MiamiHerald / Every year, thousands of “free” cruise robocalls light up consumer phones in Florida and across the nation, promising all-expenses-paid trips to the Bahamas.

But “free” can quickly devolve to “discounted” as fees are added on. For those who buy in, the challenges typically come later, when the strings attached to the deal start pulling on consumers’ checkbooks.

“The biggest takeaway is that there is no such thing as a ‘free’ cruise and anyone who sees a ‘free’ cruise offer in their mailbox should just throw it away immediately and problem solved,” said Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocacy expert who has helped travelers with “free” travel schemes.

The biggest takeaway is that there is no such thing as a ‘free’ cruise and anyone who sees a ‘free’ cruise offer in their mailbox should just throw it away immediately and problem solved.

Christopher Elliott, consumer advocacy expert

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