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scottofsdea 08-03-2013 01:38 PM

Ive booked a cruise onboard - now looking for travel agent
 
Just got off a Disney cruise and booked another one onboard. I've recently lost my travel agent I've worked with for many years. So, I am trying to decide on a travel agent. Hear many good things about small world and aaa. Any others? Also, what perks are out there?

PrincessShmoo 08-03-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by scottofsdea (Post 49170717)
Just got off a Disney cruise and booked another one onboard. I've recently lost my travel agent I've worked with for many years. So, I am trying to decide on a travel agent. Hear many good things about small world and aaa. Any others? Also, what perks are out there?

Each TA will offer their own perks, if they have them. You'd have to contact the ones you are interested in and find out what they can do for you.

One note, you have to transfer within 30 days, so research quickly.

PrincessShmoo 08-03-2013 01:47 PM

And any TA referrals must have the full address posted, like this:
http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...ions/index.htm



If the address comes up with *********** it's a blocked site.

MonoMan 08-03-2013 04:20 PM

I think we will be booking our next one when we are on board so it will be a first for me. What is the benefit of moving it to a TA? and how is that done?

lbgraves 08-03-2013 05:18 PM

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ksloane 08-03-2013 05:41 PM

I love The Magic for Less Travel (www.themagicforless.com). I've use Deb Chambers for 5-6 Walt Disney World trips and 3 cruises. Love her!

Kirbo 08-03-2013 08:09 PM

I use an agency that is blocked on this site, so I can't name them, but I will say that on our last trip we had an unimaginable horror happen and the agency went above and beyond to get us home and take care of us. They worked long hard hours to do everything they could for us and were invaluable.

We are young and healthy and what happened was not on our radar (my mom died on our trip). Thank goodness we booked with a wonderful agency. They don't give a huge OBC, but they do give HUGE service. I'll forgo the giant OBCs just to know that the agency has my back and will do everything they can to take care of us.

Just my thoughts on how to chose an agent.

redmomof4 08-03-2013 08:36 PM

WOW, Kirbo, so sorry to hear of your loss, what a terrible thing to go through. Im so glad you had a wonderful TA who worked on your behalf to make things as smooth as possible.

qits 08-03-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by scottofsdea (Post 49170717)
Just got off a Disney cruise and booked another one onboard. I've recently lost my travel agent I've worked with for many years. So, I am trying to decide on a travel agent. Hear many good things about small world and aaa. Any others? Also, what perks are out there?

Make sure you research the second TA you mentioned I was not happy with them. Check out some of the threads in the forum .

PrincessShmoo 08-03-2013 09:49 PM

Whatever TA you go with, it's a good idea to ask them if they've had the Disney specific training. Those are the ones who do the best with Disney trips.

shburks 08-03-2013 09:51 PM

We have worked with Heather at http://www.wishdrawals.com

modisneychick 08-03-2013 11:33 PM

I have used others, but now work with Lisa at www.dreamsdeliveredtravel.com

She has always been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She visits Disney and DCL often, as well as other cruise lines and vacations.

Good luck and enjoy your next cruise!

Callymum 08-03-2013 11:38 PM

We have used DU and we had to transfer all the Cruise because of my Dad Passing away. This was within a week of travelling and I must say DU done all the could by telling us what we needed from Doctors etc. we sent everything to them and we got the cruise date changed.
We then found out a few months later that the date we had picked was double the price we paid on the first one. We panicked and Jana at DU got it changed again for us. We now go in Sept on the Fantasy and I will be proposing them as our TA.
Plus the OBC and the Welcome pack helps also.:)

MillauFr 08-04-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by PrincessShmoo (Post 49174379)
Whatever TA you go with, it's a good idea to ask them if they've had the Disney specific training. Those are the ones who do the best with Disney trips.

I would trust the information I read on these boards more than a travel agent that I know nothing about. Many of the posters, yourself included, are very knowledgeable.

ocspartan 08-04-2013 01:06 AM

Agree with pp, the info on boards like this are way more than any one TA can provide, I go with the one that has the most return for my bottom line and for me it's been costco


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