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Received a casino deal with drinks on us anywhere on the ship.  Usually, we get the cheers program.  What if my husband still wants to get the cheers program.  Anyone know how that is handled when I am being offered "cheers" at no charge.  Will they still make me purchase it if he gets it?  If that is the case, we won't be getting cheers for him.  Never been offered this in a deal before. 

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3 minutes ago, my kids mama said:

Received a casino deal with drinks on us anywhere on the ship.  Usually, we get the cheers program.  What if my husband still wants to get the cheers program.  Anyone know how that is handled when I am being offered "cheers" at no charge.  Will they still make me purchase it if he gets it?  If that is the case, we won't be getting cheers for him.  Never been offered this in a deal before. 

As I understand it, if you all are in the same cabin, and he wants to get the cheers package, you have to purchase it as well. It's stated in the 'cheers' FAQ's on Carnival's website. 

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3 minutes ago, Joe817 said:

As I understand it, if you all are in the same cabin, and he wants to get the cheers package, you have to purchase it as well. It's stated in the 'cheers' FAQ's on Carnival's website. 

I know that is how it usually is. I just wonder how they are handling it when they are giving one person cheers for free as a promotion. 

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17 minutes ago, my kids mama said:

I know that is how it usually is. I just wonder how they are handling it when they are giving one person cheers for free as a promotion. 

They aren't giving you Cheers for free. Drinks on Us is totally different and you have to play a certain amount in the casino before you qualify for DOU. Usually DOU drinks are only available in the casino if you're playing, but they have done a couple of promotions that extend that to drinks anywhere on the ship. But you still have to qualify first. I'm not sure what happens though if you and your husband buy Cheers up front and then you qualify for the DOU program. Perhaps if that happens, they would refund the prorated amount of just your Cheers package starting the date you qualify for DOU?? That would be a question for Carnival. 

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Some people get promotions with the Drinks of Us without qualifying during the cruise. They get it day 1. Sometimes that Drinks on Us is for everywhere in the ship, essentially CHEERS! for that player. I have read of people talking to the Casino helpdesk about how to get this applied. If you call generic Carnival, they probably won't know anything since it is a Casino promotion and offered through a different entity. I think your best option is to talk to them when you board and get your husband's cheers, because I suspect the online order will not see your offer and force you to prepay for it. Harder to get a refund than to get them to only charge you for your husband. Unfortunately you won't get the prepay discount then.

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PLAN NOW, PLAY LATER: FREE* OCEAN VIEW ROOM + MORE

  • Enjoy a Free* Ocean View Room + $500 in FunPlay® Credits
  • Free Drinks On Us! everywhere on board the ship. Terms apply
  • Eligible VIFP Club® Member must sail to qualify for this offer
  • Available on select cruises through June 30, 2021
  • Rate Code FVO will be automatically applied at checkout

This is the offer I have received. You can pay a little extra to have a balcony if you don't want an ocean view. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, mkcurran said:

Nice offer! Did you get a number to call with it? I'm guessing if you ask they will either comp your husband's drinks as well or add in a charge to cover him only.

That would great!  Didn't think about asking for them to comp my husband's drinks too.  I will ask.  The worst that can happen is that they say no, right?

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1 minute ago, my kids mama said:

That would great!  Didn't think about asking for them to comp my husband's drinks too.  I will ask.  The worst that can happen is that they say no, right?

Exactly! Worst, they may ask for more money, but probably not double cheers. But comping sailing companions drinks in not unheard of.

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My offers always include drinks on us, and a card is in a package  in the room when we board. Elite casino offers usually say:

 

Free Drinks On Us everywhere on board the ship for you and one travel companion. Terms apply

 

The list of Elite benefits is extensive. Have a look here:

 

https://www.cclpromos.com/carnivalplayersclub/elite/

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Thanks for posting this.  I just checked my offers and can get a free interior cabin and $400 onboard credit for the Breeze on NYE!  Even though I don't think there will be any cruises out of the USA in 2020 I still booked this free cruise because I'll get a $600 credit if it doesn't sail.  

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57 minutes ago, Ryanryanryan said:

Thanks for posting this.  I just checked my offers and can get a free interior cabin and $400 onboard credit for the Breeze on NYE!  Even though I don't think there will be any cruises out of the USA in 2020 I still booked this free cruise because I'll get a $600 credit if it doesn't sail.  

Awesome!  My cruise is supposed to happen at the end of January, we may not be going either.  I also booked one for January 2022 that starts in Sydney Australia. The flight will be costly, I'm sure.  Same deal as this one though, with free drinks everywhere on the ship, free ocean view,  $500 to play with in the casino. Austrailian dollar, but still a fun offer. 

