Maybe I wouldn't feel this way if we didn't have a great TA. We had a good TA (we thought) for our first two cruises. Then she refused to book us on NCL!
I found a new TA! She's a Certified Cruise Specialist and will answer any questions we have. I've even asked her questions about things I've seen other posters ask and she's been more than happy to answer!
If I email her, unless she's out of the office (not often!), she replies in less than 30 minutes. She's even been able to get us OBC after final payment when the prices went down!
She gets the best prices and always sends us a little "gift" on board.
I can only hope that she doesn't retire before we "go" !
This is what you can expect from a GOOD TA!
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Do travel agencies have access to ALL the cabins or do they only have a "block" of rooms they can sell first then go back and get more if needed. What about online agencies? I've used Carnival for both of mine that I booked. I did a lot of research with online agencies before booking the one I have now and took the lowest price I found and gave it to my Carnival rep and he was able to beat it. Should I now keep checking with him for lower rates in the months to come. I booked a guarantee balcony. Do those rates usually stay about the same or do they also drop at some point? Now I'm wondering if I should have used an agency.
Carnival legend November 2009
Carnival Glory October 2007
Carnival Elation November 2006