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Old April 23rd, 2005, 08:37 AM
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How do you find a "good" travel agent? Does anyone have one they'd like to recommend? I've been on 1 cruise, had to cancel 1 and have 2 booked for this year. All were with different circumstances. I feel like they have all been borrowed and three of the cruises were with different cruise lines. I'm beginning to see the benefits of staying with 1 TA and 1 cruise line.

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Old April 23rd, 2005, 09:58 AM
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The best way of finding a good TA is personal recommendation. I deal with a very good one, but I don't believe specific names are allowed here. Next best way is to look at the agents who advertise on this board and the comments related to them posted here as well.
Look at credentials, experience and "interview" a potential agent. Do not (in my humble opinion) deal with someone who is a "price quoter on the other end of an email".
I want someone I can get face to face with, who asks me questions and knows what I like. I want someone who is also a cruiser and "talks" cruising with others. Someone who knows what is going on in the industry.
I do not agree it is necessary to be brand loyal to a single cruise line. I have sailed on 5
in 13 cruises (with 14 coming up next week). Each had an advantage of ship, destination etc.
Do your own research and ask your own questions. Be knowledgable consumer, you are spending a lot of money on a cruise.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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You cannot post a recommendation on the boards, (advertising and all that junk), but if someone wants to e-mail you fine. I won't 'recommend' any TA , but I can tell you that those that are allowed to advertise on this website are pretty good and reliable 99.9% of the time.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 02:15 PM
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I know a good one - does that help you?
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Old April 28th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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If you want to e-mail me, I will recommend one who is very knowledgable and specializes in cruises. She also cruises regularly herself and tries hard to match client with cruise line.
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Old April 29th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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if you want to e-mail me i will give you a recommendation for a cruise only experienced travel agency.
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