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Old 03-22-2006, 03:49 PM
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We booked a cruise on Valor in May. Is it cheaper to book through the cruise line or an online site? {expedia}
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Remember, Expedia and such charge a fee for booking you, so why not go direct? I booked directly with Carnival after I first checked with Expedia to see what the "advertised" rate was. I have used travel agents in the past, but I prefer to "do it myself" and ask for discounts. I think they will give you any if you are eligible...just ask. By the way, did you use expedia, and did they charge you a booking fee?
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:28 AM
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Please don't laugh at me... I actually purchased my last cruise through WalMarts' online site. I'm serious. I found my best price, and they gave me $100 off that. In fact, it was $100 off what the cruise line itself offered me. I have no idea why. I have use TA's and the cruise lines. A Costa cruise cost me less booking directly through Costa than it would have through any of the online "discount" sites.
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Way to go Heidi! You knocked a home run!
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:39 AM
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LOL! But I feel so...cheap!
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:39 AM
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I shop at cruise compete and usually end up with cruise value center as they usually offer me the best deals out there.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:58 PM
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Well.....Thanks for all the info. For some reason Expedia didnt charge me a booking fee.We booked in october for this cruise and have not seen a better price since. Ill try the WAL-MART idea next time. LOL... Thanks all...
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