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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:14 AM
justaGRAD justaGRAD is offline
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Default [b][color=: Grad Student researching how people book cruises

Hi Cruisers!

I'm a grad student doing a research project on how people book cruises. I would love to get a sense of the whole process from when you get the idea to cruise to the actual booking and EVERYTHING in between.

Any comments would be extremely helpful. If you want more information please send me a private message.

Information that would be helpful include:
understanding why cruises over traditional vacations?
How did you research your cruise?
How did you book? Did you use an Agent? How did you find the agent?
What was the most important factors in your decision?

Thank you in advance!!!

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Old September 26th, 2008, 07:41 PM
katluc katluc is offline
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Hi Grad,
My family likes to cruise because it is so easy. It is usually me and my two teenage daughters. Instead of a traditional land tour, the ship is in port during the day and travels at night. You never have to pack and unpack every day or every other day, as your ship is the transportation. Also, all your meals are included and the girls and eat when and where and as much as they want. We usually talk about what we would like to see, and then find a cruise that would match what we are looking for. I usually book directly with the cruiseline to avoid any hassles. I also book air and excursions through them, so if anything happens, (excursion is running late, plane arrives late), they hold the ship or get you to the ship. On the sea days, it allows me to do what I like, (sit on the balcony and read a book), and it allows the girls some freedom to go off and do what they want without me always around. They usually like the teen club and have always meet other teens from around the world. For us, this is the easiest way to travel. I hope this helps.

If you haven't cruised, you need to try it.

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