While we hear from time to time that a cruise ship has failed to embark from a certain port at a given date it is not as common as some may believe. This normally occurs when some shady travel agency has gone about hiring a cruise ship but has not been able to sell a sufficient number bookings to honour their agreement with the shipping line. If it is simply an entrepreneur running a risk that didn’t come off, the people who did book usually have their money refunded. Money has been lost when a fictional voyage, an outright fraud from the beginning, with no cruise ever intended, extracted money from innocent vacationers. This is a criminal act and severe penalties result.
The safest way to make sure your vacation of a lifetime is honest and aboveboard is to make your bookings through an established and well-known travel agency. Cruises to all parts of the world are available at a remarkably low price if you take into account that your full board and onboard activities are completely paid for, and established travel agencies cater to all kinds of vacationers.
It is imperative that you thoroughly plan your family vacation so that you never have to experience the utter disappointment of not leaving your home port. As the old saying goes, ‘if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is’.
A popular inexpensive cruise in the atlantic region is available with Caribbean Cruises. This is the most sought after destination for many young couples and families escaping the cold northern winters.
There are 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, an ideal fun holiday area for active families where you can enjoy all kinds of activity in bright sunshine and sparkling warm water.