In short, it generally doesn’t cost you money to use a travel agent, and in fact, the agent can very often help you save money on your trip (more on that in that below).
As such, a travel agent may get a commission from the cruise line you’re sailing with.
Is it cheaper to book a cruise directly or through a travel agent?
Yes, there are differences between booking directly with the cruise line versus using a travel agent. Most specifically, travel agents are known for giving more personalized service than cruise lines, though some cruise sales representatives can be attentive and helpful.
Do travel agents get discounts on cruises?
As a travel agent, yep, I can get discounts on cruises. The discount will usually cover my cruise fare and I still have to pay taxes and port charges. The discount and associated amenities vary widely by the cruise line.
Can a travel agent save you money?
After all, you can search for travel pricing directly with airlines and hotels, or with discount travel sites like Expedia and Priceline. Travel agents say that using their services can help you plan a better trip while also saving you more cash than you can save on your own.
Is it worth it to use a travel agent?
There are no savings to be made using a travel agent. They do not work for free and no matter what they book, you could do it cheaper yourself as their commission is always included in there somewhere. I personally love the planning of a trip, it’s excitement that adds to and prolongs the trip itself.