LastMinuteCruises LMC

lastminutecruises.com
2 Voted

With trips offered across all the major cruise lines, including Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, LastMinuteCruises is the one of the go to places for finding great deals on voyages at a moment’s notice.

 

The first thing I noticed when using LastMinuteCruises was the outdated feel to their website. While it is not essential to have a modern aesthetic, it often helps in terms of the speed in which the pages load and the impression it gives to potential customers. The design and layout is very basic and lacks the slick feeling that most last minute booking sites now adopt.

 

That being said, searching for a cruise is easy enough, simply requiring you to enter your destination, travel dates and cruise length in nights. After submitting those details, you will be taken through to a list of results that can be filtered by price range, ship, departure port and star rating. You can also sort the options by lowest price, cruise length or by cruise line, which I thought was a good addition.

 

Under each cruise listing is a sentence in red telling you to call the number for special offers. However, I noticed that there is no option to contact a travel agent via a live online chat, something which would undoubtedly make the process even quicker and easier than having to pick up the phone.

 

One feature I liked in particular was the ‘Weekly Top 10’ section that presents a list of the ten best deals currently available. They are each hand picked by the website and offer great savings on cruises across a range of companies and destinations. While you may not find one specifically to your suiting, they can be a great option for those who are more flexible about when they travel.

 

Another feature I thought was useful was the email notifications system they have in place. To sign up, you simply have to enter your email address and they will start sending you top deals and special offers directly to your inbox, so that you don’t miss out. If you are lacking inspiration for where to go and are flexible with your dates, this can be a good scheme to sign up to, especially as it is free to join.

Pros
  • Filter and sort search results
  • Weekly Top 10
  • Email notifications system
Cons
  • Outdated website
  • No live online chat