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Old October 25th, 2008, 01:09 AM
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I happend to check the current price for my cruise today and saw that it had dropped from $501 to $456. So I called Carnival and asked if they would credit me the difference and they did. So I have saved $45 by doing nothing! I asked if the price dropped again would I be able lto call back and get another price reduction and she said yes!
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When I booked our Holiday cruise, it was 299 for first 2 passengers, and 149 for next three. Then it went down to 279 & 149 so i got a refund of 40.00 and didn't even have to call, they emaild me to let me know. Now it is down to 249, and I emailed to ask if I would be getting another refund, and they told me that I already had my room assignment, an to refund we would have to unassign the room, and they had just upgraded us from main deck to emporess deck. I am not sure if they are telling me the truth, or i should just leave well enough alone. This will be our first cruise.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Did you book directly with Carnival? If so then there should not be a problem. All I had to do was tell the lady who answerd the pricing difference, she verifyed it and credited me. I asked her if it dropped again would I still be able to get a reduction and she said yes.

If you did not book with Carnival, I am not sure what to do. I booked direct as I was not having any luck with TA's here.

Either way good luck and have a great time on your cruise. This will be my second and I feel like a kid in a candy store.
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Nice Observation - I sail on Inspiration in just 2-weeks and see that the price went down from 1058 to 978 (per couple) some 80 bucks or 40 per person.

I'M CALLING TODAY!!
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Do you call your pvp or just customer service???
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Just received an onboard credit of.............





Wait for it............





$160.00!!!!!
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Shoto, that is great news about the onboard credit. It pays to watch the price of the cruise. Bob
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I called Carnival and they said to speak to the TA. I did so and she said Carnival will NOT refund a difference after FINAL payment.

I would have saved 60 bucks.
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Do you call your pvp or just customer service???
I called and just spoke to whom ever answered. The lady who booked my cruise was on vacation, so I just asked the one who took the call. Again I booked directly with Carnival.

ShotoJuku: Wow thats great! I will keep checking my cruise weekly just in case.
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Just call Carnival directly and know your booking number.
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That is great I will have to look at my cruise and see if the price went down.
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Mehawk--I could have saved $54, but in the longrun I would have ended up paying $600+ more by paying it off now or in the next week or so....The Canadian dollar is low and when I paid it off it was around 97 cents, so I guess they will keep my $54.....
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I called Carnival and they said to speak to the TA. I did so and she said Carnival will NOT refund a difference after FINAL payment.

I would have saved 60 bucks.
If you book through carnival they will give you a refund after the final payment. I just received one and we sail in a week.......
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Lou, I am glad you are getting it.
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Generally, when you have made final payment you will get OBC not a refund. Either way you get money and thats the best thing. I am paying $739 for an 8E for 8 days which I think is a great deal. Of course add the fees and its not such a bargain. I check pricing every day.
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Generally, when you have made final payment you will get OBC not a refund. Either way you get money and thats the best thing. I am paying $739 for an 8E for 8 days which I think is a great deal. Of course add the fees and its not such a bargain. I check pricing every day.
Is it a good idea to check daily? I was just checking by chance. But if checking daily helps me save money then I am all for it!
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Update... TA came through with an upgrade from an ocean view to a balcony... SWEET!
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Update... TA came through with an upgrade from an ocean view to a balcony... SWEET!
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I'm waiting right now to see if my TA can get an OBC - I pray she can! I'm a devote carnival sailor - and always book early! They need to give us some incentive to book early and get the savings! I don't think we should be penalized cuz we already paid off the trip. I hope she gets it for me! I'll let you know.
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Thanks for the heads up tbowman! I just check and our Dec. $549 balcony has dropped to $499. I’ll be calling as soon as I get home. The original price I found it at was $599 and we though that was too good to pass up.

Carnival has lowered our prices after the finial payment before but one of the previous posters is correct, it’s in onboard credit instead of a refund. I’ll let you know how we our request turns out. We have a new vacation planner at Carnival so I’ll see if he’s as good as our previous one.
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I HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL TA!!!!!!!!!! We leave next month ------ and I have a 385.00 on board credit!!!!!!! Wahoo!!!!!! That paid for all 3 of our gratuities plus more!!!!! Nope.....didn't book with carnival and final payment was done already. She is wonderful!!!!!!!!
Now......what do I do? Will it automatically show up when I log onto the TV screen to view my folio? Awesome!!!!
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Thanks so much for posting this information....I checked Carnival's website and saw that our cruise had lowered its price too! I called the 800# and not only saved $100 per person, but also was upgraded from an 8B to 8H.

