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Old 08-28-2009, 02:32 PM
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I don't know why if you've used a TA before and were happy with them why you would even consider booking direct. Your TA may actually save you money. They could have group space, or belong to a consortium that offers specials, upgrades, or amenities. The TA can keep an eye on your booking if the price goes down and make adjustments if allowed. The TA is there to assist you with any questions. Most likely they are much more knowledgeable than the reservation agent at the cruise line. You will get more unbiased information from a TA. Do you really think a cruise line agent is going to tell you the cons of going on the oldest ship in the fleet? If you have problems arise on the way to your cruise you can contact your TA and they can contact the cruise line. Also, using a TA helps local economies.