I had been on a site that is followed by people who love cruising with Norwegian. One of the questions posed was by a woman wondering at the difference between booking online by themselves or by using a Travel Agent. This was my reply to her, on that message board.
Using a Travel Agent means they are the ones handling everything on your behalf…it’s like having a personal vacation assistant! Yet, you pay the same or LESS than doing it all yourself. You have someone who has your back for any potential pitfall and someone who is just as invested in your vacation as YOU are! Plus, you are supporting a small family business…and the corporation and cruise lines pay the Travel Agent commission…so you get all the benefits and none of the cost. Also, many times Travel Agents can be offered perks for their clients, that the various suppliers give to distribute to mutual guests…so how awesome is that!! Once you see how much value is included by using a Travel Agent…you will wonder why you didn’t start sooner.