My advice would be to use a cruise specialist travel agency. The cruise lines do not have travel agents taking your reservation,and, many of them have never cruised.
Many people don't realize that you can book with a line, if someone does feel they offer they will get, will never be beat, then transfer to a travel agent, [within a certain time frame] to get the service & attention they will not get with the cl....many times, once transferred, they may find a better deal was out there.
One specific thing that I would say, is not to buy the cruise line's travle insurance...let your travle agent, explain why you need and and all your options.
Since this service does not cost you a dime, why not get the best service available for free. Let us know how you proceed.
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