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Why Book a Cruise with a Travel Agency?

If you’re planning a cruise vacation, you may be wondering whether it’s better to book directly with the cruise line or through a travel agency. While there are pros and cons to both options, we at CDV Cruises believe that booking through a truly qualified travel agency is the better choice. In this article, we’ll explain why.

  1. Expertise and Personalized Service

One of the biggest advantages of booking through a modern, well-connected travel agency like ours is the expertise and personalized service you’ll receive. At CDV Cruises, we are knowledgeable about all aspects of cruising, from different cruise lines and itineraries to cabin types and onboard activities. We’ll take the time to understand your preferences and needs, and help you choose the perfect cruise for you.

In addition, we can provide personalized recommendations for shore excursions, dining options, and other activities both on and off the ship. We can also assist with special requests and accommodations, such as dietary restrictions or accessibility needs.

  1. Price Protection

Booking a cruise through CDV Cruises can provide price protection that you won’t get by booking directly with a cruise line. If the price of your cruise drops after you’ve booked, we can often negotiate with the cruise line to get you a refund or onboard credit. This can save you money and provide peace of mind knowing that you’re getting the best deal possible. In contrast, if you book directly with a cruise line, you may not be able to take advantage of price drops or other promotions that become available after you’ve made your reservation. By working with us, you can ensure that you’re getting the most value for your vacation dollars.

  1. Access to Exclusive Offers and Discounts

Another benefit of booking with us is access to exclusive offers and discounts that may not be available through the cruise line. At CDV Cruises, we have partnerships with multiple cruise lines and can offer special deals and promotions.

In addition, we can often provide additional perks such as onboard credits, free upgrades, and other amenities that can enhance your cruise experience. By booking with us, you may be able to save money and get more value for your vacation dollars.  All the while, we have access to every sale the cruise lines offer to the public at no additional cost.

  1. Assistance with Pre- and Post-Cruise Travel

Many travelers don’t realize that a travel agency can also assist with pre and post-cruise travel arrangements. Whether you need flights, hotel accommodations, or transportation to and from the port, we can help you plan and book these components of your trip.

This can be especially beneficial if you’re traveling from a different city or country and aren’t familiar with the logistics of getting to the port. We can provide guidance and support to ensure that your entire trip goes smoothly.

  1. Support and Advocacy

If you experience any issues or problems during your cruise, a we can can provide support and advocacy on your behalf. At CDV Cruises, we’re here to help if you encounter any challenges or concerns while onboard the ship.

We can assist with resolving issues such as lost luggage, missed flights, or itinerary changes. In addition, we can provide guidance and support if you need to file a claim or complaint with the cruise line or other travel providers.

  1. Convenience and Time Saving

Finally, booking through a travel agency can be more convenient and time-saving than trying to navigate the booking process on your own. We can handle all the details of your cruise reservation, from selecting the right cabin to making payment and finalizing the booking.

In addition, we can provide guidance and support throughout the entire planning process, making it easier for you to focus on other aspects of your trip. By working with us, you can save time and hassle, and have peace of mind knowing that your vacation is in good hands.

  1. Flexibility and Customization

Another advantage of booking with a travel agency is the flexibility and customization we can offer. If you have specific preferences or requirements, such as a particular cabin location or dining time, we can work with the cruise line to make those arrangements.

We can also assist with customizing your itinerary, adding pre or post-cruise extensions, or arranging private tours and activities. This level of flexibility and personalization can make your cruise experience even more enjoyable and memorable.

  1. Knowledge of Hidden Gems and Insider Tips

As experienced travel pros, we have insider knowledge of hidden gems and tips that can enhance your cruise experience. We can recommend lesser-known ports of call, unique excursions, and special events or activities that you may not be aware of otherwise.

In addition, we can provide tips and advice on how to make the most of your time onboard the ship, such as when to book spa treatments or how to avoid crowds at popular attractions. By booking with us, you can tap into our expertise and make the most of your cruise vacation.

  1. Peace of Mind and Protection

Booking through us can provide peace of mind and protection in case of unexpected events or emergencies. We can assist with travel insurance and other forms of protection to ensure that you’re covered in case of trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen circumstances.

In addition, we can provide guidance and support in case of natural disasters, political unrest, or other situations that may impact your travel plans. By working with us, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re prepared for any eventuality.

  1. We actually care!

Some take this for granted, but we are about relationships, not transactions. Our goal is that your trips are everything you desire and more, sand that always comes before profit for us.

While booking directly with a cruise line may seem like the simpler option, we believe that booking through a travel agency such as CDV Cruises offers numerous benefits that can enhance your cruise experience. From personalized service and exclusive offers to flexibility and insider tips, we’re here to help you plan and book the perfect cruise vacation.

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Why Always Book with CDV:

Book cruises with CDV and you can get a credit of up to $10,000 for each cruise to use toward any CDV land vacation!  Click here for more info.

In addition to the CDV Tour credit, we have special offers you cannot get directly from the cruise lines on thousands of sailings every year. When you search for a cruise on our website, look for these badges next to a sailing : sig2   and sig– These indicate a special group offer that can provide you with free onboard credit, free excursions, or included gratuities.

The special and exclusive CDV offers can almost always be combined all with current qualifying national promotions offered by the cruise line, as well as full credit toward cruise line status.

We believe in the concept of Luxury of experience.  This means that our guests are not just looking for bucket list places, but life-changing experiences.  Our passion is making that happen, and to do so, we need to think of each person we deal with as friends and family.  We are not just planning a trip or event or you, but rather a life experience you will talk about long into the future.

Our secret sauce is a mixture of people that truly care about you above the “product,” leading-edge technology, and our carefully cultivated relationships with vendors that have become dear friends.  For us, it is always personal.  Click here to learn more about us and why we are in no way a typical travel agency.

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