I got a call during work from Imperial Majesty Cruise Line, offering me a free cruise to the Bahamas for completing a short survey. I completed the survey and was told I was going to be contacted again by a live representative, which happened a week or so later.
The salesperson, Elliot, was very nice and friendly, and described the cruise. It sounded lovely, I would be on a 2 day cruise going to Nassau, Bahamas, as well as a 2 night stay in a Fort Lauderdale Ramada "4 Diamond" (?!) hotel as well as a 2 night stay in an Orlando Hotel. Food was to be complimentary, as well as a week of rental car service. All I had to pay was the taxes, which I had to do right then. I foolishly agreed, and gave them my credit card number, and was charged $597.
I was excited, but felt a little nervous, the whole "too good to be true" bell was ringing in my head. I belatedly decided to look them up, and lo and behold, I stumbled across this website.
After reading all the horrible reports on both the cruise and the attitude upon refund requests, I was almost scared to call the customer service line. I am glad I did however, because even though they put me on hold for several minutes and transferred me around a little bit, it was actually pretty easy to get the whole thing cancelled. I booked the trip on August 13, and canceled it today, on August 15, so it is possible that the promptness of the cancellation aided the ease, but whatever the reason, it was much easier than I thought it would be.
I am also going to send a letter by way of some sort of recorded delivery service to hopefully absolutely insure my refund. I'll update this as soon as this happens!
White Plains, New York