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    @ The Drunken Clam
    Northport, NY, United States
    joined Nov 2013
    post 26/28
    cruiser #19095
    Lifetime Member
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Yes, very much in business BUT my model is different than yours.

    I don't do E-Commerce bookings (hence no web presence) nor troll other people's websites for customers.


    Adolfo Biagioni
    CLIA Master Cruise Counsellor & Luxury Cruise Specialist
     

    Cow Harbor Cruise

    Northport, NY 11768
    Phone: (631) 664-8338
    Fax: (631) 389-2600

    E-mail: adolfo@CHcruise.com

     

    Jacksonville, FL, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 1/1
    cruiser #28904
    Lifetime Member
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    More like a Ponzi scheme....

    mikekathryn560.jpg
    WA, United States
    joined Apr 2017
    post 9/11
    cruiser #44698
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    You guys are forgetting that you can only use those Cruise Dollars to book cruises with them and they earn commissions from these sales.

    Also you can only use a percentage of your balance for each cruise you book.

    Other companies give you ship board credits up to around a thousand dollars plus TA's and the TA companies make a good commission.  My sister is a TA and does very well with just a few clients.

    Also this is a monthly membership which is only $100 per month.  We're not talking about $1,000 per month or telling people to give them $100,000 and they will instantly give you $200,000 next year.  Now that would be a ponzi.

    For your $100 membership per month you get 200 Cruise Dollars per month.  Now these Cruise Dollars can only be used to book a cruise with inCruises.  Now in your first year you can use 60% of your cruise dollar balance to book any cruise.

    So let's see in 5 months you paid in $500.  That means you would have 1,000 Cruise Dollars in your account.  60% of 1,000 is 600 Cruise Dollars you can use to book a cruise with them.

    If you found a cruise that was under $600 including port charges and taxes you could use your 600 Cruise Dollars to fully pay for that cruise.  Now remember you paid in $500 in membership so it is like getting a $100 savings.

    Now inCruises made the commission on the sale because you booked through them.  It is a very competitive market out there and anything that could make a cruiser loyal to use your service is very smart.  This certainly would make you loyal to use them because of your Cruise Dollars being accumulated with them.

    Also as you pay in they are investing the money and earning from that investment.

    Now for a cruiser this is so nice to be able to accumulate 200 Cruise Dollars per month that is used only for booking a cruise.

    Back up to that example, you now have a balance of 400 Cruise Dollars and you could use 60% of that to book another cruise or reduce the cost of a cruise by $240.  Say this cruise was $1,000 and you deducted 240 Cruise Dollars and so you chared $760 to a credit card to book that cruise.  Again inCruises earns commissions and they got to invest your membership dues.  Just like a gym membership or any membership model.

    I am giving the full details on my page but maybe I'm making it sound too good?  It is a great deal though and again allows people to have a cruise only fund with guaranteed savings.

    Roswell, GA, United States
    joined Jun 2016
    post 1/2
    cruiser #40371
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    If this provider has financial difficulties..... needless to say then your money be gone

     

    mikekathryn560.jpg
    WA, United States
    joined Apr 2017
    post 10/11
    cruiser #44698
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    On April 19, 2017 at 02:04 PM, paulsurf wrote:

     

    If this provider has financial difficulties..... needless to say then your money be gone

     

     

    The same is true when doing business with any other private business.  Here is what their website says about this in the FAQ: "We have Seller of Travel Registrations in every state required and are bonded when required to do so. Please see our Due Diligence Document to learn more about the company. Bottom line: we are built to last and are here for the long haul, and like anything in life, there are no guarantees."

    Here is their Corporate Due Diligence Document: https://dpbob3sbronxq.cloudfront.net/INCRUISES_DUE_DILIGENCE_Letter.pdf

    Again we are talking about a $100 per month membership with no joining fee.  Most people waste $100 on silly things.  Here you are basically getting double the value.  It was sure nice being a member and then just booking a cruise with $0 out of pocket.  Now I'm building up my Cruise Dollars again for my next cruise.  I even got my wife an account so we are saving up 400 Cruise Dollars per month.  You can combine your Cruise Dollars for the same cabin.

    When you join you can get a refund within 30 day.  After 30 days you can start using your Cruise Dollars and book a cruise.  Since it would be within the first year you can use 120 which is $20 more than you put in.  You would have a balance of 80 but you could cancel without any cost.  This isn't a timeshare or anything like that.  There are no contacts that commit you to anything.  You can even stop paying for a year if you can't make the dues and make it up.

    This is so much better than other travel clubs out there.  Most have a joining fee and a monthly fee that only gets you a further discount on packaged deals.  Then any credits you accumulate expire after a year.  With inCruises your Cruise Dollars don't expire as long as you're an active member.

     

    @ The Drunken Clam
    Northport, NY, United States
    joined Nov 2013
    post 27/28
    cruiser #19095
    Lifetime Member
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Why are you trying SO HARD to sell this??? Certainly NOT due to altruism on your part.

    This is not "informational" anymore... It's SPAM! 

    I wish Titus would come back just long enough to ban you from the CF Forum.


    Adolfo Biagioni
    CLIA Master Cruise Counsellor & Luxury Cruise Specialist
     

    Cow Harbor Cruise

    Northport, NY 11768
    Phone: (631) 664-8338
    Fax: (631) 389-2600

    E-mail: adolfo@CHcruise.com

     

    mikekathryn560.jpg
    WA, United States
    joined Apr 2017
    post 11/11
    cruiser #44698
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    On April 19, 2017 at 06:45 PM, adolfo2 wrote:

     

    Why are you trying SO HARD to sell this??? Certainly NOT due to altruism on your part.

    This is not "informational" anymore... It's SPAM! 

    I wish Titus would come back just long enough to ban you from the CF Forum.

     

    I'm just responding to people. I'm a paying user of CruiseFish and also created a video to promote it and I would actually like to promote it more.  Especially since those that are inCruises members would also like to use this site.  I think it is a perfect match.

    commander keen.png
    San Antonio, TX, United States
    joined Dec 2012
    post 3/3
    cruiser #12786
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    If I could report a post, I would report this thread.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
    post 621/623
    cruiser #3
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    On April 19, 2017 at 06:45 PM, adolfo2 wrote:

    I wish Titus would come back just long enough to ban you from the CF Forum.

    Done, thanks for the heads up


    cruisefish.net administrator

    FL, United States
    joined Apr 2010
    post 109/116
    cruiser #163
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Thank you!!!

    @ The Drunken Clam
    Northport, NY, United States
    joined Nov 2013
    post 28/28
    cruiser #19095
    Lifetime Member
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    :lol: Good one Titus! :lol:


    Adolfo Biagioni
    CLIA Master Cruise Counsellor & Luxury Cruise Specialist
     

    Cow Harbor Cruise

    Northport, NY 11768
    Phone: (631) 664-8338
    Fax: (631) 389-2600

    E-mail: adolfo@CHcruise.com

     

    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
    post 251/252
    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Good call.  Thank you, Titus.

    Edison, NJ, United States
    joined Aug 2013
    post 15/15
    cruiser #17339
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Thank You, Titus !

    Roswell, GA, United States
    joined Jun 2016
    post 2/2
    cruiser #40371
    Re: For those wanting the lowest price possible

    Thanks for ending the P.T. Barnum side show

     

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