(Closed) Do we need a travel agent?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@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
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1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

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