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December 14, 2016

Cruises under $300
Give the Gift of a Cruise, to Yourself or a Loved One

Plan Your Next Cruise Vacation
With The 2017 Family Cruise Planner

Up to 75% off Shore Exursions!
Higher Quality Cruise Shore Excursions at
Substantially Lower Prices



See More Cruise Specials Here

NEW!! 2017 Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner [PDF] or Online book

The Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner has been updated for 2017!  Get your complimentary copy now!

While there is a perfect cruise vacation for everyone, not every cruise line is the ideal match for every family. Some lines have minimum age requirements for children (and pregnancy policies for expectant parents!), and others don't permit children to sail at all. In addition, while a line may allow children to sail, it’s not a given that the line has specially designed children’s programs in place. 

With these things in mind, determining the best cruise line for your family takes careful research, preparation and planning. The travel experts at CruiseCompete have composed the “2017 Family-Friendly Cruise Travel Planner,” which details every aspect of the family cruise vacation experience.

The “2016 Family-Friendly Cruise Travel Planner” is designed to kick-start your cruise vacation planning, and covers the entire spectrum of options with information on mainstream lines like Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as unique alternatives like luxury, river and small ship excursion companies.

All information has been compiled in an easy-to-read format, with brief “at-a-glance” summaries to see if the cruise line fits your basic requirements, followed by more detailed information about the atmosphere on board, the destinations you can travel to and the specific programs available for children.

Take a look!  
2017 Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner [PDF] or Online book

Give the Gift of An Unforgettable Experience This Holiday Season

Send Yourself- Or Your Loved Ones- On a Cruise- For Under $300!

The holiday season is upon us, and the search for the perfect gift has begun.  Sometimes, however, the greatest gift we can give is that of an unforgettable, memory-creating experience. With a little advance planning, you can gift your loved ones with a cruise for the holidays- without breaking the bank.

CruiseCompete offers a variety of budget-friendly 3, 4, or even 5-day cruises for under $300.00 per person.  With that pricing, you can take the whole family! (CruiseCompete will even help you plan- just take a look at their 2016 Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner.)

Take a look at these options, and click here for more cruises under $300.

Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Imagination
4nt Baja from LA from 267 $298
4 Day Baja Mexico from Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA - 4 Days - Starting in Los Angeles with stops in Catalina Island, Ensenada
2017 Sails: Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 28, Feb 1, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, May 28 
Get a Quote

Royal Caribbean International, Empress of the Seas
3 nights Bahamas Cruise from $274 pp plus OBC
3 Night Bahamas Cruise - 3 Days - Starting in Miami with stops in Nassau, Cococay
2017 Sails: Feb 3 Get a Quote

Click here for more cruises under $300.


Have a little more in your budget?  Check out these cruises under $500.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Gem
Special Contracted Rates $499
10 Day Eastern Caribbean, Round-trip New York - 10 Days - Starting in New York with stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, Philipsburg, Tortola
2017 Sails: Jan 8, Jan 18, Jan 28, Feb 7, Feb 17, Feb 27, Mar 9, Mar 19, Mar 29 Get a Quote

MSC Cruises, MSC Sinfonia
4 Night Mediterranean Cruise from $429 pp
4 Nights - Italy, Montenegro, Croatia - 4 Days - Starting in Venice with stops in Ravenna, Kotor, Dubrovnik
2017 Sails: May 26 Get a Quote

See more cruises under $500 here.


Cruise Shore Excursions
CruiseCompete links you to third-party shore excursion providers, giving you access to higher quality cruise shore excursions at substantially lower prices than the cruise lines. Enjoy a more intimate tour experience away from the crowds. 
Be confident in your choice with 24/7 support for travelers, a full refund if you miss your shore excursion due to itinerary changes or weather, and guaranteed return to your cruise ship! 
Click here to find available excursions, or call 1-866-578-7508 or 954-449-6309 for expert advice to help select the best excursions for you. 

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To see Member-Only hotel pricing, click here and go into your CruiseCompete account, then click on Wholesale Hotel Deals to go to CruiseCompete’s Amazing Travel Offers. (Please note: No membership fee required and Apple users may need to unblock cookies.)

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Thank you once again for choosing CruiseCompete.



Bob Levinstein
CEO Ventures, LLC.


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