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November 21, 2011

Festive Holidays At Sea, Cruising as A Family and The Bells and Whistles of Upcoming New Ships and The Top 7 "Wow!" Ideas For Bringing Gift-Giving To Your Family On A Cruise Ship

Thinking about taking a holiday cruise?  European river cruises are especially lovely this time of year, with the glittering Christmas Markets and festive atmosphere.  We have some wonderful holiday cruise options.  More……

CruiseCompete’s agents say the following 7 items rank consistently as traveler’s favorites: Walkie talkies: Over and over, CruiseCompete hears that these are the most important items to take on a family cruise. These are great for use on the ship, and more practical and cost effective than cell phones to communicate on board. Split them up between kids and parents, or hand one to each child and let them explore the ship. If you buy them, be sure to get ones with lots of sub channels to avoid interference. We like the look of this wrist version from Discovery- no setting them down and misplacing them.  To see the The Top 7 "Wow!" Ideas For Bringing Gift-Giving To Your Family On A Cruise Ship

Looking for competitively priced and exceptionally high-quality shore excursions? We have the solution for you. Please call 866.578.7508 or visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions.

To find out more about holiday cruises, and check for cabin availability, please visit CruiseCompete’s holiday cruises page:

Speaking of holidays at sea, find out what makes them such great “New Tradition”, and why you may want to make them your venue of choice when it comes to family gatherings.  More…..

Can you really take a multi-generational cruise, and make everyone happy?  Find out the secrets that help make a cruise with the Baby Boomers with their Gen Y children enjoyable for everyone!   More……

Want to talk to someone, live and in person, about your next cruise?  Use our live chat to get immediate feedback from a cruise expert.  More……

Have you read about all the new ocean-faring ships that are coming up for 2012?  Luxury ships, mainstream vessels, and river barges… read about all the innovations the lines have in store!
·         Mainstream ocean cruising lines…check out all their new bells and whistles.  More…..
·         Ah, the lap of luxury… what’s on the horizon for the luxury cruise lines?  More……
·         And let’s not forget about the relaxing river cruise ships and barges.  More……

Want to know what the most popular cruise lines, ships and destinations are?  Check out the CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ Report- we release information monthly on the hottest cruising trends.  Jump in to see the latest report.  More……

Ready to book your next cruise?  Make sure you have a user account with CruiseCompete.  Provide as much information as you can about your desired cruise, and if you don't know an answer, that's OK. Competing agents will provide you with their best options for your dream cruise.  Get signed up today! More……

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Expert Travel Answers Question of the Week –Are there any 3 or 4 day cruises departing from Florida between Christmas and New Years?  See the answers here:
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