CruiseCompete: Easily Compare Multiple Offers from Cruise Experts
Compare offers from multiple travel agencies
Find your cruise
& request quotes
Compare members only prices,
upgrades, cabin credits & more!
Contact your preferred agent
for questions or to book your cruise
Over 1 million members
Join CruiseCompete for free
Home   How it works   Search Cruises   Ships   Reviews   Shore Excursions   Cruise Specials
  All Cruise Newsletters

CruiseCompete Currents
Cruise News and Information
March 11, 2013

The Best Cruise Lines for Families, From Babies to Toddlers to Tweens and Teens, Plus 20-Somethings, Finally the Sun Breaks Out, and a Folk Festival Centered Around Pennsylvania Dutch Culture and Traditions
Is a cruise vacation a good choice for families? And how do you choose the right line?
 Some are better than others, due to the nature of their amenities and offerings, so take the time, do the research, and find the one that best fits what you hope to achieve in your family vacation. More…

Children’s programs are key to a successful family cruise. Royal Caribbean has a complimentary, year-round Adventure Ocean program, and is recognized as one of the industry’s leading youth programs. More…

A leading line for families is Royal Caribbean, just how do others rank this line? Very interesting reviews are found here:

If you’re traveling with teens or tweens, you know that they have very specific ideas about what makes for good entertainment. Luckily, the cruise lines know it, too. See what they offer for older kids. More…

Considering taking a baby or very young child on a cruise? There are some very important age requirements and things you should know about traveling with young ones. Here’s a breakdown, by line, of what to expect.  More….

Jackie Finch recently sailed from Galveston on the Disney Magic. “When I told someone that I was taking my grandson on a Disney cruise, he smiled and said, “How sweet. Your little boy will love it.” My “little boy” is 22 years old.”  More…

A new guest writer, Gerry Barker, begins his Caribbean cruise on the Azamara Quest. “This voyage is our first on Azamara, and my wife and I have been eagerly anticipating cruising on a scale that is both smaller and “up.”   Read the blog to hear Gerry talk about how,  “Finally, the sun breaks out…” More…
The annual Cruise Shipping Miami events are happening March 11-14, 2013. Follow along with Heidi Allison Shane and Cynthia Boal Janssens, who will be attending, to read about all the latest and greatest developments in the industry. 

A new amenity — Unlimited Internet — offered by Regent Seven Seas and Oceania on specific sailings. On most ships, Internet access is charged by the minute and is extremely expensive, but Regent and Oceania have a solution. More…

Here’s a fun and unusual excursion for your summer vacation: the Kutztown Folk Festival. “The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife festival in the United States, focusing on the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and traditions. More…

Ship and Port Reviews.
If you have a ship or port experience you would like to share with our readers, please enter it here:
Interesting and fun items we found on the Web that we thought we would share with you…….
Is your mind escaping to the warm blue Mediterranean this winter? A bowl of “Mediterranean Fish Soup” can help ease the craving until your next cruise. Mussels, halibut and shrimp flavored with chicken broth and white wine makes an outstanding fish soup that's ready from the start in 30 minutes.

And on that note, did you know that the Mediterranean diet has been shown to be the healthiest diet in the World? Here’s a neat little app that helps you grocery shop according to its parameters:
Another interesting spot for those of you who may know someone in career transition is Workplace Fairness, a nonprofit devoted to helping workers from all walks of life. If you need to know anything at all about the workplace, take a peek here
Do You Know What Your Former Boss Will Say About You to a Prospective Employer?
50% of their clients have lost good job offers due to bad or mediocre comments from previous employers. Allison Taylor will confidentially find out what is really being said about you and give you the business intelligence needed to deal with a poor to bad reference. Click here to find out how!
Interested in New Ship Launches? We have the place for you…
Crystal Cruises is known for their luxury and for amazing shore excursions.
Read what other cruisers have to say about this ultra luxury line.
New Cruise Forum: Have you checked out this fun feature yet? 
We would like to announce our new cruise forum, for readers and experts to share ideas, impressions and reviews of the cruise lines and their ships. This is a fantastic way to have discussions and share information within our cruise community. Each month we will give away a Kindle to the person who makes the most comments in our new forum. Or just send us your ideas to make this more valuable. Thank you!
A valuable unique feature of AllThingsCruise is a complimentary e-card with vital cruise line and cruise ship contact information travelers can send to family members and others prior to departure.

