I used Vacations To Go to book my first cruise (coming feb 12 - carnival victory.) First I called and spoke with a representative - ***edited to remove advertising***. She was very helpful and answered all my questions as I knew nothing about cruising.
I then called her back and booked my first cruise. When my tickets and package arrived, everything was in order. I would certainly recommend her.
I feel that when it comes to booking a cruise the agency makes very little difference. My family and I all used one agency and one rep. for years. It was really nice. She left the business years ago and we have never found one to really stick with. Now we pretty much just search around and play the pricing game until we feel that we have got the best price. The one atvantage to that site is that you can check cruise prices really quick without going thru a bunch of steps. Good luck to you.
18 cruises and counting!!!!!!
Next cruise-Jan.1-9, 2011 Carnival Freedom
Never used them, but have Priceline. and I was impressed how much my agent would call me back for no reason, just to check. My pvp has not been the greatest either, so I doubt I will book straight through Carnival again. Good Luck.
Carnival Dream March 2010
Carnival Freedom Feb. 2009
RC Grandeur of the Seas Oct. 2009
Carnival Liberty March 2008
RC Adventures of the Sea Feb. 2007
Carnival Liberty March 2006
Enchantment of the Seas June 2004
Monarch of the Seas March 2003
The Big Red Boat March 1997
Vacations to go is just down the street from me. I get their newsletter each month and the prices are good. I have spoken to them on the telephone but prior to purchasing a cruise with them, I called the cruiseline directly and compare the prices. The prices are the same. So, I used the cruiseline rep to purchase the trip. I use vacations to go to get an idea about how much the trips are.
Cruised more times than I can remember.
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I just booked a cruise thru VTG and I highly recommend them. They are very helpful. I leave on the cruise next week and can let you know if I have any problems but I don't expect any. They were very through and helped me search thru several options in cruising.