Is the promotional cruise offered at the Pro-Consumer presentation free? This is a question that is frequently asked, and we are here to address any confusion associated with this topic.
Good afternoon Pro-Consumer members & guests. When individuals are invited to our presentation, they are offered a cruise certificate upon completion. PassToParadise is the fulfilling promotional company, and they are working in conjunction with us to offer a complimentary, not “free”, cruise.
So why do people keep mentioning a “free cruise”?
The reason why is simply because people are coming to their own conclusions without proper research. PassToParadise unable to offer a “free cruise”, because EVERY person taking the cruise MUST pay taxes and port fees to the cruise line (legal requirement). Essentially, it’s as close to free as it gets.
What is this “cruise voucher” worth?
The cruise certificate is generally used on inside or outside cabins with a maximum gross value of $1000 to $1,200, so anything over that in peak/holiday season, you would want to anticipate paying out of pocket. Other charges which may occur are cabin upgrades, taxes, tips, insurance, transfers and excursions. To get a feel for the taxes and possible upgrades visit www.Cruise.com, or any reputable retailer.
Lastly, here are two people who had positive experiences recently with PassToParadise:
29 Nov 2011
My wife and I received the same card about 4 months ago here in Myrtle Beach SC.We attended a presentation at a local Hotel .They said it would take 45 minutes but it was more like an hour and ten.But anyway at the end my wife really liked it and wanted to join their “club” so against my better judgement we did .I have been pleasantly surprised ! We purchased a new bedroom set that we saved over $2300 on .We booked an Alaskan Cruise that we are gonna save $ 1800 on .And We just finished taking the “free cruise” we got for going there .The “club” Pro-Consumer is Awesome however the “free cruise” is a little low end .We had the chance to upgrade at a small cost and wish we had’ve but all in all even if we had’nt joined it was still well worth the hour of my time for the cruise .A lot of these things are scams just wanted to let everyone know fortunately for us this one is legit.
13 Jan 2012
I think most of you people need to realize that everyone isn’t always trying to rip you off. I’ve done this “free” cruise before. The word here is persistant, and that’s what you have to be. Just keep at it and it will finally go through. I had to change my dates 3 times and then of course wait for them to reply. It did take me over a year to go on the cruise (they extended the time for me when I requested it), I had to pay all port charges and taxes as I was told. I didn’t do an upgrade, which is where they sometimes get you. All in all, for a first cruise, pretty damn good deal. Bottom line you save about 50% off any deal you’d get on the internet. That you have to decide is worth it to you.
This post was created to help clarify cruise details to people searching “Pro-Consumer Free Cruise”, and we hope that in the future this misunderstanding will be clear to all inquirers.