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« on: May 09, 2016, 11:29:49 AM »

"ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - She was a travel agent, promising the vacations of a lifetime, but Janet Bender left her clients with worthless cruise vouchers and empty pockets.

Now, she faces charges related to defrauding nine customers."

"CruiseOne, which operates out of Fort Lauderdale, said Bender was an associate at an "independent location."

"CruiseOne is a travel franchise that has been in business for more than 20 years and each location is independently owned and operated. Janet Bender was an Associate of one of these independent locations."

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/138493940-story

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 04:02:05 PM »

That's what you should always pay for a cruise using a credit card. Some years back a friend booked a cruise with Regency cruises & it went bankrupt and he had paid with a check. He did get back around 80-90 % of his money but it took over a year.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 04:16:02 PM »

Well, I hope she had fun while it lasted; she should get an extended stay at a correctional facility. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 11:50:55 AM »



Years ago we booked a cruise for our son & his wife on Regency Cruises, as you say they went bankrupt & having paid by credit card, we did receive every penny back & quickly also.  However prior to that we enjoyed a few Regency cruises, one of which was the Regent Sun & enjoyed them very much...   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 12:27:56 PM »



Years ago we booked a cruise for our son & his wife on Regency Cruises, as you say they went bankrupt & having paid by credit card, we did receive every penny back & quickly also.  However prior to that we enjoyed a few Regency cruises, one of which was the Regent Sun & enjoyed them very much...   Grin

Funny you should say that. It was the one cruise that made us swear off Regency for life.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 04:02:36 PM »


Certainly Regency Cruises were not very new ships & I am talking about the 1980's when we were just beginning our many cruising years.  No comparison to today's ships (thank goodness)...  In those early years we were on ships where the elevators at one end of the ship went from top to middle of the ship... then walk to the other end of the ship to go from middle to lower section of the ship... to name one was the Queen E 2...  Most of today's ships are so much more enjoyable...  Wink...  Of course prices were really great then... A one week cruise to the Caribbean in Feb. 1984 on Costa's "Carla C"  cost us $799.00 each??     
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 08:08:44 PM »

We did 1 cruise on the Costa Riveria and that was enough for us.
I guess that's why we switched to mostly RCI, Celebrity... and of course mainly Princess for the past 12 years.
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