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Do you use an agent when booking your cruise?

I've heard that agents can save you money on cruises and get you perks, but have never tried this. Has anyone booked cruises through an agent before? Did you save $$?

Posted: 1 year ago

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Hi PolinaM- many of the cruise lines have regulations in place that prohibit agencies from discounting the price up front, however there are many other ways that booking with an agent can save you money.

In terms of "out the door" costs, some agencies purchase large blocks of cabins on several sailings to lock in the low, introductory rate that typically doesn't increase when general fares do. In these cases, the rate you get through an agency could be lower than the rate you get through the cruise line directly.

Also, a lot of online agencies offer perks such as onboard credit, free shore excursions and other amenities in addition to what the cruise line is offering. My advise: use an agent! Hope that helps.

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Thank you! That was indeed very helpful. :)

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I will never book a cruise by myself again. We had so many unanswered questions when I booked it myself. The cruise went well, but it could have been better. Once you find a great agent keep them because they can make all the difference in the world. Let them do all the worrying, while you enjoy all the fun. "Wink"

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I have used agents , online booking and directly with the cruise line, I go with who gives me the best deal

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I always book alone it's cheaper

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Agreed, @Jam1982. CheapCruises.com is a great site for that.

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