Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Check it out for anyone cruising in the next month or two who booked ES, there are significant rate drops on certain sailings. I lucked out and will wind up with $200 OBC as a single! Very limited time...confirmed with a carnival rep that ES price protection will be honored. You must fill out the price protection form online and they sent me am auto reply saying that due to large volume it may take up to 7 days. I took a screen shot of rates just in case :-). Good luck!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Link to post
Share on other sites
Check it out for anyone cruising in the next month or two who booked ES, there are significant rate drops on certain sailings. I lucked out and will wind up with $200 OBC as a single! Very limited time...confirmed with a carnival rep that ES price protection will be honored. You must fill out the price protection form online and they sent me am auto reply saying that due to large volume it may take up to 7 days. I took a screen shot of rates just in case :-). Good luck!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

 

Did you have to change to a guarantee rate for your sailing or where you able to keep your "original" booking????

 

That's been the big question all afternoon. I was told Early Saver cannot get the price drops without changing their booking...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Such a complicated question... I was originally ES under BFF's cabin, then thought better and got my own cabin (still ES) with cabin selected. Then found 72hr sale with a rate drop and got the drop but gave up my cabin. Then got a cabin assignment, now noticed the 12 hr sale. I am assuming I might be thrown back I to the pool and get reassigned but I am not too worried about it because the cabin they originally assigned me was better than the one we chose initially. For me it does not matter to let Carnival choose my room if it will give me $200 of OBC. Still waiting for confirmation. Nothing in the fine print to indicate it is not eligible for price protection.

 

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been going back and forth in my mind about this all afternoon. If I give up my cabin, that is $268 worth of OBC!

 

But, I fought tooth and nail to get the room I have and really don't want to give it up.

 

However, with $268 I could Cheers! myself silly and my rooms location won't matter.:D

 

Ugghhh I'm still unsure and have 7.5 hours to decide.

Link to post
Share on other sites

But for me my room selection is very important. We have another couple going with us and I am handling all travel plans. Right now we have rooms side by side on the Panorama deck that we specifically picked when we booked September of last year!

 

My biggest fear is to call Carnival and get a not-so-great rep on the phone who tells me I can price match and then they dump me into a guarantee pool......I would freak out!!!

 

So I guess I will send my Price Protection form in for the Senior sale I know I qualify for ($60pp) and forget the big $$$$'s I could save if I would give up my room.....:o

 

I got a great price when we booked and so I am going to be happy with that.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We had booked ES for an inside cabin. I submitted the form and received an email saying we didn't qualify for the offer. I called and was told the price drop was rejected because there were no longer any inside cabins available. I checked online and sure enough our sailing no longer had inside cabins listed at the 12 hour sale rate. I called and told the rep I had submitted the form before cabins were no longer available and was told it didn't matter. I was able to move to an OV and still received $180 drop, although it was reiterated that it would be a guarantee room.

Link to post
Share on other sites

No help for me - have 2 cabins on the July 18 Breeze sailing and the price hasn't budged since I booked several months ago. Our fares seemed ridiculously high when I booked ES, but I guess that's the price you have to pay to sail in the summer. Bummer.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The price drop is nice, but we are B2B with the same room. Not willing to go into a Guaranty and have to move on turn around day.

 

So far we have moved from an inside to an OV and picked up $175 OBC due to ES.

 

Waiting to see what the next sale will be.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Did you have to change to a guarantee rate for your sailing or where you able to keep your "original" booking????

 

That's been the big question all afternoon. I was told Early Saver cannot get the price drops without changing their booking...

i had a casino rate called carnival when I saw the sale. They just changed the amount and sent me a confirmation saved 200.00 per person off the balcony rate. 350.00 for a seven day cruise is a great rate. Took a five minute phone call.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Very frustrated right now I have to say. BFF tried to get price drop and it was rejected and she called and they said that she had gone from and ES to a GTY with a previous promotion so therefore was not eligible for any other price drops. They told her that I however will probably get my price drop. Don't know why that is because we booked same rates and got price drops with the exact same promotion before (72 hr Sale) I am still waiting to hear back about my price protection form.

 

This is my first time sailing with Carnival and I have to say that their inconsistent policies on rate adjustments are a big turnoff.

 

That being said, even if I don't get the price drop that I am entitled to, I am still cruising for pennies compared to any other 5 day vacation I could take.

 

Guess I will just have to wait and see!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Link to post
Share on other sites
I have been going back and forth in my mind about this all afternoon. If I give up my cabin, that is $268 worth of OBC!

 

But, I fought tooth and nail to get the room I have and really don't want to give it up.

 

However, with $268 I could Cheers! myself silly and my rooms location won't matter.:D

 

Ugghhh I'm still unsure and have 7.5 hours to decide.

Had the same thoughts went back and forth. We finally did it and are happy with what wesaved...i can buy a pair of earplugs....we only sleep in the room and now we have lots of extra obc

Link to post
Share on other sites
I would save around $300 if I switched to guarantee, but I'm not sure about that idea. Are there ever obstructed view balconies? We're on Freedom.

 

There are no obstructed view balconies on Freedom. There aren't many horrible spots for balconies either--at least there are less horrible balconies than interiors or OVs.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hmmmm....wondering why I have not heard anything yet. :confused:

 

 

 

Ahh well if we get OBC great, regardless plan on having a nice get away.

 

 

 

 

I have submitted 2 price protection forms over the last week (national cruise week and 12 hr sale). Only response I've gotten has been an automated reply basically stating due to volume of requests it could take up to 7 days.

 

I'm not much worried about getting a lower rate either. This trip will still be a great value with or without the extra $50 OBC

 

I do however wish that Carnival would be a little more consistent on their policies. Seems every issue I have read about will get a different set of answers depending on who you talk to.

 

Still waiting...and packing in the meantime! 25 days to go!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Thank You for 25 Years - Click for Fun Stuff!
      • Forum Assistance
      • ANNOUNCEMENT: Crystal Cruises - New! Luxury Bahamas Escapes
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...