Looking for the best cruise travel resources to plan your trip and save money? These companies are the ones I use when I’m planning my cruise travel. I trust them, so that’s why I’ve rounded them up in one place for you. Be sure to check back here before you book your next cruise!

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Travel Agencies

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Cruisedirect.com is a travel agency specializing in cruises. They don’t charge booking fees, and they have a best-price guarantee – if you find a lower rate online within 24 hours, they’ll refund you the difference.

Cruisedirect usually offers extra bonuses that the cruise lines don’t offer – like extra discounts or onboard credit. Check out their pricing and special offers here.

Airfare

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Momondo’s super-powerful search engine does a great job finding the cheapest flights. I love their price calendar that lets you see which dates have the lowest prices. Momondo also has a price forecast tool to let you know if it’s the right time to book.

Check their prices on airline tickets here.  

Accommodation

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TripAdvisor isn’t just for hotel and attraction reviews – they actually offer travel booking for hotels, flights, rental cars, and even cruises. Their search engine checks over 200 sites to find the best prices on hotels. 

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Hotels.com also offers low prices on flights – I’ve found some great deals with them when booking a flight + hotel package. Hotels.com also offers a loyalty program: after 10 nights booked and completed, they’ll give you a free night’s stay.

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With booking.com you can find deals on flights, car rentals, even airport taxis, in addition to accommodation. They also list hostels, B&Bs, apartments, and private home rentals around the world.

Shore Excursions

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Viator lets you book over 200,000 activities around the world, either in advance or on-the-go. They offer a 24-hour cancellation policy, a lowest price guarantee, and 24/7 multilingual customer care wherever you’re traveling.

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Get Your Guide offers tours, tickets and excursions for destinations around the world. If your plans change, you can cancel most bookings up to 24 hours before they start, without a fee. Customer service is available around the clock, in multiple languages.

Travel Insurance

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World Nomads was created by travelers for travelers, and their insurance prices are really affordable. You can buy a policy in advance or on the road, and you can even extend your coverage if you decide to extend your travels.

Read more about why travel insurance is so important, OR get a free quote from World Nomads here.

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Travelex has been providing insurance to travelers for over 50 years. Their Basic and Select plans are great for cruisers.

Some of the scenarios they provide coverage for include trip cancellation, trip interruption, missed connections, baggage delays, and emergency medical coverage, including evacuation. Check out their cruise policy options and get a free quote here.

Travel Gear

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US Outdoor carries outdoor gear (perfect for hiking and other active shore excursion activities), and they also have a wide selection of travel clothing and accessories for the whole family. They stock high-quality brands and offer free shipping for orders over $49.