AllThingsCruise – Find us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter!

Which Cruise Line and Ship is for Me?
We have a great resource page for each and every ship giving you all of the details for the ship you may be considering for your next voyage. Simply click here:
If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a video worth a thousand photos?
Enjoy real live footage of ships and the fabulous amenities they offer…. ….
Shore Excursions
CruiseCompete gives 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! 
Simply click on the name of a cruise line or cruise ship below to find available excursions.

Consumers “Kiss and Tell”
Wondering what other consumers have to say about CruiseCompete? We’d like to share some testimonials with you.
Video of the week:  How to Choose a Cabin for Your Next Cruise Summary: Learn the differences between types of cruise cabins and staterooms, and get some advice about how to choose the right cabin for your particular cruise. Video Run Time: 3:39

Looking for past Currents Newsletters? Just click here for more……. ….

We truly welcome and encourage feedback about our CruiseCompete Currents newsletter: We’re interested in your feedback. Please email any comments or suggestions to Heidi Allison, Executive VP & Group Publisher, at

Your Account   Home   Search   Specials   Cruises   Shore Excursions   Group Cruises   About   FAQ  
River Cruises   International Cruisers Welcome   Weddings at Sea

Cruise Videos   Cruise Ship Reviews   Cruise Port Reviews  

Cruise departures:
 Anchorage   Baltimore   Boston   Calgary   Cape Liberty   Charleston   Chattanooga   Chicago   Churchill   Clarkston   Fairbanks   Fort Lauderdale   Galveston   Halifax   Honolulu   Jacksonville   Juneau   Los Angeles   Louisville   Memphis   Miami   Milwaukee   Minneapolis   Mobile   Molokai   Montreal   Nashville   New Orleans   New York   Nome   Norfolk   Oahu   Pearl Harbor   Philadelphia   Pittsburgh   Port Canaveral   Port Everglades   Portland   Providence   Quebec City   San Diego   San Francisco   Savannah   Seattle   Seward   Sitka   Spokane   St Louis   St Paul   Tampa   Toronto   Vancouver   Victoria 

Browse Cruise Ships and Cruise Lines
 Amadeus River Cruises   AmaWaterways   American Cruise Lines   American Queen Steamboat Company   Avalon Waterways   Azamara Club Cruises   Blount Small Ship Adventures   Carnival Cruise Lines   Celebrity Cruise Tours   Celebrity Cruises   Costa Cruise Lines   Crystal Cruises   Cunard Line   Disney Cruise Line   Emerald Waterways   Holland America Cruise Tours   Holland America Line (HAL)   Imperial River Cruises   MSC Cruises   Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)   Norwegian Cruise Tours   Oceania Cruises   Paul Gauguin Cruises   PONANT   Princess Cruise Tours   Princess Cruises   Regent Seven Seas Cruises   Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection   Royal Caribbean Cruise Tours   Royal Caribbean International (RCL)   Scenic   Seabourn   SeaDream Yacht Club   Silversea Cruises   Star Clippers   Tauck River Cruising   U by Uniworld   Un-Cruise Adventures   Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection   Variety Cruises   Viking Ocean Cruises   Viking River Cruises   Voyages to Antiquity   Windstar Cruises   Cruises by Region

Connecting cruisers with the best cruise prices on discount cruises since 2003. Privacy Policy

Cruise news from Cruise Compete, where you compare cruise prices to get the best cruise discounts and deals
Let our Virtual Cruise Advisor(TM) recommend the best cruises for you.