Complaint Review: Fine Food and Wine Cruise.com
Fine Food and Wine Cruise.com Jonathan Baltuch Took deposits from me and over 100 others totaling over $700,000; canceled the cruise; and has made no effort to return our money. Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Baltuch's email indicated that we should file a claim against the trip insurance we were all encouraged to purchase (the price of which had been quoted and scheduled for payment as part of the first deposit installment) to determine what coverage would be provided by the carrier. Other than conveying that the cancellation was due to a contract dispute between Mr. Baltuch and Windstar, his email showed no concern for the refunding of our substantial deposits already paid.
In attempting to secure the return of my money, I have contacted my credit card company, American Express, which is seeking to be helpful but is unlikely to provide any recovery of funds since the payments are already outside of their 60 day claims window. Further, I have spoken with Travel Guard, the trip insurance carrier, and they claim no coverage for contract disputes. A fact likely known to Mr. Baltuch all the time. Is this fraud on the part of Mr. Baltuch? While I make no allegation of such, given that he is responding to neither our emails or phone calls, it certainly doesn't look or feel honest and above board.
Mr. Baltuch, please return our money as we have received neither goods nor services in consideration and you have not, in anyway discernable to us, earned it.
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