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Old August 29th, 2005, 05:32 PM
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Default Disadvantages to booking directly with cruise line?

I'm interested in cruising on the Marco Polo to South America in February 2006. I contacted the toll free number from the Orient' s website and asked about the special they had advertised in category K. The agent said the category had sold out, there were 6 on a wait list but said I could also be waitlisted if I left a name and number for them to contact. To my surprise she also quoted a lower price than was listed! What are the chances that I will get called and, if so, is it risky to buy directly from them or should I call a local travel agent instead? I have cruised twice before but not recently and there are no cruise specialists in my area of Canada.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 04:19 PM
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You should be fine with them. When you go through the line itself you know what you are getting. Usually a TA can get it cheaper and maybe get you some extras but not always. You will never get taken for a ride by booking diorect anyway.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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I would still call a travel agent and see what they can get it for you, just so you can compare..

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