We are looking to take another cruise either this coming December or January (depending on schedules) and am need of just a couple answers since we are still â€śnewbiesâ€ť in a way. We will be sailing the Voyager class again and staying once again in a Grand Oceanview Suite again along with an inside stateroom for my daughter, just like last time. I canâ€™t imagine staying in anything less or on any other class of ship. We were spoiled right out of the gate!!!
Okay, here come the couple questions:
Question 1: When we booked our cruise the first time, we used a regular travel agent. Until recently I was completely unaware of the fact that you are entitled to a reduction in cost if prices go down. I thought that while prices may go down, you are basically stuck with the price you reserved your room at, and itâ€™s just great luck for the other folks that get a lower rate. My agent never told me about this so as a result, we never bothered to look to see if prices had been reduced. Once we book, what is the best way to find out about watching prices and should our agent have been watching for us?
Question 2: Do you get better prices from one particular type of agency over another? And am I correct that when you book direct with RCCL, you are paying more than via an agency? If anyone has any agencies that they believe are wonderful and very customer service friendly, please let me know.
Question 3: As mentioned earlier, my fiancĂ© and I stayed in a Grand Oceanview Suite the last time, with my daughter in an inside stateroom directly across the hall from us. What a truly WONDERFUL arrangement it was. She had her privacy, we had our privacy, and our room was unbelievable. However, I am wondering, if we booked a Royal Family Suite this time, is that normally cheaper than the two separate rooms like we had and are the appointments in the Royal Family Suite just as beautiful.
Any help I can get as soon as possible would be appreciated. I want to book our trip right away but want to be sure we are doing it the best way!