Perfect For:

  • Experiencing several destinations without packing and unpacking
  • Travelers not having a passport if cruising from a U.S. port
  • Multi generational families or groups

Whether it’s river cruising or ocean cruising, your HotSpots Consultant can guide you as to the appropriate cruise line and find an itinerary that fits your schedule and travel style. We can also assist with any pre or post cruise arrangements, to make your cruise experience as smooth and seamless as possible.

HotSpots H2O FAQ

Cruise lines usually have their itineraries out 2(ish) years in advance (this can of course vary with the cruise line). Holidays and spring break tend to fill up quick on the family friendly destinations. We recommend to book as soon as you know you want to go, deposits for cruises are usually small.

Think of Ocean cruising ships as floating cities and River Cruise ships as floating hotels. An ocean cruise typically has 2,000 to 4,000 passengers, and docks in larger ports. River cruises will have 120 to 180 guests cabins per ship. And is able to dock into smaller ports along the river.

This is why we get asked lots of questions! It is not one size fits all as it depends on who’s cruising, itinerary, budget and travel style will help determine the best cruise line to fit your needs.

The best way to save on cruises is to book in advance. As the cruise sells out, affordable and desirable stateroom categories go fast.