Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CruiseKings Review

 In 2010 I took my first cruise, and while on this cruise I met my husband.   Since then have been on 6 different cruises.  This includes the cruise my husband and I took for our wedding.  I guess you could say that we love cruise and have caught the cruising bug.  Even now it's been almost 7 months since my last cruise and I am itching to go on another!  For my UK and Europeans readers who are just like me, you will love CruiseKings!

Go on a Romantic vacation with P&O Cruises
CruiseKings is an independent cruise specialist, not attached to any major cruise line, so you can use their website to search and explore cruise options from all cruises available.  A good friend of mine did a "cruise hopping" adventure over the summer where he left on a Transatlantic repositioning cruise in April and took almost a dozen cruises all over Europe, stopping to explore and spend a few days at various ports that caught his interest.  This would not have been possible without the help of a comprehensive cruise site that showed him all of his cruising options to and from various ports all over Europe (and eventually back to the US).  For this reason (and many more) CruiseKings is a must know for all of my European cruiser readers!

CruiseKings.co.uk allows you to search using specific dates or a period of time between two dates, choose a destination, select a duration, pick a specific cruise line and ship (or just leave them blank if you are open to all of your options).  Once you hit Search Now CruiseKing pulls up your options.  Doing a sample search for all cruise lines and durations between December 12th and December 26th, 2012 for cruises around Europe I was shown options from Norwegian, Fred Olson, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, P&O, and Holland America Cruise Lines. 

I was also astonished to see how affordable cruising around Europe is right now!  Cruising is a great and affordable way to take a nice vacation with family or go on a solo cruise to meet new people and explore new cities.

Go on a Luxury Cruise with help from CruiseKings
Other features that I love on the CruiseKings website is the Late Deals page, where you can explore discount prices and specials currently being offered by cruise lines, which is a great way to go on a great cruise and save your vacation money to shop on the ship or in ports.  And if you are looking to learn more about a specific cruise line you just have to click on the Cruise Lines tab at the top of the website and then click on the cruise line you want to research to learn more about the cruise line itself, the itineraries it offers, and the ships in its fleet. 

For my UK and European cruise fans, this website is a must for your bookmarks!  Be sure to research what perks and offers they are currently offering, like free upgrades and onboard credit- like the Royal Caribbean deal running through the end of the month that offers a free balcony upgrade, regional air flights, and coach/car parking-so that you can make the most of your cruising experience!

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