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#1
Atlanta, GA
13 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
If you have booked a Carnival wedding with the old package, you may want to look into the new packages they are offering. They are offering three different packages. I previously booked the Magic for a wedding in May 2018. With the old wedding package, the extra fees to have the wedding on Magic and during May, the add on pricing for the different tiers and DJ, I was looking to spend well over $4000. This new packages are cheaper and the Classic package includes the food and drink reception, and there are no extra fees to have it on a specific ship or during a certain month. I was able to cancel the wedding without penalty since I am outside the penalty period and rebook with the new package.
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#2
Lakeland, fl
220 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
I'm seriously surprised they switched so quickly. When we booked our wedding in December of 2016. they just switched to the now previous set up. They must have got a lot of backlash for it.
#3
GA
1,491 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by happycruiser25
...I was able to cancel the wedding without penalty since I am outside the penalty period and rebook with the new package.
I saw the new packages but I haven't called to make the switch yet. The new packages are much better.

When you cancelled, were they able to transfer original payments and refund the difference or did they refund your original payment in full? If you were not able to transfer, did you have to make immediate payment in order to hold your spot?
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Carnival Fantasy 9/01, 8/05, 2/06
Carnival Triumph 4/04
Carnival Imagination 8/04
Carnival Fascination 1/05, 4/05, 3/07
Carnival Glory 4/06
Carnival Sensation 9/06
Carnival Destiny 1/07, 10/08, 11/08
Carnival Paradise 10/07
Carnival Legend 10/09
Caribbean Princess 10/10
RCCL Explorer OTS 9/11
RCCL Oasis OTS 10/12
RCCL Radiance OTS 5/13
Carnival Breeze 11/13
RCCL Freedom OTS 2/14
Carnival Valor 10/14
RCCL Vision OTS 11/15
Carnival Magic 10/16, 2/18

Celebrity Reflection 3/17
Carnival Victory 10/17
#4
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Wait... so if I booked the wedding in April of 2017, for a wedding in Aug 2018, which was considered the "new package", are you saying that there are now "new new" packages?
I'm so confused!
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#5
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
I just went and looked and it is "new new" packages. Wow!!
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#6
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Thank you SOOOOO much HappyCruiser25!! I just saved over 800 bucks!! Made my Friday!!
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#7
GA
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Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by sandyzag
Thank you SOOOOO much HappyCruiser25!! I just saved over 800 bucks!! Made my Friday!!
Congrats on the savings! We're they able to transfer what you already paid to your new package?
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Carnival Fantasy 9/01, 8/05, 2/06
Carnival Triumph 4/04
Carnival Imagination 8/04
Carnival Fascination 1/05, 4/05, 3/07
Carnival Glory 4/06
Carnival Sensation 9/06
Carnival Destiny 1/07, 10/08, 11/08
Carnival Paradise 10/07
Carnival Legend 10/09
Caribbean Princess 10/10
RCCL Explorer OTS 9/11
RCCL Oasis OTS 10/12
RCCL Radiance OTS 5/13
Carnival Breeze 11/13
RCCL Freedom OTS 2/14
Carnival Valor 10/14
RCCL Vision OTS 11/15
Carnival Magic 10/16, 2/18

Celebrity Reflection 3/17
Carnival Victory 10/17
#8
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Unfortunately no. They cancel with no penalty(provided you are far enough out) and then you pay for the new package. The good thing is they allow payments now(with a slight cost increase), so I had to put $644 down now and once I receive the refund(3-10 days) I plan on paying the rest off.
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#9
GA
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Joined Dec 2005
Our wedding is in November so we're far enough out. Thank you so much.
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Carnival Fantasy 9/01, 8/05, 2/06
Carnival Triumph 4/04
Carnival Imagination 8/04
Carnival Fascination 1/05, 4/05, 3/07
Carnival Glory 4/06
Carnival Sensation 9/06
Carnival Destiny 1/07, 10/08, 11/08
Carnival Paradise 10/07
Carnival Legend 10/09
Caribbean Princess 10/10
RCCL Explorer OTS 9/11
RCCL Oasis OTS 10/12
RCCL Radiance OTS 5/13
Carnival Breeze 11/13
RCCL Freedom OTS 2/14
Carnival Valor 10/14
RCCL Vision OTS 11/15
Carnival Magic 10/16, 2/18

Celebrity Reflection 3/17
Carnival Victory 10/17
#10
Atlanta, GA
13 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by letscruisegd
I saw the new packages but I haven't called to make the switch yet. The new packages are much better.

