We will be taking a 7 day Riviera Cruise on Carnival in June for our Honeymoon. We spoke with Carnival directly and then someone with a different company who promised us a $20 lower rate. The person from Carnival said that undercutting is not allowed (the other company's person called up Carnival, verified the rate I gave them since it was public knowledge online and then gave me the price match/lower prices).
Today the cruise has gone up $60 total. That would be $80 more with Carnival than the other agency.
Any thoughts what to do here or ways to get Carnival to give me the lower rate?
I guess since I'm usually great at getting Travel deals I am sort of lost being that I have never booked a cruise before.
Usually a Travel Agent is your best bet for booking a cruise.
They will represent you and not the cruise line . When you call the
cruise line your agent might not be avaiable or heaven forbid was let go(fired) the you made the booking .
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I would stay with the Travel Agent. They will usually do more for you than a Carnival PVP. An agent has access to the same pricing as Carnival and while they cannot sell for less than Carnival sells the cruise they can add OBC, insurance or other amenity that Carnival will not.
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