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If you itch for an out-of-town weekend excursion, or an all inclusive two week cruise vacation, here's a one-stop shop for cruise deals in alluring destinations worldwide. Catch a hula dance in Honolulu, sip on high tea near Buckingham Palace, or lounge poolside in Beijing. Just click on the link(s) of your choice in the list below for great cruise and vacation deals, or check out our Top Cruise Vacation Package List section to see what's new.

A Travelers' Guide To Savings® is a travel site offering great advice for people who've traveled all over, from the Bahamas to Bali, from Asia to Africa, from Mexico to the Mediterranean and beyond. It is a straight forward unbiased travel resource for the married couple, family, multi-generational or single traveler. A Cruise Traveler Magazine presentation, packed with some of the best money-saving cruise tips, including where to vacation, cruise, what to wear, where to dine, shop, play and pamper yourself.  The Travelers' Guide To Savings provides insightful information, hotel and cruise reviews, hotel , flight and vacation deals and know-how on where to explore, entertain, enrich and enjoy life as you visit the world's most interesting, romantic and exotic destinations. There’s even a helpful list of websites dedicated to travel to help you plan your cruise.

Welcome  - Raye & Marty Trencher, Editor and Publisher, Cruise Traveler Magazine



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Why Are Cruises Are A Good Value?

Cruise ships often provide a boatload of savings. In fact, cruising costs $1,000 less on average than a traditional land-based vacation. See for yourself.

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Between work, kids, and household errands, the closest you've come to snuggling with your sweetie lately has been snoozing side-by-side on the sofa. Want to swap the down time for a dreamy tête-à-tête? Whether you spend a romantic weekend together in Bermuda or just hold hands on the deck, you'll be rekindling your desire in no time with these great deals on romantic getaways.

Get back in touch with your cuddle-worthy other half. Book your romantic cruise getaway today.

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Find romantic vacation deals in popular destinations. Get guaranteed low prices on spring romantic getaways to Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii,Alaska, and more




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Find the inside scoop on our best cruise deal offers. We update all of our deals on a daily basis, so check this page frequently to stay on top of travel savings.

HOT Cruise Deals:

Reach the Beach: Sun-sational Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals to Mexico and the Caribbean from $250!

Brand-New, Ultra-Chic Celebrity Solstice: Summer Caribbean Cruises from $499!

Royal Caribbean: Receive up to $200 Onboard Credit on Europe and Caribbean Cruise Sailings!
Save BIG on 2010/2011 Sailings with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Plus, get up to a 6-category cabin upgrade!
Sailing Close to Home? Sail From a Nearby Port From $189!
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Group Cruises

Fun, Affordable, and a Unique Way to Celebrate Girls Getaway Cruises

Trying to get all the girls together? Group cruises are a fun-tastic, hassle-free way to bring your best friends, enjoy a special "girls week"  or 3-4 day girls weekend together.  A Group Cruise Specialists will help you choose the right destination and the perfect ship, plus book your airfare, hotels, and shore excursions. Also, you won't get stuck with the bill because everyone can pay separately, and as the group cruise leader, you'll receive a free cruise fare. Who goes on a girls getaway cruise?

  • Bachelorette party at sea
  • Girls' college reunion
  • Group of Girlfriends
  • Yours or a friend's special birthday
  • Co-workers
  • Neighbors
  • Relatives
  • Professional woman's organizations fellow classmates, sorority members,


    Why Cruises are a good value?

    Cruises Are Your Best Vacation Value

    Save $1,000* or More Compared to a Land Vacation

    Everybody loves to dine in chic restaurants, enjoy Broadway-style spectaculars, and watch the sun sink into the sea on their vacation. But lately it's harder to afford the luxurious escape you've been dreaming of. Don't settle for less--cruising offers all the pampering you love at prices everyone can afford.

    Did you know that cruises cost $1,000* less than land-based trips? Plus, planning a vacation is easy with a cruise. Imagine jaunting from country to country worry-free without ever having to book a hotel or scramble to find the best tours.

    Don't deprive yourself of a much-needed luxury getaway. Set sail to an exotic locale and enjoy more for less. Want to see the savings for yourself? Compare the costs of a traditional vacation to a cruise getaway below.

