Cruise Tip: 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”<!---page 76 and <a href="http://www.TravelandLeisure.com/" mce_href="http://www.TravelandLeisure.com/" class="external" rel="nofollow">TravelandLeisure.com</a> -->).