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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

May 19, 2015

Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunesStitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio

Using Foreign Cruise Agents To Save Money

I always recommend using a cruise specialist agent when booking a cruise, as they can guide you on the right line, cabin and find the best fare for your needs. However, you may find that the best fare comes from an agent in a different country to the one you live in.

I have met and corresponded with many cruisers who have got better prices by using a foreign travel agent. Although prices are managed globally in most cases by the lines, there are many occasions when people I know have saved hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars on the price of a cruise. It seems to be mostly on longer cruises such as world cruise segments or extended voyages.

You may not have to use an agent in your local market when getting quotes and making a booking. If you are looking at a longer trip, going on an expensive cruise or travelling in a luxury suite, why not get estimates from agents in other markets? First check if they are able to do a booking for you, my own agent in the United Kingdom has been able to make bookings for people in United States, Canada and Australia and save them money.

If you want to try this out contact my agent at as one option