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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:40 AM
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Where do OBC come from and how do you get them. I apologize if this is a stupid question but I really do not understand any part of how they work or where they come from. Thank you
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Usually, but not always ,OBC comes from your travel agent, or the Cruise line itself. They are trying to push a certain cruise, so they may offer $100 per cabin on-board-credit per cabin. The OBC is simply a credit to what you'll be charging on your Sign-and-Sail card, whether it's for the tips, drinks, bingo, tours or whatever. ie: if you charged $250, and have a $100 OBC, then when your bill comes, you'll only be charged $150. It's a great perk, for sure! Same as cash in the bank.

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OBC if most often granted as either a promotion for a specific cruise/cabin category or as a price adjustment for a previous paid for reservation. It works the same as cash in regards to your sail and sign account.

The best way to get OBC is to pay for your cruise and then keep checking the price. If you are in a lower category cabin, usually some time during the last 30 days, the cruiseline will drop the price to fill the few cabins that are either left unsold, have been turned back in by T/A's or have become available because people have cancelled their cruise.

You cannot depend on your T/A to do this for you because during the last 30 days before the cruise, the price can change by the hour as the cabins are sold. All T/A's will promise to check for you but it is best that you do it yourself.
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Aside from the manner Ken so accurately described, you (or a family member if they wish) may purchase onboard credits in advance of your cruise directly from Carnival.
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Another way to get OBC is to own at least 100 shares of Canrival Corp stock.

You get $50 for a 5 day or less cruise and $100 for 7 day cruises.

You have to file the paperwork before each cruise requesting your OBC and Carnival Corp reserves the right to do away with this perk once a year at their Stockholder's Meeting. So far, they have let it stand.

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Another way to get OBC is to own at least 100 shares of Canrival Corp stock.

You get $50 for a 5 day or less cruise and $100 for 7 day cruises.

You have to file the paperwork before each cruise requesting your OBC and Carnival Corp reserves the right to do away with this perk once a year at their Stockholder's Meeting. So far, they have let it stand.

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This is true, but if you have almost any other OBC or "special" pricing, you can't use the stockholder OBC . You can't combine it with any other OBC that you get from Carnival (or any of the other Carnival lines). From what I understand, if you pay the brochure price you can use the $100.00 per cabin OBC for owning 100 (or more) shares of Carnival stock. It is combinable with an OBC from your TA.

All you need is a copy of your proxy for the year you're sailing if you want to try for it ! Can't hurt to ask, we always do !
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