Has anyone purchased a cruise through them? I am booked through Princess and a quote came up about $100 less from Cruise Compete. I would like to go with the lower quote from Cruise Compete, however, I am afraid there will be hidden fees and it will wind up costing more than what I currently am quoted with Princess. Is it better to stick with booking through Princess? The savings is $100, which is a lot, but is it worth it to chance it?
I looked at prices through Cruise Compete and didn't see a lot of variation. Honestly the cruise lines don't give TAs much wiggle room. They might throw in some perks. We ended up booking through another source we found on our own - saved $500/pp on a 12-Med cruise.
Also, be sure you won't incur a fee from Princess if you decide to cancel that cruise.
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Have to remember Cruise Compete is not a travel agency, rather they are an access medium for people to post their cruise, and various agencies (who are willing to pay Cruise Compete part of their commissions) submit bids to you for your cruise.
You still have to check on the legitimacy of the particular agency that might offer you the lowest quote.
Ditto to what Kuki says. I've used CruiseCompete in the past, with good results, but checked the agent, and agency very carefully, and found no problems. As a matter of fact, the same agency, and agent won my "bid" several times in a row, so I started going directly to her for future cruises. Worked for me!
Many times, when advertising a cruise price, there may be some fee's that are not mentioned and when you add them in, totally different price. Just make sure what all is included in their price, you may already have a better deal.