First-time Cruises, First-time Cruise Lines, First-time Cruise Ships & First-time Cruise Deals at ORBITZ

  • A new cruiser? Discover why millions of people set sail every year. Great value, convenience, and variety are just a few of the reasons. Ships sail everywhere from Tahiti to Alaska. Whether you're looking for adventure, family fun, or sophisticated ambience, there's a cruise line for you.

       Incredible Value and Convenience
    Cruises enable you to visit multiple destinations for one low price, without the hassle of coordinating travel details. Your vacation begins the moment you step onboard. And now, many cruises are just a short drive or flight away.
    What's Included:
    • Stateroom or suite accommodations
    • Ocean transportation
    • Gourmet dining
    • Supervised kids' programs
    • Vegas- or Broadway-style shows
    • Entry to nightclubs, piano bars & more
    • Activities like yoga & basketball
    • Gym, pool & hot tubs
    • Port charges
    What's Not Included:
    • Gratuities
    • Spa treatments
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Casino gambling
    • Shopping
    • Organized tours & activities onshore
    • Babysitting
    • Nominal fees at some specialty restaurants
       Something for Everyone
    Cruising is more than just shuffleboard and all-you-can-eat buffets. Today's ships offer activities and entertainment for vacationers of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.

    Family-friendly ships may feature everything from kids' clubs to teen coffeehouses. Want to unwind? Activities are as diverse as spa treatments, basketball, and casino gaming. At night, you might catch a comedy show, relax in a piano bar, or feast on five-star cuisine. From luxury to adventure, there's a ship to suit your vacation needs.

    Unique ship features may include:
    • Rock-climbing wall
    • All-oceanview or all-suite accommodations
    • Martini & champagne bars
    • Teen discos
    • Thalassotherapy pool
    • Spiral waterslide
    • Planetarium
    • Boutiques by Harrods & Bvlgari
    • Butler service
    • Miniature golf
    • Poolside movies
       Want to Explore the Cruise Lines?
    Get an overview here, or click on any of the links below.

    Cruise Fun for Singles, Couples & Families
    Carnival Cruise Lines
    Disney Cruise Line
    Norwegian Cruise Line
    Royal Caribbean

    Premium Cruises: Sophisticated Yet Affordable
    Celebrity Cruises
    Holland America Line
    Princess Cruises

    Unique Experiences: Smaller Ships, Exotic Destinations
    Costa Cruises
    Orient Line

    Luxury Cruises: The Ultimate Experience
    Crystal Cruises
    Cunard Line
    Oceania Cruises
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    Silversea Cruises
    Windstar Cruises
       Great Options for First-Time Cruisers
    From the glaciers of Alaska to the isles of the South Pacific, we offer 6,500 sailings to 730 ports around the globe. Destinations include the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Mediterranean. Some cruises feature several days at sea, while others stop at private islands. Deciding where to go will be the hardest part.
    Terms and Conditions
    Prices shown are quoted in U.S. dollars per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, and do not include U.S. Government Taxes and Fees. Prices based on interior and oceanview staterooms, as indicated, and include non-commissionable fares. Airfare is additional. Exact price depends upon selected date of departure, departure city, ship, and stateroom category selected. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. All offers are capacity-controlled. Specific offers are for select departure dates only, are subject to availability, are limited, and apply to new bookings only. May not be combinable with other offers. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at time of booking. All offers are subject to change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Price does not include a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee.

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