When booking a cruise, there are many things to consider: the destination, activities on the ship, and size of the ship. For first time cruisers this can be overwhelming. I found a website called Cruiseable that not only helps you save time by matching you up with the perfect cruise ship vacation, but also gives you options of narrowing down your search based on what you are looking for without the hassle.
Cruiseable aims at matching those who want a cruise vacation to the experience that will fit them best. The site also offers some great articles and advice from fellow travelers, and it allows you to connect with like-minded cruisers.
You can go nuts researching all the possibilities and searching each individual cruise line booking site for your next cruise. Each cruise ship is unique, and if you’re not familiar with the cruise line, then you won’t know what to search for. That’s where Cruiseable’s site and mobile app come in handy.
The first thing that caught my eye when I visited Cruiseable were the “Top Deals” on the front page. This is where you find special deals offered by the cruise line industry. Included are the itineraries listed, name of ship, and days remaining on the deals. Another way for finding deals is their Deal Flow tab on the top of the home page.
Where Would You Like to Cruise
There are several simple ways to navigate the menu options in order to select and refine your search on the Cruiseable website and pinpoint the best matching cruise vacation for you.
One of the ways is narrowing down your search by destination. If you click on the destination tab, next to “Plan Your Escape”, a map opens up and you can click on the map of the country you would like to travel to, then hit the DONE button at the bottom.
This brings you to a page that lists all the available cruises. You can scroll down the page to see all of them or use the Bliss Filter.
Cruiseable gives you plenty of resources to help you search, compare, and plan your next cruise.
For first-time cruisers, the BLISS FILTERS search feature might be the best way to provide some initial options as you begin to plan your vacation. It helps you fine-tune cruise search results by selecting your travel preferences. All you do is move the sliders to the right if the item is more important to you, and to the left if it’s less important. On the left side of the screen, you’ll see live updated results.
You can use the other options on the screen (destination, price, dates, cruise line, ship size, and departure port) to zero in on the perfect cruise for you.
Once you have picked a cruise line, pick the number of days (3, 4, 5, etc.) and select the trip from the available ones…
Ship Discovery Tool
Once you have selected your cruise, you can use the Ship Discovery Tool to compare your cruise ship by size, age of the ship, passenger to crew ratio, and roominess index (square footage of room), with some of the other cruise ships in the market.
Compare Cruises Tool
The COMPARE Cruise tool is a great way to save an itinerary that peeks your interest. You can compare the differences between two or three cruises at a time, side by side, to see what each ship has to offer. From ports of call, itineraries, length of cruise, and price range, this feature will help you find the perfect cruise.
My Planner Tool
The My Planner Tool is a place for you to save photos, articles on the site, reviews by other travelers, and cruises found on Cruiseable page. You can easily retrieve them at any time in one easy place and begin planning for your getaway. To find them simply log in and click on your icon at the top right, then “Choose My Planner”. The page is organized into two sections with articles at the top and photos at the bottom.
One of my favorite things about Cruiseable is that they have an amazing team of travel writers that have shared their travel experiences, travel guides, pictures, and videos from previous cruises. Also, it’s extremely easy to navigate especially for first-time cruisers!