Divine Getaways Scam
Discount travel arrangements - Complaint
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA -- On June 23, 2011, my husband and I attended a seminar offered by Divine Geteways ("DG"). We were told that by attending this free seminar we would be entitled to a free cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines. The presentation described the vacation services offered by DG as discounts on all of your travel arrangements, regardless of where you were going, and further discounts on special packages offered by DG. The cost for the membership was $8,995. We thought we were smart when we negotiated the cost of membership down to $4,495! We have since learned that others have purchased their membership for as low as $2,995!!!
That's not the worst of it! When we tried to register for our "FREE" cruise, it cost us $278 just to get the process started. We would then be responsible for additional costs such as taxes, fuel, security fees, etc. of up to $520 (2 people)! This is just for the lowest level cabin on the ship! If we wanted a better cabin location, that would cost us even more money! We could have gone directly through Carnival on our own and paid less!!!
The problem didn't stop there. When we tried to book reservations for a vacation package on the Rocky Mountain Railway, which would cost about $9,000 going through them directly, the best discount they could offer us was $200!! We were told at the seminar that DG offered discounts on average at about 50%!!! They were liars. We tried to go through them again when their internet site was redesigned. They do not appear to offer any discounts to members any longer, but only present direct connections to different vacation sites at the regular price!!!
Do not get stung like we did by this scam. Protect yourself. DG is connected to "Eagle's Choice, LLC", "Fun Time Vacations", and "Nationwide Getaway Vacation". BEWARE!!!