- February 2010, New York Times,
Bargains Harder to Find. "SureCruise has a new
feature that points out how much you can save by postponing
your vacations. Just click 'Dates Flexible?' for the cheaper
- December 2009, New York Times,
Snows Mean Sales. "Travelers can check for such
rate cuts by clicking on Price Cut Tattletale at
SureCruise.com and sorting by date, line or region. There was
a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston, Tex.,
starting at $420 a person (down from $2,033) on Royal
- February 2008, Boston Globe,
the Sights, Ditch the Shipmates. "[Custom]
excursions cost a premium and often include other V.I.P.
perks. 'In St. Petersburg, Russia, such a private excursion
can whisk you from site to site and allow you to cut long
lines at crowded attractions like the Hermitage and Catherine
Palace,' said Evan Eggers, president of SureCruise.com."
- January 2008, New York Times,
Now While Deals are Hot. "'Even with pricing
trending upwards, smart shoppers can find bargains, but they
tend to come and go in a flash speed is key,' Evan Eggers,
president of SureCruise.com, wrote in an e-mail message.
Norwegian Cruise Line, he pointed out, recently slashed the
price of a suite by $1,100, to $2,199 a person for two people
sharing a room, on the Norwegian Jewel for its nine-night
Southern Caribbean cruise on Feb. 15. 'The cruise lines tend
to cut prices quietly to fill their ships,' he added, 'to
avoid annoying people who had already booked at a higher
- January 2007, New York Times,
Prices Abound on the High Seas. "During the first
10 days of January, prices for more than 460 Caribbean cruises
were reduced, according to SureCruise.com. Savings averaged
about $74 a person, with some cutting rates by thousands of
- May 2006, New York Times,
Cruise and Schmooze. [Archive
Purchase Required] "Companies have traditionally
favored hotels and resorts when they wanted to reward
top-performing sales representatives, giving them vacations
in sunny places like Arizona, Florida and Hawaii, with golf,
tennis and water sports among the allures. But for the last
decade, the cruise industry has been campaigning hard for
some of that business and has been winning corporate
converts... Evan Eggers of SureCruise.com [reports] strong
bookings because of [cruise line] price cuts."
- May 2006, Bankrate.com, Finding your perfect cruise. Examine
expert ratings of all the major cruise lines featuring input
from "cruise guru Evan Eggers."
- March 2006, Daily Herald
(Chicago), Cruise will keep your reunion crew on an
even keel. [Archive Purchase Required] "'The
key to a successful family reunion at sea is choosing a
cruise line that will entertain everybody, from grandparents
to teenagers and children,' Eggers explained... 'Ships offer
everything from terrific kids' and teens' programs and
facilities to parent-pleasing gourmet alternative
restaurants and pampering spa services, and a variety of
musical acts and fun to suit any taste.'"
- February 2006, Family Circle,
Cruising for Bargains. "Travel agents that
specialize in cruises have the best deals... [like] SureCruise..."
- September 2005, Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, Can kid-friendly, luxury mix? You bet.
"But do children have fun on ultra-luxury cruise lines
such as Crystal? ... 'Think of it like taking your kids to
the Ritz-Carlton,' says Evan Eggers, a travel agent and
co-founder of SureCruise, an Internet cruise
- September 2005, Meeting
Professionals International, Meetings
at Sea: the Wave of the Future. "Evan Eggers, president of online cruise
specialist SureCruise, recommends booking onshore
events on the private islands many cruise lines own.' Its
much better to negotiate an onshore event on a private
island than one of the ports of call, where everything will
need to be hired out.'"
- May 2005, Live
Life Travel, Control
Your Cruise Costs. 'Booking
directly with a cruise line insures that you are paying the
highest fare,' says travel guru, Evan Eggers, veteran
cruiser, and owner of
SureCruise. Cruise lines can offer only their
rates; whereas, a good travel agent has a wide array of
cruise line information at her disposal."
