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#1
Cinci
995 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
i received a letter in the mail with the Norweigian logo on the top indicating that as part of a Grand Opening in my area, I was slated for a free 7 day, 6 night cruise, and if I called within 72 hours, I would also get 2 free airline tickets.

On the bottom of the backside of the letter in small print indicates that this promotion is not sponsored by NCL but they are a major supplier, and that I would be responsible for any deposits, port charges, taxes and/or fees.

Anybody else get this? Sounds like a scam to me.
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#3
1,092 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
I had received one also~~beware!!!!!!
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#4
orth Carolina
211 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Don't phone...it's a scam. I think the phone number is connected to the scam, it gets re routed somehow and you end up with a hefty phone bill.
#6
Mexico - Colorado
602 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
As uncle Martin used to say in his West Texas drawl......"Son, if it's free, you run from it." No better advise has ever been said to me.
#7
Cleveland, Ohio
1,287 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Threads like this appear here every 3 months or so. yes it is a scam. Enough said.
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#8
San Diego, CA
221 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Don't know about this one in particular, but my friends did a timeshare presentation last year and got a free Carnival cruise out of it... and it was legit. Didn't seem like it either, but they did market it as such (obviously the only reason why they went), and we all went paying only taxes/port fees.
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NCL: Sun (2006), Jewel (2007), Pearl (2012), Epic (2013)
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Royal Caribbean: Serenade of the Seas (2010)
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#9
New Hampshire
369 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by tweakes
Don't know about this one in particular, but my friends did a timeshare presentation last year and got a free Carnival cruise out of it... and it was legit. Didn't seem like it either, but they did market it as such (obviously the only reason why they went), and we all went paying only taxes/port fees.
My friend almost went on this cruise. It was Carnival Celebrity. We checked out CC and read some pretty bad things about the terrible service and the teeny tiny rooms. Some people had to sit through hours of timeshare sales pitch before they could get their vouchers. Then they had to drive to the terminal to receive their vouchers which was quite a ways away. To top it off the BBB gave this company (not Carnival) an "F" as a result of all the complaints. My friend decided not to go.
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#10
San Diego, CA
221 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
We were on the Carnival Splendor. The customer service with booking the cabin was terrible, but for a free cruise it wasn't that bad. The problem was that they had to mail in the voucher with three dates in order of priority they wanted and then the cruise would be booked a little over a month before the sailing ... wasn't a problem for us since we drove. They booked them in an interior, but after that we called in and added me as a 3rd guest and upgraded to a balcony without any problems. Again, I would have complained about the service if it were a regular priced cruise, but it was cheap and worth it... and I'm not even counting the fact that I won $7,500 in the casino :-).
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NCL: Sun (2006), Jewel (2007), Pearl (2012), Epic (2013)
Carnival: Elation (2009), Valor (2011), Splendor (2012), Imagination (2014)
Royal Caribbean: Serenade of the Seas (2010)
Princess: Island Princess (2014)
Celebrity: Celebrity Summit (2014)