Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Carnival Cruise Lines
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Carnival Cruise Lines

Read thousands of Carnival Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Carnival Cruise Deals.

Write a Carnival Review

NEW! Find Your CARNIVAL Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 31st, 2011, 10:52 PM
Bankergrl Bankergrl is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 231
Default Heard It Was Better To Book Your Next Cruise While You Were Cruising??

Can anyone give me some information on how it works if you book your next cruise while you are currently sailing? I heard it was cheaper and you may get on board credits.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!!
__________________
Cheryl

NCL, Epic February 8, 2015
Royal Caribbean, Freedom of The Seas February 2014
Carnival Miracle, April 2006
Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the Sea March 2008
Carnival Dream November 2011

Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old August 31st, 2011, 11:04 PM
shof515's Avatar
shof515 shof515 is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,118
Default

you need to book right away on the ship. You can just purchase a future cruise certificate, which gives you the OBC and allows to book anytime you want within the next 2 years
__________________

Norwegian Breakaway - 2014; Carnival Splendor - 2014;Carnival Splendor - 2013; Norwegian Gem - 2012; Carnival Glory - 2010; Carnival Miracle - 2009
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old August 31st, 2011, 11:34 PM
Koval's Avatar
Koval Koval is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dayton Oregon
Posts: 10,384
Default

I think the last poster shof515 meant to post "no" need to book right away on your cruise.

The only advantage of booking on the cruise would be they offer you a cert. or two for a friend or Family to book the same cruise as you, then they too get some OBC
But really if you are going to book one while you are on Vacation, do all your research at home first and know what you want, so it is fast and easy.
no need to waste Vaca time on booking another if it is just your one cabin. get the FCC and decide at a later date.(Pay $100 and that gets taken off your final payment, and you get $100 OBC too)
Now you can even redeem the Cert. online.
__________________
Marie




hhmiracle@centurytel.net...

Carnival 2008 Spirit Mexican Riviera Another Proud Member of the "BEST CRUISE EVER" Club
Carnival 2010 Dream Western Caribbean (Dream Catcher Cruise with Janet and Judie) Busiest cruise ever
Carnival 2010 Spirit Alaska Glacier Bay end of season (Hubby Cruise with Family)
Carnival 2011 Liberty Western Caribbean (Looney Cruise with Marie and Chelle)
Carnival 2012 Magic Western Caribbean (Spirit of the Magical Dreamers with Rich and West)
Carnival 2013 Miracle Alaska Glacier Bay 1st cruise in of the season (Hubby Cruise) cold/wet/most relaxed cruise so far

Last edited by Koval; August 31st, 2011 at 11:37 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old August 31st, 2011, 11:43 PM
shof515's Avatar
shof515 shof515 is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Koval View Post
I think the last poster shof515 [size=4][color=Indigo][b]meant to post "no" need to book right away on your cruise.
ya..sorry about..lack of sleep is killing me..If you do buy a future cruise certificate onboard, be aware that it does not show up on your sail n sign bill at the end of the cruise. They charge the certificate to a credit card that you used for the sail n sail. So at the end of the cruise, be prepare to see an extra 100 dollar charge from carnival
__________________

Norwegian Breakaway - 2014; Carnival Splendor - 2014;Carnival Splendor - 2013; Norwegian Gem - 2012; Carnival Glory - 2010; Carnival Miracle - 2009
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old August 31st, 2011, 11:44 PM
firefly333's Avatar
firefly333 firefly333 is offline
50,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 71,071
Default

rather than type it all out

http://www.carnival.com/Funville/blo...n-program.aspx
__________________
Celebrity Summit, 11/30/13, Celebrity Summit, 12/7/13, Celebrity Constellation, 2/7/14, NCL Epic 3/2/14, RCL Allure 5/4/14, Allure 11/2/14, Quantum 12/12/14
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old September 1st, 2011, 12:11 AM
megmno's Avatar
megmno megmno is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shof515 View Post
They charge the certificate to a credit card that you used for the sail n sail. So at the end of the cruise, be prepare to see an extra 100 dollar charge from carnival
Sorry -- not to nit pick, but they charge the full $250 pp deposit to your credit card.

