Finding the perfect cruise is not an easy task. Travelers have to
pick an itinerary with ports worth visiting, figure out which
cruise line matches their style, and then select a single ship from
dozens of options, keeping in mind that even ships from the same
line can be dramatically different in terms of price and overall
quality. And as if those aren’t enough choices to make, some ships
have over twenty different types of cabins to choose from! We set
out to simplify this complicated process and help people make the
best choice with helpful search features and a variety of content
from an authentic community of cruisers.
Cruiseline.com was launched in December of 2010 by a scrappy team
of engineers, designers, and cruise experts working out of a tiny
office in Midtown Manhattan. In the past eight years, our site has
grown from a small cruise review site to a one-stop shop for all
things cruising with over 160,000 member reviews, quality editorial
content, a vibrant community of experienced sailors. On top of all
that, our mobile app Ship Mate was voted "Best Cruise App", and has
been downloaded over two million times. To keep up with our rapid
pace of growth, our team has expanded to 14 members working out of
New York, Florida, California, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.
Features & Content
Simplifying the complicated process of finding and booking a
cruise has always been at the heart of our mission, and every
feature on Cruiseline.com is designed to make the research process
as easy as possible.
Verified Reviews: Learn from the successes (and mistakes)
of other cruisers who have already sailed on the ships you’re
interested in. Our collection of detailed user reviews
make it easy to see what other cruisers had to say about every
aspect of their cruise experience, from the onboard dining,
service, and entertainment to the ports they visited along the
way. We work with major travel agencies to bring in "verified"
reviews so you can trust that any review with this tag
was written by an actual cruiser who sailed on that ship.
User Photos: Want to know if the cabin you’re about to
book has a good view, or if the onboard specialty restaurants are
worth the extra price? Check out our cabin and venue reviews to
help you find the best places to stay and eat on board.
Professional Advice: We love to hear from our users, but
we also have plenty of our own opinions. Our 500+ pieces of
engaging editorial content cover everything you’ll need to
know before you set sail.
Cruise Search: Want to find the cheapest option for a
4-night Caribbean cruise in September? What about the best deal
on a balcony cabin for an Alaska cruise sailing out of Seattle?
Use our cruise search
to find a ship that fits your budget and needs.
Forum: If you can’t find the answers to your cruise
questions, try asking our helpful community of experienced
cruisers in the forum.
Roll Calls: Believe it or not, you can actually start
meeting your fellow passengers before you step foot on the ship.
Our roll calls make it easy to meet new
friends, ask questions, plan group excursions, and share your
excitement with your fellow shipmates as you count down the days
before your cruise.
Our team is full of experienced and passionate cruisers, but our
true knowledge comes from our massive database of over 160,000
cruise reviews. Fake reviews are a legitimate problem on plenty
of major websites, but we’re able to fully guarantee the
authenticity of over 70% of our reviews because of our unique
partnerships with major cruise travel agencies like CruisesOnly,
Cruises.com, and more.
When cruisers who book from one of our partners return from a
cruise, they receive a unique link to our review form asking them
to share their experience with us. We confirm via booking number
and other data that this reviewer did in fact sail on the cruise
they are reviewing. Once they submit their review, we mark it
"verified" with this icon
so you can trust this review.
We use this review data across our site to help you find the
perfect cruise to suit your own unique tastes and style. The
accuracy and authenticity of our review data is of the utmost
importance to us, and while we do have relationships with cruise
lines, it does not impact our collection or interpretation of