Another comment about sites like Expedia, etc: I have found that it is much more difficult to make changes to your reservation through these sites. I've not had experience with a trying to change a cruise...but trying to change airfare is unbelievable. Trying to change airfare was going to cost close to $$1000 with the discount site...but a call to the airline brought that down to about $150. I have also had the experience of arriving at a hotel in Montana that was booked on a discount site and being told that I was at the wrong hotel. After checking into it further....the site booked the wrong hotel, but gave me the information for the hotel I arrived at. Trying to get that straightened out was quite frustrating.
Another thing to really watch when you see cruise prices at a much lower rate is to be sure you are compaing apples to apples. Make sure all port fees and taxes are included in the price you are seeing.
So, buyer beware!
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013