Now, my question is (if anyone happens to know)....now we're on the 8th floor, directly under the Lido Deck (Miracle)...........is this a good move or will it be noisy???? This cruise is for me and my mom, and we don't want a lot of noise....

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Thanks for the heads up tbowman! I just check and our Dec. $549 balcony has dropped to $499. I’ll be calling as soon as I get home. The original price I found it at was $599 and we though that was too good to pass up.

Carnival has lowered our prices after the finial payment before but one of the previous posters is correct, it’s in onboard credit instead of a refund. I’ll let you know how we our request turns out. We have a new vacation planner at Carnival so I’ll see if he’s as good as our previous one.
Our vacation planner got us $60 in onboard credit from the price change. Since we have paid the final payment he had to get supervisor approval but had no problem getting us the discount. It would have been more, but our original price included and upgrade to the empress deck and the price didn't fall there as much as it did for the guarantee price. We chose to stay on the empress deck and only get $60 instead of move down and getting $100.
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Thanks so much for posting this information....I checked Carnival's website and saw that our cruise had lowered its price too! I called the 800# and not only saved $100 per person, but also was upgraded from an 8B to 8H.

Now, my question is (if anyone happens to know)....now we're on the 8th floor, directly under the Lido Deck (Miracle)...........is this a good move or will it be noisy???? This cruise is for me and my mom, and we don't want a lot of noise....

Thanks in advance!!
We had the same thing happen on the Miracle and it didn’t work out so well. Our cabin 8141 was right below a metal stairway on the Lido deck and we could hear a lot of noise from that. Worse though was that the crew stored the deck chairs under those stairs at night so about midnight we would hear them stacking the chairs right above us and sliding the stacks under the stairs. Then at 5:00 they would slide the stacks out and begin setting up the chairs.

Most places should be fine, you can find your cabin on the Carnival deck plan and try to line it up with the Lido deck plan and see if there in anything annoying above you. Chances are you won’t have a problem. Since that time though when offered an upgrade we choose the Empress deck or any deck that has cabins above and below instead of public areas.
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Guess I'm lucky!! And.....have a good TA! We booked a gty - upgraded to the Veranda deck and got a 385.00 on board credit. They gave us the credit after the room was already set. Now, they may change the room?? Doubt it, but doesn't matter.
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I booked with Vacations to Go and they dropped my price easily, just a simple request. They said if it drops more, they'll issue onboard credit. Nice.[/b]
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BobMiller....thank you for your imput....
I was really worried about being on the deck right below the Lido deck.
We had checked the Lido deck floor plan, and our cabin is directly below enclosed seating areas...the area by the pizza.

I'm still thinking I might call back and see if the room on the 7th floor is available....my gut feeling says to go with the 7th floor, but I just don't know what to do.

I've only been on one cruise before - the Legend - this past summer...we were on the 5th deck - Upper Deck...and heard absolutely nothing from anywhere around us...it was heavenly...

My mom and I plan to probably spend time in our room and our balcony quite a bit...
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We called our TA last night, and got $50.00 back on our credit card per cabin, and an additional $126.00 OBC per person!

We are very excited.
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Robin,

You won't have any extra noise on your balcony from the Lido deck and there shouldn't be much noise inside from the area you are under. Maybe some chair sliding during the day but I wouldn't expect it to be bad.

Any deck is fine as long as you avoid some obvious areas like the kitchen, disco, piano bars, show room, and engine room. The staircase took us by surprise so I wanted to point that location out specifically.

I think you will enjoy the location you're in or the 7th deck equally as well. At least you're in a great spot to pop up the stairs and grab some ice cream to eat on your balcony
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The price of our cruise dropped 50.00 per person so I called and they said they would give me the 100.00 OBC but I would lose the room that they put me in and be put back in the guarantee, no big deal because I was in room 1223 anyways not that great at all. A few days later I checked on the status of my cruise and they put me in room 7429!! WOW it's on the empress deck still an interior room and it’s aft but hey I'll take it! Now here’s hoping they give me back the fuel supplement.

P.S. Price of room before tax 299.00 per person cat 4D full week western Caribbean cruise 4 ports, , total including air, all taxes and fees, transportation to and from air port, and cruise 710.00 per person.
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