Fly Free to Your Cruise…for Life???

Our son was telling us the other day that when people use capital letters on the Internet, it means they're shouting.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

This comes to mind because of an ebook we heard about which "teaches you how to save money on any  cruise."

Hmmm…stay out of the casino?

It's a discounts book written by somebody who worked in the cruise industry for 15 years, as a cruise director. In it he reveals "insider secrets that will save you thousands of dollars every time you cruise."

Hmmm…some cruises don't cost thousands of dollars.

The book has the "cruise industry trembling at the knees" and the author claims he was forced to quit because he "no longer wanted to trick passengers into spend (sic) obscene amounts of money."

Hmmm…fired, perhaps?

He promises readers will be SHOCKED AND SPEECHLESS at how much they've been "misled, overcharged and…deceived" by cruise lines.

Hmmm…it's that capital letters thing.

He also promises he can show people how to get free upgrades, free bonus gifts, free cruises and even free airfare for life.

Hmmm…aren't "gifts" always free?

It was an intriguing (and public relations) dispatch, and maybe it has some merit. To us, it sounded a bit too much like HOW YOU CAN EARN $100,000 SITTING ON YOUR COUCH so, as you may have guessed by now, we took a pass on spending $37 on an ebook.

If you feel otherwise, post a comment and we'll send you a link so you can read through the 17 computer screens of information.

But don't say we didn't warn you about the caps.


Windstar Wind Surf
7 nights
May 28, 2013
Nice, Monte Carlo, Calvi, Cannes, Portofino, Portevenere, Portoferraio, Rome
Oceanview: $2,799
Cost per day: $399
www.windstarcruises.com

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2 Responses
  1. Tracy Lowney says:

    I believe you can always pick up a few good tips from any guide book, although I doubt I will be too shocked.

  2. James Connolly says:

    I have been cruisiforng since 1969 (P & O cruise ex Sydney, Australia), also worked on cruise ships for a few years. Have seen prices exculate from 10c a soda and 50c a beer. Recently I. have given up drinking onboard except wine at dinner, a bottle last a couple of days, instead drink ashore from $1.00 a beer at a pierside bar. Would love to read more about saving money.

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