Report: #985599

Complaint Review: Fine Wine and Dine

  • Submitted: Fri, December 21, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 21, 2012
  • Reported By: Pam — Destin Florida United States of America
  • Fine Wine and Dine
    2960 Pharr Ct. South, Suite 8 S, Atlanta, GA 30305
    United States of America

Fine Wine and Dine Fine Wine and Dine = NO CRUISE, NO WINE, NO MONEY BACK! Internet

*Author of original report: No Cruise, No Wine, No Money Back

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My husband and I specifically booked the Merry Edwards Mediterranean Windstar Cruise for June 2013 through in late August 2012.  We paid 2 deposits totaling $7,266.00 with a final payment due January 1, 2013.  We were notified by the owner, Jonathan Baltuch on Dec. 19th that the cruise has been cancelled by Fine Wine and Dine  They notified us by email and immediately closed their office for the holidays and won't be taking any calls until Dec. 26th.  They're offering NO refunds and asked us to file for trip insurance.  Trip insurance does not cover default as a reason for refunding. Those of us who didn't purchase trip insurance were told would notify us in 2013 of our options on other cruises.  

What a Ripoff!!!  We have spoken with Windstar and Merry Edwards Winery.  According to Windstar they canceled the cruise with on November 17, 2012 due to a breach of contract and it has taken over a month to notify us.  Merry Edwards Winery found out about the cancellation the day before we did while talking to Windstar.  All deposits went directly to so Windstar and Merry Edwards have received no compensation.

Interestingly enough the cruise is still offered on the website and one of the couples traveling with us just booked this cruise 2 weeks ago.  There are over 100 of us which are out over $700,000.00 if we don't get refunded.  Needless to say we will proceed with legal action if necessary.    
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#1 Author of original report No Cruise, No Wine, No Money Back

AUTHOR: Pam - (United States of America)

Okay, we're so upset we got the name wrong!  It's! (not  Either way it's a Ripoff!!!  Beware!!!

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