PROS / Variety of search options that maximize your options to find your best cruise.
CONS / No virtual tours and videos of destinations that would help you in your planning.
VERDICT / Good website for anyone who is looking for a special or themed cruise for their vacation needs.
It looks like CruiseOnly.com is not just cruises anymore. This site has made some major upgrades to the features they offered, including supporting services, such as airfare, excursions and hotels. This site has made great strides in the race to catch the competition. With added features, smooth booking service, comprehensive search options and efficient customer service, you will not be disappointed with what you find.
Simplified and well organized, this web site offers a plethora of information from great deals to a variety of search options right on the home page. Cruises Only is a good place to look for ease of use.
CruiseOnly.com has oodles of features including price matching—a standard among top notch travel sites—special offers on cruises, information useful for your planning including cruising articles, ports of call descriptions and excursion information. They also offer theme cruises for singles, families, gays and lesbians, luxury, and many options for special occasions such as weddings, honeymoons, business and religious group experiences. CruiseOnly.com has really stepped up their game in the competitive world of travel sites.
Their site is straight forward and well organized. Don’t plan on being bombarded with ads; this site is well designed and organized for your comfort when you are planning your trip. This is one of the biggest reasons we bumped CruiseOnly.com up in our lineup. The handy tool bar at the top of the page is direct and concise in guiding you to the section you specifically need. The site still does not have as many features as the other Caribbean cruise sites, but with a few more tweaks on things like virtual tours and videos of destinations, this site could soon give Cruise.com, Travelocity, and Orbitz a run for their money.
With the same search capabilities as Travelocity, including an expansive search for Caribbean destinations, 20 cruise line opportunities, various dates, duration periods, and huge price ranges and special rates. You can also search for star ratings, compare up to four cruises at a time and search the wide range of departure ports available. Sorting capabilities are also inclusive.
CruiseOnly.com makes the booking process efficient by requiring just a few booking pages. Typing fields and drop-down menus make the process simple to follow, and a guide on the booking page shows you how much further you have to go until booking is complete. They also have a running total of your cruise and discounts you may be eligible for listed to the right of the screen.
We found some cruise packages that require you to call customer service before continuing the booking process. This is inconvenient, especially if you don't have a phone nearby (such as when you're in a library or Internet cafe).
The customer service with CruiseOnly.com offers a variety of ways to contact them from a standard form, toll-free number—local and international—to email. They are always available; 24/7.
When considering an easy to use website for your travel needs, look to CruiseOnly.com for your planning process. You will be pleasantly surprised with the special offers, organization of the different search options and cruise deals, and the ease of booking will entice any traveler to this sight.