Couple of questions/comments:
Has anyone noticed MyTravelCo seems to have removed their net sight guarantee stating they will adjust your price if the cruise price drops? I had no trouble getting an adjustment on a Mediterranean cruise this past spring that I had booked. All I had to do was tell our T/A & it was done.
We are sailing this spring w/some friends. . We notified our T/A of a low price we found when booking, & he matched it, albeit less than enthusiastically. This time, when we saw a reduction, we seemed to have more trouble getting the adjustments. The proof required to prove the drop was ridiculous when the agent could look right online & see it himself! He said it was harder to get us the new price because he had to go to his boss for an o.k. & his boss didn't like it. Our co-cruisers were pretty upset about all the hassle, as they had just booked another cruise for next Aug. to Tahiti with the same T/A, & emailed the agent a copy of the pricedrop guarantee & did receive the adjustment. The price they paid for the Tahitit cruise ended up being higher than quoted since they waited just a couple of days to book from the quote date. They sort of felt that the T/A was getting them back for the price adjustment go-round on the spring cruise. (Tahiti has been cancelled, as it was on Ren.) There was recently another price drop & the T/A has said there is nothing he can do, even though final payment time is not yet here. He realized our friends are in a cabin that is convenient to others on the cruise & is betting they will stay with him. They will not when they book for Tahiti. In the past few years, we received better service from him & it seemed like he had more leeway. We are not really sure if he truly gets grief from the head honcho or if because we look for deals he feels we are just not worth the trouble.(Though our friends do always book mid to higher priced cabins.)
The first time we dealt w/this T/A, both families received upgrades. Back then he was with a company that did lots of RCCL business & was not part of MyTravelCo. Do you think the big conglomerate agencies are causing a breakdown in the price matching/price guarantees? I know it's a pain to get the adjustments, but it seems most agents say they are happy to do it. At least until they get your business. I don't even expect my agent to find the price drops (though I have read on this sight about many who do).
Last of all, I am a little worried that once we pay the entire amount for our cruise (due in a couple of weeks), we will see more price cutting & will really be trapped as I don't think our T/A will intervene to try to get us the lower price, which is probably the only way we MIGHT be able to get it.
Any advice on what to do if that circumstance arises will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any info.