Cruise Direct Online Named A Princess' Cruises
Top Producing Agent within North America. ( Read the article )
Why our sales achievement is important to you.
There are many, many good reasons, why our sales achievement is important to you.
As a top producing agent we are better connected than nine out of ten others. We have access to benefits you canít get elsewhere, and we can often beat any other prices available, even online. Plus, after working with you to plan everything, you will have discovered the value of our brand of personal service, we call Authentic Service. And, the most important value comes from our experience, knowledge and expertise you simply wonít get by booking the cruise yourself or buying shore excursions or trip insurance on your own.
Our buying power may also add valuable special ďamenity packagesĒ - from, free stateroom upgrades, welcome gifts like chocolate, wine or champagne, specialty dining, shipboard credit, priority boarding and early access shore side at your favorite ports-of-call with unique and more personal shore excursions, often much cheaper than others. Hereís the best part: even though many top agents charge fees, we do not. We would rather share our firsthand cruise experiences with you, your friends, family, and acquaintances and in the end save you money, often a lot of money, hundreds of dollars, and in every case, give you the highest level of personal service we know how. That benefits us both.
Now, not everyone taking a cruise needs a travel agent. Need a cheap 3 or 4 day cruise out of Florida to visit the Bahamas and a pre-cruise night at a chain motel nearby? Need a bargain-priced, cruise to Cancun or Cozumel, Mexico? Need a cheap cruise on a mass market ship like Carnival? That you might tackle on your own. But if you are taking, say an Alaska Cruise Land & Sea Vacation ( also known as a cruisetour ) you would be wise to use a top producing cruise agent that specializes in Alaska Travel ( hint: we do ). In other words if you book it yourself, online or over the phone, it more than likely will cost you money. We have no doubt that we can enhance your experience Ė while saving you money.
As a top producing agent, with hands-on "been there, done that" experience we know cruising, understand the differences between lines, the ships, onboard services and most importantly, can help you pick the right one.
So what does this mean to you?
Our top producing agency combines the buying power, and leverage we have with the custom, expert personal touches, say, a hotel group like Ritz Carlton provides, to offer you the best cruise experience and service at the best value. We believe that's an impressive combination you should take advantage of.
Hereís an example. Letís say you have decided to book a cruise with Princess. Now letís assume you've cruised a lot, perhaps many times in the Caribbean, and you know what you are doing when it comes to a Caribbean cruise. You feel you donít need our advice at all.
However, this cruise you want to go to Alaska. Youíve picked the line, Princess, consistently ranked the best for Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours (11 years voted the best, by the readers of Travel Weekly ). We can attest to the exemplary quality of the staterooms, food, onboard activities and service, as we've cruised with them many times.
Now, lets assume that you know what ship, sailing date and itinerary you want, but your not up on every stateroom on every ship in the lineís Alaska fleet. You're not sure which stateroom offers the best value, layout, and location. Which side of the ship has the best views of the Inside Passage. Your not familiar with the Ports-of-Call and exactly which Alaskan shore excursions offers the best value, for the time you are in port. Before you book this once-in-a lifetime, never to be repeated cruise, you need to know all these things and more, which few people do, so when you book your cruise directly with Princess, your not going to get answers to your most important questions when you get routed to a "call center" operator who responds to your questions with "a script" of answers. If you book directly with a cruise line, any line or with almost any other agent, you are not going to get as good a deal. Your not going to get our level of Authentic Service and get the right answers to your most pressing questions. Itís as simple as that. You are losing a lot more than just money by doing it yourself.
Call us and we'll share some "behind the scenes" and 'Know Before You Go" information about Alaska not found elsewhere. We also will tell you how to avoid travel scams and common travel mistakes, and share our insights on the latest cruise news about Alaska and how it affects your vacation planning. All for free, with no obligation to book.
As one of the lineís top sellers we don't get routed to the public call center, and if we need to, we go straight to the resolutions department of the cruise line. For the kind of money you are spending to cruise Alaska, you need to know that not all ships or sailings offer amenities, so we work hard to find the stateroom upgrades, extra shipboard credits, special amenities and boarding privileges you deserve. And, if the cruise price gets reduced after you book it, which happens often, we use our leverage and work to get the cruise line to give you back the difference, ( sometimes in cash, other times in the form of shipboard credit ) even though their policy is that the lower rate is for new bookings only. Almost no one else does this, as well as we do.
And itís not just with Princess cruises. At Cruise Direct Online our agents are certified cruise specialists, and we do a significant volume of business with a number of name brand lines, especially Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Oceania, Cunard, Holland America, Regent Seven Seas, Viking River and Silversea, all of which include higher-end adventured based or exotic destinations that our agency is most knowledgeable about. Because of our relationship with these name brand cruise lines, we get deals that canít be advertise online and the line doesn't always advertise to the general public. Be it stateroom upgrades, extra amenities and more. We are not your choice for mass market lines, such as Carnival, which we will refer to others.
Still not convinced?
Call the cruise line, or your neighborhood travel agent. Ask the agent on the phone: have you ever been on the ship, visited the ports of call?Ē Raye & Marty Trencher of Cruise Direct Online have sailed and toured extensively, The Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, French Polynesia, Tahiti, Hawaii and more. Cruised to over 40 Countries with over a dozen cruise lines. Over 30 times. Experience counts.
So what's it all about?
Itís all about helping you decide which destination, cruise ship, stateroom and shore excursions fit your expectations best. It's all about what you do when you get there, how you make the best of your time both onboard and ashore.
If you are reading this, chances are you used Google search to find us on the internet, but we are neither a traditional travel agent, nor a social media site and we donít take reservations on line. Our service is predicated on talking to you person-person, getting to know each other one-to-one.
But the bottom line is that we help you discover the world you would otherwise miss, all the while helping you sort through all your choices, so you get what you want and get it at an affordable price.
Now, give us a call at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice. Never an obligation to book.
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