- January 2005, Kansas City
Star, Don't Let Cruise's Hidden Expenses Sink Your
Vacation Budget. [Registration Required] "Many travelers spend lots of time
shopping at ports of call. 'My No. 1 piece of advice for
shopping is to know the cost of what you want before you
leave home,' Eggers says. 'If it's a deal, go ahead and buy
it, but otherwise you may be able to get it for the same
price at home.''
- December 2004, Wall Street
Journal, Unbundle Cruise Deals.
[Subscription Required] "Don't go overboard on cruise
packages: It's often cheaper to buy your own flight to the
port city... That's because cruise lines usually set their
airfares a year or so in advance, says Evan Eggers,
president of SureCruise, a cruise-booking Web
- October 2004, Smarterliving.com.
October Cruise News.
"Frequent cruisers will soon be rewarded for their
loyalty to SureCruise. The travel agency's new
CruiseDividends program allows customers to earn points each
time they purchase a Royal Caribbean or Celebrity cruise.
Points can be redeemed for over 3,000 merchandise items or
- October 2004, Bankrate.com,
The ABCs of Booking a Cruise.
"If you want to go on a cruise, but aren't sure what
type of cruise would suit you, check out the Cruise Wizard
at www.surecruise.com, a discount cruise booking Web site. It
asks you questions, focusing on your preferences for types
of activities, dining, dress and whether you're traveling
with kids, and gives you a couple of cruise lines that may
best meet your requirements. 'While the cruise lines try to
maximize their potential audience by projecting the most
broad-based appeal possible, the truth of the matter is that
a cruise line that delights one individual could make
someone else miserable,' says Evan Eggers, president of SureCruise.
'Matching a vacationer's personality to that of the cruise
line and ship is crucial to having an enjoyable trip.'"
- August 2004, MSN.com, How to Pick a Wine or Culinary Cruise.
"Talk to a travel agent who specializes in cruises.
'Culinary cruises can be hidden gems cooked up by the cruise
line itself, by a chef or a winery, or by a gourmet
publication,' said Evan Eggers, president of SureCruise,
an online cruise travel agency. 'So, a specialist can bring
to your attention hard-to-find but delightful
- July 2004, CNBC-TV Interview,
Before Democratic National Convention. [Windows
Media] "The donkeys are coming, so get your a** out of
- June 2004, Lawrence
Eagle-Tribune, Getting Out of 'Dodge'.
"We're trying to help people get the heck out of Dodge
and avoid all the mess down in Boston."
- June 2004, Boston Globe, Avoid the Hassle with Convention Escapes.
"My vote for the best package name is 'The Donkeys Are
Coming . . . So Get Your A** Out of Town.'"
- June 2004, Orlando Sentinel,
Canaveral, Fla., Becomes Place for Cruise
Lines to Stop and Play. "The general trend is
to have a lot more cruise ships sailing around U.S.
ports," said Evan Eggers, president of SureCruise,
an online travel agency focused on cruises. "They are
looking for new places to stop, and Canaveral fits the bill
because it has a wealth of raw materials to draw from."
- April 2004, Corpus-Christi
Caller-Times, The Port Wants Cruise Control.
[Registration Required] "Evan Eggers, president of SureCruise,
a N.H.-based online cruise reservation service,
said there have been "huge increases" in homeland
cruising as people remain reluctant to fly."
- March 2004, Derry News, Woman Wins Technology Honor. "Jana Eggers was
recognized as a 'woman to watch' in science and technology
in New England by Mass High Tech, the journal of New England
- March 2003, USA Today, Rework Cruise Lines' Rules for Smoother
Sailing. "War worries and a surplus of cabins
are putting a strain on cruise lines...according to cruise
- February 2003, US News &
World Report, Catch the Cruise Wave. "The
average per-day price on a one-week cruise...has slipped
from $154 in 2001 to $134 for the first part of this year,
according to SureCruise..."