Originally Posted by lorsin
I have just been told by a friend of a friend, that american travel agents are not allowed to sell too other countries? or at least not in the cruise area, anyone help me with that, have found an Aussie based company who can get me the cruise I want, but $265 Aust more, although to feel more comfortable about booking, may have to go with it! they also can up grade me to Balcony cabin for a couple of hundred more! So; lorsin's dream cruise would be as full on as I really want. What do others think?
First, don't listen to friends - often times, they get bad information, as is the case with your friend.
U.S. travel agents can sell to foreigners for certain cruise lines - not all, but most. I'm located in Washington, DC and actually have a large group of Australians booked on Carnival cruise because we got them a better rate than they would have gotten had they booked it locally. So it really does depend on the cruise line and, as we all know, not all cruise lines are created equal.
Also, if space is available, then any agent can sell it. The only time that would not be true is if the agent has some group space and has not sold all the cabins.