Anyone book online thru cruises.com ?

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Dec 7th, 2018, 01:20 PM
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Anyone book online thru cruises.com ?

Just wondering about your experience using this site. Cost totals nearly $1,000 less than booking thru royal caribbean directly - after all OBCs & discounts applied. Thanks for your feedback!
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Dec 8th, 2018, 04:30 AM
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No I haven't...been satisfied with Daniel at Vacations to go.com
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Dec 8th, 2018, 07:45 AM
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I have not used them. Have used only cruise lines directly and vacationstogo. Be sure everything is exactly the same, taxes, port charges, cabins, etc. and look at reviews on line. Buy separate insurance.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 01:14 PM
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Booking direct through the cruise lines has one big disadvantage: cruise lines are trying to keep prices up, so as not to hurt their brand so they rarely ever have the cheapest price. We learned that years ago when we contacted bestpricecruises.com and found a Princess cruise to Greek islands for $631; Princess wanted $1299 and would not budge even though they had to pay the travel agent 10-15%. Some discounters, I believe, are not allowed to advertise their lowest rates for this reason. In the last year or so, cruise lines have mostly dropped all of their discount prices and instead are offering lots of "perks", free internet, on-board spending money, free drinks, etc., as their way of discounting, without making the top line price seem low. But discount they need to do because there are so many new staterooms out there.

Our last two cruises, we used the website cruisecompete.com. Without providing a lot of identifying info that will get someone to bug you, you can get offers from various travel companies. In both cases, we saved a ton going that route. The booking shows up immediately with the cruise line (in our case Celebrity) and we were still able to use their airplane booking system (that, at least, for transatlantic travel cannot be beat because they have great one-way fares).
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