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September 10, 2012

CruiseCompete Takes Top Honors on Renowned Magazine Travel +Leisure’s Prestigious “Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers”!

Plus, Custom Soda Machines, Extreme Makeovers and Travel Missteps

We are honored to be one of only two top cruise websites named to Travel + Leisure’s prestigious “Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers.”More…

Happy Anniversary to CruiseCompete! On September 15th, CruiseCompete will be celebrating its 9th anniversary and our 10 millionth quote. Our success is built on the premise you benefit from a comparison of cruise pricing and amenities. Thank you to all of you, our readers, and to our agents for helping to make us such a big success! We truly value your loyalty to CruiseCompete.

Royal Caribbean recently introduced new all-you-can-drink soda machines on their ships, and they’ve turned out to be a huge hit! So much so that the line ran out on their first voyage… Why are they so popular? More…

There’s still time for a cruise this fall, and many of the lines are running great deals. Take a look at some of the specials for October. More…
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Crystal Cruises

The Serenity is a wonderful ship. The rooms are spacious and up to date. The service is incredible. The staff works hard to say yes to all of your requests. The food is great, particularly at the Silk Road restaurant.

European Waterways, Scottish Highlander

One gains a new appreciation for bagpipes when you see them played in full kilt with the misty Scottish Highlands as a background. In fact, one gains a new appreciation of the Scottish Highlands from the deck of the excellent Scottish Highlander. It’s as good as it gets in this rough Highland countryside, and a truly unique experience.

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Barbara Ramsey Orr talks about her trip on Aegean Odyssey from Istanbul to Athens. “Sometimes the best laid plans can go right off the rails. Travel today seems to be fraught with problems and delays, and it takes a certain kind of fortitude to navigate past the obstacles.” Find out how things progress. More…

Thinking about doing a cruise over the holiday season this year? “Holiday cruises appeal to many different types of travelers. There are those who want to get away with family for a calmer and fun celebration, rather than the sometimes chaotic goings-on at home.” All Things Cruise editor Cynthia Boal-Janssens brings you up to date on 2012 holiday sailings. More…

Here’s an interesting twist on that self-improvement theme that seems so popular: Crystal Cruises has introduced a new “Extreme Makeover – Ship Edition” brochure. It’s a new publication that shows all the reasons that ultra-luxury line is such an award winner. More…

“A cruise in Norway!? What a lovely idea; I’ve never been to Norway; have always wanted to go. I’m immersed now in reading about fjords, Vikings, Norse gods, gorgeous people, fresh fish and unfettered wildlife in preparation.” Read about Julie Hatfield’s trip through Norway. More…

Driving to your port? While cruising in itself is a wonderful vacation, just getting to the ship can be a trip in itself, particularly if the vessel is leaving from an interesting port. These port guides, available exclusively on AllThingsCruise, will give you all the information you need to enjoy a wonderful pre-trip in your embarkation port. More…

Please visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions by Port to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip for your next voyage!

Looking for actual ship-to-shore telephone numbers? How do you let friends and family know all the details of your next cruise? It’s simple; just use this beautiful, easy e-card! More…..

Video: Instead of the Ocean, Try a River Cruise. Summary: Learn some of the key benefits of the river cruising experience, and why it's becoming so popular among experienced ocean cruisers. Video Run Time: 2:12

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