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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:00 PM
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Default Most AFFORDABLE way to cruise?

Hi!
I have been on 2 cruises and will soon be planning an Alaskan cruise.
What is the best method of affordable cruising? Travel agent, cruise line itself, orbitz, etc.
What is your advice and where should I begin?
Thank you SO much in advance!!

ALSO, can you recommend a great cruise line for the Alaska cruise?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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robzgirl,

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What is the best method of affordable cruising? Travel agent, cruise line itself, orbitz, etc.
They all get exactly the same fares from the cruise line, so you might as well use a reputable travel agent near your home.

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What is your advice and where should I begin?
Begin by looking on the cruise line's web site for an itinerary and sailing date that's undersubscribed, and thus has lower fares than the other dates. Some cruise lines' listings show the lowest available fare for each type of cabin on each itinerary and the sailing date when that fare is available, though you might find more sailing dates with the same fare if you take the time to go through all of them.

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ALSO, can you recommend a great cruise line for the Alaska cruise?
My recommendation is to choose the cruise line that's the best match for your personal style and preferences. Overall, the itineraries are petty comparable and there's no way that you will see all of the major ports of call in Alaska on one cruise. Your favorite cruise line probably will offer something different in two or three years, anyway.

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