Should You BOOK Directly with the CRUISE LINE, TRAVEL AGENT or ONLINE? Cruise Tips & Secrets 2021

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Planning to book a cruise and wondering if it’s better to book with a travel agent, directly with the cruise line, or online? In this video you’ll find out how to get the best deals on a cruise and cheapest rates, and how to book a cruise vacation (the best way possible). We also share the cruise tips and secrets of the pros and cruise veterans.

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In this video we go over the frequently asked questions when it comes to booking a cruise vacation. What are the pros and cons of booking with a travel agent or online website, as well as booking direct with the cruise line?

How much do travel agents charge, and what fees do you need to watch out for? Is it cheaper to book direct with the cruise line, or even onboard? How can you choose the right travel agent to book a cruise?

You’ll find all the booking a cruise tips, especially helpful for new cruisers.

While we go through the questions and answers about booking a cruise vacation, this isn’t a sales pitch for any travel agent or travel agency. This video should help you to make an informed decision about how and where to book your cruise, and know what questions to ask.

While dealing with a travel agent or cruise specialist can be useful, there may be times when you may feel that you are better off reserving directly with your favorite cruise line. We go through the scenarios in the video.

Whether you’re a first time cruiser or a certified cruise addict, these cruise tips and tricks will be very valuable as you plan a future cruise.

Please save this video to refer back to in the future, or refer to this blog post which includes all the tips and secrets for booking a cruise as shared in the video.


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Please note that I do not sell cruises on Life Well Cruised. This and all other videos are for entertainment purposes only. I share my own opinions, personal experiences and information with other cruise travelers, which I hope can be helpful. Please contact your travel agent or the cruise line directly for advice and any information specific to your booking.

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