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I love Beth Dickerson with MEI. She helped me plan my 12 night southern Caribbean that Covid cancelled😭, my upcoming 7night Alaskan and my 50th birthday celebration cruise in April 2023! She's amazing but I must say I hear that of all of the Mei people. I don't think you can really go wrong. 

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On 8/7/2022 at 12:50 PM, smokeybandit said:

"Matt's Travel Agent" sounds like the title of some Kevin Smith movie.

OFF TOPIC: I got overpriced tickets for Clerks III with a Q&A with Kevin Smith in NYC at the Beacon Theater on September 9th!  

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I used to use someone at cruise.com and recently switched to Michelle at MEI (she's great!).  The difference is that the big boys may give some discounts (due to group rates) and throw in gratuities.  But their service sucks! (it was always tough for me to reach them).  MEI is a bit smaller and doesn't give the perks of the big boys but their service is fantastic.

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1 hour ago, Jamesszy94 said:

Does anyone know if MEI caters to people who live in Australia?.... I wanted to use Harr Travel but they don't cater to people in Australia....yet. 

Yes.  MEI is one of the few US Travel Agencies who have overseas authorization.  The only catch is you must purchase using US$$

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4 hours ago, baltodave said:

MEI is a bit smaller and doesn't give the perks

The biggest perk I've gotten is saving thousands of dollars over multiple cruises due to the diligence of the MEI agents (yay @michelle). The onboard credit and such are nice, but at the end of the day, I want someone who can be reached quickly, can solve the problems encountered, coordinate between me and family members booking other cabins, and basically just make the entire experience better. I never had good luck with TAs before, since I usually spend hours looking for exactly the cruise I want, the cabin I want, etc. and often found myself more knowledgeable than the local TAs (in Colorado). But I find handing it over to an MEI TA makes for a wonderful experience because they give advice on things I didn't know or missed, watch for the better deals, and can get me repriced, etc. Definitely worth giving up a couple hundred dollars of an onboard credit gimmick for lesser service.

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On 8/5/2022 at 5:42 PM, AshleyDillo said:

MEI Travel is the sponsor of this blog. If you visit the main RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com website you can fill out a form on the right side of the main page to have an agent assigned to you. No charge and no obligation to use them, but I've had great experiences with them!

When I first found this blog, I did sign up for MEI. I haven't been impressed. The first agent that responded to me, responded ONCE, after I first signed up. She wanted to know my specifics. Then, she never responded again. I sent her 4 emails. 

I ended up booking my next cruise myself, on Royal Caribbean. I hope it goes well. 

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The first time I cruised I used AAA and ended up pretty much doing everything myself.  After joining the site here, I decided to try Mei and @Sharla has been amazing.  She has repriced my cruise when the price dropped without me asking, helped me with covid Disney trips, and when we had a family emergency and had to fly home from Paris, she was there in my worst hour to help.  I could book my own trips, but why bother when she makes the experience better!  And now she's helping my daughter with her honeymoon cruise!  Jane

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