February 12th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Did You Book With A TA or Carnival?
This is a question that I always love to ask. It is also what many of you have probably thought of, before you booked.
Tell us what you decided.
February 12th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeast Of Disorder
I don't think either way is the best 100% of the time. Just do your homework and pick the one that seems to work best for that particular trip. I have got super deals from my Carnival PVP and she is extremely helpful with any issue that may arise. That said she does not always have the best price.
56 Carnival: Mardi Gras, Ecstasy X2, Fascination X6, Celebration, Elation X5, Glory X5, Fantasy X4, Valor, Holiday X3, Imagination, Liberty, Spirit X2, Freedom, Destiny X2, Splendor X2, Dream X2, Conquest, Legend X3, Victory, Sensation, Paradise, Inspiration, Magic X2, Triumph, Miracle X2, Breeze, Sunshine X3
7 Norwegian: Sky, Jewel, Dawn, Epic, Pearl, Breakaway, Getaway
7 Windjammer: S/V Legacy X3, S/V Polynesia, S/V Caledonia, S/V Diamant, S/V Sagitta
February 12th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
I allways use a TA.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/ 2013
February 12th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
I booked straight through Carnival.
February 12th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
I have done both and had good results.
Cruised more times than I can remember.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
February 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Did it once myself on a back to back with Amtrak, and it wasn't pretty.
Now, I always use a TA.
HAL Statendam 2x
HAL Ryndam 2x
February 12th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Join Date: May 2005
I also use a TA. Actually I have had more than one. I tried going through Carnival, but he never called me back, so that wasn't a good sign.
I have heard both good and bad, about TA's and Cruise line. I think it has a lot to do with what makes you feel the most comfortable.
February 12th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
i have always used Carnival (since going on my own in 2006) and have always had good results...but i may try a travel agent at some point
*Carnival: Victory 5/13~5/20/2012; Glory 3/13~3/20/11, Freedom 7/26~8/2 09; Destiny 10/30~11/3 '08, 3/2~3/9 '08; Victory 4/15~4/22 '07; Valor 3/5~3/12 '06; Holiday 7/31-8/4 '04; Imagination 6/24~6/29 '02 *Celebrity Equinox 5/14~5/24 '10 *RCI Brilliance OT Seas 6/10~6/22 '08 *Regal Empress 6/16~6/18 '05
February 12th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Join Date: May 2007
I booked my Carnival Splendor trip (which will probably be canceled) through Carnival and the 2009 Bloggers' Cruise through Cruisemate's TA Nancy.
Of my seven cruises so far, three have been TA's and four have been Carnival. As someone said, do your shopping.
07/99 Smokefree Paradise
03/02 Smokefree Paradise
10/02 Smokefree Paradise
05/03 Smokefree Paradise
08/04 Smokefree Paradise (8 days due to Francis)
01/07 Carnival Liberty
11/07 Carnival Freedom Transatlantic
05/08 Carnival Liberty
12/09 Carnival Pride
06/10 Carnival Glory