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Everyone views a cruise as the ultimate vacation and most people think that taking a cruise is very expensive. If you have any experience making reservations and bookings then it is possible that you can make a great second income operating as a cruise line specialist. Many people want to book a cruise and have no idea how to go about it. This is where you can come in and get either free cruises or a commission on the sales you make.

You can either go about finding potential clients casually or aggressively. You can put postings up looking for groups interested in cruises or you can speak to potential groups directly. For example, if you know a large family that may want a family reunion to be a vacation they may be an excellent client for you. Or perhaps you know a local church group or other civic group that may enjoy taking a cruise. If you do then you may consider speaking to them about your ability to help them.

Depending on the size of the group you book for, a cruise line may offer you heavily discounted rooms or a free room for booking the group's room. Or, they may offer you a commission based on the booking. You will have to pay to get to the cruise ship itself, but may find yourself in a luxurious room on a great cruise for free thanks to a little time spent on the phone.

Booking the reservations is the easy part. You can either book them right online or you can go to a nearby travel agent to book. You will probably find cheaper rates if you go online. The harder work is in finding the group to book for, but with a little determination you will be able to do that as well.

You need to be prepared to put down a deposit on the rooms. Generally the deposit is 25% with the balance due about 75 days before the cruise. You should collect the deposits from the group in advance and then you can put the deposit on your credit card. There are some great deals that you may find if you book less than 75 days out and are willing to risk not finding a cruise. Ships generally do not like to leave port with empty rooms, making nothing on them. They can then offer heavily discounted rooms in order to earn some income rather than none on there rooms. By keeping these things in mind you may be able to take cheap or totally free cruises.

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