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November 13, 2006
Media Praises Cruise Compete
What a Site: 36 Web Addresses You Should Know
Using the Internet is here to stay. In the past year, nearly 45 million
booked their travel plans through the Web, up nearly 6 percent form the
previous year, according to a survey by the Travel Industry Association.
These are our admittedly subjective top picks.--The Washington Post,
CruiseCompete.com ranked among "25 Best Travel Value Sites"
In the October 2006 edition of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, the
editors recognized CruiseCompete.com as one of the Top 25 best travel
value Web sites. As reported in the respected publication, "These top Web
sites will help you find the best values in travel bargains. We've
personally used each of these sites to research and book travel and found
them superior to others."--Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Carnival recognizes military personnel through special promotion
Carnival Cruise Lines is paying respect to our nation's military personnel
by launching a special Veteran's Day promotion that runs through the end
of the month. In addition to special reduced rates for themselves on a
range of cruises, the exclusive pricing also is being offered to their
family and friends for up to two additional cabins.
The special pricing is good for cruises departing between now and March
31, 2007. Reservations must be made by the end of November. The special
promotion includes 3, 4 and 5-day cruises to the Bahamas, Caribbean or
Mexico, staring at $179 per person. Seven-day Caribbean cruises start at
$349 per person. Proof of eligibility is required to reserve the
staterooms at the promotional rates.
San Diego to soon feature year-round cruise schedule
Starting in June of next year, cruise travelers looking for "fun" will be
able to take advantage of San Diego's first year-round cruise schedule,
courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines. The 2,052-passenger Carnival "Fun
Ship" Elation will take vacationers on 4 and 5-day Baja Mexico cruises.
The Elation will offer 78 voyages annually from San Diego, joining the 2,
124-passenger Carnival Spirit, which has operated seasonal 8-day Mexican
Riviera cruises from San Diego since 2004.
When the Elation begins its year-round service, Carnival is expected to
carry more than 230,000 passengers annually from San Diego - more than any
other cruise operator. The port is within a day's drive for many
residents of the western United States, and San Diego offers a variety of
convenient air options with the airport only a few minutes away from the