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Old 06-02-2010, 01:51 PM
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Sounds like a boo-boo to me. I checked and the rate is $379.00 like you said. They may still catch it during the audit though. As honest as I am I probably wouldn't call them. Like Penny, I've lost enough in the casinos over the years to times that at least by 50.

If I was using a TA I would call them, as it impacts their commission.

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Old 06-02-2010, 07:39 PM
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When do they do the audit dwayne?
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Every night to the best of my knowledge. I'm getting ready to audit a vacation property's daily business right now. If it still stands after 2 business days - "It should be all good" and no worries from my experiences.

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Old 06-03-2010, 05:16 AM
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well then after 2 audits its still says I paid $339.00. So with the certificate I paid $289.00 and add the $100.00 OBC man I made off like a bandit!! . I will be watching,but the fare went from $379.00 to $419.00 overnight. I hope someone does"nt get in trouble though,i would feel very bad. NEVER SEEN this happen before.
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You did make out like a bandit!

I've seen it happen a few times, usually it is the other way around.

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Old 06-26-2010, 12:39 AM
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WooHoo! I just got up-decked to Empress Deck!

I have always been on the Empress Deck on the Fantasy class ships and was sorta dreading being on the Main Deck because I don't like elevators.

The Past Guest rate dropped and it included up-decks to Empress. It pays to keep an eye on the rates if you booked the Early Saver.

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We went on our first cruise this past April on the Dream, and it was just that ... a DREAM!!! It was such a hit that we are already planning our next Cruise for April 2012. The Early Saver rate is posted and is very good. I am wondering about these extra discounts that are all posted here. We have heard nothing from Carnival since our return. No Past Guest mailing or numbers ... nothing. How does one go about requesting a past guest number, and is it better to book the Early Saver price, or wait to see if some better program comes along?

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The Early Saver Program is the best rate to protect you if there's a price reduction. The downfall of Early Saver though, is the deposit is non-refundable. Therefore; you want to ensure you take out travel insurance in the event of cancellation. Early Saver is offered on 3-5 day cruises up to three months prior to sailing. On 6 day and longer cruises it is offered up to 5 months prior to sailing. If you book later than those windows the Early Booking offer goes away and other rate promotions may be offered. There's never a guarantee on what promotions will be offered. A lot depends on how well a particular sailing is selling.

You can sign up for the Past Guest program and find out information here. You'll note an email is also provided to ask questions to the past guest desk.
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We went on our first cruise this past April on the Dream, and it was just that ... a DREAM!!! It was such a hit that we are already planning our next Cruise for April 2012. The Early Saver rate is posted and is very good. I am wondering about these extra discounts that are all posted here. We have heard nothing from Carnival since our return. No Past Guest mailing or numbers ... nothing. How does one go about requesting a past guest number, and is it better to book the Early Saver price, or wait to see if some better program comes along?
Hey ref, your past guest number should be on your Sail and Sign card from the Dream if you still have it. If not you can access it by using the link given or calling Carnival. Actually any Travel Agent the sells Carnival cruises can get it for you as well.

They stopped sending out the Welcome Home letters a long while back. Now you will get a copy of Currents (Carnival's Guest Magazine) with the next mailing. They mail these out twice a year. It will also have your Past Guest Number on it. It will have Past Guest offers in it as well.

You don't have to wait on that to access Past Guest rates that are available. When you go to Carnival.com and click the "Find a Cruise" tab there is an option to check a box for Past Guest, and your State Residency (They often have Resident Rates), and if you are 55 or older for the Senior Rates. This will allow the search to include those rates if they are available.

I like Early Saver because of the price protection it affords. It also allows me to take advantage of any price drops or up-decks I am eligible for up to 2 days of sailing. Now the deposit is non refundable. However, if you should have to cancel your cruise outside of the penalty period they will hold your deposit in house for up to 1 year less a $50pp Admin fee so you can re-book without losing it all.

The lower fares and up-decks have to be advertised by Carnival and you be eligible for them. Actually, my term "up-decks" isn't always accurate as you can really be upgraded with Early Saver. I went from inside to outside last year, and still got a bunch of OBC's. It's going to depend on the particular sailing.

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I like Early Saver because of the price protection it affords. It also allows me to take advantage of any price drops or up-decks I am eligible for up to 2 days of sailing. Now the deposit is non refundable. However, if you should have to cancel your cruise outside of the penalty period they will hold your deposit in house for up to 1 year less a $50pp Admin fee so you can re-book without losing it all.
Note: The 2-days is up to two "Business" days before sailing.
 
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