Transferring Reservation to a Travel Agent?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by jrask, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. jrask

    jrask Earning My Ears

    Dec 15, 2004
    A travel agent was trying to book our cruise, but she couldn't find one with main seating during our desired time period. (A major sticking point because of DS' age.) I looked online and confirmed the same thing. A few days later, I randomly called DCL and found that someone had apparently canceled a reservation and main seating was now available. (Wahoo!) I tried to call the travel agent a couple of time, but no luck. So, I booked the cruise myself rather than watch it slip away.

    Is there any advantage to me in allowing the travel agent to take over the reservation? I don't think that I will need any assistance from the travel agent. I realize that the travel agent can nag me to make sure I make my payments on time (but so can my computer/iPhone/etc.)

    So, it really comes down to whether I would get an OBC if I allow the travel agent to take hold of the reservation. How does this work?
  2. discorsner

    discorsner DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2008
    It will depend on whether the travel agent will give you an OBC for a transferred reservation. My understanding is that most will but it might be less than their normal offers because they may not get the full commission they would earn from DCL if it was a new booking.

    Doesn't hurt to shop around and see. Most would like to get any extra OBC they can get.

    I will also send you a PM.
  3. Paragd911

    Paragd911 DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2007
    Could you send me a PM too lol Im looking to save/OBC $$$

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