Cruise Guru Review: Is it worth booking through?

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  • September 21, 2023
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Cruise Guru is a popular Australian website for booking cruises. They often offer some of the best deals on cruises. But are there any hidden catches to booking through a travel agent like Cruise Guru? Here’s my review:

Note – This isn’t a sponsored review and I’m not getting paid by CruiseGuru. This is simply based on my own travel experience.

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Pros and Cons of Booking Through Cruise Guru

Before booking through Cruise Guru here are some of the pros and cons:

Cruise Guru Can List Better Prices

Unlike airlines, cruise companies still offer discounts to travel agents who can pass these deals onto you. When browsing through Cruise Guru I was able to find cheaper prices for certain cruises compared to searching direct with the cruise line.

This doesn’t mean Cruise Guru always has the best price and it is worth shopping around as different booking sites may have better deals. In general I’ve the deals and prices on Cruise Guru to often be the best.

Last Minute Cruise Deals

Cruise Guru has a a dedicated section for Last Minute Cruise Deals. Cruise Lines do seem to offer discounts for last minute cruises where as airlines do the opposite and bump the price up.

For example when putting together this post, I saw a P&O cruise leaving in a week for just $376 for 3 nights. While obviously you’ll spend a bit more on drinks , this will still end up being a really cheap holiday in the current economy!

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I wasn’t able to book this cruise through P&O’s website, so this is definitely one advantage to using a website like Cruise Guru.

Exclusive Offers

Travel Agents do have exclusive deals on cruises. Cruise Lines do offer deals to travel agents. And it does make it worth booking through a travel agent. You’ll be able to get extra onboard spending money, free drinks packages and more. The deals available will depend on the time of year and cruise line.

If a cruise line has a special deal available on their own website, I’ve found that Cruise Guru does seem to offer it when booking through them as well.

Cancellation Fees

One downside of booking with a travel agent like Cruise Guru over booking direct with the cruise line are the additional fees if you need to cancel a booking. Cruise Guru charges a $110 per person fee on top of the fee the cruise line charges. If you book direct with the cruise company you’d only need to pay their fee.

You Can Enter Your Loyalty Number

Cruise Lines run loyalty programs where you get rewarded the more your cruise with special perks. If you’re worried you won’t get credit by booking through a travel agent, that’s not the case. On CruiseGuru you can enter in your loyalty or passenger number and this will be part of your booking.

Is Cruise Guru Legit?

Yes, Cruise Guru is a legit booking site. They are an accredited travel agent in Australia.

Is it Worth Booking through CruiseGuru.com.au

If you can get a good deal on CruiseGuru I think it’s definitely worth booking through. When I comes to flights, my recommendation post covid has been to book direct with the airline because it’s easier and cheaper to change itineraries. But this isn’t as much of an issue with Cruise bookings. Cruise Guru does charge a cancellation fee on top of the fee the cruise line will charge you which is one downside.

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In order to enjoy the best Nile Cruise, every traveler should determine their budget so they can choose the most ideal Nile Cruise. Before booking your Nile Cruise, everyone should check all the Nile River Cruise categories that are most suitable for them and check the availability of your Nile Cruise. Every Traveler should pick what to wear and bring during their Nile cruise, such as personal essential items such as credit or debit cards, cash money, sunscreen, sunglasses, any prescribed medication, a T-shirt and shorts, plus some walking shoes, a hat, and a scarf. You should have a light backpack on you and have your entire passport, travel documents, and any contact info. Determine the exact time you are going to spend on board a Nile Cruise. Choose which ancient monument you want to explore, such as the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple complex, Hatshepsut Temple, Abu Simbel Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Philae Temple, Edfu Temple, and many more. 

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The Nile River Cruise is the ultimate way to complete journey across Egypt and enjoy a heavenly vacation among the mesmerizing wonders of Egypt in total comfort and joy onboard these amazing floating hotels where all dream are a reality. The Nile River Cruise will offer the ride of a lifetime for every traveler looking to make every moment of their Egypt tour special. 

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I stayed in Carnival's cheapest, $90-a-day cabin on its new ship. It was ugly and windowless but shockingly spacious.

  • I booked the cheapest interior cabin for my four-night cruise on Carnival's new Carnival Firenze .
  • It was ugly, dated, and lacked decor, but shockingly spacious. 
  • Interior staterooms in Carnival's newest ship start at $90 per person per day in 2024.

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One of the best parts about cruising is feeling the open ocean's cool breeze rush around your skin.

So imagine how grumpy I was when I had to book a windowless interior cabin for my most recent sailing — on my first Carnival cruise , no less.

As a travel reporter, I go on several of these vacations at sea every year. I'm usually put up in balcony staterooms, the most popular cabin category .

