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How to Book a Cruise

Choosing Your U.K. Cruise Travel Agent
Booking a cruise online can be confusing, and it's not the only way to book travel. You may want to consider joining the majority of cruisers who book through a travel agent for expert advice and personal service.

Choosing a Cabin
Type, size, location, price -- there's a lot to think about when choosing a cabin, but we'll make it easy for you.
Searching for Cruise Bargains
Where can you find the best cruise bargains? We pumped some travel agents to give you the best tips.
Choosing Air/Sea Packages
Should you book airfare through your cruise line or on your own? Here's what you need to know.
Last Minute Cruising
Booking at the 11th hour can save you money, but you may not get your dream cruise. Here are our tips for last minute trips.
Guarantee Cabins
A guarantee cabin can be a way to get a great deal, a free upgrade or the worst cabin onboard. Find out more.
Best Family-Friendly Staterooms
Not all cabins are created equal. We reveal which ships have the best digs for families -- and all the stuff they bring onboard!
Ask the Editor: Booking a Cruise
Our editor gives advice on when to book your cruise to get the best price and your first-choice itinerary.
Make the Most of Wave Season Deals
Learn why you should book early in the year to get free upgrades, onboard credit and other perks.
Planning a Group Cruise
Smart planning is the key to a fun and successful "friends and family" cruise. If you're sailing with the gang, read this first.
How to Avoid Cruise Travel Scams
How can you find a reputable travel agent -- and avoid a bad booking experience? Here's how not to be scammed.
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