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A report posted on NYTimes.com, from the newspaper's Cruise Issue, is headlined "How to find cruise line deals." The first recommendation?

Use a travel agent.

The report goes on to say:

"Unlike the airlines, which have been severing ties with travel agents and online agencies in recent years, cruise lines still rely on outside travel sellers. In some cases they offer special promotions through agencies. In others, the agencies buy up blocks of rooms in advance to secure the best rates for their clients."

Another suggestion is for would-be travelers to consider "an older ship." Our first thought was that the writer would recommend something akin to the Song of Norway, but it turns out an "older ship" is much newer than that: A 5-year-old Freedom-class ship, it is pointed out, is older than the Oasis of the Seas.

What do you think of the tips? Are there others you would add?


i have just read your article and i will back soon.... Please add more here.... nice article!!
Posted by: Hotel in Downtown Phoenix( Visit ) at 2/16/2011 7:03 AM


Great article, I like the tips. Another tip is that travel agents are familiar with more than one cruise line and knows the atmosphere on board. For example: Costa is a European cruise line with many international passagers onboard. English is the first language used in annoucements, it is usually the last and at times the atmosphere is loud and boisterous. This would not be a good match for a quiet, reserved client who is not well traveled. So, use a travel agent to learn about the different cruise lines and avoid dissapointment.
Posted by: Janet Norwood( Visit ) at 2/17/2011 12:32 PM


Your tips are very nice. This can be good advices for others to consider before taking a trip to those places.
Posted by: John( Visit ) at 2/27/2011 5:28 AM


Well,nice blog, thanks for your sharing with us
Posted by: du hoc( Visit ) at 5/23/2011 11:37 PM


Great article, I like the tips. Another tip is that travel agents are familiar with more than one cruise line and knows the atmosphere on board. For example: Costa is a European cruise line with many international passagers onboard.
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