Cruises - RCCL Navigator of Seas June 2011
Mar 10, 11, 6:54 pm
My family and I are planning to cruise in the East Mediterranean mid to late June. We've already decided on Royal Carribean's Navigator of Seas cruise. Any suggestions on where to get the best deal for this particular cruise?
Mar 15, 11, 3:40 pm
Costco Travel (if you're a member), USAA Travel (ditto) or AMEX travel for starters.
Cruise lines generally do not discount, except at the last minute. However, a good travel agent can help offset the cost of the cruise with on-board credits (OBC) which can be used for drinks, shore excursions, etc.
Cruise Critic (cruisecritic.com) has tons of information and cruise reviews.
Mar 15, 11, 6:23 pm
Millon deFloss is correct. RCI does not allow anyone to discount their cruises. Travel agencies will give on board credit, paid gratuities, spa treatments, insurance, etc. as incentives (they get volume rebates that they will pass on to the PAX in form of OBC , etc.). Cruise compete dot com is a good place to start. I found my travel agent via that website. I have just booked my 8th cruise with them. If you use an online travel agent, be sure that you use a credit card and the cruise line is the entity that actually charges your account. Also be sure to understand if they have cancellation fees, etc.
Cruise critic is a great place to learn about cruising.