Our goal here at Cruise Fever is simple, to help you have the best cruise vacation possible. Even though we are the #1 most socially shared cruise blog on the planet, we can’t offer everything. There are a few other websites that offer great cruise tools that can be a real benefit.
Since educated cruisers make the best cruisers, here are seven cruise websites that you should know about (if you don’t already).
CruiseLine.com – While there are several different cruise sites that offer the opportunity for passengers to submit cruise reviews, CruiseLine.com stands above the rest as they offer verified cruise reviews by people who actually cruised on the ship. Yes, the internet is plagued with fake reviews that are paid by companies attempting to boost their image. CruiseLine.com uses five different cruise agency partners to guarantee the authenticity of thousands of reviews. When you see the “Verified Review” badge on their site, you know it’s a review that you can trust.
CruiseTT.com – Ever wonder how crowded Cozumel will be when you visit on your next cruise? Cruise TT has daily schedules so you can see not only which cruise ships will be in port the same day you will be, but also how many passengers (based on total capacity of the ships). While the info on their site is not 100% accurate (it’s pretty close), it is close enough to give you an idea of how crowded a port will be.
Cruise TT also comes in handy if you wish to stop at a port on a specific day. Want to spend your birthday or anniversary in St. Thomas? Just check the daily calendar under St. Thomas and you can quickly see which ships will be in port that day. A second similar site worth checking out is CruiseTimeTables.com.
CruiseRadio.net – Doug Parker, the host of Cruise Radio, has an award winning weekly 25 minute cruise podcast. His entertaining show is full of cruise news, interviews, listener cruise reviews, and interactive listener Q&As. You can listen to his show on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Overseas Radio Network, Stitcher Radio Network, TuneIn, and on also his website.
CruiseLawNews.com – Written by Miami attorney Jim Walker, his motto of “Everything the cruise lines don’t want you to know” is exactly that. While I often disagree with the slant that he puts against cruise industry, he offers valuable information that is always backed up by credible sources. Since he sues cruise lines for a living, you won’t find tips on his blog to help you on your next cruise. However, you also won’t find TMZ style rumors and wild allegations. If you are interested in reading everything about the cruise industry, his website is worth checking out. Just be prepared to read a lot of negativity towards the cruise industry.
ShipMateApp.com – If there is one cruise app that you should have on your phone, it is Ship Mate from Cruiseline.com. This free download offers cruise countdowns, itineraries, deck plans, shore excursions, and access Roll Calls. With over 1 million downloads, you can download it for free at ShipMateApp.com. It is available on Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and Apple’s App Store.
OurCruisePhotos.com – This is a site that I have recently discovered and will try out on my next cruise. (stay tuned for a review) Ever gotten home from a cruise and wish you had purchased some of the photos you had taken on the ship? This website will let you do that. However, they have currently only partnered with three cruise lines (Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Disney). Although they don’t guarantee that your photos will be available, it’s the start of a service that many cruisers have asked for. This is one website that I really hope takes off.
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