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Is there a service like Priceline Name Your Own Price for cruises?

Is there a service like Priceline Name Your Own Price for cruises?

Jan 30th, 2011, 08:12 AM
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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!
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Jan 31st, 2011, 01:23 AM
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I would be interested if there is such a company.
To date I have used Cruise Compete w/success.
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Jan 31st, 2011, 02:27 AM
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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.
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Jan 31st, 2011, 04:56 AM
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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,
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Jan 31st, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Caution for Sky Auction ... be aware of the "administration fees" and possibibly other hidden fees.
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Feb 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
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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.
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Another vote for http://www.cruisecompete.com. Nothing else comes close.
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