If you’re thinking about sailing the seas sometime soon, you’ll be glad to know that you may be able to book some affordable cruises right now.
A recent report from U.S.News & World Report shows the best cruise lines for the money. I'll also show you some of the best deals we've found directly from the sites of the cruise lines in the report.
Which Cruise Lines Are the Best for the Money?
U.S. News & World Report determined the best cruise lines by weighing the opinions of the publication’s editors (30%), traveler ratings (50%) and health ratings based on findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (20%).
Note that prices can change at any time, so make sure you go to the particular cruise line’s website to see the latest fares.
Best Cruise Lines and Deals Available Right Now
Where To Book Last-Minute Cruises
If you're considering booking a cruise at the last minute, money expert Clark Howard recommends three websites to find deals:
Clark says no matter which cruise line you take, make sure you educate yourself on the vaccination rules for each of the ports on your itinerary.
“If you do travel internationally, the rules on whether you have to be vaccinated or whether you have to do testing are constantly changing, so you’ve got to make sure you stay up to date on them,” he says.
See the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's website for the latest information on safe travel via cruise ship.
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