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How to Book a Cruise

How To Choose 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.

11 Ways to Stretch Your Cruise $
Want to save some money on your next cruise? Here are 11 ways to trim costs before, during and after you book.
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.
Protect Your Cruise Investment
Here are a few tips for avoiding cruise travel scams, spotting a less-than-reputable agency and protecting your investment before it's too late.
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.
Finding a Cruise Travel Agent
Consider joining the 75 percent of cruisers who book through a travel agent for expert advice and personal service.
Last Minute Cruising Tips
Read these tips and tricks for 11th-hour cruising on the cheap, and avoid potential savings pitfalls.
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