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#1
dallas tx
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Joined Apr 2008
Has anyone received an offer for a complimentary cruise from Carnival? Was there some kind of catch?
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#2
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Originally posted by travelingran
Has anyone received an offer for a complimentary cruise from Carnival? Was there some kind of catch?
Was it a postcard thing? A while back some were circulating around and NOT from CCL. Yes there is most certainly a likely catch...
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If it sounds to go to be true, it usually is
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#6
Massachusetts
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Most likely has some sort of a catch to it.. not many things in life come for free anymore.
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#7
Charleston, SC
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Got one went straight in the shredder
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#9
Charleston, SC
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by golfadj
Guess it did not pass go and collect $ 200 either.
Nope but it would have been nice just to go around the board once
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#11
Georgia
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Joined Nov 2007
I got 1 in the mail Tuesday. The catch was I had to listen to a real estate presentation for 90 minutes for property at the beach in S.C.
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#12
Odessa, TX
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Joined Oct 2007
Originally posted by golfadj
Wonder how many sucks will think they will really get a free cruise and fall for this crap?
I have a friend who got one and she told me they had to sit thru a 45 minute seminar.
She SAYS they got a 7 day cruise in JUNE on the Conquest in a SUITE.
Sorry, but I am very doubtful that this info is correct.
#1, a free cruise is NOT gonna be in a Suite
#2 a free cruise is NOT gonna be given to you in JUNE.
#3, NOTHING but NOTHING is FREE.

I got one too and mine also went into the circular file.
I hope my friends enjoy their FREE cruise in JUNE on the Conquest.
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#13
SC
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Joined Jan 2006
If I remember that last card we received, it said "oceanview suite".
The fine print also mentions paying all port charges and taxes which people forget includes federal taxes on the full brochure price
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#14
Connecticut
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Joined Apr 2006
Be wary, someone in our group did win a free cruise on the raffle on the Liberty on the 4/16 sailing though!
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#15
Central Florida
6,853 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
I too, received one of the postcards. Since it had the BIG Carnival LOGO on it, I thought, at first, that it was ligit. I called Carnival, and they didn't have any idea about the card. I then researched it here, and immediately threw it in the round file. Thanks CC, for saving me the aggravation of this scam!

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#16
550 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
My DD and her BF got the same postcard...when she asked me about it I advised her to file in her special file cabinet that chews up those important papers she files there.
Keep in mind folks that those "companies" that use this type of sales techniques aren't going to have any problem selling any info you give them.
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#17
Daytona Beach
4,849 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
SCAM! The one I got had very, very fine print that said "not affiliated with Carnival Cruise Lines" although it had a picture of a CCL Ship on it.
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#18
marrero
356 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by jimbo5544
Be wary, someone in our group did win a free cruise on the raffle on the Liberty on the 4/16 sailing though!

the cruises that you win on the raffle while on board are through carnival and are legit. I am going on my second free cruise in two days on the triumph. That post card is a scam, it's for a vacation club pitch. Throw it away.
#19
Arizona
17 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Originally posted by travelingran
Has anyone received an offer for a complimentary cruise from Carnival? Was there some kind of catch?

Just got one yesterday and tossed it...looks like its from Carnival but I doubt it as mine had US Airways logo on it as well.
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#20
29,351 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Coincidentally I received the offer earlier this week. Sounds like a wonderful cruise leaving from Seattle and going to St Thomas all on an 8 day cruise.

Even a picture of a Carnival ship without a name on the front of it.

How can you possibly pass this up?

Easily. It went right into my shredder