Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > All Things Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

All Things Cruising Any cruise question not specific to one cruise line

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 242
Default Cruisecompete.com?

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?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,570
Default

Cruisecompete is not the agency you book with - it is the TA who submitted the lowest quote.

I found a TA via the website 2 years ago and booked with them and had no issues with them.

Annie
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default

read ALL the fine print on the price quotation, it will tell you what is and what isn't included in the price quotation and then make your decision
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 10:43 AM
green_rd's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indianapolis (USA)
Posts: 5,711
Default

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.
__________________
Bob

All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,570
Default

I have to agree with Lisa and Green Rd.

I have recently priced a cruise via Cruisecompete and I could source it elsewhere much cheaper - as always check the small print.

Annie
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,478
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

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.
__________________
Kuki
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 21st, 2011, 07:43 AM
skymaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,923
Default

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!

"SKY"
__________________
Marine, Pilot, Singer, Tuba Player, Carnival "Diamond"!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 21st, 2011, 09:10 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,658
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

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.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011, blogs, carnival, compete, cruise, cruisecompete, cruisecompetecom, httpwwwcruisecompetecom, prives, rate, results, review, reviews, scam, work, wwwcruisecompetecom

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CruiseCompete.com??? Anybody??? texaskreek06 All Things Cruising 10 November 15th, 2008 07:30 PM
CruiseCompete.com johnsmom Carnival Cruise Lines 10 November 5th, 2008 10:52 PM
anyone use cruisecompete.com Laurid Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 March 22nd, 2006 09:13 AM
Anybody used CruiseCompete.com? Alex Ask CruiseMates Staff 3 December 30th, 2005 06:32 PM
CruiseCompete buffetfan2004 Ask CruiseMates Staff 3 August 29th, 2004 07:35 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:50 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1