Also, the past guest party is only on cruises 7 days or longer. Lori, RCCL has the past guest party also and they give you a coupon book in your cabin as a past guest. Its not bad but its not great. On RCCL you don' t start getting the good perks until you have completed 5 cruises.
I thought the past-guest party on the Paradise was great - very nice appetizers (one had caviar and fois gras, others were fresh mozzarella cheese and tomaro bruschetta, one had some kinds of really good chicken in it), fancy pastries and all the drinks we wanted (champagne, blue margaritas, wine, whiskey sours). They also drew a card for a very fancy bottle of champagne that the captain awarded.
I didn't think it was bad, we had a good time. For what we got the cruise for, I was happy with that. If I paid so much more for a cruise on some of the more upscale lines, I would expect more as a past-guest.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: CARNIVAL RETURNING GUEST
workinmomof3....I paid less for some of my cruises on the more "upscale" lines than on my second Carnival cruise.......and we got a lot more than just a "nice" repeaters party. For what I pay on Carnival I expect a lot more than what I am getting as a repeat cruiser....which is one of the reasons I offer my hard earned money to other cruise lines who APPRECIATE my repeat business. Carnival takes it for granted......others do not!
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
The rates (if you shop intelligently) Carnival offers for the destinations I want to cruise to (I'm cruising again this month in a cabin BY MYSELF for under $400 total), Carnival doesn't need a past guest program.
I will tell you that I have it from a good source that past guest does come into play when upgrades are given (past guest vs. non - the past guest gets the better cabin)