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aliska Jan 30th, 2011 08:12 AM

Is there a service like Priceline Name Your Own Price for cruises?
 
Friends want to do a cruise in March and figure they might be able to take advantage of Priceline style bargain where you can name your own price (usually unbooked inventory) and get a real steal. I steered them toward Cruise Compete, but am not aware of anything like what they want. Anyone heard of this? Thanks!

Rhea58 Jan 31st, 2011 01:23 AM

I would be interested if there is such a company.
To date I have used Cruise Compete w/success.

Dukey1 Jan 31st, 2011 02:27 AM

I think they might be better off finding a specific cruise they want and then going to at least two-three different discount sites and pricing it there.

qwovadis Jan 31st, 2011 04:56 AM

www.skyauction.com bids cruises good personal experience...

www.vacationsto go.com great discount deals 70% off no bid.

www.priceline.com has great discounts sometimes but

does not bid cruises like hotels(yet).

Happy Hunting,

Eschew Jan 31st, 2011 12:08 PM

Caution for Sky Auction ... be aware of the "administration fees" and possibibly other hidden fees.

susiesan Feb 1st, 2011 11:24 AM

I've booked my last 4 cruises from an agency from my request on cruisecompete.com. They throw in lots of extras like prepaid gratuities and shipboard credits if they really want to sell you a cruise. From now on, it's the only way I'll book a cruise in the future.

triathlete Feb 3rd, 2011 07:42 PM

Another vote for http://www.cruisecompete.com. Nothing else comes close.


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