How to Get a Cruise Deal
Use a Travel Agent
Their special relationships with cruise lines mean that agents often have access to better rates than you could get by booking on your own. They can also provide value-added perks, including onboard credits, private tours and excursions, and prepaid gratuities. You’ll find lists of preferred agents on the lines’ websites. Or check out T+L’s A-List travel agents who specialize in cruising (see “Where to Cruise in 2010”).