Reviews: Is Merek Travel Legit or Scam Free Bahamas Trip?

Did you receive a text message from Merek Travel that says you’ve won a free cruise package to the Bahamas? Is it scam or legit? Read this review to find out everything you need to know.

What is Merek Travel?

Like Briar Travel, Merek Travel is a travel program that offers vacation cruise programs to the Bahamas. Often times, the program gifts people ‘free cruise’ vacation package after they must have participated in a raffle draw in a mall. However, there happens to be some inconsistencies about Merek Travel, it travel packages, and how it works.

First of all, the ‘free cruise’ is not entirely free. You’ve to pay a  $19 per person for an admin fee. Secondly, what you get is a ‘2 free days for a cruise’. But in reality none of the cruises are 2 days long. Some are six or seven days long. So in the end you have to pay for the extra 4 days.

Facts You Should Know About The Merek Travel Bahamas Cruise Package

  •  There’s a cruise fee of $87.50
  • A $20 booking fee
  •  Bahama entry fee $99
  • You’ll have to pay a (hotel fee) resort fee of $20-80 depending on the choice of resort. 
  • You are responsible for all normal travel expenses inc transportation etc.
  • The form you filled states you are a “winner” just by filling out the entry card 
  • You might get a few free nights at a resort, but there will be “extras” that in the end cost as much as a regular resort.

Is Merek Travel Bahamas Trip a Scam?

No, it isn’t a scam. However, it’s one hell of a sales tactic. The Bahamas cruise vacation package is not free perse. You’d be made to pay booking fee, Bahama entry fee, resort fee, and other travel expenses. In the end, it costs same price as every other resort vacation package.

How To Contact Merek Travel

The official website for Merek Travel is You can contact them either through the contact form on the website’s contact page, or through this phone number – (561) 536-3070

How Much Should You Budget For The Bahamas Cruise?

If you’re planning of going for a vacation at the Grand Bahama you should budget between $1000 – $1700 for 2 persons. As of May 2018, Macey a travel blogger, spent  $1037.24 all together, of which $846.62 was unavoidable fees/transportation. This is what he has to say;

Our trip was not a scam, but expect to spend about $1000 on your “free” vacation when all is said and done. They also had an upgrade for an all-inclusive hotel, but we did not go for that. Expect some black out dates and patience when booking the trip.

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