I am planning on taking a five day W. Caribbean cruise onboard Carnival's Inspiration. It will be in the second week of October.
I was walking through my local mall where I live (in Orlando,FLA) when I spoted a Kiosk in the middle of the hallway. It had 12' replica of Carnival's trademark blue and red finned smokestake, several interactive video monitors, brochures galore and a friendly staff. The name of the place was called "The Carnival Vacation Store". It was nice enough, and looked ligitimate. It seems like a place owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, or is it? If not, is it an authorized travel agent of Carnival?
Anyway, I would like to know these things before I can trust them with my money. I tried looking for a list of authorized Carnival travel agents on Carnival's website, but to no avail (at least I did not find The Carnival Vacation Store listed there). Is there anyway or anywhere else I can find out?