    Cruises Offer Huge Savings

    Sample Savings

    7-Night Caribbean Cruise

    7-Night Caribbean Land Vacation

    Cruise Stateroom/Hotel Room $1,513 - $1,873 $965 - $1,596
    Air Cost $508 $850
    Shore Excursions/Tours $450 $450
    Transportation $60 $332
    Meals/Food $0 $700
    Entertainment $0 $400
    Total Price: $2,531 - $2,891 $3,697 - $4,328

    Total Savings:

    $1,166 - $1,438

    With a Cruise, the Fun is Included**

    Why not dance 'til dawn, then order room service? Go ahead, climb a rock wall, then attend an art auction. When you cruise, you'll be able to live it up at no extra cost because the fun is included. Check out these amazing complimentary perks:

    • Delicious meals in elegant dining rooms, extravagant buffets, and 24-hour room service
    • Broadway-style spectaculars, comedy shows, first-run movies, nightclubs, and lounges and bars, many featuring live entertainment
    • Onboard activities like rock climbing, ice skating, miniature golf, water parks, and more
    • Dance instruction, ice carving demonstrations, art auctions, fully equipped gyms, and kids' and youth programs

    ** Chart is for illustration purposes only. Costs are based on information at the time of publication, January, 2010. All rates are an average, based on two people. Your actual savings may vary, based on your travel dates, vacation length, destinations, accommodations, shore tours/excursions, air departure gateways and other factors.

    Cruise Details
    • Cruise rates range from inside to oceanview stateroom. 7-Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Valor vs. 7-nights land stay in the Caribbean. Prices listed include fuel surcharge, government fees and taxes. Gratuity not included.
    • Cruise airfare pricing is from Chicago airport to Miami, Florida. Price listed includes taxes and fees.
    • Cruise Line shore excursion pricing is an average of $56 per person, on four tours, transportation included.
    • Transportation is based on round-trip taxi fare from airport to cruise port.
    • Meals are included in the cruise cost. Beverages and gratuity are not included.
    • Entertainment on ship is included. Beverages and gratuity are not included.
    Land Vacation Details
    • Hotel pricing is an average of $200 per day, on a 3-4 star hotel. Price listed includes taxes and fees. Gratuity not included.
    • Airfare pricing is from Chicago airport to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM). Price listed includes taxes and fees.
    • Shore excursions pricing is an average of $56 per person, on four tours, transportation included.
    • Transportation cost is based on a compact car rental for 7 days. Car rental w/ taxes and fees = $198, Insurance = $94, Gas = $40
    • Meals are based on an average of $50 per person per day. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack. Beverages and gratuity are not included.
    • Day activity fees (beach chair rental, bicycle, etc.) and night entertainment (theater/comedy show/movie tickets, etc.) is an average of $400 for 7-days. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

    “A girls weekend is a nice way to de-stress and escape my everyday, hectic life”
     “It’s amazing how little ‘me time’ we have these days.”


    You know.. it's the "Love Boat".

    A cruise with Princess is always a romantic occasion, but recently princess held their first-ever Romance Summit aboard Crown Princess®. It was a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day.  This special event welcomed the members of Princess' Department of Romance — experts on affairs of the heart — who were onboard to host activities and lectures.


    My husband Marty & I are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world. Our commentary has been quoted by MSNBC, CNN,  Budget Travel, Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and in syndicated travel columns and online sites across the country.

    We are publishers of Cruise Travel Magazine, and  are also editors of Cruise Reviews Online. Our mission is plain and simple. To provide real-life accounts and expert advice, not just a flood of information. We literarily have cruised "round the world", sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions... And now we hope to pass on that knowledge and information to you. Our stories offer the best possible cruise options based on your lifestyle, interests, budget, travel experience, etc....plus we'll point out where to get group rates( without joining a group!), free upgrades, shipboard credits and other amenities or discounts. Get advise about tipping; packing; clothing; flights and schedule options; shore excursions, proper immigration documentations and much more.

    We tell you how to avoid travel scams and common travel mistakes, and share insights on the latest cruise news and how it affects your vacation planning.



    Everyone's favorite kind of deal is an unbeatable one - and we've got plenty of those. If you're a fan of low, low rates, then Vacation Outlet is the place to go for your next cruise. These cruises come with great extras too, like free shipboard credit, free upgrades, and more on select sailings.

    Cruise sales are up. This surge of interest tells us that despite the uncertain economic climate, people clearly need more fun in their lives and view their vacations as a valuable and necessary part of it. So, take a break and take advantage of the current  Cruise Deals before they sail away. Visit Cruise Direct Online for recommendations for cruises, cruise tours, cruise deals, cruise destinations, vacations, travel packages, travel guides and lots more


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