We're brand new to cruising--will be taking our first next summer. We're wondering about the value of Travel Agents. In the past, we've always book "regular" vacations ourselves and done fine. But on these boards, it appears many (most?) go through travel agents for cruises.
What are the advantages of using TAs over booking yourself? If we book directly with the cruiseline, won't we save ourselves at least the TA's commission? We don't mind doing legwork ourselves, but also don't want to sell ourselves short if there are other significant advantages to using a TA.
Thanks in advance for comments!