I just received a call from a company called 'Holiday Cruise Lines' that pitched the same exact story with registration frees of only /person. I let the rep at GBC go through her whole spiel and then lambasted her company for calling no-call numbers.
Once mentioned I would be traveling on the MS Grand celebration, I googled it on my computer mid-conversation and ran across this article. She told me I would not be called unless I had answered of filled out some questions. Then of course, like I suspected, it's a bunch of crap! 3 days 2 night cruise on teh Grand Celebration per person for port charges and taxes. Get a burner card, and give away 8, not a bad way to get a 'free' cruise.
But little did the scammer know, I found this thread of complaints https:// confirmed my suspicions. Check out the new advertisement on local TV of Paradise Bahamas Cruise Line with their "new" Grand Celebration..woman in the ad says that she is the luckiest woman...because she sailed with the "new" GC...although the vessel had NEVER done a day of a cruise for that "new" company.... When I asked him about it he went on to tell me how lucky I am to have received the call and they are losing money by giving away these cruises.I have been posting comments on here a couple times about this company in regards to our honeymoon disaster with them back in November (they never called to tell us the boat was broken) We were treated terribly by them. I put in his website and also googled the grand celebration. I asked him if I could call him back after speaking to my husband this afternoon.He told me he only worked until pm and would call me back. I said why would I go to a site you are telling me about. I could find nothing on Grand Bahamas Cruise line, though they both reassured me that they found lots of sites through Google. " Why yes, Googling is such a difficult process..could my two little hands complete such a challenging chore?Once I saw all the sites dedicated to the Free Cruise Scam I firmly said I would not be taking advantage of this incredible offer.I never initiated a first call, so how could I do that. The rep said he was calling me in regards to my request online. Told the rep that I didnt have my credit card with me... Almost went through with it when I found no less than 5 webpages devoted to scams of this company dating back to 2010. These people are working hard to separate you from the money you earned in sweat. Let's put a stop to this emotionally damaging practice, and put these people behind bars.
I've never in my life seen anything about this cruise line. With ID Theft at an all time high why would anyone give their credit card info to someone they didnt contact?? On a positive note, 30% of the passengers on the ship actually did come from the scam, only paying the port taxes. They are thieves, and deserve to be treated as such.
Thought I was paying for a trip to Orlando Florida to take my son to see Mickey Mouse and when I got ready to go, all hell broke loose. When I got ready to go on the trip, I contact these Plaza Resort people and was told the money I paid was simply a deposit and I had to pay nearly 0 more for the rest of the trip. All the while letting me believe my trip was paid in full.
So here I had a round trip plane tickets to Orlando and no place to stay, no tickets for amusement parks.
I have a feeling this wll go no where However our ordeal also involved some discrepencis with an airline, and I received an email from ABC news interested in our story, so I also included our experience with Bahamas Celebration.. I asked a couple questions and they transferred me to a supervisor. He said it wouldn't be fair to other people that have to pay immediately. You who were scammed out of money need to go to your local news station to get the story out. I received a call telling me I was selected to receive a free cruise on the grand celebration from the Grand Bahama Cruise Line. I called this number from my land line; and as suspected turned out to be a swoosh number.
I hope to hear back soon, and hope they will air a story about it.should NOT be able to get away with treating paying customers this way! He told me 8 isn't much and I should just pay it. At AM, I received another cell phone call from 1-347-491-4963.
It took a few repeated "No thank you'" before they let me go.