Cruise Vacations are Back!

Cruising is coming back! And it’s one of the safest ways to vacation now—with an incredible bang for your buck. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to vacation with family, or a romantic getaway along an idyllic European river, to adults-only party ships and small-ship adventures to unspoiled lands, Outward works with virtually every cruise line to match you with the perfect vacation experience.

Going on a cruise lets you bundle a lot of worry-free fun into your vacation. Some people love the theme park at sea that big ships offer. Extended families love to cruise because it’s low-impact for grandparents while high-energy for the kids. Millennials and Gen Z can tour the world by day and party by night for a price that easily fits their budget. Here’s why a cruise makes for a great vacation idea:

  • A lot for a little money
    Your room, food, entertainment, and many amenities are all included in one price. And right now, cruise lines are offering great rates and discounts, especially via travel advisors. Sure, some things like the spa, cocktails, or tours on shore might cost a little extra, but the overall value for your dollar is astounding when you run the numbers. A cruise to the Caribbean is even cheaper than alternative travel styles, and you only have to unpack once!
  • Cruises are safer and healthier
    Cruise lines are requiring passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and are limiting the capacity of their ships to avoid excessive crowds. During the downtime in 2020, they made a ton of improvements to their air handling systems, and implemented tougher standards and protocols to ensure a clean and healthy ship.
  • There is something for everyone
    Large cruise ships are basically theme parks-at-sea: with the newest ships providing some really cool things to do—like a roller coaster or go-cart track, full-sized basketball courts, numerous pools (including adults-only pools), decadent spa and massage treatments, and Broadway-quality entertainment. And if a city-ship isn’t your idea of fun, Outward will help you find a smaller cruise that goes to places you can only reach by boat, with a cozier ship for more refined tastes.
  • The food is fantastic
    The cruise lines have dramatically upscaled their dining options over the last ten years, with chefs from all over the world bringing their delicious menus and fine dining expertise. Gone are the days of tuxedo and ball gown requirements—you can wear what you want, eat what you want, and the free food flows like milk and honey everywhere on the ship. Foodies can choose from specialty restaurants, too, and smaller ships often use locally sourced ingredients from along the journey.

Outward Travel can help you find the cruise experience that fits your vacation style and the experience you’re looking for. Let’s have a chat to get started!

The Latest Cruise Ships & Features

You're In for a Great Time

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A Carnival vacation is all about fun at sea and ashore! Come as you are, and you'll feel right at home with comfy staterooms, delicious food, exciting nightlife, spectactular entertainment, activities for kids, and places to relax. Every day you're on your way to a different port and a new adventure!

Photos © Carnival Cruise Lines. Activities and amenities vary by ship.

A Vacation Worth Waiting For

Royal Caribbean knows your vacation time is precious, and choosing how you spend it is more important than ever. Their ships are chock-full of innovations that set the standard for comfort, activities, and relaxation. The crew is dedicated to the highest quality, award-winning service that Royal Caribbean is known for. Experience the high life on the high seas.

Photos © Royal Caribbean Inc. Activities and amenities vary by ship.

An Epic Sea Change is Launching

Virgin Voyages is reinventing cruising for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, with yacht-inspired, adults-only ships. On a Virgin Voyage, you're treated like a rock star, with service and luxury that isn't stuffy or formal. Awesome entertainment, amazing food, creative and cozy cabins, invigorating fitness options, and food, tips, WiFi all included combine to an all new cruise experience for a new generation of cruisers. With mostly 4 or 5 day voyages, it's a perfect quick getaway to rest and recharge.

Photos © Virgin Voyages. Activities and amenities vary by ship.

An Epic Sea Change is Launching

Viking is destination focused and the world’s leader with more awards that any other river cruise company. Explore Europe, Russia, China and Southeast Asia with Viking to fully experience the history, art, food, wine and culture of each region. Sail right into the heart of the destination along the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Rhone, Elbe or Douro rivers on state-of-the-art, award-winning ships. Enjoy an unforgettable journey with Viking and experience spacious & comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, included daily shore excursions and exemplary service, all at an incredible value.

Photos © Viking River Cruises. Activities and amenities vary by ship.

Outward's Cruise Line Partners

There's a cruise experience to suit everyone's desires and preferences - from large city-ships with all the amenities you need to small ship adventure experiences. Outward works with all major cruise lines, and will help you craft the vacation experience you're dreaming of!

Royal Caribbean
Carnival Cruise Lines
Disney Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Viking River Cruises
Virgin Voyages
Crystal Cruises
MSC Cruises
Atlas Ocean Voyages
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Paul Gauguin
Scenic Luxury Cruises
Uncruise Adventures
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection