Cruise.com

cruisesIf you look around the web, you’ll find lots of cruise sites talking about the Caribbean. In just over three months, the ship sailed to Taormina , Catania , Syracuse , Malta , Corfu , Patras , Delphi , Zante , Athens , Smyrna , Constantinople, delighting passengers with excursions and guided tours, dancing, card tables on the deck and parties on board.

In addition to being able to predict prices, Cruisewatch also features a tool to match every traveler with a sailing based on their specific preferences—you heart” or X” images and sentences that match or don’t match your perfect vacation image (a bit like Tinder for cruises,” the site points out), and then Cruisewatch fires up its algorithm to automatically translate your responses into concrete search criteria, resulting in suggestions for cruise itineraries that are highly specific to you.

Though there’s no single point of contact if you need to call and discuss your cruise booking, you won’t have a single point of failure either,” as Lagerquist puts it. Costco Travel’s call center is staffed with helpful agents from early morning until evening, seven days a week, and passengers can rest assured that Costco won’t go out of business before they set sail.cruises

While many cruises are notorious for charging guests for alcohol and specialty dining options, Crystal practices a generally all-inclusive fare structure covering all drinks (including premium spirits and wines), one specialty dining reservation per passenger (including at chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma and Sushi Bar, his first restaurant at sea), 24-hour room service, and a Wi-Fi package.

A Nile cruise is a perfect way to visit the temples and tombs located along Egypt’s stretch of the river, and you’ll feel like you’ve drifted back in time as you gaze upon the banks where people live in mudbrick homes, tending their crops with wooden plows, much the same way they did thousands of years ago.