Yes, I've been spoiled. And yes, that means I've always feared inside cabins.

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Cruises can be overstimulating and overwhelming. Private balconies are the only place I've gotten peace, quiet, and fresh air on some ships.

So, unsurprisingly, I was dreading the interior cabin I had booked for my four-night Carnival Firenze cruise in mid-May.

No fresh air? No cool ocean breeze? The horror!

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I expected a small, dark, moldy dungeon deprived of life, happiness, and light.

Turns out, I was being a bit too dramatic. Who would've guessed?

I'll admit was pleasantly surprised.

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But before I get to the positives (spoiler alert: it's size), I have to address the negatives.

It might've been the ugliest cabin I've ever stayed in. And that's coming from someone who's sailed on a Margaritaville cruise .

To understand the stateroom, you must understand the ship's relatively short history.

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Firenze joined Italy-based Costa Cruises' fleet in 2020. The company, owned by Carnival Corp , had planned to launch the ship in China but couldn't because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Firenze's stint with Costa was then shortlived. In 2022, Carnival announced it would acquire Firenze and its sister ship, Venezia, to grow its US footprint amid "strong interest in people wanting to sail with us," a Carnival spokesperson told Business Insider.

The spokesperson said Firenze underwent a two-month refresh to 'install the Carnival Fun Italian Style Concept.'

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That would explain the otherwise unnecessary photo of Florence, Italy behind my bed.

The print was both the only decor and the only reference to Italy in my dingy cabin. Unfortunately, it looked both tacky and misplaced.

It did, however, disguise the ominous "pull the cord for assistance" feature.

It's 2024. Why weren't there any bedside outlets?

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The ship is less than four years old. The cabin looked quadruple its age, no thanks to the dated furniture that all came pushed against the wall.

The chaise's greyish pattern clashed with the yellow and red eyesore of a rug. And the small wood and faux-marble side table looked cheap and misplaced.

Gripes about aesthetics aside, everything in the joint living room and bedroom was perfectly functional.

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On the bright side, the mattress was comfortable. And the large desk and closet could have provided enough storage for more than two travelers.

The room also had motion-sensing lights mounted by the floor, a necessary amenity for a space devoid of natural light.

Plus, the unappealing decor encouraged me to spend more time around the ship's common spaces.

But if you think the bedroom looks old, wait until you see the bathroom.

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It was about as glamorous as a gas station restroom.

Most of my cruise cabin bathrooms have had modern, cool-toned decor, like the one pictured on the left. Carnival seems to have avoided the industry trend as much as possible.

The yellow and red tiles were giving vintage McDonald's.

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Unbeknownst to me, the cruise line had put me in one of the ship's accessible, wheelchair-friendly accommodations. This meant the shower (as in, a curtain and a few drains on the floor) was one of the most spacious I've had at sea.

However, it only came with a two-in-one body wash and shampoo. Apparently, both Royal Caribbean and Carnival seem to have a BYOHC (bring your own hair conditioner) policy.

Some storage would've been nice, too.

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An unnecessary number of stacked tissue boxes and toilet paper rolls occupied the only shelves in the bathroom.

There was no need for these excess paper products. My cabin attendant already cleaned and restocked my stateroom once a day, as is typical with Carnival.

I'm a girlie with an extensive skincare routine and a compulsive need to organize my products. With almost no storage in the bathroom, I needed these shelves.

With all these complaints, you may wonder why I said I was pleasantly surprised by my stateroom.

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It's all because of one major feature: Its size. I never felt claustrophobic despite being stuck in a windowless 150-square-foot box.

The bathroom, one of the most spacious I've seen on a cruise ship, was so big that it could comfortably fit a family of four.

Back in the living room, I could've rolled out a yoga mat and worked out without moving anything around.

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Heck, I could've comfortably starfished on the floor without hitting any furniture. I don't know if I can say the same for most of my previous cruise accommodations.

Would I have preferred a balcony or window? Yes.

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Did it feel more like a hospital room than a floating hotel room? Yes.

However, for the spaciousness, the cost is hard to beat. As a solo traveler, I paid $735 for my cabin, including $64 in optional gratuities.

In 2024, the cheapest interior cabin for two guests on Carnival Firenze starts at about $360 per person, including taxes and fees, for the same four-night itinerary as the one I went on.

That's $90 a night for a cabin, food, onboard amenities, and stops at Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico.

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Plus, it's much cheaper than the newest ships of other cruise lines (I'm looking at you, Royal Caribbean ).

So, if you are desperate for a dirty and cheap getaway, and Carnival Firenze has been catching your eye, don't be afraid of the interior cabin.

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Yes, it isn't lovely. But at least it's completely functional and large.

If I — spoiled — can do it, so can you.

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