Actually, I booked on a cruise last week, and today when I was examining my booking online I noticed that for one of our cabins they actually put through the deposit twice -- instead of $500 for two they charged my card $1000. But the money was correctly applied to the cabin, so I guess I just paid it a little earlier than I planned to... it's that much less to pay off over the next year...
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old September 1st, 2011, 12:17 AM
shof515's Avatar
shof515 shof515 is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by megmno View Post
Sorry -- not to nit pick, but they charge the full $250 pp deposit to your credit card.
Thats if you book the cruise on board where you gotta pay the required deposit. If you buy a future cruise certificate on board, they will charge your credit card the $100 since it does not show up on the sail an sign bill. I remember when i bought my certificate last year, i noticed a separate carnival charge on my credit card for $100, it took me a few minutes to notice it was for the FCC..
__________________

Norwegian Breakaway - 2014; Carnival Splendor - 2014;Carnival Splendor - 2013; Norwegian Gem - 2012; Carnival Glory - 2010; Carnival Miracle - 2009
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old September 1st, 2011, 12:20 AM
megmno's Avatar
megmno megmno is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shof515 View Post
Thats if you book the cruise on board where you gotta pay the required deposit. If you buy a future cruise certificate on board, they will charge your credit card the $100 since it does not show up on the sail an sign bill. I remember when i bought my certificate last year, i noticed a separate carnival charge on my credit card for $100, it took me a few minutes to notice it was for the FCC..
Doh -- of course you're right!
Talk about needing sleep -- I do too!!
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old September 1st, 2011, 01:14 AM
tuscandream tuscandream is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pgh, Pa
Posts: 131
Default

I don't understand, so if you book a future cruise while onboard you are charged 100.00 to book it? That is considered your down payment per person?
__________________

Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old September 1st, 2011, 01:43 AM
kujobie's Avatar
kujobie kujobie is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 5,273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuscandream View Post
I don't understand, so if you book a future cruise while onboard you are charged 100.00 to book it? That is considered your down payment per person?
If you actually book the cruise on board, you pay the regular deposit, $250 per person for a 7 day, and you get a cert for the OBC, $100 per cabin for a 7 day. Deposit and OBC amount differs depending on the length of the cruise. If you just buy the cert and book later, you pay $100 and the $100 will go towards your deposit when you book, and you will get the OBC as well. Bottom line is, if the future cruise is just going to be one cabin, there's no benefit to booking it on board. Just buy the $100 cert. The benefit to booking the cruise on board and paying the full deposit is you get 2 additional certs for the OBC to give to friends and family who go on the same cruise. Those certs would just be for OBC, they would still have to pay the full cruise fare. Make sense? I thought not.
__________________
"I'll take the deck of a ship any time"
-Jimmy Buffett

Jubilee..May 2001 5 day west
Sensation...May 2003 5 day west
Glory...April 2004 7 day east
Inspiration...April 2005 5 day west
Miracle...April 2006 7 day west wedding/honeymoon
Imagination...January 2007 5 day west
Valor...April 2007 7 day east
Inspiration...September 2008 4 day west
Inspiration...January 2009 4 day west
Legend...September 2009 7 day west
Legend...September 2010 7 day west
Dream...September 2011 7 day east
Liberty...September 2013 7 day east

Last edited by kujobie; September 1st, 2011 at 01:47 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:57 PM
jmcancruise's Avatar
jmcancruise jmcancruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Brunswick Canada
Posts: 1,503
Default

What if you did not use a credit card for your sail and sign?
__________________
Glory - May 2005
Valor - September 2007
Glory B2B - May 2008
Dream - May 2010
Freedom - September 2012
Valor B2B- August 2013
Liberty B2B - September 6 & 13, 2015

B2B Again...
...and...
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:14 PM
txponycruiser's Avatar
txponycruiser txponycruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 539
Default

I believe you have to provide one. We didn't use a CC for our S&S card until the very last day. Then we linked a card so we could buy the FCC.
__________________

Ecstasy 8/20/11
Triumph 6/22/13
10 days at sea and counting
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:16 PM
serene56's Avatar
serene56 serene56 is offline
Charter Member - 10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: phila, pa
Posts: 48,629
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcancruise View Post
What if you did not use a credit card for your sail and sign?

They need some type of card-- so if the certificate needs to be refunded they know who to refund to.

it also helps to keep down people buying certificates for extended family members
__________________
Next up-- Aruba July 27th
Disney World August 28th, 2014


. o ..
o . o o.o
...oo
__[]__
__|_o_o_o\__
""""""""""/
. .. . /
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:18 PM
serene56's Avatar
serene56 serene56 is offline
Charter Member - 10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: phila, pa
Posts: 48,629
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kujobie View Post
If you actually book the cruise on board, you pay the regular deposit, $250 per person for a 7 day, and you get a cert for the OBC, $100 per cabin for a 7 day. Deposit and OBC amount differs depending on the length of the cruise. If you just buy the cert and book later, you pay $100 and the $100 will go towards your deposit when you book, and you will get the OBC as well. Bottom line is, if the future cruise is just going to be one cabin, there's no benefit to booking it on board. Just buy the $100 cert. The benefit to booking the cruise on board and paying the full deposit is you get 2 additional certs for the OBC to give to friends and family who go on the same cruise. Those certs would just be for OBC, they would still have to pay the full cruise fare. Make sense? I thought not.

