Well first we have yet to book a cruise that leaves from other than FL so we always drive to port. So no airfare so far. I'm sure when we do decide to book a crusie where we have to fly I will ask a lot of questions.
But when we find a cruise we look for the best price. And so far we have not had a problem with prices going down. I have yet to find one TA to use. We don't require a lot from the TA.
Right now we are looking at one of the cruises from Chrleston to Bermuda for next year so am gathering prices. Will probably book tomorrow. And we will be driving there so have looked for/at hotels near that we can stay for the night before and leave the car while on the cruise. Found one that is only $5 more than the cost of parking at the port.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014