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January 19, 2009

Free Airfare, Upgrades to Balcony's, Complimentary Shore Excursions, Prices Slashed up to 72%, Children sail Free, Reduced Deposits Now Is the Time to Book Your Cruise

Destination Weddings at Sea – So Much More for Less Money -

A Sea of Savings (up to 72%) are available from the Ultra Luxury Lines!
is offering big savings on its two elegant mid-sized ships, the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity. Deals include destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Panama Canal.

Oceania has slashed pricing on over 40 voyages to numerous destinations in the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia. In some instances, these savings are up to 72%!

Regent Seven Seas is offering free, unlimited shore excursions for selected cruises during 2009. Also offered (on early bookings for Alaska cruises) are free air, "kids sail free" and a $500 cabin credit on select sailings.

Seabourn is offering sale pricing on sixteen European cruises for 2009. You save 60% off published brochure fares on all cabin categories for voyages of 7-14 days aboard the Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend for sailings between April - August 2009.

Silversea invites you to fly for free (or at dramatically reduced rates) for a limited time and on select voyages originating in the U.S./Canada gateways.

Windstar deals include special family rates on European (Summer) sailings. Also, Windstar offers a 50% reduction on required cruise deposits for all new bookings made through February 28, 2009 (for any 2009 sailing not within the final payment requirement.)


Carnival is offering any guests who have previously sailed with them, select savings on Bahamas, Baja Mexico and Caribbean (Spring) cruises booked by Jan 23, 2009.

Carnival also launched a new cruise pricing option called Early Saver, offering fares as much as 25 percent lower than best generally available rates! Early Saver also provides rate protection - if rates later drop below what was originally paid.

Princess Cruises is offering a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom on most sailings. For maximum affordability, Princess is even offering lower pricing on interior staterooms. So take advantage of these sensational deals and plan your escape today. In addition Savings are up to $1,200 per couple on most voyages. Offers are good through February 28, 2009 on 2009 voyages to Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England and Summer Caribbean itineraries!

Please be sure to tell your CruiseCompete agent if you are a past guest of any line as there may be additional perks for you! All specials are subject to change without notice.

Dreaming of a Wedding at Sea

So it's time to plan that wedding for the ages…have you considered a wedding at sea?

Imagine a romantic wedding aboard a beautiful luxury cruise ship, then sailing off into the sunset to begin your new life. A cruise ship is exactly the place to fill your special day with romance. A wide range of wedding packages and locations are available. Choose from simple or extravagant ceremonies, and enjoy both traditional and adventurous activities for wedding party members and their guests. You can choose between a tasteful shipboard chapel, or get married in variety of locations in exotic ports. Picture an idyllic beach at sunset, or a heavenly garden in the Caribbean. You will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable and stress-free the planning will be

In bygone times, a wedding at sea was considered one of the most romantic ways to "plight your troth". And while most ships' captains are no longer authorized to perform wedding ceremonies at sea (there are exceptions – Princess Lines' "Grand Princess" has its own wedding chapel, and their captain is authorized to marry you at sea), government-approved authorities can (and do) oversee on-board civil ceremonies. Some cruise lines allow you to bring your own clergyman on board, as well.

You have many lovely choices for the on-board locale of your wedding, which can be held in the ship's library, chapel, or one of the ship's lounges. Wedding or Vow Renewal receptions may also be held in one of the ship's specialty restaurants either during regular hours or as a private function.

Better still, a wedding at sea is surprisingly cost-effective. And with virtually every major cruise line offering special deals in this troublesome economy, you may be able to dramatically lower the cost of your unforgettable wedding.

An unforgettable ceremony, venue and price…truly any bride or groom's dream. Many happy returns as you sail off on your new life together!

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