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Q&A: Free Cruise from phone survey? Scam?

Question by Selma: Free Cruise from phone survey? Scam?
I was called from (503) 468-5198 and was given a three question survey and was connected to a travel rep. I was offered a free cruise from them, but had to pay discounted port fees of $ 118. Its supposed to be free minus tips/alcohol/and gambling. I have 18 months to schedule it. Is this a scam? Anyone done this before? I received this email from them.

Caribbean Cruise Line Logo

Welcome to Caribbean Cruise Line, The Exclusive Cruise Line of the Port of Palm Beach, and an Official Cruise Line of Grand Bahama Island.

Your cruise experience is certain to be special aboard our fun-filled Bahamas Celebration, which was selected as the “Best Bahamas Getaway Cruise in 2011” by Porthole Magazine, one of the world’s leading cruise travel magazines. You qualify for our cruise by being one of the first 500 people in your area to take advantage of our national promotion. Congratulations!

Your significantly discounted “Cruise and Resort Stay” vacation package features the perfect balance of extraordinary destinations, outstanding service and genuine hospitality! By combining a two night Caribbean Cruise, fabulous destinations in sun-kissed Florida and the tropical Bahamas, and featuring some of the most trusted names in travel – we have created your “one call does it all” Dream Vacation for you!
YOUR VACATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

YOUR 2 NIGHT CRUISE:
o 2 Night Cruise for two aboard the Bahamas Celebration to Grand Bahama Island, with all your meals, entertainment and activities included onboard.
o $ 50.00 in Casino Match Play valid aboard ship in the Wynmore Casino.

PACKAGE PRICING:
o Your total package cost is only $ 59 per person for the 1st and 2nd passengers, based on double occupancy.

o If you wish to add a 3rd and 4th Cruise Passenger in the same cabin, additional costs are only:
+ ages 12 and under $ 99
+ ages 13 and over $ 129
o The 3rd & 4th travelers in All Florida Hotels stay absolutely Free of charge*

About our Cruise Line:

Caribbean Cruise Line is proud to announce our flagship the Bahamas Celebration, and it’s selection by the Chief Editor of the prestigious Porthole Magazine as the “Best Bahamas Getaway Cruise in 2011”!

Caribbean Cruise Line is the Exclusive Cruise Line of the Port of Palm Beach; and has been called the Port’s “Crown Jewel” by the Port’s Executive Director Manny Almira.
Check out these videos of past travelers

Click this To View Bahamas Celebration Video

Our flagship, the Bahamas Celebration, conveniently departs from the Port of Palm Beach in South Florida at 5:30 P.M. (EST), and travels round trip to Grand Bahama Island – widely regarded as “The Jewel of the Bahamas.” This tropical island paradise is known for its unspoiled powder-white beaches, crystal clear blue waters and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s also home to our luxurious resort destinations.

Our luxury mid-size cruise ship boasts 500 well-appointed cabins, allowing us to travel up to 1,500 passengers comfortably. Cabin décor is modern and comfortable. With 24-hour room service available, and an emphasis on service throughout the ship, the Bahamas Celebration offers our travelers a memorable onboard cruise experience.

For more information visit us at www.2012getaway.com

Sincerely,

Robert Mitchell
President

Caribbean Cruise Line
Port of Palm Beach
301 Broadway STE 101B
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Customer Care: Toll Free 1-800-221-8200,
Monday – Friday 9 AM till 10 PM

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Answer by Ray
I was offered a free cruise to attend a presentation for Global Discovery Vacations. I went to the presentation and ended up joining Global. During the “closing” they offered to “buy back” my free cruise for Global perks. They told me it was a 3 day cruise and I had to pay taxes and port fees. They offered to buy it back to save them the cost and I was offered some nice perks. I could have taken the cruise at any time without buying a thing during my “presentation”. I live in Orlando and I know “free cruises” are pretty common, but nothing is really free. Check out the nice 7 days cruises at expedia.

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Free Bahama Getaway vacation…ligit or scam?

Question by Tomcat: Free Bahama Getaway vacation…ligit or scam?
I was in Madeira Beach, FL this past week and filled out a little slip to enter my name for a free Bahama Cruise/hotel stay for two. I got a phone call from a girl in the restaurant stating I had won. So she gave me the number to the travel agency called “Bahama Getaways”, which is located in St. Petersburg, and I talked to one of the receptionists there and questioned her about the whole thing, and she claims it’s ligit, and that there are, of course, taxes for the trip that will have to be paid, and that they will send me a package in the mail to explain the trip in further detail.

The cruise ship is the Discovery and the hotel in the Belle Channel Inn on Grand Bahama Island. The trip can be vouchered out anytime in the next 18 months. She said her boss puts on this promotion because he lives there and wants to bring people into the area so they come back again, and that he is a nice Irish man. Is anyone familiar with this company, or has anyone actually gone on this trip? Any advice would be appreciated!!

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Answer by TrksR4Kids
Yeah I just got that same call today but after reading about other people’s experiences, im quite skeptical. That being the case, I would also love to know the answer to that!

