We attended one of those a while back. The company that was giving away the SO CALLED FREE CRUISE was SHUT DOWN by the State of Florida for fraud! We didn't know the state shut them down until we received a letter from the State of Florida. We paid a $500.00 deposit and didn't pay any more because we booked the cruise one year out and we would have paid the remainder later on. We tried to get our money refunded by filing through the state of Florida, but the state couldn't locate them...they took off, and we were out $500.00. SO BE CAREFULL! That was the one and only time that we didn't go through our Travel Agent. Also purchase Travel Insurance.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978