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  1. WeDisney4

    WeDisney4 Mouseketeer

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    :thumbsup2 Thanks to the advice here, I turned to cruisecompete for our first cruise. And 3 of the 4 quotes are within less than $15 of each other. But the 4th is ½ the cost!! :woohoo: How can this be? :confused: Could they have exclusive rights to the worst cabin on the ship :scared1: or does it have to be a mistake?

    I have a call in w/ my concerns, and just couldn’t wait so I turned to the experts ~ is this too good to be true, will we get what we paid for???
     
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  3. njmomtoone

    njmomtoone Mouseketeer

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    We used one from there..which company? We used one from there and can share my experience. My email is tricia@geninfoserv.com if you wnat to discuss.
     
  4. kkmcan

    kkmcan Official Mouse Fan

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    This happened to me as well thru cruisecompete. I put in for quotes for the DCL Mexican Riviera and got a bunch of quotes that were all pretty much the same and then one that was half the cost. I was so excited and got the okay from dh to book. Although I was pretty sure there was a problem with the quote since disney does not discount cruises at all.

    I called and the agent told me she forgot to put kids in when she was getting the quote. She resent me a new quote and it was right there with the rest of the quotes. But she offered a much better on board credit than the rest.

    If you have kids they might not have been added to the quote price by mistake.
     
  5. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

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    OP not sure of the policy on all cruiselines, believe most allow u to book it directly with the line, then flip it to a TA within 30 days of original booking...certainly, one should ask.;)

    i then list it for bids on cruisecompete, nobody was ever able to beat my existing rate on DCL, NCL or CCL by more than $50, just not worth it to lose control of the res for us as once u book w/a TA all communication must then go thru the TA. We had an issue with instead of an excursion being cancelled the whole cruise was less than a week prior to sale date on NCL when booked thru a large online TA...never again

    ive cancelled cruises & rebooked (several times:rolleyes1) when i saw a more interesting deal, many luv dealing w/TAs i guess it's just a personal preference.

    i'd ask if rate includes port taxes & fees, any extra commission and what the TAs policy is re cancellation/fees.

    You could be quoted a guarantee cabin, part of a group or non-cancellable promo (as in early saver for CCL, with hefty penalties to rebook)

    good luck
     
  6. mjkacmom

    mjkacmom DIS Veteran

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    Just a FYI, I would never book a cabin without having the deck plans up on my computer, so I could see where it was (ie - not under the gym). Is it a guarantee cabin? Those are always a gamble.
     
  7. michellejed

    michellejed DIS Veteran

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    I would be real careful to not get every thing in writing and even then it can and will go wrong.

    We booked with an on line company and when I checked to see if we were actually booked I found out we were charged more then what was quoted, I called the agent and they said sorry but they were no longer able to give us the price quoted because the cruise line wasn't giving that rate any more:mad:

    We would incure an additional charge if we wanted to change any thing at all and were never given discounts when the cruise line reduced their rates.

    I will only book with the cruise line from now on. I am sure there are a lot of good companies out there and it doesn't mean you will not get a good deal, just be warned.
     
  8. Darcy03231

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    I've used Cruise Compete several times and never had an issue, but I've never had one quote come in at 1/2 the price of the others. The most has been about $150 plus some extras (on board credit, free bottle of wine, etc.).
     

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