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Sandylynn 03-25-2011 12:13 PM

$200 off cruise
 
When we were on our cruise last year, they offered a $200.00 discount on your next cruise if you booked that day. Is this a full 200 off the cruise? Or does anyone know how it works, thanks

Jim C. 03-25-2011 12:45 PM

I think you are referring to the Future Cruise Certificates. Its "up to $200" based on the length of cruise you book. A 7 day cruise nets you $100 On Board Credit (OBC).

Here's the deal. You buy a FCC on board during your cruise for $100. You don't HAVE TO book a cruise, just the certificate. Then within the next 2 years (I think its 2 now, they just recently changed it from 5) you book any cruise you want. You send in the certificate along with your booking number and they apply the $100 to your cruise pay off amount. Then depending on the length of your cruise you can get up to $200 in OBC. So for a 7 day cruise you are ahead by $100. Its really a good deal. If you for some reason can't take a cruise within the certificates life span you can send it in and they will refund your $100. So it really a no risk thing. (Unless you lose the FCC) You can only use one per booking number. And one per passenger. We get two cabins so we get one in my wife's name and one in mine and put one to each cabin. It works out really well. Which reminds me I still need to send mine in for our August cruise. :p

Sandylynn 03-25-2011 02:55 PM

Thanks for your reply Jim...So if you have 4 ppl in a large cabin..(and everyone pays for their cruise separately) .you can only get up to 100 on board credit for that cabin...like 25 each? for a 7 day cruise...

Van Beach 03-25-2011 03:13 PM

We were on a cruise in December and we did this. Up to $200 if you book a cruise within 4 years. We already booked for next December - FYI - the certificate money goes on the balance of the cruise not off your deposit when you book.

Dwayne 03-25-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandylynn (Post 286788)
Thanks for your reply Jim...So if you have 4 ppl in a large cabin..(and everyone pays for their cruise separately) .you can only get up to 100 on board credit for that cabin...like 25 each? for a 7 day cruise...

The person whose name is on the Certificate will need to make the booking and send the certificate in. The OBC will be issued on that person's Sail & Sign account. They may be able to split it with the other accounts in the cabin at the Info Desk. Sometimes not depending if it is a Refundable OBC. If they can't do it, you can handle it yourself by getting cash on your Sail & Sign account in the casino and giving the others their share if you wish. I've done this with Early Saver OBC's I wanted to share.

Also read my post HERE.

Jim C. 03-28-2011 08:20 AM

Sandy- Dwayne already answered but yes, only one per cabin (actually one per booking #) That's why we get one in my wife's name and one in mine. We then get 2 cabins and 2 booking numbers (note that if one person books both cabins then it will show up on one booking number) This way we get to use 2 FCCs. Of course you need to have 2 cabins to make this work but our girls are pushing 18 years old and putting all 4 of us in one cabin can be tight (although in the Dream's family ocean view cabins with the duel bathrooms it was not too bad.)

Sandylynn 03-28-2011 11:58 AM

OK, so only 1 person in the cabin can buy the $100.00 certificate..this $100.00 will be put towards the balance owing of the cruise cost, not towards your deposit...ok, so no money made yet at this point....then they will give you up to $200.00 on your sign and sail card...how is the amount that they credit you determined?

Jim C. 03-28-2011 01:18 PM

Well actually (and I hope I don't confuse you saying this) anyone in the cabin can buy one because they are for "Future" bookings only. They can't be applied to the cruise you are on when you buy one. BUT when they are redeemed (i.e. you book a cruise) then only one per booking number can be redeemed AND the person booking the cruise has to be named on the certificate. (So if either you or your spouse wants to be able to redeem it, make you they put it in both your names.)

Example
So lets say you buy one on a cruise. You spend $100. They will deliver it to your cabin before the end of the cruise. Then when you get home you book another cruise. You put your deposit down just like any other booking. Then lets say your balance for your cruise is $1500. You take out your FCC, write your new cruise booking number on it, and mail it to Carnival. When they process it (which could be a couple of weeks before your final payment is due.) They will credit your balance with the $100 so now you only owe $1400. Then they will also give you an on board credit determined by the length of the cruise. A 7-9 day cruise is $100 OBC, $200 for 12 days or more (don't ask me about 10-11 days because I don't know maybe those are $150??) 3-5 days its $50, 6 day is $75. The on board credit should show up on your booking's documents. Then you can spend it on board when you are cruising.

For more details you can look here- What is the Loyalty and Cruise Vacation Program - FAQ's - Carnival Funville

Dwayne 03-28-2011 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim C. (Post 286861)
Well actually (and I hope I don't confuse you saying this) anyone in the cabin can buy one because they are for "Future" bookings only. They can't be applied to the cruise you are on when you buy one. BUT when they are redeemed (i.e. you book a cruise) then only one per booking number can be redeemed AND the person booking the cruise has to be named on the certificate. (So if either you or your spouse wants to be able to redeem it, make you they put it in both your names.)

Example
So lets say you buy one on a cruise. You spend $100. They will deliver it to your cabin before the end of the cruise. Then when you get home you book another cruise. You put your deposit down just like any other booking. Then lets say your balance for your cruise is $1500. You take out your FCC, write your new cruise booking number on it, and mail it to Carnival. When they process it (which could be a couple of weeks before your final payment is due.) They will credit your balance with the $100 so now you only owe $1400. Then they will also give you an on board credit determined by the length of the cruise. A 7-9 day cruise is $100 OBC, $200 for 12 days or more (don't ask me about 10-11 days because I don't know maybe those are $150??) 3-5 days its $50, 6 day is $75. The on board credit should show up on your booking's documents. Then you can spend it on board when you are cruising.

For more details you can look here- What is the Loyalty and Cruise Vacation Program - FAQ's - Carnival Funville

Jim - Most excellent! I clicked the link and it had me logged in as IslandCruz. That is funny. My resources exposed. LOL! :D

3-5 day cruises $50, 6 day cruises $75, 7-11 day cruises $100, and then 12 day + cruises $200.

Jabee 03-28-2011 07:58 PM

I got one on my last cruise...
 
I will use it on a five day from Mobile...

So I spent $100 and get $150 back...
a good deal any time

I think they also have some deal if you book your next cruise while on board, but not sure how that works.


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