I could address the question and correct the myth about costing more to use a travel professional myself, but I came across this video in one of my travel industry emails, and thought I'd share it with you so that you can hear the answer from someone other than myself.
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Hopefully this video has helped to clear up some of the myths about using a travel professional to plan your cruise vacation. As they say in the video, a cruise vacation, like any other major purchase, should involve seeking the help from a professional so that you can make an informed decision about your purchase. You can Meet your Cruise Specialist on my website and Facebook page. Click the contact tab.