Originally Posted by zydecocruiser
Nope. They can subsidize my perks.
As Diamond, I still get guaranteed dining times and Captains invite and unlimited laundry and a party or two, and...
Yes, the laundry and VIFP party are extra perks. But for the $49.95 they get immediate access to their cabin, and priority delivery on their luggage, as well as the priority embark.
Considering that pricing is per person, not per cabin... for many of the perks I'd say they are paying much less than most did to get to Platinum or Diamond.
Perhaps Carnival will extend the "extra perks" to those repeaters too
Plus, they are adding people to the "priority boarding" areas, which are sometimes already overly busy.