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Old July 27th, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Well, you still have some time to shop around for the Conciege Class of
cabins on the cruise. why did you pick the Solstice? - because she is brand new?? Talk to the TA and have her see what else may be available
cabin wise on that date - you can certainly move your deposit around if
you find something more to your liking. Did you just put a deposit down??
(I hope so) - that way if you do go with another agency - you would receive a full refund of your deposit. Did you take out travel cancellation
insurance ?? Because of your situation and where you are - just in case
your vacation plans are changed - you can recover your money. If you
definately stay with this TA - have her keep checking on possibly moving
you to a CC cabin (Balcony is a MUST in my opinion). Final payment is
not due until 70 days prior to departure ( about Oct. 1st) and cabins
open up as people change their minds and cancel. Is this your first cruise?? If not, did the TA ask what other cruise companies you have
sailed with?? There are benefits for repeat customers within the same
cruise corporation - for ex. RCCL/Celebrity/Azamara. - So ask about that
if you qualify. Is the TA giving you any pre-paid tips, shipboard credits,
or free travel insurance?? If not - have your wife start to shop around.
You don't have to tell the CruisesOnly agent you are doing this - but if
you DO find a better offer - tell her about it and she may match it or
do better to keep your business. Make sure your wife has her passport
- I don't know where this cruise is taking you - I assume the Caribbean
and I think after Dec. 31st - everyone needs a passport. Good luck and
keep me posted. There is a website where you can compare different
cruise agencies but I am not allowed to post it here. Sorry.
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