Best of Cruising: Best Value Lodging

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Cabins in cruiseships are not created equal; however, you don’t have to book the highest-priced cabin to have a comfortable cruise. The following cruise lines offer something a bit above the ordinary for the kind of prices the typical cruiser can afford to pay.

Carnival Cruise Line. Over 50% larger than industry standard and with plenty of storage space, Carnival cabins are spacious for two and surprisingly roomy for families. Newly upgraded, higher thread-count linens are a nice touch on Carnival’s new Comfort Beds.

Holland America Line. Comfort is key, and all cabins have beds with plush Euro-top mattresses and deluxe linens. DVD and CD players, flat-screen televisions, lighted magnifying make-up mirrors, and baskets of fresh fruit are unexpected luxuries.

Disney Cruise Line. It’s no surprise that cabins are suitable for families of two, three, four, and even five—they were designed especially for them. Whimsical Disney touches in the decor are sure to delight passengers of all ages.

Photo courtesy of Holland America Line