hmmm that is not how it worked for me.
We booked Legend in January- we needed to put down the whole 500.00 and get a booking number-- then sent in the certificate and they took off 100. from the price- and gave us 100 obc-- 50 to him and 50 to me
__________________
Next up-- Aruba July 27th
Disney World August 28th, 2014


. o ..
o . o o.o
...oo
__[]__
__|_o_o_o\__
""""""""""/
. .. . /
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old September 2nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
jarand jarand is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 504
Default

Thanks for the info!

Last edited by jarand; September 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old September 3rd, 2011, 12:51 AM
pacarolinagirl's Avatar
pacarolinagirl pacarolinagirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 718
Smile

We booked our next cruise while we were on our current cruise but we had already did our research at home & knew exactly what we wanted right down to what room & deck we wanted. The reason we did it was to get the 2 certificates for friends/family to use as friends of ours were going but they weren't prepared to book right away. We booked an 8 day & had to pay $600 down total, which was a separate charge to our cc. We got a $100 OBC as well. Can't wait!
__________________
Amy
Carnival Breeze May 2013
Carnival Valor May 2012

Carnival Liberty June 2011
Carnival Inspiration May 2009

Up Next:

Carnival Fascination August 2014
Carnival Conquest May 2015



Our 11 yr old snorkeling in Grand Turk - June 2011
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old September 6th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Bankergrl Bankergrl is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 231
Default

WOW, thanks for all the information everyone. I think I understand how it works now!
__________________
Cheryl

NCL, Epic February 8, 2015
Royal Caribbean, Freedom of The Seas February 2014
Carnival Miracle, April 2006
Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the Sea March 2008
Carnival Dream November 2011

Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old September 9th, 2011, 04:25 PM
jamesnjill jamesnjill is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 35
Default

I don't know if anyone knows the answer but. . . we are planning on booking a cruise in a couple weeks so our friends can also get the 100 OBC. We have decided on the carnival victory, but when reading the information on carnivals website it says the program is not offered on victory. i am assuming that means you can't book while ON carnival victory and get OBC/ FCC, which would mean we can still book while on the inspiration for the victory? right? did i just confuse everyone?
__________________
James and Jill




09/2011 Carnival Inspiration
09/2010 Carnival Victory
08/2008 Carnival Fascination (Honeymoon)
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old September 9th, 2011, 05:13 PM
kayakittyyak kayakittyyak is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Posts: 365
Default

I think I've had too much to drink!
__________________
Mary Lynn

Windjammer Flying Cloud 11/78 ...... Windjammer Fatome 2/79 (lost at sea 1998) ...... Disney Big Red Boat 4/93 ...... Carnival Holiday 4/95 ...... Carnival Celebration 4/96 ...... RCL Sovriegn of the Seas 10/98 ...... Carnival Sensation 4/99 ...... Carnival Jubilee 7/01 ...... Carnival Victory 1/02 ...... Carnival Pride 11/02 ...... Carnival Triumph 1/03 ...... Carnival Inspiration 2/03 ...... Carnival Spirit 2/03 ...... RCL Explorer of the Seas 6/03 ...... Princess Star 10/03 ...... Carnival Victory 2/04 ...... Carnival Triumph 5/04 ...... Carnival Miracle 2/05 ...... Caribean Princess 10/05 ...... Carnival Miracle 10/06 ...... Carnival Legend 04/10 ...... Carnival Freedom 05/2011 ..... Carnival Freedom 10/11 ..... Carnival Freedom 06/13
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old September 9th, 2011, 05:37 PM
katiel53's Avatar
katiel53 katiel53 is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,686
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by serene56 View Post
hmmm that is not how it worked for me.
We booked Legend in January- we needed to put down the whole 500.00 and get a booking number-- then sent in the certificate and they took off 100. from the price- and gave us 100 obc-- 50 to him and 50 to me
The way it was done for you is the way it is supposed to be done. If you didn't book while onboard, you would have paid $100 for your FCC and when you booked a cruise, you have to pay the full deposit. Then the FCC gets applied to the balance due and you get the OBC.

THE FCC IS NOT USED TOWARDS A DEPOSIT. It is used towards a payment on the balance, in spite of what was posted by someone on here. By the way, if you are traveling with someone and don't want that person to get part of the OBC, fill out the certificate as a single person (traveler) and all the money will go to you. I wouldn't do that when sailing with my DH, but I would if sailing with someone else.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.