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Old 09-22-2006, 08:45 AM
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So I recieved this phone call from this guy from Imperial Majesty Cruise lines, he said that I was a winner of a cruise.of course, ill have to fly to ft. lauderdale to do it, which, yeah, if i won sure i have to go to where i won. This is the package he said i won : 4 days 3 nights in Orlando, 3 day 2 nights in Ft Lauderdale. 2 day cruise to Nassau. 2 passes to orlando fl, or $100 gas reimbursement, or a free rental car. I choose one of those. Then there is also a bonus vacation for 3 days 2 nights in Vegas, and a 4 day 3 night stay in puerto viarta in mexico.
And Im all ok, but what is the catch?
I had to pay $498 for a trip i won? Weird. But, if i did this all on my own, im sure it would be thousands of dollars more.

So, is this some kind of scam or something? I'm feeling a little suspicious here...
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:28 AM
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Google the company, call the Better Business Bureau, check it out thoroughly BEFORE doing anything. Best wishes!
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:12 AM
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So I recieved this phone call from this guy from Imperial Majesty Cruise lines, he said that I was a winner of a cruise.of course, ill have to fly to ft. lauderdale to do it, which, yeah, if i won sure i have to go to where i won. This is the package he said i won : 4 days 3 nights in Orlando, 3 day 2 nights in Ft Lauderdale. 2 day cruise to Nassau. 2 passes to orlando fl, or $100 gas reimbursement, or a free rental car. I choose one of those. Then there is also a bonus vacation for 3 days 2 nights in Vegas, and a 4 day 3 night stay in puerto viarta in mexico.
And Im all ok, but what is the catch?
I had to pay $498 for a trip i won? Weird. But, if i did this all on my own, im sure it would be thousands of dollars more.

So, is this some kind of scam or something? I'm feeling a little suspicious here...
Did you give them any infomation about yourself? Credit Card nr. etc?

I can just see that RCCL is warning about "false telephone sellers" who will tell you on phone, that you can have a cruise vacation for free, and that their are using a lot of wellknown cruise company's to make this sounds reasonable.

Call the cruiseline who "called you", and ask them if they have a campaign/competition like this.

Well, if this is "real"; Have a great Cruise!
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:49 AM
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It may be a marketing company but I would check with the BBB & the cruiseline
http://www.imperialmajesty.com/
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:10 PM
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Can I say Time Share tours??? This is one of their typical sales promos, its a numbers game for them, and for every other vacation you supposedly won, I almost guarantee you will have to take a 90 minute Time Share tour for each one of them. How do I know this, been there done that..years ago.

If they left you a phone number call back and ask what the catch is. As far as the Imperail Majesty..a 2 day trip to the Bahamas on this ship is a very in-expensive cruise...cheapest in the Caribbean. I would not call it a win.
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:41 PM
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If you actually had "won" a cruise, the cruise company won't loose a lot of money if they're letting you have a cruise for free, but the weird thing is; If you've never heard of the Cruise Company before, why whould they give you this cruise?
Why, and how do they have your name and your telephone number? What are they actually in charge of?
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As a wise man once said: there ain't no such thing as a free lunch!
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:03 PM
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Sounds like a time share come-on to me.
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It's a time share scam and you will have to pay all the government fees and taxes. They will most likely tell you on the hotels that the "free" category isn't available but for $$$ you can upgrade. Yada Yada Yada. Whenever you get phone calls like this tell them to take you off their list and hang up. If you get them in the mail trash them.
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:51 PM
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As much as I love their ship, Regal Empress, I would not book via this promotion, which several accurately noted is a time share. You can book a two-night cruise directly through Imperial Majesty for far less than $499 without sitting through the time share pitch.

And, I'm sure they did not mention that the ship was built 53 years ago and that many cabins are tiny. As I said, she's a favorite ship of mine, but I'm a liner nut and love her historical charm. But I'd run away from this offer.
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