When you cancelled, were they able to transfer original payments and refund the difference or did they refund your original payment in full? If you were not able to transfer, did you have to make immediate payment in order to hold your spot?
They were not able to transfer payments and give me a refund of the difference. I had to pay immediately to hold my spot. Thankfully, we had the money on a credit card available. I'm going to put the funds back on the cc when my refund is processed. The savings alone was worth rebooking the wedding.
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Carnival Sensation 9/15/2011 Bahamas
Carnival Paradise 6/7/2012 Western Caribbean
Carnival Paradise 2/14/2013 Western Caribbean-children 1st cruise
Carnival Fantasy 5/30/2013 Bahamas
Carnival Liberty 12/7/2013 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Freedom 9/1/2014 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Breeze 5/31/2015 Western Caribbean-Family Cruise
Carnival Magic 5/28/2016 Western Caribbean-Got Engaged!
Carnival Vista 5/28/2017 Western Caribbean


#11
Atlanta, GA
13 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by sandyzag
Thank you SOOOOO much HappyCruiser25!! I just saved over 800 bucks!! Made my Friday!!
You are welcome! I'm glad I caught it and was able to pass this great news along to my fellow future brides. My savings were over $1100...more money to have fun with on our cruise.
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Carnival Sensation 9/15/2011 Bahamas
Carnival Paradise 6/7/2012 Western Caribbean
Carnival Paradise 2/14/2013 Western Caribbean-children 1st cruise
Carnival Fantasy 5/30/2013 Bahamas
Carnival Liberty 12/7/2013 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Freedom 9/1/2014 Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Breeze 5/31/2015 Western Caribbean-Family Cruise
Carnival Magic 5/28/2016 Western Caribbean-Got Engaged!
Carnival Vista 5/28/2017 Western Caribbean


#12
Naples, FL
400 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Can't thank you enough for posting! We are booked on the Horizon in October for my daughter. We will be calling today!
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Fascination 9/27/04
Inspiration 8/6/05
Liberty 1/15/06
Fascination 7/31/06
Triumph 1/27/07
Inspiration 6/26/08
Freedom of the Seas 9/1/08
Valor 10/10/10
Destiny 1/6/11
Freedom 5/7/11
Paradise 1/19/12
Oasis of the Seas 11/2012
Freedom 09/2013
#13
GA
1,491 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by happycruiser25
...I'm going to put the funds back on the cc when my refund is processed. The savings alone was worth rebooking the wedding.
Thank you so much. This is exactly what we plan to do.
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Carnival Fantasy 9/01, 8/05, 2/06
Carnival Triumph 4/04
Carnival Imagination 8/04
Carnival Fascination 1/05, 4/05, 3/07
Carnival Glory 4/06
Carnival Sensation 9/06
Carnival Destiny 1/07, 10/08, 11/08
Carnival Paradise 10/07
Carnival Legend 10/09
Caribbean Princess 10/10
RCCL Explorer OTS 9/11
RCCL Oasis OTS 10/12
RCCL Radiance OTS 5/13
Carnival Breeze 11/13
RCCL Freedom OTS 2/14
Carnival Valor 10/14
RCCL Vision OTS 11/15
Carnival Magic 10/16, 2/18

Celebrity Reflection 3/17
Carnival Victory 10/17
#14
Pennsylvania
38 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
Thank you so much for this!! I will be calling tomorrow on my day off to switch it up! What did you guys originally have planned and then switched it too? I’m trying to remember what cost it was before, but I’m pretty sure i put down $3,000 already which completely covers it, it seems with the new booking!
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#15
NJ
2 Posts
Joined May 2017
May I ask how many guests you'll have? I booked with the last package and just got married last week...I'm sure it's too late now, but I'm wondering what the difference would be. I spoke to someone in the wedding department who told me that the new package price is just for the first 20 guests. She couldn't give me a price per person for additional guests and was a little cryptic.
We had 45 people, so it would have been more than the new package price for just 20, but we paid $16 per person for food and the $16 per person for drinks, which are now included.
We had a good time, but one hour for the reception went very fast!! Do the hour and a half if you can.
#16
Colorado
134 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
When I asked how much extra for each person over 20, I was told $30 per person.
Hope that helps!
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#18
Michigan
346 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by BabyChalie
May I ask how many guests you'll have? I booked with the last package and just got married last week...I'm sure it's too late now, but I'm wondering what the difference would be. I spoke to someone in the wedding department who told me that the new package price is just for the first 20 guests. She couldn't give me a price per person for additional guests and was a little cryptic.
We had 45 people, so it would have been more than the new package price for just 20, but we paid $16 per person for food and the $16 per person for drinks, which are now included.
We had a good time, but one hour for the reception went very fast!! Do the hour and a half if you can.

I just booked the Classic Platinum package and they told me for additional people beyond the 20 it would be $40 for adults and $26 for kids 16 and under.
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Ecstasy ~ Western Caribbean ~ Feb 2001
Victory ~ Eastern Caribbean ~ Jan 2005
Vision of the Seas ~ Mex Riviera ~ Jan 2006
Victory ~ Western Caribbean ~ Feb 2008
Valor ~ Eastern Caribbean ~ Jan 2009
Norwegian Jewel ~ Jan 2010
Hawaii - Oahu, Maui, Kauai ~ April 2012
Liberty ~ Western Caribbean ~ Jan 2013
Splendor ~ Eastern Caribbean ~ Jan 2016
Conquest ~ Eastern Caribbean ~ Nov 2017
Magic ~ Southern Caribbean ~ Jan 2020
#19
649 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
I need to look into this because I'm almost certain this new package will save us money. It's just finding the time to actually sit down and do it that's challenging. Does anyone have the previous brochure to compare?
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