Unlocking Luxury: Discover Why 70% of Cruise Bookings Rely on Travel Agents
In today’s fast-paced digital age, it’s easy to assume that all travel bookings are made online.
However, the reality is that the vast majority of luxury cruise bookings are made through travel agents.
According to industry data, approximately 70% of luxury cruise reservations are made via the travel agent channel, demonstrating the continued relevance and importance of travel advisors in the cruise industry.
According to the U.S. Cruise Market Report 2022-2026 by Phocuswright, published in March of 2023, other than during the pandemic, approximately 70% of all luxury cruise reservations are made through travel advisors. The dip in the middle ring below was the result of the pandemic.
So, why do so many luxury cruise bookings rely on travel agents?
The answer lies in the unique value proposition that travel agents provide to their clients. While many consumers may be comfortable booking flights or hotels online, luxury cruise vacations require a level of expertise and personalization that only a travel agent can deliver.
Firstly, travel agents have extensive knowledge of the cruise industry and can provide valuable insights and recommendations on everything from ship amenities and cabin categories to excursion options and onboard dining. By leveraging their expertise, travel agents can help clients make informed decisions and ensure that they select a cruise that meets their specific needs and preferences.
Secondly, travel agents offer a personalized and tailored approach to booking luxury cruises. They take the time to understand their clients’ unique travel goals and preferences and work closely with them to create a customized itinerary that delivers a seamless and enjoyable vacation experience. Whether it’s arranging for a special celebration or securing exclusive perks and amenities, travel agents can help make the cruise vacation a truly unforgettable one.
Finally, travel agents provide a high level of service and support throughout the entire booking process and beyond. From handling the initial booking and payment to providing assistance with travel logistics and addressing any issues that may arise during the trip, travel agents are there to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience for their clients.
In conclusion, while technology has made it easier than ever to book travel online, luxury cruise vacations require a level of expertise, personalization, and service that only a travel agent can provide. By relying on travel agents for their luxury cruise bookings, clients can enjoy a truly personalized and hassle-free vacation experience that delivers unforgettable memories and experiences.
The price of a cruise is the same whether booked directly with a cruise line or through a professional travel advisor. However, it is not uncommon for travel advisors to have additional complimentary perks to add to your booking.
Summing It All Up
Now that you know that travel agents book the lion’s share of luxury cruises and that we have the expertise to make the booking process as smooth as possible, and that we will likely have additional complimentary perks to add to your booking, why not give us a call to explore the process for booking your next cruise?
As the owners of Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Carol and I are looking for clients and not just your cruise booking. And to achieve that, we must earn your trust.
Give us a call today, and let us share with you the benefits of having Roaming Boomers Travel Services on your side.
For more information or to book a fun ocean, river, or expedition cruise, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here), and we’ll reach out to you.
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