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Old April 25th, 2007, 11:58 PM
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What cruise site can I go on to get online pricing. I know it may not be all accurate, but would give me the general idea. I usually go to cruisesonly but by the time you plug in the info...it says to phone a rep. I like to see different rates online before. Any suggestions??
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vacationstogo.com or expedia.com are both site I use to compare cruise prices.
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We use Cruise.com and Travelocity to compare prices, then see what the specific cruiseline is offering. Our friends like Costco but they don't give on line prices. When we find a price we like and can live with we call our TA and see what she can do. If she can't beat it she will match it.
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Carnival.com has prices for Carnival Cruises. The pricing is always the same as Expedia or Travelocity or other travel sites.
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We have had great luckwith CruiseVacationOutlet.
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Hi Cheryl, This is Lynn, go to vacations to go. I got a better price there and when I called my Carnival PVP she could not even match the deal I got with them. I love my PVP and will use her again but with that deal I had to go with the best!!! Peace, Lynn
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CruiseCompete. com is how we booked our next cruise on the Liberty--got a balcony room for less than the cost of a window room! You open a free account, type in the cruise line/dates/location you're interested in, and then travel agents around the country send you their best "bids." If any of them interest you, you then initiate contacting them.
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I usually use Travelocity to check prices because of the way they make it easy to change dates and see if leaving a week later is cheaper without starting the search from the beginning. Then I booked on Carnival.com at the same price to make sure I can do the online FunPass. Haven't tried the other sites but before I bought through them I would make sure they didn't have any hidden fees or cancellation penalties that going through Carnival doesn't. There are so many people in their basement pretending to be a big company that it makes me nervous not go with a well-known brand.
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Don't forget... surfing the travel agency web sites no longer gives you the best price available because of cruise line pricing policies. To get the real bottom line now requires an e mail or phone call. I know it's silly, but it's true.

Here's an article about it that you may want to read....
http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...upthephone.cfm
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I have had good luck with cruisevacationoutlet also. And I was able to fill out my funpass on the Carnival Website, and book excursions.

I have had to call them twice, both times my questions were answered immediately by a TA.
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You might want to request a quote from Nancy S. Bogert. She is the TA who does the group cruise booking for cruisemates. I just contacted her and I am SOOOO thankful I did, she is great! If you go to www.planningcruises.com you can submit a request for a quote right there. Good luck, Carla
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