Jim first of all everytime the price of the cruise went down I asked for it.. and got it. But the TA was a very close friend. She said they do offer a piece of their comission to new customers.. or someone who initiates a large group or for that matter someone that actually asks for it.
The Carnival deal was just that.. an added incentive.. that I know they offer now and then.. so we saved almost $300 between price changes, and on board credits.. and reduction in our insurance policy..fees..
Fine by me..