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I'm a cruise newby (only one cruise under my belt) and am going on the Inspiration in November. What is this mysterious 45 day letter I keep seeing in postings. Does Carnival send these out 45 days prior to deprature to let you know some last minute details? My first cruise was booked within 30 days of departure so I did not get a 45 day letter.

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I sailed the Conquest last September, and honestly, I don't remember getting one at all.
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I have cruise numerous times and have never received a letter --someone pulling your leg
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You must be talking about receiving your Documents. They usually arrive around 45 days prior to departure, and have all the details of your cruise in them. If you opted for a "Guarantee" cabin, then more often than not, the "docs" will have your cabin assignment. Is this, perhaps, what you're talking about?

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The 45 day letter is something that Carnival sends out if you write them, about good or bad experiences you had while on your cruise......then you call 45 days before your next Carnival cruise & they give you a choice of different things to be in your room.....Champagne, strawberries, drink tickets.....that type of thing........as a thanks for telling us type of thing........



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Wow,
I had never heard of a letter like that, nice :-)
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Thanks so much! Is there a certain address I need to mail my letter to. My husband wanted me to let Carnival know of our first experience anyway (Jan 2008). It was so great that we have booked another cruise in November and are bringing our extended families with us (5 cabins).
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I wrote to Carnival after my Conquest cruise to let them know how awesome it was and to ask how come I (and my mom) still haven't gotten any issues of Currents magazine. I got a letter in the mail and it was the 45 day letter!!!! I also got two issues of the last Currents magazine as well!!!!!

I'll use the letter for my upcoming cruise. IF you are so inclined to write to them and tell them what was good or bad or what could be improved, I am sure you'll get a 45-day letter to use towards a wee thank you gift for your next cruise!!!
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Here's the address........

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3655 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, Fl. 33178-2428
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Good luck..........



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Made note of that, I will be sending a letter too. Thanks for the info!!!!!! Anything helps no matter what it is.
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I'm going to try that too. Thanks for the info.
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okay, my letter is done... we shall now begin the waiting game..
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We had some issues on our first cruise with debarkation and I wrote to carnival I was then asked to call, I was first offered a Bon Voyage gift which I was not happy with so then we were offered $50.00 each onboard credit which I accepted. I later received a letter that told me to call 45 days prior to sailing and the credit was applied to my account.
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I have recieved 2 letters from Carnival. I recieved choclate covered Strawberries on the first one, and about to use the second one, on our Liberty cruise in Aug. I hadn't made my mind up, for that one yet.

All I did, was fill out the survey at the end of the cruise. And a few months later, I recieved a lett stateing to call Carnival 45 days before my sail date.

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I don't recall seeing any survey, but if there was, Im sure we would have filled it out. My sister and I do that often. Because you never know when you might get something back.
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I don't recall seeing any survey, but if there was, Im sure we would have filled it out. My sister and I do that often. Because you never know when you might get something back.
You'll recieve this survey form, towards your last day of your cruise. If you go to any of the debarkation talks, your cruise director will meantion this several times, up to a 20 minute talk on how to fill it out . By this form, is how Carnival grades there employees, and each department on the ship. This is nothing new. Its been going on since 2001 for sure.

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The 45-day letter has been around for quite a while. When we return from a cruise, we will write the Guest Relations Department and tell them about our experience. We rarely have a complaint on Carnival. We usually tell them about staff or crew that go out of their way to make it a great cruise vacation, etc. But, if you have a particular concern/suggestion, you can include that in your letter also. Anyway, they will sometimes send you a letter responding to your comments, advising you to contact a special phone number 45 days before your next cruise in order to receive a special gift compliments of "Guest Relations Department." Sometimes you can choose what special gift you would like (chocolate strawberries, champagne, etc.) or they will offer you an on-board credit. For example on our last cruise, they gave us a $50 on-board credit.

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My family and friends went on a cruise together. We had a few things that were substandard that happened. I wrote and was sent a letter that instructed me to call 45 days out and they offered me a selection of free gifts on my next cruise. It was nice but if you get the offer go online and take a look at the offerings under the gifts section. That way you will know which one is worth more. :-)
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Okay, thank you everyone for the tip on the 45 day letter. I just got mine in the mail and yes, we are to call within 45 days of our next cruies to recieve our special von boyage gift.....

Thanks again, we can use all the freebies we can get.
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Okay, thank you everyone for the tip on the 45 day letter. I just got mine in the mail and yes, we are to call within 45 days of our next cruies to recieve our special von boyage gift.....

Thanks again, we can use all the freebies we can get.
First ... I crack up my friend each time I see the pic of you in those funny glasses... reminds me of how much fun you and Pam were on our cruise.

Remember to go online and check out the gift type things they will offer you things that you could order for yourself through the site. That way you can choose something worth more :-)
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Okay, thank you everyone for the tip on the 45 day letter. I just got mine in the mail and yes, we are to call within 45 days of our next cruies to recieve our special von boyage gift.....

Thanks again, we can use all the freebies we can get.
First ... I crack up my friend each time I see the pic of you in those funny glasses... reminds me of how much fun you and Pam were on our cruise.

Remember to go online and check out the gift type things they will offer you things that you could order for yourself through the site. That way you can choose something worth more :-)
Yeah, I pretty much no what I don't want.... any type of food, I can eat all I want when I get there. Drink coupons or Obc would by great.

By the way, we have new glasses the our next cruise... I can't wait to show them to you.
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Got my letter today in the mail......looking forward to a nice little perk on my next cruise, which is already booked....thank goodness before more fuel surcharge increases
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Got my letter today in the mail......looking forward to a nice little perk on my next cruise, which is already booked....thank goodness before more fuel surcharge increases
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okay, only 30 days left until we can call about our 45 day letter...
But who's counting....?
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21- days left and counting 66- days to sail away , and counting

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1 day to call about gift and 46 days to sail.
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1 day to call about gift and 46 days to sail.
Whooo hoooo, please let us know what they offered to you... I'm very interested in knowing some of the options...
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I made my call too late in the day today. Will be calling first thing in the morning and I will let you know what they offer.
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Called Carnival this morning. My choices were a bottle of wine red or white, a bottle of champange, bar coupons, soft drink coupons, fruit basket, chocolate ship, picture coupon and one other thing but I can't remember what it was. The DW said to take the drink coupons. Being the good husband that I am I did what I was told to do. I will be sure to drink a toast to all the CruiseMates with our first drink.
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Called Carnival this morning. My choices were a bottle of wine red or white, a bottle of champange, bar coupons, soft drink coupons, fruit basket, chocolate ship, picture coupon and one other thing but I can't remember what it was. The DW said to take the drink coupons. Being the good husband that I am I did what I was told to do. I will be sure to drink a toast to all the CruiseMates with our first drink.
Execellent, what a nice bonus. I can't wait for my turn... thanks for sharing.
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