives for brand loyalists to exclusive opportunities for past passengers, the perks can sometimes be a nice benefit if you reach the top tiers. However, with so many new offers, options, and opportunities available now, should you really only stick to cruising on one cruise line?

Our answer is no! Why not try something new and save big with a new brand?

If it’s true what they say, that variety is the spice of life, then cruising is the ultimate “sauce” in which to experience the world’s best flavors. With so many cruise options available, dozens of ships (each with their own style), hundreds of exotic ports to explore, and exclusive “new to brand” deals from CruiseInsider, why limit yourself?

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Fall Foliage Cruises

Posted August 30th, 2017

As the weather transitions from hot and muggy to cool and crisp, cruise lines everywhere are gearing up for the upcoming rush of fall foliage cruisers. Why are fall foliage cruises so popular? There are very few parts of the world as scenic and historic as the beautiful coasts of Canada and New England. The amazing, natural change of colors that autumn brings, there’s truly nothing else like it than to see it in person.

One of the best ways to experience this stunning scenery in all its glory is with a fall foliage cruise.

In particular, Canada and New England fall foliage cruises offer some of the best Autumn views anywhere in the world. Whether you want pure luxury, a romantic getaway or a family-friendly vacation, the options are virtually endless to enjoy the season's stunning scenery.

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Most Unique Spa Treatments

Posted August 29th, 2017

What comes to mind when you think of a spa treatment? Massages in quiet rooms with soft lighting and relaxing music? Standard spa fare, of course. But what about panoramic ocean views, the gentle sea breeze, or personal attendants catering to your every whim? Not your everyday spa experience, but part of what makes enjoying the spa on a cruise ship so very special.

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River Cruising vs. Ocean Cruising: Which is Right for You?

Posted August 4th, 2017

For an experienced ocean cruiser, river cruising might not seem all that different at first glance. Food, drinks, entertainment, shore excursions, and great destinations – the only difference is the body of water you’re cruising on, right? Not so much.

Though river cruising been around for quite some time, today’s options are as diverse and distinctive as anything on the ocean. And over the last few years, river cruises have become one of the most popular choices for both experienced and new cruisers alike. Today, there are several unique river cruise lines and a variety of options across the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.

That said, river cruising might not be right for everybody. Before you explore the world, let’s explore some of the ways in which river cruising and ocean cruising are different, how they compare and what you can expect with each.

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Cruising's Most Delicious Dishes

Posted June 8th, 2017

Cruise cuisine has long been a cliché, characterized by big buffets and "baked Alaskas", but bad food at sea is thankfully a thing of the past. Today's most luxurious cruise lines now feature gourmet restaurants with globally inspired dishes, giving diners more gastronomic options than ever before. Partnering with iconic celebrity chefs, renowned wineries, famous foodies, revered magazines, and legendary cooking schools, food and drink is now at the forefront of today's cruise experience.

Locally sourced ingredients. Seasonal, sustainable products. Fresh produce from the ports-of-call they visit. Internationally inspired flavors. Award-winning master chefs. Exclusive, ever-changing menus. Reserve wines and craft cocktails. Immersive guided foodie tours. Vegan and allergy-friendly offerings. Hands-on culinary classes. With onboard culinary choices this good, even the most savvy gourmands will question ever going ashore to eat.

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