I'm a first-time cruise planner who, like those who have gone before me, feel a bit overtaxed and reaching the boiling point. I'm trying to find good deals for my family (1 senior, 3 adults, 1 child) for August 2008 out of NYC. I have been through no less than 20 different websites offering cruise deals, and the more options one is given, the more headache it causes.
I came across CruiseCompete.com, which I have heard good things about, but wonder if the website keeps tabs on the integrity of their TAs? I received a quote from eCruiseStore.com for a 9 night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Princess Cruises out of NYC for $4,830 - when every other quote I received was in the $7000s. Is this deal too good to be true? For a first-timer, I am very skeptical, but also quite gullible. I'll appreciate any and all input.
The price for the same cruise can vary quite a bit depending on lots of things including what sort of stateroom you are looking at. Inside? Ocean view? Balcony? Suite? (Starting form the cheapest and going to the more expensive.) go to the individual cruise line website and check out the deck plan of the ship and see what you are getting. (get a balcony if you can possibly afford it. and remember that the prices are quoted double occupancy, per person.
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