Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 27th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22
Default Price Drop Question

Those who have asked and recieved a ship credit because the price dropped, are you going only with the price on Carnival's site?

I noticed the price for 8A guar hasn't dropped on the site, or 2 of the online sites. But 2 others have dropped the price 250.! For 2 of us, that would add up to alot of drinks! But I'm not sure if Carnival has a Walmart type "we'll beat their price" type plan.

So, if another site drops the price, will Carnival honor their price? (I booked through Carnival to begin with)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 27th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,396
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

It never hurts to call and ask, depending on price you booked with to begin with, most of the time they will either honor the new price drop, or give you shipboard credits, which is also nice...Give them a call and see what they say, good luck.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 27th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 22
Default

It would be wonderful! At 250, we'd get 500.00 in credit, which would easily pay for our tips and most of our drinking!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 5th, 2006, 05:40 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Huntsville, TX
Posts: 7
Default

As long as you didn't book through your Sea Miles card you will probably get the onboard credit, Sea Miles told us Friday, they would not honor any price drops. Oh well, we will be on a cruise, so who cares.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 6th, 2006, 06:03 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 45
Default

When we booked through Cruise800 they refunded our credit card back when the price dropped. It was a few weeks before sailing, don't know what they do when it is close to sailing.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 6th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,381
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

If Carnival offered the lower price, they "may" lower the price. If you found the lower price elsewhere, Carnival won't match the price.

Just one reason I would never book direct with the cruise line!!! A travel agent is your agent, and represents YOU. An agent at the cruise line works FOR THE CRUISE LINE, and works for THEM.
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 6th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,396
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

Thanks Moose Man,
Just another valid reason to always book with a travel agent :-)
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 7th, 2006, 09:11 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default

the cruise line will only honor a price drop on its site. They do not price match. The discount is offered thru that particular site, that's it.
IF the lower price is EXACTLY the same as what you have now and is not for an original booking, call and ask them if you can transfer your booking from Carnival to them at their advertised reduced price. Ask if there are any fees attached.
If you can't do that, then look into cancelling your original reservation with Carnival and re-booking with the other agency, again find out if there are any fees attached to the cancellation.
Do the math - see if its worth your while.
Another option would be to go to your local travel agency with the price from the internet site and tell them that you will give them your business if they can meet or beat this price, let them do all the leg-work for you. This is what i would do, it will save you time, hassle and probably some money. Your TA can do all the things i mentioned for you!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 10th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Farmington, Missouri
Posts: 46
Default

I booked though Carnival on the Conquest with a Past guess discount for $599.00 Cat 4B on Main deck for ourselves and our parents. Well, I saw the price go down (on Orbitz, cruisesonly and cruises) to $449.00 for a 4B for a senior discount. It took 5 phone calls to different agents and finally got an agent to give only my parents an on board credit of $50.00 each with a total of $100.00. They said if we had booked a senior discount, ten the credit would have been a full amount. $100.00 was good...
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 10th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Easton, PA
Posts: 53
Default

so, are you saying that I should check with my T/A soon to see if the price dropped and if it did, she will refund our credit card?
__________________
<a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/">
<img border="0" src="http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10726;128/st/20060426/e/Carnival+Legend/k/d154/event.png"></a>
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old March 11th, 2006, 07:55 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,396
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

HI Nic,
Yes, if you should see a price drop, call your travel agent. It will also depend on when you booked, if you got some special price, they can't always refund any price difference, but your t/a will be able to tell you if you can or not. It never hurts to ask.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
canival, honor, lower, price

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pride of America Balcony Price Drop Question bigvin21 Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 March 25th, 2009 07:56 AM
Cruise Price Drop Question? brewtown Royal Caribbean International 4 January 14th, 2009 01:41 AM
Final payment - price drop question cherylroy Carnival Cruise Lines 1 August 25th, 2008 10:53 PM
Question about drop in price karessamom Carnival Cruise Lines 7 June 29th, 2005 07:49 PM
Price drop/on board credit question new2cruising Carnival Cruise Lines 11 November 5th, 2003 07:41 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1