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Old December 23rd, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Default Anybody used CruiseCompete.com?

I saw a newspaper story on CruiseCompete.com, a Web site that helps you find the best pricing on cruises. They say they can save travelers hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars off the retail price of a typical cruise. I don't know much about cruising, but I visited the site and it seems legit. My family is considering a cruise vacation in 2006. Anybody out there used CruiseCompete.com before? Do you really save that much? Is it better to book through an online agent versus a regular travel agent - advantages, disadvantages? Please help?!?
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 03:55 PM
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I have used cruisecompete several times. I like the idea of you responding only to those quotes you want to and of not having agents contact you. I do believe they have saved some money the times I have used them. Maybe hundreds, but I don't thousands. My most recent use was a couple of months ago when I booked on the Liberty for Feb. '06. Have never had any problems. Just read all quotes thouroughly and ask a lot of questions if you do contact a quote. ie: any charge by them if you cancel the cruise. some charge an additional $75.00 they call administrative fees if you cancel. Make sure price includes all fees and taxes. Stuff like this. Again I have used them 3or 4 times and have never had any problem. But I always ask a lot of questions. Good luck and hope you enjoy your cruise. There is never a bad one. Denny
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Cruise Compete is really a site where you ask for bids from VARIOUS travel agents. And, yes, you CAN get some very good quotes.

However, if you chose to use on of the agents quoting you, you are dealing with THAT Travel Agent, NOT Cruise Compete. So, you should check around for references on the particular agency you choose.
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have used cruisecompete.com several times. rec'd some excellent quotes and took them. have used the 2nd or 3rd lowest quotes on occassion because i wasn't too sure about the the company giving the best quote. i am a veteran of many cruises and find this website a great help in finding good prices.
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