I received a call yesterday advising that my name was selected in a drawing for a 4-day, 3-night Royal Caribbean cruise. The drawing was one I remembered entering and the prize was one I remembered being offered.
The cruise is being offered through Sundance Vacations in Harrisburg, PA. I've been asked to sign up for a 1- to 2-hour informational meeting that promises to be a very hard sell for their very expensive vacation packages. I was informed that airfare would not be included unless I signed up for an informational session by this weekend - a classic hard-sell technique, right off the bat.
A little Googling turns up some alarming links, like this
seems like about the best experience I could expect.
Honestly, the whole thing, even if legitimate, sounds like much more trouble than it's worth. If anyone has first-hand experience with this outfit, warnings (or favorable impressions), or links to travel forums or discussion groups that go into additional detail, I'd welcome your input.