Originally posted by Dave Beers:
You need to look at the end price. Sometimes a better price can be found because they are selling group space rather than individual bookings. Sometimes there is a special arrangement for a particular agent or agency for a specific cruise or group of cruises. Carnival is not supposed to be routinely offering lower prices than those offered by the typical agent for the same cruise, given their policy of a couple years ago in which they said they were "leveling the playing field" and for X cruise the same price would be offered by anyone selling it.
when i callethem direct they seen i cruised before, and got 10% off , which was cheaper than the travel agent price just 10 months ago , to the same place ?