I have purchased airfare for my daughter, teenage granddaughters and myself to visit Athens and then cruise the Greek Islands for four days, vacation to begin on March 31st. Now, I hear the two biggest ships of Royal Olympic's fleet have been impounded for financial difficulties. Most recently (Jan. 9th, 2004) I saw on the web that The Triton, our choice of ships, had been detained for similar reasons. Royal Olympic says there is "no problem" and we should proceed to pay for our booking by Feb. 6th. I am worried that it will be difficult to obtain a refund if Royal Olympic folds. Is anyone familiar with this situation? Any insight would be helpful.
I would be worried too. The money is safer in your hands than theirs. If they go bankrupt like Olympia Explorer and Olympic Voyager you may have a tough time getting your money back, and probably not before it's too late to book something else.