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Since my neighbor is 80 and sailing with me, I felt waiting till Dec of 2022 is just too far out, and she agreed, so I moved my booking up to 5/3/21 and keeping optimistic that things will be "normal" by then. I have to say Carnival was so wonderful with my changing a second time and didn't charge me any fees. (I changed on Monday from this November to Dec of 2022 and changed it again today to this May) My neighbor also missed her 9/16 final payment (she totally forgot!) and when I found out yesterday I told her to call them immediately and try to get that deposit from being lost! I was so worried for her. 

 

She called and they extended her until 9/25 and this was 2 days after her final payment date passed. I was so relieved they did that for her and thankful to Carnival for doing so. So now we're both booked for May with the same itinerary we had for Nov. and still have $200 each in OBC and the drinks on us in the casino. The price is a bit more than the original November sailing, but it's no matter. It's just nice to know we only have to wait 7 months than 2 years now!! I'm staying cautiously optimistic that all goes well. 🙂 

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I'm glad this worked out so well for you and your friend.  I hope cruising is "normal" in the spring too.  Please write a review if you can!

 

I was supposed to go this December, it was cancelled, and was also supposed to go December 2021 (also cancelled).  I got refunded on the one from this year, and since I only paid a deposit on the one for December 2021 I decided to take the chance and rebook that one with the $600 OBC for February 2022.  It's a shame because I finally got my Mom (77 yrs young) to agree go with me this year which would've been her first cruise, but now she flat our refuses to go with me in 2022.  I also think it's too premature to even plan for her to go with me then as well, so I'm going to enjoy that $600 SOLO, which is also totally great.

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Thanks. I was so afraid Carnival would've told my friend "Sorry" when she called 2 days past her final payment date and was very impressed how Carnival treated her. The same person she spoke with on the phone even sent me an e mail to let me know everything was all set for her which I thought was really nice.

 

Hopefully you can spend the next year convincing your Mom to go with you on that 2022 cruise. I'm sure she'll enjoy herself and get hooked on cruising afterwards. I always remember the excitement of my first cruise and hope you can sway her to change her mind before you go. 🙂 

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2 hours ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

I hope cruising resumes from US ports by next May, although I am not overly optimistic. However, I think it is safe to say the chances of things being back to normal by then are close to zero percent. 

I think saying zero percent for things being normal by next May is being a little too pessimistic. It's still a long ways away and I think sailing will have definitely have resumed by then. 

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My friend showed me her booking today and I was shocked to see she was given $500 OBC!! She said she has no idea why they gave her so much but of course she's beyond thrilled with it lol. 

 

We had the same Nov. booking that we both changed to the same May booking with the $200 OBC offer. I got $200 and for some reason she got the $500. We're both solo with our own cabins and it's a 4 day sailing. 

 

We're also both Gold status too so I doubt it's because of that. The only thing I can think of is maybe because of her age (80) they gave her more? I'm very happy for her, but just wondering why I didn't get the same offer since we're both booked with the same offer and price. Our cabins are right next door to each other too. 

 

Should I call and ask about it? I don't want them to discover it was a mistake by pointing it out to them and then they take it away from her....i'd feel terrible! But $500 OBC for 4 days is such a great deal , i'm wondering if maybe I missed something when I made the change with my booking, or the rep I used overlooked something. 

 

Part of me says leave it alone and don't say anything if it was a mistake on Carnival's part. I want her to have that $500...but I also want it too . 😩

 

Should I just be happy with my $200? 

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On 9/21/2020 at 10:52 PM, OceanZena said:

My friend showed me her booking today and I was shocked to see she was given $500 OBC!! She said she has no idea why they gave her so much but of course she's beyond thrilled with it lol. 

 

We had the same Nov. booking that we both changed to the same May booking with the $200 OBC offer. I got $200 and for some reason she got the $500. We're both solo with our own cabins and it's a 4 day sailing. 

 

We're also both Gold status too so I doubt it's because of that. The only thing I can think of is maybe because of her age (80) they gave her more? I'm very happy for her, but just wondering why I didn't get the same offer since we're both booked with the same offer and price. Our cabins are right next door to each other too. 

 

Should I call and ask about it? I don't want them to discover it was a mistake by pointing it out to them and then they take it away from her....i'd feel terrible! But $500 OBC for 4 days is such a great deal , i'm wondering if maybe I missed something when I made the change with my booking, or the rep I used overlooked something. 

 

Part of me says leave it alone and don't say anything if it was a mistake on Carnival's part. I want her to have that $500...but I also want it too . 😩

 

Should I just be happy with my $200? 

You're in a tough spot there.  Could she have possibly pre-paid for things onboard that they converted to an OBC?  

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On 9/26/2020 at 1:41 PM, JerseyGirlJen said:

You're in a tough spot there.  Could she have possibly pre-paid for things onboard that they converted to an OBC?  

She showed me her booking and said she hasn't prepaid for anything yet. It's a mystery why she got that much, but I don't want to jeopardize her losing it if I bring it up so I haven't said anything to Carnival. I just accepted my $200 and will be happy for her $500. 

 

I'd feel terrible if I brought it up to Carnival and they say "Oops! Looks like we made a mistake with her booking", and they lower her back to $200. So i'll just keep quiet....but man, how i'd love to have $500 OBC for a 4 day cruise!!

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On 9/28/2020 at 11:36 AM, OceanZena said:

She showed me her booking and said she hasn't prepaid for anything yet. It's a mystery why she got that much, but I don't want to jeopardize her losing it if I bring it up so I haven't said anything to Carnival. I just accepted my $200 and will be happy for her $500. 

 

I'd feel terrible if I brought it up to Carnival and they say "Oops! Looks like we made a mistake with her booking", and they lower her back to $200. So i'll just keep quiet....but man, how i'd love to have $500 OBC for a 4 day cruise!!

I wouldn't say anything either.  Maybe she'll share a bit and put a specialty restaurant or some of your cocktails on her nice little OBC 😀

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I just want to update to say I managed to get through on the phone today and the Carnival rep was wonderful! He granted me the $300 OBC for this latest offer to move November bookings even though I recently moved my Nov. booking up to May. I was so happy to get it because I waited and waited for Carnival to make their November announcement for weeks until finally giving up and moving it....and then they made their announcement of the offer. 😭

 

I was afraid they would say "Sorry, you're out of luck!", but they were so great about it and gave the $300 without question. I feel so relieved now. 😌

 

 

 

 

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