 

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All the casino offers for the Premier, Elite, and Ultra the benefits are extended to 1 travel companion (except the casino money itself).  I go with my mom.  Your hubby will get the free gifts in the room, get to attend the reception hour and others.  He will get free drinks everywhere with you (some are everywhere and some are only while playing, depends on offer) 🙂 

Some of the casino offers are pretty great!!   Like here's 2 of my moms current offers

 

Elite Cruises Australia: FREE Balacony room +1500 AUD in FunPlay + Drinks on Us eveywhere on board the ship

Book by September 4, 2020

  • Elite Cruise Australia: Exclusive Carnival Players Club offer
  • Get a Free* Balcony Room + $1,500 AUD in FunPlay® Credits
  • Free Drinks On Us everywhere on board the ship for you and one travel companion. Terms apply
  • Rate Code XXX

 

Ultra Cruises: FREE Balcony room +$1000 in FunPlay credits + free Drinks on Us for you and one travel companion

Book by October 16, 2020

  • Exclusive Carnival Players Club® Ultra Cruises offer
  • Invitation Only: Available on select Ultra sailings. Space is extremely limited
  • Enjoy a Balcony Room + $1,000 in FunPlay® Credits
  • Free drinks for you and one travel companion while playing in the casino. Terms apply.
  • A shot at $100,000 in total Cash and Gifts
  • Rate Code XXX
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27 minutes ago, Silverscreen said:

All the casino offers for the Premier, Elite, and Ultra the benefits are extended to 1 travel companion (except the casino money itself).  I go with my mom.  Your hubby will get the free gifts in the room, get to attend the reception hour and others.  He will get free drinks everywhere with you (some are everywhere and some are only while playing, depends on offer) 🙂 

Some of the casino offers are pretty great!!   Like here's 2 of my moms current offers

 

Elite Cruises Australia: FREE Balacony room +1500 AUD in FunPlay + Drinks on Us eveywhere on board the ship

Book by September 4, 2020

  • Elite Cruise Australia: Exclusive Carnival Players Club offer
  • Get a Free* Balcony Room + $1,500 AUD in FunPlay® Credits
  • Free Drinks On Us everywhere on board the ship for you and one travel companion. Terms apply
  • Rate Code XXX

 

Ultra Cruises: FREE Balcony room +$1000 in FunPlay credits + free Drinks on Us for you and one travel companion

Book by October 16, 2020

  • Exclusive Carnival Players Club® Ultra Cruises offer
  • Invitation Only: Available on select Ultra sailings. Space is extremely limited
  • Enjoy a Balcony Room + $1,000 in FunPlay® Credits
  • Free drinks for you and one travel companion while playing in the casino. Terms apply.
  • A shot at $100,000 in total Cash and Gifts
  • Rate Code XXX

Now that is. nice offer!  I didn't book and ultras or elites this time.  The dates didn't work for me.  this is just a regular cruise, but I don't mind. 

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Hi, We received the same offer, looking to cruise Nov 21st, if it does not happen, then we will get the

FC credit and book at a later time. My wife has the drinks anywhere on the ship on her offer, and mine

is in the Casino DOU card, so guess that is how they will do it.

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I have only gotten a few offers for Free Drinks Everywhere but they have all said for two.  I would hope they would not require you to buy Cheers if your husband does.  You essentially already have it.  I would wait on his until I spoke with the onboard casino host. Good luck. 

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8 hours ago, MistyRo76 said:

They aren't giving you Cheers for free. Drinks on Us is totally different and you have to play a certain amount in the casino before you qualify for DOU. Usually DOU drinks are only available in the casino if you're playing, but they have done a couple of promotions that extend that to drinks anywhere on the ship. But you still have to qualify first. I'm not sure what happens though if you and your husband buy Cheers up front and then you qualify for the DOU program. Perhaps if that happens, they would refund the prorated amount of just your Cheers package starting the date you qualify for DOU?? That would be a question for Carnival. 

No, they don't refund Cheers if you qualify onboard for a casino DOU.  Two different programs and many people get both even though you are still capped at 15  alcoholic drinks

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37 minutes ago, lazydayz said:

I have only gotten a few offers for Free Drinks Everywhere but they have all said for two.  I would hope they would not require you to buy Cheers if your husband does.  You essentially already have it.  I would wait on his until I spoke with the onboard casino host. Good luck. 

Yes, they will.  The Cheers folks want their money.

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I called and spoke with someone from the casino.  They told me if we purchase cheers for my husband, I would have to buy it too.  We won't be buying cheers for him.  We have $400 on board credit.  We will just use that to pay for his drinks.  Maybe I will give him one of mine occasionally. We can also bring on 2 bottles of wine. I will still ask the casino host if they will comp his drinks when we get on the ship.  He doesn't gamble though, so they may say no.  Either way, it's a great deal for a cruise.  I even found a pretty decent deal on a flight with southwest, so no worries about losing out if we have to cancel. 

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4 minutes ago, my kids mama said:

I called and spoke with someone from the casino.  They told me if we purchase cheers for my husband, I would have to buy it too.  We won't be buying cheers for him.  We have $400 on board credit.  We will just use that to pay for his drinks.  Maybe I will give him one of mine occasionally. We can also bring on 2 bottles of wine. I will still ask the casino host if they will comp his drinks when we get on the ship.  He doesn't gamble though, so they may say no.  Either way, it's a great deal for a cruise.  I even found a pretty decent deal on a flight with southwest, so no worries about losing out if we have to cancel. 

 

Good plan.  Crazy to buy Cheers for two when one person already gets the same benefit.  Enjoy the cruise! 

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