CruiseCompete: An Easy Decision in a Tough Economy

November 22, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
DES MOINES, Iowa, November 22, 2008 – Would-be vacationers concerned that a challenging economy means "no vacation for us" need look no further than This revolutionary website allows cruisers to find their ideal cruise itinerary, while ensuring they will get the best deal available anywhere.

It's no secret that the U.S. economy is undergoing the most challenging times since the early 1980s. Budget-conscious Americans are scrutinizing every discretionary purchase, and vacations with a family or loved one are high on most people's "hit list". And yet, who doesn't need a vacation during these stressful economic times? Isn't there some way to get that well-deserved, memorable vacation while still acting like a financially responsible adult?

There is indeed. First, consider a cruise as your vacation choice – surveys indicate that cruising has the highest satisfaction rate of all vacation alternatives. In large part, this is due to the countless amenities included up-front in one budgeted price. Examples include: all meals (including 24/7 cabin room service), entertainment (such as evening gala performances), activities for adults and children alike, and…exciting ports of call.

Sound appealing? Enter CruiseCompete, the answer to an economic-minded cruiser's prayer. Since its launch in 2003, this Web site has garnered the praise of many of the world's foremost travel experts.

The concept is simplicity itself. Cruisers select a ship and sail date, and their request appears instantly in agent accounts. The agents focus on the types of cruises they specialize in, and respond with their best offers. Consumers then compare the quotes, contacting agencies directly for more information or to book. Users remain anonymous until and unless they contact an agent.

Bottom line – you get the cruise destination and dates you want, with the best deal from cruise specialists bidding to serve YOU. And with many Americans believing there is no economical way to cruise during these difficult times, there are BIG bargains to be had for cruisers willing to take a few moments in front of their computers to type in the cruise parameters of their dreams. What better way to address the "economic blues" than by taking a respite from these tough times on an excursion low in cost, but high in unforgettable memories that will last the rest of your life?

About the Compete Ventures Brand –Compete Ventures is dedicated to making markets more efficient through competition. The company creates online marketplaces in specific niches employing an online competitive-quote model.

About the ResortCompete Concept saves consumers time and money by finding them best deals on all-inclusive resort vacations. Consumers secure quotes from multiple travel agencies, resort operators and vacation wholesalers without having to contact each one separately.

ResortCompete is a Compete Ventures Company. It is not owned by or affiliated with any travel agency. For more information, visit

Affiliated Companies was named one of the "25 Best Value Travel Sites" on the Internet by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and one of the 36 Web sites that consumers "should know" when planning a vacation, according to The Washington Post. For more information, visit

Since 2003, over 1,000 cruise experts have provided more than four million quotes to almost a half million registered CruiseCompete users. For more information, visit or

Heidi Allison-Shane