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082: Using Foreign Cruise Agent To Save Money

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 05/19/2015

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Essential Cruise Tips

You are about to discover 6 genuinely surprising cruise tips and cruise ship watch-outs I have been told about by talking to crew members on cruise ships

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When I started cruising, I made many mistakes and on every cruise I go on I see first-time cruisers still making those very same mistakes I did on their first cruising vacation. This list of the 7 most important things every first-time cruise passenger must know and what to do should help!

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I was tired of seeing cruising tips that don't understand and reflect the reality of cruise passengers like me in magazines, newspapers and online. They seem to think that cruise passengers like me fall into a narrow stereotype of what they think we should or are. So, these are the tips that I think are for cruise passengers like me - and work as I have proven them to be right for me and others like me

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I am often asked is Princess Cruises or Celebrity Cruises better? Both of these premium cruise lines are popular and attract similar cruise travellers, but which offers the better cruise experience, value, ships and on-board facilities. I have cruised with both again recently, and this is what I found and think.

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Using Foreign Cruise Agents To Save Money

I always recommend using a cruise specialist agent when booking a cruise, as they can guide you on the right line, cabin and find the best fare for your needs. However, you may find that the best fare comes from an agent in a different country to the one you live in.

I have met and corresponded with many cruisers who have got better prices by using a foreign travel agent. Although prices are managed globally in most cases by the lines, there are many occasions when people I know have saved hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars on the price of a cruise. It seems to be mostly on longer cruises such as world cruise segments or extended voyages.

You may not have to use an agent in your local market when getting quotes and making a booking. If you are looking at a longer trip, going on an expensive cruise or travelling in a luxury suite, why not get estimates from agents in other markets? First check if they are able to do a booking for you, my own agent in the United Kingdom has been able to make bookings for people in United States, Canada and Australia and save them money.

If you want to try this out contact my agent at gocruisewithjane.co.uk as one option