Post # 1
My fiance and I are wanting to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon. We have already researched rates through their website and others, found the cruise and dates we want to take and chosen which type of room we want. My question is, should we still go to see a travel agent to actually book our cruise in case we are missing something? Will they be able to tell us more about excursions and those type of things? Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
@MrsSnowPoke: If you are just doing a cruise just book through the cruiseline. They will tell you everything and more, ask for an informational packet.
Post # 4
You can get just as much info from the cruiseline on everything as you can with an agent. Also, be careful as some agents you would have to pay for their commission.
Post # 5
I use a travel agent to book my cruises. I didn’t have to pay her commission. She makes money from the places she books me with. I am sure either way, you will be fine.
Post # 6
I don’t like going through travel agents because often they have their own agendas- in other words, sometimes they get paid by hotels or travel packages that they promote to you (whether they are good or not).
Post # 7
We’ve been on a couple cruises and a travel agent really isn’t necessary. The cruise line will have all of the information about excursions. You’ll just end up paying a travel agent a fee for the same information.
Post # 8
I prefer to use a travel agent. It’s their businesss to be knowledgeable about where they’re sending you and the actual class of accomodations. My Fiance and I booked one vacation ourselves and I will never do it again. They also have discounts and deals from properties that the general public doesn’t.
Post # 9
Do a reverse cruise auction for that exact cruise you want, room and compare and contrast all the offers you get.
Thats what we did for ours and found our cruise $300 cheaper than anywhere else and still had $100 ship credit.