Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

'Lost' Cruise Bookings

October 04, 1987

I believe the article by Toni Taylor of Sept. 6 regarding "lost" cruise bookings was well-intentioned but may have misled some readers. As the largest operator of cruise-only travel agencies in the United States, we have never had a client bumped from a ship due to being on a discount or group fare. What is important to note is that many cruise lines do not assign cabin numbers for groups until the sailing is finalized.

Not getting a cabin number is not necessarily an indication of a standby program. Like any other large purchases, it is wise for the potential buyer to check out the agency with which he intends to do business. A good cruise agency provides value and service. There's no need to sacrifice either in search of the perfect cruise vacation.

JOSEPH EWART

president

Cruise Holidays International

San Diego

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|