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Expedia - Plan A Cruise Month Promotions - October 2017

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In honor of Plan a Cruise Month, Expedia [expedia.com] is offering travelers several promotions:
  • Carnival [expedia.com] 1-Week Sale: Ends October 8. Free cabin upgrades, plus $50 onboard credit.
  • Norwegian [expedia.com] Free at Sea + Dash Sale: Ends October 9. Choose up to five free offers, plus get up to $1000 to spend onboard.
  • Royal Caribbean [expedia.com] 100 Hour Sale: Ends October 10. 50% off 2nd guest + up to $200 instant savings + up to $150 onboard credit.
  • Win 1 of 5 Free Cruises: September 1-October 31. Enter for your chance to win [cruiseshipcenters.com] one of five free cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • World Explorers Sale: October 5-25. From Asia to Europe, set sail to exotic destinations and discover the world by sea. Book Oct 5-25 and take advantage of incredible Expedia Extras like free drinks, up to $600 onboard cash credit, or up to $1000 savings in onboard coupons.
  • Disney Cruises [expedia.com]: October 1-31. Get a $100 onboard credit
  • Holland America Line [expedia.com] Exclusive Sale: October 1-31. Get up to $150 to spend onboard 2017 Caribbean cruises
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If you are going to book a cruise, book through the cruise lines or American Express. Booking through Travel agents usually does not get you anything outside of what the cruise line offers... but if your due a refund, it is best to have paid the cruise line directly in order to get the full refund you are due.

Same usually goes for air travel, buy from the airline and not the travel agent.

And, for why I am posting... these do not seem like good deals and this seems like SD is becoming more of paid advertising than real posts.
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There's a reason October is cheap. Hurricane season.
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If you are going to book a cruise, book through the cruise lines or American Express. Booking through Travel agents usually does not get you anything outside of what the cruise line offers... but if your due a refund, it is best to have paid the cruise line directly in order to get the full refund you are due.

Same usually goes for air travel, buy from the airline and not the travel agent.

And, for why I am posting... these do not seem like good deals and this seems like SD is becoming more of paid advertising than real posts.
Personally I use a travel agent and often I get excellent perks on top of what the cruise line is offering plus loyality perks for continually using them.

The main benefit for booking thru the cruise line is convenience when it comes to your booking (refunds, changes, website access, etc.), But i stopped doing that a long time ago.
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There's a reason October is cheap. Hurricane season.
You book this month, the cruise doesn't have to be this month.

And honestly cruises are cheap in October​ due to it being low season still at major southern cruise ports. Plus people aren't in the business of traveling right now when they just spent for back to school and are prepping for the holiday season. Cruising picks up at Xmas, well after hurricane season and lasts thru mid August when school starts back up.
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Personally I use a travel agent and often I get excellent perks on top of what the cruise line is offering plus loyality perks for continually using them.

The main benefit for booking thru the cruise line is convenience when it comes to your booking (refunds, changes, website access, etc.), But i stopped doing that a long time ago.
what cruise line?
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If you are going to book a cruise, book through the cruise lines or American Express. Booking through Travel agents usually does not get you anything outside of what the cruise line offers... but if your due a refund, it is best to have paid the cruise line directly in order to get the full refund you are due.

Same usually goes for air travel, buy from the airline and not the travel agent.

And, for why I am posting... these do not seem like good deals and this seems like SD is becoming more of paid advertising than real posts.
This is wrong on so many levels. Booking with a travel agent usually nets you 10% of the cruise fare back in either on board credit or discounted fares on top of the perks the cruise line is offering. If you find a TA that also follows the same cancellation policies as the cruise lines, you're saving money by not going direct.
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If you are going to book a cruise, book through the cruise lines or American Express. Booking through Travel agents usually does not get you anything outside of what the cruise line offers... but if your due a refund, it is best to have paid the cruise line directly in order to get the full refund you are due.

Same usually goes for air travel, buy from the airline and not the travel agent.

And, for why I am posting... these do not seem like good deals and this seems like SD is becoming more of paid advertising than real posts.
This isn't true. Many travel agencies book blocks of rooms and can get you way better deals than booking directly, oftentimes additionally with extra onboard credit etc. This is especially true for Royal Carribean and its oasis or voyager class ships.
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How do you find a travel agent? Also, can you book with them online or do you have to go to somebody's physical office? Thanks.
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