“Free Cruise” Robocall Could Get You $300 or More


If, like me, you’ve ever received one of those super annoying calls with a pre-recorded message claiming you qualify for a FREE CRUISE, you may be in for a treat! Someone might actually owe you up to $300 – or even $900 – for your troubles.

A class-action lawsuit filed by Philip Charvat, Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc. et al., claims Resort Marketing Group violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits telemarketers from making unsolicited calls to consumers. The suit alleges that Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean cruise lines authorized Resort Marketing Group to make the pre-recorded “robocalls” between July 2009 and March 2014.

Anyone who received such a free cruise robocall within that timeframe is eligible for $300 per call, up to three calls, for a maximum of $900.

Not sure if you got the call? Just check online right here to see if your phone number was used. 

I checked our home number and, sure enough, we had been called! I checked my cell phone number too but it was not on the list.

As the site says: “If you received a pre-recorded call from a travel agency called Resort Marketing Group, Inc. offering a free cruise with Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise Lines on your residential or cellular telephone line, during the period between July of 2009 and March of 2014, you may be a Settlement Class Member. Please enter the phone number you would like to check for eligibility in the box below. If your number is included in the settlement you will then be directed as to how to file a claim. You may file additional claims if you believe additional phone numbers may be included in the class.”

You can quickly and easily file a claim online, as I did in the car line waiting to pick up my kids from school, or by mailing completed forms to the address listed on the website.

If you’re eligible, you have until November 3, 2017 to file a claim. The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on April 4, 2018,


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