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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Dont know if others have experienced this (atleast I havent seen it posted) but when I called today as I am 44 days away........I had a choice of not ONE but TWO of the following
wine red or white
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soft drink coupons
6 ounce chocolate ship
8 oz chocolate asst
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or room decoration

I was surprised when I told her I would take the bar coupons and then she said your other choice
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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Congrats Jayman.......I'll be finding out in about a week.......that's when I can call about mine.......

Or was that incase your first choice wasn't avalible????




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Congrats Jayman.......I'll be finding out in about a week.......that's when I can call about mine.......

Or was that incase your first choice wasn't avalible????




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Very good point, now I am trying to think back to the actually wording of the conversation......I am certain that she said I can select two choices, and she didn't state that I would only be receiving one of the two choices.......who knows......can someone who has used these letters in the past let us know.......I will definately let you know once I get back as well.
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Congrats Jayman.......I'll be finding out in about a week.......that's when I can call about mine.......

Or was that incase your first choice wasn't avalible????




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Very good point, now I am trying to think back to the actually wording of the conversation......I am certain that she said I can select two choices, and she didn't state that I would only be receiving one of the two choices.......who knows......can someone who has used these letters in the past let us know.......I will definately let you know once I get back as well.
I used mine too, but they only allowed one choice with a second choice in case they couldn't come up with my first choice. I'm leaving in a few days so we will see how it goes.......
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I hate to sound stupid - but what's a 45 day letter - or have I not cruised enough to receive such a letter? (That's better!!)
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It is a letter you receive from Carnival after writing them with either good (when I wrote the letter) or bad comments about your cruise experience, they reply to your concern and there is a reference number that you provide when you call 45 days prior to your next cruise that lets you select a bon voyage gift. With that being said posters on the boards that I have read recently indicate this no longer happens.......you will only get a letter thanking you for your comments.
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I hate to sound stupid - but what's a 45 day letter - or have I not cruised enough to receive such a letter? (That's better!!)
I haven't done one so those who have correct me if I'm wrong. When you send a letter to Carnival regarding you last carnival cruise. They reply with the 45 day letter as a thank you for your valuable input. Is that right? Does anyone have the address to send the letter? Can I send one on a cruise that took place in april 08? Thanks for your help.
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Jayman- thanks for the response! Now I feel a little smarter!!
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Your suppose to select two choices in the case that your first choice isnt available. So you will only be getting one of the two. I used mine on my last cruise for halloween. I chose the photo coupon as my first choice and the chocolate ship as my second, and I received the photo coupon the first night at dinner. =)
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What kind of coupons did you get?
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My understanding is the 45 day letter with freebies has gone bye bye like the midnight buffet. They may still honor the ones already out there but I wouldnt count on any going forward...
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Yes, the two choices are a first choice and second choice in case the don't have the first one available.....
I think feed back is extremely important so i will continue to give them my comments, (good or bad) whether they decide to give me a freebee or not.
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What kind of coupons did you get?

it was just a little slip of paper saying i got $15 off my next photo gallery picture. =)
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We returned on February 2, 2009 and called in on our 45 day letter for this cruise. We were given a choice of a picture coupon, soda coupon, fruit basket, and two other items. We had to give a first choice and a second choice. Our first choice was brought to our dining table the first night. We received the letter in Feb. 2008. BTW, the first couple nights out the waters were rough. The barf bags were out. The weather was cloudy and cold. Fortunately, we were not affected with motion sickness. The weather cleared by the time we reached Cozumel. We had smooth sailing on the return trip to Galveston.
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