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Old February 24th, 2014, 12:58 PM
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Default Special status upgrades to platinum without the days?

A man on our roll call has claimed that for his cruise coming up, he has be granted a status upgrade to platinum for this cruise only???

Has anyone heard of this? I certainly would not be happy if I was a cruiser with 45 days at sea trying to get days in to make platinum and then have someone granted it on the ship for one cruise only as a favor? Is he lying or has anyone ever heard about this?

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>>>Not exactly sure how I received it. Got an email last week saying they were going to upgrade me to Platinum status for this cruise! One of those things where I don't ask questions, I just smile, say thank you and move on. No, not turning platinum during the cruise. I've taken multiple cruises with Carnival and while not Platinum status yet, I think this is just a nice thing Carnival is doing to reward loyalty. I work in the hotel industry and I will do the same thing for my loyal clients.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:45 PM
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I don't believe that's true. I think he is just trying ruffle some feathers.


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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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I think I do remember hearing others say that carnival was make this offer.


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it was a legitimate promotion. i tried to find the info for you but apparently the promo has expired:

http://www.cclpromos.com/specialplatinum/index.php

that was the site. basically it was one-cruise only upgrade to platinum. i read about this a few weeks / months ago i think.

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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:57 PM
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It's called Fast to the Fun.. you have to pay for it... but bascially it gives you most of the perks of being Platinum.
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It is (or was?) an offer that went out to some past guests. I have no idea what criteria was used to choose who got the offer, but I'll bet it was nice for those who did.

The special status is not permanent. It is just for whatever cruise they have coming up.

I think it's a great marketing tool, just like offering a balcony or suite to someone who has a window cabin booked. It gives the guest a taste of what they could have, right? We were offered a cabin upgrade and haven't slipped back since. I'm sure Carnival is hoping the same thing happens with people who are granted special status for that sailing... they'll love it so much they'll add more cruise days to get it all the time.

I'll bet if they offered it to people who hadn't cruised in a while they'd start getting a whole new run cruisers.

Well played, Carnival, well played.

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Does Faster to the fun temperlary give you Platnium Status?
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I received that offer in the mail from Carnival. You had to book by Jan 31 and you had your choice of an on-board credit or platinum for one cruise only.
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We got it for our cruise in May, I don't think it's a big deal. Just a bone to show some appreciation to past guests.
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Remember the promotion and just another slap in the face to us platinums.
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Remember the promotion and just another slap in the face to us platinums.
I am truly sorry that you feel this way.

I guess it's a matter of how you see things. I love it when I get special treatment, but not because I want to be the only one getting it. I just like how it makes me feel and I'm pleased as heck that someone else will be able to enjoy that special treatment, no matter how it came to be. Everyone deserves a little piece of that from time to time and hey, if there's a way for a select few to get it and maybe entice them to strive for it all the time, even better for the company making the offer.

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Does Faster to the fun temperlary give you Platnium Status?
Indeed it does, Jay. But be sure to book that early because those "excursions" sell off quickly. We are sailing in November and there were only 2 left last time I looked.

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Old February 24th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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Remember the promotion and just another slap in the face to us platinums.
You are absolutely correct, Stu. The "brilliant" loyalty program, Faster to the Fun, and this recent promotion.

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Indeed it does, Jay. But be sure to book that early because those "excursions" sell off quickly. We are sailing in November and there were only 2 left last time I looked.

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Faster to the Fun does not give you temporary Platinum status... it gives you select Platinum perks.
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Does Faster to the fun temperlary give you Platnium Status?
No, FTTF does not give you temporary Platinum Status.

It does give you Priority boarding (supposedly after Plat/Diamond) & debarkation + special line at guest services + priority tendering. It also allows you to go to your cabin as soon as you board + early luggage delivery.

You do not receive the chocolate treats or Platinum/Diamond gift.
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It's called Fast to the Fun.. you have to pay for it... but bascially it gives you most of the perks of being Platinum.
That is not what the OP was originally asking about. Sailor_jimc is talking about a special promo that was offered to a few pax.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 02:47 PM
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We are red on Carnival and in early Jan. received a postcard in regular mail from Carnival offering us a one time free upgrade to platinum if we booked by 1-31. There was also some on board credit offered. Sadly, I couldn't convince the Mrs. to book.
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A man on our roll call has claimed that for his cruise coming up, he has be granted a status upgrade to platinum for this cruise only???

Has anyone heard of this? I certainly would not be happy if I was a cruiser with 45 days at sea trying to get days in to make platinum and then have someone granted it on the ship for one cruise only as a favor? Is he lying or has anyone ever heard about this?

Here are the posts, I can't make sense of them
>>>Not exactly sure how I received it. Got an email last week saying they were going to upgrade me to Platinum status for this cruise! One of those things where I don't ask questions, I just smile, say thank you and move on. No, not turning platinum during the cruise. I've taken multiple cruises with Carnival and while not Platinum status yet, I think this is just a nice thing Carnival is doing to reward loyalty. I work in the hotel industry and I will do the same thing for my loyal clients.
Yes. It's a promotion Carnival is doing. It's been talked about on here for a couple of months.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 02:51 PM
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It's called Fast to the Fun.. you have to pay for it... but bascially it gives you most of the perks of being Platinum.
This is something entirely different.
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My sister had that on her special offers.

She had several offers.
I did not.
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Yes, quite right. FTTF gives some nice perks, but not the chocolates. I'd forgotten about those.

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