Cruise Planning Tools & Resources

Plan a Cruise

My Personal Cruise Tips

Favorite Cruise Resources

Ports of Call & Shore Excursion Planning

  • TripAdvisor.com – The leader in finding things to do while you travel
  • Viator – Great, reputable place to book shore excursions, tours, and get tickets to major attractions on your own
  • Cruise Critic: Their Ports of Call section is a great start in planning your port days but their Forums are essential for getting specific questions answered and meeting passengers on your cruise
  • Frommer’s Cruises Guide Books: My favorite travel guide book series Frommer’s has several guide books written specifically for cruisers and the unique situation they face with limited time and land transportation. I would skip their overall “Frommer’s EasyGuide to Cruising” but their destination-specific cruise books, like Alaska, Caribbean, and Europe, are great.
  • World Taxi Fare Calculator: Use it to figure out how much it’ll cost to get from the airport to your hotel or cruise port! Also useful in deciding between taking public transportation, renting a car, or taking taxis when sightseeing.
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