Don’t rely on a single agent – Cruise tip

Don’t rely on a single agent. Not all of them are knowledgeable about cruises, and some promote only a few cruise lines. Instead, consider the following:

  1. Read the latest issues of Travel Weekly, especially the issues with a cruise guide. Then ask agents about specific cruises that interest you.
  2. Get prices from several agents. Surprisingly, prices often vary because of the many promotional gimmicks of the cruise lines.
  3. Ask about cash rebates, free airfare to the port of departure, flat rates for inside and outside cabins, and free passage for third and fourth persons.
  4. Finally, check with the steamship company itself, which may give you a better deal.