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5th avenue vacations is it a scam?

Question by : 5th avenue vacations is it a scam?
Hello I recently filled out a card at Laos Charo’s mexican restaurant for a Bahamas vacation and received a call from 5th Avenue Vacations. They informed me that I had won a 1st option 3 day 4 night Bahama vacation cruise on Discovery cruise line leaving out of FT. Lauder dale FLorida 6-7 hr Cruise and a hotel stay at Bell Channel Inn hotel in Grand Bahamas with a 2nd option of a 4 day 5night stay everything on the cruise all inclusive,. This package is for myself and a partner. Price being 69.99 admin. fee and 20.00 booking fee for each of us, and first fee of 89.99 paid by Aug. 9th 2010 and the second payment within 30 days. As well as a 18 months grace period to go on the trip. WOWWWWW. right I know. well I have always been a skeptic of things like this that’s why it was actually my sister who filled out the form for me, go figure… Well anyway someone PLEASSSSSSE TELL ME WHAT IM GETTING MYSELF INTO IS THIS A SCAM?
Sorry I forgot to add that the first thing out of their mouth was that this is not a timeshare promotion.

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Answer by Chris
These types of things are usually a company trying to sell you time share accommodations.

They offer you an irresistible vacation package with the condition that you attend their seminar.

At the seminar they present their sales pitch to purchase their time share accommodations.

And sometimes they are very forceful and persuasive.

If it is truly a prize that you won, there are never strings attached. You never need to pay anything to get your prize.

Good luck

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Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?

Question by : Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?
By: April Okay, so I get a telephone call from a 561-424-0845. I answer it and it is a recording telling me that if I take a quick political survey I will win a free cruise with the Caribbean Cruise line. Of course, I assume it is a scam, but decide to take it anyway to see what it’s all about. So I answer a few quick questions and then I am sent directly to a CCL travel agent. He answers, gives me his name and ID number (Anthony, 2827). I tell him it all sounded like a scam and it is hard to believe this is a real deal. He chuckled and assured me it was real and that once a year the company allocates a certain number of cruises/cabins, for free to people for advertising reasons. He says the first year they tried it they had a huge response and have been doing it every year since. So he explained the wonderful experience that was in store for me and up to three more people, letting me know it is a 2 night cruise to the Bahamas, he detailed on the port (the Grand Bahamas Island) and all the activities that were there to enjoy. And on the cruise with all meals included, the only thing we would have to pay for is alcoholic beverages and gratuity. I asked if I could think about it and talk it over with my boyfriend first and get back with him, and he told me this was a limited offer that wouldn’t be available later. And that if I wanted to take advantage of it I would have to go ahead and reserve my place and any others coming with me right then and in order to reserve it I would just have to pay a $ 59.00 port fee per person. After I reserve the offer, it is good for 18 months from today and I can use it anytime besides holidays. The ships name is the Bahama Celebration and we would ship out from Palm Beach South Florida. I dont have enough space to finish my story, but to end it, I paid $ 118 for port fees and after they took my money I couldnt get access to any of my info and reservations. This company is not backed by the BBB and has a D+ rating. They steal your money

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Answer by oxskittlefreekxo
Anytime you’re told something is free, then you’re asked to spend money and are told you can’t have time to think about it, it’s usually a scam.

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Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?

Question by : Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?
By: April Okay, so I get a telephone call from a 561-424-0845. I answer it and it is a recording telling me that if I take a quick political survey I will win a free cruise with the Caribbean Cruise line. Of course, I assume it is a scam, but decide to take it anyway to see what it’s all about. So I answer a few quick questions and then I am sent directly to a CCL travel agent. He answers, gives me his name and ID number (Anthony, 2827). I tell him it all sounded like a scam and it is hard to believe this is a real deal. He chuckled and assured me it was real and that once a year the company allocates a certain number of cruises/cabins, for free to people for advertising reasons. He says the first year they tried it they had a huge response and have been doing it every year since. So he explained the wonderful experience that was in store for me and up to three more people, letting me know it is a 2 night cruise to the Bahamas, he detailed on the port (the Grand Bahamas Island) and all the activities that were there to enjoy. And on the cruise with all meals included, the only thing we would have to pay for is alcoholic beverages and gratuity. I asked if I could think about it and talk it over with my boyfriend first and get back with him, and he told me this was a limited offer that wouldn’t be available later. And that if I wanted to take advantage of it I would have to go ahead and reserve my place and any others coming with me right then and in order to reserve it I would just have to pay a $ 59.00 port fee per person. After I reserve the offer, it is good for 18 months from today and I can use it anytime besides holidays. The ships name is the Bahama Celebration and we would ship out from Palm Beach South Florida. I dont have enough space to finish my story, but to end it, I paid $ 118 for port fees and after they took my money I couldnt get access to any of my info and reservations. This company is not backed by the BBB and has a D+ rating. They steal your money

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Answer by ☼
In my opinion, otherwise mentally competent people who fall victim to scams as obvious as this one deserve it. Sorry.

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