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mlschef April 18th, 2008 01:39 AM

Fun Ship Dollars
Is there a way to purchase Fun Ship Dollars online and have them applied directly to your S&S account without having the certificate mailed to you and then having to turn around and mail it right back to Carnival?

Sammy1954 April 18th, 2008 07:08 AM

On carnivals web site you can either call or order them on line.
I would say your best bet is to call and buy them and tell them
what you want them to do.
I always buy them and turn them in when I get on the ship.
You dont have to mail them in either just take them with you
and turn them on at the purser's desk. they will credit them to
your account there.
Double check when you call but thats how I have done it in the
past and will be doing the same next week.


Adatudy April 18th, 2008 09:18 AM

what are fun ship dollars?

rjburd April 18th, 2008 10:10 AM

Prepaid "dollars" you can use to purchase cruises and pay for onboard spending. If you buy them ahead of time, it means less cash on you while you're traveling.

Floridanamaw April 18th, 2008 11:21 AM

These are the instruction that somebody from cruisemates posted last year (I believe it was Luanne). I followed the instructions and when I got onboard I had an on board credit for the amount I had ordered.

Go to the Carnival web site. Put in your pass word and go to Fun Ship Dollars. Click on there, and buy what you think you will spend on your cruise. If you don't have the money for all of what you think you will need, then buy a few at a time. They will ask for your booking # plus your address. In the box where it says address, put your booking # where it says city, state, put your cabin number and the words "On Board Credit" Within an hour I had an e-mail confirming the amount, plus that it was applied to my account. I printed it out, and will take it with me. I know it worked, because when I received my doc's it said the amount of on board credit. Now the reason the Carnival site doesn't say how to do it already, is because cruise web sites are faster than Carnival.

If you don't have a cabin assigned yet, you might be better off calling Carnival and purchasing them that way.

Sammy1954 April 18th, 2008 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by Adatudy
what are fun ship dollars?

:D fun ship dollars are like gift cards you buy for your
self or someone else going on a cruise. I buy them
for months before going on my cruise then they credit
my sign and sail account for the dollar amount. Just
one way to pay for things you buy on the ship and then
dont have a bill at the end of a cruise.
Kind of makes it nice at the end not to have this big bill
from having to much fun. Any left if and when that would
ever happen they return the difference. Just makes it
a nice way to pay for all your fun in advance.

sammy 1954

kokopops April 18th, 2008 01:32 PM

fun ship dollars
can you use fun ship dollars to pay for the tips? what is the minumun of fun ship dollars one should buy if they are going that route?

Sammy1954 April 18th, 2008 07:03 PM

Re: fun ship dollars

Originally Posted by kokopops
can you use fun ship dollars to pay for the tips? what is the minumun of fun ship dollars one should buy if they are going that route?

your tips run ten dollars a day so times that by the number of days
you will be on the ship and you can buy fun ship dollars in 25, 50,
100 and so on ahead of time and I would say they are as good as
call carnival and ask to be sure if you buy gift cards if they will take
the tips from that credit on your account.
You can also use them to pay for a cruise as well.


ferrangi April 18th, 2008 07:58 PM

Another option,
If you have TA you can pay them the money (credit/atm) and they will add is on board credit. That's what I've been doing a little at a time. Okay once so far, but just got my taxes back.... :-P
headed down to my agent very soon. :wink:

mlschef April 18th, 2008 11:23 PM

Thanks for everyones response.

Ro April 18th, 2008 11:53 PM

We purchased in one years time $400.00 fun ship dollars for our on board credit for the sign and sail card. Most I mailed in certified mail because I felt safe having proof of doing so and the rest we purchased onlnine. I put our name on the info section and then instead of the address we wrote ON BOARD CREDIT they applied it to our cabin booking number. That way you do not have to mail them in just print out the receipt and keep it for proof of payment just in case.

pkw1966 April 21st, 2008 12:35 AM

I purchased Fun Ship Dollars on line and had them applied as on board credit. I received an email confirming the transaction. After we boarded the ship, I went to the purser's desk and confirmed the amount of OBC. It was there and available for use that day. On the second or third day of our cruise, I received a confirmation of my Fun Ship Dollar purchases. The confirmation slips were left under my door.

On the last day of the cruise, I received a refund check for the unused OBC. I cashed the check at the purser's desk before we left the ship. (Just a tip-they will require a photo i.d. to cash any refund check.)

Ro April 21st, 2008 08:31 AM

I always receive my total for the receipt by email also and then I call up and confirm it is correct later on closer to the cruise. Only time I had a mistake a couple of weeks ago when my fiance' gave me 50.00 to put down on his total and instead of seeing it was his they gave it to me as I used my debt card but wrote in his name on the information part. It will work out though I will end up buying him something like drinks etc for his $50.00 for the money he didn't receive under his name. I never had a problem before with using those fun dollars as on board credit. I received my refund exactly the way PKW did unless they put it back as a refund on a credit card depends how you purchase them. I used a debt card so they treated it like cash.

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