I would like the opinions of passengers and T.A.s regarding the following question. Thank you.
We have always booked through an on-line company, but earlier this year I decided to share the wealth with an agent in our town to help the local economy.
Our price for the 35 day back-to-back cruise was $5300 p.p. cruise only. When I asked if she would offer any shipboard credit, she said she could give $100 total.
I was thinking that to garner some of our future cruise dollars, she would give $100 p.p. per back to back cruise for a total of $400.
Of course, I don't know how much the commission is for the agent, but assuming it's 10%, deducting the $400 still gives over $600 for her work.
I should add that we knew exactly which ship & itinerary we wanted. We have made three trips to her office to pay the deposit, final payment and pick up tour info. and exchanged 5 or 6 brief phone messages.
We also told her that we have taken over 50 cruises, some of which are on upscale, 6 star lines. This is our second cruise this year.
So, if I can please get some feedback on what you would offer if you are a T.A. and also what some of you pax. have been offered from your T.A., I would really appreciate all comments.
Thank you in advance,