Jump to content

Booked Under Returning Cruiser Promo


Recommended Posts

We are booked on a girls cruise for October 19th. With the recent announcement canceling everything through September, we've decided that we are going to re-book for next year even if Carnival doesn't cancel our sailing. Just feel safer having more of a sample size to see how things are going with cruising in the COVID environment once sailing resumes. We are waiting until our final payment date to rebook to see if Carnival ends up cancelling our sailing as well. We booked this cruise with a promo I had in my VIFP offers. The promo was one of those incentive you get right after you get back from a cruise. We got a great deal on an Ocean Suite which was perfect since there would be three adult women sharing the cabin. 

 

Will Carnival have a way to honor to the rate we were originally booked under if they do end up cancelling our sailing? I would hate to lose that offer through no fault of our own. And I'm concerned that without it, it might be too pricey to get a Suite for the three of us. One of friends is a single parent with a child just starting college. And three of us in a regular cabin might be a little tight! So we are trying to keep costs low and still have ample space. Anyone have any experience with this? And I'll certainly pose the question to my PVP when the time comes to rebook - just thought I'd see what others have experienced in this situation. 

 

Thanks! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

We were booked in March on basically a free casino cruise that was cancelled. I had no look rebooking under that promo because when they cancelled we no longer had the offer. We ended up rebooking for an Oct 4th sailing under another offer (cruise was $700 more but we had $1600 OBC with the new one). Final payment was due today for that cruise so we called this past Friday to extend final payment. They did give us a month. Got a feeling the Oct 4th cruise will be cancelled and are hoping they do it by August 6th now.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as I know, if you booked under a special offer, it doesn't transfer - unless you get the same offer again. I was booked on a Hawaii/Transpacific Elite casino cruise that got cancelled - unless I get another Elite offer, that price/promo is gone with the cancellation. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad carnival doesnt offer a lift and shift to a year later with price protection like rcl.

 

I too am booked oct 4th, 538 plus 100 taxes and port charges. The cheapest a year from now is 898 plus taxes, 1000 even last time I looked. Plus I got a extra $100 obc to book when I booked which I'm told doesnt transfer. 

 

That's a pretty large difference for a solo cruise like me. I sure wish they had some incentive. I asked for refund when my August cruise was cancelled. Rcl I'm lifting and shifting all over the place. My january cruise will probably be lifted and shifted to dec 2021. It does seem like carnival could get more bookings if they offered something like you suggest. Nothing other than obc to rebook. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, firefly333 said:

Too bad carnival doesnt offer a lift and shift to a year later with price protection like rcl.

 

I too am booked oct 4th, 538 plus 100 taxes and port charges. The cheapest a year from now is 898 plus taxes, 1000 even last time I looked. Plus I got a extra $100 obc to book when I booked which I'm told doesnt transfer. 

 

That's a pretty large difference for a solo cruise like me. I sure wish they had some incentive. I asked for refund when my August cruise was cancelled. Rcl I'm lifting and shifting all over the place. My january cruise will probably be lifted and shifted to dec 2021. It does seem like carnival could get more bookings if they offered something like you suggest. Nothing other than obc to rebook. 

I agree...it would be nice to have your rates protected. We were really excited to be able to book the suite at such a great deal. I tend to be more willing to pay more for a better cabin, but one of my friends is a single mom putting her kid through college now, so cost was more of a factor. Not sure with the current prices if we'll be able to swing a suite next year. I'm spoiled from traveling with my hubby - I need my balcony. And the suite gave us enough room to allow all three of us gals to hang out there together! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you wait and let Carnival cancel your cruise you should have $600 OBC. You will have to pay the difference in pricing of the 2 cruises up front, but this OBC might let you recover that.

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
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with Barbara Muckermann, CMO Silversea Cruises
      • 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...