The lovely Mrs. Jones and I sat through one of these presentations, only to find out that, as noted above, we had to send in a fair amount of cash, up front, and then give them three dates that we could sail, and then wait,,,,,,and wait,,,,,,and wait. Bottom line is that we never did get the "free cruise", that would have cost us almost as much, as it would have, if we had booked direct. When they gave me the figures for "port charges, and taxes", it was WAY more than the cruise lines normally charge. When I questioned the amount,,,I was told that there was nothing they could do about it,,that was just what it was. Bottom line, RUN, don't walk away. Go book your cruise, and forget about it.