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Cruise Complaint / Resoltion Options
Did you have a bad Cruise? Looking for an outlet for your frustration and anger? Here are some suggestions, first contact your travel/cruise agent. If you didn't buy your passage from a local agent your out of luck and it is the time to skip over your most powerful option you had. But if you did, contact the agent and give them written documentation of your problem. The most important thing you can do is to tell them what steps you took during the cruise to resolve the issue. Was your cabin dirty? Did you wait till you get home to complain about it? Bad Move!
If your Travel Agent can't help try these options. Some of these options might get your issue resolved, others will notify Government Agencies, and others will let fellow travelers in on your problem.
Make sure you give a full and clear description of you problem when you post/send your cruise complaints. Be honest, don't blow your issue up out of proportion. Also state what you think would be a fair resolution of your cruise ship problem. Cruise Lines may begin to be more responsive to consumer complaints if they know that passengers with problems will get the word out. After spending your limited vacation time and your hard earned money on a cruise ship vacation it is a shame if your unhappy.
If your issue relates to HAWAII and the Pride Of Aloha, Pride Of America or Pride Of Hawaii also contact:
Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Office of the Governor
Hawaii Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Online Consumer Complaint Options: Let others know.
Tell the Media:
Cruise Critic News - e-mail:Carolyn Spencer Brown
Porthole Magazine - e-mail: Bill Panoff
Cruise Travel Magazine - e-mail: Editor
Condé Nast Traveler - Ombudsman, 4 Times Square, New York, New York 10036 - Letters Only
Travel + Leisure Magazine - e-mail: Editor.
USAToday Travel Troublshooter - e-mail: email@example.com
Robert McGarvey, "The Ombudsman" Porthole Magazine - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CruiseDiva.com - e-mail: email@example.com
Tell Other Travelers VIA Message Boards:
CruiseMates.com Readers Reveiws
Travel Message Board
Tell Consumer Sites:
Better Business Bureau / BBBOnLine - Locate your local office and submit your complaint.
The Squeaky Wheel - Interesting Service with a $5 Submission Fee
Federal Maritime Commission Informal Inquiries and Complaints
Federal Trade Commission Complaint Database - The information contained in your complaint may be entered into Consumer Sentinel, a consumer complaint database maintained by the U. S. Federal Trade Commission. This database is shared with and made available to law enforcement agencies World Wide. If you purchased your ticket ONLINE Go Here - OFFLINE Go Here
Sanitary Conditions: Reports of unsanitary conditions on a cruise ship can be made to: U.S. Public Health Service, Chief, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, 1850 Eller Dr., Suite 101, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33316. Telephone: 954-356-6650.
Did you issue include an Airline? Aviation Consumer Protection Home Page
Contact your States consumer office: Listing of State Consumer Protection Offices