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View Poll Results: When you book your next cruise, how will you book it?
With the cruiseline directly 18 21.95%
With an on-line discounter 24 29.27%
With a travel agent 34 41.46%
Some other way (explain) 6 7.32%
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:43 PM
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:21 PM
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There is usually a HAL sale in January. If the sale is better than what HAL sends me via Mariner offers, I'll go with the TA. If HAL offer is a better deal, I'll go straight with the cruise line.
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We booked our next cruise with an online TA. No great discount, but nice, friendly service.
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:18 AM
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I would never think of booking without using my travel agent. She has been booking my cruises since I started cruising and I have never been disappointed with her service. Wouldn't want to take the chance of going elesewhere and messing up a good thing.
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We always check http://www.Vacationstogo.com first to see what's available and what price they are offering. (Fantastic web-site). Then we go to our TA, Cathy (been with her for years and years). We tell her what price we can get online and she gets us a better price and if she can't she'll get us on-board credit or some other perk. We love Cathy.
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I do something quite similar to SeetheSea. I visit a few online sources and get prices, then visit my local agent. In most cases she is able to offer a comparable or better deal. We have found the additional services she provides makes up for any difference in price variance.
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I always do the Future Cruise Program when I am on board. At least I have something to look forward to
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I just booked yesterday with the cruise line. I would have used a travel agent, however when I called to find out hours, I found that they work the same times I do - - 8:30 to 5:00..... Since I knew what I wanted, I called the cruise line. I was booked and off the phone in 15 minutes.
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My family has developed a relationship with a cruise only travel agent. He always goes the extra mile for us, gives us honest advice on what lines and itineraries are best for us, and always gives us great prices. We send him word of mouth business regularly and can't imagine giving our business to anyone else. It shows how powerful great customer service can be!

For all you agents out there doing the same for your clients, keep up the great work. It keeps us cruise addicts sailing!!
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I've paid my deposit on an Alaskan Cruisetour with Princess but just got a much better rate with Iwanttocruise.com agent. Princess Diamond Baja deck class BC port already reserved with Princess directly. Online discounter can get me Caribe deck class BA (claims balconies are larger on Caribe deck). Will save me $600. Can anyone vouch for this online discounter?? Should I stick with Princess or switch?

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