Baltuch and his wife booked 3 cruises that I know of, under the name of Fine Food and Wine.They included air fare and hotels.
He collected the money from hundreds of people and did not pay the vendors, even though he sent out confirmations for cruise/air/hotel reservations to his clients. He collected approximately $15,000 from me personally, then I found out he kept the money and filed for bankruptcy. No cruise, nor air fare. Furthermore, when the host frantically scraped together the funds so as not to lose the cruiseline, Baltuch fought our Amex disputes by telling them he doesn't owe any money because we're still getting a cruise!
So most of us are still fighting with Amex to obtain refunds in order to reimburse the host.
Apparently he has already started another vacation business, only a few months later.How long will this scam artist be allowed to rip people off??
Review about: Naked Travel.