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082: Using Foreign Cruise Agent To Save Money

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 05/19/2015

European Versus Mekong River Cruises. Just How Different Are They? show art European Versus Mekong River Cruises. Just How Different Are They?

Essential Cruise Tips

Just how different is a European River cruise and a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia? I take a look at the key similarities and differences and the things that surprised me as I had expected them to be very different but were not. A Europe river cruise and Mekong river cruise are great travel and cruising experiences and this will help you understand what to expect from both.

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7 Best Things About Cruising ? show art 7 Best Things About Cruising ?

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What are the best things about cruising, and why? With 77 cruises done to date, I share what I think good things, the pros and the positives are about cruising in my opinion, and why. I look at many aspects from who they cater for, where they go, what they offer and more. Do you agree with these?

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Mekong River Cruise. 4 Key Things You Really Need To Know ! show art Mekong River Cruise. 4 Key Things You Really Need To Know !

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Discover the 4 essential things you need to know about a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. I was invited by CroisiEurope to cruise on the Indochine II between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap on a classic Mekong River cruise itinerary. Along the way I discovered four things that I think anyone interested in, or considering doing, a Mekong River cruise needs to know. I explore what the river is, where it goes, best times to go, the main experiences and sights and what you can expect

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Cruise Line Excursions: 6 You Should Take And 6 To Avoid show art Cruise Line Excursions: 6 You Should Take And 6 To Avoid

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Which cruise line excursions should you take, and which not? I suggest 6 excursions that I would usually take with the cruise line, rather than with an independent tour company or self tour. I also recommend 6 that I would suggest you consider not doing with the cruise line, and how to do them yourself. The big advantage of going on a cruise line excursion is the ship will always wait for all their tours to return before leaving.

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8 Best Places In The World To Cruise To ? show art 8 Best Places In The World To Cruise To ?

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I explore the 8 destinations and place that, in my view, are much better to cruise to than go on a land-based vacation. Around the world some places are easier and simpler to visit and explore on a cruising vacation than trying to do it by land. Discover the 8 places, times and destinations that I believe you should consider a cruise to than the land alternative.

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Cruising And The Environment. What Are Cruise Lines Doing? show art Cruising And The Environment. What Are Cruise Lines Doing?

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Cruising and it's impact on the environment is becoming under more focus by cruise passengers, environmental groups and governments around the world. I explore the 5 things that I see and read that cruise lines are doing, and focusing on, to improve cruising impact on the environment. Some of these are about the ships, some about the ports and how passengers and ships interact with all of this. Find out what these are and what difference they should make to cruising and the environment.

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Biggest Trends In Cruising show art Biggest Trends In Cruising

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I explore the 6 biggest trends in cruising and how they could change your cruise and cruising experience. These cruise trends are things I am seeing and hearing the cruise industry talking about. These are the most important trends that I think will influence and change cruising as we know and experience it today. I look at who cruising is looking to attract on board and how the on-board offering may change, what is happening and will happen to cruise

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I look at the very best adult-only cruise lines and cruises. I explore four main topics:

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7 Reasons To delay Booking a 2021 Cruise Now show art 7 Reasons To delay Booking a 2021 Cruise Now

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Many travellers, including me, are looking forward to getting back to cruising when it is safe to do so. Lots are looking at 2021 as the key time to return to cruising and looking at booking 2021 cruises now, so they have something to look forward to. However, as I looked at and thought about booking a cruise in 2021, I had at least 7 reasons to pause and delay booking a cruise in 2021 right at this moment. In this I explore those watch-outs and things to consider before you book 2021 cruises.

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Norwegian Cruise LIne Fare Watch-Outs show art Norwegian Cruise LIne Fare Watch-Outs

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I explore a key watch-out if you are planning a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line: what is and (more importantly) is not going to be included in your cruise fare. Armed with this knowledge you can budget and plan for your Norwegian Cruise Line cruising vacation knowing you can take part and enjoy the things you want to. There is a huge amount of choice on Norwegian Cruise Line ships, especially the larger ones. many of the features you may see advertised may involve extras costs to enjoy,

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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