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ferrangi October 23rd, 2007 06:52 PM

VIP option??
I was told that even if you don't book a suite you can play extra to a VIP, is this true? I heard it was about $40.00 a person, I think.

Kuki October 23rd, 2007 07:54 PM

Never heard of that AT ALL. For $40 everyone would be lining up to pay it, then VIP would be the "here's the line for everyone" LOL

Ron October 23rd, 2007 07:59 PM

Methinks you were given baaad info. If that be the case, I would go to the regular line and beat you aboard!! :wink:

rosetattoo October 23rd, 2007 08:48 PM

Nope, you'll have to do it the old fashioned'll have to earn it.

Beau222 October 24th, 2007 08:09 AM

We joined the CVC, have not used any points for cruises yet but have used the membership for the VIP perks.

ferrangi October 24th, 2007 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by Beau222
We joined the CVC, have not used any points for cruises yet but have used the membership for the VIP perks.

forgive my ignorance, but what is CVC??

Irish Girl October 24th, 2007 06:23 PM

forgive my ignorance, but what is CVC??[/quote]

Carnival Vacation Club. They used to sell memberships onboard. Some people liked it, others didn't It was quite expensive IMHO.

They don't sell the memberships anymore, but anyone who is still a member can use their points until they're gone.

Beau222 October 24th, 2007 11:03 PM

Yes they are an expensive up front cost, basically we are prepaying for our next set of cruises. Plan is to use the points portion on small 4 - 5 day sailings they are often and inexpensive. by doing this we are building up or inventory of cruises towards VIP status. Right now we get the best discounted rate paying cash and not using points but still get the perks.

mimiluvs2travel October 27th, 2007 02:12 AM

i was told that for VIP or Conceirge service you need to have `10 carnival cruises behind you. My problem is that the ones I took in the late 90s are not in their computer. I have to find proof. they say their computer records only go to mid 1995. I have 3 or 4 prior to that. On NCL we got Conceirge service just because we had a balcony stateroom on our hawaiian cruise. The best part was being first for embarkation and debarkation and to disembark on the final day, we were wisked off the ship before anyone else... We went from Lobby to our cab in less than 5 minutes including customs! We were escorted by the Conceirge who walked faster than i could run! Next thing you knew it we were out on the street.

lhp October 27th, 2007 11:39 AM

VIP Check In are "awarded" one of three ways:

10 cruises on Carnival (all cruises count - even CTN)
Cat 11 or 12
CVC member (they no longer sell these packages any longer and
the outstanding memberships will expire 05-2012)

As for those who have "old" Carnival cruises that are not listed, you can have them added.

We had 8 added to our history. We faxed them embarkation pictures.

Also, remember that if you used a TA (which a lot of folks did back then) the TA may have some old records that can help you get the credit you have earned.

Happy Cruising!!

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