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    michelle got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Testing near Miami Port   
    yes, they actually found some sites on their own but yes, I have the home tests myself for back up and they are much cheaper - thanks raye
     
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    michelle got a reaction from teddy in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    happy it worked out and have no idea how royal is pricing things these days but not going to ask 🙂
     
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    michelle got a reaction from KLA in Testing near Miami Port   
    yes, they actually found some sites on their own but yes, I have the home tests myself for back up and they are much cheaper - thanks raye
     
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    michelle got a reaction from cruisellama in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    happy it worked out and have no idea how royal is pricing things these days but not going to ask 🙂
     
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    michelle reacted to KWong in Bringing wine from Port   
    Used to be even more liberal. There were stories of people basically bringing a wet bar on board with them before the policy changed (right before the one time I went on a Disney cruise, naturally).
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    michelle reacted to FionaMG in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    Me too! Yesterday @michelle got us $743 OBC for each of our cabins on Harmony at the end of this month. Woohoo! 😁
    The weird thing is I have been checking the price religiously every day and as far as I can see there has been no price drop. The current selling price for the same cabin category is $500 more than we paid!
    However, we are not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth and I am sure we will have no trouble spending it! 😊
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    michelle reacted to Blulady in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    I just have to chime in!!  Michelle at MEI got us $683 OBC yesterday for our cruise next month!  LOVE Michelle at MEI!
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    michelle reacted to SpeedNoodles in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    If the agent is part of an agency you could ask to be switched to a different agent within the company.
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    michelle reacted to Linda R in MEI Travel Agent saved me almost $1000   
    The most I have saved was over $1,500 on a cruise when the rate dropped.  I saw it and immediately called my TA, and was done minutes later!
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    michelle got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Testing near Miami Port   
    Hi all
    This one maybe I can get help with before calling Royal- I have foreign clients arriving in
    Miami tomorrow- sailing next week - before they can cruise, they need to get an Antigen test 
    somewhere close to the Port but every site they try and sign up for want a social security
    number?  anyone know if there is a place they can just go to without needing that?

    ANY help is appreciated 
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    michelle got a reaction from KaydenDeen in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Howdy!  nice to meet you - It Means awesomesauce, lol - welcome to the boards
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    michelle got a reaction from cdixon22 in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Howdy!  nice to meet you - It Means awesomesauce, lol - welcome to the boards
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    michelle got a reaction from JR&EM in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Howdy!  nice to meet you - It Means awesomesauce, lol - welcome to the boards
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    michelle got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Cancellation Insights   
    agree - AUS/NZ just are not budging - glad you cancelled ahead too
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    michelle got a reaction from Bob_KY in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    great point on Royal Up -  - people do not always consider all the factors and some find Big Box agencies serve them well - I value
    relationships more - it pays you over an over in the long run - many of my new clients this year simply came to us because their current agent "disappeared" 
    rough year for some indeed.

     I have also seen big OBCs given, but client is not able to spend all of it - if this happens the agency not the client gets the refund back (whomever paid it) so if you are promised $300 but only use $100, you really only got $100.
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    michelle got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    great point on Royal Up -  - people do not always consider all the factors and some find Big Box agencies serve them well - I value
    relationships more - it pays you over an over in the long run - many of my new clients this year simply came to us because their current agent "disappeared" 
    rough year for some indeed.

     I have also seen big OBCs given, but client is not able to spend all of it - if this happens the agency not the client gets the refund back (whomever paid it) so if you are promised $300 but only use $100, you really only got $100.
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    michelle got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Skipping San Juan   
    Oh interesting - I was wondering if they would make changes at all.  Labadee does make sense, I agree - but San Juan?  Have not seen anything official from our agent side of things
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    michelle got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    great point on Royal Up -  - people do not always consider all the factors and some find Big Box agencies serve them well - I value
    relationships more - it pays you over an over in the long run - many of my new clients this year simply came to us because their current agent "disappeared" 
    rough year for some indeed.

     I have also seen big OBCs given, but client is not able to spend all of it - if this happens the agency not the client gets the refund back (whomever paid it) so if you are promised $300 but only use $100, you really only got $100.
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    michelle got a reaction from teddy in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    great point on Royal Up -  - people do not always consider all the factors and some find Big Box agencies serve them well - I value
    relationships more - it pays you over an over in the long run - many of my new clients this year simply came to us because their current agent "disappeared" 
    rough year for some indeed.

     I have also seen big OBCs given, but client is not able to spend all of it - if this happens the agency not the client gets the refund back (whomever paid it) so if you are promised $300 but only use $100, you really only got $100.
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    michelle reacted to WAAAYTOOO in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Another thing to consider...right now Royal is really making good use of RoyalUp.  It seems that many have been successful in upgrading their rooms since capacity is so [intentionally] low right now.  Many of the big box agencies do NOT participate in RoyalUp.  So if you are interested in a chance to upgrade your accommodations at a very reasonable price via RoyalUp, I would recommend that you investigate the Agency to see if they participate.  Many do NOT. 
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    michelle reacted to ZsOverseas in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Thanks to all for your input on this subject.  Although I have enjoyed the OBC on past cruises I have to admit that each time I deal with CruCon it appears I am dealing with a different agent. 
    I will take a serious look at MEI for this and future bookings.  Again, I appreciate this forum and your input.
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    michelle reacted to Pooch in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    And if my wonderful MEI agent, Emily H, is on here, PLEASE do not give up any of your well deserved and no doubt too small commission for me or my brother.  Just having you in our corner had been reward enough!!!
    Gail Dumoulin
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    michelle reacted to stevendom57 in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Travel agents have really suffered in the last year. How many people have traveled since Mar 2020? I know I have seldom left my house, much less my country. I don't expect to get much in the way of bonus OBCs from my TA for a while. Anything I do get will be a surprise and much appreciated, because I realize the sacrifice my TA made to give me that.
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    michelle reacted to Ampurp85 in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    Using a TA is all about piece of mind, at least imho. I know as humans we always want to get the best deal. If you are paying a premium for this service, then I can understand expecting some extra perks like OBC but 10% of cruise fare seems high. I use MEI and my agent has been wonderful and not at all annoying. Some TA's insist on sending you advertisements daily for whatever they are selling at the moment.
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    michelle reacted to Sharla in On Board Credits from Travel Agencies   
    This is a practice known as "rebating". Rebating is when an agency cuts their agent's commission and passes the savings on to the customer.
    I believe you'll find that while you may get money back or OBC, you will not get a high level of service. 
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