Caller Type: Telemarketer
Phone Number Owner: Caribbean Cruise Line
Phone Number Report: Okay, boys and girls, here's the scoop:
This is NOT Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
This is NOT Carnival Cruise Lines.
It is SORT OF legitimate, if your idea of legitimate includes time-share pitches (some people's does -- I don't judge others).
Caribbean Cruise Line is NOT an actual cruise line, but is a MARKETER FOR TIMESHARES that gives away discounted entry-level cruises on CELEBRATION Cruise Line as a pitch to get people to attend time-share sales.
They have a LOT of websites to direct people to, depending on which offer they're pitching:
and some others - they're pretty much the same.
Celebration Cruise Line IS a cruise line. http://www.bahamascelebration.com/
It owns a SINGLE cruise ship, which is a CONVERTED BALTIC CRUISE FERRY. They really DO sell entry-level cruises, but perhaps 30%-50% of their occupancy is supplied by the time-share marketers.
If you pay ~$300 per person to Celebration, Celebration will take you on a short, entry-level cruise to Grand Bahama Island, which is their only destination.
If you pay $59 per person to Caribbean, your salesperson will attempt to sell you numerous upgrades, and you won't get on the ship unless you collect your tickets from the "Welcome Center" which is one of the various Mind-Numbing 4-Hour Time-Share Sales-Centers in that part of Florida. If you survive that, you'll get your tickets and board Celebration's Cruise ship.
Opinions vary as to whether Celebration and Caribbean are the same company: Celebration says "NO!", while Caribbean says "Yes, we own an $80 million dollar cruise ship"
Complaints run pretty high, because "Caribbean Cruise Line" isn't real explicit about what it really does, and doesn't much like to refund money, even though they operate under Florida law, which requires them to give a refund, if the refund is requested within 30 days of accepting the pitch, or receiving the packet with the details, whichever is later.
IMO, if they were a bit more explicit about what they're actually doing, they'd make far less people panic and try to cancel, and thereby have far fewer complaints.
Bottom line: With some effort, you really can go on an entry-level cruise for $59 per person, (plus airfare, parking, etc., etc., etc., but most you'd have to pay for on a regular cruise anyway). HOWEVER, the difference between flying to Florida, and booking a discount-priced cruise on a big-name line from a port NEAR YOU might very well pay for the the higher-prices cruise on a much-better-known cruise line.
Info in the ship is here: http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=553
Info on the Caribbean Cruise Line offer is here: http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4035