Hi Sonja- There are several differences between booking with a Cruise Planners travel advisor versus going direct that are beneficial to both the customer and the agent. The first is a Cruise Planners travel advisor will provide expert advice and tailor an itinerary to individual needs. This can be difficult by simply booking direct. Cruise Planners also has access to exclusive Home Office group rates as well as group rates through American Express that cannot be found by booking direct. This gives advisors a competitive advantage and equates to more options and greater savings for your client.
You never anticipate something will going to go wrong, but if it does, travelers who booked with a Cruise Planners travel advisor have direct access to someone who can help them. A Cruise Planners advisor will work hard to help their client and protect their travel investment. This isn’t the case when booking direct.
Finally, because of Cruise Planners size and reputation, our advisors receive the highest commissions in the industry. As an agent, if you simply booked direct, you would not have access to these same commissions.