Cruise websites

Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:52 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6
Cruise websites

We are looking into taking our first cruise and are trying to find the best deal we can for the cruise we want. I wanted to ask the forum if anyone has ever heard of or used the website It's for the business Holidays in Motion. Another one we came across was There are so many sites for cruises offering deals and on board credit, we were just wondering if they are all legitimate or if we should stick to a more reputable well known travel site. If anyone has any info on these or any others sites in general, any and all information is appreciated.
Thank you
WalterNY5 is offline  
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,976
I have not heard of cruise leaders, I am awaiting a call from an agent with If you haven't yet, try You put in your desire and cruise agencies give you a quote. That is how I found, they are the lowest bid for me on one I am looking at right now. I also have booked with and so far so good. This one is way out in the future at this point.
hpeabody is offline  
Sep 23rd, 2009, 05:12 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 651
I would second the vote for Even agencies that participate in the site sometimes offer better rates through CruiseCompete than they do directly.
triathlete is offline  
Sep 23rd, 2009, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,110
Another good one is
cruisin_tigger is offline  
Sep 24th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 22,094
Keep in mind that some cruiselines discount to travel agents, some do not - and that is what these sites lead you to - on-line travel agents. When you get a your responses, check the amounts carefully as to what they include and do not - some include port fees and all taxes, some do not. On several cruises when we have used cruisecompete, although the cost seemed to vary quite a bit among various bids, they actually were essentially the same. Some TA, on-line and others, do include various perks - on-board credits add to value, but fruit baskets and bottles of cheap wine do not, in my opinion, add anything.

And be sure to check with cruiseline website directly - sometimes it is the same cost.
gail is offline  
Sep 24th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 651
Even the cruise lines that claim to "not allow" discounting do let agents offer onboard credits to customers. So instead of getting a low fare, you get money put in your shipboard account that you can spend on tips, drinks, or even take out as cash at the casino. There's really no reason to book directly with the cruise line.

Cruise line web sites are also notorious for not including all charges until the final booking screen, so I would echo Gail's advice--make sure you're comparing the full cost of the cruise before making your final decision.
triathlete is offline  
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 460
Try and . But also call the cruise line/check their email prices too. We have had two $299 cruises, both 7 days, one a balcony on deck 9, by calling the cruise line and just got off the Glory, $249, 7 days, deck 9 (our favorite deck). We do know to start checking early. We have seen cruise lines change their prices - usually up, as much as 4 times a day!
bonniejns is offline  
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 309 is cruise auction where different agents compete.
spurs is offline  

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:51 PM.