Old March 2nd, 2017, 09:00 AM
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 11:12 AM
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Work with an agent.

Not only will they get everything the cruise line is promising, but often can offer more. Plus, they'll look after you, so should the price of the cruise go down, they'll get the reduction for you.

Never book directly with the cruise line, because if you have any problems, who do you think they represent? And never book with these big online sites; their people aren't certified travel agents, work in a call center, and are only there to sell you something. They won't tell you if the price goes down and many times, they charge fees for booking, changing, or cancelling, whereas your agent won't charge you any fees. So it makes sense to utilize their expertise and let them help you find the best deal.

And lastly, your agent may have access to group space, which can affect the price and/or amenities being offered.

Hope this helps.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 11:52 AM
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Ditto what Pete said....booking through a cruise line will not get you the best price. You need someone working for you to take care of any problems and get you the best deal...

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 05:11 PM
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I fully agree about working with an agent, for the best deal available at the time you book.

But in my experience, the people with "the highest onboard credit" are usually people who paid more for their cruise. Cruise lines offer different combinations of advantages at different times; sometimes it is more perks of one kind or another, sometimes it is no perks but a lower base price.
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