Okay, we did the Silver Leaf Resort tour in Conroe, and did not buy, but did receive the voucher for the free cruise. We sent it in specifying Royal Caribbean out of Galveston.
There were a lot of "steps" we had to fulfill, including sending a check for port taxes, which was about $385.00, then selecting three possible departure dates. I thought perhaps these niggly little steps were to discourage anyone from actually following through.
When I finally got the number to call, no Royal Caribbean out of any port, and the nearest port for Carnival was going to be in Florida. I explained to the lady on the phone that their free cruise just got horrifically expensive.
We have now called Silver Leaf to let them know we consider this false advertising, and will be contacting the Attorney General of the State of Texas.
"Pissed" is a bit of an understatement.