Since the rise of the internet, gone are the days where travelers rely on travel agents to book vacations. For most, we are able to do our own research and curate vacations independently.

While booking our own travel has become more accessible, using a travel agent can sometimes alleviate stress. Cruises, in particular, can be much easier to book through a travel agent.

Here are 5 reasons why booking a cruise through a travel agent can make your next vacation more enjoyable and stress-free.

You Receive A Checklist Of Things To Pack

If you’ve never been on a particular cruise line, it can be quite tricky to know exactly what to pack. Some cruises have dinners where you have to dress up in evening wear while others are more casual — you just never know.

Travel agents will provide a checklist of items you should pack to be fully prepared for your trip. They also have on-hand information about dress codes, menus, and daily planners.

Access To Exclusive Packages

Travel agents specialize in providing their clients with personalized packages, catering to your travel needs. In other words, they offer bespoke experiences. These packages also include flights, pre, and post-sailing hotels, and tours.

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They Match You With The Best Cruiseline For Your Needs

Much like dating, every cruise line isn’t for every traveler. With about 500 operating specialty ships, it can be confusing knowing which one to pick for your next vacation.

A travel agent will be able to match you with a cruise line that suits all of your needs.

Sales manager Helen Moore tells Telegraph, “We believe there’s a cruise ship out there for everyone, whether you’re an experienced cruiser or are thinking about your first ever cruise holiday.”

Travel Agents Can Save You Money

I don’t know about you but I absolutely love the idea of saving money when booking a trip. Although you can find deals on cruises by doing your own research, using a travel agent can help you find an even better deal.

Travel agents are able to negotiate with cruise lines and provide prices to their clients that can’t be found anywhere else.

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They Will Help You Get The Best Room

For me, having a great view is a priority when booking a cruise vacation. I enjoy waking up to views of the ocean and believe I shouldn’t have to compromise that want just because of my budget.

Travel agents are really good at working with your budget to get you the best room possible. They have expert knowledge and are able to secure good deals.