A common cruise myth is that booking through a travel agency is more expensive than booking directly through the cruise line.
The typical question from cruisers is: How can the cruise lines pay an agency commission without having the agency marking-up the price? Answer: The cruise lines save tons of marketing dollars by having agencies throughout the US spend their own money marketing dollars to promote the cruise lines. The reality is that booking directly with the cruise line is paying full price.
NCL Pride of America Hawaii Cruise Deals
Some of the best examples of HUGE savings that can be landed by booking through an online agency vs direct with the cruise line are the Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America 7 night Hawaii cruises. I’ve included the screenshots below so that you can see the up to $1600 per cabin savings for yourself.
In the screenshots below, I have highlighted the August 20th, 2011 Pride of America 7 night Hawaii Cruise vacations with a green outline. The CruiseDeals.com price for a Balcony Cabin is $1199 per person. The Norwegian Cruise Lines rate is $1989 per person for the same cabin. That is a $790 per person savings which equals $1580 savings by booking at CruiseDeals.com.
If you look across all dates, you will see that CruiseDeals.com has significant price advantages on every date. On top of the astronomical savings, CruiseDeals.com is also giving you up to $100 to spend on board the ship.
If you are booking or have already booked a 7 night NCL Hawaii cruise for 2 depating July – Dec 2011, then I recommend for you to call NCL at 866-234-7350 to get their rate and then call CruiseDeals.com at 800-668-6414. After you book your cruise, please come back to CruiseSource and thank me for saving you up to $1600 [that’s BIG money]!