Choose a Cruise

At any given moment, there are hundreds of cruise ships from dozens of major lines sailing to ports all over the world. Here's how to find the best one for you.

Before You Start

So you've decided to book a cruise. Here are some things to keep in mind before you start researching.

Pick a Destination

The easiest way to start is by choosing a destination. While most American cruisers sail the Caribbean, there are plenty of options in Europe, Alaska, and even Asia.

Choose a Line

Much like the people that sail on them, no two cruise lines are exactly alike. Learn what differentiates them with our handy quizzes, charts, and smackdowns.

Find a Cabin

Some cruise ships have close to 40 cabin categories, each with slightly different layouts and amenities.