Have you decided to go out of your usual vacation plans and now willing to try cruising for the first time? Great! All you need to do is make a reservation and put a deposit down. Now, while it’s logical to go ahead and browse thru the cruise line website and call the hotline or start booking online, how can you be so sure that you’re getting the best value for your money?
What if there’s another option to get the best cruise deals?
Here’s a tip – book thru a Travel Agent. And here are some reasons why:
1.Get Cheaper Cabin Rate
Most cruise lines offer the lowest prices on their website. But have you ever noticed that some travel agents offer cheaper cabin rates even though the cruise lines do not have ongoing promotions? Fret not, it’s not a scam. Preferred travel agents are sometimes given access to exclusive, non-advertised rates by cruise ships which allow them to offer discounted cabin rates to their customers. Note though that most of the time, this low rate does not apply for special holidays and last-minute bookings.
2.Enjoy Other Perks and Freebie
To stand out from the competition, all travel agents aim to make their travel packages as attractive as possible. And since most travel agents cannot afford to publish prices lower than what the cruise lines offer, they resort to the next appealing incentive – travel perks!
Here are two popular travel perks you can possibly get when you book with a preferred travel agent:
3. Score the Best Deal
Want to get the best deal when booking your next cruise trip? Here’s a hack you can do – find a cruise line promotion and then book that to time with the perks your travel agent is offering. Just be patient watching out for these separate promos and be ready to book once you came across an awesome deal.
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Blog author. Former travel editor for Compete Magazine, awarded top 25 travel writing blog 2018 & 2019..