Originally Posted by chowery883
hI NEWLYWEDS. CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE ALWAYS HOLDS THERE PRICE HIGHER THAN THE MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT SALE FOR THEM, SO JUST SURF THE WEBB FOR THOSE REDUCTIONS. I FOUND MINE ON TRAVELOCITY. THE AGENT SAID SHE CANNOT WATCH FOR REDUCTIONS THERES TOO MANY OTHER COMPANIES OUT THERE SELLING CARNIVAL CRUISES. I IMAGINE YOU'VE GOT UP TO A WEEK BEFORE DEPARTURE. CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE TO FILL OUT A CLAIM FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO CARNIVAL FOR APPROVAL THEN IT TAKES 72 HOURS TO MAKE THE CHANGES ON YOUR PAPERS
Any price you see openly advertised, you will also find on Carnival's website. CCL's policy does NOT allow any seller of travel to advertise a lower rate than Carnival. And by the same token, when Carnival drops prices [if they do] close to a sailing, those prices are available to ALL TA's as well.
To find TA's selling below CCL's advertised prices, you must contact that TA. The lower price comes from them giving you part of their commission.