I miss the times where I, as a consumer, could search around for the best deal. Now, all the prices are the same, actually. So, I do what the cruise lines that set these standards wanted to begin with....I contact the cruise line directly and get first hand service through them. I no longer search independent agencies, why should I?? I have used them in the past, looking for the one that would give me the biggest bang for the buck, and I was seasoned at it. Now.......it doesnt matter. I just cut to the chase, go to the big dog and get it done. You independents are screwed by this move. Big business strikes again!