Posted December 27th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Last edited by Jade13; December 27th, 2008 at 06:36 PM
I am reluctant to book on any Russian ship (first hand experiences with Russian business practices leave us skeptical,) and ships that don't allow you to use your credit card for the final payment (leaves you with less protection in the event of a default.)
Any feedback on any of these ships would be most appreciated!
Ok, well, I looked at all those and decided on the Minerva (with A&K, Regent also has dates) because I could pay with a credit card and besides the prices were about the same. And guess what? A week after we made our final payment our TA closed their doors. Fortunately we demanded payment be made directly to the supplier. BUT, what if money went to the TA who was supposed to wire to the supplier AND I wasn't reading cruise critic? Well, I would be out of lots of money as well as our trip. Btw, Regent is the only cruise line/supplier letting CVC clients on their ships without receiving any money once they show they paid the TA....
So, take a look at Minerva. Also, I booked in 2007 but now SilverSeas Prince Albert II and Hurtigrutin's Fram are in the area and both take final payments with credit card.
I won't be going anywhere soon with anyone who only takes Cashier Checks or wired money for payments. I see what can happen.
I just realized this thread is about 1.5 years old and that I responded a long time ago. But my reasoning is still the same.