Cruise planning is so much fun!
If you are anything like me you can’t get enough information when it comes time to plan for a vacation. I probably spend way too much time researching and planning our cruises. Over the years I have found many websites for cruise planning. From message boards to cruise photos, here are my top 5 favorite cruise related websites.
I have been a member of the Cruise Critic message boards since 2003. The message boards are categorized by cruise line, ports, special interest cruising and more. There is also a Roll Call section where you can find the cruise you have booked and meet other people who will be cruising with you. I have meet so many wonderful people through the roll calls over the years. The message boards are great for all cruise lines but Disney (see below for their own message boards).
We have been on two Disney Cruises and I have found the Dis Boards to be a great resource. The Dis Boards is for all things Disney but they do have a section just for Disney Cruise Line. The message boards provide great information, especially for first time cruisers. There is a section for Disney Cruise meets where you can meet other families that will be on your cruise. Meeting others online for you Disney cruise is great and you can participate in the fish extender swap which is so much fun!
I am always looking for the perfect cabin. Cruise Deck Plans is a great resource when researching cabins and to hear what others say about the cabins. There are some free features on this website but to view passenger photos you have to pay for a membership. With a membership you can submit your own photos of the ship and they will pay you 50 cents per picture!
At Cruise Clues you can find all sorts of information. You can see pictures, deck plans, webcams, personal cruise websites, menus and a lot more. Some of the pictures and reviews may be a bit old but most cruise ships don’t change much so you can still get some good information.
Cruise Ships provides information, reviews, photos and cool features for you signature in message boards. You can get tickers for counting down to your next cruise and a profile ticker that show all of your past cruises and ports.
You can find me on all of these website as LG123!