Lots of things can be ordered “to go,” but cruises aren’t one of them. Indeed, it is entirely nonsensical to seek a cruise to go. A category mistake permeates the very notion of “to-go cruises,” as a cruise is just not the sort of thing that can be ordered to go. But, of course, people searching for cruises to go are not looking for take-out cruises. Rather, they are probably looking for one of two things, neither of which is called “Cruises To Go.” First, one might be looking for Vacations To Go, a cruise deal site that specializes in last-minutes cruises. The other possibility is that they are looking for Four Seasons Cruises and Tours, which owns the URL cruisetogo.com. Rather than focus on “Cruises To Go” as an incoherent concept or as a nonexistent company, we’ll focus on these two other companies that might mistakenly be called “Cruises To Go.”
Vacations To Go is definitely the larger enterprise, so we’ll start here. The company operates essentially like any other cruise deal site, although, as we said above, it focuses on (but does not exclusively limit it offerings to) last-minute cruises. “Save up to 82% on Last-Minute Cruises!” is in large font near the top of the page, for instance, and the company is home to the “90-Day Ticker,” which is essentially Vacations To Go’s database of last-minute cruise deals, which you can search for on the site (if you are registered) or find out by calling their toll-free number. Vacations To Go also sends out a popular newsletter that lists cruise deals – it is allegedly “the world’s most popular cruise newsletter,” according to their website – which is another way to access the discounted cruises offered by the company. Like any deal site, they often offer some genuinely cheap options. However, before booking anything, it is sometimes worthwhile to see if a cruise line will match a third-party company’s price. This is especially helpful if you belong to a cruise line’s rewards program, which may require you to book directly though the company.
Four Seasons Cruises and Tours LLC is not a cruise deal site, but rather a travel agency that serves the Tampa Bay, Florida area. As its name makes clear, cruises are one of the major vacation types they sell, but they can also help you book other sorts of trips, like (again as their name implies) tours of exotic places around the world. Cruises and tours are their primary focus, but like a lot of travel agencies they can also help you with virtually every component of your vacation. They can arrange flights, car rentals, hotel accommodations, and so on.
Those are the basics about Vacations To Go and Four Seasons Cruises and Tours, which are related only in that they are both associated with the phrase, or could be mistakenly called, “Cruises To Go.” If you are looking for a last-minute cruise, you might give Vacations To Go a look, or if you live the Tampa Bay area and need a travel agency, Four Seasons Cruises and Tours might be your place. Neither company, however, offers cruises “to go.”